Three of his former Blackburn Rovers players Steve Kean could sign for Leeds

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean

Former Blackburn boss Steve Kean has been linked with Leeds.

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve KeanBlackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has been linked with the vacant manager's job at Leeds United.

Ex-Swansea manager Garry Monk is the runaway favourite, but Italian website Tuttomercatoweb claimed yesterday that Leeds have reached out to Kean too to open negotiations.

If Kean was given the nod, here are three of his former Blackburn players he could look to sign...

Grant Hanley

Grant Hanley of Blackburn RoversGrant Hanley of Blackburn Rovers

Hanley is still at Blackburn Rovers, but has recently been linked with a move to Rangers, reported The Scotsman.

The centre-back has plenty of Championship experience, having played more than 30 games in four consecutive seasons in the division for Rovers.

The 24-year-old could become a first choice part of Leeds' backline, and form an all Scottish partnership with Liam Cooper.

Junior Hoilett

Junior Hoilett celebrates after scoring the first goal for QPRJunior Hoilett celebrates after scoring the first goal for QPR

 Leeds may find it tough to convince QPR to let Junior Hoilett go, but the winger's six goals last season was a tally he and the club know he should be looking to improve on.

The 25-year-old is among the Loftus Road side's highest earners, which could itself make a deal difficult, but is facing a pay cut if he wants a new contract, Get West London reported last week.

Leeds need wingers in the squad with only Stuart Dallas reliable out wide, and Hoilett would be an upgrade on Jordan Botaka.

Ruben Rochina

Blackburn Rovers' Ruben Rochina shoots at goalBlackburn Rovers' Ruben Rochina shoots at goal

Former Barcelona youngster Ruben Rochina promised much at Blackburn, but never really showcased his form on a consistent basis.

He is back in Spain with Granada, where he has helped the unfancied side avoid relegation from La Liga.

Rochina is a winger who has even scored at Elland Road against Leeds during his Blackburn spell, and while he would be less of a sure bet than Hoilett, there may be more chance of the Whites managing to sign him.

Are any of these three players good enough for Leeds?

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