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Jones issues Chopra warning
14 Mar 2007 - 07:47:33
Cardiff City boss Dave Jones has warned that star striker Michael Chopra could be sold in the summer if the deal is right for the Championship promotion-hopefuls.
Chopra is the top-scorer in the Championship this season and his goals have helped fire the sixth-placed Bluebirds into play-off contention.
But Jones has warned that the former Newcastle United starlet could be sacrificed as Cardiff look to build a squad capable of competing at the highest level.
"Everybody at this football club, if the price is right, will be sold, that's the business we're in, you can't say you're not going to sell players," he claimed.
"I don't know of any club that doesn't sell if they get the right price and why should we be any different?
"We sold Cameron Jerome, to Birmingham City for £3million last summer and it enabled us to pay Stephen McPhail's wages and bring people like Michael Chopra and Peter Whittingham in.
"So if we get offers for any of the players during the next transfer window - and if it means we can build and make ourselves stronger - then we'll do it."