Sanchez will let Franck leave
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lawrie Sanchez says Fulham have received no offers for Franck Queudrue.Lawrie Sanchez says Fulham have received no offers for want-away defender Franck Queudrue.
Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly interested in the Frenchman, who has informed The Cottagers that he wants to leave the club.
Sanchez will not keep players against their wish, but insists Queudrue will only depart if clubs match Fulham's valuation.
"We've had no official contact from any club interested in Franck at this moment in time," he said at a press conference shown on Sky Sports News.
"It's well documented he'd like to move on. If players want to move on then I'm not going to stand in their way.
"But he did cost us £3million this time last year and we would like our money back."
Sanchez has been busy in the transfer market this summer, already bringing in six new faces while targeting a couple more before the window closes.
Northern Ireland striker David Healy has joined from Leeds and Sanchez is confident in his ability to score goals at Premier League level.
"I don't think it's a risk. The price was quite good and David will score goals," he said. "You're not leading goalscorer in the European Championship if you're not top quality.
"I don't question his finishing ability, given chances to finish in the Premier League he will take those chances."
Jimmy Bullard is almost like a new signing for Fulham, having missed the vast majority of last season because of a serious knee injury.
Sanchez will not have the former Wigan midfielder fit for the start of the season, but hopes to have him available early on in the new campaign.
"Jimmy's making good progress but we're looking at September or October time before we consider playing him," Sanchez continued.
"We're not going to rush him and break him down because he does need to make sure that he is ready to play."
Meanwhile, Sanchez has set his sights on taking Fulham into Europe in the not too distant future and will explore all possible routes into the Uefa Cup.
He added: "If we play like how I would like us to play and do the things that can get us success then there are avenues beyond the league that open to Europe.
"I would like in my time here to get Fulham into Europe. European football is the target that I will be setting the players."