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Portugal striker Eder leaves Swansea for Lille on loan

Swansea striker Eder has joined Lille on loan for the rest of the season.

Eder only signed a three-year Swansea deal last summer after completing a £5m move from Portuguese club Sporting Braga.

But the 21-times capped Portugal international has had limited opportunities at the Liberty Stadium and made only four starts in his 15 appearances.

The 28-year-old has started only two Premier League games and failed to score a single goal for Swansea.

Eder was allowed to leave for Ligue 1 Lille following Swansea's £8m purchase of Alberto Paloschi from Chievo last Friday. He told the official Lille website:

I am very happy to be here,I have been extremely well received by the Lille representatives, I also liked the first contact had with the manager and with the technical staff.

I can't wait now to meet my new team-mates and to train and to play in the LOSC shirt.

– Portugal international Eder


Swansea set to sign £8m Italian striker

Swansea are on the verge of signing Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi for around £8million.

The transfer fee has been finalised between the two clubs and Paloschi has agreed personal terms with Swansea.

Alberto Paloschi, left, is on the move. Credit: Reuters

Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin says Paloschi, a former Italy Under-21 international, will complete the move when he passes a medical.

"He is coming and I hope he will score many goals," Guidolin said.

"He was my player when we worked together at Parma and he will be important for us."

New Swansea boss: I wanted Watford job

Francesco Guidolin is the new Swansea manager. Credit: PA

Francesco Guidolin admits he had hoped to manage Watford - but is happy to have been given a chance to experience the Premier League with Swansea.

The Italian was appointed as the Swans' new head coach on Monday and watched his new team defeat Watford that evening. He will take charge of a match for the first time against Everton on Sunday.

Guidolin left his last managerial post with Udinese in May 2014 and took up a position as technical supervisor of the three teams owned by the Pozzo family - Udinese, Granada and Watford.

I think I did some great work at Udinese. I let them know I would have liked to work at Watford, even in the Championship, but other managers were hired.

Given their results, which include promotion and their good form in the Premier League, they made the right decision.

– Francesco Guidolin

Sunderland target not for sale - Swansea boss

Andre Ayew played on Monday night against Watford. Credit: PA

Alan Curtis says Swansea forward Andre Ayew won't be living the club this month, as far as he is concerned.

The Ghanaian has been linked with moves to Sunderland and Liverpool, but the Welsh club aren't interested in selling.

There was talk of him going to Sunderland or them making a bid.

But we wouldn't even entertain that as far as I am concerned.

He is one of a number of big players for us and we don't want to lose anybody during the window.

We want to bring people in and we will get somebody in.

But if we don't it's important no one else goes out through the door.

– Alan Curtis
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