Leeds United and Huddersfield Town in hunt for Leicester City star

Lee Peltier in match action for Leicester City.
Lee Peltier in match action for Leicester City.
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Huddersfield Town are vying with Leeds United for the signature of Leicester City defender Lee Peltier.

Right-back Peltier is on United’s radar following their failed attempt to sign Joel Ward but Huddersfield are believed to have enquired about the possibility of taking their former player back to the Galpharm Stadium.

Town sold Peltier to Leicester for £750,000 a year ago but his position at the King Power Stadium is under threat with Leicester keen on signing Hull City’s Liam Rosenior.

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City are thought to value Peltier at around £500,000 and both Leeds and Huddersfield – managed by former United boss Simon Grayson – see him as a valuable asset in the Championship.

Big changes are planned to the squads at Elland Road and the Galpharm Stadium following United’s 14th-placed finish in the Championship and Huddersfield’s promotion via the League One play-offs.

Leeds manager Neil Warnock is due to return from his summer break towards the end of next week and will look to get his rebuilding project moving after landing just one player last month.

Peltier was a regular member of Leicester’s line-ups during the 2011-12 Championship season, playing in all but six of their league fixtures and making 47 appearances in total.

His stock rose rapidly during two previous years at Huddersfield

Meanwhile, the Football League has voted to increase the number of substitutes allowed in match-day squads from five to seven next season.

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