Blades Chase Ex-Toffee
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2010
Sheffield United, Preston North End and Derby County are chasing the signature of former Everton striker Michael Symes from League Two outfit Accrington Stanley.
Symes has netted fourteen goals this season so far for Stanley which prompted Grimsby Town to place a £100,000 bid in recently - with the Mariners seeing their efforts rejected.
"We want to keep the squad that we have together and we are doing all in our power to make that happen. Said Accrington Stanley Chief Executive Robert Heys.
"We know of a number of clubs who have shown an interest in Michael but you cannot react to just hearsay. We have had many scouts and officials from other clubs who have visited the Crown Ground in recent weeks and I think that just proves how good a job John Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell have done this season so far."
He added: "If someone does come in with a ridiculous offer then it will be something we will have to look at, but if he can help us to promotion then keeping hold of him will have proven wholly worthwhile."
The striker has had a number of clubs since he started out as a youth player with Everton in 2003, sadly he failed to make any appearances with the Toffee's but has since represented a number of clubs mainly on loan; Crewe Alexandra, Bradford City, Stockport County, Shrewsbury Town, Macclesfield Town, Bournemouth and of course Accrington Stanley.