Report: Leeds United in touch with signing free agent Reto Ziegler

Reto Ziegler of Switzerland compete for the ball with Lee Chung-Yong of South Korea during the international friendly match between South Korea and Switzerland at the Seoul World Cup...

Leeds United are keen on Reto Ziegler.

Leeds United are keen to sign former Premier League defender Reto Ziegler, according to Swiss outlet RTS.

The 31-year-old is a free agent after his contract with FC Sion ended last season.

Left-back Ziegler previously played in England with Tottenham Hotspur and Wigan Athletic.

Reto Ziegler of Switzerland compete for the ball with Lee Chung-Yong of South Korea during the international friendly match between South Korea and Switzerland at the Seoul World Cup...

RTS report Leeds have been in touch with Ziegler over a move, although gives no indication of how close a deal is.

Ziegler has 35 international caps for Switzerland which include appearances at the last two World Cups.

He has previously played for Juventus, Fenerbahce, Hamburg and Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jonathan Biabiany of Parma FC and Reto Ziegler of US Sassuolo Calcio (R) compete for the ball during the Serie A match between Parma FC and US Sassuolo Calcio at Stadio Ennio Tardini on...

The Daily Record reported earlier this summer that Ziegler was a target for Celtic.

Leeds have already looked to the Swiss league once this summer, buying Macedonian international Ezgjan Alioski from Lugano.

Ziegler could compete with his compatriot Gaetano Berardi for the Leeds left-back spot if he signed, but he also can play at centre-back, another position of need for the Whites.

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