Leeds United forward Mirco Antenucci may be departing the club this month as he wants a return to Italy.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, the 30-year-old would like a move back to his home country but Ascoli, a Serie B outfit, are the only team to have shown any interest.

It’s starting to become a busy transfer window for the Whites, the club have already extended the loan of Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland and are looking to do a deal for Norwich City forward Kyle Lafferty, although that move is proving to be difficult.

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In terms of outgoings, Leeds boss Steve Evans has confirmed that they have rejected two offers for defender Giuseppe Bellusci, but both Bellusci and Antenucci could leave if improved offers are received.

Antenucci joined Leeds United in the summer of 2014 and has gone onto make 60 appearances for the West Yorkshire club, scoring 15 and assisting five.

However, he has fallen down the pecking order under Steve Evans with Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara seeing more game time in recent weeks.

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The forward is well-experienced in the Italian leagues, featuring over 190 times in Serie B, where he has scored 66 and assisted 16.

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