Gills - No Jackson bids
Gillingham boss Mark Stimson insists there has been no offer from Leicester for Simeon Jackson.
Last Updated: 15/07/09 11:00am
Gillingham boss Mark Stimson insists there has been no offer from Leicester City for striker Simeon Jackson.
Reports had claimed that Championship side Leicester had lodged a bid of £1.5million for Jackson, who is currently with the Canada squad at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
However, Stimson has confirmed there have been no enquiries for a player who scored 21 goals en route to the Gills securing promotion to League One last season.
"We've had nothing at all from Leicester, it's just paper talk," said Stimson.
"We don't want to lose our better players, but at the end of the day every player has got his price I suppose.
"No-one has made an enquiry to me and I don't think the chairman has had any phone calls which is pleasing because he's someone who even in these pre-season games would be vital to us because of the way he plays."
Stimson believes the talk will not affect his star forward, who has already helped his country through to the quarter-finals of the Gold Cup.
He added: "I'd be amazed if it went to his head because like I've always said, the kid is a model pro. I don't think it will faze him at all, if anything it will just probably give him another pat on the back and say 'people recognise I'm worth some money' and rightly so.
"I won't mention it to him, I've told him if anyone makes any enquiry he will be the first to know."