Report: Leeds United linked with late move for Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley

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Leeds have been linked with Kyle Bartley of Swansea City.

Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley is an option for Leeds United on deadline day, report Wales Online.

The Whites are weighing up a loan offer for the 24-year-old, who has been with the Swans since 2012 after leaving Arsenal.

Bartley is a centre-back, and has only made three starts in the Premier League for Swansea this season, with eight total appearances in all competitions. Last season he made only seven league starts.

Earlier in his career Bartley had loan spells with Sheffield United in the Championship, and with Scottish side Rangers.

The Yorkshire Evening Post are more sceptical of the claims Leeds want Bartley, suggesting head coach Steve Evans is happy with his current centre-back options.

Sol Bamba, Giuseppe Bellusci and Liam Cooper are all competing for positions, with Scott Wootton a fall-back option.

Bartley began his career in Bolton's academy before being snapped up by Arsenal, and represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels.

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