Report: Swansea want Papiss Cisse but January transfer unlikely

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Swansea City are unlikely to sign Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse in the immediate future, according to the latest reports.

The Northern Echo reports that Swansea City are interested in signing Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse, but a deal is unlikely to take place during this current transfer window. 

The paper states that Swansea have identified Cisse as a potential replacement for Wilfried Bony - who left for Manchester City last week - but they are in no immediate hurry to bring him in. 

At the moment Garry Monk's side have Bafetimbi Gomis at their disposal and they are reportedly happy to stick with him as their main man for the second half of this season. 

However, Monk reportedly realises that having only one striker of genuine Premier League quality could be a long-term problem and the Northern Echo insists the Swans will move for Cisse in the summer. 

Newcastle may be willing to listen to offers for Cisse, who has struggled with injury problems this season, and Swansea should have no problems finding the cash - having landed a fee reported by Sky Sports to be £28 million for Bony

Cisse is the Magpies' top scorer this season, with nine goals in 13 appearances, but they may not see him as part of their long-term plans due to his age and persistent knee problems. 

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