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Leeds United Pursuing Bellusci-Salamon Swap

Cagliari are interested in sending their defender in return for ours

Cagliari Calcio v AC ChievoVerona - Serie A Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images

Leeds United has an interest in a Cagliari player. Cagliari has an interest in a Leeds player. Someone call Harry Redknapp, as the Whites and I Rossoblù may be on their way to do a little bit of wheeling and dealing.

The Italian side has taken interest in Giuseppe Bellusci after his loan spell at Empoli, with La Nueva Sardegna reporting that Cagliari has made an offer to Leeds to buy the Italian defender.

Empoli FC v Bologna FC - Serie A
Bellusci spent last season away on loan
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

However, instead of paying fully in cash, Cagliari have allegedly proposed an exchange for Bellusci with defender Bartosz Salamon, who Leeds United have been interested in.

After a youth career with Polish side Lech Poznań, Bartosz Salamon embarked on a career in Italian football, signing for Serie B side Brescia in 2007. He made a stop in the third tier of Italian football, playing on loan at Foggia, who probably have the best nickname in football-i Satanelli, The Little Satans- in 2010. Three years later he was on the move, joining Serie A giants AC Milan. However, just six months later, Salamon joined Sampdoria without ever making an appearance for I Rossoneri. As a part of a co-ownership deal, Salamon was moved on for €1.6 million as Milan signed Andrea Poli for €3 million. A year later, in 2014, the co-ownership deal was terminated, and Salamon joined Pescara on a temporary deal. He was sold to current club Cagliari in 2015, joining on a 5-year deal. Salamon has been representing his native Poland from an early age, earning caps for Poland's u15, u16, u17, u18, u19, u20, u21, and senior team.

Poland v Serbia - International Friendly Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images

Even before the Bellusci swap rumors, I would have loved getting Bartosz Salamon. Now, I’d be willing to pay money for Cagliari to take Bellusci away from us. Salamon can compete to start alongside Pontus Jansson, and can also fill in at CDM if need be. He’s a class player that would have been received well if he would have joined for a fee but can be hailed as a god if he can help us get rid of the cancer that is Giuseppe Bellusci. Let's make it happen.