Leeds United are said to be one of a number of Championship clubs interested in Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban, according to The Mirror.

The 29-year-old is said to be looking for a move away from the Vitality Stadium this month after finding his first-team opportunities limited since rejoining from Norwich City in January 2016, with Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion also in the running for his signature.

Having appeared from the bench in the Cherries’ opening three Premier League games of the season, Grabban has failed to make a matchday squad in the league since, with his only goal of the campaign coming in the League Cup defeat to Preston North End in September.

The £7 million-rated forward was part of a much-changed line-up that was demolished 3-0 by League One Millwall in the FA Cup last weekend, after which manager Eddie Howe criticised the players who had come in for what was a desperately poor performance.

Despite his lack of game time, Grabban has a good record in England’s second-tier and would be viewed as a low-risk acquisition at that level.

His 22 Championship goals for Bournemouth in 2013-14 earned him a move to Norwich City, for whom he bagged 12 in 36 appearances the following season.

Although he has struggled to make the leap to the Premier League, sides with promotion aspirations may well take a punt on the English-born Jamaican and a club such as Leeds, who are seeking extra goals to support top-scorer Chris Wood, could be a perfect fit.


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