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Brendan Eyes Up Chelsea Defender

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The Swansea City manager admitted to BBC Sport that he would like to bring the defener to the Liberty Stadium after injuries left him short of defensive cover with both Neil Taylor and Garry Monk sidelined at present.

Rodgers said  “He’s an Ashley Cole in the making.

“Patrick’s an outstanding player and I know [him] well. He’s an Ashley Cole in the making.

“He obviously played in the last game for Chelsea against Ipswich and did very, very well so he’s one of a number of names that may come into the reckoning.

“We’ve still got Neil Taylor out for a few weeks so yeah, it is a name that I’ve spoken to Chelsea on and we’ll see what happens.

“We’ve made a number of calls already so we’re just thankful that we’re in a period now of games where there’s not an immediate need.

“But certainly before the end of January we’d like to hopefully have another defender in to reinforce the group.”

The defender played in Chelsea’s 7-0 FA Cup win over Ipswich last weekend.

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