Federico Fernandez has been linked with a surprise move to the Liberty Stadium…
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Swansea City are ready to approach Napoli with a surprise move for Argentinian defender Federico Fernandez, according to reports by Wales Online.
The 25-year-old centre-back played in the first four games for Argentina at the World Cup, but has since lost his place to Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis.
A deal to bring Fernandez to the Liberty Stadium could coincide with Michu’s departure to the Italian club, with Rafael Benitez known to be a long term admirer of City’s 28-year-old forward.
Swans manager Gary Monk is determined to strengthen his squad this summer, with both Michu and fellow star striker Wilfried Bony linked with moves away from the club.
The Welsh side are bracing themselves for a formal offer from Liverpool for top scorer Bony after Brendan Rodgers was made aware of a £19m release clause in the striker’s Liberty contract.
One of those targets is seemingly Fernandez, who moved to Naples from Estudiantes in 2011, but has only made 36 Serie A appearances for the Italian club, and had a loan spell with Getafe last year. However, he has been capped 26 times by his country and played a vital part in the Argentina run to the World Cup final.
Meanwhile, the Swans are expected to wrap up a deal for Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero but are keen to flog unwanted pair Jose Canas and Alejandro Pozuelo.