Ridsdale - No West Ham contact
Peter Ridsdale has denied that Cardiff are in talks with West Ham over the sale of Joe Ledley.
By Rob Carragher
Last Updated: 23/01/09 2:11pm
Cardiff City chairman Peter Ridsdale has denied that the club are in talks with West Ham over the sale of Joe Ledley.
West Ham have been trailing the Welsh winger for several months and speculation is rife that the Upton Park outfit are now ready to make their move
With a hefty fee received for the transfer of Craig Bellamy last week, the Hammers have been tipped to launch an imminent bid for Ledley in excess of the reported £6million that Stoke had rejected last August.
However, Ridsdale remains insistent that, contrary to reports, his prized youngster is by no means on the brink of heading to East London.
"There has been no contact between Cardiff City and West Ham regarding the possible transfer of Ledley," he said in the South Wales Echo.
"Any suggestions that we have placed a price on him, or are having negotiations with any club about his future, is untrue.
"As we have already said, we are keen to keep hold of our squad."