Leeds eye Rochdale star Callum Camps

HITC Sport understands Leeds are eyeing Rochdale starlet.

Rochdale's Callum CampsRochdale's Callum Camps

Leeds United are tracking highly-rated Rochdale midfielder Callum Camps, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

New Leeds boss Garry Monk is looking to bolster his midfield options after seeing Lewis Cook leave Elland Road for Bournemouth earlier this summer.

Swansea manager Garry MonkSwansea manager Garry Monk

Monk is drawing up a shortlist of targets to replace Cook and Camps is understood to figure highly on his wanted list.

Camps is regarded as one of the best young talents in the Football League after impressing at Rochdale during the last 18 months.

The all-action midfielder made his full debut for Rochdale in a memorable FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest in January 2015 and he has gone on to cement his place in the Rochdale side.

Rochdale's Callum Camps and Jay Spearing of BoltonRochdale's Callum Camps and Jay Spearing of Bolton

Camps, who has represented Northern Ireland at all youth levels up to Under-21s, made 36 appearances in all competitions for Rochdale last season, chipping in with five goals from midfield.

The 20-year-old’s performances have not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid with several clubs keeping tabs on his situation at Spotland.

Bury’s Leon Clarke (L) and Rochdale’s Callum Camps in actionBury’s Leon Clarke (L) and Rochdale’s Callum Camps in action

Rochdale are reluctant to lose Camps, but are bracing themselves for offers for their prize asset with Leeds leading the chase for the talented midfielder.

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