West Ham wanted Leeds ace Jansson last month, player-plus-cash deal with Burke?

Reece Burke of West Ham United celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 1-0 in extra time during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between West Ham United and Shrewsbury Town...

Leeds are reportedly interested in West Ham defender Reece Burke.

Reece Burke of West Ham United looks on dejected after seeing a shot at goal go wide during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at DW Stadium...

Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing West Ham United talent Reece Burke this summer, but face plenty of competition from Championship rivals and north of the border. But the Hammers may use Leeds' interest to their advantage.

The Daily Mirror claim Steven Gerrard's Rangers, Leeds, Aston Villa and Reading all want to sign the 21-year-old colossus on a permanent basis, while Sheffield Wednesday fancy a loan move.

Burke impressed on loan with Bolton Wanderers last season, and even appeared for the Hammers in three FA Cup clashes under David Moyes back in January - scoring against Shrewsbury Town.

Wigan Athletic's English midfielder Michael Jacobs (R) vies with West Ham United's English defender Reece Burke during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Wigan Athletic...

The 6ft 2in star has a contract at West Ham until the summer of 2020, but the Hammers may look to do a deal with Leeds over the other interested parties - if they can strike a player-plus-cash deal involving Burke for Pontus Jansson.

Last month, TeamTalk claimed Leeds' £12m-rated defender Jansson was interesting the Hammers ahead of a possible summer switch. The Sweden international is currently with his national side ahead of this summer's World Cup.

Jansson, 27, is a fan favourite at Elland Road and it would certainly take a lot for the former Torino defender to leave, with four years left to run on his current contract.

Jarrod Bowen (R) of Hull City cuts the ball back inside as Pontus Jansson (L) of Leeds United attempts a tackle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at...

But with Leeds interested in Burke, surely the Hammers could land their man by including Burke in a deal with a wedge of cash? The move would give Leeds a ready-made replacement, as well as a decent fee to reinvest elsewhere.

In a move that could benefit all parties, West Ham would land their man in Jansson, while Leeds would be able to spend money on problem areas such as up front and at left-back.

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