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DRISCOLL SIGNS FOR CELTIC

CELTIC have today appointed Glen Driscoll as its new Head of Performance, as Brendan Rodger’s continues to assemble his background staff. Driscoll  worked for the new Celtic manager at both Swansea and Liverpool and is a natural addition to Brendan’s team at Celtic. Glen has also spent nine years at Chelsea where he worked with

Richard Duffy quits Port Vale to join fellow Swansea City old boy…

FORMER Swansea City defender Richard Duffy has turned down a new deal at Port Vale to join another former Swan in non-league football.Swansea-born Duffy, now 30, had the opportunity to stay with League One club Vale having been a regular at the heart of the Potteries club’s defence last season.But he has instead opted to drop down two divisions to sign for ambitious National League side Eastleigh, who are managed by another Swansea product, Chris Todd.READ MORE: Swansea City takeover: Deal…

Swansea City takeover: Deal getting closer as Americans dismiss…

THE proposed takeover of Swansea City by a US investment group is edging closer to completion.Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan are fronting a group of American businessmen who have been in discussions to buy a controlling stake at Swansea since last year.READ MORE: Big Swansea City survey: Have YOUR say on all the big issues following the Swans’ difficult seasonBoth the club and the Americans had hoped a deal would be finalised before the end of the 2015-16 season, but legal issues led to a delay…

Swansea City target Joe Allen puts talks over Liverpool future on…

SWANSEA City target Joe Allen insists talks over his club future are on hold until after Euro 2016.Allen has just a year left to run on his contract at Liverpool and has been heavily linked with a return to the Liberty Stadium.READ MORE: Big Swansea City survey: Have YOUR say on all the big issues following the Swans’ difficult seasonSwansea tried to sign the 26-year-old back in January, but their bid was rebuffed by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.Allen then enjoyed a strong finish to the season in…

Swansea City gossip: Have scouts spotted potential recruit in…

SWANSEA City could be interested in Peruvian international Alejandro Hohberg, according to stories emerging in South America.Hohberg is a diminutive midfield player who made his debut for Peru’s senior side in a game against Trinidad & Tobago last week.And according to reports in Hohberg’s homeland, Swansea scouts were at that match — and were impressed with what they saw.READ MORE: Big Swansea City survey: Have YOUR say on all the big issues following the Swans’ difficult seasonThe…

Francesco Guidolin pledges to sort out Swansea City’s set-piece…

FRANCESCO Guidolin reckons a full pre-season will allow him to eradicate Swansea City’s dead-ball problems — and make his team a set-piece force.Swansea became known for their weakness when defending set-pieces last season, while a lack of threat at corners and attacking free-kicks has been an issue for much of their recent history.READ MORE: Swansea City gossip: AZ Alkmaar’s goalscoring midfielder Markus Henriksen is a targetThere was the odd set-piece goal scored — Ashley Williams…

Rodgers makes his first addition at Celtic

Brendan Rodgers has made his first appointment as Celtic manager, bringing in Reading coach Chris Davies as his new assistant manager. The pair had previously worked together at Swansea City and Liverpool, and Rodgers told Celtic’s official website, he thinks Davies will be an excellent addition to the coaching staff at the Scottish club: WANT […]

Swansea City gossip: AZ Alkmaar’s goalscoring midfielder Markus…

SWANSEA City have made a move for AZ Alkmaar’s attacking midfielder Markus Henriksen, according to reports.The 23-year-old Norwegian international is being tipped to leave the Eredivisie this summer, with around £6 million being mentioned as a possible asking price.Serie A heavyweights AC Milan and Napoli are both interested in Henriksen, but Italian media outlet calciomercato.com say Swansea and Everton have tabled better offers, while Bundesliga side Schalke are also keen.READ MORE:…

Could former Swansea City striker Danny Graham reunite with…

BRENDAN Rodgers could be reunited with former Swansea City striker Danny Graham after taking over at Celtic.Rodgers paid a then club-record fee of £3.5 million to bring Graham, who he had previously worked with at Watford, to Swansea back in 2011.The frontman was a success at the Liberty, but his career suffered after he left for Sunderland having fallen out of favour under Michael Laudrup.READ MORE: Swansea City: Why Eder could be the first of many to depart this summerNow a free agent,…

Big Swansea City survey: Have YOUR say on all the big issues…

IT is fair to say Swansea City’s fans were put through the ringer during the 2015-16 campaign, which was their least enjoyable in the Premier League era. After a bright start under Garry Monk, Swansea descended into a disappointing rut which lasted longer than any supporter would have wanted. Managerial changes, off-field speculation and the worry of relegation all played their part in a campaign which featured plenty of painful days and some more enjoyable matches

