Juve Stabia sporting director claims Leeds made request over signing Marco Migliorini

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Leeds have reportedly asked about signing Marco Migliorini.

Juve Stabia sporting director Pasquale Logiudice has told Tutto Mercato Web that Leeds United have made an enquiry over signing defender Marco Migliorini.

The 23-year-old centre back, formerly of Torino, is currently playing in the Italian third tier with Juve Stabia, but his performances have seemingly attracted interest.

Migliorini missed training on Friday, and Juve Stabia sporting director Logiudice was asked by TMW whether it was because a transfer was imminent - and whilst he claimed that Leeds have indeed asked about signing the defender, he only missed training because of an injury.

"No, I almost want to laugh," said Logiudice when asked about a transfer. "There is no possible transfer for Migliorini: he did not train today because he had back problems. It is clear that we had requests for him, from Carpi and from Leeds United. The player has done well enough to merit playing in a better league," he added.

Standing at a giant 6ft 4in, Migliorini is a physically imposing defender who allegedly excels in the air, and whilst Leeds have signed a number of players from Italian football in the past 12 months, it doesn't appear that Migliorini will be arriving any time soon.

Do Leeds need to sign another centre back?

New manager Uwe Rosler has been able to bring loan defender Sol Bamba to Elland Road on a permanent basis, adding him to existing options such as Giuseppe Bellusci and Liam Cooper.

With Scott Wootton also capable of playing in the heart of defence, Rosler has a number of options at his disposal already - making a move for another centre back seem unlikely.

Yet having allowed Dario Del Fabro to return to Cagliari at the end of his season-long loan in West Yorkshire, Leeds may be willing to take another punt on a highly-rated Italian defender in Migliorini.

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