Latest Transfer Update at 07-08-11
Michel Vorm: Swansea bid accepted
VORM SET FOR SWANSEA MOVE
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club have agreed a fee of £1.5million for FC Utrecht's Michel Vorm.
The goalkeeper, who is in the Dutch squad for their midweek friendly against England at Wembley, is in the final year of his contract with Utrecht.
Rodgers has been looking to strengthen his goalkeeping options following the departure of Dorus de Vries to Wolves, with Jose Moreira already having joined from Benfica.
"We have agreed a fee, obviously personal terms are till to be agreed," Rodgers said.
"It happened last night and we hope he is a player we can get an agreement on."
Should Vorm, 27, complete his switch to south Wales he will be Rodgers' sixth summer signing as the club prepare for their maiden Premier League campaign.
Rodgers, who saw his side beat Real Betis 1-0 in their final pre-season friendly at the Liberty Stadium today, added: "He is the Dutch number two and I think it says it all that we can attract that calibre of player here. He fits our style which is why it's taken so long for us to get the right type of goalkeeper.
"If we end up doing the deal that gets Michel in then it would be a wonderful signing for the club.
"He has experience and there are many terrific Dutch goalkeepers so for him to be number two and have that experience is a great coup for us.
"I believe his agent was here discussing (the move) with the chairman and we hope we can get that complete in the next few days.
Rodgers also confirmed he is still in the market to sign another defender, having brought in Steven Caulker on loan from Tottenham.
But it was one of the other new-boys who stole the show against Betis as club-record signing Danny Graham marked a man-of-the-match performance with his first goal since his £3.5million move from Watford.
Graham grabbed the winner in the 63rd minute with a wonderful turn that took him past his marker, before deftly lofting the ball over the keeper.
And Rodgers, who also handed a debut to new signing Wayne Routledge against the Primera Division outfit, believes the striker will go from strength to strength.
He said: "It was a brilliant goal. It came from a great bit of play down the right. He initially showed great strength and then his touch; you don't see many people finish like that and when they do they are Premier League players.
"That was a Premier League finish and it's great for his confidence as he works so hard and I am really pleased for him."