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06 August 2017

Swansea line up shock move for Brazil star Lucas Lima from Santos to fill Gylfi Sigurdsson’s magic boots

Swansea prepare shock transfer for Santos attacker Lucas Lima as Everton close in on Gylfi Sigurdsson deal.

The exit of the Swans captain has been delayed until the Welsh outfit find an apt replacement for the 27-year-old playmaker.

Lucas Lima could replace Sigurdsson in the Swansea midfield this summer
Lucas Lima could replace Sigurdsson in the Swansea midfield this summer
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Sigurdsson has been valued at £50m by Swans boss Paul Clement
Sigurdsson has been valued at £50m by Swans boss Paul Clement
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Lima, 27, has won a dozen caps, plays in the No 10 role and is in the Sigurdsson mould.

The Samba star would cost around £15million but that has not put the Swans off so far.

City would have to pay a hefty fee and good wages to help them get a work permit for Lima and they are currently working on the cost of the overall package.

The former Internacional midfielder is a late developer and has spent all of his career in his  homeland.

He first made the Brazil squad in 2015 and  scored in a World Cup qualifier against Argentina.

Iceland talisman Sigurdsson, 27, will be a hard act to follow and the Swans have also looked at players with  Premier League experience, with Hull’s Sam Clucas a live alternative.


Lima in action Brazil in a friendly against Colombia
Lima in action Brazil in a friendly against Colombia
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Paul Clement has labelled the Brazilian as a key target this summer
Paul Clement has labelled the Brazilian as a key target this summer
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The Tigers midfielder, 26, would cost about £10m and Swans supremo Huw Jenkins may opt for the more exciting South American option.

Swansea are seeking £50million, including add-ons, for the Iceland international who is a top target for the Toffees.



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