After slipping down the pecking order at the Brittania, Roberto Martinez and Paolo Di Canio are wasting no time in taking him off of Michael Laudrup’s hands.
South Korean international Ki Sung-Yueng could be on his way out of Swansea City for the rest of this season.
Ki was an integral part of Swansea’s slick midfield last season – he even ranked fifth-best in the Premier League in terms of pass completion rate.
Ki saw himself brought to the Brittania by Laudrup as a replacement for Joe Allen, who left for Liverpool before the start of last season.
For the opening game of this season against Manchester United, Ki was left on the bench in favour of new boy Jonjo Shelvey. With Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman, Jose Canas and Roland Lamah all providing stern competition for Ki’s starting spot, Swansea could well be open to the idea of a loan move for Ki.
Given Ki’s proven Premier League pedigree and experience with tidy, passing football he could prove a big hit at either Sunderland or Everton, both of whom find themselves short on quality in the middle of the park – particularly if Everton’s Marouane Fellaini should move to Manchester United.