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Federico Fernandez will not make move to Swansea, says Jenkins

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Argentina star Federico Fernandez had been linked with Swansea, but it now appears that the Welsh giants will not look to bolster their options in the centre-back position.

Speaking to South Wales Evening Post, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said that: "I think Garry has got his four central defenders and until that changes, that's the way it will stay."

Depth at the back

Although the signature of Fernandez would likely be a progressive move for the club, the Swans already have four more than capable centre-backs on their books in the form of club captain Ashley Williams, Spaniards Chico Flores and Jordi Amat and Kyle Bartley who has recently returned from a loan spell at Birmingham City.

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Fernandez' skill

Fernandez made his Argentina debut against Ecuador in 2011 and has gone on to achieve 30 caps for his country.

He made his first World Cup start in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina having cemented his place during the World Cup qualifying stages. Fernandez appeared in both Serie A and the Champions League with Napoli last season, impressing with strong performances.

As well as Ferndandez, Swansea had also been linked with Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk, but in light of Jenkins’ statement such a move also appears unlikely.

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