Leeds-Live says Leeds have reignited their interest in 17-year-old defender Hjelde, a player recently labelled the 'next Virgil Van Dijk.'
The Norwegian youngster impressed the side during his loan spell to Ross County in the Scottish Premiership last season.
And his performances have caught the eye of Marcelo Bielsa once again, according to reports.
The Whites are hoping to bolster their first-team in several areas before turning attention to their Under-23s side and bring in talent there, with one of the reported targets being centre-back Hjelde.
Hjelde was linked to Leeds before - as per the comments of former County manager John Hughes, who also compared the player to Virgil Van Dijk - but the Scottish side managed to pip the Whites to his signature.