Wolves eye Leeds midfielder O'Kane

Leeds' Eunan O'Kane in action with Nottingham Forest's Michael Mancienne

HITC Sport understands Wolves are lining up a move for the Leeds midfielder.

Blackburn's Martin Samuelsen and Leeds' Eunan O'Kane in actionBlackburn's Martin Samuelsen and Leeds' Eunan O'Kane in action

Leeds United midfielder Eunan O'Kane has emerged as a target for Championship rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

New Wolves boss Nuno has been busy in the transfer market so far this summer bringing in eight new faces and he has no plans to stop there as he wants to bring in midfielder O'Kane.

O'Kane joined Leeds only last summer from Bournemouth, signing a two-year deal at Elland Road.

Leeds' Eunan O'Kane in action with Nottingham Forest's Michael MancienneLeeds' Eunan O'Kane in action with Nottingham Forest's Michael Mancienne

The former Everton youngster was something of an unsung hero for Leeds last season but found himself left on the bench for a run of games under Garry Monk.

O'Kane made 24 appearances in all competitions for Leeds last term and he found himself on the bench for six games at the back end of the campaign before returning to the starting XI for the final two games of the season.

O'Kane's influence in the Leeds side was somewhat played down as his experience and composure gave the side a better win ratio when he did play compared to when he did not.

Wolves are keen to add O'Kane's midfield talents to their squad as they look to build a side capable of challenging for promotion to the Premier League next season.

It remains to be seen if new Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen will consider selling O'Kane, but big-spending Wolves are ready to test their resolve to keep hold of the Republic of Ireland international.

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