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Edoardo Cellino, son of Massimo, replied to a supporter via Twitter hinting Nicola Salerno will join Leeds United.

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The son of the Leeds United owner, Massimo Cellino, has hinted that Nicola Salerno will join Leeds United this summer.

Reports in Italy over the weekend indicated that Salerno, who had turned down a job at Palermo, was flying out to England in anticipation of linking up with former boss Massimo Cellino at his new project in Yorkshire.

There was no more news over the weekend regarding Salerno and although it was anticipated talks between the two, Massimo and Nicola, would start this week there had been no update on the situation.

Nevertheless, Edoardo Cellino replied to a Leeds United supporter who asked about the Salerno situation indicating that the move could be likely with a positive thumbs up icon.

The news will come as a great relief to Leeds United supporters who expect the former Cagliari sporting director to be the main man behind player acquisitions coming into the club. Last week there were rumours that Salerno would look to bring Inter Milan goalkeeper Raffaele Di Gennaro over with him and the Italian keeper may not be the only one.

A whole host of players from the Italian divisions have been linked with a move to Leeds United and given the experience and connections that Cellino and Salerno have in their home country then the reports are unlikely to be far off the mark.

Cellino, who spent 22 years at Cagliari, has overseen the highs and lows of Italian football and will have a deep knowledge of the Italian game, and Nicola Salerno has been an acting sporting director for Italian football teams since 1983 and will bring a similar wealth of knowledge to the Leeds United team.

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