Pratley dismisses Bolton talk

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Swansea's out-of-contract midfielder Darren Pratley has dismissed rumours of a pre-agreement with Bolton but the promoted Premier League club have lost out on the services of Parma-bound on-loan striker Fabio Borini.

Pratley has long been linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium with his current deal set to expire this summer but he is set to hold talks with chairman Huw Jenkins to discuss his future and insists rumours of a done deal with Bolton are not true.

"I don't know where the story about a pre-contract agreement has come from," said Pratley in the South Wales Evening Post.

"I'm an honest person. If I'd signed a pre-contract, I'd tell you. If I believed everything I've read I could have signed for about five clubs already. All I wanted to do is focus on Swansea and getting them into the Premier League."

Pratley may possibly have a future with Swans but one player who is departing is Borini, who has spent the latter part of the promotion-winning campaign on loan from Chelsea, where he is now out of contract.


Manager Brendan Rodgers had been keen to keep hold of his services but Borini's agent Marco de Marchi told the Daily Star: "Fabio goes to Parma for five years. They have given Fabio a very good contract.

"He's a very good player. He'd already signed before the final so it wasn't possible to have a rethink and stay with Swansea."

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