Kyle Naughton
Kyle Naughton is being courted by Swansea CityReuters

Swansea City are taking strides in completing a deal for Tottenham's Kyle Naughton after having a £5m bid accepted for the England U-21 international, according to the BBC.

The transfer is touted to be in anticipation of the imminent departure of defender Neil Taylor who has attracted interest from Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion, both being marshalled by new managers.

The Swans have money to spend after selling Wilfried Bony to Manchester City for a deal reported to be rising to £28m. The Welsh club need a striker to atone for the loss, failing which can prove a struggle for the Welsh club, as we enter the business end of the season.

Naughton has big boots to fill if Taylor departs, as the latter was a regular in Gary Monk's side, making 23 appearances thus far this season.

Meanwhile, Tottenham also have to strengthen in January, with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly putting up Roberto Soldado on sale following the abrupt rise of Harry Kane into the Tottenham first team.

The former Southampton man also needs to invest in a defender should he let Naughton leave if they have to close the gap with Manchester United for a top four spot.

In other news, Spurs are set to host Sheffield United in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, their best chance of a trophy this season.

Kyle Walker, who hails from that region, insists that it won't be easy and that the players have to be prepared for Sheffield's onslaught which would be relentless when the two teams meet at White Hart Lane later in the evening.

"Hopefully we can get a comfortable lead here when they come to our patch. We need to play the football we've been playing, but it's going to be far from easy going up there because they're going to chuck everything at us," Walker said.