Malmo play down Toon talk

13 October 2009 09:33
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Malmo insist they have not been approached by Newcastle over Edward Ofere.[LNB] The Nigerian forward has been catching the eye of visiting scouts after a string of impressive displays in Sweden.[LNB]He has scored seven goals so far this season and Newcastle, along with North East rivals Middlesbrough, are said to be interested.[LNB]Reports in Sweden claim the Magpies are particularly showing a liking for 6ft 3in Ofere, who was capped by Nigeria earlier this year.[LNB]But Malmo insist they have not heard anything official from the St James' Park outfit.[LNB]"Newcastle will have to contact us so we can see what they have to offer," Malmo chairman Pelle Svensson told Fotbolldirekt. [LNB]"We haven't heard from Newcastle yet but it is easy to understand that the interest is big for him, even if it so far has been silent from interested clubs."[LNB]UnderstandableSvensson admits he can understand why a number of clubs are taking a keen interest in Ofere.[LNB]"It doesn't surprise me at all. He is hot at the moment," said Ofere. [LNB]"Look what he has done during the autumn. He has scored more goals than he has had opportunities."[LNB]Reports suggest that Malmo will want around £2million for Ofere, who has a year left on his current contract.[LNB]"It could probably end in a good deal when the time is right," continued Svensson.. [LNB]"But it's not sure that we sell him. He has contract with us over next season as well."[LNB]The current Swedish Allsvenskan season ends next month.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports