Saturday, 29 January 2011

Woodgate and Pratley news updates

Rumoured Leeds United loan target Jonathan Woodgate has turned down the chance to move to Molineux on loan.Wolves manager Mick McCarthy had hoped to recruit Woodgate, who is on the comeback trail after a career-threatening groin injury, in order to shore up his backline."He doesn't want to do it, he wants to fight for his place there, so fair play to him," McCarthy said."I haven't spoken to him, but that's the message I've got back."
Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers says that West Ham have enquired about the availability of Darren Pratley another rumoured target of Leeds United.But Rodgers says the Premier League strugglers made no bid and he expects the midfielder to still be at Swansea when the January transfer window shuts.
" Avram Grant rang me from West Ham... last week in relation to Darren Pratley," Rodgers said.
"I told him honestly where Darren's at, there's still a big value on him but there was never a mention of any fee."Pratley, 25, is out of contract at the end of the season and suspended talks last August to focus on his football.
The highly-rated midfielder has also been linked with Newcastle United ,Bolton Wanderers,and Leeds United but West Ham were considered the leading contenders to snatch the former Fulham trainee.

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