Report: Three Italian clubs join race for Leeds target Emanuele Calaio

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Emanuele Calaio is reportedly being targeted by Championship outfit Leeds United.

Three Italian clubs have joined the race to sign Leeds United target Emanuele Calaio this summer, according to

It has been reported by the Italian news outlet that Chievo Verona, Livorno and Cagliari are all interested in securing the services of the 33-year-old striker.

CataniaUnaFede reported around two weeks ago that Serie A outfit Atalanta and English championship side Leeds want Calaio, who is expected to leave his club Catania this summer with just one year remaining on his current contract.

It seems that the Italian striker is in demand, with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino’s former club Cagliari also showing interest.

Calaio has played for a number of clubs in his career, including Napoli and Siena, and he is not the best option for Leeds.

The Whites recently signed young Scottish forward Lee Erwin on a free transfer, and now have at least five more recognised strikers in the squad.

Billy Sharp, Nicky Ajose, Steve Morison, Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci are all part of the Uwe Rosler’s team at the moment.

Even if the likes of Sharp and Ajose are sold this summer, Leeds will still have enough strikers and do not need someone from Serie B who is 33 years of age to boost their chances of a top-six finish in the Championship next season.

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