A number of top-flight clubs, including Tottenham, have been keeping tabs on the 27-year-old’s progress, but now the South Wales outfit are ready to firm up their interest with a bid.
Benitez has found the back of the net on a regular basis in the last couple of seasons since joining Club America in Mexico and his all-round consistency has improved since his time at St Andrew’s.
The Ecuador international showed only glimpses of his exciting talent during his stay with the Blues, but Swansea’s style of play under Michael Laudrup may suit him better as well.
It is being reported that Benitez’s agent has flown to the UK for talks with potential suitors, although there is also an interest from Atletico Madrid in Spain too.
A goal apiece from James Tomkins and Luka Milivojevic handed Crystal Palace a crucial 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday evening.
Manchester United bounced back from their Champions League exit as they beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday night to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
Tottenham reached the FA Cup semi-finals after they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Swansea in their quarter-final clash at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Premier League basement club West Brom squandered the lead as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Chesterfield boss Jack Lester felt his side were unlucky not to claim all three points after their 1-1 draw at Cheltenham.
New Swindon manager Phil Brown revelled in his side's victory at Cambridge in his first game in charge.