Report: Swansea chase former Liverpool target Alexandru Maxim

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Gary Monk may spend £5 million on Stuttgart midfielder Alexandru Maxim

Swansea City could be set to sign former Liverpool target Alexandru Maxim according to the Telegraph.

The Welsh club completed the sale of Wilfried Bony for £28 million earlier today and could look to spend at least £5 million of that fee on the Stuggart midfielder.

Romania international Maxim was in fine form in the Bundesliga last season, scoring nine goals and contributing 11 assists as well, both of which sparked interest from Liverpool.

This season has been tougher for the 24-year-old though, as he has scored just one goal in his ten appearances so far. That hasn’t deterred manager Gary Monk however, and he feels the midfielder could add a creative spark to his side.

The newspaper also claims that Swansea are also chasing potential deals for several full-backs to bolster their squad. One of those is Tottenham right-back Kyle Naughton, who is believed to be available for around £3 million.

The club may also chase deals for Norwich left-back Martin Olsson and are long-term admirers of Aston Villa defender Matt Lowton.

Contrary to belief, it seems the Swans won’t look to add to their forward line after selling Bony. Monk fears that a striker could prove an expensive flop and would prefer to make do with what he has and sign someone in the summer instead.

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