Mellon - No Gers bid for Vardy
Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon says there has been no contact from Rangers regarding Jamie Vardy after rejecting Blackpool's offer.
Last Updated: 12/01/12 8:15am
Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon says there has been no contact from Rangers regarding Jamie Vardy after rejecting Blackpool's offer for the striker.
In-form Vardy is attracting interest from a host of clubs and was the subject of a £750,000 offer from Blackpool after scoring against the Seasiders in the FA Cup last weekend.
Sky Sports News sources understand Fulham and West Ham United are also keen on the forward, while Rangers scout John Brown watched Vardy score twice in Fleetwood's Blue Square Premier win over Barrow on Tuesday night.
However, Mellon has not fielded an approach from the SPL champions and insists Fleetwood are under no pressure to sell as the club target promotion to the Football League.
"I've heard John Brown was watching our game on Tuesday but there's been no contact," Mellon told the Scottish Sun. "Blackpool put a bid in which we turned down because it wasn't enough.
"Of course everyone has got their price but it would have to be something that was barnstorming for my chairman to accept it.
"We're trying to get promotion and we don't want to start bringing guys in then they see us selling our players off. We don't need to sell, we're a progressive club with a fantastic chairman so it would have to be something outrageous for us to listen.
"Without a shadow of a doubt he can play at a higher level because he's got everything you need to do that. But I hope it's with us.
"People ask if he can handle all the speculation. Well you only have to look at Tuesday night when every man and his dog was at the game to watch him and he scored twice.
"That doesn't seem like someone who's going to be affected by it all. He has the right temperament and just gets on with his football."