Leeds owner Massimo Cellino will demand a large fee for defender Guiseppe Bellusci, according to Sky Italia. 

The centre back has apparently attracted interest from a number of Italian sides this month, but Cellino is demanding between £4m and £5m for the 26 year old Italian.

Sky Italia report that Hellas Verona have submitted a concrete inquiry for the centre back and Cellino has apparently responded by asking for a fee of between £4m and £5m.

It appears that if Leeds controversial owner doesn’t lower his asking price, then Bellusci will be staying at Elland Road for this window at least.

The defender himself is apparently open to a move back to Italy, if Leeds can agree a deal with an interested party.

The situation could also be complicated by the loss of Leeds head of recruitment Martyn Glover, as this means that transfers are likely to go through Cellino, who isn’t keen to sell.

The 26 year old defender is a controversial figure at Elland Road, as he has blasted fans on social media and withdrawn from a matchday squad in the past.

He has also been dogged by mistakes since signing for Leeds.

Leeds started the season poorly and parted with ex boss Uwe Rosler, but they are now unbeaten in seven games under new manager Steve Evans.

They are currently 13th in the Sky Bet Championship.

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