#DeadlineDay: Swansea sign Renato Sanches, Wilfried Bony

Renato Sanches has joined Swansea City from Bayern Munich
Renato Sanches has joined Swansea City from Bayern Munich

Portugal international Renato Sanches has signed for Swansea City on a season’s loan from Bayern Munich and the club have had an offer for Wilfried Bony accepted by Manchester City.

Swans boss Paul Clement worked with Sanches, 20, during his time as Bayern’s assistant manager.

Bony is set for a medical on Thursday after leaving south Wales for the Etihad for £25m in January 2015.

The fee for his return is thought to be in the region of £12m.

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Sanches joined Bayern from Benfica for 35m euros in May 2016.

He made 25 appearances for the German champions last season and was also part of Portugal’s Euro 2016 winning squad.

Sanches is away on Under-21 duty and is expected to arrive at the Liberty Stadium next week.

Swansea are thought to have paid a loan fee of around £4m and will also pay most of the midfielder’s wages.

Bayern and the player preferred Swansea over several other interested clubs including Juventus and Benfica.

Bony scored 25 Premier League goals for Swansea before his move to Manchester and is being targeted after the Swans accepted an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for last-season’s top scorer Fernando Llorente, who is also a target for Chelsea.

Swansea are also monitoring West Brom winger Nacer Chadli, though they are hopeful of doing a deal for less than the £25m asking price.

Chadli is reported to be keen on a move to the Liberty Stadium.

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