You can almost sense the fear among Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern just as news about Massimo Cellino drops, and an audible hush swept over the bar area this afternoon when Brescia addressed links with the eccentric Italian.
The much-maligned Cellino, who has overseen a period of great instability at Elland Road, recently sold 50% of his stake in the club to Andrea Radrizzani and there is a growing feeling among fans that he may move away from his ties to the club entirely in the not too distant future.
Alas, it seems Serie B outfit Brescia won’t be his next project, with the club having addressed the chatter about the 60-year-old via a statement on their official website:
“In relation to the insistent news about the impending sale of the club, Giuseppe Pirola declares that the club has not been sold and is not in any negotiations at the moment. In particular there is contact, direct or indirect, with Cellino.”
Brescia are currently sat in 16th in the Italian second tier and haven’t been a Serie A outfit since suffering relegation in 2010/11.
Moving back to Leeds, the Whites are in a stronger position than they have been for some time under the management of Garry Monk, with the Yorkshire club fourth in the Championship, seven points clear of Fulham in seventh.
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