Swansea eye Sheffield Wednesday ace Forestieri

Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday and Michael Hefele of Huddersfield Town battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship play off semi final, second leg match between...

HITC Sport understands Swansea are considering a move for Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri.

Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday (L) attempts to control the ball while under pressure from Grant Leadbitter of Middlesbrough during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between...

Swansea City are ready to raid Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday for forward Fernando Forestieri, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Forestieri's future at Wednesday is uncertain with the club being forced to trim their squad to reduce their wage bill and comply with financial fair play regulations.

Wednesday have yet to sign a new player this summer as Owls boss Jos Luhukay needs to raise funds and they could be forced to cash-in on Forestieri.

A number of clubs have been monitoring Forestieri's situation at Hillsborough this summer and Swansea are ready to move for the Argentine to bolster their attacking options.

Christopher Schindler of Huddersfield Town clears the ball while under pressure from Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship play off semi final, second...

Forestieri is a proven performer in the Championship having impressed for Watford and Sheffield Wednesday in the league, scoring 52 goals and providing 36 assists in 162 appearances for both clubs.

The 28-year-old missed a large chunk of last season with a knee injury, but he still managed to score five goals in 10 Championship games for Wednesday.

Wednesday are reluctant to lose their skilful attacker, but their financial situation means they would find it hard to reject an attractive offer for Forestieri.

Swansea have also been quiet in this summer's transfer window as they need to offload players before they can bring anyone new in following their relegation from the Premier League last season and they see Forestieri as a key addition to their plans as they like to lose Jordan and Andre Ayew this summer.

Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday reacts during the Sky Bet Championship play off semi final, second leg match between Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough...

 

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