Report: Lazio want Nicolas Spolli, does it end Leeds United's chances?

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds have previously been linked with the Argentine centre-back.

Lazio are interested in signing Nicolas Spolli despite his underwhelming loan spell at Roma, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The same website had reported that Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers were tracking the 32-year-old back in April.

It remains unclear how high Spolli remains on Leeds' shortlist but could this latest development end their chances of signing him anyway?

The issue for the Yorkshire side, of course, is that they need a new centre-back. Even if they had stopped tracking Spolli, Sol Bamba's initial rejection of a permanent deal with Leeds should have alerted the club to the need to at least seek out back-up options.

Lazio, however, have qualified for next season's Champions League and would therefore provide a tempting prospect for the 32-year-old. Definitively, he also stated his preference to stay in Serie A recently.

Spolli didn't enjoy much game time during his loan at Roma, though, meaning Leeds may hope he values regular game time and thinks he can get more at Elland Road.

Other than that, it appears Leeds' chances of signing the centre-back would surely be remote up against a Champions League side. Hopefully Massimo Cellino and co have moved on to other targets since April.

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