Swansea’s offer for Scotland ‘way off’

IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell confirmed that Swansea City’s current loan offer for Jason Scotland is “way off” what the Suffolk club would require for their experienced striker to leave.

The Swans are interested in signing Scotland on a loan deal – the window for permanent transfers having closed at the end of last month.

The striker hasn’t started any of Jewell’s five games in charge and admitted to the Welsh press earlier this week that he would be interested in a move back to the Swans, a club where he enjoyed a rich-vein of goalscoring form between 2007 and 2009.

When asked whether a deal was likely, Jewell said today: “It all depends on who you to talk to.

“If you talk to Brendan Rodgers (Swansea manager) then “yes”, if you talk to the chairman then “no.” And I’ve spoken to both of them.

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“I don’t know. Brendan Rodgers spoke to me on Tuesday. I said that I didn’t particularly want to lose him (Scotland), but if any player doesn’t want to be here and the offer is right then I will listen to it.

“I phoned Brendan and he called me back. I told him what the deal is and I haven’t heard anything since.

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“It’s a long way off from the offer they have made. We are not going to pay Jason Scotland’s wages for him to play at Swansea.”

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