Italian press link Leeds United to Alvaro Pereira again

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Leeds United are being linked with a move for Alvaro Pereira.

Leeds United are being linked with a move for Inter Milan full-back Alvaro Pereira.

The Uruguayan is out on loan at Argentine side Estudiantes, with his long-term future uncertain.

Italian website report: "During transmission of CalcioMarket, a dedicated program broadcast on the transfer market GazzettaTv, notice of an offer by the Leeds United was given, the club of the former president of the club Cagliari Massimo Cellino. We do not know the amount of the proposed offer, but it seems the Nerazzurri is interested in evaluating this solution."

This is not the first time Leeds have been linked with Pereira. HITC reported comments his agent made to the Italian press in January confirming the Championship side were one of the clubs which attempted to beat Estudiantes to his loan deal.

The 29-year-old is signed with the Argentine club on loan until December 31st of this year, but Inter Milan retain his rights and potentially under the terms of the contract signed, may still be able to make a permanent sale this summer. Inter are keen to get the defender off their books as he is not in the plans of boss Roberto Mancini.

Leeds are still under transfer embargo from the Football League, but will be hoping this will be lifted ahead of the summer transfer window, and there is nothing to prevent them making enquiries or even lining up potential deals.

Pereira is a left-back with 63 international caps for Uruguay, who would add competition with Gaetano Berardi and Charlie Taylor.

This is a deal which is probably more unlikely than it is likely at this point, but it continues to intrigue, and perhaps frustrate, that Leeds continue to look abroad for potential new recruits, rather than from the Football League.

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