Leeds set to announce deal for Juventus defender today

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Leeds United could confirm the signature of young Juventus defender Frederik Sorensen later today, according to Italian reports.

Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio expects Leeds United to complete a deal with Juventus for Frederik Sorensen within the next few hours.

Leeds have been drawing heavily on owner Massimo Cellino and transfer guru Nicola Salerno's Italian connections and look set to snap up another Serie A man.

According to Di Marzio, Leeds and Juventus have reached an agreement over 22-year-old defender Sorensen, which is believed to be a season long loan with the option of making the deal permanent next summer.

The Sky Sport Italia journalist insists that Sorensen has already left for England and will undergo a medical later today, allowing the deal to be completed.

Denmark Under-21 international Sorensen can either play as a centre-back or a right-back but his towering stature at six foot four has often recommended him more for a central defensive position.

Juventus signed Sorensen in August 2010 after a successful trial with the club and he was initially added to the youth team but he had to be called up to the senior squad in the 2010-11 campaign due to an injury crisis.

Sorensen has made a total of 17 starts for Juventus but the Old Lady sold 50 percent of the player to Bologna where he played over 40 times, culminating in the Emilia-Romagna side's relegation from Serie A last term.

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Juventus bought back Bologna's 50 percent share at the start of the summer but they appear to be happy to send him out to Leeds and watch his development.

A deal could be officially confirmed within the next few hours.

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