Report: Leeds United, Birmingham City and Barnsley target Wycombe Wanderers star

Leeds United's Sol Bamba remonstrates with assistant referee

The Championship trio are reportedly eyeing bargain moves for defender Aaron Pierre.

Wycombe's Aaron Pierre after the game

Leeds United, Birmingham City and Barnsley are reportedly eyeing January moves for Wycombe Wanderers defender Aaron Pierre.

The Sunday People claims, via the Birmingham Mail, the Championship trio are all tracking the Granada international, whose contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Pierre has impressed since arriving at Adams Park from Brentford in 2014, and was the subject of a failed bid from an unnamed club on deadline day, with League One trio Swindon Town, Peterborough United and Coventry City all linked at the time.

Wycombe Wanderers Aaron Pierre celebrates scoring their first goal

But higher division clubs are now circling, according to the Sunday People, despite Wycombe's poor start to the League Two campaign.

Leeds are certainly in need of defensive reinforcements, having terminated Sol Bamba's contract a day after the transfer window closed.

Leeds' Sol Bamba

The Ivorian's departure has left the Whites with three natural centre-halves, and a combination of Pierre's low price tag and profile - not to mention his potential at 23 years old - makes him arguably the ideal fourth-choice option.

Despite this, Pierre's best chance of regular football is likely to be at either Birmingham, who are also short of natural centre-halves, or Barnsley, who sold Alfie Mawson to Swansea City last month.

Walsall's Tom Bradshaw (L) in action with Barnsley's Alfie Mawson

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