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Leeds United Transfer Rumours - Whites Linked with Catania Defender

Reports in the Italian press have claimed that Leeds are close to signing Catania defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Maurizio Lagana

New head coach Dave Hockaday is looking to add some signings to his pre-season squad that are currently away on international duty.

Owner Massimo Cellino has already began to cut the wages at Elland Road with plenty of staff and a number of players all now out of the door.

United have managed to offload El-Hadji Diouf, Michael Brown, Luke Varney while club captain Ross McCormack is also set to leave with Fulham reportedly winning the race for his signature.

A number of the squad could also be on their way out this summer, while a number of Italian players could be moving in the other direction.

The first to be linked this week (yes expect many many more) is Bellusci who made 20 appearances for Catania in Serie B last season.

Sky Italia claim that Bellusci is close to agreeing a move to Leeds to work under Cellino as he tries to cut the costs and improve the squad this summer.

The 24-year-old plays as a centre-back and has played 99 games for Catania.

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