Leeds have made an official enquiry about Catania defender Giuseppe Bellusci, states Catania’s managing director to Inside Futbol.
The Yorkshire side recently looked ever so close to snap up Sassuolo defender Jonathan Rossini, but the deal was off due to the club rapidly pulling out of the deal.
Dave Hockaday already has a good bunch of talent brought in over from Massimo Cellino’s home country, Italy, with the signings of players such as striker Souleymane Doukara, midfielder Tommaso Bianchi and shot stopper Marco Silvestri, but haven’t stop showing interest in players from Italy with them hoping to secure a few more deals before their first game of the season, away to Ian Holloway’s Millwall.
Bellusci, who has appeared ninety-nine times in a Catania shirt since his arrival from Ascoli in 2009, is believed to have caught the eye of several Serie A clubs, with Genoa and Cagliari showing interest in the Leeds target.
The twenty-four year old featured in a relegation season last year, as Catania finished top of the bottom three with just two points separating Sassuolo and Bellusci’s team.
In 2009-10, Bellusci made six appearances for Italy U21’s, that is the only taste of international football he has so far in his career.
The centre-back came through Ascoli’s academy in 2006, and whilst at the Marche based club he made thirty-five appearances and scored one goal, but signed for Catania or ‘The Elephants’ as they are also known by, in a part exchange deal.