Tottenham have failed with an ambitious swap offer involving Gylfi Sigurdsson for Ben Davies and Michel Vorm of Swansea, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Spurs have been locked in negotiations for 20-year-old left back Davies, and Swansea have a long standing interest in Icelander Gylfi Sigurdsson after his successful loan spell at the club in 2012-13.
Vorm has suffered from injuries in the last couple of seasons, and with Lukas Fabianski having moved on a Bosman free transfer from Arsenal, the Dutch stopper seems set to move away from the Liberty Stadium.
Swap deals are a rarity in football due to their complexities and the increase in ways the deal may collapse. However, both Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Swansea bigwig Huw Jenkins are tough negotiators and a resolution to the transfers talks will not come quickly.
Sigurdsson has struggled at White Hart Lane since his £8.8 million move from Hoffenheim in Germany, although the former-Reading midfielder has scored 13 goals in 85 games, which include plenty of appearances from the bench. However, there is plenty of competition for a central midfield berth at Spurs with Christian Eriksen impressing so much in his debut season there is a distinct pecking order for attacking midfield places.
Vorm may interest Spurs in case Hugo Lloris decides he wants Champions League football, while second choice Brad Friedel continues to defy the ageing process but is very much in the twilight of his career. Davies will solve the left back problem and more, as noted here.
While the thought behind the moves are sensible, there is likely to be a big difference in the appropriate player valuations, and both fans will probably help this does not become an unsettling saga.
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