Paul Clement has put strikers prime of Swansea’s January want listing, however insists Liverpool ahead Dominic Solanke just isn’t certainly one of them.
Swansea’s purpose drought continued at Chelsea on Wednesday evening as a 1-Zero defeat noticed them fail to attain for the fourth successive recreation.
The Welsh membership have had solely 24 on-target makes an attempt in 14 Premier League video games this season — 12 decrease than the following crew Huddersfield.
It has led to hypothesis that Swansea are set to make a transfer-window mortgage transfer for former Chelsea striker Solanke, who Clement is aware of nicely from his time on the teaching employees at Stamford Bridge.
However Clement stated that Solanke — who made his first league begin for Liverpool in Wednesday’s Three-Zero win at Stoke — just isn’t on their listing of January targets.
“[Solanke] is a extremely good participant however I am unable to see that Liverpool would wish to let him go,” Clement stated of the 20-year-old who made his England debut in opposition to Brazil earlier this month.
“He’s not a reputation we have now highlighted as a result of we see him as a participant that is doing rather well at his personal membership.
“However whenever you see our goal-scoring report and our means to create probabilities we have now to strengthen in ahead positions.
“What number of gamers that might be it’s tough to say, however one or two gamers within the ahead positions could be an enormous assist for us.
“We try to establish them however it needs to be gamers who’re reasonable targets to deliver right here.”
Swansea have had over seven hours of soccer — 428 minutes to be exact — since Sam Clucas scored their final purpose in a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on Oct. 28.
They’re the bottom scores in all 4 divisions of English soccer with simply eight objectives.
“It’s the first time I’ve skilled this,” Clement stated. “It is rather irritating however I stay optimistic.
“I perceive the character of soccer and that you would be able to get into these conditions, however it’s also possible to get out of them simply as shortly.
“As a crew, we’re defending at a reasonably good degree. Our defending away from house is just behind Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis in objectives conceded.
“We’re an organised aspect who know our jobs defensively. However what we have now discovered tough to do is create a good quantity of probabilities.”
At the least Clement will be capable of recall prime scorer Tammy Abraham, who was ineligible to play in opposition to his mum or dad membership Chelsea, and associate him with Wilfried Bony.
The pair have solely performed 45 minutes collectively this season due to the Ivorian’s health issues.
“You can’t choose that partnership on 45 minutes, so it’s one thing I want to contemplate,” Clement stated. “If you end up not creating, it’s important to take into consideration getting attacking gamers on the pitch.”