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Renato Sanches close to Swansea

Swansea are closing in on one of the biggest surprises of the transfer window.

The Premier League club are close to reach an agreement with Bayern Munich over the loan of Renato Sanches. According to Sky Sports, Swans will pay more than £2m to the German champions for a one year loan of the midfielder.

The Portuguese was monitored by a number of big clubs, including Liverpool, Inter and AC Milan, but now seems closer to be reunited with his former coach, Paul Clement, at Swansea. Clement has worked with Renato Sanches during his time at the Allianz Arena, as an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti.

In fact, the relationship between the two is the main reason for which Sanches would accept to move to Swansea. Bayern are also thought to be happy with the deal, as it will give the Portuguese midfielder some much needed playing time, to help his development. The Bavarians have earlier stated that the 20-year-old is free to leave if a good offer would come for him.

Bayern Munich paid Benfica €30m last summer for the transfer of Renato Sanches, after the midfielder was part of the Portugal team that won Euro 2016. He was named Young Player of the Tournament after the competition and Bayern had to fight tough competition from Manchester United, in order to land his signature.