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Leeds United have opened talks with Federico Viviani after negotiating a deal to sign the midfielder from Roma.
United are attempting to agree personal terms with Viviani and make the 22-year-old their sixth signing of the summer.
Finalising the details of Viviani’s contract appears to be the only remaining obstacle to a transfer after Roma granted him permission to speak to United.
The former Italy Under-21 international has interest from other clubs in his homeland but is on the verge of a move to Elland Road this afternoon.
Sources close to the player indicated last week that any move to Leeds was likely to be on loan with a view to a permanent deal but Roma have been open to the option of selling Viviani.
Leeds took their tally of new signings to five on Friday by landing right-back Gaetano Berardi on a two-year deal from Sampdoria.
Leeds United Association Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds. The club was established in 1919, following the demise of Leeds City F.C.