Everton striker Steven Naismith a target for struggling Swansea
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 14/01/16 7:08pm
Swansea have joined Norwich in the race to sign Steven Naismith from Everton.
Naismith has been heavily linked with a move to Carrow Road but the deal appears to have stalled and the Swans have now confirmed their interest.
"I think he's on a list," said interim manager Alan Curtis. "I know he's a player available, he's an excellent player. Like all good players, if we can afford to bring him in, then we will be interested.
"We're still looking for that main striker. Steve is probably someone who plays just behind the main striker but someone we will be interested in."
Curtis's hopes of adding to his squad during the January window have been boosted by the £12m received from Newcastle for Jonjo Shelvey.
"There's a need to strengthen and we've got some money in the bank now, so it's important we spend it," Curtis added.
Naismith has fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park and manager Roberto Martinez admitted recently the striker is contemplating his future with the club.
Despite scoring a hat-trick against Chelsea in September, the Scotland international has made just four starts in the Premier League this season.
The 29-year-old, who arrived on Merseyside on a free transfer in 2012 and signed a three-year contract extension 12 months ago, has found chances limited this term with Martinez preferring in-form Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu.
Naismith has not featured in Everton's squad since the defeat to Stoke on December 28 due to a niggling ankle injury.