FRANCO di Santo is on the list of possible recruits as Michael Laudrup looks to put the finishing touches to his Swansea City squad.
Three-cap Argentina international di Santo is a free agent after leaving Wigan Athletic this summer.
And it is understood he is being considered by Swansea as they bid to bolster their attacking options.
Laudrup has made it clear that his top priority between now and the end of the transfer window is to recruit a centre-forward to compete with record buy Wilfried Bony.
Having splashed out a whopping £12 million on Ivory Coast international Bony — plus £5 million on Jonjo Shelvey — Swansea are thought unlikely to spend megabucks on their next new face.
There is believed to be some cash available, but there is no doubt di Santo will prove more attractive because he is available for nothing. Still relatively young at 24, di Santo has plenty of Premier League experience after three years under Roberto Martinez at the DW Stadium.
His record with the Latics was far from prolific — he scored five times in 35 appearances last season as Martinez's men went down.
In all di Santo netted 13 goals in 97 Wigan games — including 60 starts — having joined from Chelsea in 2010 for around £2 million.
He had been at Stamford Bridge since 2008 after the Blues stumped more than £3 million to bring him to England from Chilean club Audax Italiano.
Despite his lack of goals di Santo, who also spent a year on loan at Blackburn during his Chelsea days, won international recognition last season. He has reportedly held talks with West Brom already this summer and has also been linked with Italian sides Lazio and Bologna.
He suggested on his Twitter page last week that he expects some positive news soon about where he will play his football next season.
Swansea, meantime, have again been linked with Espanyol's left-sided midfield player Wakaso Mubarak.
Reports in Spain have claimed Swansea are deep in negotiations over a deal for the Ghanaian international, yet Laudrup has suggested he is only chasing a centre-forward having made six senior signings already this summer.
Meanwhile, the agent of Twente winger Nacer Chadli has claimed Swansea remains a possible destination for his client — even though Huw Jenkins is unlikely to sanction any further big-money transfers during this window.
Spurs have been heavily linked with Belgian international Chadli.
His agent, Daniel Evrard, said: "We hear a lot about Tottenham, but the club will have to come up with a concrete offer first.
"So far only Swansea City and Shakhtar Donetsk have made offers and they are still options, even though Nacer initially decided not to go. We hope to have more clarity during this week."
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