Report divulges asking price for Leeds and Wigan midfielder target Eunan O'Kane

Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane in action with Everton's James McCarthy

Leeds United and Wigan Athletic are keen on Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane.

Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane in action with Everton's James McCarthyBournemouth's Eunan O'Kane in action with Everton's James McCarthy

According to The Sun, Bournemouth are holding out for £1 million for Leeds United and Wigan Athletic midfielder target Eunan O’Kane.

As reported by yesterday's HITC exclusive, Leeds and Wigan are keen on signing the Premier League midfielder and have both had opening bids knocked back by the Cherries.

O’Kane struggled for first-team action last season, starting just six Premier League starts with a number of other appearances coming off the bench or in cup competitions.

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta in action with Bournemouth's Eunan O'KaneManchester City's Pablo Zabaleta in action with Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane

His lack of first-team football has prompted plenty of speculation over his future, and as described in a recent report by HITC, other clubs have taken an interest in him this summer.

Leeds and Wigan, though, are the two frontrunners for his signature and both have reason to strengthen their ranks before the transfer deadline as they look to make a mark in the Championship this term.

Garry Monk’s Leeds have picked up just one point from their opening three matches, and tension was already clear to see during the Whites’ 1-1 draw with Fulham at Elland Road in midweek.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

O’Kane, 25, is said to be open to the idea of leaving Bournemouth this summer in order to play more regularly but early approaches for the former Everton man have been rejected.

Leeds have made Luke Murphy and Toumani Diagouraga available for transfer, therefore there is a good chance they will go back in for O’Kane before the transfer window closes.

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