Swansea Rumors & News

  • Swansea boss Garry Monk calls reports he missed training 'farcical'

    Sky Sports "Swansea manager Garry Monk has dismissed reports he missed training as "farcical" and claims they are designed to unsettle his struggling team. Reports in the national press on Wednesday claimed the 36-year-old was not present at training due to personal reasons and that his job is under review..." October 22

  • Coefficients explained: How Premier League may lose Champions League spot

    Sky Sports "A repeat of last season's performances in Europe from English and Italian clubs would see the Premier League lose its fourth Champions League spot to Serie A for the 2017/18 season. The Premier League's poor show in Europe last season, where no club reached the quarter-final of the Champions..." September 28

  • Swansea target transfer of Leeds' Sam Byram for £8million in the January window

    Daily Mirror "Sam Byram has been lined up for an £8million switch from Leeds to Swansea in the January transfer window. Wide-man Byram is Swans boss Garry Monk's top target after snubbing the offer of a new deal at the Championship club. Southampton have already had one bid for Byram rejected by the..." September 18

  • Everton, Aston Villa, Swansea and Leicester set to battle it out for £5m-rated winger

    The Express "The 28-year-old has less than a year remaining on his contract - with the Daily Mirror reporting the two sides could bid for the £5m-rated player in January. Leicester City and Swansea have also been linked with a move for the midfielder who has made 137 appearances for the the club in all..." September 15

  • Premier League breaks spending record with £870 million - Deloitte

    ESPN FC "The Premier League has broken its spending record for the summer transfer window, going from £835 million last year to £870m, according to financial analysts Deloitte. Manchester City led the way and set a new record for a single club with spending of around £160m on three of the top five deals..." September 02

  • NBC retains U.S. Premier League TV rights for six more seasons

    Sporting News "American soccer fans can get comfortable turning to NBC's networks for Premier League coverage. NBC Sports Group has reached a six-year extension of its rights to broadcast Premier League games in the U.S., the network announced Monday. The network is in the third and final season of its..." August 10

  • One-time Swansea hero Michu set for return to La Liga after flop Napoli loan spell

    Daily Star "Swansea are ready to part company with the 29-year-old after his nightmare loan spell at Serie A side Napoli last season. Just two summers ago, the forward had been valued at £30million after scoring 22 goals in his debut season at the Liberty Stadium. But a recurring ankle problem has seen..." July 14

  • Swansea to offload Michu for just £4m

    Daily Star "The 29-year-old forward spent last season on loan at Napoli. But any thoughts of completing an £8million switch to the Serie A side quickly vanished as a recurrence of an ankle injury limited Michu to just five goalless appearances. The former Rayo Vallecano man has two years remaining on..." June 23

  • Loic Remy chase hots up as Swansea join Crystal Palace and Southampton in pursuit

    Daily Mirror "Swansea want Chelsea striker Loic Remy. Former Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle marksman Remy, has just clinched the title with the Stamford Bridge club, but is keen to play more regularly than he did in his debut season at the Blues. Crystal Palace have already expressed an interest in the..." June 08

  • Swansea's Ashley Williams admits he was RELIEVED to miss out on Europa League spot

    Daily Mirror "Ashley Williams has admitted he is happy Swansea missed out on the Europa League. Williams reckons Premier League clubs "suffer" whenever they get into Europe and have to play on a Thursday night. Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton are now chasing the Europa League places but the..." May 19

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • Swansea eye summer transfer of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht to boost firepower

    Daily Mirror "Garry Monk has made signing a striker one of his summer priorities, with £12million-rated Anderlecht star Aleksandar Mitrovic top of his shopping list. Swans' boss Monk is looking for a replacement for Wilfried Bony, after losing the Ivory Coast hitman to Manchester City during the January..." March 20

  • Nathan Dyer will NOT leave Swansea this summer

    The Express "The 27-year-old winger was tipped for an England call-up after scoring three goals in the first month of the season, but his form has since tailed off dramatically. Monk has omitted the former Southampton man from his squad for Swansea's last three Premier League fixtures, with Jefferson..." March 10

  • Swansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis 'fine' after collapsing vs. Tottenham

    The Score "A scary scene occurred at White Hart Lane on Wednesday when Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed near the centre circle. Gomis regained consciousness after medical teams came to his assistance. He was removed from the match against Tottenham on a stretcher to undergo further..." March 05

  • "Unbelievable" Jonjo Shelvey deserves a chance with England, insists Swansea boss Garry Monk

    Daily Mirror "Jonjo is no longer a dodo, claims Garry Monk. Monk feels Jonjo Shelvey has finally heeded his warning to “wise up” after the Swansea boss threatened to axe him over his woeful disciplinary record. Shelvey has been booked just once in his six games since returning from a four-match ban for..." March 02

  • Swansea have bid rejected for midfielder Alexandru Maxim as they step up pursuit of Norwich defender Martin Olsson

    Daily Mail "Swansea have had an offer of £5.5million rejected for Stuttgart midfielder Alexandru Maxim. The 24-year-old has steadily progressed for the Bundesliga side after moving to Germany two years ago. Garry Monk’s side have also lodged a £4m bid with Norwich for Martin Olsson, who has asked to..." January 20

  • Swansea launch £4m bid for Norwich star Martin Olsson

    The Express "Swansea have lodged a £4m bid for Martin Olsson and Norwich were last night considering granting the defender a return to the top flight. Olsson, 26, is keen to move from the Championship having seen a similar deal blocked in August." January 19

  • Wilfried Bony seals £25m Manchester City move as striker doubles wages to £100,000 a week after leaving Swansea

    Daily Mail "Wilfried Bony has completed his big-money move from Swansea to Premier League champions Manchester City, subject to the exchange of paperwork. The Ivorian striker, who is currently on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, joins Manuel Pellegrini's side for an initial fee in the..." January 14

  • Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse wanted by Swansea City to replace Wilfried Bony

    The Telegraph "Newcastle United are braced for a bid for Papiss Demba Cissé this month as Swansea City have put the Senegal international on a list of potential replacements for Wilfried Bony. Bony is set to complete a £30million move to Manchester City this week and Swansea believe they can get Cissé to fill..." January 13

  • Man City to sell TWO strikers to make way for Bony and Lacazette

    Daily Star "Coming IN is £30m Wilfried Bony from Swansea, with Lyon’s £25m Alexandre Lacazette another target. Going OUT are Stevan Jovetic, now a £20m target for Juventus, and Alvaro Negredo, whose loan move to Valencia will become a permanent deal at £25m. That is £100million worth of business in this..." January 11

  • Wilfried Bony to Man City talks ongoing amid reports of £27m fee agreed

    Manchester Evening News "Swansea City manager Garry Monk said negotiations are ongoing with Manchester City over the transfer of Wilfried Bony amid reports suggesting a £27m transfer fee has been agreed. The Blues are looking to bring in a fourth striker in January and are close to sealing a deal for the 26-year-old..." January 11

  • Wilfried Bony admits to Champions League dream as Manchester City close in on £30m deal for striker

    Daily Mirror "Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has admitted that he dreams of playing in the Champions League as speculation over his future intensifies. The Ivory Coast international is the subject of a reported £30m bid from champions Manchester City but is set to jet off to the Africa Cup of..." January 08

  • Report: Wilfried Bony close to $45 million Manchester City move. Is he a good fit?

    Pro Soccer Talk "This deal is moving very quickly, as Manchester City are once again flexing their supreme financial muscles. Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is edging close to a move to the reigning Premier League champions, according to the BBC, as the Citizens are in advanced talks with Swansea over the..." January 06

  • Wilfried Bony tells Swansea City of his interest in joining a Champions League club

    The Telegraph "Wilfried Bony has told Swansea City that he would be interested in moving to a Champions League club this month. As revealed by Telegraph Sport last week, Manchester City have made inquiries about how much it would cost to sign Bony this month as they assess their striker options. Real..." January 06

  • Manchester City eye transfer of Swansea's Wilfried Bony for a bumper £25million fee

