Dutchman set to replace Sinclair
Swansea are ready to step up their interest in signing Middlesbrough star Marvin Emnes as Scott Sinclair heads for the exit door.
The Swans are reported to have finally agreed a £6.2million fee with Manchester City for Sinclair and Michael Laudrup is said to be targeting Emnes as his replacement.
The Dutchman has been a long-term target for Swansea and enjoyed a loan spell at the Liberty Stadium during the 2010/11 season, where he scored twice in five appearances, including a winner against south Wales rivals Cardiff City.
He was the subject of interest from the Swans before Brendan Rodgers left for Liverpool and is understood to still be a target even though the club denied their interest just after Laudrup took charge.
The 24-year-old has missed Boro's last two games due to injury and remains an important part of boss Tony Mowbray's plans for a promotion push but Laudrup hopes to include Scott Dobbie as part of the deal to convince them to sell.