Leeds United want to sign highly-rated Sheffield United talent Kyron Gordon in the upcoming summer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The young defender has been involved in the FA Cup matchday squads for the Blades this season, failing to get on against Bristol Rovers.

Manchester United and Liverpool are also in the race for the 18-year-old’s signature, with the battle really heating up this season.

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Gordon has one more year remaining on his deal at Bramall Lane and is still looking to make his breakthrough properly in South Yorkshire.

Chris Wilder and Paul Heckingbottom have both been pleased by his development while training with the first-team, although that hasn’t progressed into his debut as of yet.

With Sheffield United destined for relegation to the Championship this season, Gordon could want to move to a team more secure in the Premier League.

The 18-year-old could also be available on the cheap, with the Blades yet to secure his long-term future as the clubs start to gather with interest.

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Competition.

The under-23s have so many options at Thorp Arch, and this would only make it even more competitive for those looking to make that jump into the first team.

Charlie Cresswell and Oliver Casey are the two closest at the moment, with Pascal Struijk well-and-truly cementing his spot in the senior set-up this season.

Gordon will possibly invite that pressure, and knowing that there is a clear path to the first team will only make this proposition even more attractive.

Bielsa wants to have options, and in a season where our defence has been a real problem, this would certainly be a smart decision.

In other Leeds United news, this ‘outrageous’ Whites star has pictured his leg heavily strapped after 2-1 victory against Manchester City on Saturday

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