Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino is eyeing up some British talent for the club this summer, according to The Sun.

It is believed that Cellino wants to try a new recruitment policy for Leeds next season, and sign primarily British players.

With forward Mirco Antenucci having already confirmed his exit from the club, and fellow Italian Marco Silvestri also looking set to leave, Leeds need to bring new faces in to replace them.

Cellino seems to have realised that his Italian signings so far have mostly struggled in the Championship, and will look to instead bring in players from this country.

This policy could start with the signing of Bristol Rovers striker Matt Taylor, whose contract expires this summer.  However the club will face competition from Championship rivals Hull City and Preston North End.

The signing of mostly Brits for the club will not end with first-team players however, with Cellino looking to appoint a British manager this summer.

Current boss Steve Evans is widely expected to leave the club this week, after leading Leeds United to a 13th place finish this season.

According to the report, there is to be a big shake-up at Leeds this summer, with players and the management staff.  This may not be the best thing for the club however, with Leeds seemingly crying out for some stability after five managers in two years.


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