Reported Leeds United deadline day target Antonio Floro Flores confirms Chievo move on Facebook

Chievo fans celebrating

The Italian is not set to join Leeds United this transfer deadline day.

It had been reported this morning that Leeds United were interested in bringing in a striker from Italian football.

Tutto Mercato Web reported that the 32-year-old was a potential option for Spurs, who had failed in moves for several domestic based striking options.

They claimed that the club had representatives in discussions with Sassuolo over a potential deal.

Whilst many a Leeds fan might have taken the reported interest with a pinch of salt it would make sense - with Massimo Cellino's links in Italian football.

But any Leeds fans who did get excited about the one-time Italian under-21 international heading to Yorkshire will now be disappointed to hear it won't be happening.

The player himself has confirmed on his Facebook page that he has left Sassuolo but has joined fellow Serie A side Chievo Verona.

 

#chievo #chievoverona #nuovaavventura #floroflores #serieatim

Posted by Antonio Floro Flores on Monday, 1 February 2016

Leeds have been searching hard for a new striker this month. Chris Wood has struggled for consistency this season and is now suffering with a niggling hamstring injury, whilst Mirco Antenucci already has one foot out of the door with his contract expiring in the summer.

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