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Leeds United steal march on Celtic in race for in demand goalkeeper

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Leeds United have moved ahead of Scottish champions Celtic in the race to sign Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Nick Pope, according to the Coventry Telegraph

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The 24-year old was powerless to prevent the Addicks nosediving into League One this season, though is one of few to come out of this campaign with his reputation in tact.

Both the Whites and the Hoops were reported to retain an interest in the shot stopper, particularly with Leeds custodian Marco Silvestri coming in for criticism this term.

The future of Bailey Peacock-Farrell is also up in the air, having rejected a new deal at Elland Road.

Now, it is now claimed that the Yorkshire giants are leading the chase for the former Ipswich Town trainee, along with the recently promoted Burnley.

The Clarets are understood to view him as ideal backup for England ‘keeper Tom Heaton ahead of their season back in the Premier League.

After a host of loan spells, Pope established himself as the undisputed Number 1 in South London, though could be one of the big name departures following their relegation.

Do Leeds need to improve their goalkeeper ahead of next season? 


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