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Friday, May 30, 2008

QPR Reportedly Bid for Crystal Palace Ben Watson - And Are Rejected

According to some messageboard posts, Ben Watson to QPR was virtually a done deal. This article implies otherwise.

SkySport/Peter O'Rourke - Palace reject Watson bid
Midfielder wanted by former manager Dowie
Skysports.com understands Crystal Palace have turned down a bid from Queens Park Rangers for Ben Watson.
The midfielder is reported to be a target for new QPR boss Iain Dowie, who worked with Watson at Selhurst Park.
Watson came through the ranks at Palace, but only has 12 months remaining on his current contract.
QPR are understood to have made an offer in the region of £1.25million, but the bid has been knocked back by their Championship rivals.
During the January transfer window, the 22-year-old was linked with moves to both Reading and Norwich City.
Palace boss Neil Warnock admitted at the time that the right offer could have led to Watson leaving the club.
Warnock will now have to wait to see if his Loftus Road counterpart Dowie elects to make an improved attempt to sign Watson" Skysports

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