Bundesliga side not willing to sell Romanian international Alexandru Maxim.
Swansea City have seen an offer of £5.5m turned down for Vfb Stuttgart midfielder Alexandru Maxim, report the Mail, as Liberty Stadium manager Garry Monk looks to strengthen a squad that has performed well in the first half of the season so far but must recover from the loss of star man Wilfried Bony to Manchester City.
Despite Stuttgart having struggled over the last couple of seasons, creative 24 year-old Maxim has been one of few standout performances for the side now managed by Huub Stevens and losing the Romanian would represent a huge blow to their hopes of maintaing their Bundesliga status once again this season.
Swansea started life without Bony badly at the weekend as they were beaten 5-0 by Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium, but Monk’s pursuit of Maxim, as well as left back Martin Olsson, perhaps suggests that he trusts Bafetimbi Gomis to do the job of scoring enough goals in the Ivorian’s absence.
Instead he appears to be looking to improve the supply line with the signing of Maxim, who has scored nine league goals since moving to the Bundesliga from Romanian outfit Pandurii and is now very highly rated in Germany.