Laudrup sets his sights on new faces
New Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has began drawing up a shortlist of transfer targets as he looks to his bolster his side's firepower.
The Dane has already ruled out wholesale changes after inheriting a competitive squad from Brendan Rodgers, although he is a little concerned about where the goals will come from as the Swans gear up for their second season in the top flight.
Gylfi Sigurdsson's ability to get on the scoresheet from midfield was a welcome boost during his loan spell from Hoffenheim last term, but with the Icelandic international now being tipped to join Liverpool, Laudrup will have an obvious hole to fill at the Liberty Stadium.
The 48-year-old's first priority is to add quality in attack to supplement the skills of Scott Sinclair, Danny Graham and Nathan Dyer.
Two of Denmark's Euro 2012 stars, Michael Krohn-Dehli and Thomas Kahlenberg, have already been linked with a move to South Wales following Laudrup's appointment, and both could fit the bill perfectly to replace Sigurdsson.
He told reporters: "Of course if Sigurdsson doesn't come back then we will need an attacking midfielder, but it is more than just the position; we need goals.
"We have to look at the players we have got and know more or less how many goals they will guarantee.
"You have to reach a certain number otherwise you have to defend very, very well.
"If you lose a player who scores seven, eight or nine goals, you have to find another one.
"I have my ideas and we have spoken on this but I am happy to do some more research."