Forest reportedly considering £1.5m move for Leeds target Harlee Dean

Brentford's English defender Harlee Dean (R) challenges Chelsea's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi (L) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Brentford at...

Brentford defender Harlee Dean is reportedly wanted by Nottingham Forest and Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

Harlee Dean of Brentford celebrates with team-mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion at Griffin Park...

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Harlee Dean from Championship rivals Brentford in the summer transfer window, according to The Telegraph.

It has been reported that Forest are weighing up a £1.5 million move for the defender.

Dean has been on the books of Brentford on a permanent contract since 2012 following a loan spell from Southampton.

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.

The 26-year-old central defender’s current contract with the Bees runs until June 2018, according to

Leeds United are also claimed to be interested in the former Southampton prospect.

According to The Mirror (Transfer blog, 11am, August 16, 2017 (click here to read more), the West Yorkshire outfit want to sign the centre-back this summer.

Harlee Dean of Brentford and Craig Conway of Blackburn Rovers confront each other during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7,...

Dean is a good defender, and although Leeds look strong at the back at the moment, it would not be a bad idea for the Whites to snap up him this summer.

With the centre-back’s contract running out at the end of the season, Leeds would not have to pay a lot of transfer fee for the 26-year-old.

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