Report: Swansea want West Brom's James Chester again, after Pulis rejected January approach

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

According to the Daily Mail, Swansea City are keen to sign West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester this summer, having failed with a January move.

Chester, 27, left Hull City last summer following their relegation from the Premier League, and joined West Bromwich Albion to give Tony Pulis another defensive option.

The Welsh international arrived having built up a strong reputation at Hull, but has failed to make any sort of impact at The Hawthorns, becoming something of a misfit under Pulis.

With just six Premier League starts this season, Chester has been consigned to the sidelines for much of the campaign, and a summer departure wouldn't be much of a surprise.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Swansea City are preparing a £5m move to sign Chester this summer, even though there is confusion over who will be the club's manager next season.

It's stated that Swansea actually made a move to sign Chester on loan during the January transfer window, but Baggies boss Pulis rejected the approach as he didn't want to let the defender join a direct rival at the time.

However, with a £5m offer possibly on the table, Pulis may instead look to cut his losses this time, giving Welsh international a move to Wales, whilst offering Swansea a versatile defender who can play at right back, centre back and left back.

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