Swansea fail in Duplan bid

  • Last Updated: June 29 2012, 14:23 BST

FC Utrecht claim they have rejected a bid from Swansea City for Edouard Duplan.

Duplan: Swansea bid rejected

The winger has one year left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium and the Eredivisie club previously announced they were expecting an approach from the Swans for the Frenchman.

Edouard Duplan

21. Edouard Duplan

Title Number
Appearances 15 (2)
Goals 2
Assists 1
Yellows 5
Reds 0
*Current Season

And the Dutch club's general director Wilko van Schaik, while admitting the offer has materialised, says Swansea did not meet Utrecht's asking price for the 29-year-old.

"Swansea made us a bid. We rated it as too low," said van Schaik.

"We can use the money but that is not to say we give away our players for bargain fees."

Utrecht would have to sell Duplan, who was voted the club's best player last term, this summer or next January if they want to avoid a Bosman departure.