Swansea City Make Improved £6m Bid for Bolton Midfielder Mark Davies

Reebok Stadium side looking to secure £10m from Liberty Stadium side.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has slapped in a new £6million offer for Bolton midfielder Mark Davies as he tries to replace Joe Allen.

After selling Allen to Liverpool for £15m, Laudrup’s money-men have backed him with an improvement on a straight-cash £4m bid for Davies that was rejected by the Championship club.

Wanderers rate Davies at £10m, and are likely to also turn down the increased package of £5m guaranteed, plus a possible further £1m.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

You have to wonder just why Bolton would believe they could garner £10m from the sale of Mark Davies. The 24 year old is a decent midfielder but surely not a player worthy of such a valuation and if indeed the Reebok Stadium side pushes for such a fee they may well end up keeping the former Wolves man, which may well be their intention anyway.

Michael Laudrup’s main aim must be to not lose any other key personnel. The likes of Scott Sinclair and Ashley Williams may well become the subject of interest following their solid performances last term, performances that helped secure a mid-table finish for the Welsh side.

For their part Bolton must also look to keep hold of their top talents if Owen Coyle’s side are to stage an instant return to the top tier. The Scot saw a number of his first team squad leave this summer, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Nigel Reo-Coker, Ivan Klasnic, Gretar Steinsson, Paul Robinson and Ricardo Gardner have all made exits and there have not been all that many meaningful additions in the process.

Coyle’s side will certainly cut a more youthful figure this coming season and perhaps this is for the best.

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