Two former Cellino targets who would be perfect for Leeds United now

Tendayi Darikwa of Burnley celebrates at the end of the game

Leeds United are after a centre-back and right-back.

Swansea manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk

Leeds United are looking to sign both a centre-back and right-back as they seek to strengthen ahead of the upcoming season, the Yorkshire Post report.

While new head coach Garry Monk will have his own ideas, two players linked with joining Leeds 12 months ago could fit the bill perfectly.

The first is right-back Tendayi Darikwa, who was linked last summer by The Star while he was at Chesterfield. He went onto sign for Burnley, where he won promotion, but featured in just 21 games, less than half of the club's matches.

Tendayi Darikwa of Burnley celebrates at the end of the gameTendayi Darikwa of Burnley celebrates at the end of the game

Now with the Liverpool Echo reporting that Liverpool right-back Jon Flanagan is close to agreeing a loan deal to Burnley for the season, Darikwa's first team involvement could become more limited.

Another option is centre-back Liam Moore of Leicester City, who the Yorkshire Post reported last August was a target for the Whites.

Leicester's Liam MooreLeicester's Liam Moore

The former England under-21 international had a mixed season on loan at both Brentford and Bristol City, and did not do his chances of breaking into the Leicester first team much good.

Now 23, he needs to leave permanently in order to progress his career, and working under former defender Garry Monk could be good for him.

Also able to feature at right-back, he could be an appealing option for the club if they decide to revisit their interest.

Referee Anthony Taylor shows Leicester City's Liam Moore a yellow cardReferee Anthony Taylor shows Leicester City's Liam Moore a yellow card

Both Darikwa and Moore were linked to Leeds under previous managers employed by owner Massimo Cellino, and there is no suggestion at present that the club are looking back at either.

Yet the situations of both players make them interesting options as they could be available, and would solve a clear need in the squad.

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