The Italian is in the process of selling his remaining stakes at Leeds United.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

Massimo Cellino’s bid to take ownership of Italian side Brescia has slowed, according to reports in the Italian media.

The Leeds United owner is currently in the process of giving 100 per cent ownership of the West Yorkshire club to his current 50-50 partner Andrea Radrizzani as he bids to end his controversial reign at Leeds.

His plan is to then take over at Brescia, returning to his Italian homeland where he was previously owner at Cagliari.

But Tutto Mercato Web say the negotiations over the purchase of the Serie B club have recently grinded down and are currently on simmer.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino in the stands

This is not an end to the negotiations. Cellino is still fully intent on making the takeover happen, but according to the report he has many loose ends to tie at Leeds first before trying to finalise any potential new ownership.

Leeds fans will be pleased to see the back of Cellino, who has been a controversial and maverick owner at Elland Road. He has gone through several managers and made the news for all the wrong reasons during his time at the club and fans are looking forward to a new era under the positively received Radrizzani.

So hopefully the balls will keep on rolling for both the Leeds sale and Brescia takeover to take place.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

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