The old cliché goes that to stand still in football is to go backwards, akin to one coming to a sudden halt for no particualr reason on a horizontal escalator at an airport whilst others steam on past you shouting "why the hell have you stopped moving for?!".
In a bid a to prevent a similar situation happening to Swansea, seeing Norwich, West Brom, Fulham and the like marching on ahead of them, Brendan Rodgers has targeted new strikers to bolster his attacking options next season.
Cox, who Rodgers worked with in his time as youth team coach at Reading, has failed to get a regular starting XI spot at the Hawthorns but is in the Ireland squad for Euro 2012 with Rodgers hoping to snap up the striker for £2million before the start of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Buval (once of Bolton Wanderers apparently), notched eight goals in 16 appearances in the Portuguese Primeira Liga and Rodgers is thought to be lining up a £400,000 bid for the striker who is responsible for this outstanding miss a few years back.
With on-loan star Gylfi Sigurdsson unlikely to make his move permanent at the Liberty Stadium and reserve strikers Leroy Lita and Luke Moore only notching three goals between them last season, Rodgers would be eager to bring in some more goalscoring personnel to help stave off second season syndrome.
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