Malmo sporting director Daniel Andersson has insisted that the club are in a position to reject offers for former Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson in January.

The striker, who struggled to impress during his spell at Leeds and was sold in the summer, has reignited his career in his homeland Sweden with Malmo this season.

The striker scored the winning goal at Besiktas in Malmo's last Europa League group game to carry his side to the last 32 of the competition earlier this month.

His struggles at Leeds have been shrugged off and now there are suggestions a number of clubs are considering snaring him away from Malmo in the rapidly approaching winter window.

Andersson insisted that Malmo are in a strong financial footing at the moment because of progress in Europe and are under no pressure to sell any of their top players, such as Antonsson.

He also stressed that the club have not received any concrete offers for the striker ahead of the winter window.

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The Malmo sporting director told Swedish outlet FotbollDirekt: “We are sitting in an even better position.

"The Europa League has brought in more money and we have long contracts with most of our players.

“So we really don’t need to sell and without a doubt can say no to things around players such as Antonsson.”

When probed about offers for the striker, he said: “I don’t know, nothing concrete on the table anyway.

“But on the other hand, it can change quickly.”

Antonsson has not ruled out a move abroad once again in the future, but Malmo coach Uwe Rosler, a former Leeds boss, will be keen to keep hold of him.