Dave Hockaday has refused to rule out the signing of former Italian Under-21 goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, who has been extensively linked with the club in recent days.
The 23-year-old, who spent the end of last season on loan with Massimo Cellino’s former club Cagliari, seems set to make the switch to Elland Road. Leeds are currently under a transfer embargo as a result of the winding-up petition served on them by Sport Capital, although they expect this to be lifted as soon as Tuesday.
When asked about Silvestri by Adam Pope of Radio Leeds, new Leeds Head Coach Hockaday refused to say anything except that the deal is not yet complete.
#lufc Hockaday on Silvestri:”What I know in football is until pen is put to paper & it’s official it is unprofessional of me to comment.”
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) June 28, 2014
Leeds also look set to complete the signing of the former Maidenhead United defender Andre Blackman, after he was pictured at the club shop as part of the new home kit launch.
The Elland Road club began their pre-season on Thursday, although they have not yet revealed a full schedule of games. They travel to Italy this week, with a series of fixtures expected to be played there against local sides.