Garry Monk targets three more signings - possible candidates

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Swansea manager Garry Monk has told reporters he wishes to bring at least three new faces to the club ahead of the new Premier League season.

So far the Swans have recruited six players during the summer transfer window, but Garry Monk is keen for at least three more players to join the ranks before his side face Manchester United on August the 16th. 

Whilst fielding questions from reporters following Swansea's 3-1 pre-season victory over Reading, the 35-year-old said; “I would like to do some more business to give us that depth and that quality to add to the squad and give us competition.

“I want competition everywhere and two or three signings will be great for me - but that's dictated to by budgets so we'll see."

Here are three possible candidates that we could see arriving at the Liberty Stadium in the coming weeks;

Geoff Cameron

The Stoke City man really put himself in the shop window in Brazil with a number of solid performances for Jurgen Klinsmann's USA side. 

The arrival of Phil Bardsley at the Britannia could mean that Cameron's regular spot at right-back is under threat, although the 29-year-old is still capable of slotting in at centre-back or in defensive midfield.

Mark Hughes has remained tight-lipped regarding the defender's future at the club, and there are a number of Premier League sides thought to be interested should he become available. 

Swansea have been heavily linked with move for Cameron, and Monk would certainly have the money required to land the player following the sales of both Ben Davies and Michel Vorm. 

Adam Matthews

The 22-year-old was on trial with Swansea as a youth before eventually joining Cardiff City. Now at Celtic, it's thought that Garry Monk is keen on the Welsh defender and is hopeful of bringing Matthews to the Liberty Stadium. 

It's reported that Matthews could be available for as little as £2 million with Celtic's immediate financial security set to take a hit. The Scottish giants are likely to be dumped out of the Champions League early following a 4-1 defeat to Legia Warsaw in first-round qualifying.

The youngster operates chiefly as a right-back and would bring stiff competition for Angel Rangel and Neil Taylor should Swansea succeed in their pursuit. 

Ramon Azeez

Reports in the Spanish media claim Swansea have increased their already existing interest in the 21-year-old, making an offer in the region of £2.4 million to Almeira for his services. 

Garry Monk is especially keen to bolster his midfield ranks ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign. Leon Britton is almost certain to be unavailable on the opening day after suffering a knee injury, and the club are struggling in their bid to seal a permanent deal for Jonathan de Guzman.  

Azeez was part of Nigeria's World Cup squad in Brazil, and made one appearance coming on as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with Iran. 

It's doubtful that Monk envisages the Nigerian as a regular starter at the club, meaning that a more high-profile bid could be around the corner, but for now the 21-year-old seems a definite target for the Swans.

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