Fulham striker Marcello Trotta is a summer transfer target for Championship outfit Leeds United, [football] direct news understands. The 21-year-old, who is currently on loan at League One side Brentford, has found opportunities almost impossible to come by in west London, and has made only three brief appearances for the Cottagers as a substitute.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });However, he has caught the eye with his Football League performances and has netted 11 times this term. A source close to Leeds told FDN that boss Brian McDermott is a keen admirer of the former Napoli and Manchester City youth team player. The Elland Road side face competition from suitors in Italy, with Sampdoria said to be monitoring his situation at Craven Cottage, but hope the forward opts to stay in England. Trotta could end up being a replacement for Leeds targetman Matt Smith, who is wanted by Premier League club Crystal Palace according to an Eagles source.