Date: 1st July 2008 at 11:35am
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Swansea City’s want away midfielder has sent out his clearest message yet that he wants a move to Derby County.

Swansea City and Derby County have been at loggerheads over the fee for the Delft born player for a large part of the summer. However Bodde has attracted interest from West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough but the Pride Park outfit are the only club to put in a firm bid for the player.

Bids of £500,000 and £750,000 were turned down by Swans chairman Huw Jenkins who declared the offers “laughable.” Not deterred from making a fresh third bid , Derby have put a deal worth up to the £2 million evaluation put on Bodde. This bid has been met with silence as Jenkins has confirmed that the club will not be rushed into making decision over Bodde’s future and is under contract with Swansea City.

This however has angered the Dutchman who has urged the club to be fair and allow him to move on. Currently in Swansea participating in pre season preparations has openly declared he believes Derby are his best chance of securing a call up to the Dutch national side.

Bodde Told Sky Sports:

“It is stressing me out, I am waiting but this has been going on since the start of my holidays some seven or eight weeks ago.I am at Swansea now, but my heart and my head are not – at times I am not sure what I will do, but my family is my main focus. I never wanted to leave with a bad taste, but the way things have gone is not my fault, it was a hard decision to decide to leave, as it was when I left Holland to come to Swansea.”

“It is normal some people may think this is all about me but it isn’t because Swansea are the ones who need to sort this out – they need to be fair. I came here to be a success and I have been helping them to the Championship, but I have ambitions. I want to be in the Premier League and with Derby next year I think I will be and then, I would love the chance to push for the national side.I want to play for Derby and really hope that happens soon so I can begin training with them ready for the new season,”



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