Arrivederci To Paulo Plans

Last updated : 31 July 2003 By Kevin Markey

Reid told the club’s official website: "I did have talks with his agent but it didn't go any further."

Any interest in Di Canio is now officially dead, Reid considered whether Di Canio would be the kind of player that would benefit The Whites and then later decided against it. His interest never got past his initial inquiry.

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The 34-year-old Italian's wages may have been a stumbling block for Leeds, a reported £40k a week, as well as his flamboyant reputation. A move to Premiership newcomers Portsmouth, managed by his old boss Harry Redknapp, has also failed to materialise for the ex-West Ham star.

But Reid has proven he is actively seeking to bolster his squad after landing midfielder Jody Morris and defender Zoumana Camara in the last week, proving that there are better value signings available.

Leeds certainly cannot afford any duff signings this season. Unlike some teams!