Joel Latibeaudiere would become the latest member of steve Cooper’s England Under-17 World Cup-winning squad to join Swansea.
The Championship club is optimistic of concluding a deal for the 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan with Dutch top-flight club FC Twente.
The Swans could lose Wales defender Joe Rodon by Friday’s transfer deadline.
Rodon is a target for Tottenham Hotspur, with Swansea expecting a bid for the 22-year-old academy product.
Jose Mourinho’s side enjoyed a productive transfer window in the summer with six additions
But has been keen to bolster their center-back options for this term.
Swansea City are Interested in Signing Joel Latibeaudiere on a Free Transfer
Swansea boss Cooper wants to strengthen his defensive options regardless of Rodon’s situation.
Joel Latibeaudiere joined Manchester City at the age of 13 but has never made a first-team appearance for the Premier League club.
He played five times for Twente, scoring once.
Tottenham have offered £7 million for the Wales international and are hopeful of a deal for the 22-year-old despite interest from West Ham and Leicester.
To replace their in-demand center-back, the Swans are hopeful that they can finalize an agreement for Latibeaudiere
Who has yet to make a senior appearance for Pep Guardiol’s outfit.
However, he did make his senior bow last season on loan with Twente in Holland and will be keen to pick up more first-team experience.
Two of their team-mates, Rhian Brewster and Conor Gallagher, impressed while on loan at the Liberty Stadium last season.
Latibeaudiere would become the latest member of Steve Cooper’s England Under- 17 World Cup-winning squad to join Swansea
Latibeaudiere has favored a similar approach, with the 2019-20 campaign spent with FC Twente.
He is already considering another switch for next season, potentially one that keeps him in England.
He told Manchester Evening News: ” Just to get out there playing first-team football. Literally, the whole team from that world Cup has gone on to play at a first-team club. ”
Latibeaudiere is held in high regard by City and his versatility could be put to good use in the future.