Friday, 29th August, 2014

Leeds United are closing the transfer net around promising Brazilian attacking midfielder Adryan, who is flying to meet with the club's owner Massimo Cellino.

Yesterday Cellino sacked Leeds manager David Hockaday, but is continuing his scramble to add new faces to the club's squad, despite not having a successor in place.

Adryan has been at the top of Cellino's wishlist throughout the summer, with the president having taken him to Cagliari at the start of this year, during his time as owner of the Serie A club.

Now Cellino has got his man after complex negotiations with Cagliari, who held the loan rights to the player, Flamengo, who own the player outright, and Adryan's agent.


Now, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, Adryan is on his way to meet up with Cellino ahead of sealing a switch to Elland Road.


Adryan has long been tipped for the top and turned down an offer from Manchester United during his time at Flamengo.

The attacking midfielder made just five appearances in Serie A last season with Cagliari, after struggling with injury.

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