Even though speculation over recent days has suggested that a deal for Swansea forward Scott Sinclair was all but complete, it looks as though there is actually considerable doubt over such a move occurring. It has now come to light that City have not agreed a figure with the Swans, while their manager Michael Laudrup has stated that they won’t let him leave on the cheap despite his precarious contract situation.
Sinclair has just twelve months remaining on his current deal at the Liberty Stadium and has told the Welsh outfit in no uncertain terms that he is not going to enter into discussions a new deal. This has prompted Roberto Mancini to register an interest in the former Chelsea man and it was widely assumed that the deal would be a simple piece of business. However, it has now come to light that City are struggling to get past the first hurdle, after having a £6.2m bid for the forward rejected.
To add to that, Laudrup has now given his take on the situation. Even though he did leave Sinclair out of the Swans’ last game, Laudrup remains defiant that the 23-year-old won’t be leaving for a penny less than the club’s valuation. He said, “We’re talking about a very good player… he’s a very important player to this club. He’s still young, so if somebody wants him they have to pay. If you ask the other clubs. they want to pay less and the chairman here wants more. But that’s the negotiation.”
While Sinclair has become a key player for Swansea, few City supporters are convinced that he is going to provide the necessary spark in a title-hunt. However, there is currently little speculation linking the club with any other new faces, which is certainly disappointing considering the indifferent start that has been made to the season.