Laudrup is confident a new striker is on the way to Swansea City
MICHAEL Laudrup is convinced Swansea City will seal a deal for a new striker before tonight's transfer deadline.
Swansea eased the pressure going into the international break by banking their first Premier League points of the season thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win at West Brom yesterday.
And Laudrup is confident there will be more good news at some point today as Swansea's bid to bolster their frontline goes to the wire.
Swansea have been in discussions with West Brom over Peter Odemwingie, while they have also spoken to Getafe about Spanish Under-21 star Alvaro Vazquez.
Swansea have also made enquiries about a number of other frontmen, with former loan star Fabio Borini sure to be considered if he is freed by Liverpool today.
Reports in the North East suggest Sunderland could get the Italian on a season-long loan.
And it could be that Swansea's new face comes out of the blue, for Laudrup is giving nothing away even as the clock ticks down.
"I have been asked a lot of times and I always said we are looking for one more striker with different characteristics from Michu and Wilfried Bony," said the Swansea boss.
"We will add one (today). Since I said we were looking for a striker, six or seven have been linked with us — Vazquez and Odemwingie are just two of them.
"But let's see what happens. We've had to go into the last day, which is not ideal, but let's just hope we finish a deal as soon as possible.
"Then you can ask me about the new player on Tuesday."
The mood at Swansea has been lifted after first goals of the season for both Ben Davies and Pablo Hernandez saw them ease to victory at The Hawthorns.
Having lost their first two league games of the campaign, Swansea were under some pressure going into the Baggies clash.
But there was no sign of tension as Laudrup's side chalked up a win which saw them climb to 16th in the early-season table.
"It was a great performance," Laudrup added. "It's always difficult to play away and we knew it was important for us to get something out of this game.
"West Brom are one of the teams who I consider to be in 'our league', and we have try to get something in games like this.
"West Brom had a big chance early on from a set-piece, but we dominated quite well in the first half and then we dominated a surprising amount in the second.
"The only thing we didn't do for a long time was score the second goal. You wonder then if they will equalise with one chance, but fortunately it didn't happen."