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Blackpool bid for Swindon Town striker Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin
Austin scored 20 goals in his debut season for Swindon in 2009/10

Swindon Town have received a bid for top scorer Charlie Austin from Premier League side Blackpool.

The 21-year-old asked for a move away from the County Ground last week amid speculation linking him with several clubs including Burnley.

But Swindon manager Danny Wilson admitted on Tuesday the only serious bid had come from the Tangerines.

"As far as we're concerned there is one offer that is fairly close and that's Blackpool," he told BBC Wiltshire

"I don't know today, because [chairman] Andrew Fitton is in America, whether he's received anything.

We'll try and get the best out of him, we'll try and get results with him in the team and I'll try and keep him as long as I can

Danny Wilson

"So I can't comment but the last I heard that [Blackpool] one was the one that was coming near to our valuation."

Speaking after Swindon's 0-0 draw with Tranmere where Austin missed a first-half penalty, Wilson was in bullish mood.

"As I've said before it doesn't make any difference to me as we have to prepare with the players we have at our disposal," he said.

"Charlie's still our player and until we hear otherwise we'll treat him as we always have done.

"We'll try and get the best out of him, we'll try and get results with him in the team and I'll try and keep him as long as I can."

"Charlie's not got a decision to make yet as there's nothing on the table to say to Charlie 'go speak to them, there are four or five clubs, take your pick'."



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