Cagliari transfer plans might see Leeds miss out on two reported targets

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Leeds United could miss out on targets Danilo Avelar and Raffaele Di Gennaro after reports in Italy indicate they could be Cagliari players next season.

According to EuropaCalcio, Leeds United may miss out on two targets as Cagliari look to keep Avelar and sign Raffaele Di Gennaro from Inter Milan.

The report states: ''Regarding the [options on] left wing, Avelar is wanted by Leeds since there were rumours of a possible transfer to England, but could eventually remain [at Cagliari].''

On Raffaele Di Gennaro, it added: ''For the exit, Simone Colombi is not clear whether it will be the first or second, given that Vlada Avramov has not yet received any calls for renewal. Two possible scenarios: the club decides to renew the trust still focusing on him or the club focuses on one of Di Gennaro (Inter Milan) and Skorupski (Rome).''

The links with Raffaele Di Gennaro stem from when negotiations to bring Nicola Salerno over to the club began around two-weeks ago, amid speculation that he may join Palermo in a similar role to their management.

Nevertheless, the links to the Italian goalkeeper seemed to have quietened down in Italy and now it looks likely that Cagliari, Cellino's old club, could go in for him.

Leeds United, who have just signed experienced goalkeeper Stuart Taylor on a short-term contract, are reportedly close to signing goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, which would shore-up their goalkeeper problems and leave no need for Di Gennaro. 

Avelar, who had been thought to be on Leeds' list, also looks increasingly unlikely, especially if the Sardinia-based club look to keep him. However, Cellino, Salerno and Hockaday will no doubt have other irons in the fire.

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