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Swansea boss Martinez calm over Bodde interest

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez is confident of hanging onto midfielder Ferrie Bodde.

The midfielder's agent had suggested there was a gentlemen's agreement in place to allow Bodde to move to a Premier League side should an offer come in, but Martinez has rejected any possibility of a move.

He told the South Wales Evening Post: "That is obviously agents doing their work, trying to use the media to try maybe to earn money. There is no agreement. The only agreement is that Ferrie has a long-term contract with Swansea City,"

"We need to make sure he has recovered from Tuesday and is ready to play on Saturday.

"Agents should sit in an office and they should concentrate on their issues."

Sjaron Vink, from Fair Deal Sports Management, added: "He is very happy in Swansea. But...we made a gentlemen's agreement that if a big Premier League club came in then they would let him go. There is a lot of interest at the moment for Ferrie because he is doing very well."

West Brom and Middlesbrough are among clubs watching the Dutchman.

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