Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Sunday August 1 2010
Vital Sheffield Wednesday are this afternoon reporting that the Owls have rejected a bid from Blackpool for striker Marcus Tudgay.
Here at Vital Blackpool we have been aware of 'Pool's bid for the player for several days, and indeed enquired about the news with our contacts in Sheffield, who until today had heard nothing about it.
But Wednesday manager Alan Irvine has confirmed what our sources in Blackpool told us; that 'Pool had made a bid for the player, but added that that bid has been rejected.
'Yeah, there was one phone call, one club showing an interest in Marcus but they were well short of anything that would tempt us to do anything with Marcus,' said Irvine.
'It was a Premier League club who made the enquiry but they didn't make a Premier League club's offer so it's the end of that as far as I'm concerned.'
Although Irvine doesn't mention the Seasiders by name, here at Vital we are 100% sure that we are the club that he is referring to.
And although it should be noted that he claims that we 'didn't make a Premier League club's offer' which could well suggest that the Seasiders have made yet another pitiful offer for a player, the Owls do have a large valuation of Tudgay after rejecting several offers for the player from Burnley last summer.
Vital Wednesday also claim that the Seasiders are interested in winger Jermaine Johnson. Again, we can confirm this to be true.
However, the Seasiders face competition for the player from Nottingham Forest who have also made a bid for the player as they seek to replace Nathan Tyson who is likely to leave the City Ground this summer, with sources in Nottingham informing us that the club are planning for him to leave and would not ignore any bids for him.
In a nice little ironic twist, it is our understanding that the second £1 million player that the Seasiders have bid for is actually Tyson, but that they face competition from Bolton and Southampton for him.
Date:Sunday August 1 2010
Meet the Ref: Ipswich Town (Thursday October 30 2014)
Head to Head: Ipswich (Thursday October 30 2014)
Blackpool announce Clark (Thursday October 30 2014)
Clark pools target? (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Riga exits Bloomfield Road (Monday October 27 2014)
Is Val about to buy? (Sunday October 26 2014)
Blackpools awful start (Sunday October 26 2014)
Half Time: Reading 1-0 Blackpool (Saturday October 25 2014)
Blackpool team to face Reading (Saturday October 25 2014)
On this day: 1991 (Saturday October 25 2014)
|18. Leeds Utd||14||4||4||6||-4||16|
|The Bolton Preview
» Norwich : 31/10/2014 10:24:00
|Villa to get rebuffed over Sako move
» Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:14:00
|Former Man Utd Keeper set to sign?
» Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:09:00
|Team news: Blackburn vs Reading
» Reading : 31/10/2014 10:00:00
|RUFC - Evans 'Pringle Is A Threat'
» Rotherham : 31/10/2014 09:42:00