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Leeds United complete Bianchi and Silvestri signings

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Leeds United have signed Italians Tommaso Bianchi and Marco Silvestri, club owner Massimo Cellino has confirmed.

After repeated speculation, Leeds United have completed deals for Tommaso Bianchi and Marco Silvestri, continuing their Italian revolution.

New owner Massimo Cellino and his transfer guru Nicola Salerno are drawing heavily on their Italian contacts book as they rebuild for next season.

Goalkeeper Silvestri joins from Chievo after ending a loan spell at Cagliari and has signed a four-year deal at Elland Road.

Bianchi, a former Under-21 international midfielder, has signed for Leeds from Sassuolo via Serie B side Modena where he was on loan.

The 25-year-old can either play in the centre or on the left wing and has penned a three-year contract with the option of an extra year.

Cellino is quoted today by the Yorkshire Evening Post as confirming: "It's done and they are signed. We have other players coming.”

Leeds continue to eye other targets, most of whom play their football in Italy, as they look to construct a squad capable of winning promotion to the Premier League.

Silvestri will begin training with Leeds' squad immediately and could be selected to play a friendly against amateur Italian side FC Gherdeina.

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