Leeds United step up chase for two goalkeeper targets

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Leeds United are keeping tabs on two goalkeepers as they look to make their first signing of the summer.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Leeds are monitoring the situation of David Stockdale, who has been told he can leave Birmingham City – but Angus Gunn remains their first-choice target.

Gunn, 22, spent last season on loan at Norwich City from Manchester City, and impressed enough to be called up to train with England’s senior squad before the World Cup.

Leeds want to take Gunn on a season-long loan, but won’t be the only club interested in the England Under-21 international. Therefore, they may have to consider other options –  and Stockdale is emerging as a key target.

Stockdale, who was born in Leeds, joined Birmingham at the start of the season, but commands big wages at St Andrew’s and boss Garry Monk is willing to let him leave, as the former Leeds boss steps up his own hunt to bring in a replacement.

The 32-year-old Stockdale has experience in each of England’s top four divisions, in a career that began in 2002 at York City.