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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2005, 13:51 GMT 14:51 UK
Todd leaves decision to Windass
Dean Windass
Windass has played for eight league clubs in the past 14 years
Bradford manager Colin Todd admits it is up to striker Dean Windass as to whether he wants to stay at the club after interest from Premiership Wigan.

The Latics have had a bid of about 450,000 turned down for Windass, 36, who has scored seven goals this term.

Todd said: "I spoke to Wigan boss Paul Jewell on Wednesday and said there was no chance as far as I'm concerned, but said by all means speak to my chairman.

"We got a fax and are debating it but the key lies within Dean himself."

Windass scored 28 goals as City missed out on the play-offs last May and has picked up where he left off by firing seven in just five games so far this season.

Wigan boss Paul Jewell knows all about the forward's capabilities having worked with him during his time as manager at Valley Parade when the Bantams reached the Premiership in 2000.

Jewell is desperate to bring in a striker whose goals can kick-start his side's first season in the top flight.

Wigan recently sold last season's top goalscorer Nathan Ellington to West Brom for 3m and were linked with a move for Norwich's Dean Ashton earlier in the week.

Jewell's hand has also been forced by the injury to recent signing Henri Camara, ruled out for six weeks due to hamstring damage.

Meanwhile, Trabzonspor say they have received no bid for Turkey star Fatih Tekke, who is believed to be on Wigan's shortlist.

Despite promotion to the Premiership, the Latics have endured problems all summer trying to land transfer targets.

Scott Parker chose Newcastle ahead of them when he left Chelsea, while Sheffield United turned down a 4m bid for midfielder Phil Jagielka.


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