According to a report in the Italian media Carpi are already looking to life without their star forward Jerry Mbakogu and subsequently are searching for a replacement.

Mbakogu looks to be closing in on a move to Leeds United following reports the Championship side have an agreement to sign the player.

Gazzetta di Modena report Carpi are looking to sign a forward in this transfer window due to Mbakogu being on the verge of a transfer to Leeds United. It’s claimed the striker ‘should’ be making the move, and negotiations on that deal and getting a replacement in are a ‘priority’.

Carpi’s first choice target is reported to be Bari forward Libor Kozak. Gazzetta di Modena say the Italian club are trying to get a deal done for the 29 year old and also tie up a deal with Leeds United for Mbakogu by holding further talks with the English club.

It’s also reported Pontedera’s Lorenzo Pinzauti and Napoli’s Gaetano Tutino are options for the Serie B club.

Two weeks ago we covered reports from Italy that Mbakogu’s move to Leeds was more or less completed, and that the English side will pay €3m for the player.

The forward has been granted an Italian passport which will make the move to England easier, and the next step should be his medical. That’s as long as the new manager at Leeds United, whoever it may be, doesn’t kill the deal.