Last Updated: 03/07/17 12:30pm
Ki Sung-yueng is expected to miss the start of the season through injury
Swansea have confirmed Ki Sung-yueng is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season through injury.
Ki has undergone a minor knee operation in South Korea having sustained the problem on international duty last month during the World Cup qualifier with Qatar.
Swans’ medical staff visited Ki in Asia and will allow the South Korea captain to recover there before he comes back to Wales after Paul Clement’s side have returned from their pre-season trip to America.
The club do not believe Ki’s problem is a long-term one, yet they have not revealed a concrete timetable for his recovery.
Despite losing one midfield option, Swansea are hopeful of completing the signing of Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa in the coming days.
Swansea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Mesa, according to Sky Sources, with all parties hopeful an £11m deal can be agreed.
Last week Swansea made their first signing of the summer when free agent Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder arrived on a three-year deal.