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Ollie Won't Give Up On Landing DJ

Ian Holloway has today announced that he 'won't give up' on signing DJ Campbell from Leicester City.

But the new manager is conceding that last season's loanee is highly unlikely to be plying his trade at Bloomfield Road next campaign.

Campbell scored nine goals in a four month spell by the seaside, which propelled The Seasiders away from the relegation zone.

And because of this hot scoring streak demand for the striker has been high - with QPR and Coventry heavily linked.

Blackpool though - in a bid seemingly orchestrated by Chairman Karl Oyston - have thought to have stolen a march on the rest, as a fee has been agreed.

However, despite the transfer fee apparently sorted, the player has seen his wages increase with The Foxes because of their promotion (despite not scoring a goal for them all season), and hence will want more money here.

That then becomes the problem, says Holloway.

'I know what his wages are now and they've gone up because they got promoted,' said the new gaffer.

He continuted: 'So in realistic terms is he going to be a permanent Blackpool player? I can't see us getting him in a million years to be honest - but never give up is my motto.

'He enjoyed it here and you never know. I wouldn't rule out trying for him.'


From the sound of reports, 'Pool have hit a brick wall in previous contract negotiations with Campbell, but are ready to keep trying.

It does however mean that Holloway needs to search for a replacement for the loan star. And what a replacement he must be to fill Campbell's boots.




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Date:Monday June 1 2009

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