Report: Cellino faces threat to bring Daniel Bentley to Leeds United from West Ham

Leeds United face competition to sign Daniel Bentley from West Ham, as well as Championship rivals Wolves and Brentford.

Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is a man in demand after his League Two play-off final heroics.

Bentley's saves won Southend promotion in the penalty shootout at Wembley against Wycombe Wanderers.

He was a player linked earlier this month with a move to Championship side Leeds United by The Express, with club owner Massimo Cellino reported to have been scouting him permanently when he was spotted at a Morecambe versus Southend game at the end of the season.

The club's failure to move instantly has seen rivals emerge for his signature, and ones they may not be able to compete with.

The Mail reports that Premier League side West Ham United are keen on Bentley, who would have to make just a short trip from Essex to East London to relocate.

Top flight new boys Bournemouth are also showing an interest, with the paper reporting that Championship sides Brentford, Wolves, and recently relegated Burnley have all sent scouts too to watch him in action.

Bentley is just 21-years-old and considered an outstanding prospect. Leeds United could have a potential alternative lined up already, with The Sun reporting at the weekend that new boss Uwe Rosler is considering bringing in Simon Moore from Cardiff City, who played in goal for his Brentford side.

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