Swansea prepare £6m bid for Bolton ace Davies as Laudrup eyes Allen replacement

Michael Laudrup has upped the ante in his bid to sign Mark Davies after launching a £6million raid for the Bolton midfielder.

The Swansea manager is keen to bolster his options in the centre of the park after selling Joe Allen to Liverpool for £15m.

Bolton rate Davies at around £10m, and according to The Mirror, will rebuff Swansea's latest approach.

Making his Mark: Davies (left) is wanted by Swansea boss Laudrup

Making his Mark: Davies (left) is wanted by Swansea boss Laudrup

 

And Laudrup admits he has become frustrated by the the prices clubs ask for British players.

'For me it's not a case of saying I have 14, 15, 16 or £100million to spend,' he said.

'Or saying I have all this money so I need at last 80 per cent of it to buy a replacement, let's buy some big names.

'The bigger clubs, the players there don't want to leave and even players from other clubs in the Premier League are expensive.

All change: The Dane is keen to replace Allen who was sold to Liverpool

All change: The Dane is keen to replace Allen who was sold to Liverpool

'The problem is, for example, what would an offensive midfielder in the Premier League scoring 15 goals a season be worth? He would be worth more than the £2million we paid for Michu.

'We have to be careful not to always go for foreigners but in Britain you would have an issue with value for money.'