Coyle confirms Hanley bids rejected

14 Jul

Grant Hanley

Grant Hanley has played for Scotland on 23 occasions

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has confirmed they have rejected two bids from Newcastle United for their captain Grant Hanley.

Coyle stated that Rovers have received bids of £3.5m and £4.5m from their Championship rivals.

The Scotland centre-back, who spent time in Rangers’ youth system, missed just two league games last season.

“For me, that is nowhere near the valuation of Grant Hanley,” Coyle told BBC Radio Lancashire.

“We don’t want to lose him, we’re not trying to sell him and nobody here is saying ‘bring me bids.’

“I can’t stop other clubs from admiring our players because I do it with other clubs myself.

“I’ve seen the other day I think Newcastle were at £35m for Moussa Sissoko, and he is an outstanding player, but please don’t then offer me £4.5m for Grant.”


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