Report: Swansea City want to sign Southampton striker Sam Gallagher

Swansea City manager Graham Potter in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Preston North End at the Liberty Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Gallagher has played one minute of Premier League football for the Saints this season, with Swansea City reportedly keen.

Sam Gallagher of during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Swansea City are interested in signing the coveted Southampton striker Sam Gallagher today, according to the Sun (31 January, page 58).

The 23-year-old target man has barely featured for the Saints this season, playing just one minute of Premier League football despite a lack of natural goal-scorers in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad.

 

But Gallagher has a decent record in the Championship, having spent time on loan in the second tier at Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City in the last two seasons.

As a result, there is no shortage of Championship interest. The Sun claims that Swansea see the 6ft 4ins centre-forward as a replacement for the outgoing Wilfried Bony as manager Graham Potter looks to take the pressure off leading goal-scorer Oli McBurnie.

Blackburn Rovers' Sam Gallagher celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United Kingdom at Ewood Park on...

Nottingham Forest are also interested, the Sun add, with Martin O’Neill hoping to sign Gallagher on loan for the rest of the season.

HITC sources told us on Wednesday, however, that Southampton were expected to reject all offers as they want to keep the former Plymouth youngster at St Mary’s for the rest of the season.

They have already sold Manolo Gabbiadini to Sampdoria while Charlie Austin could also leave on deadline day.

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus, on October 15, 2018 in Southampton, England.

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