Leeds United have, via intermediaries, made an approach to Steve Bruce to see if he’d be interested in taking their vacant managerial position, according to a report from Luke Edwards of the Telegraph.

Leeds are apparently hoping that the financial uncertainty at Villa could lead to Bruce deciding to walk away and join them.

Marcelo Biesla was widely rumoured to be Leeds’ first-choice manager to replace the outgoing Paul Heckingbottom, but it seems like negotiations with the Argentinian have stalled.

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According to the report, Bruce intended to stay at Villa Park despite the club failing to earn promotion, however, the recent financial worries could see him change his mind.

Leeds are desperate to return to the Premier League after their long absence and Bruce has a great track record of getting teams promoted, despite his failure to get Villa back into the top-flight this year.

Edwards reports that Bruce is yet to give an answer to Leeds as he is waiting to see the full extend of Villa’s financial problems.