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Leeds United suffer setback in bid to sign Andrea Petagna

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Leeds United seem to have been scuppered in their attempts to sign AC Milan youngster Andrea Petagna.

The Whites were looking to grab the 19-year old striker as a replacement for Ross McCormack, who left the club for Fulham last week.

However, the youngster is set to stay in Italy after opting for a move to Lazio according to reports in Italy.

Petagna has shown that he could be one for the future breaking into AC Milan’s first-team and gaining five appearances for the Italian side, but needing more experience, he looks to be staying in Italy and heading towards Lazio.

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Being a young exciting prospect, Leeds will want to up their interest and with a move for him still open, he could still be heading to Elland Road to take over where McCormack left off.

McCormack, who joined Fulham for a staggering £11 million fee will be big shoes to fill for anyone who is brought in, as he netted 29 goals last campaign, making him the top scorer in the Championship.

A replacement is definitely needed and a prolific goalscorer at that. And the need for that goal threat is greater than ever now as Leeds look to build upon their 15th place in an on/off season under Brian McDermott.

New manager Dave Hockaday could look to use the entire huge sum acquired from selling their top scorer to find a new striker to go along with the other players who have already joined the club this summer.

These new signings are goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, midfielder Tomasso Bianchi and striker Souleymane Doukara.

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