Swansea nearing lucrative American takeover amid links with axed Liverpool boss

Swansea City are on the verge of a mega money American based takeover, according to ESPN.

Stateside duo Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien are nearing an agreement that will see them purchase a controlling interest in the Welsh outfit.

Kaplan is vice-chairman of Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA, while partner Levien is the general manager of MLS side D.C. United.

It is understood that the pair have formed a good relationship with current Swans owner Huw Jenkins, as well as the supporters trust in South Wales.

Jenkins, who has presided over a meteoric for the club, will reportedly be kept on as the club’s CEO moving forward.

It is claimed that the takeover will see plans to expand their Liberty Stadium discussed, while a focus on player recruitment and international brand growth is likely to happen.

‘Talks will continue with the aim of an agreement being ratified by the end of the season’, read a club statement.

Jenkins added: ‘We believe we have a proposal which will help Swansea City progress both on and off the field.’

Though Francesco Guidolin is currently in charge as head coach, a move for former boss Brendan Rodgers in the summer has been suggested.