Swansea City WON’T be making £4m move for Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher

Sunderland's Steven Fletcher (right) gets a shot away at goal
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher (right) gets a shot away at goal
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Swansea City have dismissed reports they are set to make a £4million bid for Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher.

The Swans were linked with a move for the Scottish striker over the weekend but they insist they are not in the market for a new striker.

Tottenham Hotspur’s former Real Madrid star Emmanuel Adebayor had also been linked.

But manager Garry Monk is not said to be interested in either striker, with the Swans boss instead looking to Bafetimbi Gomis and summer signing Eder to be his frontline attacking options.

Fletcher, a Scottish international, could potentially leave the Stadium of Light this summer, with only 12 months remaining on his Sunderland contract.

With Dick Advocaat still keen to add another striker to his squad this summer, as revealed by the Echo, both Fletcher and Danny Graham - similarly in the final year of his deal - are vulnerable to being off-loaded.

The Black Cats are looking to lessen the load on their wage bill by moving on those considered surplus to requirements.

But Swansea won’t be providing an exit route for Fletcher, with the Welsh club moving to distance themselves from a bid for the 28-year-old.

Celtic had also been interested in the former Wolves striker, but pulled out of the race to sign him due to the cost of covering the striker’s wages.

The speculation about interest in Adebayor and Fletcher was triggered by reports that Gomis could be leaving the Liberty Stadium during this transfer window.

Monk has admitted Swansea received an enquiry about the French international from Dubai club Al-Ahli, with suggestions there was a £6million buy-out clause built into his contract.

But Monk has indicated that is not the case.

And he is adamant Swansea have no interest in selling and that Gomis will still be at the club when the transfer window closes at the beginning of September, as reported by the South Wales Evening Post.

Swansea believe the 29-year-old can be a key man for them in the upcoming campaign after he impressed in the second half of 2014-15, his first year in the Premier League.