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Italian press talk up Cellino's summer exit from Leeds United

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the game

Massimo Cellino future at Leeds United is uncertain.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the gameOut? Leeds co-owner Massimo Cellino 

Controversial Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino sold 50 per cent of his stake in the club this past January - and he is being tipped to sell the remaining shares in the summer.

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sella report that Cellino has made contact with Serie B side Brescia about a role at the club, and is expected to pursue this in June.

It is reported that any deal is likely to be complex, but Cellino is increasingly determined to play a role.

The reported plan is for Cellino to invest into the club to pay off their debts, and aims to get his money back from television rights if they can win promotion to Serie A.

One of the current owners at Brescia once worked under Cellino at Cagliari, and initial talks have already been established.

Cellino is reported to be concerned over red-tape holding up a deal, but is enticed by the ambition of the project.

Brescia are currently sitting in 16th place in Serie B out of 22 teams in the division.

Cellino has kept a deliberately low profile at Leeds over the past season, but it is highly unlikely he would be able to carry out dual duties at the Whites and at Brescia.

The Guardian reported in January that new Leeds co-owner Andrea Radrizzani will hold talks with Cellino in the summer about buying the remaining 50 per cent of the club.

Cellino appears to be exploring his options and looking at an entirely new venture.

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

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