Swansea City face competition from Cagliari in race to sign Matej Vydra

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Swansea City reportedly want to sign Watford striker Matej Vydra as a replacement for Wilfried Bony.

The original report was published yesterday, claiming that the Swans were scouring the Championship to find a replacement for Wilfried Bony.

Ivorian international Bony, who looks set to join Manchester City this month, will leave a gaping void in the ranks of the Welsh club, and, although Bafetimbi Gomis could potentially fill that void, signing another striker seems imperative.

Vydra has been targeted to do just that, and, although his form is not reaching the heights experienced during his first stay with Watford, the 22-year-old Czech forward still has seven goals this term, and looks set to be a key part of the Hornets squad as they fight for promotion to the Premier League.

However, Garry Monk could face competition from Serie A for Vydra’s signature, with TMW reporting that Cagliari are interested in him.

Cagliari are now coached by Gianfranco Zola, who was in charge of Watford when Vydra enjoyed his 20-goal first season in English football that saw him named Championship Player of the Year as the Hornets reached the Play-Off Final in 2013. The report indicates that Vydra is in the sights of the Sardinian club, and are waiting on the deal to develop in the coming days.

Despite interest from both parties, it is hard to see Vydra’s parent club Udinese cutting short his loan and then selling him. The Pozzo family are aiming to see Watford promoted to the Premier League this season, and the forward is a vital part of that aim, and the report has claimed that Udinese are continuing to resist holding talks with parties interested in hotshot striker.

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