Swansea have failed in their attempt to sign Peterborough midfielder Lee Frecklington after talks between the Championship clubs broke down.
Skysports.com can reveal that the Swans have been in negotiations with Posh over a possible loan move for Frecklington, however, after no fee between the clubs could be agreed, talks have since stalled.
An ever-growing injury list at the Liberty Stadium has prompted Swansea boss Paulo Sousa to look elsewhere to ensure his side's promotion challenge remains on track.
Midfielders Ferrie Bodde, Joe Allen and Andrea Orlandi are all currently sidelined and the Portuguese coach has been scouring the market in recent weeks for emergency loan options.
Crystal Palace player Neil Danns and Sheffield United's Stephen Quinn had previously been linked with a switch, however it appears Peterborough attacking midfielder Frecklington was Sousa's number one target.
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has scored four goals in 35 games for the Championship strugglers in what is his first full season at this level since joining from League Two club Lincoln City.
Frecklington, a representative of the Republic of Ireland B team, was handed his professional debut under the late Keith Alexander in 2005 after coming through the youth academy at Sincil Bank.