Roma wait on Leeds answer
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The French midfielder is currently on loan at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are keen to make the deal permanent.
The club's sporting director Franco Baldini is due to meet Leeds officials next week to thrash out a deal with Roma holding first option until May 15.
But Baldini is concerned he may not be able to conclude negotiations in that time frame and has asked for a further week, although he is waiting for a reply from the financially-stricken Premiership side.
Roma had initially offered é¼6 million (£4.2 million) for Dacourt when they signed the tough-tackling midfield man during January's transfer window.
The Giallorossi have reduced that figure to é¼3.5 (£2.5 million) in the hope that Leeds' dire financial situation will force The Whites to accept a cut-price sum.
The Serie A club, though, are reticent about solely paying cash for Dacourt and will moot the possibility of a part-exchange with Luigi Sartor, Giovanni Guigou and Davide Bombardini purported to be the candidates to be included in a deal.