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Emerton quashes Galatasaray talk
26 Jul 2010 - 08:54:05
Australia international Brett Emerton will not be leaving Ewood Park before the start of the season, according to Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce.
The 31-year-old has been linked with a transfer to Galatasaray where fellow Australians Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill are.
However, Allardyce is keen to keep a player who recently spent nine months on the sidelines with a knee injury.
The former Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United manager said: "It's been frustrating for Brett, but I think this season is going to be the one where he will show his full potential again.
"I do think the trauma of an injury that big at his age shocked him. But it hasn't from a physical point of view as he's never been so fit. Hopefully, those injuries are put to one side now."
Meanwhile, Emerton has also moved to quash the rumours, saying: "I'm really sick of speaking about it. It was a rumour started in the media and it just snowballed. I have two years left on my contract and I intend to finish them."