With Swansea City's Joe Allen heading to Liverpool by almost all accounts, the Swans are looking to line up a replacement before the season begins. New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has identified Bolton Wanderers' Mark Davies as his man and has reportedly launched a bid to sign him. According to the Bolton News, the bid was upwards of £4 million for the central midfielder but Bolton Wanderers have firmly rejected the offer.
Between the likely sales of Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen, Swansea will have more than £15 million to spend. Owen Coyle and Bolton expect a fresh bid from Swansea before the end of the transfer window and will likely hold out for a figure in the £8 million range.
Since signing for Bolton back in 2009, Davies has grown into an ever-present at the Reebok. The central midfielder, who has become one of the first choices in Stuart Holden's absence, signed for just £1 million from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He featured in the last match against Tranmere Rovers and put in arguably his best performance of the preseason.
What do you think? If the price is right, are you alright letting Mark Davies wander onto Welsh pastures?