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Chairman Huw Jenkins says Swansea City are not afraid to chase a 'different level of player' this summer, although they must still be right for the club.

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Wilfried Bony: Reportedly close to sealing a record switch to Swansea

Wilfried Bony: Reportedly close to sealing a record switch to Swansea

The Swans have already been busy in the transfer market since the end of last season, agreeing deals to bring in Jordi Amat and Jose Canas, as well as extending Jonathan de Guzman's loan from Villarreal for a second season.

They are also thought to be edging closer to a big-money move, reportedly around £10.2million, to bring in Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem.

Jenkins insists Swansea were always prepared to spend heavily this summer, but they will be careful not to break their wage structure.

"We have been profitable over the last couple of years by signing the right player who we believe is right for our club," he explained in the South Wales Evening Post.

"We weren't not going to do that; it's obviously finding the right one that we believe is coming here for the right reasons and then we would pay the required fee to make sure we got that player to help the club to go forward.

"That hasn't changed for us, it's just the way we run the club is permitting us to look at those type of players which in the past we couldn't.

"We have gone after a different level of player for us as a club and I think again that is another learning experience in terms of dealing with other clubs and other agents."

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Jenkins added: "We have gone more into the foreign market looking at players and there is a lot of detail attached to that which is surprising compared to how things work in our country with players and agents.

"I think we have got to watch we don't get too caught up with that, otherwise it could set our club back many, many years.

"As I said, we have got make sure that we make the right decisions which are right for our football club first and foremost.

"You have got to make sure that you control the club and make the right decision that the players are right for the club."

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