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Swansea 2m Short of Bolton's Davies Asking Price

Swansea City are 2m short of Bolton's 8m asking price for midfielder Mark Davies, according to the Bolton News.

Michael Laudrup is looking to replace Joe Allen who recently joined Liverpool in a move worth around 15m, and has targeted Davies, who may eye a move back to the Premier League following Bolton's relegation to the Championship.

Bolton Wanderers however are holding firm over Davies, and won't sell until a club meets their asking price. The Swans are still short of this despite an improved offer of around 6m for the 24 year-old.

Laudrup has recently said that while two-thirds of his squad should be British, it is difficult to make that a reality given the inflated prices of players in the country. The Swans boss has been able to pull off bargain buys this Summer with Chico and Michu joining for a collective fee of 4m - half the asking price of Davies.

Laudrup said:

"Even if I am a foreigner, I always believe that two-thirds of the squad should be from Great Britain," he said. "But the problem is that I would turn it around and say, what would a player who scored 15 goals playing in the Premier League as an offensive midfielder cost?

"I think it would be maybe double, treble or even four times the 2.5m we paid for Michu.

"I am the first one to say that we have to be careful it cannot always be a foreigner that we go for.

"But it`s about value for money. We need a player in Joe Allen`s position who can fit in to the way we play."




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 16 2012

Time: 8:52PM

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