Bayo future up in the air
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The future of Torquay United striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is up in the air again.The future of Torquay United striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is up in the air after Bristol City and Swansea City look to have cooled their interest.
Plainmoor chief Mike Bateson confirmed that both League One clubs are not interested in paying a fee for the 23-year-old.
"I had a chat with the City chairman (Steve Lansdown) and there is no deal on the table for Akinfenwa," Bateson told Torquay's official website.
"Bristol City are neither prepared to make a cash payment nor are they willing risk a tribunal decision.
"He (Lansdown) did offer a deal that would have relied on Akinfenwa's success at the club, relating to his performances, etc., but I was not willing to go down this route.
Swansea City manager (Kenny Jackett) has also confirmed that they are not interested if a fee is involved and I am not aware of any other interested clubs at this time.
"I'm sure we will hear from one or other of the agents involved and we can now only sit back and wait for them to generate some action."
Meanwhile, Bristol City have arranged a pre-season friendly with arch-rivals Bristol Rovers at The Memorial Stadium.
The July 25 contest will be the first meeting of the two Bristol clubs since City defeated Rovers in an LDV Vans Trophy fixture back in January 2002.