Reading, Saints, Burnley, Charlton & Palace In Manset Tug Of War

Last updated : 19 January 2011 By Neil Hobbs

Reading and Southampton lead the chase for Hereford United sharp shooter Mathieu Manset which is good news for the Imps. The 21 year old is also being chased by Burnley, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Charlton, with the two London sides keen to up the anti. Manset leaving our relegation rivals will be good news for the Imps who are three points adrift with two games in hand.


Bulls Chairman David Keyte has turned down a bid from an unknown Championship club today because it did not meet his or the clubs valuation. Ex Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, now at Burnley has to be a candidate there, although  Royals boss Brian McDermott has had chief scout Steve Shorey compiling a dossier. The Bulls will certainly miss his goals even if Mr Keyte has slapped a £250,000 - £500,000 tag on him. Having the cash is one thing but attracting players to a club at the foot of the Football league is another.


Although the 21 year old is out of contract act the end of the season, his age will mean a guaranteed fee for the Bulls, suggesting a bidding auction for the star during the winter window.