Crotone are interested in Salernitana forward Massimo Coda, according to claims in the Italian media. Despite recently extending his contract with Salernitana, Coda could still leave the Serie B side, and was linked with a move to Leeds United late into the last window.
Muro Rossoblu have revealed Crotone are looking to strengthen their attacking options in the January window and Coda is an option open to them. The Italian side were only promoted to Serie A last season, and already face an uphill task to consolidate their place in the top flight.
Crotone are currently bottom of the league table, and they will be hoping to turn things around by bringing in a goalscorer like Coda.
The Serie A side have also been linked with Fiorentina attacker Khouma Babacar after he initially turned down a move to the club in the summer. Babacar is struggling to get games for Fiorentina this season, and may need to move in the new year.
During the last transfer window, we covered reports from Italy that Massimo Cellino was showing an interest in Coda, and was hoping to pull off a deal with the Serie B side before the deadline.
Despite no offer coming in from the Championship side it was claimed officials from Leeds United held meetings in Milan with the sporting director of Salernitana to thrash out a deal. However, Leeds United’s approach came too late in the window, so a deal couldn’t be done in time.
Salernitana have since reacted to the Leeds United efforts, and tied down their star man, although he still continues to be linked with a move away. Given the Crotone interest and the possibility of a transfer still there, Leeds United’s owner Massimo Cellino may well choose to step in.