Swansea City target final recruit
HUW Jenkins has revealed that Swansea City are seeking some "added security" as they look to put the finishing touches to Michael Laudrup's squad.
Laudrup is close to happy with his lot as the final fortnight of the transfer window approaches.
But the Swansea manager feels there is a need to add another option in attack — and Jenkins is working hard to deliver a frontman.
"We want one more," said the Swansea chairman, "and we are looking. There are so many options and names around, and there's a fine line as you wait to see what players might become available from a top club, whether it's here or abroad.
"It may be that a loan suits us.
"Let's not forget that in 90 per cent of our games, if they are fit, Michu or Wilfried Bony will be starting up front.
"Bringing in a second or third striker will just be an added security in case things change.
"You do need that, but we can't lose sight of the fact that it's only for half a season.
"We can reassess in January — see how things have gone, check players' fitness. We might have a better idea then of what's needed."
Swansea have been linked with a number of strikers this summer, with Manchester City's John Guidetti and Wolves frontman Kevin Doyle among the names touted of late.
There is still money to spend if the right player becomes available, but Swansea do not have piles of cash to spare having already splashed out around £20 million this summer.
Their spending power could change if anybody leaves before the window closes on September 2 — though Swansea are desperate to ensure that does not happen.
Ashley Williams has looked like the player most likely to leave all summer amid continual links with Arsenal.
But a frustrated Jenkins says he is puzzled by all the stories suggesting Williams is heading for the Emirates.
"We have had no phone calls about any of our players and we hope that continues," he stated.
"I don't know where the stories come from — every year it's the same. Somebody feeds information to somebody, maybe they are trying to create a story or create a move out of nothing. But I have had no calls. Ash has grown with us.
"His performances and personality have grown with the club and he is a vital part of our team.
"He is a big part of our defence and now he is captain as well. He is a good leader to have at the club. As always, we want to keep those players and we hope he is with us for years to come."