Leeds plot McAteer swoop
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The competitive midfield battler is seen to have the experience required to help mount a promotion bid and is a major summer target for new Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell.
McAteer is currently a free agent having been told he would not be having his contract renewed by Sunderland in the summer.
However, any move for McAteer will be contested by Sheffield United - with Blades boss Neil Warnock also attempting to the bring the player to Yorkshire.
Meanwhile, Leeds central defender Michael Dubberry could be ready to exchange one relegated club for another, having reportedly begun talks with Wolves.
Captain Paul Butler, who is yet to agree a new deal with the Midlands outfit, could head in the opposite direction according to reports.