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Leeds close to agreements with Italian goalscorer and Swiss international - report

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Leeds United are reportedly close to reaching an agreement for both Daniele Cacia and Jonathan Rossini.

According to Calcio News 24, Leeds United are close to reaching an agreement with Daniele Cacia and Jonathan Rossini with the latter reportedly signing as soon as today.

The report states: ''Leeds United are ready to do shopping in the Italian league.

''Cellino wants to revive the Yorkshire club and has headed straight for Sassuolo to land Swiss defender Jonathan Rossini.

''According to what has been learned exclusively by our [Calcio News 24's] editorial team, he will sign the contract on Wednesday. 

''Daniele Cacia is going to say yes to Leeds United, six months later [of initial talks]. A deal remained alive after it had reached an agreement in January.''

The Serie A duo, on paper, look to be potentially useful acquisitions for the Yorkshire club as they look to prove that connections and knowledge of a different league can be instrumental in a promotion bid. 

Cacia, who turns 31 in August, is a player that has proven to be prolific in the Italian lower divisions but, for whatever reason, has failed to really make the step up to Serie A despite a couple relatively big money moves to the Italian top flight.

In the 2012/2013 season, Cacia was instrumental in Verona's promotion to the Italian top flight after finishing the season as Serie B's top goalscorer with an impressive 24 goals. However, upon promotion, Verona signed legendary striker Luca Toni who ultimately replaced Cacia in the starting XI. 

Rossini, however, is a player with his best years ahead of him despite an unfortunate run of seasons which has seen him fall off the radar. The 25-year-old has plenty Serie A experience, despite his age, and has even been capped by the Switzerland national side. 

Massimo Cellino, if he signs Rossini for Leeds, will hope that new head coach Dave Hockaday can be the man to inspire the former Swiss international into the form that saw him selected in the first place. 

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