Swansea City transfer round-up: Midfield dilemma & Ince complications

News, views and rumours relating to Swansea City in the transfer market over the last seven days.

Swansea City are ‘pondering’ a move for a midfielder after Jose Canas was added to the Swans injury list with Jonathan de Guzman. According to the BBC, Michael Laudrup is weighing up his options, which had included recalling Ki Sung-Yeung from his loan at Sunderland but the deadline to recall him is now passed, ruling out that option.

"Things changed dramatically when we lost Jonathan de Guzman and Jose Canas in the space of a few days," said Laudrup.

"Then I looked into the possibility of bringing Ki back, but the loan agreement said it should have been done by the end of December, so it's not a possibility.”

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins expects Leroy Lita to make an exit from the Liberty on loan this month following enquiries made regarding the availability of the 29-year-old striker.

“There’s been a lot of interest in Leroy,” reported Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins.

“When he finds the right project for him, he will probably go out on loan again.”

The Swans could make a move for Manchester City youngster Abdisalam Ibrahim to solve their midfield injury crisis, according to reports. The 22-year-old could be available for around £250,000.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported Monaco could force Swansea’s hand over Tom Ince, after the Blackpool youngster held talks with the Ligue 1 outfit on Thursday.

However, Newcastle have ‘withdrawn their interest’ in Tom Ince, making the English youngster’s choice between the Premier League and Ligue 1 a two-horse race.

The Swans are linked with a fight for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis who is a reported target of Newcastle and Besiktas this month.

Elsewhere, new Millwall boss Ian Holloway has enquired about a loan move for Jazz Richards according to reports.

Swansea continue to be linked with Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling who left the door open to speculation over his future despite insisting he is enjoying his football at Anfield.

“I'm really enjoying having a run in the team,” Sterling said.

“I've been given a chance, the manager has put faith in me and played me week in, week out so far. Hopefully I can produce on the pitch and carry on.”

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