Jack Hobbs celebrates after scoring for Nottingham Forest
The Yorkshire outfit's interest in Hobbs was reported right here on HITC Sport last summer, but that interest failed to materialise into anything more concrete.
Garry Monk has made his intentions to strengthen his squad in all departments clear this summer, and the 27-year-old centre-back would certainly fill a void in the Leeds defence.
Nottingham Forest's Jack Hobbs in action
Hobbs has spent two-and-a-half years at the City Ground, but a succession of injuries has limited him to just 44 appearances for the Reds.
Standing at 6 ft 3 in, the former Hull City and Leicester centre-back is fantastic in the air, and excels in a league where long-ball football is commonplace.
Hobbs has two-years remaining on his current deal with Forest, so a substantial fee would still be required to bring him to Elland Road.
Nottingham Forest's Jack Hobbs looks dejected
With just three recognised central defenders at the club, and Liam Cooper currently out injured, their need for reinforcements is an urgent one.
Leeds kick off their Championship campaign away to Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, so Monk will surely want any kind of deal completed by then.
Swansea manager Garry Monk is looking to strengthen his defensive options