Report: Leeds facing increasingly tough battle for Serie A forward

Another Serie A club have shown an interest in Leeds target Leonardo Pavoletti.

The Sassuolo forward has long been linked with a transfer to Championship side Leeds United, with the Yorkshire Evening Post indicating the Elland Road interest earlier this season.

A prolonged transfer saga has seen the 26-year-old visit the Yorkshire-based club’s training facilities over the Christmas period, although no deal has yet been agreed to see him join his Italian compatriots in the English second tier.

With Leeds deliberating on their deal, fellow Serie A side Udinese Calcio have shown an interest in securing the forward, who has been on the periphery of the Sassuolo squad this term. The Udine club’s sporting director confirmed they were tracking the player earlier this week in an interview with Mondo Udinese, and it is likely that the Pozzo-owned side will be able to price Leeds out of any deal for Pavoletti, with president Massimo Cellino still attempting to deal with an FFP induced transfer embargo.

With the Whites’ chances of signing their striking target slipping away, it now appears as if any attempt to secure his signature will be dealt an even tougher blow, with a second Serie A side chasing him.

Chievo Verona are now also reportedly in for Pavoletti, as per TMW, but they face a tough battle to prise him away from Stadio Città del Tricolore, with the story suggesting that I Neroverdi have no need to sell their forward, and will be holding out for a large offer from one of the interest parties.

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