Zan in and defender next on agenda for Leeds United

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Leeds United have confirmed their sixth signing of the summer and are in talks to bring in another player before Saturday’s big kick-off at Millwall.

Teenage midfielder Zan Benedicic has arrived at Elland Road on a season-long loan deal from AC Milan.

The highly rated 18-year-old has yet to make a senior appearance for his Italian club, but has represented Slovenia at under 21 level and Milan are keen for him to gain some competitive experience.

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Benedicic joins fellow newcomers Stuart Taylor, Marco Silvestri, Gaetano Berardi, Tommaso Bianchi and Souleymane Doukara in United’s squad for the 2014-15 season and is not likely to be the last acquisition with Leeds now turning their attention towards a central defender.

Left with only two senior centre-backs following the sale of Tom Lees to Sheffield Wednesday last week, a new signing in this department has become the priority and the Whites are in talks with Juventus to sign Frederik Sorensen.

It is likely to be a loan deal for the 22-year-old Danish defender who joined Juve in 2010, but after making 17 Serie A appearances has spent the last three seasons at Bologna in a co-ownership deal, making 42 appearances.