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Swansea City target Wigan striker Kyle Joseph as Celtic, Rangers, Tottenham and Newcastle United also linked

Swansea City have identified Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph as a transfer target this summer, Gist Vile understands.

The 19-year-old has impressed during his breakthrough season with the Latics – scoring five goals in 20 appearances in all competitions for the League One outfit.

His contract with the Lancashire club expires this summer, although he has been offered a new deal at the DW Stadium.

However, the Scottish forward has attracted plenty of interest from potential suitors.

Celtic, Rangers, Tottenham, Newcastle United, Sheffield United and Preston North End are all reported to have shown an interest in the frontman.

It’s understood that Swansea were assessing Joseph’s situation during the January transfer window but are now eyeing up a permanent move for the London-born ace.

He would be available on a free transfer, although the Swans – or any other club – would be required to pay Wigan a compensation fee given that Joseph is under 24 years of age.

Swansea are set to see Wayne Routledge, Andre Ayew and Kieron Freeman depart this month while last season’s loan stars Freddie Woodman, Marc Guehi and Conor Hourihane will all return to their parent clubs.

The club are expected to announce their retained list later this week.

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