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Swansea chase Luc Castaignos

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Swansea City are targeting FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos, and there are even reports of a £6.5 million bid being accepted for the Dutch striker, according to Wales Online.

Swans boss Gary Monk is believed to be keen to add more attacking options to his squad with uncertainty over the futures of Wilfried Bony and Michu.

World Cup-bound Ivory Coast striker Bony is reportedly a target for a number of clubs across Europe, including Arsenal and Liverpool, after a successful season in which he scored 25 goals in all competitions; while Michu's future remains in unclear as the Spanish forward struggled last season with injuries and poor form.

Holland U21 international Castaignos, 21, scored 14 goals last season as FC Twente finished 3rd in the Dutch Eredivisie and secured European football next season. He began his career at Feyenoord before securing a move to Italian giants Inter Milan in 2011. However, after just six appearances for the San Siro club he returned to Holland in 2012 when Twente paid a reported 6 million euros for his signature.

At 6'2'' Castaignos is a powerful, athletic and pacey forward who has been compared in the past to Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry. He would provide presence up front should Swansea lose club record signing Bony, and at such a modest price for player with huge potential and his best years ahead of him could represent another sound investment by the South Wales club who have become masters of playing the transfer market to its maximum benefit.

Swansea have also been linked with moves for Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi, who is also interesting Benfica, and France international Bafetimbi Gomis - of Standard Liege and Lyon respectively.

Meanwhile, Swansea’s Dutch duo Michel Vorm and Jonathan de Guzman have both been named in the Netherlands final 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

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