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Thomas-Moore hands in Tranmere Rovers transfer request

Ian Thomas-Moore
Thomas-Moore re-joined Tranmere in 2008 and was last season's top scorer

Tranmere striker Ian Thomas-Moore has handed in a transfer request to the League One club.

Rovers boss Les Parry says the 33-year-old has a bigger offer from elsewhere.

Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside: "He asked for another year on his contract and we had a discussion about it and we asked him to leave it until Christmas.

"He tells us he's been made an offer from another club, and I don't know who that club is, with an increase in his salary plus a two-year contract."

He added: "Now because of that, and as we wouldn't give him a second year at the moment, he's put in a transfer request.

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"But while he's showing the attitude he's showing, I don't really see a problem. It will end up with some result, whether he stays here or not I don't know.

"I won't let him go and I certainly won't let him go for nothing."

There has been speculation surrounding Thomas-Moore's future and he has been linked with Rotherham, who are managed by his father and former Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore.

But Parry has moved quickly to tell fans at Prenton Park that no official offer has been received.

"I can assure everyone there has been no bid from Rotherham," Parry added. "I spoke to Ronnie Moore last Saturday about another player, and his only words were 'are you keeping hold of Ian' and I said 'yes'.

"That was the end of the conversation and there was no conversation about anything else."



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