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Swansea City Preparing Improved Bates Bid

It has been reported that today, Swansea City are preparing a new improved 2 Million bid to bring Boro' captain Matthew Bates to the Liberty Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers has already had a bid rejected for the talented Middlesbrough Captain, who can play anywhere along the back four and midfield.

With the recent freak accident which left Swans vice-captain Alan Tate with a fractured Tibia, Swansea's defensive options are stretched with club-captain Gary Monk and Jazz Richards still not fully fit - Boro' boss Tony Mowbray has plenty of bargaining power with just a day left in the transfer window.

With this in mind, a no-nonsense 2 Million bid for Bates will likely be difficult for Middlesbrough to turn down.

Matthew Bates has just 1-year left on his lucrative contract at Middlesbrough and is currently among the highest earners at the club.




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Writer: Danny Cosker  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 30 2011

Time: 10:48AM

Your Comments

haven't seen Bates play but there's concerns about his injury-history. Rodgers should have strengthened his defence far more than he has, whether Tate got injured or not
eye_nose_hat
haven't seen Bates play but there's concerns about his injury-history. Rodgers should have strengthened his defence far more than he has, whether Tate got injured or not
eye_nose_hat
I totally agree eye nose hat but i think we have left it to late now
taylor2078
I totally agree eye nose hat but i think we have left it to late now
taylor2078
yeah think boro knew we were desperate and put the askin price up he has a bad injury record i agree
SwanPaul
yeah think boro knew we were desperate and put the askin price up he has a bad injury record i agree
SwanPaul
 

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