SWANSEA City's Spanish exodus is set to begin with Michu joining Napoli and Pablo Hernandez tipped to move to Qatar.
Michu's long-anticipated departure was last night close to being finalised, with the Spanish international forward tipped to sign a season-long loan deal in Italy.
And Swansea are also preparing to say farewell to Hernandez, who seems poised for a move to Al Arabi after it emerged he flew out to the Middle East for transfer talks last week.
Swansea are set to sanction Michu's temporary switch to Napoli even though they would have preferred a permanent deal.
As it stands, the agreement is likely to be a loan with a view to a full-time switch, with a fee of around £8 million being mentioned.
This time last year, Swansea would have fought tooth and nail to hold on to Michu, whose value at that point was in excess of £20 million.
But new boss Garry Monk has accepted that the time is right for the 28-year-old to move on after his difficult second season at the Liberty.
Michu struggled badly with injuries last term and, even when he was fit to play, he rarely looked happy.
Sending him to Napoli will save Swansea a sizeable sum in wages, while the Serie A club — who will play in the Champions League next season — are also likely to pay a significant loan fee.
Hernandez, meantime, is set to leave on a permanent deal, with Swansea expected to receive some sort of transfer fee.
The former Valencia man featured regularly under Monk last season, arguably producing the best football of his Swansea career after Michael Laudrup's successor switched him from the left flank to a more central role.
And Hernandez was part of Monk's plans for 2014-15 until the player approached Swansea's hierarchy at the start of pre-season to discuss his future.
It is understood Hernandez is attracting interest from clubs in a number of countries, including his native Spain.
But Qatari side Al Arabi are favourites to sign the 29-year-old after he held talks with them last week.
While Swansea are expected to receive some money for Hernandez, the player's value is low as he has only one year left to run on his contract in SA1.
Swansea are therefore bracing themselves to make a considerable loss on a player who cost them a then club-record £5.55 million when he arrived from Valencia in August 2012.
Laudrup brought Hernandez to Swansea and, having previously signed him at Getafe, was tipped to make another move for the four-cap Spain man after taking over at Qatari club Lekhwiya.
But it seems Laudrup has shown no interest in Hernandez, who could instead line up for one of his new team's rivals.
As well as Michu and Hernandez, Alejandro Pozuelo and Jose Canas are in line to leave Swansea this summer, while Alvaro Vazquez has already gone. That means that having started last term with eight Spaniards in the squad, Swansea could kick off the new campaign with only three — Angel Rangel, Chico Flores and Jordi Amat.