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Swansea City transfers: QPR deal Swans blow, Leeds United target Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman as West Brom striker stance revealed amid Famara Diedhiou links

Here is the latest transfer news, views and gossip from the Liberty Stadium and beyond.

Swans facing Dunne disappointment

Swansea City look set to miss out on centre-back Jimmy Dunne.

The defender has been linked with a south Wales move for the past few weeks after his contract at Burnley expired.

It was reported earlier this month that the 23-year-old was still on Swansea’s radar but that the clubs in question were at loggerheads over a compensation fee.

He has been offered fresh terms by the Clarets, but it appears that Championship rivals QPR are now in the boxseat for his signature, with a medical said to be taking place.

Dunne has not joined Sean Dyche’s squad for pre-season as he attempts to thrash out a move elsewhere.

Leeds United target Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman

Leeds United have identified Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman as someone they would like to sign this summer, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Ilian Meslier is Marcelo Bielsa’s nailed-on No.1, however with Kiko Casilla having sealed a season-long loan move away to Elche, Leeds are thought to be on the lookout for another goalkeeper.

And it appears former Swansea City favourite Woodman is near the top of that list.

The report states that Leeds have narrowed their shortlist down to three candidates; Woodman, Levante’s Dani Cárdenas and Valarenga’s Kristoffer Klaesson.

Woodman has made little secret of his love for the Swans over two loan spells and following the end of his most recent stint said that he hoped he had not played his final game for the Liberty Stadium outfit.

Both the Swans and Arsenal have been linked with a move for him this summer.

West Brom striker stance

Our colleagues at Birmingham Live report the transfer state of play at West Brom and state that Albion “are short on natural centre forward options after the exits of Hal Robson-Kanu and Mbaye Diagne”.

The Baggies are reportedly in a three-way battle with Swansea and Middlesbrough for former Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou, who is now a free agent.

Former striker-turned-pundit Kevin Phillips backed Diedhiou to be a hit at The Hawthorns should a move materialise.

“On his day, he’s a handful. He got a few goals last year,” he said.

“At that level, he’s shown he can cope. He’s a big, powerful player who can play to his strengths and hurt you.

“If he was to come on board, he’s certainly a player that will give defences a rough time.

“He’s got qualities. He can score goals but can also frustrate you as well.”

According to sources in the Midlands, a striker is very much on Valerien Ismael’s wishlist this summer, which could spell bad news for Swansea and Boro.

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Porto not in for Wilson

Harry Wilson, whose links with Swansea won’t go away, is not a target for Porto.

Reports had suggested the Welshman was being tracked by the Portuguese outfit but that has been refuted by the club’s chairman.

“The link about Sergio (Conceicao, the Porto manager) pushing for a transfer of Wilson is not true,” one source close to the Porto boss told the Liverpool Echo.

“We have no clue where that rumour has come from.”

Brentford, Fulham and Cardiff City all remain in the hunt, with a £10million move to the Bees touted over the weekend – a transfer that appears to make the most sense at this point in time.

Read more here.

Swans who could yet leave

Swans have brought in three players but there are also members of the squad who could leave this summer.

Swansea’s financial model dictates that player sales are key to keeping the club on an even economic footing, so if decent offers come in for any of their men this off-season, they will have to listen to them.

Key men like Matt Grimes and Connor Roberts (his injury situation notwithstanding) will no doubt be on other clubs’ radar, but there is a nightmare scenario they must avoid.

Read more here.

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