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Malmo confirm Rosenberg plans

Swedish champions Malmo have confirmed their interest in West Brom striker Markus Rosenberg.

The 31-year-old has struggled since moving to the Hawthorns on a free transfer in the summer of 2012, failing to score and making just nine starts in all competitions.

Earlier this season the Sweden international hinted that he may seek a move away from the club in the January transfer window, and now Malmo, where Rosenberg began his career, have emerged as a likely escape route.

Daniel Andersson, Malmo's new sporting director, has told Swedish website Fotbollskanalen.se that he wants to close a deal begun by his predecessor in the role, Per Agren.

"Daniel has contacts with a number of players who have been at Malmo," said club chairman Per Nilsson.

"It is no secret that we want Markus Rosenberg. Per Agren has talked to him but has not succeeded in reaching an agreement regarding a transfer.

"We want to bring him here, but it is also a matter of the right conditions."

Rosenberg's last outing for the Baggies was a brief appearance as a substitute in their surprise win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in September.

Having expressed his frustration at not getting many chances in public, Rosenberg was invited to discuss his future by then-manager Steve Clarke in October, and now could be heading back to his former club.