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Report: Ascoli in constant contact with Leeds' Cellino, potential double deal for Antenucci and Bianchi

Ascoli want Leeds United's Tommaso Bianchi as well as Mirco Antenucci.

Tommaso Bianchi has joined the names of players linked with an exit from Leeds United this month.

Italian website Piceno Time report Ascoli are considering a move for the central midfielder, having already expressed an interest in striker Mirco Antenucci.

Ascoli director Francesco Marroccu is well known to Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, and Piceno Time report he has been in constant contact with his former Cagliari boss over the past week.

Antenucci is Ascoli's priority, as they seek to climb up the Serie B table, currently in 17th position out of 22.

The striker has a contract which expires at the end of this season, and may well be tempted by the proposition of rejoining a club at which he played on loan in 2009/10, scoring 24 goals in 40 appearances.

He has been in and out of the Leeds XI, frequently used as a substitute by head coach Steve Evans, and Uwe Rosler before him.

Bianchi has had an even tougher campaign, picking up a knee injury in pre-season which has kept him out, although he has played for the under-21s in recent weeks. His contract does not expire until 2018.

Piceno Time report Marroccu and Cellino have talks planned for the coming days, with the Italian side hoping they can convince Leeds into doing a deal.

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