The rumoured Leeds United target is said to have an asking price of around £23 million.
Leeds United fans are reacting to reports the Whites have bid for a Serie A striker.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Leeds have offered £15 million (around £13.7m) to SPAL for Andrea Petagna.
But the Italian website claims that SPAL - who paid €10m (around £9.1m) to sign Petagna permanently from Atalanta earlier this summer - are continuing to demand £25m (around £22.8m) for the once-capped Italy international.
That said, local outlets such as Leeds Live have already poured cold water on the rumour, with that particular website citing the club's financial situation and reiterating comments made to them by Victor Orta earlier this month, in which the Whites director of football said the club's business was 90 per cent complete.
But that hasn't quelled the excitement of some Leeds supporters who continue to hope that their side will strengthen in front of goal.
This is what they're saying on Twitter...
If there's any truth in these Petagna rumours, then i think we should just pay the 20m Euros. 16 goals for a **** Serie A team seem decent #LUFC
whether the Petagna stuff is true or not. “€15m on an unknown” is bonkers. He’s a italy international who’s played in the euopa league and has over 100 appearances in Serie A— d̳e̳a̳n̳ (@deancore) July 29, 2019
having looked a bit more into him his style of play, hold up, strength and finishing. very bielsa style
I hadn't heard of Andrea Petagna until roughly 7minutes ago but am convinced he's the 30 goal a season turbo ******* to fire us to the Premiership. Lovely stuff. #lufc
Any genuine validity on Andrea Petagna? Reminds me of a young Viduka in style of play ( from what I seen on you tube at least :)— In Bielsa We Trust (@LaceyJohn19) July 29, 2019
Andrea Petagna = poor mans diego costa........i'll take that ! #lufc— dave (@VWGOODWILL_NO) July 29, 2019
Ok, Petagna has a goalscoring record I can get on board with. #lufc— DK (@BurnfaceRovers2) July 29, 2019
I’ve been following Andrea Petagna’s career for several minutes now and can safely say he is the man to lead us to the Premier League. #lufc— batesylufc2 (@batesylufc2) July 29, 2019
The Guardian reported at the end of last season that Leicester City were preparing their own bid of €20m (around £18.2m) for Petagna, who scored 16 league goals last season, and for whom the newspaper added that a deal could not be agreed with Neil Warnock's Cardiff City in January.
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