Report: Leeds end interest in signing Brazilian winger Raphael Martinho despite holding talks

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Leeds have reportedly ended their interest in Raphael Martinho.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have ended their interest in Verona's Brazilian winger Raphael Martinho.

The Whites have strengthened heavily this summer, bringing in goalkeeper Ross Turnbull, Sol Bamba, Tom Adeyemi, Lee Erwin and Chris Wood as Uwe Rosler looks to shape his own squad ahead of the new Championship season.

However, one area of the team continues to concern Leeds fans, with a lack of wingers at Rosler's disposal - which is important considering the German's desire to play a 4-3-3 system.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported earlier this week that Leeds had submitted enquiries for Bastia winger Floyd Ayite and Verona's Raphael Martinho, in a bid to find a left winger to play in Rosler's 4-3-3.

However, they now suggest that Leeds have now ended their interest in Brazilian Martinho, pulling out of negotiations in the last 24 hours despite holding talks over a deal.

The 27-year-old, who can also play at left back, possesses pace and offers driving runs down the left hand side - attributes that Leeds certainly need ahead of the new season.

Yet it now seems that Leeds have ended their pursuit of Martinho, possibly to pursue other targets, with Rosler now doubt desperate to get the situation resolved as soon as possible.

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