Report: Leeds United in competition with Manchester United to sign Federico Brancolini

APOEL's Spanish head coach Thomas Christiansen looks on prior to the Europa League group B football match beetween Young Boys and APOEL at the Stade de Suisse in Bern on October 20, 2016.

Federico Brancolini has emerged as a potential transfer target for Leeds United this summer.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Leeds United have shown an interest in signing Federico Brancolini from Modena this summer.

Brancolini is only 16, but his performances at youth level in Italy have caught the eye.

Brancolini had attracted the attentions of Manchester United, as well as Leeds, but Fiorentina are also in the race for the prospect’s signature.

And, according to reports in Italy, it is La Viola who are winning the race to sign Brancolini.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Brancolini is said to want to remain in Italy, rather than pursue a move abroad at such an early stage of his career.

Moving to Fiorentina would be a step up from his current club of Modena, and the youngster is seemingly keen on the switch.

Leeds have been busy actively strengthening their youth ranks this summer, with Andrea Radrizzani seemingly keen to increase the productivity of the Whites’ youth system.

Leeds have already been scouring Europe for talent, with Barcelona forward Kun Temenuzhkov set to sign according to Bulgarian newspaper Novsport.

Apoel's Danish head coach Thomas Christiansen instructs his players during the Europa League football match between APOEL Nicosia vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Neo GSP Stadium in Nicosia...

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