Jewell admits Chimbonda interest
Ipswich boss Paul Jewell has made an enquiry about Blackburn defender Pascal Chimbonda.
Last Updated: 20/01/11 5:07pm
Ipswich boss Paul Jewell has made an enquiry about Blackburn defender Pascal Chimbonda, but has denied talk of a firm bid being tabled.
Jewell gave the French full-back his first chance in English football when in charge at Wigan in 2005, and the manager has been linked with bringing him to Portman Road.
However, while admitting his interest in the 31-year-old, Jewell insists no offer has been made.
He said: "I've made lots of phone calls and I've spoken to [Blackburn manager] Steve Kean about a couple of things and Pascal's name did come up in conversation, but to see in the paper that we've bid £500,000 is complete nonsense.
"I just asked generally about what would be available. I've made lots of phone calls, as I've had lots of phone calls.
"I asked him what the situation is and he said he'd think about it. Whether Pascal Chimbonda is part of his plans, I don't 100% know. I'll leave that to Steve."