Whites Chase Rivaldo

Last updated : 24 May 2005 By Kevin Markey

Not the World Cup star but Rivaldo González Kiese is a 17-year-old playing for Italian Serie B side Venezia and he has played in both midfield and as a striker.

His first club in Italy was Lazio, but he left them in 2003 to join the struggling Venice club.

Kevin Blackwell watched him in action in a Serie B game against Crotone last weekend.

Meanwhile Gray, the 30-year-old former England defender, has already had contract talks with chairman Ken Bates.

Leeds just need to settle a sum with Blackburn Rovers, who are likely to want a nominal fee.