Liberty Stadium side line up moves for Genoa and Villarreal duo.
NEW Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is planing a double swoop for Chico and Jonathan de Guzman.
The Danish coach is eager to be reunited with the duo who starred for him at previous club Mallorca.
Former Spain Under-21 international Chico, whose full name is Jose Manuel Flores Moreno, 25, is rated at £3m by Serie A outfit Genoa.
The centre-back has also attracted interest from Real Betis in his homeland, but Swansea are expected to tie up the deal in the next 48 hours.
Laudrup is also keen to link up once again with attacking midfielder De Guzman, 24, after the club missed out on Gylfi Sigurdsson after he joined Tottenham, despite the Icelandic star agreeing to join the Swans last month following his loan spell from Hoffenheim last season.
De Guzman excelled under Laudrup at Mallorca during the 2010-11 season, but was sold to Villarreal for a fee in the region of £7m.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Having lost the race to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson on a permanent basis and seen a number of his side’s top performers linked with moves away from the Liberty Stadium it seems that Michael Laudrup is keen to bring in a continental talent or two to help beef up his Swansea City squad.
Defensive solidity was a strong part of Swansea City’s successful first term in the Premier League and the Dane wants to beef up his centre back options and has therefore targeted Genoa defender Jose Manuel Moreno ‘Chico’, who last term enjoyed a season long loan spell at Laudrup’s former club Real Mallorca and would be tempted by a move to the Premier League.
Canadian born attacking midfielder Jonathan De Guzman impressed many during his five year spell at Feyenoord and enjoyed a season at Mallorca under the Swansea City before being sold to Villarreal, who were promptly relegated last term.
De Guzman is a similar attack minded goal-scoring midfielder to Sigurdsson and may well be offloaded by Villarreal as they look to balance the books having dropped out of the Spanish top tier.
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