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Luciano Becchio hands in transfer request

Leeds United's Luciano Becchio Photo: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

The Leeds United striker, Luciano Becchio, who has been the subject of two separate bids from foreign clubs during the January transfer window, has handed in a transfer request to the club.

Both bids have been rejected by United, but Becchio believes financially his interests are 'best served by a move away from Leeds' according to a club statement.

The club has been trying to agree a new deal with the striker, who is already the highest earning player at Elland Road, but it's understood the money he was asking for was more than United could support.

It is disappointing that this situation has occurred when he is under contract until 30th June 2014.

– Leeds United statement