After Bianchi and Silvestri, Leeds line up two more Italians

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United continue to look to Italy for new signings and they are chasing two lower league stars, according to Italian press reports.

Leeds United are set to welcome Tommaso Bianchi and Marco Silvestri to Elland Road and it seems that further Italian additions could be on the horizon.

Since Sardinian entrepreneur Massimo Cellino took charge of the club and appointed compatriot Nicola Salerno to find new players, Leeds' transfer targets have mostly been in Italy.

Despite the club's dire financial situation, Cellino seems to be willing to bring in some new faces and Salerno has opened his contacts book to raid Serie A and B clubs.

Bianchi is set to complete a move from Modena and Silvestri from Cagliari, but two more men are tipped to move to Yorkshire.

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb believes that Salerno is ready to make moves for Marco Crimi, a midfielder who spent last season at Latina, and Trapani striker Matteo Mancosu.

Crimi, now 24, is a former Italian Under-21 international who was sent on loan by Grosseto to Latina in Serie B last season.

Mancosu has a very impressive strike rate with 40 goals in 68 games for Trapani and prior to that 20 in 37 for Vigor Lamezia.

Although the 29-year-old has never played in the higher reaches of Italian football, he has scored wherever he has gone and last season's exploits in Trapani's first Serie B season have shown his potential at that level.

Leeds may have to fight Serie A side Torino for Mancosu's signature and they could opt for Mirko Antenucci of Ternana instead. 

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