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Alex Neil confirms Norwich City’s Martin Olsson is in Swansea’s sights

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has been the subject of interest from Swansea City. 
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Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has been the subject of interest from Swansea City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Alex Neil has urged Martin Olsson to focus on his football after revealing Premier League Swansea City is interested in the Norwich City full-back.

The Swans had been heavily linked with a January move for the Swedish international and Neil confirmed Olsson is on the Welsh club’s radar.

“There has been interest from Swansea but nothing has happened as of yet. I am fully aware of what is going on in the background but there is nothing concrete at the moment to talk about,” he said. “It is just interest and a bit of speculation. Once we get the (Cardiff) game out of the way then we are coming towards the second half of the window and I am sure things will heat up, not only for Martin, but probably for others as well.

“If someone has an interest in our players we will speak to them or if we want to look at a player we will do that.

“That happens at every club and particularly the bigger clubs in the Championship. There will always be speculation because if there wasn’t what are the agents all doing? Agents drop wee bits in here and there and that will always happen but the guys are professionals.

“They know if they want a move they have to play well or if they want to stay at their parent club they have to perform just as well.”

Neil has told back-up keeper Mark Bunn he is free to find another club with first team opportunities limited behind John Ruddy and Declan Rudd.

“Mark has been a bit frustrated he has not had any game-time. I have spoken to him and made him aware if he can find himself a club then he can go,” said the City boss. “He wants to play football and he is not going to get that here and I am not in the habit of trying to hamper a boy’s career. He is here at the moment, he is training hard and he is a good lad but if he finds himself something then he is free to get first team football. I think Declan is a great back-up. Obviously John is the number one and he is a fantastic goalkeeper and we have Remi (Matthews) below that so we are well-covered.”

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