Cottagers keen on Cook

22 June 2007 09:48
Queens Park Rangers say they have turned down a bid from Fulham for star winger Lee Cook. The 24-year-old is on the wanted lists of several Premier League clubs, with Aston Villa also believed to be monitoring the situation. Loftus Road chairman, Gianni Paladini, told his club's official website: "Lee Cook is one of our prized assets and we won't be letting him go unless the price is right." Cook, who started his career with Watford, has scored 11 goals in 140 appearances for the Hoops to date. Meanwhile, Cottagers boss Lawrie Sanchez has admitted that he is eager to bring in a number of widemen to bolster his squad this summer. He told the club's official website: "Top-flight football has also become more sophisticated and technical in the last 20 years. "We have to be the same if we're going to entertain Fulham fans and win more than eight games as we did last season. "My hometown team, Reading, had five wingers last season."

Source: ESA