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Leeds United round-up: Cellino wants Antonsson, Clare targeted and Bielsa work permit update

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Leeds United round-up: Cellino wants Antonsson, Clare targeted and Bielsa work permit update

All the latest news and gossip from Leeds United.

Cellino raid

A new team has entered the mix for Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson, but it is a familiar face involved.

The Swedish star has struggled to settle at Elland Road and spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

He is consistently being linked with a move away this summer, as teams in his native Sweden appear to be keen.

Now Brescia are said to be keen on the player. The Italian Serie B side are currently owned by Massimo Cellino, the former controversial chairman of Leeds United.

He was in charge when Antonsson arrived in West Yorkshire and, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, has not forgotten him.

(during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Gillingham at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on September 12, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames, England.

Clare wanted

Leeds United are one of a number of clubs in the hunt for Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sean Clare. According to TEAMtalk, the West Yorkshire side join the likes of Everton and Wolves in the hunt for the player. Aston Villa have been the frontrunners for his signature, but are no longer in the running for the player.


Clare has refused a new deal at Hillsborough, where he impressed in the second half of last season.

Leeds are now hopeful of bringing him to Elland Road for a minimal compensation fee.

Balague on Bielsa

The latest on Marcelo Bielsa now. Yesterday saw reports in Argentina suggest the deal was done and his work permit was in.

That was clearly not the case. Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has now made it clear that no deal is yet done.

He says a work permit is yet to be approved and that will only happen after he has signed on the dotted line.

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