Queens Park Rangers have reportedly made a bid for Villareal midfielder Jonathan De Guzman. The Dutchman spent the past two years on loan at Swansea, scoring nine goals in 71 appearances, but has snubbed the chance to return to the Liberty Stadium again this term.
It is understood by Sky Sports that Villareal would be willing to part ways with the midfielder for a fee of £7m, with QPR opening negotiations over adding steel and proven Premier League experience to their ranks.
Swans fail to keep top performer
De Guzman is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League after returning from World Cup duties with Holland.
After spending the past two year years on loan at the Swans boss Garry Monk was keen to continue that agreement, but has been snubbed because De Guzman wanted to keep options open.
Wheeling and dealing in West London
Hoops Harry Rednapp has expressed a desire to strengthen his squad as they prepare for a survival dogfight this season, so don't be surprised to see plenty of late arrivals at Loftus Road.
Adding quality to the midfield remains a priority for Rednapp, with De Guzman and Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso both linked with a move to Loftud Road.
Foxes also in the hunt
However, QPR will have to compete with Leicester City, who are also said to be interested in a move for De Guzman.
Leicester have already spent big this summer, bringing in Leonardo Ulloa from Brighton for £8m in an attempt to increase attacking options as they embark on a season in the top flight.
Meanwhile, at QPR the Loic Remy and Adel Taarabt sage continues as an air of uncertainty looms over Loftus Road.