Leeds United are eyeing a move for Newcastle United's Matty Longstaff as they aim to strengthen their squad ahead of their return to the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa's side return to the Premier League next season, for the first time in 16 years after winning the Championship, and, in an effort to avoid a relegation battle, the club are looking at Newcastle's Longstaff to strengthen their midfield.

Marcelo Bielsa is keen to bring Longstaff to Elland Road

Longstaff's contract with the Magpies expires this summer and the Telegraph have reported Leeds are looking at snatching the youngster away from St. James' Park.

While the midfielder's contract will expire this summer, Longstaff will still cost money. Due to training compensation, Leeds would be required to pay a fee for the 20-year-old, a fee more expensive than the foreign clubs also looking at Longstaff.

At just 20 years old, the Whites boss Bielsa sees a lot of potential in Longstaff and views him as a bargain signing.

Longstaff's contract at St James' Park expires this summer

Newcastle and the midfielder have failed to agree terms on a new deal, but Magpies boss Steve Bruce has made no secret of his desire to keep Longstaff at the club.

That being said, having been limited to just nine appearances in the Premier League with Newcastle, Longstaff may be eager to move on in an attempt to gain first-team football and with the midfielder being from Rotherham, a move back to Yorkshire may be too good to turn down.

Leeds will face tough competition for the 20-year-old though, with numerous clubs such as Udinese and Watford also interested in his signature.

The midfielder is just another name in a long list of players Bielsa's side have been linked with following their promotion. With reports suggesting Leeds are also interested in Juan Foyth, as well as Solly March, Sergio Romero and Cristhian Stuani, there's an apparent willingness at the club to splash the cash as they return to the Premier League.