Allardyce £7m Bid Was NOT For Heinze!

Last updated : 25 July 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
Gabriel Heinze's hopes of crossing the great divide between Manchester United and Liverpool appear doomed to failure. And chief executive David Gill says rumour that Big Sam tabled a bid are wide of the mark. 

Unless Heinze takes the extraordinary step of mounting legal action against United to claim a letter signed by chief executive David Gill confirming a sum the Red Devils would be happy to accept over-rides his current contract, there is no chance of him moving to Anfield.

Gill: "Our position is very clear on Gabriel Heinze and it has not changed. His agent has been told we will not sell to either Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea.

"There would be no issue if Heinze saw out the remaining two years of his contract.

"We have not received any bids in writing from anyone other than Liverpool.

"Gaby is due back next week. He is a contracted player for two years and unless we receive an offer which is acceptable to us as a club, he will remain with us.

"We are very comfortable with that."

Reds boss Rafael Benitez is keen to take the Argentina full-back to Anfield but his efforts have so far stalled as United are refusing to deal with their north-west rivals.
There have even been veiled accusations from Sir Alex Ferguson that an illegal approach was made for the 29-year-old, something Benitez strenuously denies.
Fearing the situation is getting slightly out of hand, high-level discussions have taken place between the two clubs to try to dampen down some of the animosity.