Swans hope to seal Situ deal

The 19-year-old had accepted a two-year contract to join the

Premier League club in the summer after a fee of £250,000 had

been agreed. However, FIFA refused to grant international clearance

after not all of the paperwork was completed before the transfer

window shut. Rodgers has remained keen to add Situ to his squad and

is confident the centre-half will arrive at the Liberty Stadium in

the New Year. “Darnel is not ready to come straight into the first

team, but he is a good kid who is hungry to do well,” said Rodgers

in the South Wales Evening Post. “Hopefully we can close that deal

in January and he will be a development player for us.” The Swans

have enjoyed a solid start to life in the top flight and Rodgers is

keen to build on the success with further signings next month. He

added: “There is some money, but not lots of money. We are not a

club with millions and millions of pounds, but there will be

something available.”