Leeds are one of three sides interested in a move for Reading forward Danny Loader, a report from The Daily Mail has claimed.

Since being handed a place in the Royals’ first-team last season, Loader has made a total of 35 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring once.

However, it looks as though his time at the Madejski Stadium could soon be coming to an end, and Leeds are apparently one of the clubs looking to take advantage of that.

According to the latest reports, the financial impact of the ongoing suspension of the football season has forced Reading to withdraw the offer of a £9000-a-week contract they had proposed to Loader, meaning they could now lose the England Under 20 international for nothing when his contract expires this summer.

If that happens, then one potential next destination for Loader could be Elland Road, with Leeds said to be among those in the race for the attacker.

However, the Championship league leaders may not have it all their own way in that transfer battle, with second-tier rivals Swansea, and Premier League outfit Crystal Palace also credited with an interest in the teenager.

Should Leeds be the ones to secure Loader’s signature, his status as a promising young attacker means he would certainly suit the Whites’ approach in recent years, with the top-flight links with the forward – Wolves are also said to have been interested in the past – only serving to highlight the potential he possesses.