Leeds line up move for Leicester defender Liam Moore

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HITC Sport understands Leeds United are eyeing a move for Leicester City defender Liam Moore.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has made Leicester City defender Liam Moore one of his top transfer targets.

Rosler has made a new central defender one of his top priorities this summer after taking charge at Elland Road, and he is a confirmed admirer of Moore.

Rosler signed Moore on loan during his time in charge of Brentford, with the 22-year-old impressing during his short stint at Griffin Park.

Moore, who started last season in Nigel Pearson's starting XI, found himself down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium in the second half of the campaign following the arrival of Robert Huth in January.

Moore joined Brentford for a second loan spell in February, before being recalled by Leicester following an injury to Matt Upson.

A number of Premier League and Championship clubs are thought to be monitoring Moore's situation at Leicester and are ready to move for the highly-rated stopper.

Moore has been named in Gareth Southgate's England Under-21s squad for this summer's European Championship in the Czech Republic

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