Tony Mowbray insists Swansea targets won’t go cheaply

Middlesborough manager Tony Mowbray has warned Swansea that if they wish to sign Marvin Emnes and Leroy Lita, they’ll have to up their previous bid.

Premier League new boys, Swansea, already had a £2 million bid rejected for the pair, however are expecting the Welsh side to reply with a bigger offer.

Boro have already seen the like of Didier Degard, Kris Boyd and Andrew Taylor leave this summer and the clear-out could be ongoing.

David Leadbeater, Swansea’s chief scout, was at the Northern Echo Arena on Saturday as the attacking duo and Boro were defeated 4-2 by Darlington.

Depite Boro’s string of bad luck, Mowbray insists the pair will not be leaving without the Teesside club being repaid for their services accordingly.

Mowbray told the Journal: “In my own mind, I think if Swansea have got any real, genuine interest they should let us know,”

The manager added: “What I would say is that the closer it gets to the start of the season, the less likely we are to want to let any of them go. There’s no fire sale on.”

Middlesborough chairman ,Steve Gibson, is supportive of Boro’s situation and is not willing to sell inefficiently.

Mowbray commented: “The chairman has stated pretty clearly that if the deal doesn’t suit our football club, there’s no deal to be done.”

Ex West Brom and Celtic manager, Mowbray, is keen to hold on to the pair, commenting: “At the moment, there are no deals for either of our strikers that is suitable for us.”

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