Leeds United, Derby County and Bolton Wanderers are all interested in signing Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan, according to the Sun.

The 25-year-old is a player that all three clubs know well having played on-loan at Derby in 2009, on-loan at Leeds in 2011 and on-loan at Bolton last season. It is now believed that Bannan is not part of Palace manager Alan Pardew’s plans for the future.

Bannan managed just seven appearances for Palace in the Premier League last season before making the move to Bolton. At the Trotters, Bannan featured 16 times and chipped in three assists. Whilst preferring to play as a central midfielder, Bannan is able to feature in left or right midfield, which means he’ll be a useful player for plenty of Championship clubs.

Bolton would be the favourites to secure Bannan’s signature as he spent last season there on-loan. Despite this, Wanderers recently failed in their attempts to sign striker Adam Le Fondre who also spent part of the season on-loan at the Macron Stadium.

Leeds United executive Adam Pearson recently admitted that they were looking to bring in a player to provide competition in the midfield, and the Sun suggests that Bannan is a player who they are looking to bring in to do that.


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