Helguson link denied
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Watford have played down speculation linking Heidar Helguson with Crystal Palace.Watford manager Ray Lewington has played down speculation linking striker Heidar Helguson with Crystal Palace.
The Icelandic star has been in great form this season and has bagged 10 goals.
Now a number of clubs are believed to be considering a move for the Scandinavian striker.
Palace were one of the clubs reported to be showing an interest, but this talk has been quashed by Lewington.
"We have heard nothing. I know Iain Dowie very well and I would be disappointed if he was making overtures and not picked up the phone to me," said Lewington.
"Iain is a straight bloke. If there was any interest he would phone me.
"From my point of view, he is not for sale. How do you replace a player playing his best in all parts of his game? How would you even try and replace him? It does not bear thinking about."
Lewington also denied that Danny Webber's injury scuppered a move to Charlton.
"Likewise, I know Alan Curbishley well. He would phone me," said Lewington.
"He has been at our games and I would be interested in a player in Danny's early-season form. But we did not receive one offer for Danny."