Friday, 4th July, 2014
Nicola Salerno is continuing to scour Italian football for potential signings for English Championship club Leeds United.
The former Cagliari sporting director, who is now working alongside Massimo Cellino at Elland Road, has done deals for goalkeeper Marco Silvestri and midfielder Tommaso Bianchi, who will sign three-year contracts with the English club.
But Salerno is unlikely to end Leeds' shopping spree with just two additions from Italy and a number of players have been under consideration in recent weeks.
Now, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, several other players have slipped onto Salerno's radar.
The deal-maker has taken a liking to 24-year-old midfielder Marco Crimi, who turned out for Serie B side US Latina Calcio last term. Crimi is a former Italy Under-21 international, who won 13 caps for his country between 2011 and 2013, also representing Italy Under-21s at the European Championship in Israel.
Also on Salerno's list is 29-year-old striker Matteo Mancosu, under contract to Serie B outfit Trapani, where he has enjoyed a prolific time.
Indeed, Mancosu bagged 17 goals in the 2012/13 campaign with the club, following it up with 28 last term, as the side successfully avoided relegation; Trapani were promoted to Serie B in 2012/13.
Meanwhile, Leeds continue to hold an interest in Mirco Antenucci of Ternana, interest the club's sporting director spoke out about last night, and striker Leonardo Pavoletti, of Sassuolo.