Leeds eye keeper deal

  • By: Graeme Bailey
  • Last Updated: February 19 2014, 9:48 GMT

Leeds are looking to bring in a keeper on loan, with Jack Butland and Heurelho Gomes potential targets.

  • Jack Butland: Could be set for loan move
  • Heurelho Gomes: World Cup hopes 

England international Butland had picked up some playing time with Stoke in recent weeks when Asmir Begovic was injured, but the Bosnian is now fully fit and Stoke are willing to let Butland out on loan.

Sky Sports understands Leeds have made contact with the Potters over a deal for the keeper.

After signing on a permanent deal at the Britannia Stadium, Butland stayed on loan at Birmingham before spending time with Barnsley earlier this season.

The 20-year-old is still hoping to push for a place in Roy Hodgson's England World Cup squad but to do that, he knows he needs to be playing and is hopeful of moving in the next few weeks.

Former Republic of Ireland shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, 35, has played in all of Leeds' 30 Championship fixtures so far this season. The Whites travel to face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

Leeds are also understood to be looking at Tottenham's Brazil international Gomes.

The 33-year-old, like Butland, is keen on first-team football to boost his World Cup hopes.

Gomes last started a league game for Tottenham in 2011. He had a spell with German side Hoffenheim last season.


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