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Italian international to choose between Leeds and Chievo today

Napoli defender Alessandro Gamberini is a target for Leeds United and Chievo and will make a decision on his next club shortly.

Experienced centre-back Alessandro Gamberini's time at Napoli is drawing to a close with Leeds and Chievo hoping to pounce.

The 32-year-old is currently part of Napoli's pre-season training camp but coach Rafa Benitez doesn't seem to have space for him in his first-team plans for next term.

According to SportItalia, Gamberini will decide today whether he would rather join Serie A minnows Chievo or Leeds.

Gamberini enjoyed a superb spell at Fiorentina where he played between 2005 and 2012 and he broke into the Italian national team in 2007, making eight appearances.

The solid stopper ended up travelling to Euro 2008 when Fabio Cannavaro tore ankle ligaments but he didn't get any game time.

In 2011, Gamberini captained Fiorentina taking the role from Riccardo Montolivo but he left for Napoli in July 2012 in the same deal that saw ex-West Ham man Valon Behrami move in the same direction.

Things haven't worked out quite so well in Naples and the Bologna native was sent out on loan to Genoa last season where he played 10 times.

Napoli are hoping to streamline their squad and Gamberini is set to move on, but it remains unclear whether he would be willing to leave his homeland.

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