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Bolton give up on Bullard approach

last updated Thursday 15th January 2009, 11:50 AM

Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard
Fulham midfielder
Jimmy Bullard
Gary Megson has given up his pursuit of Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard after being priced out of a transfer move. The Bolton manager also confirmed he will not be following up his interest in Denilson despite the former Brazil international spending time at the club on trial.

Megson revealed he had made an approach for Bullard last week but was priced out of a move after being told by the Cottagers his valuation of the player they signed from Wigan for £2.5m did not meet their expectations. He said the club will now attempt to sign other targets.

"Loads of agents have been offering him [Bullard]. Players are supposed to have one agent, and I can tell you I've had five now saying they represent Jimmy Bullard," said Megson. "I spoke to [Fulham CEO] Alistair Mackintosh last week and got it from the horse's mouth what the position was. I mentioned a figure to him, and he said it wouldn't be acceptable – so we move on.

"There was no point in going any further because there was no common ground, and everything that is going around at the moment is untrue. We have moved on – that happened a week ago."

Source The Guardian
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