Serie A expert Conor Clancy says Leeds United could pull off the signing of the summer if they clinch the arrival of Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez.

Nandez has been high on Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa’s wishlist since the transfer window opened and Corriere dello Sport, via HITC, reported earlier this month that the two clubs were close to agreeing a £31million deal for Nandez.

However, the odds of Nandez heading to Elland Road has been dealt a blow by Italian giants Inter Milan entering the race for the 25-year-old, according to Centotrentuno, via LeedsLive.

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Nandez, who featured for Uruguay at this summer’s Copa America, made 34 appearances as Cagliari finished four points clear of the Serie A relegation zone last season.

Forza Italian Football editor Clancy expects Leeds to be beaten in the race for Nandez’s signature, but he feels the Yorkshire side would be a force if they seal the deal.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “If Leeds could get him, that would be one of the signings of the summer in the Premier League.

“But I do see it as increasingly unlikely that the deal will be done now.”





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