Sport West Brom make contact with Leeds over Jansson deal

19:25  11 july  2018
19:25  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Brom deny interest in Pontus Jansson

  West Brom deny interest in Pontus Jansson West Brom are not interested in a deal to sign Pontus Jansson from Leeds United this summer. The Express and Star report that the Baggies have played down suggestions that the Leeds man is a target for Darren Moore’s side. Reports emerging from Sweden had linked Jansson with a move to the recently-relegated side. The report went as far as suggesting that contact had been made between both clubs, but that does not appear to be the case. The Baggies are looking to strengthen defensively this summer as they brace themselves for interest in the likes of Craig Dawson. The club also needs to find a replacement for Jonny Evans, who left for Leicester City earlier in the transfer window. Kyle Bartley is reportedly closing in on a move to the Hawthorns after impressing while on loan at Leeds. Leeds will be keen to keep hold of Jansson, who has been one of the standout defenders during his time in the Championship.

Leeds defender Pontus Jansson tweeted ' state of shock' in Swedish after the announcement. And Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear spoke to BBC Radio Leeds on Wednesday evening and said the club would 'reengage' fans over the Leeds fail in £4m raid for West Brom starlet Tyler Roberts

West Ham United are looking to nab Leeds United's talisman Pontus Jansson this summer, with some reports claiming it will cost the Hammers £12million to sign the colossal defender. But a swap deal would surely suit both parties.

West Brom have reportedly made contact with Leeds United over a deal to sign defender Pontus Jansson.

Swedish outlet Expressen claims that the recently-relegated side are interested in a summer deal.

There is also thought to be interest from Premier League sides, but no clubs have been named in the report.

It is yet to be seen how interested Leeds would be in the idea of selling to a direct rival.

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Jansson has impressed during his time in England and has often been linked with moves away in the past.

Southampton have previously been keen to sign the defender, but it remains unclear if they will reignite their interest this summer.

West Brom and Sheffield United consider Roofe move

  West Brom and Sheffield United consider Roofe move West Brom are considering a move to re-sign former academy star Kemar Roofe from Leeds United this summer. Football Insider claims that both West Brom and Sheffield United are keeping tabs on the player. Both clubs are looking for additions in the final third ahead of the new season. Roofe has impressed since joining Leeds from Oxford and he was part of the squad that came close to securing promotion under Garry Monk. The forward was released by West Brom back in 2015 after numerous loan spells away from the club. He went on to join Oxford and would go on to make a name for himself there. His performances in League Two earned him a move to Leeds, where he made the step up with ease. Roofe netted 14 times for Leeds last season and was the club’s top scorer, but his future at the club is reportedly up in the air following the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa.

Contact Us. Leeds United are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Tyler Roberts from West Bromwich Albion. West Brom are set to sell Tyler Roberts to Leeds United for initial fee of £2.5m rising to £4m.

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Jansson remains under contract at Leeds until 2022, meaning the Baggies would be forced to put their hands in their pockets to secure a deal.

Darren Moore is keen to strengthen defensively and has also been linked with former Leeds loanee Kyle Bartley.

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West Brom close to agreeing Johnstone deal .
West Brom are closing in on a £5m deal to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. According to the Express and Star, West Brom are close to agreeing a fee of £5m to bring Johnstone to the Hawthorns on a permanent deal. Johnstone spent last season on loan to Aston Villa, helping the club reach the play-off final – as they lost 1-0 to Fulham. The English shot-stopper now looks set for a return to the Championship with West Brom. Darren Moore is looking for Johnstone to replace Ben Foster, who is set to leave the club this summer. Foster refused to attend a pre-season training camp last week and is the subject of interest from Premier League side Watford. The 35-year-old had previously voiced his commitment to West Brom, despite relegation, but now appears keen to return to the top-flight. United are expected to sign Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant to replace Johnstone.

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