Leeds United have reportedly been handed a boost in their pursuit of Uruguayan forward Felipe Avenatti, according to Sport Witness.
The Championship outfit, who lost 2-0 away to Brentford on Tuesday night, seeing them stay fifth in the second-tier standings, have been continually linked with a move for the Ternana hitman this summer.
The 23-year-old, who is a former Uruguay Under-21 international, has scored 10 goals and provided three assists in 33 appearances in all competitions for the Serie B outfit so far this season.
Avenatti, who began his career at Club Atlético River Plate in his homeland, is out of contract come the end of the current 2016-17 campaign.
Speaking to Ternana News, the 6ft 5in striker admitted he is yet to make a decision on his long-term future ahead of his destined departure ahead of the forthcoming transfer window.
“Ternana has given me so much, it feels like my home, in good times or bad,” he said.
“I still do not know what I will do in the future, but as long as it does not end with the club dropping out of Serie B.
“Then the rest is with my agent.”