By Wayne Veysey

11th Aug, 2017 | 10:59am

Leeds to complete striker transfer today - BBC

By Harry Sykes

Marcus Antonsson is on the verge of quitting Leeds United, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

The station revealed on their West Yorkshire Sport Twitter account this morning (Friday) that striker Antonsson is set to move on loan later today.

The BBC report that League One outfit Blackburn Rovers are the favourites to win the signature of the Swede, 26, amid interest from other clubs.

Antonsson is set to leave Leeds for the season after failing to convince manager Thomas Christiansen since he was appointed in June.

He did not figure much towards the end of the club’s pre-season campaign and failed to make the bench for Leeds’ opening-day Championship win at Bolton.

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Tellingly, Antonsson also did not make the matchday 18 for the team’s League Cup win over Port Vale in midweek even though Christiansen rang the changes and gave opportunities to fringe players.

The forward was signed from Swedish club Kalmar FF last summer for a fee of around £1.5million.

In other Leeds United transfer news, Football Insider can exclusively reveal that Christiansen is lining up a move for a centre-back who is highly regarded and is captain of his club.

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