Swansea City are about to add their name to the list of suitors chasing Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to The Daily Mirror.

The highly rated forward would be available for around £20 million and the Welsh club look to have moved ahead of West Ham United in the race for his signature.

Iheanacho, 20, has been the subject of bids from clubs abroad but wants to stay in the Premier League so he can apply for an English passport in the future.

Crystal Palace, Everton and Leicester City have also reportedly shown interest in the attacker.

West Ham may have been put off the transfer by City’s insistence on adding a buy-back clause to his contract, although The Mirror report that they have failed to convince him to move to East London.

Although he is currently out of favour at the Etihad Stadium, manager Pep Guardiola is an admirer so wants an option on the Nigeria international.

According to The Daily Mail, he wants to avoid letting a talented youngster go only to see him develop into a better player elsewhere and not be able to bring him back to the club for a set fee, thus avoiding the mistakes made by Chelsea with Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United with Paul Pogba.

That does not appear to be putting off Swansea, however, who could see Iheanacho as an excellent addition to their squad as they look to kick on from a Premier League finishing position of 15th last term.

The striker scored 14 goals during a breakthrough 2015-16 season but has found chances harder to come by since as Guardiola preferred Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus as his striking options.

Nevertheless, he still netted seven times in 20 appearances for the Citizens and scored four goals for Nigeria.

Swansea are also said to be closing in on Tammy Abraham, with the Welsh side looking to reinvigorate their options in the final third.

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  1. Our attentions seems to be solely with very expensive under 21s and over 32s.
    Abraham is a project; Iheanacho, at £20 million is at least double his value + high wages, and only a little more advanced.
    Skertl & Terry both high wage earners and neither as good as we have.
    I can see us needing another new manager in the Autumn if this is the standard of player we are looking at.

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