Swansea have been keen to get keeper David Stockdale since their own number one Dorus de Vries joined Wolves but with Fulham not willing to let him leave on a permanent deal negotiations on a loan have been on going, with Leeds also competition for Stockdale’s signature. However, a loan move to a fellow Premier League Club might not be in Fulham’s best interests and Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers concedes that it will be difficult to get him:

“I spoke to (Fulham boss) Martin Jol yesterday about David Stockdale’s situation. It’s well-known that they want him to get a loan experience, but the difficulty for Fulham is that if he goes to another Premier League club, they won’t have an immediate recall.

“So even though the Premier League is the best level for him to be at, strategically it may not be best for Fulham. But we are looking to see if there’s a solution.

“We think we will know either way in the next 24 to 48 hours whether David is going to be in the list of keepers we could go for, and that’s important. “

It’s a shame that and I can’t think of any practical reason why the Premier League rules are different from the Football League. If they were the same the Swansea move would be a no brainer.