Swansea have launched an audacious bid to sign Renato Sanches, according to reports.
The Portugal playmaker has been told he can leave Bayern Munich on loan this season.
Chelsea, Liverpool, AC Milan and Monaco have all been linked with Sanches, who is regarded as one of Europe’s brightest talents despite a poor first season in Germany.
And WalesOnline insist Swans boss Paul Clement believes he can fend off the competition to bring Sanches to the Liberty Stadium.
Clement worked with Sanches, 20, while Carlo Ancelotti’s No2 at Bayern last season.
His relationship with the Italian boss and reputation for working with younger players could work in the Swans’ favour.
Sanches has struggled since joining Bayern from Benfica last summer in a deal which may rise to £52million.
Any short-term swap would require a big financial commitment from the Swans to cover his wages and a loan fee.
But Clement still has money to spend from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s £45m Everton switch despite signing Roque Mesa and Sam Clucas.
And the Swans chief has made adding another creative player before the window closes a priority.
Joe Allen and Nacer Chadli are also options as Clement aims to build a squad capable of avoiding a survival scrap.
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