Tonight's Swansea City transfer news as winger quizzed on future and starlet links up with summer target

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Here's your round-up of all the latest Swansea City news for Thursday, May 23.

Driouech quizzed on future

Couhaib Driouech insists he's focused on keeping Excelsior in the Eredivisie as speculation over his future this summer continues to rumble on.

FC Twente became the latest side to join the race for the winger, who netted the first goal in the relegation play-off first leg win over Den Haag on Wednesday.

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PSV Eindhoven are also known admirers, while fellow giants Feyenoord have also been linked.

Swansea City made a move to sign the 22-year-old back in January, but were rebuffed in their approach before later going on to land Brazilian Ronald.

It's understood the Swans are still keeping tabs, although the level of interest from elsewhere appears to have made a move less likely.

Quizzed on the latest links with Twente, Driouech told VoetbalPrimeur: "I don't know what to say to that. It's always nice to go out through the front door,

"It is my job to keep Excelsior in the Eredivisie , together with the boys. Many boys will probably leave, so it is nice if you can achieve that." Sign up to our Swansea City newsletter here.

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Abdulai to link up with Barron

Azeem Abdulai has been named in Scot Gemmill's under-21s squad for the upcoming friendlies with Turkey and Austria.

The 20-year-old made his debut for the young Scots back in March 2023, and was also named in the squad for the friendlies with Wales and Colombia.

This next double-header will be the final preparation for Gemmill's squad ahead of their opening Euro 2025 qualifying match against Spain in September.

Abdulai will also link up with summer transfer target Connor Barron, whose omission from Steve Clarke's senior squad has been the cause for some debate ahead of the upcoming Euro 2024 campaign in Germany.

Barron, who is out of contract this summer, was the subject of a failed bid from the Swans back in January, but remains a figure of interest in SA1. However, there could well be stern competition for his signature, with several sides in Serie A also believed to be keen on the midfielder.

Rodon and Martin eyeing play-off glory

Joe Rodon says he's fully focused on helping Leeds United back to the Premier League this weekend.

Rodon will make his 50th appearance for Leeds should he feature in Sunday's Championship play-off final with Southampton at Wembley, and the outcome of the clash under that famous arch may well decide whether he makes his loan spell from Tottenham permanent.

However, for now, he says he's focused on the job at hand, with the centre-back one of several former Swans set to feature for Daniel Farke's side.

"It's a massive occasion,” Rodon said on Leeds United TV.

“We are just delighted to give everything, especially something to look forward to for the whole club, for everyone involved."

"We are going to be focused this whole week now and we are going to give everything and hopefully try and get over the line."

Russell Martin, meanwhile, is 90 minutes from managing in the Premier League for the first time after leaving the Swans last summer, and the significance of reaching the top flight clearly isn't lost on him.

"It would be the biggest achievement of my life outside being a father," he told Sky Sports News.

"The dream is to put this team out onto the biggest stage every week - to show how brave and good they can be. We're one game away from doing that.

"I'm really proud. The responsibility of leading this club is big anyway, and then to do it at Wembley is huge. A huge privilege.

"I want to make it really memorable by winning, giving everyone a moment to really remember."