Jewell Admits Chimbonda Enquiry
Thursday, 20th Jan 2011 15:08
Town boss Paul Jewell has admitted making an enquiry regarding Blackburn right-back Pascal Chimbonda, but says the Blues are yet to make an offer for his one-time Wigan player. Newspaper reports this morning claimed Town were set to scupper the 31-year-old defender’s proposed £500,000 switch to QPR.
Jewell, who brought Chimbonda into English football when Latics boss, said: “I’ve made lots of phone calls and I’ve spoken to [Blackburn manager] Steve Kean about a couple of things and Pascal’s name did come up in conversation, but to see in the paper that we’ve bid £500,000 is complete nonsense.
“I just asked generally about what would be available. I’ve made lots of phone calls, as I’ve had lots of phone calls.
“I asked him what the situation is and he said he’d think about it. Whether Pascal Chimbonda is part of his plans, I don’t 100% know. I’ll leave that to Steve.”
The new Blues boss says he currently has no plans to move on any of the players he has inherited: “I’m not saying I’m going to rip the squad up and throw it away, I’m just trying to add a couple of faces if we can.”
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