Swansea tracking Sassuolo striker Defrel

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HITC Sport understands Swansea are tracking Serie A forward.

Swansea City are weighing up a move for Sassuolo forward Gregoire Defrel as they look to bolster their attacking options, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

New Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin is ready to ready to return to his native Italy as he looks to strengthen his side before the close of the transfer window and he has identified Defrel as a possible target.

Swansea have struggled for goals this season to leave them battling to avoid relegation and Guidolin is keen to bring in a new forward to help fire them to safety.

HITC Sport understands that Swansea sent scouts to watch Defrel in action against Torino on Wednesday as they weigh up a move for the forward.

Frenchman Defrel was linked with possible moves to Everton and Southampton last summer after impressing with Cesena in Serie A last season with nine goals.

However, Sassuolo moved quickly to sign Defrel following Cesena's relegation and the 24-year-old has played a big part in helping Sassuolo to seventh spot in Serie A this season.

The 24-year-old has scored two goals and laid on two assists and the former Parma man has been attracting the interest of a number of clubs across Europe.

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