Leeds United have reportedly joined Celtic in the race to land Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers.

According to the Football Insider, Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa has identified the 27-year-old as a potential summer arrival.

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Celtic have been desperate to land the powerful midfielder in recent weeks and are thought to be willing to pay the Bees £2.5 million for the Saint Kitts and Nevis international.

However, Leeds’ interest could well drive the midfielder’s asking price up, which will come as a major blow to Celtic officials.

Sawyers has been a regular for both Walsall and Brentford over the past six years and could well prove to be a like-for-like replacement for the unsettled Olivier Ntcham.

Boss Neil Lennon has already brought in three summer signings and looks set to add more depth to his squad in multiple areas ahead of the new season.

However, following Leeds’ recent reported interest, a move for Sawyers could now be made trickier.

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