LEEDS are reportedly plotting an ambitious swoop for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard - if they gain promotion to the Premier League.

The Whites are currently leaders of the English Championship with five games remaining and are heavy favourites to return to the English top flight.

Reports today have suggested that if Marcelo Bielsa's side win the league then they will plot an ambitious move to bring Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to Elland Road.

The Daily Star say Bielsa is planning a big money spend if he gets his team into the Premier League.

The Frenchman is under contract at Celtic Park under 2022 but, with a number of high-profile European clubs in keen pursuit of his signature, manager Neil Lennon has revealed the Scottish champions are doing all they can to retain Edouard to help in their pursuit of a record-breaking tenth successive league title.

He said previously: “There are ongoing discussions at the minute with Odsonne’s representatives. Ultimately he’s a player we want around.

“He had a magnificent season this year and we want to keep him. It’s as simple as that. We’re doing everything we can to keep him here for at least another season anyway.

“Of course there is going to be speculation around a player of that quality. But we’re comfortable at the minute with the position we’re in with him.

“He’s grown into a top-class striker. He’s really blossomed over the last couple of seasons. He’s got a fantastic relationship certainly with me but also my backroom team and his teammates. You can see how much the supporters appreciate him as well. I think that’s reciprocated.

“He seems pretty happy and we’re all looking forward to seeing him at training. We’d love to discuss things with him and a few other players as well about what our plans are going forwards.”