Hughes open to Savage exit

03 January 2008 08:40
Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes expects Sunderland to make a fresh bid for unsettled midfielder Robbie Savage. The Wales international was absent from the Rovers line-up which edged out Sunderland at Ewood Park on Wednesday night courtesy of a 57th minute Benni McCarthy penalty. Savage has now missed the last three games which has led to speculation that he will be sold during the transfer window. Sunderland have already made an unsuccessful approach for the 33-year-old midfielder, but Hughes is anticipating a fresh approach from the Wearsiders in the coming days. "I would suggest the clubs involved this evening will be speaking," he revealed. "Whether or not they discussed Robbie's situation before the game, I will have to speak with my chairman. "But it's well documented Sunderland have expressed an interest, although up to today they have not met our valuation of Robbie. "They may well do that in the next couple of days and then we will make a decision, although other clubs have expressed an interest so it is not cut and dried at the moment. "It's not a case though of trying to get Robbie out of the door as he has been great for us in his time here. "But if we feel there is business to be done that can benefit us, then we would have to look at the money that is generated."

Source: ESA