Massimo Cellino is close to buying English Championship side Leeds United, it has been reported in the British Press.
The Daily Mail have revealed that the Cagliari owner is on the verge of taking over the Elland Road outfit from current owners GFH Capital.
Former champions of England, Leeds are seen as one of the sleeping giants of the game, currently sitting in 12th place in the second-tier.
In an interview earlier this week, the Isolani chief refused to rule out potentially bidding for the Yorkshire club, and the paper insists on Wednesday that a deal is close.
At Cagliari meanwhile, they are close to signing wantaway Queens Park Ranger goalkeeper Julio Cesar, the Gazzetta dello Sport write.
The Brazilian shot-stopper is desperate to move away from Loftus Road this month, in the hope of claiming a World Cup place.