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Friday, December 21, 2007

Glen Roeder Continuing to Speak about Martin Taylor and QPR

Norwich Official Site - ROEDER DRAWS UP WISH-LIST
CITY boss Glenn Roeder has started to draw up his transfer wish-list for January, and confirmed he had money to spend on permanent signings and loan deals.
But manager said any deal to bring Birmingham defender Martin Taylor back to Carrow Road looked to be "completely stone dead", with Roeder unwilling to increase what he described as an "extremely good offer" for his services.
The next transfer window opens for a month on January 1, and is widely considered in the game to be the toughest time to do any business.
Roeder said he would still be looking to add new faces to the City squad, but was well aware of the challenges ahead of him from past experiences.
"We are starting to put a list together of either players we would like on loan or would try and bring in on a permanent deal," he said. "I know from last year at Newcastle that the January window is a very difficult window to do. The fact was at Newcastle I didn't have any money to spend at all. But there was a chance of taking a couple of loan players. I got one in the end, a lad from Standard Liege, a central defender. But it was difficult to buy or loan players in the January window for obvious reasons.
...So what of Taylor? The 28-year-old left Carrow Road last week after an extremely successful month-long loan spell from St Andrews. Any attempts to extend the deal into January were shot down in flames by the Premiership side, with City also hitting a stumbling block when attempting to reach an agreementl to secure Taylor on a permanent deal.
Roeder was asked whether there had been any movement on that front, and his answer was a straightforward one.
"No. And I don't think there will be either. That might be completely stone dead or that might rear its head again at the end of the window."
QPR are known to be interested in buying Taylor, but the player himself does not appear keen on a switch to the London club. Last week, Birmingham chief executive Karren Brady claimed the Canaries had not even made an offer for Taylor, with QPR the only team said to have made a bid. But Roeder said the two clubs had tried to negotiate a deal, and said he would not be forced into paying over the odds when asked if he would increase his bid.
"I don't want to," he said. "We've offered more than enough. And the money has to be spread round. It's all about valuations and I know that our valuation and offer was an extremely good offer. It just so happens that QPR offered a bit more and it was a worthless offer because he wont go there."

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