READING and Leeds are casting a keen eye over Portuguese rising star Frederico Venancio.
The Vitoria Setubal captain, 24, has impressed this season with his powerful aerial displays and ability on the ball.
Olympiakos had a bid accepted for the centre-back in January, but Venancio decided to stay as he is keen on a move to England.
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That could well happen this summer with a fair few Championship clubs watching him this campaign, including Derby.
Leeds are looking to put a disappointing end to the 2016-17 behind them, as they fell just shy of the play-off places.
Garry Monk’s men finished seventh in the table, five points adrift of Fulham as they stumbled to a final-day draw at already-relegated Wigan.
Meanwhile, Reading will be hoping to add a little depth to their squad in the summer, regardless of their play-offs performances.
The Royals finished the 2016-17 season in third and will battle Fulham in the play-off semi-finals.
Boss Jaap Stam will be hoping to add the centre-back either to help them avoid Premier League relegation, or to launch another push to gain promotion to the top flight.
Venancio is a two-cap Portugal Under-21 international who has turned out over 100 times in the league for Vitoria Setubal since his senior debut in 2012.