Report: Leeds target Leonardo Pavoletti undergoing Genoa medical

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The Leeds linked striker looks set to sign for Genoa.

The Serie A club have reportedly completed a double deal for Pavoletti and his Sassuolo teammate Lorenzo Ariaudo, according to TMW.

26-year-old Pavoletti has been one of Leeds United’s main transfer targets for this month, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, but the last few days have done little to suggest that he would be heading to Elland Road. It was TMW who also reported that he was set to sign for Chievo this month, and, whilst that move has not come to fruition, Genoa look to have swooped in and secured his services.

With chances limited at Sassuolo, Pavoletti was always likely to leave the club, and the report claims that he is undergoing his medical with Genoa today before the move is confirmed later this week. It comes as a surprise with Genoa having shown no real interest in Pavoletti prior to this report being published, but it looks as if the forward will be swapping Sassuolo for a Serie A rival, rather than Yorkshire.

What does this mean for Leeds?

With Pavoletti seemingly out the picture, as well as Edgar Cani - as per TuttoCalcioCatania - who is set to move to Bari, it appears as if Leeds will have to settle upon their current forward line to save them from relegation this season. Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci have done well when called up, although neither offer a consistent goalscoring threat, and the likes of Billy Sharp and Steve Morison have yet to impress.

A deal for Luciano Becchio could still come to fruition, but that is looking unlikely after some early interest in the transfer window.

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