Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is putting his Italian connections to good use as he raids his native country for key signings.
The latest name to be linked with a move to Elland Road is former Danish U21 international Frederik Sorensen, currently on the books of Juventus.
According to Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Whites are closing in on a deal to bring the defender to England on a season-long loan.
“The latest story involves Sorensen, who is in fact on the verge of joining Leeds on loan. Cellino’s club is close to completing the deal and the defender is ready to move to England.” The report states.
The 22-year-old joined Juventus in the summer of 2010 after a successful trial with the Serie A champions and went on to sign an addition four-year contract a year later.
In 2012, he was sent to Bologna in an official co-ownership deal worth €2.5million and represented the club 42 times over two years before re-signing with Juventus permanently this summer.
Standing at 6ft 4inch, Sorensen can play at both centre-back and right-back and possesses height, strength and good ball ability.
Despite being young, his two year stay at Bologna allowed him to gain valuable top-flight experience and there is little doubt that he would be a major coup for Leeds in their bid to reach the Premier League.
Should Sorensen make the move to Yorkshire, he will become the Elland Road outfit’s fifth summer signing to date following the deals to bring in goalkeeper Stuart Taylor and Italian trio Marco Silvestri, Tommaso Bianchi and Gaetano Berardi.