Report: Leeds United favourites to sign Bournemouth's Marc Wilson

Republic of Ireland's Marc Wilson reacts after the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying football match Austria vs Ireland in Vienna on September 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Leeds United appear to be in competition with West Bromwich Albion for Marc Wilson.

According to reports in Ireland on Balls.IE, Leeds United are the favourites to sign Bournemouth defender Marc Wilson.

Wilson is set to leave Bournemouth this summer, with Eddie Howe recently confirming that the versatile defender is no longer part of his plans.

And the Republic of Ireland international could be on his way to Leeds, if reports are to be believed.

Republic of Ireland's Marc Wilson reacts after the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying football match Austria vs Ireland in Vienna on September 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO

HITC recently suggested that Wilson would be an excellent signing for the Whites, with Thomas Christiansen still looking to strengthen his defence.

Wilson is said to be available for just £1 million, and that could make him an appealing addition for Leeds.

Christiansen only has three centre-backs available to him currently, in the shape of Pontus Janssen, Liam Cooper and Matthew Pennington.

Leeds have already made nine signings this summer, but more new faces are expected to arrive at Elland Road before the season starts next month.

If Leeds are to sign Wilson, they will have to beat off competition from West Bromwich Albion, who are also interested - according to the Express and Star.

Marc Wilson #12 of Stoke City FC controls the ball against the Columbus Crew on July 24, 2012 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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