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Cagliari reportedly in talks to sign alleged Leeds target Felipe Avenatti

Could a player said to be interesting Leeds United instead be about to swap clubs in Italy?

According to a report from CagliariNews24, Leeds United target Felipe Avenatti is interesting Cagliari, with the Italian club said to be in talks with his current side Ternana about a possible move.

Earlier this month, TuttoMercatoWeb reported that Leeds were one of the sides keen on the 22-year-old striker, along with Aston Villa and Cagliari. But if the latest claim is true it is the latter that has moved to get their man.

Avenatti has a contract with Ternana until the summer of 2017 but his 13 goals last season, including 11 in Serie B, has seemingly attracted the attention of clubs both in Italy and further afield.

The Uruguayan is an out-and-out centre forward and he would be a sensible addition to Leeds forward line given their disappointing return in front of goal last season. But following the arrival of Lee Erwin from Motherwell earlier in the summer, it remains to be seen which of the club’s current front-men will be deemed surplus to requirements.

Ternana is a former Uruguay under-20 international but he is yet to be capped for the senior side, and yet his age and his talent suggest he could go on to become a very effective striker in time.

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