Clement discusses transfer plans

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement plans to be thrifty in the upcoming transfer window in a bid to beef up the squad of the Premier League side.

The Swans survived the drop this season in dramatic fashion as the former Bayern Munich assistant coach picked up a record 29 points in the second-half of the campaign, to steer the Welsh club into 15th place – seven points from the drop.

RB Leipzig striker David Selke has already been linked as a potential signing with Clement ready to use his extensive knowledge of European football to his advantage – having had coaching stints in Ligue 1, La Liga and more recently the Bundesliga.

"I don't know at this stage the exact amount of players I want to bring in, I don't have a specific figure in mind," he told reporters. 

"Those things can become more real now the season is over, we can start looking at what we need to be a lot better next season.

"Am I a big spender? I always want the best possible players but I am always sensible of the level the club are at."

Veteran defender John Terry and Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner have also been listed as reported targets – with the Englishman stating he'll spend the budget made available to him, as if it were his own money.

"My feeling is that when you spend the money the club are providing you with for players, you should treat it as your own.

"It's not there to be spent for the sake of spending it, you have to be sure it is going in the right areas and on the right players who are going to make a difference to the team.

"Ins and outs will have an impact too. It will depend on the players we have, I have not sat down with any individuals over what happens next, this is the period where we can start having those conversations."

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