Reported Leeds United target hints at potential summer move

Fabrizio Cacciatore suggests he could leave Chievo in the summer if an "important" offer came in.

Reported Leeds United target Fabrizio Cacciatore has told Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb that he could consider a move away from Chievo in the summer if an "important" offer came in.

The Whites were linked with the Italian defender in January as a replacement for departed full-back Sam Byram, and it is thought that his name remains on their wanted list for the summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old is on loan at Chievo from fellow Serie A side Sampdoria, and though there is an obligation to buy in the terms of the agreement, that would not prevent another club signing the player in the summer.

With Leeds, owned by Cacciatore's fellow Italian Massimo Cellino, believed to still be interested, Cacciatore told TMW that although he is focused on the rest of the season in Italy, he could make a move in the transfer window if a tempting offer comes in.

He said: "My goal is to gain safety [with Chievo] as soon as possible.

"I feel good here but it is clear that if I were to get an important offer I will consider it. But I'm not complaining."

If he were to make the move to Elland Road, Cacciatore would join an already-significant contingent of Italian players at the Yorkshire club under Cellino.

Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, defender Guiseppe Bellusci, and top scorer Mirco Antenucci have all moved to the Championship club from their native country under Cellino's rule, whilst midfielder Tommaso Bianchi is currently back in Italy on loan at Ascoli.

Leeds are currently 13th in the Championship table after a run of three straight victories ended a streak of just one league win in 11.

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