Leeds owner Massimo Cellino says he will not be bringing back Luciano Becchio.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino says he has no intention of bringing back former striker Luciano Becchio, according to The Sun.
The Championship side's Italian owner was responding to speculation regarding the Norwich City forward, which surfaced last week.
He said: "We love Becchio and made a big mistake when we let him go. But now it’s too late.
"He is not the same player he was three years ago and Leeds is not the same club. He is the past and we are concerned about the future."
His decision over rules head coach Neil Redfearn, who told a press conference last week, reported by SkySports: "He would be one that would give us good competition. He knows Leeds."
Even Becchio's agent appeared over to the deal, responding via SkySports: "Leeds is Luciano's home and if they want to sign him they know where we are. Leeds is always going to be a special club for Luciano. It's a club he loves."
The Argentine forward went on loan to Rotherham earlier in the season before that spell was cut short by injury, having scored two goals in five Championship games.
The 31-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season, and his time at Norwich has not been successful, failing to score a single goal for the Canaries, but making only 16 first team appearances.
He racked up a total of 86 goals in 219 games for Leeds, and his old number 10 shirt is currently vacant after Noel Hunt was released from his contract earlier this month.