Milosevic rejects Crewe loan
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 25-year-old was due to spend a three-month loan spell with The Railwaymen for the start of the new season with the Division One newcomers, with the Australian custodian having spent time on loan at Crewe last term before fracturing his wrist in his debut.
Alex boss Dario Gradi wanted to bring in Milosevic as competition for number one Clayton Ince, as he would have been guaranteed some first team action during his second loan spell at Crewe.
However, Milosevic has decided to remain at Elland Road and fight for his place in Peter Reid's squad.
It is also thought the Australian may look for a move abroad to enhance his playing career.
Meanwhile, Gradi has revealed that he failed in his attempt to bring in left back Anthony Tonkin from Stockport County.
The 22-year-old joined the Edgeley Park outfit for £50,000 last summer from Yeovil Town, with the Crewe manager having eyed the defender as a left back target as well at the time.
The Railwaymen made a fresh move for Tonkin but Gradi admitted that the deal collapsed when The Hatters blocked their approach.
"He (Tonkin) was the right guy," Gradi told the club's official website.
"He was a player who we thought might go on, particularly with the work we could have done with him, and therefore he would have been an investment.
"We haven't been successful though, although we thought we had him at one stage.
"I know Carlton (Palmer) has said that he wasn't for sale, but Stockport's outgoing chairman said he was.
"We had agreed everything but then the outgoing chairman changed his mind!
"These things sometimes happen in football and it's out of our hands now. We've made our offer and we can't improve on that."