Swans fail in striker bid but close on keeper

Date published: Thursday 4th June 2015 3:22

Stevens, 17, scored more than 50 goals for Barnet’s Under-18s this season having scored 32 as a midfielder for Reading’s Under-16 side the year before only to be released.

He became the youngest player ever to turn out Barnet’s first team when he appeared as a substitute against Alfreton in the Conference last September, and he has been extensively scouted by several Premier League clubs, according to the Daily Mail, which says Swansea are the first to make their move by tabling a £250,000 bid.

While that has been rejected by the promoted Bees, who will be playing in League Two next season, the Swans are closing on the signing of Nordfeldt, 25, after Heerenveen confirmed accepting a bid for the Sweden international.

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