Leeds United’s transfer negotiations with AS Roma’s Federico Viviani appear to have hit a stumbling block after the midfielder flew back to Italy, according to FLW sources.
Viviani has travelled back to his home country and talks will not continue over the weekend. He is likely to consider all of his options in this time and continue negotiations with Leeds next week.
United had been in talks with the 22-year-old last week and were expected to finalise the deal, however these stalled on Wednesday when the two parties could not agree on contract details.
Despite interest from numerous teams back in Italy, the Yorkshire club still remain the favourites to sign Viviani, who made 21 appearances on loan at Latina last season.
Should his proposed season-long loan to Elland Road go through, he will become the club’s third Italian signing of the summer – following Tommaso Bianchi from Sassuolo and Marco Silvestri from Chievo.
The Whites have also confirmed deals for goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, one-time Swiss international Gaetano Berardi and Senegalese striker Souleymane Doukara, the latter on a loan deal from Catania.
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