The Ecuadorian ace spent the 2009/10 season at St Andrew’s, but the Blues failed to make the move a permanent one forcing him to return to Santos Laguna in Mexico.
An impressive spell in the nation’s top flight led to a move to Club America in 2011, where ‘Chucho’ has been in prolific form ever since.
His performances have led to attention from European clubs, and now Swansea are thought to be keen to offer him another shot at English football.
Tottenham have also been linked with the 27-year-old, but the Swans are believed to be able to offer him a greater chance of regular first-team action.
Michael Laudrup is in the market for a number of additions in the coming months, as he prepares for the club’s Europa League campaign.
At times last season, the Liberty Stadium-based outfit looked short on players, a problem that could be ruthlessly exposed by the added fixtures that come with continental football.
Benitez’s agent is thought to be have travelled to the UK to hold talks with interested parties.
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