Report: Leeds keeping tabs on Stoke midfielder Jamie Ness

Leeds are reportedly monitoring the progress of Stoke City midfielder Jamie Ness.

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds are keeping track of Stoke City midfielder Jamie Ness as the Scot continues to impress on loan at Crewe Alexandra.

The Whites may have signed Palermo enforcer Granddi Ngoyi on Monday, that doesn't appear to have stopped Leeds scouts from watching Ness.

The 23-year-old was considered to be the next big thing whilst with Rangers, but left the club on a free transfer in 2012, signing for Stoke City.

However, the former Scotland Under-21 international has played just one game for the Potters, and that came in a League Cup tie two-and-a-half years ago.

Instead, Ness has been out on loan with Crewe Alexandra this season, and has turned in a number of impressive displays, scoring twice in 18 games from midfield.

Unsurprisingly, his exploits at Gresty Road have triggered interest from other clubs - at least, that's what the Daily Mail suggest.

They are today reporting that Ness is now a target for Leeds United, as well as Wigan Athletic and Sheffield United as interest in the Scot grows.

Ness has recently extended his loan at Crewe until the end of the season, which may suit Leeds, given that they are currently under a transfer embargo.

If Leeds are interested, then Ness is a name for supporters to keep an eye on in the second half of the season.

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