Leeds star wanted by Fulham as Scott Parker plans promotion charge FOOTBALL by SportsA - 01/07/20190 FULHAM are targeting Leeds star Pontus Jansson as they look to add much needed steel to the club’s defence. The west Londoners struggled at the back last season, conceding more goals than any other Premier League team as they were relegated back to the Championship. Scott Parker took charge of Fulham at the back end of the campaign and managed to steady the ship, albeit too late to avoid demotion. Parker deployed Calum Chambers as holding midfielder ahead of his preferred centre back pairing of Tim Ream and Maxime Le Marchand. But the Arsenal loanee has returned to his parent club and is unlikely to be back at Craven Cottage for a second campaign. And according to Daily Telegraph football news correspondent Matt Law, Fulham want to bolster their defensive options by bringing in Jansson from Leeds. “Hearing Fulham are very keen on trying to sign Pontus Jansson from Leeds,” the journalist tweeted. The Sweden international defender has plied his trade at Elland Road for the last three seasons, becoming something of a cult figure in the process. But after yet another failed promotion bid, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is planning wholesale changes this summer. The Argentine manager dropped Jansson for the Peacocks’ dramatic play-off semi-final second-leg defeat to Derby. And while he has spoken of his love for Leeds, a move to Fulham could prove tempting as he has just 12 months remaining on his contract. “I think as a player you have to respect and know your club, know the history, know how big the club is,” Jansson told FourFourTwo in May. “I really know what this club means to people, so for me it’s a responsibility; you have to do something for the club.