Leeds United in pole position to sign Norwich City's Jonny Howson

Norwich's Jonny Howson celebrates scoring their first goal

Leeds United are said to be chasing Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson.

Norwich's Jonny Howson celebrates scoring their first goal

According to a report in TeamTalk, Leeds United are leading the race to sign Jonny Howson from Norwich City.

Norwich are apparently willing to sell Howson, as they plan a cull after a failed season in the Championship.

The Canaries disappointingly missed out on promotion this campaign, and big changes are expected at Carrow Road.

Howson is reportedly one of the players who has been made available, and Leeds are said to be keen to bring him back to Elland Road.

Jonny Howson celebrates scoring for Leeds United

Howson came through Leeds’ academy system, before departing to join Norwich in 2012.

The central midfielder is still a very popular figure at the Yorkshire club, and Leeds are now believed to be readying a £4 million bid to sign him.

Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion are also interested, but Leeds are said to be winning the race, with Howson keen on a return to his boyhood club.

Norwich's Jonny Howson in action with Wolves' Richard Stearman and Kevin McDonald

Howson could now become Leeds’ first signing of the summer, with Garry Monk’s side keen to upgrade their current first-team squad, as they aim to mount a promotion challenge next term.

Leeds fans have been asking for Howson to come back for Elland Road for some time (HITC), and would surely be delighted if the transfer was to go through. 

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