Leeds United third favourites to sign Sheffield Wednesday target Harlee Dean

Harlee Dean of Brentford shoots on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Derby County at Griffin Park on April 14, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Leeds United are the top three favourites to sign Harlee Dean from Brentford in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United are third favourites to sign Harlee Dean from Brentford in the summer transfer window, according to Ladbrokes.

The odds of the West Yorkshire outfit securing the services of 26-year-old central defender Dean this summer are 9/2.

Sheffield Wednesday are the favourites to sign the centre-back with odds of 6/4, although it does not come as a surprise.

Harlee Dean of Brentford shoots on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Derby County at Griffin Park on April 14, 2017 in Brentford, England.

After all, the Owls have been linked with a move for the former Southampton man, with The Mirror (print edition, page 58, August 10, 2017) reporting of the Championship club’s interest in the defender (click here to read more).

Hull City, who got relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, are second favourites to sign the former Dagenham & Redbridge man with odds of 4/1 in their favour, according to Ladbrokes.

Harlee Dean of Brentford battles for the ball with Chris Martin of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on November 4, 2016 in...

Dean has been on the books of Brentford on a permanent basis since 2012 following a loan spell from Southampton and has improved steadily over the past few years.

The defender is actually a former teammate of Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas. The 26-year-old Northern Ireland international, who can also operate as an attacking midfielder, played for the Bees from 2012 until 2015 before making the switch to the Whites.

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