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Leeds' hopes of signing Paul-Jose M'Poku increase after Serie A relegation

Cagliari's relegation means winger Paul-Jose M'Poku could be on the move.

Less than a year after Massimo Cellino sold the club, Cagliari have been relegated to the second tier of Italian football for the first since their promotion in 2004.

A 1-0 home defeat to Palermo consigned Gianluca Festa's men to the second tier, ending their 11-year stay in Serie A - and now the vultures will be circling.

The likes of Albin Ekdal, Godfred Donsah and Marco Sau are bound to attract interest during the summer transfer window, whilst the future of ex-Tottenham winger Paul-Jose M'Poku will also be an issue.

The DR Congo international left Tottenham for Standard Liege in 2011, and after 19 goals in his last 64 games for the Belgians, he earned a move to Al-Arabi in January - only to be loaned straight out to Cagliari.

However, we recently reported that the Italian press believed M'Poku no longer wanted to play for Al-Arabi, but a permanent move to Cagliari would be all but impossible if they were relegated.

With that now being the case, M'Poku could make his way back to English football, after those Italian press reports suggested that a deal could be struck to send him to Leeds United and Cellino.

The Whites were devoid of talent out wide this season, so the pacey and tricky M'Poku could be a solution for Cellino and Leeds - and whilst a deal may be complicated, the Italian press believe it could be a way to rectify M'Poku's confusing situation.

Recent reports from the Daily Mail suggested that Southampton were interested in M'Poku, and whilst it may be difficult to compete with a Premier League club, you just never know with Cellino at the helm.

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