By Wayne Veysey

6th Jan, 2017 | 6:24am

Radrizzani to jet in for Leeds talks - report

By Alex Stevens

New Leeds joint owner Andrea Radrizzani will jet into the UK next week and hold talks with key senior figures at the club, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the Italian businessman will fly to England to begin work at Elland Road after sealing a deal that hands him 50 per cent ownership of the club.

It is said that he will attend the league match at Derby on Friday of next week, his first as owner of the Championship outfit.

Radrizzani has reportedly arranged to come to Leeds to begin speaking with Cellino and other central figures at the club as he sets about making his mark at the former Champions League powerhouse.

The report states that the sports media mogul will hold discussions with manager Garry Monk and other senior figures at the promotion-chasing club.

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Leeds are next in action on Monday when they travel to League Two outfit Cambridge United for an FA Cup third round clash.

Radrizzani appears to have given that low-key match a miss, as he prepares to be present for the Championship trip to fellow fallen giant Derby.

Leeds have high hopes of winning promotion this season after a transformation overseen by Monk, who has steered the team to a series of outstanding results after overcoming a difficult start to the campaign.

The Yorkshire giants are fifth in the league table, just seven points off the promotion places, in the wake of Monday’s 3-0 win against Rotherham at Elland Road.

In other Leeds news, the club’s fans have gone mental on Twitter after Monk landed his first January signing.