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Report: Giuseppe Bellusci enjoying Leeds speculation

Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci

The Leeds United defender has been linked with a host of Italian clubs.

Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci

Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci is enjoying hearing about reported interest from Italy, according to Il Tirreno.

The 26-year-old right-back has been heavily linked with a move away from Elland Road this summer after struggling majorly in recent months.

Pianeta Empoli reported last week that Serie A outfit Empoli were readying a £1.5 million bid for the defender, whose popularity among the fans waned toward the end of the 2015-16 campaign following on-the-pitch errors and off-the-pitch social media rants.

Sampdoria have also been linked (Tuttomercatoweb) and, according to Il Tirreno, the much-maligned defender is loving all of the rumours. 

Indeed, Bellusci's two-year spell at Leeds looks to be coming to an end, but the arrival of Garry Monk has the potential to change things somewhat.

The 37-year-old was named as Evans's successor with the Whites earlier this month and players will be given a clean slate under him.

If the reports are accurate then Bellusci is happy to leave Leeds this summer regardless, but it remains to be seen what the former Swansea manager wants to do with him.

Watford's Nordin Amrabat in action with Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci

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