Parma technical director claims representatives of Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci have been in touch over transfer

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The Leeds United striker has confirmed he is leaving the club.

Yesterday saw Leeds United take on Preston North End in their final game of the Championship season and what turned out to be the final game of Mirco Antenucci’s Leeds career.

After the game the Italian striker confirmed that he was leaving the club in the summer when his contract expired.

The striker spent two seasons at Leeds and has impressed in spurts at Elland Road but will now be looking for a new team.

He is bound to have plenty of options especially in his Italian homeland.

Just recently Sky Italia reported that Parma were keen on the Leeds striker.

Now the club’s technical director Lorenzo Minotti has confirmed that his club have spoken to representatives of the Leeds striker, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb:

"To date there is no ongoing negotiations with Pavia for (Alessandro) Cesarini. There are agents who call us to propose the players who are unhappy in their clubs and they could maybe move in the summer. This is true for Cesarini, (Alberto) Gilardino, Antenucci and (Daniele) Cacia: every day there's a voice.

“The agents tell us their clients and we will make an appropriate evaluation at the end of the season. Today we are focused on the last few games and the first thought goes to the guys under contract with us.

“At the moment we have not initiated any transfer with any striker."

Parma were of course a European force toward the end of the last century. They had such memorable players as Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro and Hernan Crespo in their ranks and won the UEFA Cup on two occasions.

Last summer they were liquidated and relegated to Serie D, the fourth tier of Italian football, but they have won promotion to the third tier.

Antenucci has scored 19 goals in 80 appearances for Leeds.

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