Crewe Rodgers bid on hold
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crewe want to talk to Shrewsbury before making an offer for Luke Rodgers.Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi will wait until he has spoken to Shrewsbury Town before he makes a decision on Luke Rodgers.
The striker is training with Crewe during pre-season after rejecting a new contract at Gay Meadow.
Shrewsbury are keen to keep the 23-year-old, but would be entitled to compensation if Rodgers does leave the League Two side.
Gradi had a £200,000 offer for Rodgers rejected two years ago and he concedes any plans for a renewed bid are currently on hold.
"Luke is very keen to come here and his ankle injury has set him back a bit," Gradi told the club's official website.
"I will have to speak to [Shrews manager] Gary [Peters] about the situation because he is out of contract and Shrewsbury would be entitled to compensation because of his age. We know they are keen to keep him.
"The chairman is currently away on holiday and I do not want to discuss things with him long distance. It can wait until he returns next week."
Gradi is also planning another look at trialist Michael Boulding after the forward scored in the friendly against Quorn earlier in the week.