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City will this week step up their chase for Wilfried Bony. The reigning champions are willing to pay £25million for the Swansea star – and are keen to sign him during the winter transfer window. The size of the Man City bid reflects their determination to bring the Ivory Coast..." January 04

  • Manchester City not looking at Swansea's Wilfried Bony, says Manuel Pellegrini

    Sky Sports "Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has distanced himself from a January move for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony. City have been short up front during December due to injuries to all three of their senior strikers; Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. That led to speculation about..." December 31

  • Swansea City accept FA charge against Shelvey with midfielder now set to miss four games for elbow on Can

    Daily Mail "Swansea City have 'reluctantly' accepted an FA charge against Jonjo Shelvey for elbowing Liverpool's Emre Can on Monday. It means the midfielder will now be handed a three-match ban for violent conduct and a further one-match suspension because it is his second red card of the season...." December 31

  • Manchester City inquire over £30m Wilfried Bony as Manuel Pellegrini bids to boost firepower

    The Telegraph "Manchester City have made inquiries about signing striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea City as they look at options to increase their firepower. However, City face having to spend around £50million in transfer fee and wages if they decide to follow up their interest in Bony after Swansea took the..." December 30

  • Crystal Palace close to completing DOUBLE deal for Bafetimbi Gomis and Pape Souare

    Daily Star "The Eagles are in advanced talks to sign the Swansea striker and Lille defender next month. A new front man and left back are two of boss Neil Warnock’s January transfer window priorities. And the south Londoners are increasingly confident of securing both Gomis and Souare. Starsport..." December 23

  • West Ham and Swansea keen on January loan for Barcelona starlet Munir El Haddadi

    Daily Mirror "The Spaniard, who made his international debut for Spain earlier this season, is seen as one of the brightest young stars at the Nou Camp but could move short-term. Barcelona are fielding calls from the Premier League about taking Munir El Haddadi on loan in January. The Catalan giants have..." November 29

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

  • Swansea star Wayne Routledge set for SHOCK England call

    Daily Star "But Starsport understands the winger will not be joined by fellow Swansea stars Nathan Dyer and Jonjo Shelvey. Boss Roy Hodgson has the chance to experiment against Euro 2016 minnows San Marino at Wembley a week on Thursday before travelling to Estonia for another qualifier three days..." September 30

  • Swansea complete deal for Napoli defender Federico Fernandez

    Sky Sports "Swansea City have confirmed the signing Argentina defender Federico Fernandez on a four-year deal from Napoli for an undisclosed fee. The deal – which is subject to international clearance – was completed after Fernandez, 25, passed a medical on Monday. Fernandez, who will wear the number 33..." August 20

  • Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez leave Swansea to join clubs in Qatar

    Sky Sports "Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez have left Swansea to join clubs in Qatar for undisclosed fees, subject to international clearance. Defender Chico will link up with former Swans manager Michael Laudrup at defending champions Lekhwiya while Hernandez has joined Al-Arabi. Chico told the..." August 14

  • Swansea boss quashes Bony exit rumours while Liverpool lurk

    talkSport "Bony has been linked with potential moves to Liverpool and Tottenham during the transfer window, though – having pulled the plug on a deal for QPR's Loic Remy – the Reds are reportedly leading the race for the striker who netted 27 goals for club and country last season. Swansea chairman Huw..." August 03

  • Swansea sign Ecuador World Cup winger Jefferson Montero for undisclosed fee

    Daily Mirror "Swansea have confirmed their second signing in as many days by announcing the arrival of World Cup star Jefferson Montero for a reported £4million. The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium, as he joins Gylfi Sigurdsson, who confirmed his return to the Welsh south..." July 24

  • Tottenham Hotspur close in on deal to sign Swansea City’s Ben Davies

    The Guardian "The Swansea City full-back Ben Davies is set to undergo a medical ahead of completing a move to Tottenham Hotspur, with Gylfi Sigurdsson potentially moving in the opposite direction. Davies has attracted interest from Spurs and Liverpool, with both clubs seeing the 21-year-old as a long-term..." July 20

