Guidolin confident on Paloschi deal

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Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin expects to wrap up his first signing at the club by bringing in Alberto Paloschi from Chievo Verona.

The new Swans boss, who joined the Welsh club earlier this month, confirmed that they have agreed on a fee and personal terms with his fellow Italian, and is confident that the deal will be finalised following a medical.

"Alberto is a very good player," Guidolin said. "He is strong and would be an important player for us and someone who can score goals and help the team get results.

"I worked with him when we were together at Parma – he was a promising young player then. We are linked with many names but I'm hoping, if it's possible, to bring in another midfielder as well."

Guidolin enjoyed a winning start to his tenure in Wales as the Swans beat Everton 2-1 at the weekend, their first league victory over the Toffees, pulling them four points clear of the relegation zone.

"I'm very happy at the moment because after two wins the table looks better," he added. "In Italy I had many years experience but this is a good challenge for me. It's an important challenge because it's the best league in the world."

If a deal for the former Milan striker is completed over the weekend, the 26-year-old could be set to make his debut in their next match against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Tuesday.

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