Leicester’s Lee Peltier ‘in at Leeds in two weeks’

LEEDS United could finalise a deal to sign Leicester City defender Lee Peltier in the next two weeks, it was reported today.

Elland Road manager Neil Warnock has made the signing of a new right-back a priority after failing to secure Joel Ward, who instead joined rivals Crystal Palace for £400,000.

Peltier joined Leicester for £750,000 from Huddersfield Town last summer and Huddersfield are also said to be keen to re-sign him, possibly for a fee reduced to as little as £300,000.

Peltier made 47 appearances in total for Leicester last season, but his place is under threat with manager Nigel Pearson keen on bringing in Liam Rosenior from his former club, Hull City.