Leeds United are reportedly interested in adding Huddersfield Town ace Scott Malone to their squad in the January transfer window, according to Clubcall.

The left-back has found himself on the fringes of David Wagner’s side at the John Smith’s Stadium this season, which has opened up the possibility of a move away from the Premier League outfit.

The left side of the defence has been a position Leeds have struggled with since Charlie Taylor left for Burnley in the summer. They have been trialling Vurnon Anita there to little effect while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, brought in on loan from Manchester United, has not had much of an impact either.

Malone is no strangers to the Championship having had extremely successful spells in the division with Millwall, Cardiff City and Fulham over the previous five campaigns, form which led to him being signed by Huddersfield in July.

The England under-19 international started both matches in the Carabao Cup for the Terriers this season, and has also been used as a substitute twice in the Premier League, but as yet he has not been able to nail down a play in the first team under Wagner.

Thomas Christiansen oversaw a large overhaul of his squad in the summer, and with Leeds showing an upturn in form and looking to challenge for promotion from the Championship, he may well look to strengthen further in January with the 25-year-old appearing to be someone he is targeting.

Before then though, the Dane will be looking to address a mini-slump in form for the Whites, when they return to action after the international break this weekend.

Leeds host Reading on Saturday afternoon looking to make up for a run of three defeats in four matches which has seen them drop to fifth in the Championship table.


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