Freedman Lines up Rovers deal
Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman has confirmed his interest in Bristol Rovers midfielder Chris Lines.
Last Updated: 20/05/11 10:41am
Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has confirmed his interest in signing Bristol Rovers midfielder Chris Lines.
Reports earlier in the week claimed that Palace had made a £75,000 bid for Lines following Rovers' relegation to League Two.
Lines still has two years left on his contract and worked with Lennie Lawrence during the Palace assistant manager's time as Rovers' director of football.
Freedman revealed Lawrence is helping with Palace's bid for Lines amid suggestions an offer of £100,000 could be enough to secure the 25-year-old's signature.
"He is one we have been watching for some time now," Freedman told the Croydon Advertiser.
"Lennie is leading the way with this. He knows the player well and feels he has the ability and most importantly the right sort of character to do well for us."