Yesterday news broke that Torino weren’t happy with the deal currently taking place for Pontus Jansson. Nobody really knows the ins and outs of the deal but we do know Leeds are due Torino around £3.5 million and Jansson has signed a pre-contract starting in July.

The basis of this rumour came from Italy and has been confirmed by Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post that Torino do have an issue with the deal. They have said they are not prepared to comment on the story that FIFA are investigating the deal, the problem believed to be the timing of the payment from Leeds to Torino. Torino are apparently unhappy that Leeds didn’t pay for the player when he played his 22nd game for the club in January, but Leeds maintain they don’t need to pay until the contract starts in July.

Jansson signed for Leeds at the start of the season on a year long loan deal with the view to a permanent deal. It was pretty obvious that Leeds needed to keep hold of Jansson after a short time and Leeds could trigger the deal after 22 games, something they did at the end of January, the player signed the contract at the start of February and it was expected that Leeds were to pay for the player at the end of the season. It was pointed out by a friend yesterday that with clubs willing to pay much more than the £3.5 million agreed maybe Torino are trying to get out of the bargain Leeds have made themselves.

The club are confident the deal is on track and will go ahead as planned.

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