Premier League side Swansea City are poised to make a move for Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy if Michel Vorm departs this summer according to the Daily Mirror.
With Michel Vorm currently being linked with a move to Liverpool it seems that the Swans are preparing for life without the Dutchman by holding talks with Reading representatives over a deal to bring Alex McCarthy to the Liberty Stadium.
McCarthy joined the club as a youth player from Wycombe Wanderers in 2006. The 24-year old has made 70 league appearances for the club and has featured in the Premier League.
It is likely that Swansea will use the money from the Vorm sale to fund the deal to bring in the England U21 international. Reading will be looking to take advantage of the situation and will look to gain as much money as possible from Swansea.
Swansea do though face stern competition from Arsenal who are looking to buy a replacement for the departing cover, Poland international Lukasz Fabianksi.
After missing out on relegation the estimated figure for any potential deal is around £3 million. It is believed though that a move to Swansea is the Englishman’s preferred destination as he will receive guaranteed first-team football.