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Leeds boss Steve Evans says Tommaso Bianchi is buzzing about potential Ascoli move

The Leeds United manager has been talking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the midfielder.

While Leeds United’s first-team squad prepared for their Championship clash with Brentford later this week, their under-21 players faced off against their Barnsley counterparts, and there was a notable omission for the Whites.

Tommaso Bianchi has recently been playing for Leeds’ second string as he built up his match fitness following a long-term injury lay-off.

However, while the likes of Casper Sloth and Jordan Botaka took to the field against the Tykes’ next generation, Bianchi was nowhere to be seen.

And now Leeds manager Steve Evans has confirmed exactly why the 27-year-old did not feature this afternoon – he is set for the Elland Road exit.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Evans explained that Bianchi has been given permission to speak to Italian side Ascoli ahead of a potential loan deal for the rest of the campaign.

“He’s got permission to speak to them and that’s likely to happen,” Evans told the YEP. “It would be a good move for him at this stage and he was buzzing when I told him about it.”

Leeds are now well stocked in the centre of the park and Bianchi was always unlikely to settle for under-21 football between now and May if he could help it.

The question is: Will the likes of Sloth join him before the transfer window slams shut once more?

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