Swansea have made an approach for Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair, while chairman Huw Jenkins has also confirmed Blackpool have not come back with an increased bid for right-back Angel Rangel.
Sinclair worked with Swans boss Brendan Rodgers during his time at Stamford Bridge and it is hoped that could sway the 21-year-old when he returns from Chelsea's short pre-season trip to Germany.
The youngster has failed to establish himself with the reigning Premier League champions and has instead enjoyed several loan spells, most recently at Wigan last season, but the Swans are keen to lure him on a permanent deal.
"We have spoken to Chelsea about Scott," Jenkins confirmed in the South Wales Evening Post.
"Brendan obviously knows him pretty well from his time at Chelsea and we hope that could play a part in Scott's decision.
"The next step is to try to make contact with the player. If something was to happen, though, we're not sure whether it would take a few days or a few weeks."
Regarding Rangel, who was the subject of a rejected bid from Blackpool last Friday, Jenkins added: "I've not spoken to anyone at Blackpool since we turned down their offer.
"I'm not sure if they will phone us again regarding Angel, but he is a player we are not looking to sell."