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Report: Leeds still tracking Felipe Avenatti; Ternana could sell rather than lose him for nothing

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Leeds United have been linked with yet another potential summer deal.

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According to a report from Tutto Mercato Web, Leeds United maintain their interest in Ternana forward Felipe Avenatti and much will depend on the player’s contract situation.

The 23-year-old’s current deal has just 12 months remaining, meaning that there are only three options available to his club: convince him to sign a new contract, sell him either now or in January, or lose him for nothing next summer.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds have already brought in six new players since Garry Monk replaced Steve Evans as manager, including Marcus Antonsson and Kemar Roofe, but TMW claims the Whites are still keeping a very close eye on Avenatti’s situation.

Ternana are said to be considering using Avenatti next season in a very impressive forward line, but both Leeds and Genoa are allegedly planning a move if the player opts for pastures new.

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While Leeds fans may feel they now have enough fire-power at their disposal, Souleymane Doukara is currently their fourth choice striking option, and potentially even third choice if Roofe is used predominantly from the right wing.

For that reason, their ongoing interest in Avenatti makes plenty of sense.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

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