Last week, we covered claims from Italy that Leeds United want AS Roma’s Edoardo Bove.

It was also stated Leeds could make a concrete attempt for the 22-year-old if they beat Southampton and return to the Premier League.

Corriere dello Sport state Leeds or any other interested clubs will have a tough task to sign the midfielder in the summer window.

Bove has mainly had a substitute’s role since Daniele De Rossi replaced José Mourinho in January. That hasn’t stopped him from attracting interest from other clubs and Leeds are believed to be among them.

He played the full 90 minutes in his side’s 1-0 win over Genoa at the weekend and Corriere say it was one of the Italian’s best performances in the Roma shirt.

A lack of regular game time in the past months resulted in cramps but the player continued until the end, at De Rossi’s request. Corriere say he ‘gives his all and never holds back’, and finished the clash against Genoa with 94% pass accuracy.

The report explains fans love him because he’s full of aggression and never leaves the pitch without being drenched in sweat, it’s even said he could be the ‘future of Roma’.

Leeds United’s prospects aren’t looking great.