Leeds United are locked in a final round of talks with the representatives of Roma midfielder Federico Viviani, as they attempt to resurrect the Italy Under-21 International’s move to Elland Road.
The deal appeared to have been called off over the weekend after United owner Massimo Cellino informed the Yorkshire Evening Post that Viviani was “out” amid reports that the midfielder wanted to use the weekend in order to come to a decision regarding his future.
Leeds had hoped to finalise the deal in time for the 22-year old to feature in some part during the weekend’s 2-2 draw with Chesterfield, but it seems now that the deal will be decided one way or another on Monday, with both camps locked in talks.
United are also reportedly interested in the signing of 18-year old AC Milan midfield starlet Zan Benedicic. The attacking midfielder has featured for the Slovenia Under-21 National side and is also a mainstay in the Milan Under-19 side, seemingly giving Cellino enough reason to show an interest in bringing the player to the club.
The San Siro outfit seem keen to let the player leave the club on a loan deal in order for Benedicic to gain some first-team experience and Leeds are thought to be at the front of the queue to bring in the young Slovenian.
Another player United are reportedly interested in is Bologna hitman Robert Acquafresca. The 26-year old striker spent four years with Serie A side Inter Milan between the years of 2005-2009, although he failed to make a single appearance for the club.
United have already made five additions to the club so far this summer, with Souleymane Doukara, Tommaso Bianchi, Marco Silvestri, Stuart Taylor and Gaetano Berardi all arriving at Elland Road.