Leeds United forward Marcus Antonsson looks increasingly likely to be on his way out of the club, with a move back to Kalmar still a possibility.

However, other Swedish clubs are reportedly interested in the 26-year-old, who has barely featured for the Elland Road outfit.

He scored one goal in 16 league matches before he was sidelined by then-manager Garry Monk. He last played for Leeds during their 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Sutton in January.

As speculation about his future grows, Kalmar sporting director Thomas Andersson Borstam was asked about a possible move, but gave little away in response.

“There I have to be boring,” he told Swedish media outlet Barometern.

“He has been Kalmarspelare but is in Leeds now, and therefore I do not want to comment on that,” he added.

It does seem, however, that Antonsson will not be a Whites player for much longer.

New boss Thomas Christiansen has not used him in any of the last three pre-season matches Leeds have played, instead preferring to leave him on the bench.

According to The Yorkshire Post, the new manager is still in the market for another centre-forward, which would all but confirm that Antonsson’s future lies away from Yorkshire.

Having signed Caleb Ekuban from Chievo, Christiansen has cover for Chris Wood but seemingly wants to boost his squad further.

He missed out on Ashley Fletcher, who joined Monk at Middlesbrough, and a move for Alvaro Negredo did not materialise either.

When Antonsson left Sweden, he did so as the Allsvenskan’s top scorer but failed to replicate that goal-scoring prowess in the Championship, although he did have more joy in the League Cup, scoring twice in three appearances.

That has clearly not been enough to convince those at the club he has a future there, and if several sides are indeed interested in bringing him back to Sweden, he needs to make a decision about his future quickly.

Although Leeds have until the end of the month to wrap up any transfer dealings, the Swedish transfer window closes on August 11


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