Leeds United have been dealt a transfer blow in the pursuit of Forest Green Rovers winger Reece Brown according to Football Insider.

Brown had an outstanding campaign with the League Two side and the Terriers now lead the race to sign him for their forthcoming Championship season having been relegated from the Premier League.

Huddersfield are apparently in advanced talks with Rovers in regards to compensation for the player as they hope to prevent the deal going to a tribunal.

Leeds and Bristol City are also said to be interested in the 23-year-old but they now look set to miss out on the winger.

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Brown scored 11 times and created 15 assists last season for Forest Green as they made it all to the way to the Play Off Semi Final losing out to Tranmere Rovers.

Huddersfield’s main problem last season which culminated in their relegation was their inability to score enough goals and Brown is seen as someone with great potential who will add undoubted quality in the forward areas.

He is also extremely versatile in that he can play on either wing or in behind the striker. Brown is out of contract this summer making him a hot prospect for a number of clubs.

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Leeds have a lot of quality in the centre of the pitch but Marco Bielsa saw the winger as a viable option in attacking areas as he bids to bolster his squad for the upcoming campaign but it now appears they may have missed out on the race to sign him.

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