Monday's media round-up
5th January 2015
The Swans booked their spot in the FA Cup Fourth Round courtesy of a convincing 6-2 win over Tranmere on Saturday.
Tom Carroll was among the goals for the Swans, with the midfielder opening his account for the club following his season-long loan move from Tottenham Hotspur.
And the England Under-21 skipper admits it would be a dream come true to play in the final at Wembley.
He told the South Wales Evening Post: "Every player is in the game to win trophies and there is so much history in the FA Cup, it's a competition we would like to go far in.
"For me it would be a dream come true to play at Wembley and win the FA Cup. We won't worry who we get in the fourth round. You have to beat the best if you want to do well."
Bafe Gomis was also on the scoresheet at Prenton Park as he bagged a brace against the League Two club.
With Wilfried Bony away on African Cup of Nations duty with the Ivory Coast, Wales Online spoke to Swans boss Garry Monk on the French striker's opportunity to shine.
Monk said: "It's been really difficult for me. He and Bony have pushed each other but it's been difficult for me to give Bafe that game-time. He has a chance now and hopefully he will take it with both hands."
"I think he has already shown that quality that he's got.
"Bafe's got nothing to prove in terms of what a good player he is, but what he will want to prove is that he can make a statement in the Premier League and scores the types of goals he did here.
"He has undoubted ability and pedigree and he can score goals. I have no doubt he will do that in the coming games.
"And he has the right attitude to do that and he showed it here. He played 90 minutes against QPR and then after one day recovery he is ready to go again.
"He wanted to stay on and get the minutes and the goals so I left him out there and he thoroughly deserved them."
Wales Online also hailed the performances of Bafe Gomis, Mo Barrow and Jay Fulton following the cup win, insisting they gave Monk yet more positives from the victory.
Meanwhile, the Mirror are reporting that Manchester City are prepared to offer double the fee the Swans paid Vitesse for Bony as they look to bolster their attacking options.
And the Daily Star are claiming that Chelsea are lining up a £30million move for the Ivorian after the recommendation of Bony's former international team-mate and Blues forward Didier Drogba.