Owls bid sunk by Swans
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea City have turned down a £750,000 bid for striker Lee Trundle.
Swansea City have turned down a £750,000 bid from Sheffield Wednesday for striker Lee Trundle.
Owls boss Paul Sturrock is keen to add a proven goalscorer to his squad and had hoped that the substantial offer would be enough to prise the player away from The Swans.
However, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told the club's official website: "We are trying to build a squad capable of taking the club forward and letting Lee go would not help that cause."
Trundle himself was said to be "flattered" by the approach, while Sturrock was left to reflect on further frustration in the transfer market.
"Every Premiership team is holding on to their strikers," he told the official website. "Half of the Championship clubs won't loan to us because we're in the same area of the league.
"You're then down to the lower leagues who want a lot of money for players who are not tried and tested in this league.
"I will not bring someone in for the sake of it. There is no point in bringing people in who I don't think will benefit the club."