Reds dismay at Leeds Kewell stance
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Reds have reacted with anger to the hint that any kind of underhanded dealing had been made, and insisted that they had been offered the player in January by Leeds.
"Liverpool are very disappointed with the comments coming from Leeds," read a statement by the club, "especially considering the amicable negotiations in the past.
"We were approached on Leeds' behalf in January about buying Kewell but were unable to follow up our interest at that time.
"The recent negotiations have taken place with the full notice and approval of Leeds United.
"We had not agreed a fee of £7 million with Leeds United."
The disgust at Leeds' reaction has also prompted Kewell's agent Bernie Mandic to produce signed documents suggesting that McKenzie had okayed a £5 million deal, with £2 million of that going to MaxSports - the representative's company.
Mandic is upset with Leeds' stance after agreeing the fee, and also pointed out that a bigger fee would have also upped the amount of money his company received.
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