Leeds United: Agent reveals Viviani talks

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The agent of young Italian midfielder Federico Viviani has confirmed that he is speaking to Leeds United about a possible transfer from Roma.

But Giovanni Ferro played down the possibility of Viviani moving to the Championship by revealing that the 22-year-old was attracting widespread interest from Serie A clubs in Italy.

Viviani - an ex-Under-21 international - is expected to leave his current team this summer having been crowded out of a high-quality squad in Rome.

He has played six times for Roma since making his debut as a 19-year-old in 2011 but most of his senior appearances have been amassed on loan, most recently at Serie B side Latina last season.

Ferro told the YEP: “We are speaking with Leeds United but the player has a lot of interest from Italian Serie A clubs.

“We’ll take a decision in the near future.”

United have already signed one Italian midfielder, landing Tommaso Bianchi on a four-year contract from Sassuolo.

The club are continuing to work towards a deal for Sampdoria right-back Gaetano Berardi after adding Bianchi, Marco Silvestri, Stuart Taylor and Souleymane Doukara to their squad.

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