Garry Monk confirms Federico Fernandez deal

Swansea's new head coach Garry Monk greets fans ahead of the match against Cardiff during their Premier League match on February 8, 2014
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Swansea manager Garry Monk reveals that he has struck a deal to sign Napoli's Federico Fernandez, subject to personal terms and a medical.

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has confirmed that he has agreed a fee with Napoli to sign defender Federico Fernandez this summer.

The 25-year-old has been linked with an £8m switch to the Liberty Stadium recently, and Monk says that a deal is close but will not be completed in time for Saturday's trip to Manchester United.

"We've had good chats with Federico, the fee has been agreed and we're just agreeing personal terms," he told reporters.

"Hopefully he'll be coming over this week for a medical. It won't be done in time for Saturday."

Fernandez made four appearances for Argentina in this summer's World Cup and could become the Swans' sixth signing of the summer.

Monk has already wrapped up deals for Jefferson Montero, Marvin Emnes, Stephen Kingsley, Lukasz Fabianski, Bafetimbi Gomis and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Manchester United's newly-appointed Dutch manager Louis van Gaal poses for pictures with retired English footballer Sir Bobby Charlton during a photocall at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on July 17, 2014
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