Swansea consider taking Stock

The Premier League new-boys are attempting to reinforce their squad

ahead of the new season and have already recruited striker Danny

Graham and defender Steven Caulker. Villarreal midfielder Marcos

Senna and Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano are also targets, but

Stockdale has emerged as another man on Brendan Rodgers’ wanted

list. De Vries was first choice at the Liberty Stadium and started

46 matches as promotion to the Premier League was earned via the

Championship play-offs. However, the Dutchman has switched to

Wolves and Stockdale would provide a replacement and may relish a

fresh opportunity after being restricted to a role as back-up to

Mark Schwarzer at Fulham. Swansea have consequently decided to test

the resolve of their new top-flight rivals by making an offer for

the former Darlington player. Stockdale made just seven appearances

last season, but has still been included in England squads in the

past after being called up as cover by Fabio Capello. Fulham boss

Martin Jol said at the end of June that he would not sell the

25-year-old and would instead aim to find a loan option. Stockdale

joined Fulham in 2008 from Darlington and has already undertaken

temporary spells at Rotherham, Leicester and Plymouth. The

shot-stopper may therefore welcome the chance of a permanent move

elsewhere and could put pressure on Jol.