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Swansea City headlines as Swans and Nottingham Forest interest in Fulham midfielder revealed and starlet opens up on Cardiff City exit

Your latest Swansea City transfer news and headlines for Tuesday, September 7.

Swans enquired over Fulham star

Swansea are one of a clutch of clubs who made a late enquiry over a potential transfer swoop for Fulham’s Domingos Quina.

The midfielder joined the Cottagers from Watford – along with Nathaniel Chalobah – late on in the summer window.

And reports state Swansea, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth all asked Watford about Quina’s availability prior to his switch to Craven Cottage.

It comes after Fulham failed to sign Swans captain Matt Grimes having had a number of bids rejected by Russell Martin’s men.

Swansea bolstered their own central midfield options this summer by signing Liam Walsh, Olivier Ntcham and Flynn Downes.

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Ben Lloyd opens up on move from Cardiff to Swansea

Ben Lloyd stole the headlines as he netted just 20 seconds after being sent on from the bench in Swansea’s pre-season win over Forest Green Rovers in July.

The 16-year-old coolly fired home the away side’s second goal in a 2-1 triumph under then caretaker boss Alan Tate.

It proved to be a momentous occasion for the academy product, who is also a Swansea season ticket holder.

His talents were recognised by Swansea’s coaches from an early age, and after being played in a defensive role at Cardiff City, Lloyd admits he had no hesitation when it came to making the move west after the Swans showed an interest in signing him.

“I got scouted by Swansea and Cardiff, and at that time Swansea hadn’t properly set up the academy,” said Lloyd.

“I was six turning seven, I decided to go to Cardiff because a few of my mates were there from Reecos, and I was at Cardiff until under-12 level.

“I was playing out of position and I was playing for Cardiff when I’ve always dreamt of playing for Swansea, so when I heard I had the chance to come here I just wanted to jump straight at it.

“My mum, my dad and all my family were chuffed and, as soon as I played my first game, my dad said ‘that kit just looks much better on you.’

“Martin Evans (former academy head of recruitment) rang my dad, I’d just played for the schoolboys against Newport, we won 4-1 and I scored four goals, Cardiff were watching and they had just released me.

“But ever since I’ve joined Swansea I’ve just enjoyed every moment and it’s my home club as well.”

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Hull referee appointed

Keith Stroud will take charge of Swansea’s clash with Hull City on Saturday.

The Hampshire official was the man in the middle for the 0-0 draw with Sheffield United last month.

Stroud will be assisted by Robert Merchant and Sam Lewis. Peter Wright will be the fourth official.

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