By Alex Stevens
Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson will undergo a medical with Leeds on Monday, according to a report.
Antonsson has been linked with a move to England after impressing for Kalmar in the Swedish top flight.
Swedish website Fotbollskanalen claim Leeds’ pursuit of the player is almost complete and he will undergo a medical on Monday and become the first signing of new manager Garry Monk.
It said the Yorkshire giants have made a bid of £1.25million bid to land a player who has also attracted interest from Aston Villa and Cardiff as well as French side Toulouse.
The striker has scored 13 goals in 18 appearances for the Scandinavian club, including an impressive 10 strikes in 12 league matches.
Antonsson, 25, joined Kalmar last year on a free transfer and has a deal that runs until 2018.
Kalmar president Mattias Rosenlund has confirmed the club are in discussions with an unnamed team over a deal for Antonsson.
“We are in agreement with a club,” Rosenlund said. “He will undergo a medical on Monday to check that nothing interferes with the process.
“That is what we are waiting for at the moment.”