Swansea set for Miku raid

Swansea City are set to return to Spain with a bid for Getafe striker Miku following the signing of Rayo Vallecano's Michu this week.

The Welsh club, managed by former Real Mallorca boss Michael Laudrup, now have their sights on Venezuelan international Miku, yet according to a report in Marca their initial offer has left the Madrid club’s President Angel Torres unmoved.

Torres values Miku at €10m and has already stated the player can leave if that valuation is met, although the Premier League outfit are unlikely to be willing pay anywhere near that amount.

Miku, real name Nicolas Fedor, scored 12 goals in 38 La Liga games last term and is aware Getafe want to sell him despite his contract not expiring until June 2014, and he has also been linked with moves to Olympiacos and two Bundesliga teams.

However, Miku’s agent Louis Bayimina has rejected claims the player is close to joining Swansea.

“Swansea is just speculation,” he told walesonline.com

“Officially Getafe have not been contacted by Swansea. There are clubs such as Sevilla and a top-five club in Russia interested in him but there is nothing concrete."

The 26-year-old had previously spent nine years with Valencia, starting his career in 2001 as a youngster at the club’s academy, but after just two League appearances in his time at Mestalla – during which he had loan spells at Alcoyano, Salamanca, Ciudad Murcia, and Gimnastic – he joined Getafe on a free transfer in January 2009.

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