Watford accept Swans' Graham offer

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Swansea could be set to smash their transfer record after having a £3.5million bid for striker Danny Graham accepted by Watford.

Brendan Rodgers, a long-time admirer of Graham, initially saw a £3m offer rejected by the Hornets soon after Swans gained promotion to the Barclays Premier League courtesy of last Monday's play-off final victory over Reading at Wembley.

But the south Wales club returned with an improved offer which Watford accepted, paving the way for talks over personal terms with the forward. A statement on Watford's website said: "Watford Football Club confirms that it accepted a £3.5million bid for Danny Graham from Swansea City FC over the weekend. This means the player is permitted to talk to the Swans about his future."


Swans' previous transfer record is the deal which took Scott Sinclair from Chelsea to the Liberty Stadium last summer for an initial £500,000 which has the potential to rise to £1m with add-ons.

Graham scored 24 goals for the Hornets last season, making him the leading scorer in the npower Championship.

The 25-year-old recently revealed that he would only consider leaving Vicarage Road for a top-flight club.

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