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Swans mull over Ki recall move

Swansea City have insisted they could still recall Ki Sung-yueng from his loan spell at Sunderland.

The South Korean midfielder moved to the Stadium of Light on a season-long deal in August, and has been in impressive form during the Black Cats' recent upturn in results.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet would like to turn the temporary arrangement into a permanent one, claiming after his side's 4-1 win at Fulham that, "Swansea had an opportunity to call him back, and they didn't."

However Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is adamant that his club could bring Ki back to south Wales before the end of this month.

"He is our player and we can recall him up until January 31," said Jenkins.

The Swans' injury list includes midfielders Jose Canas and Jonathan de Guzman, and with Ki away from the club, manager Michael Laudrup decided to move centre-half Jordi Amat into midfield when Canas was forced off in his side's defeat at Manchester United on Saturday.

It was the first time that the Spaniard had played in that position, but it is an option he says he would be happy take up in the team's cause again.

"No, never have I played there before. This was the first time," he admitted. "Maybe I will be asked to play there again. I don't know if I will but we have a lot of players injured. It's a problem.

"The manager has the decisions to make but if he says Jordi 'you are playing in midfield', that's okay, or Jordi 'you play centre-back', that's okay. It's no problem."