Anderlecht are ready to reject a Swansea City bid to make Aleksandar Mitrovic an immediate replacement for Wilfried Bony.
Bony's imminent £30m move to Manchester City is understood to have sparked interest in the Serbian striker from Swansea. But sources at the Belgian club insist that the £15m-rated Mitrovic will not be sold this month, meaning Swansea will have to look elsewhere or wait until the summer.
Mitrovic has scored 31 goals in 65 appearances for Anderlecht, whom he joined from Partizan Belgrade in 2013, including the 90th-minute equaliser in the stunning 3-3 Champions League draw against Arsenal in November.
The 20-year-old's agent has suggested that his client will leave Anderlecht at the end of the season, with AC Milan already touted as one possible destination.
"It would be difficult for him to leave Anderlecht in January, but he'll probably move in June," said Nenad Jestrovic. "He's ready for a big club, he'll prove it.
"I think he's the best young striker on the market at the moment. Milan would be a nice club for Mitrovic to join, they're still a massive club.
"I've heard about Milan's interest, but they haven't contacted me. They have my phone number. Whoever wants the player will have to talk to me.
"We hope he can go to a big club."
Swansea may decide to reinvest some of the Bony transfer fee into signing Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Naughton.
Spurs are ready to make a bid for Danny Ings but fear Burnley will put their chances of Premier League survival ahead of cashing in on the highly rated striker this month.
Senior Spurs officials believe it will be a similar case with another transfer target, Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, whose club are also threatened by relegation. (© Daily Telegraph, London)