He may be in the job less than a week, but new Swansea City boss Paul Clement has already targeted his first signing, with French winger Paul-Georges Ntep heavily linked with a move to the Liberty Stadium.
As reported by The Sun, the Rennes wide man is being touted as a potential arrival this month, with Clement keen to bolster his attacking options ahead of a relegation battle in the Premier League.
The French international is rated at around £8m, but if he can provide a new dimension to the Swans' attack, which will help them beat the drop, that fee will seem like a snip by the time May comes round.
It is believed that the targeting of Ntep originates from Dan Altman, the club's new American statistical director, whose close ties with the owners of the Swans allows him to have significant influence on transfer policy.
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The 24-year-old is in his 3rd season with Rennes, having originally broken through the ranks and the esteemed Auxerre academy. Despite being born in Cameroon, Ntep opted to represent France at international level and was selected on two occasions in 2015 by Didier Deschamps.