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Swansea move for Republic of Ireland international Anthony Pilkington

Updated: Friday, 24 Jan 2014 20:56 | Comments

Anthony Pilkington could move to Swansea
Anthony Pilkington could move to Swansea

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Swansea have bid £3m for Norwich and Republic of Ireland midfielder Anthony Pilkington, according to Sky Sports News.

Pilkington has been out injured since November but the Swans are keen to add the Irish player to their ranks.

Speaking earlier this month, Norwich boss Chris Hughton had hinted he wanted to keep Pilkington at Carrow Road. 

"It has been frustrating for him because he is a good player and even before my time I think when he is fully fit and firing he is a real asset," he said.

"Unfortunately that is part and parcel of the game and something he has to deal with, but it is good to see him back. If you look at what we have had to deal with in the last month or so with injuries, it is good to start getting these players back."

Pilkington is out of contract in the summer and Norwich boss Chris Hughton has already brought in a wide player this month in the form of Jonas Gutierrez.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins had earlier this month denied an interest in Pilkington as the 25-year-old was injured, having been sidelined since November due to a hamstring problem.

The former Huddersfield man returned to action as a substitute in the Canaries' win over Hull last weekend and Swansea appear keen to bring him to the Liberty Stadium now he is back to fitness.

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