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Sharp Chase Set To End

Sharp Chase Set To End

Wednesday's chase for Scunthorpe United's star man Billy Sharp looks set to come to an end with Championship rivals Norwich City entering in to talks with the hitman this week.

Talk of a move for the former Sheffield United man came around after former Irons boss Brian Laws took the reigns at Hillsborough and the rumours have failed to die down since.

But despite upping their offer, Wednesday now look set to lose out on one of their top close season targets after having their new bid rejected while Norwich City have been given the go-ahead to enter talks with the youngster.

'We've given Billy permission to talk to Norwich,' Scunthorpe chairman Steve Wharton told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

'Norwich have had a £2m bid on the table for some time and want to make sure Billy wants to join them before pursuing their interest further.

'They have offered £2m but they know we are looking for add-ons to that which could take the price to near the £3m mark if they are promoted to the Premiership.'

And despite Owls boss Brian Laws revealing earlier this week that he had been given the go ahead from Owls chairman Dave Allen to pursue his interest further in Sharp and Southampton's Kenwyne Jones, it looks as though an increased offer from the club has been knocked back.

Wharton added: 'We have had increased bids from both Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday but neither of those come anywhere near what Norwich have offered.'



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Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday June 21 2007
Time: 9:04AM

Comments

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I don't think the cash ever started as was the same with Tyson, Trundle etc
wednesdaytilidie
21/06/2007 09:28:00
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Dave Allen you stingy ********.
Stan Owl
21/06/2007 10:22:00
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Over priced. Somebody please sign him, I'm fed up with us being linked to the bloke.
Auckland Owl
21/06/2007 10:47:00
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rather have kenwyne any day & he'd be cheaper!!! billy sharp is a dirty pig! we dont want their rejects!!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
21/06/2007 12:31:00
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Times have changed if you can't compete with Norwich City!
sandgroanun
21/06/2007 16:55:00
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thats alot of money, i hope he is worth it. I can just imagine Delia on the pitch calling him, "lets be having you" in her very drunken voice lol
pandapops
21/06/2007 18:01:00
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I disagree. He is maybe worth £2M, but not £3. Forget him, move on, to Kenwyne Jones
Smurf
22/06/2007 00:54:00
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Getting a bit tired of the Sharp saga but it doesn't look like he wants to go to Norwich so we are still in the running.
CLIFFANDJ
22/06/2007 12:08:00
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