Swansea City target Matthew Bates

Swansea target Matthew Bates
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Matthew Bates is discussing personal terms with Swansea City ahead of a move from Middlesbrough.

Swansea City have had a bid accepted from Middlesbrough for defender Matthew Bates.

Versatile Bates, who can play in central defence or full-back, will travel to Wales on Tuesday to discuss personal terms.

Should the deal go through Bates could be in line to make his Swans debut away at Manchester City on Monday, August 15.

Middlesbrough have placed a £700,000 price tag on the 24-year-old.

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