Football website 90Min claim Leeds and a number of other Premier League clubs are interested in signing Jordan Zemura from Bournemouth this summer, with his contract situation up in the air – after he was missing on Saturday.

Zemura, 23, has started 17 of Bournemouth’s 26 Premier League matches this season. But on Saturday, he was not a part of Gary O’Neil’s squad. The manager said the absence was not down to injury, but more of an internal decision.

With the six-time Zimbabwe star only contracted, as things stand, until the end of the season – interest is generating. Indeed, 90Min say clubs from Germany and France are interested and could approach him on a pre-contract basis.

But, there is also interest from English clubs, too. Leeds, West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle all want to sign the London-born star. The Hammers are said to be on pole, as they look to bring in a replacement for Aaron Cresswell.

There is no clause in his deal for an extension of 12 months. His current deal has already had an extension triggered. A new deal is needed if he is to remain but talks have not got anywhere. He could join another Premier League side.

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Leeds and other Premier League clubs interested in signing Zemura

Zemura would be a solid addition. Leeds do have options on the left of their defence, but it is complicated. Of course, Junior Firpo has come in and excelled over the past few weeks. But, the first 18 months of his Leeds stay were criticised.

Indeed, it saw Pascal Struijk start the season on the left. Max Wober was signed in January. Both can play on the left of the defence, but given the physical nature of both – they are more natural at centre-back. Leeds do need a left-back.

Someone to compete with Firpo. Why not go for a player that is proven in the Premier League and is available on a free transfer? A smart signing, in that Zemura would know he may not start straight away, but has potential to do so.

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