Leeds United reportedly want to sign a right-sided centre-back this summer

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Leeds United are said to be keen on strengthening in one particular area of defence this summer.

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has made the signing of a right-sided centre-back a priority this summer.

That role was taken predominantly by loanee Sol Bamba following his arrival back in January, but with doubts remaining over the long-term future of the Ivorian – who as yet has not agreed a permanent stay at Elland Road – a move for an alternative is being touted.

That player could be young Leicester City centre-back Liam Moore, who is being tipped for a loan move away from the Foxes next season with Leeds a potential destination.

Uwe Rosler knows the defender from their brief time together at Brentford and it is now being suggested that the Leeds boss could again attempt to work with Moore on a temporary basis.

Liam Cooper can also play on the right-side of defence if required but he featured far more regularly on the opposite side in recent months, as did fellow centre-back Giuseppe Bellusci prior to his season-ending injury.

Leeds are likely to be very busy in the summer transfer market, but for now it seems the rumours are far outweighing anything more concrete.

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