Leeds United, Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers are plotting a move for Cardiff City midfielder Kadeem Harris, according to The Sun.

The 25-year-old has emerged from the fringes of Cardiff’s first-team in recent weeks and starred in last Saturday’s win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

His current deal expires at the end of the season and clubs may opt to open talks with Harris in January over a pre-contract agreement or a January move.

Harris’ scintillating form has caught the attention of Championship heavyweights Leeds and Villa, as well as sparking interest from Bolton Wanderers.

Injuries hindered his progress in the Welsh capital last season but Harris has turned heads since completing his recovery and netted his first goal since his return in the 4-2 victory over Fulham in October.

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He made his senior debut at the tender age of 16 whilst with Wycombe Wanderers, before being plucked from the Chairboys in 2012 by Cardiff.

Since joining, he has been in and out of the first-team and has enjoyed loan spells away from the club with Brenford and Barnsley.

However, he is proving to be crucial for the Bluebirds in their battle to avoid relegation in the Premier League. Cardiff boss Neil Warnock conceded that he has been surprised by Harris’ rejuvenation but claimed that he has been a ‘breath of fresh air’:

“I didn’t think I’d ever play him to be honest.

“At the start of the season I didn’t, but he’s just changed my mind. He deserves it.

“He’s been the best player in training for the last six weeks, he’s been an absolute breath of fresh air for me as a manager.”

Two of the circling clubs have their sights set on promotion and Leeds have propelled themselves into the mix with an impressive start to the season. The charismatic Marcelo Bielsa, however, may look to add to his squad after weaknesses were exposed in last Saturday’s heavy defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

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Villa have looked a more organised and dangerous outfit since the arrival of Dean Smith in the dugout but the newly-appointed manager will be looking to make some signings of his own at Villa Park. He wasn’t in charge of the Bees when Harris enjoyed a spell at Griffin Park but will be aware of his talents having managed in the Championship since 2015.

Bolton will be looking for new faces that will help to haul them out of the drop zone. The Trotters occupy 23rd place in the Championship having won just four of their opening seventeen league games.

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