Leeds United set to sign Juventus defender Sorensen on loan

The Danish centre-back will join the Championship club for the 2014-15 Championship season after the Serie A side agreed full ownership with Bologna for the 22-year-old
By William Joyce

Leeds United are set to complete the loan signing of Juventus defender Frederik Sorensen, Goal can confirm.

The Danish centre-back arrived in England on Tuesday and has undergone a medical ahead of his move to the Championship club.

Sorensen left Denmark for Juventus in 2010 and made a handful of first team appearances during the 2010-11 Serie A season.

Following the appointment of Antonio Conte as head coach, the 22-year-old found himself out of favour and moved to Bologna in a co-ownership deal.

But Juve reached an agreement to sign Sorensen outright in June this summer and will now send him on loan to Elland Road.

Sorensen will become Leeds' sixth summer signing from Italian football following the takeover of the club by Massimo Cellino.

Marco Silvestri, Gaetano Berardi, Tommaso Bianchi, Souleymane Doukara and Zan Benedicic, have all made the move from Italian clubs.