Leeds United, Derby County and Reading are all said to be tracking the 24-year-old.

Frederico Venancio (left) in action

Championship trio Leeds United, Derby County and Reading are watching Vitoria Setubal captain Frederico Venancio, The Sun reports (8 May, Goals pullout, page 15).

Venancio is said to have turned down a move to Greek champions Olympiakos in January in the hope of a move to England instead.

And he could now get his wish, with Leeds, Derby and Reading each paying close attention to the 24-year-old, according to The Sun.

All three clubs could be in the market for a new centre-back this summer, with Kyle Bartley’s Leeds loan deal expiring and Derby credited with an interest in Bristol City’s Aden Flint at the weekend.

Aden Flint (left) in action

But Reading – who will likely send Reece Oxford back to West Ham United – could have the upper hand with Premier League football still on the cards for next season.

Venancio, a former Portugal Under-21 international, came through the ranks at Setubal and has played 129 times for the Liga NOS side, who are currently 12th in the standings.

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