Leeds United and Genoa could be set for a battle to sign Ternana forward Felipe Avenatti, according to claims in Italy. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Leeds United in the past 12 months following their attempts to sign the Uruguayan last summer.

TMW have reported this morning Teranna have a decision to make this summer with regards to Avenatti and his club teammate Falletti Cesar. Both the players have contracts which expire next summer, and therefore Ternana may have to sell in order to get a decent transfer fee for the pair.

Avenatti and Cesar will be able to speak to other clubs in the New Year, and subsequently the Italian side risk losing them on free transfer next July.

On the other hand, the Serie B side have just signed Juan Surraco, which allows Ternana’s new coach Christian Panucci to form one of the most potent forward lines in Serie B.

The Umbrian club have ambitions to achieve promotion to Serie A next season, and keeping the three South Americans at the club would help them in their objective.

Leeds United and Genoa will be monitoring the situation with Avenatti after claims both clubs are interested in the forward. New Genoa coach Ivan Juric knows Avenatti well after managing Serie B Crotone last season but Leeds United will still be hopeful they can land the player this time around.