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No new bid for Westwood - Coventry
Published : 12 Aug 2010 15:19:00Rss feed
Coventry manager Aidy Boothroyd has revealed Celtic have not made an improved offer for Keiren Westwood. Rumours are rife in Scotland that Neil Lennon had, or is preparing to, double an initial bid believed to be in the region of £500,000 for the Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper, who is out of contract next summer. But Boothroyd, discussing Celtic's advances for the first time, insists the Clydesdale Bank Premier League outfit have not been in touch since their first approach was rejected three weeks ago, and implied they would be wasting their time with an offer around the £1million mark. "They made an offer about three weeks ago and Keiren knows all about it," said the Sky Blues boss this afternoon at the club's Ryton training ground. "It's £3.50 and a bag of haggis, which is nowhere near enough for a player of that quality. "I don't want to lose someone who I think is the best goalkeeper in the division, someone I want to do is build a team around him. "Negotiations (regarding a new contract) are ongoing, as they always are, it's a pain in the neck but that's how it is I'm afraid when other people are involved." He continued: "The offer is not really worth talking about because it's derisory and derogatory. "So for now Keiren is very much our player. I want him here, (chairman) Ray Ranson wants him here and I imagine every single Coventry fan, player and member of staff wants him here. This is the place for him to further his career." Westwood has been the subject of much transfer speculation over the past 12 months or so, with Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp seeing a deadline-day bid rejected out of hand back in January.