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Report: Massimo Cellino demanding £4m minimum for Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci

Interest is mounting in Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Giuseppe Bellusci is the latest Leeds United player to be linked with an exit from the club.

Interest is mounting in the centre-back, reports GianlucadiMarzio.com, with clubs back in Italy keen.

It is claimed that Serie A side Hellas Verona are interested in Bellusci, along with Serie B teams Catania and Ascoli.

Owner Massimo Cellino is reluctant to sell, and is demanding a fee between £4 million and £5 million if he is to do so.

Such a figure could scare off the interested parties, and see Leeds keep a defender who has a contract at the club until 2017.

Bellusci has been a divisive figure since moving to England in 2014, with a love-hate relationship with fans being very much tested at times.

He has proved a valuable contributor over the past two months especially with Sol Bamba out injured, and losing him would mean the club would need to buy a replacement.

If Leeds can get the kind of fee Cellino is looking for then cashing it might just be a sensible move, but they will need to spend the money wisely.

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