TRANSFER TALK Ex-Arsenal, Sunderland and Hibs striker, Celtic’s Anthony Stokes wanted by Leeds.

Celtic's Anthony Stokes
Celtic's Anthony Stokes
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FORMER Sunderland striker Anthony Stokes could be set for a return to English football.

The ex-Black Cat front-man, now at Celtic, is attracting the attention of Leeds United according to reports in the Daily Star Sunday and Sunday Mirror.

The former Arsenal youth product - a prolific goalscorer on loan at Falkirk – was bought for £2m by then Sunderland manager Roy Keane in 2007.

But he was a disappointment in his two-year stay on Wearside, scoring just three goals in 15 starts and 21 sub appearances and was a peripheral figure before moved north of the border on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old’s career has blossomed at Hibernian and Celtic though and the striker, who is in the last year of his contract, has rejected a new deal to leave his options open.

Leeds though are only expected to go for Stokes if they cannot land Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.