David Hockaday
Hockaday want further signings despite Leeds making six new signing this summer.

Leeds United manager David Hockaday is keen on adding further to his squad after the club clinched the season-long loan signing of Zan Benedicic from AC Milan.

The 18-year-old Slovenian international played for Milan's youth team last season having yet to make a professional appearance for the Serie A giants, and he becomes the sixth new addition at Elland Road this term.

Despite a summer in which 24 players have come and gone from Leeds, boss Hockday is keen for further change and has identified three areas that require strengthening before the summer transfer window closes on 1 September.

"We still feel we need to improve in certain areas and that is what we will do," he said.

"We have been patient so far and haven't panicked or paid over the odds for anybody and when the right player comes along, we will swoop.

"There's probably two or three areas which we need to strengthen in. Obviously, we have only two central defenders at the moment, but there's several areas we need to improve on. But in football, until someone signs on the dotted line, it does not mean anything."

Leeds kick off their Championship campaign away at Millwall, the start of a campaign during which owner Massimo Cellino is demanding promotion back to the Premier League.

One player that won't be moving to assist that promotion bid is Roma midfielder Federico Viviani, who has joined Serie B side Latina despite spending several days discussing terms with Leeds.

The player's agent Fiovanni Ferro said: "In regards to the statements from president Cellino, I would like to clarify a few things.

"First of all, I thank the president for the opportunity to go to Leeds and the nice words about Federico.

"Once again, he has proved himself to be a connoisseur of football. In any case, from our side, there was no game being played.

"The player has made a choice and that is that he wants to complete what he missed out on by a whisker last year (promotion to Serie A).

"I thank president Cellino and director Salerno and I wish for Leeds to win the Championship title.

"At the same time, I thank Latina Calcio for the great opportunity offered to Federico to complete his work and realise his dream."