By Wayne Veysey

31st Aug, 2021 | 2:56pm

Sources: Fulham submit new Grimes bid after Swansea reject offers

Fulham have submitted an improved bid for Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes as they look to land him by tonight’s deadline, Football Insider understands.

The Londoners have made the midfielder one of their top targets this summer but have had multiple offers rejected.

A Fulham source has told Football Insider that the club have come back with a new offer in excess of £2.5m to try and persuade Swansea to sell.

On 28th July, this site revealed Watford and Brighton are also in the hunt for the midfielder.

The southern trio were all keeping close tabs on the midfielder, 26, who is expected to leave the Liberty Stadium this summer with only one year left on his contract.

Grimes was part of the bedrock of Steve Cooper’s side in 2020-21 and missed just one match as the Swans narrowly missed out on promotion via the play-offs.

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The former England Under-21 international joined Swansea in 2015 and has played over 150 times for the Welsh side.

He began his career with Exeter City and won their Player of the Season Award in only his second season as a professional in 2014-15.

Fulham are still on the lookout for new recruits as they attempt to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The Cottagers sit top of the Championship after five games and remain unbeaten after an impressive start.

Meanwhile, the Swans, under new manager Russell Martin, are down in 19th after only winning one of their five games.

Fulham and Swansea will play each other after the international break on 29 September.

In other news, Sources: Tottenham in talks to sell Carter-Vickers after Bournemouth pull plug.