WANDERERS have been linked with a move for Hull City defender Max Clark if they fail to tempt Declan John back to the UniBol.

The former England youth international is available on a free transfer this summer and, according to The Sun, is also on the radar of League One rivals Fleetwood Town.

Clark had signed a short-term deal to return to his hometown club, Hull, having spent the last three years playing in Holland for Vitesse Arnhem.

The left-back featured regularly in Eredivisie for the first two seasons but expressed a desire to return home at the start of the year.

He moved back to Hull in February but did not feature for the Tigers as they sealed promotion back to the Championship and he is now on the lookout for a new club.

Any potential interest in Clark is only likely to materialise if a move for John breaks down in the next few weeks.

Wanderers are in talks with the former Cardiff and Rangers defender, now officially released by Swansea City, and negotiations are understood to be positive.

John has several other options on the table but is said to be seriously considering coming back to the UniBol, where he helped Ian Evatt’s side clinch promotion last season.

The Welshman was one of the stand-out performers in the run-in, making 21 appearances and scoring twice.

Wanderers currently have only one senior left-back specialist in Liam Gordon, who spent the second half of last season out on loan at his former club Dagenham and Redbridge.

The 22-year-old struggled in League Two at the start of last season after arriving on a free transfer but bounced back with some excellent performances in the National League, featuring 18 times for Dagenham and scoring four goals.

He has 12 months remaining on his contract at Wanderers and it is hoped he can progress with the Whites this season.