Swansea plot £8 million move for Federico Fernandez

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There could be a potentially huge deal on the cards in the coming days as Swansea close in on an £8 million deal to bring Federico Fernandez to the Liberty Stadium.

Personal terms have been agreed and it is now just a matter of the Argentine international being granted a work permit, according to the Daily Mail. 

The deal will be welcomed with open arms by Swans fans after Chico Flores' departure to join Michael Laudrup in Qatar. 

It seems like a could move for both parties with Fernandez unlikely to be able to hold down a regular starting spot for the Partenopei. Benitez has already entered the window for a centre back, shelling out €8 million to bring Kalidou Koulibaly to Naples from Belgian outfit, Genk. It is likely that Koulibaly will be a first choice centre back for the Spanaird after some very imposing performances in pre-season games.

With Fernandez surplus to requirements in Naples, it is reasonable to expect a move to South Wales could be on the cards. In fact, the Daily Mail have reported that the Argentine could even play at Old Trafford in the Premier League opener.   

Agger to Italy?

When (or if) the deal for Fernandez does go through it is likely that Rafa Benítez will want to find a replacement before his side's Champions League play-off tie with Athletic Bilbao.

Napoli have been linked with a season-long loan move for Daniel Agger who is likely to be shunted out Brendan Rogers' Liverpool project with the arrival of Dejan Lovren. 

The "Dagger" as he's known to Liverpool fans was brought to Merseyside by Benitez himself so a re-union could be on the cards if the loan move does go through.  

However, despite potentially receiving £8 million from Swansea the Danes wages have thrown a spanner in the works as Napoli are not prepared to meet his requirements. The Italian side will hope Liverpool cover a percentage of Agger's wages in order for the deal to happen.

The Summer transfer window has so far been a frustrating one in Naples with just Michu and Koulibaly being brought in so far. They will hope a deal can be struck with Liverpool within the next 7 days so Agger is cleared for their vital play-off encounter in Bilbao. 

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