According to HITC, relegated Swansea City are keen on signing striker Fernando Forestieri from Sheffield Wednesday this summer, but their Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion must hijack any move.
Forestieri joined Wednesday from Watford in 2015 and has gone on to score 32 goals in 88 games for the side who finished 15th in the Championship last season.
Now though, the Owls are having to cut their wage bill in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations and HITC reports that manager Jos Luhukay could be forced to cash-in on Forestieri before he is able to make signings.
Now 28-years-old, Forestieri was kept out of most of last season with a knee injury but recorded five goals in the 10 Championship games he appeared in.
With Swansea relegated from the Premier League last season and a mass exodus on the cards, a proven Championship goalscorer such as Forestieri will be high on new boss Graham Potter’s transfer wish list. However, with Transfermarkt valuing the Italian at just £6.3m, there may be a battle for his signature if he is available for around that fee.
Fellow relegated side West Brom look like they will also be in the market for a striker this summer, as Salomon Rondon continues to be linked with a move to Newcastle.
If the Venezuelan were to leave then Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez would be the only senior strikers remaining at the club and Baggies boss Darren Moore will be keen to reinvest the funds to push for promotion back to the top level of English football.
Forestieri could be the perfect man to lead the line at the Hawthorns or could equally dovetail well with Rodriguez.