Leeds United are “pushing to sign” Sheffield United centre-back John Egan before the transfer window shuts this evening, according to the Daily Express.
The Republic of Ireland international has played a key role in the Blades’ strong start to the season, which sees them top the Championship table after seven games played.
An approach for Egan is, therefore, unlikely to be welcomed by United manager Paul Heckingbottom who will be hoping the squad stays together as he looks to keep their promotion ambitions on track.
Leeds are not exactly short of centre-backs, with manager Jesse Marsch having the likes of Liam Cooper, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Pascal Struijk at his disposal.
However, Cooper has been struggling with a calf injury, while Struijk has been covering at left-back in the absence of Stuart Dallas, who is out for the long term after breaking his leg back in April. It means a move for Egan could be considered ahead of the deadline tonight.