Pescara president says seven teams are interested in Leeds United target Birkir Bjarnason

The Icelandic international is hot property in Italy at the moment.

The president of Italian Serie B side Daniele Sebastiani has spoken out today about the future of Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, who has recently been linked with Leeds United.

He is quoted by Tutto Mercato Web as claiming that as many as seven teams, including three foreign club in which Leeds United must be assumed to be one, have enquired about the player since Pescara failed to make it to Serie A in the promotion play-offs.

He also spoke of Palermo's apparent interest, denying any bid had been made for the player:

"So far, the president has not made ​​contact, even though I know that there is a significant interest on the part of Palermo, but nothing concrete. On Bjarnason there are four Italian teams and three foreign teams interested."

At the weekend there was a new development regarding the future of Bjarnason.

It had previously been reported that the Icelandic international was available on a free transfer at the end of the month.

However Italian source Calcio Mercato report he is still under contract with Pescara until 2017 and would cost somewhere between €2.5 and €3 million.

Palermo, Torino and Atalanta are all said to be interested but the other teams keen on the player are as good as a guess for now.

New Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler managed the Icelandic international during his stint in charge of Viking in Norway.

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