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Leeds United foreign signings declare themselves injured on eve of Charlton clash - reports

It is being reported that Leeds United are facing a severe shortage of players at Charlton Athletic tomorrow after six of the club’s foreign signings unexpectedly declared themselves injured.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn is facing a selection dilemma Credit: Press Association

Marco Silvestri, Giuseppe Bellusci, Dario Del Fabro, Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara and Edgar Cani are understood to have told head coach Neil Redfearn that they would not be fit for the Charlton trip at the club's training ground today, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

They are believed to have trained without problem on Thursday but none of them travelled with United’s squad to the capital.

Reports: Leeds owner's Range Rover trial postponed until June

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino's Range Rover tax evasion case has been postponed until June 23, according to reports in Italy.

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The prosecution wants Cellino to be fined €40,000 for allegedly evading VAT during the purchase of the Range Rover in the United States.

Earlier today, a court in Cagliari postponed the hearing until June 23 with Cellino himself not in attendance.

Cellino also has a court hearing on June 5 for allegedly evading tax on the Lucky 23 yacht.


Leeds owner Cellino in court over tax evasion charge

Leeds United president Massimo Cellino is due to appear at a court in Italy today, according to reports.

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The 58-year-old faces another charge of tax evasion over unpaid VAT on a Range Rover.

Cellino is currently barred from playing any role at Leeds by the Football League.

He has already announced that he will not return to the club when his ban expires next month.

No away support for Cardiff at Elland Road after ticket row

Cardiff have confirmed they will be taking no away fans to their Sky Bet Championship clash with Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday.

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The Bluebirds were initially offered 1,000 restricted tickets, where supporters swap a voucher for a match ticket en route to the stadium, but rejected the offer and then turned down a second allocation of 500 unrestricted tickets out of principal.

Leeds, who have rejected a request for the game to be beamed back, were allocated 2,000 seats for the fixture in south Wales earlier in the season and Cardiff believe their fans are not being shown the same amount of respect.

Cardiff fans to boycott Leeds game in ticket row

Cardiff City have backed fans who have decided to boycott their game with Leeds United at Elland Road tomorrow.

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Cardiff supporters are unhappy with the Whites offering them just 500 away tickets. The Bluebirds have chosen to return them back to United.

We have no option but to return the low number of unrestricted tickets on offer out of respect for our supporters. It's extremely disappointing to have reached this conclusion. Our preference was for Cardiff City fans to be granted the same respect and freedom of travel as provided to over 2,000 Leeds supporters for the corresponding fixture this season. We are frustrated that this could not be permitted.

– Cardiff CEO Ken Choo. >


Redfearn comments on renewed speculation about his future

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn has told reporters that he is fully focused on the next five games amid continued speculation about his future as manager.

Neil Redfearn (R) with his former assistant Steve Thompson Credit: Leeds United

Redfearn's assistant Steve Thompson was suspended last month, and there were reports last night that sporting director Nicola Salerno has quit.

Redfearn, who has been nominated for March's Manager of the Month awards, says he and his players are only concentrating on football.

He also confirmed that he hasn't seen Salerno since last week.

My situation will be dealt with when it's dealt with. We're concentrating on the football. No one wants the season to fizzle out.

The club, the players and supporters, they come first. There's five games to go and we're focusing on that.

This side doesn't know when it's beaten, you're looking for signs in your team and the signs are good. The building blocks are in place.

– Neil Redfearn

Leeds boss Redfearn nominated for Manager of the Month award

Neil Redfearn has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award after his Leeds United side remained unbeaten throughout March.

He will compete for the award against Bournemouth's Eddie Howe, Charlton's Guy Luzon and Norwich's Alex Neil.

Redfearn's side beat Ipswich Town and Wigan Athletic in March, followed by a 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest a 3-0 win at Fulham and a 1-1 draw away to Blackpool.

The winner of the award will be announced on Friday morning.

Reports: Cellino in negotiations to sell Leeds United

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is in negotiations to sell the club, according to reports in Italy.

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The former Cagliari President who took over at Elland Road in March 2014 is believed to be keen on a potential takeover at Parma.

Cellino is currently barred from playing any role at Leeds by the Football League.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio says that the Leeds owner's company, Eleonora Sport, is in the process of selling their controlling interest in the club.

Cellino has already announced that he will not return to Leeds when his ban expires next month.

Red Bull denies takeover bid for Leeds United

The beverage company Red Bull has denied media reports that it would take over Leeds United.

"Another involvement in football is not planned," Oliver Mintzlaff, head of global football marketing of the Group, told the German news agency dpa.

He was responding to speculation in the British media, citing suspended Leeds owner Massimo Celino as saying the Austrian company had submitted a £60 million bid for the club.

Red Bull is currently involved in three football clubs - German second division RasenBallsport, Leipzig Red Bull Salzburg and New York Red Bulls.

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