A player linked with Leeds United this summer is unlikely to sign for Cagliari according to the latest claims.
The Italian club have been regularly linked with the Uruguay forward but having signed Alberto Cerri the latest report claims it is now very unlikely Avenatti will follow him to Cagliari.
The same website reported earlier this summer that the 23-year-old would be sold provided Ternana received a bid they deemed sufficient for the player and cited interest from Leeds along with Premier League club Aston Villa.
Both clubs moved for alternative strikers with Leeds signing Lee Erwin and Chris Wood and Villa bringing in Jordan Ayew and Rudy Gestede, but with Cagliari seemingly out of the race there could yet be a late twist in the tale.
The Daily Star reported back in June that Leeds were prepared to pay £3million for Avenatti and, while nothing has come of that yet, Uwe Rosler’s side may be interested to note that rivals for his signature have seemingly dropped out of the race.
Leeds may no longer be interested in bringing in players from Serie B, but in Avenatti they would be signing a player who is rated very highly in his homeland and could go on to become a fine forward for the next decade.