Swans missed wing targets
Swansea pulled out of a deal to sign Marvin Emnes as the player was too expensive while a move for Tom Ince also failed.
Swans boss Michael Laudrup made a move for both players before the transfer window closed but failed to bring them to the Liberty Stadium and instead turned to Pablo Hernandez.
Laudrup was on the look out for fresh blood as Scott Sinclair headed to Manchester City but a move for Middlesbrough winger Emnes fell through as the fee Boro were looking for combined with the player's wages, was more than what the Dane was willing to pay.
Blackpool winger Ince was also a target for the Swans but they were told in no uncertain terms that the highly-rated youngster was not for sale when an enquiry was made.
However Laudrup is not too disappointed and is delighted with the business that has been done.
"They were two big deals which were related to each other," Laudrup said. "Scott got the move that he wanted and Manchester City got a very good player, and we get another very, very good player from a big team who will give us experience and individual quality."