Report: Agreement reached over Bellusci's Leeds United exit

Leeds' Giuseppe Bellusci

Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci is nearing a switch to Empoli.

Leeds' Giuseppe BellusciLeeds' Giuseppe Bellusci

Giuseppe Bellusci is nearing a move to Empoli, according to reports in Italy.

Stop and Goal report that Empoli and Leeds United have reached an agreement that will see Bellusci leave the Whites this summer.

It is claimed Bellusci will leave Leeds on a season long long, with the Italian side having an option to buy of two million Euros once the loan finishes.

Leeds United's Giuseppe BellusciLeeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci

The outlet claim the switch is at a 'very advanced' stage, with the agreement reached over the last few hours.

Bellusci signed for Leeds United two summers ago from Catania, but has had a mixed time at Elland Road, and a run of high profile mistakes late in the season saw him axed from the side.

Leeds' Giuseppe Bellusci scores an own goal and Middlesbrough's secondLeeds' Giuseppe Bellusci scores an own goal and Middlesbrough's second

The defender was absent from Leeds United's pre-season training this week, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting this was for 'family reasons'.

A deal of a loan could be considered unsatisfactory as it would mean there is no up front payment for Bellusci now, even if his exit reduces their wage bill.

Giuseppe Bellusci (L) celebrates with Tommaso Bianchi after scoring the first goal for Leeds UnitedGiuseppe Bellusci (L) celebrates with Tommaso Bianchi after scoring the first goal for Leeds United

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