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Report: Leeds United set to complete signing of Pontus Jansson

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Leeds United are set to complete the signing of Pontus Jansson.

Rangers' Steven Naismith and Malmo's Pontus Jansson (L) in actionRangers' Steven Naismith and Malmo's Pontus Jansson (L) in action

Leeds United are on the verge of signing Swedish centre-back Pontus Jansson, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The defender currently plays for Torino, and is expected to seal his move to Elland Road tomorrow (Wednesday).

The deal will see Jansson sign on loan for the Whites, with an option to buy.

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Jansson has previously worked under Leeds assistant boss Pep Clotet, and will become the club's ninth summer signing, after Liam Bridcutt was announced earlier today.

The 25-year-old is a Swedish international, who signed for Torino from Malmo in 2014, where he won the Allsvenkan three times.

Leeds have already signed one Swedish player this summer, striker Marcus Antonsson, and came close to signing Joel Ekstrand on a free transfer before medical concerns halted the deal.

Leeds shipped five goals in their opening two Championship games and have been trying to strengthen as a result, and even dropped captain Sol Bamba for this evening's fixture at home to Fulham.

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