Swansea City give up David Stockdale pursuit

David Stockdale
David Stockdale joined Fulham in June 2008 from Darlington

Swansea City have given up in their pursuit of Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale.

The Premier League newcomers failed with a £2m bid to sign the 25-year-old permanently two weeks ago but had hoped to sign him on a season-long loan.

But Fulham rejected Swansea's request as the Cottagers wanted a 24-hour recall option in the deal, so Stockdale will instead join a Championship club.

BBC Radio Suffolk understands Stockdale will now join Ipswich Town on loan.

Swansea have already signed keeper Jose Moreira from Benfica to replace Dorus de Vries, who has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers.

But Swans manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to increase his goalkeeping options and has also bid an estimated £1m for Nottingham Forest stopper Lee Camp.

But Forest manager Steve McClaren has insisted the Northern Ireland international is "going nowhere".

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