Leeds United are one of a number of ​Championship clubs​ interested in securing the services of Sunderland winger Will Buckley.

Buckley joined the Black Cats from Brighton only last summer, for a fee of £2.5m, but has failed to impress at the Premier League outfit and made just two appearances for the club after Gus Poyet, who brought him to the club, was sacked as manager.

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With Buckley seemingly not a feature in Dick Advocaat's first team plans, a move away from the club appears imminent, and Leeds are leading the race for his signature, as Whites boss Uwe Rosler seeks a complete overhaul of the squad.

The former Watford man made 25 appearances for Sunderland overall last season, but only started seven games, as he slowly found himself out of favour in Poyet's side.

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Game time became more of a rarity when Advocaat became Poyet's successor as manager and the 25-year-old did not play at all from late January to early April.

This is in stark contrast to two seasons ago, when Buckley was one of the stars of a Brighton side led by Poyet who nearly reached the Premier League.

Leeds are looking to make Buckley their fifth signing of the summer, after confirming the capture of striker Chris Wood from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee last week.