Report: Swansea line up deadline day bid for West Brom defender James Chester

Swansea City are reportedly keen to sign West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester.

According to a report on the Daily Mirror’s live transfer feed at 18:07 on Sunday 31 January, Swansea City are prepared to make an offer for West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester.

The 27-year-old only moved to the Baggies from Hull City last summer, but he has barely featured since switching to The Hawthorns.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has preferred other options in his first-team, and when selected Chester has often been forced to play out of position at full-back.

As a result, the Mirror suggests that Chester has grown frustrated and Swansea are prepared to offer him an escape route.

The Welsh club are looking to bolster their own defensive options, as they look to avoid the drop from the Premier League come May.

Chester is reportedly likely to be keen on a move to the Liberty Stadium, as he is desperate to make Wales’ Euro 2016 squad.

The centre-back fears that without first-team football, Chris Coleman may leave him out of the 23-man party that travels to France in the summer.

If Chester does join Swansea, he could be one of a number of additions on transfer deadline day - with the Daily Mirror suggesting that Scott Sinclair is a target, and the Daily Mail saying that they are also trying to sign Dwight Gayle.

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