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Leeds United reportedly embroiled in £3.5m dispute

Leeds United are reportedly involved in a financial dispute with Italian club Torino, over  the transfer of defender Pontus Jansson.

The 26 year old is currently on a season long loan deal with Leeds, which is set to become permanent in July, after club and player agreed to a three year deal.

Torino believe that the Yorkshire club should have paid them £3.5 million to land Jansson, once he had played 20 games, because it is what the clause in the loan deal stated. Leeds, meanwhile, are looking to delay payment until July, when the Swedish international officially signs a contract.

According to Ed Aaron’s of the Guardian, Fifa are monitoring the dispute. Jansson has been in impressive form this season for Gary Monk’s men and though they failed to win a place in the promotion playoffs, he helped the team surpass the expectations of many this season. He has made 39 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 3 goals.