Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has targeted Brighton winger
Will Buckley as hopes of landing former Leeds favourite Max Gradel from Saint-Étienne fade
McDermott faces competition for the player from Premiership Sunderland now managed by former Brighton boss Gus Poyet. Sunderland are reported to be in advanced talks with the Seagulls over the player.
However reports suggest Leeds are prepared to top the £1M bid tabled by Sunderland. It remains to be seen if McDermott can persuade the player to remain in the Championship and join Leeds promotion push.