Report: Swansea believed they were in position to sign Everton's Sandro Ramirez

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Swansea City looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St. James Park on January 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Swansea City look set to sign a Liverpool player as an alternative to Everton's Sandro.

Sandro Ramirez of Everton in action  during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Guardian report that Swansea City believed they were in position to take Sandro Ramirez on loan from Everton ahead of Tuesday's win against Arsenal.

Sandro has since joined Sevilla instead, where he will link up with Swansea's Roque Mesa until the end of the season.

And according to the Guardian, Carlos Carvalhal's side have since stepped up their pursuit of Liverpool's Lazar Markovic, instead, but are only interested in a temporary deal.

Lazar Markovic of Liverpool looks on from the bench during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

Markovic impressed while on loan to Hull City last season, but has failed to make a senior appearance since then.

Sandro struggled to make an impact since his summer move to Everton from Malaga - for whom he scored 16 goals in 2016-17 - and had found himself further out of the picture after the arrivals of Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott at Goodison Park.

Theo Walcott of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton landed the 22-year-old for just £5.2 million after triggering his release clause, and according to the Daily Mail, Sevilla have the option to sign him permanently for £7.8 million.

Can Markovic make up for Swansea's apparent failure to sign Ramirez?

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