Leeds United are plotting a move for highly-rated Reading FC youngster Michael Olise, according to reports.

Olise has been an instrumental part of Mark Bowen's Reading FC side during his first season at the club, providing creativity from the midfield.

Football Insider have reported that the newly-promoted side are interested in signing Olise for their first campaign in the top flight since the 2003-04 season.

The Reading Chronicle does understand that a potential sale of Michael Olise is something that the club is considering in order to ease financial issues.

Despite this, it is understood that this sale would only go ahead if the club received a large offer, with Olise unlikely to leave on a cut-price deal despite the financial constraints facing the club.

Leeds United have expressed an interest in signing fellow midfielder John Swift this summer, with fellow Premier League clubs Sheffield United and Aston Villa also interested in acquiring Swift.

Talks with Ovie Ejaria remain ongoing, with the club hopeful they can strike a deal for the Liverpool midfielder.

With the original agreement for Ejaria's signature now beyond the budget of Reading, the club are hopeful Liverpool will accept a lower offer and Ejaria will agree on a restructured wage deal.

An announcement should be made by next week.

Manager Mark Bowen had previously expressed his intention to build Reading's side around fellow youngsters Tom Mcintyre and Gabriel Osho, alongside Olise.

However, Osho departed the club earlier this week following a lack of assurances over his playing time next season.

Chris Gunter, Garath McCleary, Tyler Blackett, Charlie Adam and Jordan Obita all departed last week at the end of their contracts, following Danny Loader, Adrian Popa and Vito Mannone out the exit door.

Highly-rated Josh Laurent signed last week on a free transfer after his contract expired at Shrewsbury Town.