Argentinian defender linked

Last updated : 23 January 2003 By FootyMAD
With Jonathan Woodgate strongly linked with a move to Newcastle United, Leeds boss Terry Venables is desperate to sign a central defender and is now targeting the 22-year-old Milito.

Milito's club Independiente say they have received an official faxed offer from Leeds, although the bid is understood to fall well below their valuation of the player.

Milito said: "I spoke to my agent during the weekend and he told me there was some interest from Leeds. I would love to play in England, as it's one of the biggest leagues in the world and, in my opinion, they have the best football there these days."

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