Andersson confirmed calling the former Leeds defender before naming his World Cup qualifying squad yesterday.
He said, "I have had contact with Pontus Jansson, we talked a couple of weeks ago, he was not shocked that I called but when we brought it up, he thought for a couple of days.
"Then Pontus said 'no thank you'. Pontus is very happy with life right now."
He continued: "I would have liked to have had Pontus. He knows our way of playing, so I felt no strangeness to call him. He played for us in the Nations League and the last two matches he was injured. Then he had an operation in January."
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