United reject Foran offer
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 21-year-old star, who spent two seasons with the Irish club before moving to Brunton Park, bagged 14 goals in 37 appearances in the Third Division last season.
The Cumbrians have apparently rejected the Irish champions approach for the youngster as an unnamed First Division club have made a bid for the star.
Shelbourne's rumoured offer for the starlet was a short-term deal, allowing the player to feature in the club's Champions League qualifiers, before returning to the North East once the club were out of the competition.
"I spoke to Mark Knighton and I did recommend that Richie (Foran) should be allowed to play for Shelbourne," confirmed Foran's agent Mick Lawlor.
Preston have recently been linked with a move for the starlet, however Foran is not believed to be on new manager Craig Brown's summer shopping list.