Swansea City chief Paul Clement confirms interest in Norwich City’s Martin Olsson
PUBLISHED: 15:12 12 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:47 12 January 2017
Swansea City’s new boss Paul Clement confirmed on Thursday afternoon talks are on-going to sign Norwich City defender Martin Olsson in a reported £5m deal.
Olsson’s representatives are trying to thrash out personal terms after the Swans made a move for the Swedish international, and Clement revealed, when he spoke to the media on Thursday, he wants to make the left-back one of his first signings.
“The two clubs are talking about that possibility,” he said. “The stage it’s at we’re looking to agree the terms.”
Olsson signed a new Carrow Road deal in November, potentially extending his stay until 2018. The 28-year-old was entering the final six months of his previous Norwich deal before agreeing to the contract extension prior to the festive period.
The Swede was previously touted with the Swans two seasons ago and was also on the verge of a deadline day move to West Brom in January 2015 before it fell through.
The Canaries have made it clear they need to sell this month to generate funds to bring in reinforcements.
Clement wants defensive additions, with Welsh international full-back Neil Taylor suffering a fractured cheekbone in training. PSV Eindhoven wide player Luciano Narsingh was unveiled as Clements’ first signing late on Thursday afternoon, after completing a £4m move from Holland.
The right-footed winger signed a two-and-a-half year deal after completing his medical but will not feature in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Liberty due to a slight calf injury.