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Saturday 2 August 2014

Swansea confirm Ngog signing

Published 27/01/2014|15:22

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David N'Gog has joined Swansea from Bolton

Swansea have confirmed the signing of Bolton striker David Ngog for an undisclosed fee.

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The 24-year-old, whose contract at the Reebok Stadium was due to expire in the summer, missed Wanderers' FA Cup clash with Cardiff at the weekend and completed a medical in south Wales on Monday afternoon before penning terms until the end of the season.

Swans boss Michael Laudrup has been keen to add more attacking options to ease the burden on Wilfried Bony with last season's top scorer Michu still nursing an ankle problem.

Swansea also revealed they were hoping to get permission from the Premier League to allow Ngog to play in the home game against Fulham on Tuesday night.

Ngog arrives at the Liberty Stadium having scored three goals in his final four appearances for Bolton, whom he joined from Liverpool in 2011.

However, Dougie Freedman's side have been keen to trim their wage bill as they adjust to life in the Sky Bet Championship after last year's accounts showed their net debt surpassing £160million.

Ngog could be followed to Swansea by Tom Ince, who is set to hold talks with the Premier League club over an initial loan move from Blackpool, Press Association Sport understands.

The winger is expected to arrive in south Wales on Monday afternoon after the Seasiders gave the England Under-21 international permission to discuss a switch to the Liberty Stadium.

Other clubs are also keen to sign Ince, with Crystal Palace believed to be among them, who is out of contract in the summer.

Any deal would see a fee paid to take Ince on loan until the end of the season, when a permanent switch could be completed once his Blackpool contract comes to an end.

Ince, whose father Paul was sacked as Blackpool manager last week, had been reportedly set to join Monaco earlier in the January transfer window, but a move to the Ligue 1 club did not materialise.

The Seasiders had confirmed Ince would hold talks over a move to the top-flight in a club statement which read: "Blackpool Football Club can confirm that, following discussions with Thomas Ince and his representative, permission has been given for Thomas to discuss a loan move to a Premier League club.

"Thomas has expressed his ambition to play in the Premier League for the remainder of the season, a decision that the club fully understands and supports."

Swansea's Welsh rivals Cardiff agreed an £8million fee for Ince last summer, but the player eventually turned down a move to Cardiff City Stadium.

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