Football: Leeds turn to Andersson

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LEEDS UNITED'S search for a goalscorer has led them to join the clamour for Kennet Andersson, the French-based Swedish international striker in whom Everton, Sheffield Wednesday and Crystal Palace have all shown interest, writes Phil Shaw.

Andersson moved from Lille to Caen after the World Cup finals, during which he scored five goals as the Swedes took third place. He had rejected Palace on the grounds that he preferred to play 40 games rather than 60 a season, but later became a target for Mike Walker and Trevor Francis.

Wednesday agreed a pounds 1.5m fee, but pulled out when Caen upped the price after Andersson's goal for his country in Switzerland last week. Leeds, for whom Brian Deane has scored only 14 times in 15 months since Howard Wilkinson bought him for pounds 2.7m, have now enquired about the 27-year- old six-footer.

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