Championship side Leeds United have started pre-season training.
The Championship side started pre-season training at Thorp Arch on Monday.
It was Monk’s first training session as the Leeds head coach following his appointment in the current role earlier this summer.
The former Swansea City boss has revealed that he was pleased with the players’ attitude in training on Monday.
“They all seem in good condition – they’ve come back with a good attitude, which is important, and we’ve got to work straight away,” Monk told Leeds’s official website.
“Preparation is key, making sure pre-season is looked after and organised and everyone knows where they’re at and what they’re doing.”
“The players have been great with their attitude,” added the Leeds head coach. “Pre-season is hard, there’s no getting away from it – it’s meant to be that way to get you in the best shape possible and also to get your football knowledge, your way of working and the plan that I have as clear as possible.”
It has been reported that the 27-year-old midfielder is in Italy in order to complete a permanent move to Italian club Ascoli.
The Italian midfielder joined Ascoli on loan from Leeds in the January transfer window.
It has been reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post that the Championship club’s deal with Ascoli included a clause which committed the Serie B club to signing Bianchi on a permanent three-year contract, provided they avoided relegation.