English champions Manchester City are reportedly still waiting to swoop for Swansea City forward Scott Sinclair. The 23 year old England U21 international, who played for Great Britain in the men's football event of the London 2012 Olympic Games, has 11 months left on his contract with the Swans and has refused to sign a new deal, citing the departure of former manager Brendan Rodgers as the reason.
Sinclair's stance means Swansea will be forced to listen to offers for the former Chelsea player. City have yet to make an official bid for the player but it is understood that should they make an offer, Sinclair will be happy to listen to them. He also reportedly caught the eye of Fulham and Aston Villa.
"At this level of football and with the transfer money which could come in with players leaving in the final year of their contract, we wouldn't want to go down that route again of allowing a player to let his contract run out again," club chairman Chris Jenkins was quoted as saying in a report by The Sun, "With Scott being a first-team regular we need a decision one way or the other as soon as possible so the manager can be clear in his mind on where the team goes and make sure the squad is right for August."
Sinclair transferred to Swansea for an initial fee of £500,000 in 2010 and has since been an integral part of the team at the Liberty Stadium, scoring seven times in the league last season.
Meanwhile, it is understood that City boss Roberto Mancini will look to offload English midfielder Adam Johnson to make room for Sinclair. The 25 year old former Middlesbrough player signed a new three year contract in November but continues to be a bit-part player in Mancini's plans and may look for first team football elsewhere, with Spurs, Newcastle, Sunderland and Liverpool all reportedly interested.