However, it is reported that they will face competition from Cardiff City, states Tuttomercatoweb.
United are hoping to tie up a deal for the 29-year-old Italian shot-stopper, it is claimed by TMW, who has only featured four times in Serie A this season, playing deputy to Luigi Sepe at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.
The report also mentions Cardiff as interested in the goalkeeper, as well as Serie A side Bologna, but states that he would prefer to remain in his home country.
TMW claim that a move to another Serie A side is thought to be Bassi’s first-choice for a transfer, if he has to leave Tuscany, but Leeds may be able to convince him otherwise, due to the strong Italian contingent at the club.
The club currently have five Italians in their first team: Marco Silvestri, Giuseppe Bellusci, Tommaso Bianchi, Mirco Antenucci and Dario Del Fabro.