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Tommaso Bianchi wants Leeds United exit, says Modena boss Walter Avellino

However, Massimo Cellino will not allow the exit of the midfielder.

In the summer Leeds, owned by Italian Massimo Cellino, went on an Italian spending spree. The likes of MArco Silvestri, Mirco Antenucci and Giuseppe Bellusci all arrived at the club from Italy in the summer - as did Tommaso Bianchi.

The creative midfielder arrived from Sassuolo after spending the previous season on loan at Modena. Now Modena want him back.

Speaking to La Gazzetta Di Modena, the Serie B side's boss Walter Novellino explained that he wants a new midfielder and that Bianchi is the player on his mind:

"In midfield I miss a player like Bianchi, one that guaranteed even 5 or 6 goals a season. He wants to come back here, but it's an impossible deal because [Massimo] Cellino certainly will not give him to us."

Bianchi started off the season as a regular in the Leeds United starting line-up.

In recent weeks however he has been out of the reckoning. In fat, he has not played in the Championship in 2015, his last game the 2-0 defeat against Derby County at the end of December.

Last season he played 41 times for Modena, scoring three goals, as they finished in 8th place in Serie B so it is little wonder why they will be hoping to bring him back this winter.

However, despite it looking as though Bianchi is no longer in Redfearn's plans, it appears Cellino is keen to keep hold of his countryman.

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