Hammers made Pratley enquiry

Image: Pratley: Was a West Ham target

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Swansea received an enquiry from West Ham United for Darren Pratley.

Rodgers does not want to sell midfielder before window closes

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club received an enquiry from West Ham United for Darren Pratley. The midfielder was linked with a move to Upton Park earlier in the week as Hammers boss Avram Grant sought to reinforce his squad. Grant had been keen to sign a new midfielder in January after missing out on a deal for Steve Sidwell at the start of the transfer window. Pratley's long-term future at Swansea is uncertain as the 25-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and Rodgers revealed West Ham did make an approach. However, the Hammers opted against pursuing their interest in Pratley and ultimately brought in Gary O'Neil from Swansea's Championship rivals Middlesbrough. "Avram Grant asked the question about Darren and I was straight to the point," said Rodgers in the Evening Post. "I said he is not a player we want to sell, but if you want to buy him you'll have to be ready to make a big bid for him. "We didn't receive a bid and they signed Gary O'Neil instead."

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