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Cagliari transfer guru: I'll probably go to Leeds

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As Massimo Cellino agrees the sale of Cagliari, one of the club's directors admits he is likely to join him at Leeds United.

Massimo Cellino has sold Cagliari and will focus entirely on Leeds United once the deal is tied up, which should happen by the end of the week.

The Sardinian entrepreneur has owned his hometown club since 1992 but he has decided to move on after a tempestuous spell in charge.

Cellino completed his takeover of Leeds United in April after the Football League overturned an initial verdict disqualifying him as a director when he was found guilty of failing to pay import duty on a yacht in Italy.

Now the Miami-based businessman is set to focus all his attention on Leeds after agreeing a deal with an American group, and it looks like he will bring Cagliari sporting director Nicola Salerno with him. 

"My future depends on what Cellino decides," Salerno told Isola24Sport.

"I have a friendly personal relationship with Massimo and it's probable that I will go to Leeds."

As Cagliari sporting director, Salerno was responsible for the Serie A side's transfer activity, although Cellino likes to take a hands-on role in that regard.

Should Salerno arrive at Elland Road it could result in Leeds bringing in more players from Italy using the director's impressive Serie A contacts book. 

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