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Swansea City boss Garry Monk has fingers crossed over double deal

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

Swansea City boss Garry Monk.

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GARRY Monk has fingers crossed that Huw Jenkins will pull off deals for the two players he believes will complete his squad ahead of Monday night's transfer deadline.

The Swansea manager has already made eight signings as part of a major overhaul of the squad Michael Laudrup left behind.

But he is desperate to secure two more new faces before the summer transfer window closes, and has identified a left-back and a right-sided wide player.

"We need two more to make sure I have the 22 men I want to work with and then the young lads to complement that - that's something I feel you need at every club," Monk said.

"Neil Taylor is the only recognised left-back at the club. "Stephen Kingsley has come in, but he is only a young player who is still developing.

"And winger-wise we have only got Nathan as a right-sided winger. That's a position I identified some time ago and hopefully the chairman and the board will be able to get a couple of deals sorted out.

"We identified the players we want a good few weeks ago. Now we are just hoping that the deals can be arranged, and hopefully we can get our business done before the 11th hour on Monday."

Monk, meantime, has again batted away talk of Wilfried Bony being tempted away before the deadline.

Midfielder Jose Canas may move on, but Swansea - who are also close to finalising a deal for development player Modou Barrow - do not anticipate losing any of their frontline stars.

"It's not a concern because we have never had any offer or any contact from another club about Wilf," Monk said.

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  • hacker_jack  |  August 29 2014, 9:08AM

    Another mention of a right sided winger? Dyer, Routledge and Emnes all perfectly capable of playing there plus Siggy as a backup if necessary. That's 4 players compared to only one DM (who is injured for who knows how long).

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  • yankytaff  |  August 28 2014, 7:52PM

    Nekodah you're a real Job's comforter

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  • nekodah69  |  August 28 2014, 7:13PM

    Arsenal and Chelsea will both be looking for a new striker by the end of the window.

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