Derby County Football Club can confirm that officers from the Derbyshire Constabulary were called to the Derby County Training Centre at around 11:20am on Thursday 10th January 2019 following reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the premises.
It has since been confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at Leeds United Football Club.
The club is now in discussion with Leeds United club officials in relation to this incident.
"Like Rambo hidden among the branches on the hill, Luca De Pra, Genoa goalkeeping coach and man of noble footballing ancestry, failed to overcome Sampdoria's intelligence and counter intelligence operations.
"However, no prisoners were taken, and no blood was shed. Once tracked down and caught red-handed, the opposing side's soldier was let free to return to base.
South Americans have a very different/more cynical approach to the game than we do in this country, so not surprised that Bielsa has no issue with it. It’s exactly the same mentality as Pochetino who is on record as saying he condones diving and that it’s only in England that people have a problem with it.