Tonight's Swansea City news as Swans receive fresh transfer boost and ex-boss linked in Burnley job mix

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Here's your round-up of all the latest Swansea city news for Sunday, May 26.

Twente out of Driouech race

FC Twente are reportedly out of the race to sign in-demand Excelsior winger Couhaib Driouech.

The 22-year-old came close to joining Swansea City back in January, before opting to stay in the Netherlands.

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The Swans are understood to still be admirers of the Moroccan, while Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, who similarly came close to completing a winter move, have also been tipped as potential suitors, along with Twente.

However, reports suggest PSV have already switched their attention to other targets, while the chances of Twente completing a move have also been similarly played down, with Diriouech now tipped for a move abroad.

Appearing on ESPN's Voetbalpraat show in the Netherlands, journalist Jan Joost van Gangelen said: "Driouech is not going to Twente, they cannot pay him.

“He himself is very much inclined to go abroad. Excelsior really wants to get a lot of money for him,” Van Gangelen then says.

Quizzed on the possibility of PSV, he added: “Well, PSV could be possible. But they no longer want him as much as they wanted him last winter.

“It would be a shame if Driouech ends up in a place where he actually 'disappears'. For example, if he ends up at a second level of a top country."

It's not clear whether Swansea will look to firm up their lingering interest in the player this summer, but a winger is likely to be near the top of their wishlist, particularly in light of Przemyslaw Placheta's release.

Rangers move for Barron played down

Rangers legend Derek Ferguson believes the club's rivalry with Aberdeen means they are unlikely to land midfielder Connor Barron this summer.

The midfielder, who's out of contract this summer, is on the radar of a number of clubs in the UK and abroad, including Swansea City, who failed in an attempt to bring him to south Wales back in January.

Rangers, Celtic, and several sides in Serie A have also been credited with interest, and while he believes Barron would be a good signing, Ferguson doesn't believe a move to Ibrox is a realistic possibility.

Speaking to Ibrox News, he said: “There’s a few good, young Scottish boys. There’s Lennon Miller who’s at Motherwell, there’s a few, and you should be targeting them.

“You see if you miss them in terms of bringing them into your academy and bringing them on then you should maybe be looking at some of these other academies that are blooding these young boys. Sign up to our Swansea City newsletter here.

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“Lennon Miller is only 17 – you talk about Barron, I don’t think Barron would come anyway there’s that obvious dislike between Aberdeen and Rangers.

“But you look at these guys and you think you’ve got the tools you could work with, you could bring them on.

“We need the very best young Scottish players – I’m talking under 20 – bring them to the club, make them better and obviously if you get that sell on value that’s great but if you can get two or three years out of them then, my God, that’s the difference it makes because these are young guys that are hungry.”

Cooper on Burnley radar

Steve Cooper is reportedly among the candidates being considered to succeed Vincent Kompany at Burnley.

Kompany is seemingly poised to complete a shock move to German giants Bayern Munich this summer, with the Clarets now poised to search for a replacement as they prepare for life back in the Championship.

According to transfer gossip guru Alan Nixon, Cooper and Frank Lampard are both being considered at Turf Moor, with former Swans boss Cooper out of work since leaving Nottingham Forest back in December.

Nixon claims chairman Alan Pace would be keen on a manager with a promotion on their CV, which would potentially leave Cooper well placed should he be interested in taking over.