Leeds linked with another Italian striker

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United target Daniele Cacia is set to join Bologna, but that might lead to another Italian striker moving to Elland Road.

Leeds United are being linked to Bologna striker Robert Acquafresca, who could be displaced by the imminent arrival of Daniele Cacia.

Cacia was a target for Leeds, but the 30-year-old marksman looks almost certain now to leave Hellas Verona for Bologna.

However, Italian press reports suggest that an experienced Serie A striker may become an objective in the form of Acquafresca.

Acquafresca represented Italy from Under-17 level all the way through to Under-21 and played in the 2008 Olympic squad.

The 26-year-old made his name at Cagliari where he scored 24 goals in 68 games while on loan from Inter who owned him between 2005 and 2009 but never gave him a first-team chance.

Well-travelled in Italy, Acquafresca has played for a number of sides but struggled to rediscover the form that made him hot property four years ago.

A move to Leeds may provide Acquafresca with the fresh start he needs rather than staying at Bologna, who have been relegated to Serie B. 

Acquafresca is under contract at Bologna until June 2017 but his value has dropped over the last few years and he may be available for as little as £1 million.

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