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Report: Massimo Cellino set for return to Italian football with Brescia, would develop Leeds United link

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

It is reported that the controversial Italian is looking to take over at the Serie B club.

It may be transfer deadline day but it is hard to keep Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino out of the news for any period of time.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the standsLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

Since taking over at Elland Road he has been making the news in England for all the wrong reasons. But this season he has tried to stay out of the way and Leeds have thrived under new manager Garry Monk.

They are fourth in the Championship and pushing for promotion to the Premier League.

Cellino has been busy recently, as he sold 50 per cent of the club to fellow Italian Andrea Radrizzani.

Now it seems he has his eyes on a return to Italian football.

L’Unione Sarda is reporting that Cellino is in line to take the majority share in Serie B side Brescia this month.

It reports his lawyers are starting to push for the deal, which would see Cellino return to Italian football three years after leaving former club Cagliari.

General view of a protest against Leeds owner Massimo Cellino before the matchGeneral view of a protest against Leeds owner Massimo Cellino before the match

The report claims he would maintain a minority stake in Leeds United and would pursue a partnership between the two clubs.

Leeds United fans will no doubt be pleased to see Cellino move on, but perhaps without the feverish passion they would have a year ago.

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