Leeds United have been linked with a move for Fleetwood Town defender Conor McLaughlin. The right back was part of Northern Ireland’s squad for this summer’s Euros in France.

The Yorkshire Evening Post have revealed Leeds United have approached Fleetwood Town with regards to the availability of Conor McLaughlin. The former Preston North End defender played just one game for his country during the Euros, but Leeds United saw enough to give serious consideration to signing the 24-year-old in this transfer window.

It’s been claimed Leeds United could now come in with an offer for McLaughlin, who is valued at £300k by Fleetwood Town. Fellow Championship side Reading have also been showing an interest.

If Leeds United are successful landing McLaughlin he will be seen as a like for like replacement for Sam Byram, after he joined West Ham United in January.

The Championship side have also been linked with Chievo Verona right back Fabrizio Cacciatore in recent months, but are likely to drop their interest in the Italian if they signed McLaughlin. Leeds United scouted Cacciatore last season following calls for him to be called up for Italy’s Euros squad.