Swans dismiss Pratley bid reports

Last updated : 26 January 2011 By BBC Sport

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has dismissed reports suggesting Premier League strugglers West Ham United have made a bid for Darren Pratley.The highly-rated midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and suspended talks last August to focus on his football.

Pratley, 25, has also been linked with Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers.

"We've had no offers for Darren Pratley from West Ham or any other club during the transfer window," said Jenkins.

London-born Pratley was Swansea's top scorer last season with seven goals and has made 183 league and cup appearances since arriving from Fulham for £100,000 in June 2006.

He played a key role in helping the Welsh club win the League One title in 2008 and their subsequent push for a Championship play-off place over the last two seasons.

Pratley has received a small amount of criticism from a small section of supporters this season over his form, but that has improved of late with three goals in the last five outings.

Swansea's Championship rivals Nottingham Forest saw a bid rejected for Pratley last summer.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport