Salernitana forward Massimo Coda has told the Italian media he tried to get a move in the last transfer window. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Leeds United in recent months, following claims in January they were keen to land the player.

Solosalerno have reported on comments Coda made in a press conference when he said he has ambition to again play in Serie A. The forward confirmed this could have happened in the last window, but Salernitana boss Claudio Lotito denied him a move.

“Since I arrived in Salerno I’ve wanted to achieve the goal of Serie A. I hope to finish the season well. In January I tried to get a move to the top flight, but the president refused this,” said Coda.

During the last window we covered reports from the Italian and the British press that Leeds United had made an offer for Coda. Beppe Galli spoke about requests coming in for his client, but he didn’t go as far as revealing which clubs were interested.

Last summer it was claimed Leeds United made a last ditch attempt to sign Coda. Officials from the club travelled to Italy to hold transfer talks, but a deal never materialised.