According to a claim in the Italian media, Carpi remain confident Jerry Mbakogu will be sold to Leeds United.

In the past 24 hours there have been claims the Championship side could pull out of a deal for the Nigerian as Leeds United’s new manager Macelo Bielsa is unsure about the forward.

Gazzetta di Modena report Carpi are still hopeful a deal will be completed with Leeds United, despite these latest claims.

It’s claimed Carpi president Stefano Bonacini is in talks with the English club and they are looking to close the deal before the 30th of June.

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As reported in the past week Carpi need to sell the 23 year old to Leeds United so that they can sign Federico Melchiorri on a permanent deal. The Cagliari forward spent last season on loan with the Serie B side.

It’s also been reported Leeds United are looking to get a discount on Mbakogu despite agreeing a transfer fee of €3.5m a few months ago.

This morning we covered claims from Italy that the deal is off, after Marcelo Bielsa rejected Mbakogu, but, as Gazzetta di Modena have it, that comes from English rumours and at Carpi they’re ‘tranquil’ about the situation.

This could be hope and delusion from Modena, and time will tell.