Thursday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Swansea want Naismith, Leicester bid for Amartey
Swansea City manager Alan Curtis has said that the struggling Welsh club is exploring a possible deal for Everton’s Steven Naismith.
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Naismith was thought to be on his way to Norwich City, but that move has stalled as Swansea is hoping to swoop in and steal the Scottish striker. With money to spend after selling Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle, Naismith could be the man called upon to help the Swans stay in the Premier League, as they currently sit just one point above the drop.
FC Copenhagen has confirmed that the club received a bid from Leicester City for Daniel Amartey, believed to be around $7 million.
The 21-year-old is a highly rated prospect that was linked with a move to Liverpool as a teenager, and can play in the defense or in midfield. Amartey would add some solid depth on the Leicester bench, as manager Claudio Ranieri has used a rather consistent lineup in matches this season. He has earned six caps with the Ghana national side, and was the youngest player on the Black Stars team that finished second at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
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With Tottenham unsure if they will be able to secure a deal for West Brom’s Saido Berahino, The Telegraph is reporting that Mauricio Pochettino has narrowed down a list of potential targets to help Harry Kane up top. One name that stands out in the list is FC Basel’s Breel Embolo, an 18-year-old Swiss international who already has Champions League experience. Pochettino is great working with young players, and Embolo is an exceptional talent that could command a price upwards of $25 million.