Swansea City are closing in their second defensive signing of the winter window as Norwich’s Martin Olsson moves nearer to a move, the South
Manager Garry Monk has already snapped up former Tottenham right back Kyle Naughton in a £5m deal as he looks to strengthen his options with the money recouped from Wilfried Bony’s move to Manchester City.
The club have now turned their attention to Norwich’s Swedish international Martin Olsson as Monk targets the opposite position as one that needs strengthening.
The Swans boss confirmed a deal for Olsson is growing closer before reiterating current left back Neil Taylor will not be leaving the club – he has been linked with a move away with Crystal Palace understood to have had a £3m offer turned down for the Wales international.
Monk said: “We have had a look at him and the club have had discussions with Norwich.
“There are a few other options we have, so it’s a case of getting the right target for the right price.
“People will put things together, but Tayls has done well for us
“He is happy here and I am happy with him, and my aim all along has been to get two players to push each other for the shirt.”
It is thought any deal for Olsson will be worth between £4m and £5m, while the club have also been linked Stuttgart attacking midfielder Alexandru Maxim and making on loan midfielder Tom Carroll’s move permanent.
Monk confirmed his interest in Maxim and while he praised the work of Carroll insisted no discussions had been held over his future despite the speculation.
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