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Eidur Gudjohnsen wanted by Swansea City

last updated Monday 13th June 2011, 10:35 AM

Fulham striker Eidur Gudjohnsen
Fulham striker
Eidur Gudjohnsen
Eidur Gudjohnsen
Swansea City are ready to renew their bid for former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Swans boss Brendan Rodgers has placed the Champions League winner on his Premier League wish list as he seeks to strengthen his squad ahead of the top flight according to Chris Wathan at Wales on Sunday.

And he is prepared to use the transfer war-chest funded by the club's play-off promotion success to lure the Icelandic ace to the Liberty Stadium.

Rodgers made a move for Gudjohnsen, 32, last season as he looked to bolster his attacking options, only for the approach to Stoke to be rebuffed.

But following his release by the Potters, Rodgers has declared an interest in signing the star he knows well from their Stamford Bridge days.

The news comes 24 hours after Marcos Senna's agent gave the green light for a sensational swoop for the Spain Euro 2008 star, the out-of-contract midfielder ready to discuss a move from Villareal to South Wales.

Rodgers has stressed he needs only a few quality signings to help his squad flourish in the top flight after a hugely-successful season in the Championship.

And, while he is looking at younger targets, the interest in Senna and ex-Monaco and Spurs frontman Gudjohnsen suggests he feels Swansea could benefit from the know-how of players who have been there and done it at the top level.

Gudjohnsen has more than 50 Premier League goals to his name after a starring spell at Chelsea before tasting European glory with Barcelona.

And despite his bit-part roles with Stoke and, latterly, a loan spell with Fulham, Rodgers seems keen to add him to his forward line, having already snapped up the services of Championship top scorer Danny Graham in a record-breaking £3.5m deal last week.

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