Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By CHRIS MCKENNA

LEEDS are near­ing a deal to bring Man United defender Scott Woot­ton to El­land Road.

Woot­ton, 21, (be­low) did not travel on the Reds’ pre-sea­son tour, sig­nalling the end of his ca­reer at Old Traf­ford.

New boss David Moyes be­lieves the defender is not good enough and is happy to al­low him to find first-team football else­where. He was set for a loan move to Leeds but the clubs are now dis­cussing a per­ma­nent switch. Whites boss Brian McDer­mott hopes to get a deal tied up for Woot­ton in time for the trip to Ip­swich on Satur­day. Woot­ton is on a month-by-month con­tract at Old Traf­ford so Leeds will only have to pay a nom­i­nal fee.

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