Leicester City and Napoli are in the hunt to sign Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk, according to De Telegraaf.

The Dutch outlet have reported on their website that the Premier League and Champions League sides have both initiated contact with the Whites.

Marcelo Bielsa has catapulted Struijk into the limelight this season after promotion, with injuries leading to a bigger role than expected.

Struijk has endured a busy season with his future in mind.

The 21-year-old has been attracting international interest from Belgium and Roberto Martinez, who want the colossus to choose them over Holland.

It is suggested he could even be called up by Belgium for next months’ internationals, something which could be the start of a busy summer.

Struijk did sign a new contract at Elland Road recently and is tied down for another three years in West Yorkshire as he cements his spot in the first-team.

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Bielsa will want to end this interest immediately.

Struijk has become one of his most consistent academy players to make the jump into the first team, and his 15 Premier League appearances this season prove he is trusted.

The 21-year-old is getting better by the week, too.

The defender hasn’t been intimidated by the big stage of the Premier League either, making an impressive 11 clearances in that opening day defeat against Liverpool [WhoScored].

Leeds must put an end to this interest immediately, and it would be no surprise to see Struijk handed another contract, not only to reward him for his form but to fend off the likes of Leicester and Napoli.

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