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Oyston denies Gorkss QPR apporach

Kaspars Gorkss
Gorkss scored his first league goal against Scunthorpe in 2007

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has strongly denied claims defender Kaspars Gorkss has been granted permission to talk with Queens Park Rangers.

Rangers' official website have reported the 26-year-old Latvia international has agreed personal terms, but that has been refuted by Oyston.

"We definitely have not given them permission to speak to him," Oyston told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I'm disappointed once again with the way they've gone about their business."

Born in Latvia in November 1981
Signed for Blackpool for an undisclosed fee from Ventspils in January 2007
Has won almost 20 international caps

The Football League are currently handling claims by Blackpool that their Championship rivals had made an illegal approach.

Gorkss has made 57 appearances for Blackpool since arriving at Bloomfield Road from Ventspils in January 2007.

The Latvia international scored eight goals during last season - including two against Derby in the Carling Cup in August.

see also
QPR make bid for defender Gorkss
12 Jun 08 |  Blackpool

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