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Bristol City boss dismisses speculation linking Baldock with move to Brighton

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Baldock is not for sale insists Steve Cotterill

Baldock is not for sale insists Steve Cotterill

The Bristol Post reports that Robins boss Steve Cotterill has gone on record to say he has no intention of selling their captain and leading goal scorer.

Brighton are reported to have had one bid turned down by Bristol City, however rumours persist that the striker is Brighton bound after the Brighton Argus reported the Seagulls were close to a deal at the weekend.

Cotterill told the Bristol Post: “To be honest, they can talk all they want. We’ll just fire back that he’s not for sale. As it stands at this moment in time, he is not for sale. If they (Brighton) want to come back and pay £5 million for him, then that is a different matter.”

He went on to say “But that has not happened, so we don’t need to think about it. The bid we received is nowhere near even worth talking about.”

City have said that they are under no financial pressure to sell Baldock, who has a year left to run on his current contract.

But Baldock has said previously when asked by journalists that he and his partner are happy in Bristol and his focus is on football matters.

Baldock has said previously “I have not let any of the speculation affect me. It’s not the first time I have been linked with other clubs and I’m used to dealing with it. You learn to worry less and less about that sort of thing as you get older because in these sorts of situations it is a case of something will happen if all parties want it to happen.”


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