The Leeds target could be staying in Italy, say reports.
Indeed, TMW report that the Leeds target could be set to stay in Italy, with both he and the club interested in a move.
Italian off the menu
So far this summer, Leeds have steered clear of Italian signings - unlike last time around.
Sol Bamba has signed on a permanent deal but the ex-Palermo man was already on loan at Elland Road last season. Elsewhere, Lee Erwin and Chris Wood have joined the Whites - no sign of any Serie B recruits there.
It appears a sensible approach and could have a lot to do with Adam Pearson and Martyn Glover taking responsibility off the busy Massimo Cellino's hands when it comes to signing players.
That said, if Leeds were to sign an Italian, Pepe would be the way to go. Far from Serie B, the 31-year-old was Juventus material and is an Italy international.