Leeds United: Whites interested in Leicester hitman Lawrence

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LEEDS UNITED are one of NINE Championship clubs who were keen to land highly-rated Leicester City striker Tom Lawrence ahead of the emergency loan deadline - according to reports.

Lawrence, who enjoyed an impressive temporary spell earlier this season at Rotherham United and was a key factor in their early winter renaissance, was on the wanted list of a host of leading second-tier clubs.

Promotion-chasing Bournemouth, Ipswich and Wolves were all keen, while Leeds, Rotherham, Wigan, Bolton, Blackburn and Charlton also reportedly expressed interest in the ex-Manchester United player.

But Leicester, fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Premier League, rebuffed all advances.

Lawrence, 21, who headed to Leicester from Old Trafford last summer, has featured just four times for the Foxes, but they were unwilling to sanction any move.

Lawrence is set to make his international bow for Wales in their European Championship qualifier with Israel on Saturday.

The Wrexham-born player, given his Old Trafford debut by caretaker-boss Ryan Giggs against Hull at the end of last season, played six times in his stint with the Millers earlier this term, scoring once.

He has had previously loan spells at Yeovil and Carlisle United earlier in his career.