Report: Swansea City in talks with Roma to sign striker Seydou Doumbia

Swansea City have been linked with Seydou Doumbia.

According to a report by Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, Swansea City have opened talks with Roma over the possibility of signing striker Seydou Doumbia.

Di Marzio’s report claims that the Ivory Coast international’s loan spell at CSKA Moscow is coming to an end, clearing the way for Swansea to strike a deal with Roma for the striker’s services.

Doumbia first rose to prominence during his first stint at CSKA, scoring bags of goals and earning himself a big-money move to Serie A giants Roma last January.

However, his struggle to adapt to Italian football prompted a switch back to Moscow on loan, despite initial reports linking him with a move to the Premier League.

The Daily Star accredited West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion with a strong interest in the 28-year-old, yet a proposed move to England during the summer transfer window never materialised.

Now, a potential move to East London seems very much off the cards as boss Slaven Bilic recently told the Daily Mail that his side are no longer in the market for a new striker.

Swansea, on the other hand, seemingly are as the Welsh side seek to bolster their ranks this month.

Alan Curtis’s side have struggled for goals this season and a new striker is a must if they harbour hopes of preserving their Premier League status come the end of the season.

Doumbia has five goals in 11 league starts for CSKA Moscow plus a further three in the Champion League as the Russian side missed out on the knockout stages alongside Manchester United.

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