Alleged Leeds target Federico Viviani reportedly to meet with Sassuolo this week

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A player long linked with Leeds United could be about to swap clubs in Italy.

According to a report from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, alleged Leeds United target Federico Viviani is set for a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the prospect of leaving AS Roma for Sassuolo.

The 23-year-old defensive midfielder has long been linked with a possible switch to Elland Road, with Calcio Mercato reporting at the start of July that Leeds’ interest remained.

But the latest report from Di Marzio suggests that it is Sassuolo rather than Leeds who will benefit from Viviani’s talents in the near future.

Back in August Leeds owner Massimo Cellino confirmed, in comments published by Sky Sports, that a deal to bring the player to England was off. And despite the alleged ongoing interest it seems that was as close as the player is going to get to the Championship.

Di Marzio reports that a meeting will take place on Tuesday with Viviani’s parent club Roma and Sassuolo to discuss the prospect of both him moving on. However, while a proposal has reportedly been put to the player it is claimed no agreement has yet been reached.

Viviani impressed on loan at Latina last season, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in 31 Serie B matches, and it seems he could soon make the step up, leaving Leeds to look elsewhere for more potential new recruits.

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