Manager wants to keep West Ham attacking target

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin has stated that despite speculation linking Andre Ayew with a move away from the club, he wants the African star to stay in South Wales. West Ham are among a number of clubs reported interested in the former Marseille man, who has admitted that his future at the Liberty Stadium is

Swansea City: Why Eder could be the first of many to depart this…

EDER could be followed through the Liberty exit door by a number of senior players this summer as Swansea City look to make room for new recruits.Portuguese international Eder has agreed a permanent move to loan club Lille which could see Swansea bank up to £4.5 million.And the striker is likely to be the first of a number of departures as Huw Jenkins and boss Francesco Guidolin attempt to freshen up the club’s playing squad.Eder’s fellow frontman Bafetimbi Gomis is also thought to be…

Study shows Swansea City have banked £325 million in prize…

SWANSEA City have banked almost £325 million in prize money since they won promotion to the Premier League.The staggering amount puts Swansea 19th in the all-time prize money table.A new study reveals they have won £77 million more than Leicester City, last season’s shock Premier League champions.READ MORE: Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin hopes Andre Ayew will stay – to play central roleSwansea are also ahead of the likes of Crystal Palace, Hull and Norwich, all of whom have…

Swansea City gossip: Former Manchester City ace John Guidetti and…

SWANSEA City have been linked with a summer move for former Manchester City striker John Guidetti. The Swedish forward left the Etihad last season, but has enjoyed a fine season in La Liga with Celta Vigo. READ MORE: Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin hopes Andre Ayew will stay – to play central role Guidetti’s 12 goals helped Celta Vigo to a sixth-place finish in the league, while they also reached the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin hopes Andre Ayew will stay -…

FRANCESCO Guidolin is keeping fingers crossed that Andre Ayew will stay at Swansea City despite continued talk of a summer move out of Wales.And Guidolin reckons that even if Ayew does not see himself as a centre-forward, the Ghana star can thrive in that role at the Liberty Stadium next season.Ayew is just one year into the four-year deal he signed when he arrived from Marseille last summer.But the 26-year-old has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Sunderland and West Ham, and has stated…

Revealed: How much cash Swansea City banked from Premier League…

SWANSEA City banked just under £76 million in TV income, central commercial rights and prize money during the 2015-16 season. The Premier League have revealed payments to every club for the campaign which has just drawn to a close. READ MORE: Swansea City star Ki Sung-Yueng faces disrupted pre-season despite early finish Swansea received £75,813,533 in all, putting them 12th in the list of top earners in the top flight last season

Swansea City to round off Premier League preparations by facing…

SWANSEA City will host French top-flight side Stade Rennais in their final warm-up game before the new Premier League season.Stade Rennais, who finished eighth in Ligue 1 last term, will take on Francesco Guidolin’s team at the Liberty on Saturday, August 6 (3pm).READ MORE: Swansea City get most of their money back as flop Eder seals Lille moveThe 2016-17 Premier League campaign kicks off the following weekend.Stade Rennais, who were runners-up in the 2014 French Cup, could include the likes of…

Swansea City get most of their money back as flop Eder seals…

SWANSEA City have recouped most of their cash on £5 million flop Eder after the Portuguese international agreed a permanent switch to Lille.Eder arrived in Wales from Sporting Braga last summer with Swansea confident he had the qualities required to score goals in the Premier League.But it quickly became apparent that he was going to be a bit-part player at the Liberty, and he joined Lille on loan in January having failed to find the target in 15 Swansea appearances, only two of which were…

Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers speaks on why Swansea City…

BRENDAN Rodgers has revealed his proposed return to Swansea City was linked to the possible takeover of the club.But Rodgers has suggested the buyout of Swansea by an American investment group "isn’t ready to go through yet" after being unveiled as the new Celtic manager.Rodgers was on the brink of sealing a deal to take charge at former club Swansea until the Liberty hierarchy opted to stick with Francesco Guidolin.Huw Jenkins has admitted speaking to Rodgers about a return to Wales,…

Former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers says managing Celtic is…

BRENDAN Rodgers has insisted the Scottish Premier League is not a step down in his managerial career.Rodgers, who had been linked with a return to Swansea City just weeks ago, has been officially unveiled as the Scottish champions’ new manager.And Rodgers has stressed he is at one of the biggest clubs in the world.READ MORE: Wales boss Chris Coleman signs two-year contract extensionHe said: "This is not a step down. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and they are world renowned….