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Novara president comments on Mirco Antenucci interest

Mirco Antenucci has been linked with a move away from Leeds United on transfer deadline day.

Novara president Massimo De Salvo has been quoted as saying by Sporterni.it that he is interested in signing Mirco Antenucci on transfer deadline day.

“Antenucci is an important player, but until a few days ago there were no conditions [for a deal],” said De Salvo. “Let’s see if in the coming hours there will be.”

Antenucci has been on the books of Leeds since 2014 and has a contract until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Italian striker scored 10 goals and created 22 chances in 36 Championship appearances last season. The former Ternana man had a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 48%, and won seven headers, 18 dribbles and four tackles.

So far this season, Antenucci has scored five goals and created 13 chances in 25 league games. The 31-year-old has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 52%, and has won two headers, 11 dribbles and three tackles.

Leeds are 14th in the Championship table at the moment with 36 points from 29 matches. The West Yorkshire outfit are 11 points above the relegation zone and 11 points behind Birmingham City, who are sixth in the standings at the moment and occupy the final playoff spot.

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