Report: Leeds United battling Premier League clubs to sign Lens prospect Taylor Moore

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Leeds United are reportedly keen on Lens defender Taylor Moore, along with Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Southampton and West Ham United.

According to The Sun, Leeds United are one of a number of clubs looking to sign Lens defender Taylor Moore this summer.

Moore, 18, was on the books with West Ham before moving to France at the age of just seven, where he then joined up with Etaples and eventually current club Lens.

Now, the Walthamstow-born centre back has made five first-team appearances for Lens, including four in Ligue 1 last season, and he is currently an England Under-19 international.

Moore is now reportedly attracting interest from clubs back in England, as The Sun suggested that Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are both keen on signing the 6ft defender.

However, The Sun have updated the situation now, claiming that four more clubs are hoping to land Moore at the end of the season - Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and Southampton, as well as Championship sides Leeds United and Middlesbrough.

It's claimed that Moore could cost up to £1.5m, and that would be a major outlay from Leeds, but given the progression of young players like Lewie Coyle, Charlie Taylor, Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook, the Whites can offer Moore a clear path to first-team football and a track record of player development.

Still, Premier League sides like Palace, Southampton, Spurs and West Ham will hold the upper hand given their status in the top division, and it promises to be a fierce battle for Moore's signature this summer.

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