Swansea are progressing with talks for Michael Duff to develop into their new supervisor.
Discussions are on-going for the Barnsley boss to succeed Russell Martin in Wales.
Swansea have made an strategy to the Tykes however no deal has been struck between the golf equipment but, the PA information company understands.
The Swans, who completed tenth within the Championship final season, need the ex-Cheltenham boss with Martin poised to maneuver to Southampton.
Saints are near formally saying Martin as their new supervisor after the 37-year-old agreed to maneuver to St Mary’s final month.
Southampton and Swansea have disagreed over the quantity of compensation which needs to be paid.
They’ve been haggling over £700,000 with Martin’s launch clause for Championship golf equipment and Premier League sides totally different.
The Saints felt they need to pay the smaller quantity, round £1.25million, after their relegation from the highest flight whereas the Swans have been holding out for £2million.
Former Swansea assistant Chris Davies, who is predicted to affix Ange Postecoglou’s teaching workers at Tottenham, was linked whereas the membership held an curiosity in Birmingham boss John Eustace.
However Duff has emerged because the No.1 candidate after only a yr at Oakwell having guided them to the League One play-offs.
The Tykes misplaced 1-0 within the final minute of additional time to Sheffield Wednesday within the last at Wembley.
Former Burnley midfielder Duff spent 4 years as Cheltenham supervisor, successful League Two in 2021 – the membership’s first league title of their historical past – earlier than cementing the Robins’ place in League One and becoming a member of Barnsley final summer season, ending fourth final season.