Mixed Messages On Jussi Future

  • March 19, 2008 | By Chris Mann
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Jussi Jaaskelainen's agent claims he is in talks with other clubs as the goalkeeper's future remains uncertain.

Jaaskelainen has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a back injury and it is possible he may have played his last game for the club.

Despite the players injury problems, Peter Harrison admits a number of top clubs have enquired about taking the Finland international away from the Reebok in the summer.

"We had one round of talks [with Bolton] at the beginning of the season and they withdrew the offer, which was very strange, and I have never heard from them since," Harrison told Setanta Sports.

"I am obviously speaking with other clubs now and there are some top clubs interested in Jussi.

"There are some good English clubs and some foreign clubs. Jussi has got a good few years ahead of him.

"I am just very disappointed that the chairman [Phil Gartside] withdrew the offer after one round of talks and they have never made an attempt to get back to me.

"It's a shame, he has been there 10 years and has been a great servant, the chairman Mr.Gartside has got his own reasons."

But Bolton manager Gary Megson has hit back at Harrison's comments, claiming he has not held contract talks with any of his players.

"We haven't been able to talk to anybody whose contract is up because of our league position, but I think the same can be said of everybody down at the bottom of the Premier League," Megson told Sky Sports.

"It doesn't enable you to start looking too far forward and I've spoken to the players whose contracts are up and told them as soon as we can discuss it with them, then we will do.

"Jussi is exactly the same, whether he is fit or not."

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