Leeds United are set to rival Celtic for the signature of Brentford playmaker Romaine Sawyers, according to a report in the Daily Record.
The ex-Walsall player is thought to be valued at £2.5 million and Celtic have shown strong interest in the player.
Sawyers signed for the Bees in 2016 and the 27-year-old has played 135 times for the club.
Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa is desperate to add some more attacking intent to his ranks and he is keen to rival Celtic for the attacking midfielder.
Leeds have allowed Pontus Jansson to move to Griffin Park this summer and Bielsa is now clearly looking to prise a player away from the club.
Sawyers is a St Kitts and Nevis international and is currently with Brentford on their pre-season training camp in Austria.
Sawyers wouldn’t be a bad signing for Leeds but his stats during his time at Brentford aren’t overly impressive.
In 135 league games, he has scored eight goals and registered 20 assists, which for an attacking midfielder isn’t really that great.
Bielsa has a knack of getting the best out of players, however.
Sawyers might well relish the chance to play for such a well-renowned manager and the impact on his career could well prove massive.
At 27 there is lots of time on the player’s side and he could see a move to Leeds as ideal for his career.