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Swansea reportedly open Ngog talks with Laudrup confirming incoming striker

Chris Brunskill

Transfer deadline day is all but here and the rumors linking players with moves both to and away from the Reebok Stadium will be coming in fast and furious. The first of which comes via the Mirror and writer Alan Nixon, linking David Ngog with a move to Swansea City with Michael Laudrup apparently looking to get another striker in to cope with the demands of the Premier League, Europa League, and whatever cup competitions the swans may play in.

Ngog, who moved to Bolton in a £4 million (reported) move from Liverpool ahead of the 2011/12 season, is in the last year of his contract and has attracted interest from other teams in England as well as those in France over the course of the last year with both Newcastle United and St. Etienne both linked, among others. Because his current deal is nearly done, the move would likely be a cut-price one. It would, however, free up cash both in the transfer fee and in wages for Dougie Freedman to spend, which he desperately needs to do.

The move potentially hinges on Laudrup's ability (or inability) to sign Getafe's Alvaro Vazquez with West Bromwich Albion's Peter Odemwingie on the radar.

Speaking after Swansea's 2-0 away win at West Bromwich Albion, manager Michael Laudrup elaborated on his deadline day plans, specifically with talk of a striker looming large over the Liberty Stadium:

"I've been asked a lot of times and I always said that we were looking for one more striker with different characteristics from Bony and Michu so we will add one tomorrow.

"And because I have said that, of course many forwards have been linked with our club, five, six or seven, probably one of them will join us but not more than one.

"We have to go into the last day not having done everything and of course that's not ideal because tomorrow will be a crazy day but hopefully we will finish it in time."

Whether that one striker is David Ngog remains to be seen.