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Niall Ennis Nears Blackburn Rovers Move, Swansea Target Missed
Swansea City’s reported target, Niall Ennis, is on the verge of joining Blackburn Rovers.
The Plymouth Argyle striker, who is a free agent this summer, was previously linked with Swansea and Blackburn.
However, negotiations between Ennis and Blackburn Rovers are said to be “well advanced,” according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
Ennis is currently undergoing a medical and is expected to become Blackburn’s first signing of the summer.
Premier League Clubs Monitoring Swansea Youngster Azeem Abdulai
Swansea City youngster Azeem Abdulai has caught the attention of Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Aston Villa, as well as Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, reports the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old midfielder, known for his playing style likened to Jude Bellingham, joined Swansea from Leicester City.
Abdulai recently received a call-up to the Scotland Under-21 squad alongside teammate Liam Smith for upcoming friendly matches against Norway in Spain.
Swansea City Considering Gregg Berhalter as Managerial Option
As Swansea City prepares for Russell Martin’s imminent departure to Southampton, the club is reportedly considering former USA head coach Gregg Berhalter as a potential managerial option for the 2023-24 Championship campaign.
With Swansea’s American owners seeking to plan for the future, Berhalter’s profile is believed to appeal to the club’s hierarchy.
The search for a new manager is underway as Martin’s move to Southampton looms.
Outgoing Southampton Boss Ruben Selles Discusses Contract Decision
Ruben Selles, outgoing Southampton boss, has provided insight into how he was informed that his contract would not be renewed for next season.
After Southampton confirmed Selles’ departure, it was revealed that Russell Martin is expected to replace him.
Selles stated that he had a meeting with the owners lasting an hour and a half, during which they communicated the decision.
Despite expressing his readiness, Selles acknowledged that the club has its own process and that his focus is on preparing for Southampton’s final game against Liverpool.