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Swansea Reject £6.2m Offer From Manchester City For Scott Sinclair

Champions yet to agree fee for winger, despite Johnson sale.

Swansea City have rejected a £6.2m offer from Manchester City from Scott Sinclair.

The 23-year-old winger wants to leave the Liberty Stadium and has publicly refused to sign a contract extension, amid interest from the Champions.

Sinclair was left out of Swansea’s squad for the 3-0 win over West Ham on Saturday, with a deal thought to be close but Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has denied that the club has reached an agreement with City.

“We haven’t actually agreed any deal with Man City at the moment,” he told the BBC.

“I would have thought if they really wanted to sign Scott Sinclair they would have dealt with it a little bit better than they have. But that’s their business.

“But it has dragged on too long and I hope one way or another it will be concluded the next couple of days.”

Jenkins confirmed that boss Michael Laudrup hopes to land a couple of new faces before Friday’s transfer deadline, after already bringing in Spaniards Chico and Michu, Jonathan de Guzman and Ki-Sung Yeung.

“Hopefully, over the next few days, we’ll get a couple of more signings in and we can put the transfer window behind us at the end of the month,” Jenkins continued.

“Our proposed signing of a couple of players is not dependent on Scott’s transfer out. I think it’s more about numbers and making sure we have the right number in the squad.”

The chairman did confirm that centre-back Garry Monk was set to depart, with the veteran close to joining Bristol City.

“One of the things we’ve had over the years is a fantastic nucleus of players that have stayed with us and Garry’s been part of that,” Jenkins said.

“We’ve talked things through, myself and the manager with Garry, and Garry’s main aim is to try and play football.

“That’s what he wants and we’ll see what happens over the next few days.

“In no way is he ever going to be pushed out of our football club. He’s part and parcel of it.

“But his wishes are taken into account and whatever decision we make over the next few days, and Garry decides to make, we’ll work together on it.”


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