Leeds United are interested in a move for Ghanian defender Stephan Ambrosius in the January transfer window.

That’s according to Ghana Soccer Net, who say that Leeds tried to sign him this summer after he ‘popped up’ on their radar.

Their attempts ultimately ended in failure, but Victor Orta has not given up his pursuit of the 21-year-old Hamburg defender and plans to return for him in January.

The defender, who is a German youth international, is set to see his contract expire next summer and is yet to sign a new deal with the Bundesliga II side.

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That means he is able to sign a pre-contract agreement with teams in January ahead of a free transfer next summer.

That obviously appeals to Leeds, who could avoid paying a fee for a player they are seemingly keen on.

Hamburg are, however, pushing for him to stay and are ‘desperate’ for him to sign a new deal at the club that would tie him down until 2024.

Ambrosius’ intentions aren’t clear, but it’s safe to assume he would prefer a move to Leeds, and the Premier League, and all the bonuses that would entail.

Of course, that’s pure speculation on our part, but it’s well established that Leeds are becoming an attractive destination with Marcelo Bielsa at the club. Ambrosius is a name to keep an eye on then when the January window does roll around.