Two signings confirmed but Leeds United decide against Rossini

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Leeds United have confirmed two more signings for the forthcoming season, but will not be adding Swiss defender Jonathan Rossini to their squad.

Rossini had been training with the Whites in Italy and was expected to take Leeds’ summer signings up to five before the club opted not to sign him.

United owner Massimo Cellino said: “We want special players at Leeds United. Rossini didn’t show enough during the three days he trained with the rest of the team.

“After speaking to him it is clear that he didn’t have the right attitude to join Leeds, so we have allowed him to leave.”

Leeds have, however, added 22-year-old Catania striker Souleymane Doukara on a season long loan with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the campaign.

The Senegalese forward, who can play as a striker or winger, spent last season on loan at Juve Stabia in Serie B making 20 appearances, scoring six goals.

He will be joined at Elland Road by Italian midfielder Tommaso Bianchi, who has signed for an undisclosed fee from Serie A side Sassuolo, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old, who is a former Italy under 21 international, arrives at Elland Road having signed a four-year deal with the club.

During his time with Sassuolo the midfielder achieved promotion to Serie A after the side won Serie B at the end of the 2013-14 season.