Lee: No Truth In Rumours

  • July 28, 2007 | By Chris Mann
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Sammy Lee has moved quickly to rubbish speculation linking Nicolas Anelka and Abdoulaye Faye with moves away from the club.

Anelka had been linked with a move to Manchester United and West Ham during the week, and the French international didn't appear on the Bolton teamsheet for today's game, leaving plenty open to question.

But after the game, Lee told the media that his star striker was unable to compete due to a recurrence of a foot injury sustained in the Peace Cup.

"We have not received any offer for the services of Nicolas Anelka," confirmed Lee.

"We are well aware of the speculation about him, but he was rested for today's game due to a recurrence of a foot injury which he sustained in Korea last week.

"We did not want to risk him by playing him today, it is all about getting him fit and ready for the Newcastle United game next month.

"If he his fit he will play against Espanyol on Wednesday, but we will only play him if he is fit to do so.

"We also left out Abdoulaye Faye and Ivan Campo because they are on specific training programmes which are tailored for individual players.

"We know exactly how many minutes each individual must play and when they must rest. This all down to our attention to detail on every aspect of our game."

Reports also emerged yesterday, linking Wigan Athletic with a £1.5million move for Abdoulaye Faye, a move which Lee has also rubbished.

"We have not had an offer from Wigan for Abdoulaye Faye. I speak to Chris Hutchings all the time and I know they haven't made an offer for the player."

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