Gillingham deny reports of Canaries bid for Jackson

Gillingham have refuted reports that they turned down an offer of �500,000 from Norwich City for star striker Simeon Jackson. Chairman Paul Scally was reported to have declined an offer from the Canaries for the striker, but manager Andy Hessenthaler has denied an offer had been made.

Gillingham have refuted reports that they turned down an offer of �500,000 from Norwich City for star striker Simeon Jackson.

Chairman Paul Scally was reported to have declined an offer from the Canaries for the striker, but manager Andy Hessenthaler has denied an offer had been made.

The 23-year-old forward is out of contract at the end of next season and it appears there won't be a new one offered, with Hessenthaler reiterating the point that the Gills will not stand in Jackson's way should the right bid come in.

He told Kent News: 'All offers go to the chairman first and he hasn't told me anything about a half a million pound bid for Jackson. We won't stand in Simeon's way if someone does come in for him. He has got one year left on his contract and if he fires the goals to take us up like Jermaine Beckford did for Leeds United last season, and an offer comes in, which is right for both parties, then we won't stand in his way. Everyone has their price.'

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