Report suggests Foggia are still chasing Mirco Antenucci, despite agent ruling out deal this week

Mirco Antenucci

The Italian is not keen on playing in the Lega Pro.

Leeds United's transfer plans at the moment seem to be centering around the hunt for a new striker. The club have been linked with the likes of Kyle Lafferty, Sam Winnall and Frazier Campbell all mentioned in recent days.

With that in mind it would certainly be a surprise to see that Leeds have a striker being linked with a move away from the club.

Italian striker Mirco Antenucci has been in and out of the first-team this season and is out of contract at the end of the season. With no new deal looking likely at present he is being linked with plenty of teams back in Italy - including those in Serie A and Serie B.

Now a team from the third-tier of Italian football is interested in the player - according to reports.

A report from Sky Italia, as reported by GianliucaDiMarzio.com, is suggesting that Foggia are pressing hard for his signature. The club are currently riding high in Lega Pro and are hoping that the hope of promotion might convince him to join the club.

This comes just a number of days after Antenucci's agent ruled out a move to the club in a statement to IamCalcio:

"Yes I confirm, yes I received the important offer of Foggia, but the player does not feel off the Pro League, knowing that Foggia as the square, the city and the fans, it is absolutely the Pro League. A few small glimmer of negotiations still open? No, nothing."

Antenucci is unlikely to be sold unless Leeds bring in another striker before the end of the month - which is looking like an increasingly unlikely proposition.

However, with his contract at the club coming to an end, cashing in must be on Leeds' mind.

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