Swansea striker keen on Stadium of Light switch
In-form Swansea City striker Danny Graham is to hold showdown talks with manager Michael Laudrup in a bid to secure a return to the north-east with Sunderland, according to The Sun.
Sunderland are one of number of clubs interested in signing 27-year-old Graham, with north-east rivals Newcastle United, Reading, Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City also thought to be keen on doing a £4.5million deal with Swansea.
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But The Sun report that Gateshead-born Graham, who started his career with Middlesbrough before joining Championship Watford from where Swansea signed him, has set his sights on joining Sunderland and will sit down with Liberty Stadium boss Laudrup for talks over thrashing out a deal to seal his exit from the club.
It is understood that Graham, who has found his opportunities limited under Laudrup after being forced to play second fiddle to Michu in attack, will not be allowed to leave Swansea until a replacement is found.
The replacement for Graham is expected to be Stoke City’s Kenwyne Jones, who is set to be given permission to open talks with Swansea City despite being a first-team regular at the Britannia Stadium in recent weeks.