While English clubs cannot sign players permanently any longer following the transfer window shutting a couple of weeks ago, teams from the Championship and below can still bring reinforcements in on loan if they so wish.
Picking up eight points from their first four games, Graham Potter’s Swansea has started the season on the right foot, but a few more arrivals are expected before the end of the month.
If Mercato365 in France are to be believed on Wednesday (yes, we’re a bit late), one of those could be Toulouse’s Ola Toivonen, who featured for Sweden during the World Cup in Russia.
The French outlet state talks for the forward’s move were going in the right direction, but there’s a small issue in all this: his contract with the Ligue 1 side.
Set to expire in June 2019, Toivonen’s current deal with Toulouse means he’d be free to talk with other clubs while on loan at Swansea should the aforementioned move go through.
This is hardly an ideal situation for the Swans, who could, of course, negotiate something with the French side, perhaps paying them some money up front and discussing a contract with the striker while still bringing him on loan until the paperwork linking him to the south of France team runs out.
Either way, it isn’t the most straightforward deal, but if Toivonen does swap Toulouse for Wales, it will most likely mean the end of his adventure with his current side.