Leeds United are leading the way to sign Fleetwood Town defender Conor McLaughlin, according to local newspaper Blackpool Gazette. The 24-year-old has just returned to Fleetwood Town following his involvement with Northern Ireland in this summer’s Euros.

Blackpool Gazette has this morning revealed Leeds United are looking to move in on the right back despite competition from other clubs including Bristol City and Reading.

Leeds United have been in the market for a right back since Sam Byram joined West Ham United during the last transfer window, and McLaughlin could be the man to replace the youngster.

It’s now expected Leeds United will in the coming days arrive with an offer for the £300k rated defender.

Only yesterday we covered reports that Leeds United were keen on McLaughlin after he impressed during his one game for Northern Ireland at the Euros.

The Fleetwood Town star played in the defeat to Poland which was Northern Ireland’s first group stage game, but the full back watched the rest of the competition from the sidelines.