Laudrup targets striker for Swansea

Laurdup has eyes on a new striker Photo: PA

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup still hopes to bring in another striker before the end of the transfer window, and admits West Brom's Peter Odemwingie and Getafe forward Alvaro Vazquez both fit the bill.

Laudrup has made no secret of his desire to add more forward options to his squad, to lift some of the burden on Michu's shoulders after the Spaniard's stunning debut season in English football.

Wilfried Bony was signed from Vitesse Arnhem for a club-record £12million, but the Dane is looking to add one more striker to his ranks, having allowed Luke Moore to leave by mutual consent.

Odemwingie has been linked with the Swans since the start of the summer, while reports in Spain claimed they had submitted a £2.5million bid for Spain Under-21 cap Vazquez.

Laudrup insists no bids have been made for either player, but openly expressed his admiration for their abilities.

He said: "I don't want to go into details too much. I have told you many times the position I am looking for and the player I need, someone with different qualities and characteristics.

"Vazquez is a young player and a little different.

"He is a young forward who plays wide. He has the characteristics we were talking about, like Odemwingie. I imagine that's why his name came up because they both fit into the profile that we are looking for.

"I can't say that we are putting in bids, just that we are talking to different persons and we have alternative possibilities.

"The only thing I can confirm is that we have nothing near completion. On the other hand, when do you know you are close? You never know."