Leeds United are unlikely to sign Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez this summer, having ‘vanished’ from the running for the player.

That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who cover their removal from the race as part of Inter Milan’s interest today.

The newspaper explains that Nandez is a potential target for Inter Milan this summer, having ‘came up’ in discussions a few weeks ago.

Cagliari are willing to sell him and have put a €30m asking price on his head if he is to leave on a permanent transfer.

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It appeared that they would be doing a deal with Leeds United for him, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side having been named as suitors for some time.

Indeed at one point, a move appeared close, but reports over the last week have seen a drastic change in that situation.

First, it was reported that they appeared to have let go of the idea before yesterday; it was claimed his agent was holding talks with Inter Milan instead.

That was followed by a claim that Leeds chief Victor Orta simply never put the money on the table, and Corriere now corroborate that, simply saying that Leeds have ‘vanished’.

That, coupled with the reports over the last few days, would suggest Nandez’s chances of rocking up at Elland Road this summer are zero, despite the fact he ‘wants to leave’ Cagliari.

Of course, there’s plenty of time for that to change, and perhaps Leeds will come back, but for now, this months-long transfer rumour appears to be dead in the water.