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Three Italian based players Leeds United should target this month

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The English market is proving cruel, should Leeds return to Italy?

Leeds United are currently trying to tie down several more deals before the end of the transfer window. The club want to strengthen across the board with several areas surely on the list for improvement.

A replacement for Sam Byram would be helpful, with Gaetano Berardi still injured and Scott Wootton unpopular. Chris Wood's hamstring problem appears to have flared up so another striker would be welcome whilst Steve Evans has spoke of the need for an attacking midfielder to play off the striker.

The English market has so far failed to deliver, but what about Italy?

Owner Massimo Cellino has his connections in the country and they have picked up the odd decent signing from Italy. Sure Granddi Ngoyi and Edgar Cani were flops but Sol Bamba and Berardi have proved good signings.

So here are three players the club could realistically get, who would offer something to the current first-team.

Michel Morganella - Palermo

Cellino has a good relationship with Palermo and has brought in players from the club before.

Morganella is not a regular at Palermo and the Swiss international plays at right-back or on the right-wing - just like Byram did.

He would be a shrewd addition to the Leeds team.

Robert Acquafresca - Bologna

The former Italian under-21 international scored 32 goals in three seasons under Cellino's ownership at Cagliari - so will be known to the owner.

Nowadays he cannot buy a game for Bologna in Serie A after a drought of goals.

But if Leeds could get him back to his Cagilari form they would have a top talent in their midst.

Robin Quaison - Palermo

The Swedish number 10 started the season in the Palermo first-team but has recently found himself out of contention.

He has five caps and two goals for Sweden and would be desperate to feature regularly ahead of Euro 2016.

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