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Leeds United pull out of deal for Jonathan Rossini

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Leeds United have decided to back out of a deal to sign Jonathan Rossini on a season-long loan from Serie A club Sassuolo.

Initial trial

Earlier this week, owner Massimo Cellino confirmed that Rossini would be joining the side in the near future, and played a part in the the Whites' pre-season training in Northern Italy alongside fellow Serie A player Souleymane Doukara.

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Doukara has since proceeded to sign with the club, making him the fourth addition for the Championship side, with Rossini expected to become the fifth.

However, after watching the Swiss in pre-season training, Cellino was left unsatisfied and he won't be joining Dave Hockaday's side at Elland Road.

Not special

He told the official Leeds United website: "We want special players at Leeds United. Rossini didn’t show enough during the three days he trained with the rest of the team.

"After speaking to him it’s clear that he didn’t have the right attitude to join Leeds, so we have allowed him to leave."

Rossini has one international cap for his country, picked up in 2010, but did not play a part in Switzerland's progression to the last 16 of the World Cup this summer.

New faces

However, Leeds will now head back to England without the player, after cutting their pre-season tour short. Although they will be without Rossini, there will be with at least four new faces in the squad.

Stuart Taylor, Marco Silvestri, Tommaso Bianchi and Souleymane Doukara could all make an appearance in their first pre-season game on home soil next Saturday.

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