According to the print edition of The Sunday Mirror reported via The Gazette, Swansea City have demanded £7.5m for Kyle Bartley this summer.
Kyle Bartley is a target for both Leeds United and Middlesbrough but they will have to cough up a £7.5m transfer fee to land the defender.
Swansea City loaned Bartley out to Leeds United last summer on a season-long deal and his performances earned him many plaudits.
Leeds are desperate to keep Bartley at the club and have been trying to secure a deal to bring him to Elland Road on a permanent deal.
Former Leeds United manager Garry Monk also wants a reunion with the towering centre back, who captained the side on a number of occasions.
Monk took over as Middlesbrough manager this summer and wants to make Bartley one of his first signings.
The former Arsenal academy product shone in a defensive partnership with Pontus Jansson at Leeds, helping the Whites finish 7th in the Championship with some dominant displays at the back.
The 26-year-old offered power, maturity and leadership to Leeds’ defensive ranks and it is not surprising that Leeds and Monk’s Middlesbrough would like to pursue a permanent deal.
Swansea might offer Bartley a chance to try his hand in the Premier League, though, so he will have a decision to make on his future.
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