Leeds open talks to re-sign former loan favourite on permanent deal

Oli Fisher
Kyle Bartley: Linked with move to Elland Road.

Leeds United have opened talks to sign defender Kyle Bartley from Swansea City, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claims that Leeds have begun talks to sign Bartley and hope to get a deal tied up before the end of the season.

The report states that Swansea will listen to offers for the 26-year-old providing they retain their Premier League status for next season.

Bartley has not featured regularly for Swansea this season, but Carlos Carvalhal will likely keep him around if they were to suffer the drop into the Championship.

He spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Leeds, making 45 league appearances for the Yorkshire club in an impressive spell.

However, Leeds made no attempt to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the season as he instead penned a new four-year deal with the South Wales club.