Tuesday July 22 2014
Leeds close on Roma's Viviani

Leeds United are expected to sign ex-Roma youth team captain Federico Viviani on loan today.

Massimo Cellino’s Championship club are packing their squad with Italian talents this season as they seek promotion to the Premier League.

According to Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianluca Di Marzio, the next Leeds arrival will be from Rome.

Midfielder Viviani was the captain of Roma’s Primavera squad before spending last season on loan in Serie B between Pescara and then Latina.

He scored five Serie B goals in 27 games between those two teams..

The 22-year-old also spent time at Padova and is an Italy Under-21 international.