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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 September 2006, 09:37 GMT 10:37 UK
Bantams refused Wigan Windass bid
Dean Windass
Windass was "disappointed" not to have been informed of the offer
Bradford have revealed they turned down a transfer deadline day bid from Premiership club Wigan for 37-year-old striker Dean Windass.

Wigan offered 350,000, with a further 150,000 to follow if the club retained their Premiership status.

Windass, who has two seasons left to run on his contract at Bradford, was not informed of Wigan's interest

The offer was Wigan boss Paul Jewell's third attempt to bring Windass to the JJB Stadium.

Wigan made the bid at 1900 BST on Thursday 31 August, five hours before the transfer window closed.

But the Bantams chairman Julian Rhodes decided the amount of money on offer was not enough to part with Windass.

Windass was said to be "disappointed" by Bradford's decision not to inform him of the bid.

Bradford boss Colin Todd said the decision was solely the chairman's.

"It was his prerogative and he dealt with it the way he thought was best," Todd told BBC Sport.

"I'm happy we've held on to somebody who can get the team 20 goals in a season."



SEE ALSO
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Todd leaves decision to Windass
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