Rumours could unsettle Leeds’ Jansson as Premier League trio come calling

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in potentially signing Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson, reports Swedish media outlet Expressen.

What’s the story?

Jansson has been a key figure in the Whites’ Championship campaign, which could end with the club in a playoff place.

The 26-year-old joined the club from Torino last summer on a season-long loan, but will seal a permanent three-year contract at the end of the season.

It seems as though other clubs are trying to lure Jansson elsewhere, with Expressen reporting that top-flight giants Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool have already made enquiries about a possible deal.

Sky Sports claim that Southampton have also registered an interest in the Swede, who missed out on the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

Will Leeds struggle to keep Jansson?

If the rumours are to be believed then it would be tough for the defender not to consider a move.

No disrespect to Leeds or Jansson’s previous clubs Malmo and Torino, but the opportunity to play for a Premier League giant is a huge step up.

Although, looking at the back lines of Chelsea and Tottenham, it would be difficult for him to force a way into the starting XI.

Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta form a solid back three at Stamford Bridge, while Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are the first-choice pairing at White Hart Lane.

Jansson may have a better chance of first-team action at Liverpool due to their inconsistent performances at the back, while uncertainty over Virgil van Dijk’s future at Southampton could pave a way through for the Swede.

This season, Jansson has made 32 appearances in the Championship and has even contributed with three goals and an assist.

It would be a huge blow to Leeds if they were to lose the defender, particularly if the club earn promotion to the Premier League.

 


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