Leeds United are reported to be interested in signing Colchester United's Nigerian central defender Magnus"The Beast" Okuonghae.However, Colchester United boss John Ward revealed that the club had received no official interest from any club for Okuonghae, or indeed any other of his players.
The ex-Dagenham & Redbridge 25-year-old will be a free agent next summer, when his current contract expires, unless the U’s can tempt him to sign a new deal. Affectionately nicknamed "The Beast" by the U's fans, Okuonghae has held the captain's armband for much of his time with Colchester.“We have had no enquiries concerning Magnus,” insisted Ward.“We haven’t yet had any talks with our players about contracts. So there is nothing happening.”Okuonghae is fighting fit again at the start of this season, after missing more than half of last term with a serious ankle injury that required surgery.
Leeds are believed to be leading the chase to sign Okuonghae, with fellow Championship side Hull City also in the hunt.