Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup was coy over speculation linking him with a move for Newcastle United winger Gabriel Obertan after watching his side's 4-2 pre-season win over Blackpool.
Laudrup revealed on Monday he is closing in on another couple of additions to his squad, saying one deal in particular was not too far away from completion.
As well as Obertan, Valencia's
But when Obertan's name was put to him, Laudrup said: "I can only say this. Speculation about players coming in, I don't want to comment on that.
"It is better for me to say I don't comment on rumours, I can comment on things about our players as it is different.
"When something is near or is done then you can ask me all you want."
And Laudrup was delighted to see Graham net his first Swansea hat-trick with the new season just around the corner.
He said: "Forwards live for goals and to start the first home game with three goals will give him a lot of confidence and it is always good for a team if the forward is working well."
New arrivals Michu, Chico Flores and
And Laudrup was pleased with their contributions.
He said: "I was happy with all three of them.
"Chico was very strong at the back, he was quick and has a fantastic attitude and he is forming a good partnership with
"Jonathan will fit perfectly with the way we play here and Michu can be the third midfielder or the second striker, he takes up good positions and scores goals so I am very happy with them."