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Swansea still keen on Odemwingie

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Want-away West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie is hopeful of a move to Swansea City after reports suggest the Welsh club are preparing a fresh bid for the Nigerian. 

Odemwingie tried to force a move away from the Hawthorns in January after interest from Queens Park Rangers seemed to provide an escape route for the 32-year-old.

The forward famously drove to the QPR training ground in hope of signing a deal to join the club. However the move broke down and Odemwingie was fined £75,000 for a lack of discipline. 

The striker was made available to play for West Brom in the new season but his future at the club looks in doubt after recent interest from Stoke City, Swansea and Cardiff City has paved way for a three-way race for the forward's signature. 

According to The Mirror OnlineOdemwingie prefers a move to Swansea to play Europa League football, however the Swans bid of £1.8million was topped by Cardiff and Stoke who offered £2million, leading to the West Midlands club attempting to sell to the highest bidder.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is hopeful of adding more names to his squad and thinks Odemwingie is a reliable prospect. 

"He (Odemwingie) is a player with pace who knows the league," he said. 

Laudrup, who was linked with a move away from the Liberty stadium in the summer, knows what Odemwingie can offer his side. 

The Nigerian has scored 30 goals in 87 appearances for Albion and with the likes of Michu and Wilfried Bony vying for a starting place up front, the addition of Odemwingie will improve the Swans' attacking depth. 

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