Agent of Antonio Floro Flores confirms Leeds were interested in striker

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Leeds United were linked with Antonio Floro Flores on deadline day.

Speaking to TMW, the agent of Antonio Floro Flores has confirmed that Leeds United were a potential idea for the striker to move to on transfer deadline day earlier this week.

When asked about the interest from Leeds United, Mario Fazal said: “It was an idea. But he [Floro Flores] preferred to stay in Italy.”

Floro Flores ended up leaving Sassuolo on deadline day, but it was not to England as he stayed in his homeland of Italy.

The 32-year-old striker, a former Italian youth international, opted to link up with Chievo Verona, signing on loan with the Serie A side until the end of the season.

They have the option to buy him permanently at the end of the campaign, and Floro Flores will be glad to get some more playing time to his name having managed to start just eight league games this season for Sassuolo.

Leeds were looking to sign a number of strikers during the January window, and Floro Flores looked to be one of their back-up options having missed out on a number of targets.

However, with the veteran Italian forward opting to join up with Chievo rather than the Whites, Leeds ended the transfer window failing to bring in a new striker to aid Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci.

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