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Report: Leeds waiting on Flamengo to green light Adryan deal

Leeds United are close to signing Brazilian playmaker Adryan, but they need to get the go-ahead from Flamengo before a deal can be completed.

It may be taking longer than expected, but Leeds seem to be moving towards securing the services of talented youngster Adryan.

The 20-year-old joined Serie A side Cagliari in January on a slightly unusual one-and-a-half season loan from Flamengo, but new coach Zdenek Zeman doesn't seem to have a place for him in the first team.

Cagliari are open to Adryan leaving and Leeds have begun talks with the player, but the deal can only progress if the Brazilian side allow it.

According to the latest reports in Italy, Leeds are also still waiting for Adryan's agent Reinaldo Pitta to sign off on the move, but that looks to be a formality.

It seems that Flamengo may favour ending the loan deal with Cagliari and setting up a new agreement with Leeds, rather than an outright sale.

Adryan has been highly rated since he dazzled during Brazil's Under-17 World Cup campaign in 2011 and it has been reported that he previously turned down a move to Manchester United in order to continue developing.

Leeds are said to be waiting for news from Flamengo on whether they would want a sale or a loan, but the cogs seem to be moving and a deal looks likely.

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