  • Michu joins Napoli on season-long loan from Swansea

    The Guardian "Swansea have announced that Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal with the Italian club holding an option to make the transfer permanent. The 28-year-old, who arrived at the Liberty Stadium in July 2012 from Rayo Vallecano, completed a medical with Rafael Benítez’s side on Thursday..." July 18

  • Liverpool to go head to head with Tottenham to sign Swansea left-back Ben Davies

    Daily Star "Spurs reportedly agreed a £10m deal in principle for the left back yesterday - just a day after the Reds had an £8m bid rejected by the South Wales club. But Kop boss Brendan Rodgers is now prepared to make another offer as he looks to strengthen his defence. Rodgers is keen to get Davies,..." July 17

  • Swansea close to sealing £4million move for World Cup star Jefferson Montero

    Daily Mirror "Swansea are on the brink of signing World Cup star Jefferson Montero for £4million. The Ecuadorian winger was wanted by Premier League rivals West Ham and Southampton, but has agreed to join Garry Monk's side pending a medical, and will fly into London shortly to complete the formalities of his..." July 17

  • Ashley Williams leaves Swansea tour of USA due to family matter

    Daily Mail "Ashley Williams missed Swansea's opening pre-season match on their tour of the USA after the Premier League club's captain was forced to fly home. The defender recently put an end to talks linking him away from the Liberty Stadium with a move to Arsenal after he signed a new and improved..." July 17

  • Liverpool have £8m bid rejected for Swansea left-back Ben Davies

    Daily Mail "Swansea have turned down an £8million bid for Swansea left-back Ben Davies. The Wales international has become Brendan Rodgers' main target for that position as a deal for Sevilla's Alberto Moreno looks less and less likely. The Spanish club are after £18m for their player, but Liverpool are..." July 16

  • Tottenham ready to battle Liverpool for Wilfried Bony

    Daily Mail "Tottenham will not give up on Wilfried Bony without a fight. Sportsmail revealed Liverpool's interest in the Swansea striker following Barcelona's move for Luis Suarez and talks are ongoing. However, Tottenham are ready to offer £18million for the Ivory Coast international. They believe..." July 12

  • Battle on for Bony! Liverpool hijack Tottenham's move for Swansea striker

    talkSport "Liverpool have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Swansea striker Wilfried Bony. Spurs have had an £18million bid for the Ivory Coast star rejected by the Swans and the Reds are now ready to beat their Premier League rivals to his signature. talkSPORT understands Bony’s representatives are..." July 10

  • Swansea’s Spanish striker Michu set to join Napoli on season-long loan

    The Guardian "Napoli and Swansea City are in talks over the transfer of the Spanish striker Michu on a season-long loan. Michu has not travelled with Swansea to the United States for their pre-season tour. Bahia International, the company that represents Michu, confirmed on Wednesday that the clubs are in..." July 09

  • Swansea star Ben Davies will become Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's first signing

    Daily Mirror "Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will make Swansea left back Ben Davies his first signing after getting the green light to talk to him. Spurs have agreed a fee worth up to £8 million the Welsh club for Davies, who is heading for London to agree terms. Davies seems sure to make the White..." June 30

  • Bafetimbi Gomis agrees Swansea deal, Sky sources understand

    Sky Sports "Sky Sports sources understand that Swansea City have agreed a four-year deal to sign striker Bafetimbi Gomis on a free transfer. The 28-year-old, who was released by Lyon at the end of last season, is set to become Garry Monk’s second addition of the summer after already bringing in goalkeeper..." June 25

  • Napoli target shock swoop for Swansea star

    talkSport "Napoli are eyeing a surprise swoop for Swansea City striker Michu. Rafa Benitez, the Napoli manager, wants a forward to ease the burden on Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain next term and has set his sights on luring his Spanish compatriot Michu to the Stadio San Paolo. The 28-year-old, who..." June 23

  • Sunderland bid for Swansea defender Ashley Williams

    Sky Sports "The Wales centre-back has one year left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium, so Swansea might be tempted to cash in on him now rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer. Williams has been linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers but Sky sources understand that Sunderland boss Gus..." June 07

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