Laudrup wants to bring in replacement before allowing Graham to leave Swansea

The manager of the Welsh club is looking to bolster his attack by recruiting another forward ahead of the expected departure of his £5 million striker
Michael Laudrup has confirmed that Swansea will look to replace Danny Graham before he leaves the club, following reports which suggest that they are in discussions with Norwich and Sunderland about the sale of the striker.

As revealed by, Sunderland and Swansea are in advanced talks in a deal which is thought to be worth around the £5 million mark. However, Swansea want to bring in a new forward before they sell the 26-year-old.

"In the end it's always about the balance of the team. Of course it is important as well what the players feel. It's a combination of everything about the player, about the club and about the team," Laudrup told the Daily Mirror.

"In the end you make a decision and that's it. But Danny is 100 per cent professional in training and in games. We do not know what will happen - he may leave, he may stay.

"We have to find the best solution for everybody."

The club have been linked with a £3m move for Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones as a replacement for Graham, but it is believed that a fee of around £4.5m would be needed to persuade Stoke to part with Jones.