Report: Italian sides making push to sign Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci, meeting held

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Giuseppe Bellusci has an option to leave Leeds United.

Giuseppe Bellusci has an option to leave Leeds United, report Tuttomercatoweb.

It is reported that Atalanta representatives are holding talks with Leeds over a potential deal for the defender

Rival Serie A side Bologna are also showing an interest.

Bellusci signed last summer and has had a mixed time at Elland Road on and off the pitch, and is a divisive figure among supporters.

He is battling with Liam Cooper to for a centre-back spot alongside captain Sol Bamba. He has started two of a possible four Championship games this season.

The 26-year-old signed from Catania in 2014 and has a contract until 2018. He has made 33 appearances for the club, scoring two goals.

If Leeds do approve an exit for Bellusci, it could suggest they are lining up a deal for a replacement before the transfer window closes.

One name linked earlier this summer by the Yorkshire Evening Post was Leicester City's Liam Moore, who had said he was open to the idea of a loan move.

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