The Mirror claims that Swansea City are poised to complete the signing of Yeovil Town defender Tom James. The Swans are set to pay £350,000 for the services of the former Cardiff City man.

New Swansea manager Graham Potter is eager to add fresh faces to his squad before getting their Sky Bet Championship campaign underway. With the likes of Alfie Mawson and Kyle Naughton expected to depart before the transfer deadline slams shut, new players are needed to act as replacements. James is believed to be the first of those.

The 22-year-old is a right back and is likely to be the first piece in Potter’s jigsaw ahead of the new campaign. Several more players continue to be linked with moves away from the Liberty Stadium. The former Ostersunds boss will be looking to nail down exactly who he can count upon after the deadline as soon as possible.

The Welshman made only one solitary performance when playing for Cardiff. This came in May 2014 during their Premier League relegation year as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea. He switched to Yeovil back in January 2017, and has since gone on to make over 40 appearances for the club. His stock has gradually rose and last season especially, after a string of impressive displays, he is in line to step up the Sky Bet Championship to prove himself.

Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-Yueng and Angel Rangel have all exited the club over the summer. Club legend and creative midfielder Leon Britton has also retired.

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