Cagliari loan duo to Leeds, Italian press report

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Cagliari players Andrea Tabanelli and Danilo Avelar will be sent out on loan to Leeds United, it has been announced by Tuttomercatoweb.

While Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino continues to try and complete a deal to take over Leeds United, two young players have made the move from Sardinia to Elland Road.

Andrea Tabanelli and Danilo Avelar will play for Leeds for the rest of the current campaign and their long-term future will be discussed in the summer.

Tuttomercatoweb announced the conclusion of the deal between Cagliari and Leeds this evening.

At the age of 24, midfielder Avelar has already played for seven clubs having left his native Brazil for Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv in 2010.

Avelar made 20 appearances while on loan to Cagliari in the 2012-13 campaign but has made just seven this term and isn't a first-team regular.

Tabanelli will turn 24 on Sunday but Cagliari still feel the attacking midfielder has to learn before he can command a regular place in the Serie A side's starting 11.

It remains to be seen whether the two men's arrival is a sign that Cellino is soon to be unveiled as the new owner of Leeds.

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