Report: Leeds and QPR emerge as possible destinations for Nicolas Spolli

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Leeds and QPR are reportedly interested in signing Roma defender Nicolas Spolli.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Leeds are a potential suitor for Roma defender Nicolas Spolli - but QPR are also interested.

Spolli, 32, made his name in his native Argentina with Newell's Old Boys, before leaving in 2009 for Catania, whom he played for until February this year.

With the transfer window about to close, Roma added defensive cover by signing Spolli on loan until the end of the season, with Catania down in the second division.

Yet so far, the experienced centre back has yet to even make his debut for Roma, and looks set to return to Catania this summer.

When he does, there could be a real rush for his signature as Tutto Mercato Web report that Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers are both in the race to sign Spolli.

Leeds have signed a number of players from Italian clubs in the last 12 months, with sporting director Nicola Salerno using his influence to sign the likes of Marco Silvestri, Giuseppe Bellusci and Mirco Antenucci.

Spolli, a giant defender, may be an alternative for loanee Sol Bamba, who is scheduled to return to Palermo this summer unless a permanent deal is agreed.

Meanwhile, QPR have seen Rio Ferdinand struggle this summer but may still want experience alongside Steven Caulker in the heart of defence, and that's something Spolli could offer.

TMW also note interest from Serie A clubs Atalanta and Sampdoria, but it appears that Leeds and QPR could give him offers to move to England this summer.

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