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Huge development as Leeds United striker target Pavoletti attends match v Wigan - Reports

Leeds United transfer target Leonardo Pavoletti was reportedly a guest during their loss to Wigan.

Leonardo Pavoletti reportedly visited Leeds United with a view to a January switch to the club.

The striker is said to have been a guest of the club and watched the side's Championship clash on Boxing Day as well as having a tour of Thorp Arch.

GianlucadiMarzio.com reports: "Pavoletti spent a day visiting Cellino's club, he attended the match at Elland Road against Wigan and then visited the clubs' training facilities.

"The Sassuolo striker returned to Italy since he's expected back with his team on December 28th. But Leeds is serious about acquiring him."

The striker has been out of favour with the Serie A side, but scored 24 goals on loan at Serie B team Varese last season.

Torino, Palermo, and Cesena are all interested in beating Leeds to his signature, but his visit to England is a major step in the right direction for Leeds.

They attempted to sign him in the summer but were unsuccessful, but his Serie A stint has not gone as planned since.

Leeds are only able to bring him in on loan due to their transfer embargo, but this may help sway Pavoletti, for he can switch countries safe in the knowledge he is not locked into the commitment if it does not work out.

While the result, a 2-0 loss which left Leeds in 20th, may not have excited him - the attendance of 28,000 is double Sassuolo's 14,000 gate, and he can't have failed to be impressed by the passion of the fans he has the chance to play for until the end of the season.

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