Swans boss says competition for places will be too strong at Etihad.
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup expects Scott Sinclair to snub interest from Manchester City and remain at the Liberty Stadium, despite reports that the player has already agreed terms with the Champions.
City are thought to be preparing a £5 million bid for the 23-year-old after finalising a wage package with Sinclair, following his participation in the Olympics with Team GB.
But Laudrup, who is also facing a battle to hold onto to Liverpool target Joe Allen, has said he expects the former Chelsea winger to remain in south Wales despite admitting he is yet to speak to him.
“Scott is the only one [from Team GB] I haven’t spoken to yet,” Laudrup told Sky Sports after Tuesday’s 4-2 friendly victory over Blackpool.
“Of course when you have talented players and they do well in their first year in the Premier League, it is normal that other clubs show interest.
“But supposed interest is one thing, another is what will actually happen at the end of the day.
“I think he is very happy here. He knows he is important for the team.
“It is always nice when the bigger clubs have an interest but you have to look at the other players that are playing in the same position at the bigger clubs. I think he will stay here.”
City are reportedly willing to offload England winger Adam Johnson to make room for Sinclair, who scored 8 times last season in Swansea’s debut Premier League campaign.
It is understood that Fulham and Aston Villa are also interested in the speedy wide-man.
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