Swansea City have made Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy a key transfer target this year, according to getreading.co.uk
The 24-year-old was subject to a loan bid from The Swans in January, however this was immediately rejected by the Reading management.
Newly-appointed Swansea boss Garry Monk is reportedly a long-term admirer of the former-England U21 international, and will bid around £3 milion to bring him to the Liberty Stadium.
However The Royals would probably demand closer to £5 million if they were to allow their star man to leave.
McCarthy would replace Michel Vorm, who is rumoured to be on the verge of a move out of Wales.
Swansea would face competition for the player’s signature from Arsenal, who have sent scouts to watch the former Wycombe trainee.
Back-up ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianski is expected to leave The Gunners at the end of the season and manager Arsene Wenger sees McCarthy as the perfect competiton to current No.1 Wojciech Szczesny.
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