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Leeds United Shot Stopping Target Snapped At Italian Training Camp

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Often rumoured Leeds United target Marco Silvestri has been pictured in the club’s official training gear at the Italian training camp that the first team squad are currently undertaking.

The former Italian Under-21 international was spotted by Leeds United Italia, who have spent the last few days at training, and have also seen rumoured future sporting director Nicolas Salerno at the camp.

Leeds face two games in Italy in the coming week, with the ties the first opportunity to see how new coach Dave Hockaday uses his squad.

The departure of club captain Ross McCormack was confirmed today, and was met by a relative outpouring of sadness on social media. He signed for Fulham for a reported £11 million transfer fee, the second highest fee for a Scottish player in history and the largest fee Leeds have received since Rio Ferdinand’s transfer to Manchester United in 2002.

Leeds now have a relatively threadbare squad, with little in the way of obvious stars. The club have been repeatedly linked to a series of Italian players in the press. Aside from Silvestri, Tommaso Bianchi has also been discussed as a likely target for the Elland Road club.

Leeds Close In On Deals For Italian Duo

Football journalist Simon Austin, who has been a primary source of information throughout Massimo Cellino’s takeover of Leeds, has reported that Leeds are close to securing a deal for Italian duo Tomasso Bianchi and Marco Silvestri.

Silvestri, who is a former Italian Under-21 international, has been linked to the club consistently. The young goalkeeper is expected to become the new number one for Leeds next season. Stuart Taylor was recently signed by Leeds, although he is expected to perform primarily as a backup goalkeeper next season. He spent the tail-end of last season on loan with Cellino’s Cagliari.

Tomasso Bianchi, on the other hand, is a midfielder, with ability to craft and create.

Leeds’s squad are currently in Italy for pre-season training, although they travelled without captain Ross McCormack, who has handed in a transfer request to the club. His future is uncertain, with recently relegated Fulham holding a keen interest in the Scotland international.

A series of other targets for Leeds from Italy was recently revealed, although those deals were nowhere near completion.