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Tommaso Bianchi reportedly agrees Ascoli loan move; permanent deal dependent on games played this season

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Leeds United seem to have waved goodbye to another of their midfielders this week.

According to a report from Italian website Piceno Time, Tommaso Bianchi has agreed a deal to leave Leeds United for Ascoli, initially until the end of the current campaign.

The 27-year-old has made just 26 appearances for Leeds and injury robbed him of the chance to stake a claim under former manager Uwe Rosler and more recently Steve Evans. But having returned for Leeds’ under-21s this season he is now searching for regular first-team football.

Evans recently told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Bianchi was available for transfer and was buzzing when he heard of Ascoli’s interest, and now Piceno Time claim he is set for his debut this weekend.

Next up for the Serie B side is a trip to Cesena and Bianchi will no doubt be hoping to make up for lost time in what remains of the season.

The report claims Bianchi had his medical on Tuesday and meetings also took place to iron out a deal that will be officially announced shortly, with the option for the player to sign permanently depending on the number of games he plays this season.

Given Leeds’ strength in depth in the centre of the park this season, Bianchi was always likely to move on during this transfer window and it is now being claimed he will link up with his new teammates on Thursday for his first training session.

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