By Wayne Veysey

14th Jun, 2016 | 9:13pm

Report: Leeds eye swoop on Italian giants for 21-year-old ace

By Tom Blackburn

Leeds are interested in Juventus goalkeeper Francesco Anacoura but face competition from Nottingham Forest, according to a report.

Anacoura, 21, is likely to be available for a move on loan from the Serie A champions.

Italian transfer website Tuttomercatoweb reported that Leeds and Forest are monitoring the situation of the Italian after he returned to Juve from a loan spell at third-tier outfit Rimini.

Leeds have a history of signing players from Italian clubs since owner Massimo Cellino took charge in 2014, but this summer they have largely looked at talent in England.

Current Whites goalkeeper Marco Silvestri joined the club from Chievo Verona in 2014 and is well established as the number one.

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Despite not having his best season in 2015-16, Silvestri is only 25 and rated highly by staff and fans at Elland Road.

Teenage goalkeeper Bailey Farrell-Peacock also signed a new contract with Leeds last week, while former Chelsea keeper Ross Turnbull is expected to be fit for pre-season after a serious ankle injury.

Anacoura signed his first professional contract with Juventus in 2014, and has been on a series of loans since then.

Last summer, he joined Rimini in the Italian third tier on loan and played 24 times in the league, conceding 32 times as the north Italian club finished fourth bottom.

In other Leeds news, their summer target has dropped a hint at where he will play next season.