Barnsley have received a last-minute approach from Swansea City for Andy Yiadom according to a report from The Mirror.

The 25-year-old defender signed for the Tykes last summer and ended up being one of the club’s best players as they made life in the Sky Bet Championship look easy following their promotion the previous year. However the Tykes have gained a reputation for selling their best players in recent years with the likes of Conor Hourihane, Sam Winnall and Josh Scowen all leaving in the last few years. This opened the door for teams to try and sign Yiadom.

It appeared that Yiadom was going to sign Huddersfield Town in a £2m deal earlier in the month but when that fell through, Barnsley may have thought that they were going to be able to keep hold of him for another few months. With the South Yorkshire side desperate to get him to sign a new deal considering his current one is set to expire next year, though he has turned down recent offers, this gave them a great chance of being able to keep him long term.

But Swansea, who have been linked with Yiadom a lot over the summer, have now gone back in for the defender in the last few moments of the transfer window. While there is very little time until the window closes, the two clubs are now in talks over a potential deal as the Swans hope to wrap this all up in the little over an hour they have left until the deadline arrives.

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