Date: 3rd January 2016 at 1:21pm
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Swansea City are reportedly preparing moves for strikers Charlie Austin and Patrick Bamford.

The Premier League club, who lost 2-1 against Manchester United on Saturday, have earmarked the Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea stars as the ideal replacements in the wake of Bafetimbi Gomis and Jonjo Shelvey’s expected departures later this month.

Austin, 26; who was called up to the England senior squad last May, has scored nine goals in 16 Championship appearances for QPR this season.

Meanwhile Bamford, 22; who is an England Under-21 international, is ready to leave Chelsea on another loan deal in the January transfer window after failing to score at Crystal Palace during the first-half of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Swans’ moves for both Austin and Bamford have been instigated by reports that star striker Gomis is set for a January switch to Qatar side Lekhwiya, meanwhile out-of-favour midfielder Shelvey is destined to leave the Liberty Stadium as well after falling out with chairman Huw Jenkins over the dismissal of former manager Garry Monk.

It is understood that Newcastle United are the early favourites to sign the England international.

 
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