By Will Butcher
Ex-Bari central midfielder Andrea Lazzari has told Italian radio that he would be interested in a move to Leeds this summer.
The Championship club are once again being linked with a whole host of Italian players, with the former Fiorentina midfielder being the latest.
Lazzari told TuttoMercatoWeb’s radio station that he was interested in a move abroad, when asked about a potential reunion with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, who he worked with at Cagliari.
“I have not heard from anyone, but I’d like to try an experience abroad,” said the Bari midfielder.
The nomadic midfielder has had spells with nine different Italian clubs during his 14-year career, starting with Serie A side Atalanta and moving to the likes of Cesena and Carpi.
Lazzari signed for Bari earlier this year at the end of the January transfer window, but failed to make an appearance and now finds himself without a contract.
“It’s a bit of a surprise,” Lazzari said after he was released. “But it is the reality and we have to live with it.”
The 31-year-old has more than 200 Serie A appearances under his belt, and manager Garry Monk is keen on adding experience to his midfield after being linked with the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Leon Osman.
Leeds have been busy in the transfer window so far, bringing in six new faces. The latest was League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe, who signed from Oxford United for £3million.
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