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24-year-old confirms Leeds United talks

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AIK full-back Haukur Hauksson has confirmed to Sportbladet that Leeds United are negotiating with the Swedish club to sign him, admitting that he is flattered the Whites' perceived interest in him.

The Yorkshire Evening Post (cited by Inside Futbol) reported earlier this week that Leeds had identified the 24-year-old as a possible signing, but decided against pursuing him.

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

However, the Iceland defender has now revealed to Sportbladet that the Championship club are in negotiations with AIK for his signature, but insists that he would not be against staying in Sweden if he had to.

Hauksson, who has netted three times in 10 Swedish league games this season, said: "My agent has told me that we are in contact with Leeds. They negotiate with AIK right now.

"It's a big, big club in England. With a nice story. But I would be happy even if I remain in the AIK. Of course I am really flattered. It is good for a big club like Leeds bid for you."

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The right-back is contracted to AIK until 2018 and may compete with Gaetano Berardi for regular first-team football under manager Garry Monk this season.

The Italian full-back has had his injury problems in recent time and the exit of Giuseppe Bellusci - who joined Empoli earlier this summer - leaves Monk a little short on right-back options at the moment.

Leeds kick off their Championship campaign with a trip to Queens Park Rangers on August 7, but before that they welcome Serie A outfit Atalanta in their last pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Jeremy Helan of Sheffield Wednesday in action with Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United

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