Ternana coach Bentio Carbone has told the Italian media he’s keen to secure the futures of César Falletti and Felipe Avenatti with the Serie B club. Avenatti was linked with a move to Leeds United in the summer and with his contract set to expire next summer the Championship side could take advantage.

Ternana News have reported on Carbone’s comments in his press conference today when he was asked about the situation with the two South Americans. Carbone, a former consultant for Leeds United, said he wouldn’t want to cope without the two forwards, and was hoping to get them to renew.

Carbone confirmed Avenatti and Falletti are weighing up their options, and that other clubs have started to show an interest.

“I can’t do without them. they’re looking around, there are also requests from other clubs,” said Carbone on the future of the two Uruguayans.

Earlier today we covered reports from Italy focusing on the fact Felipe Avenatti will be able to speak to other clubs in the new year over a  pre-contract agreement. With just six months left on his contract, the Serie B side risk losing him on a free transfer next summer, and may have to sell him on the cheap in the next window.

Leeds United were linked with the South American in the summer with claims they made an approach for the 24-year-old. Since Leeds United’s interest, Avenatti has become a key player for Ternana, and has already scored eight goals this season.