A deal to bring Brazilian whizzkid Adryan to Elland Road edges closer and the player will arrive on a permanent deal, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Writing on his own website, the Sky Italia journalist described the deal as “destined to go through.”

This follows days of talk about the deal being a complicated one with Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino describing the Brazilian as a “special talent” he hopes to bring to Elland Road.

In other news, Giuseppe Bellusci celebrated his 25th birthday today by signing a 4-year contract with Leeds United. The player arrived on loan earlier this month and has yet to make a single appearance, so a four year contract came as something of a surprise but speaks to the high regard in which Cellino holds him.

Finally, the Yorkshire Evening Post are linking us with Casper Sloth, a 22-year-old Danish International who’s already made 134 appearances for Aarhus Gymnastikforening and represented his country 7 times.

He also appeared in the rather bizarre advert you see below.