Swansea City fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern can hardly contain their excitement upon hearing news from James Dickenson of the Daily Express.
The Welsh club have reportedly joined Tottenham, Everton and Chelsea in the race to secure the signature of Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo.
Michael Laudrup hopes the financially stricken club will be willing to accept a cut price offer of £13 million and give Swansea a dream strikeforce of Negredo and fellow countryman Michu.
The 27-year-old is understood to be keen on a move to the Premier League, previously stating: “It is a league that I like and sooner or later I will play in it.”
The English clubs vying for his signature could face stiff competition from Germany and Borussia Dortmund, who see Negredo as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who is a target for both Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Negredo reportedly came close to making a move to England in January when David Moyes attempted to bring him to Goodison Park, only for the Toffees’ bid to fall through
Laudrup hopes the lure of playing up top with Michu and being coached by a former world class striker will be enough to convince the Spaniard his future lies at the Liberty Stadium.