Allardyce Losing Fight For Warnock
Sam Allardyce, despite being bullish at the weekend has now stepped up his comments and admitted that he is losing the fight for Stephen Warnock.
Sam wants him to stay but looks to have admitted defeat.
Big Sam speaking to Sky Sports said - 'There is no acceptable bid as yet from Aston Villa so he is still a Blackburn player and I need him to travel with the squad on Tuesday- at the moment,'
'Whether that changes or not will be another story between now and the next 24-48 hours.
'We are obviously sat in a very delicate position at the moment.
'Obviously what happens in the next few days will go on what negotiations go on between John Williams and Aston Villa.'
'I think it is obvious he would like to move to a club of that size without me trying to cover it up,' he said.
'The problem is we want the value we think Stephen is worth and that is the most important thing from my and this club's point of view.
'I don't think the value is beyond reasonable. If Aston Villa get to where we are going it looks like we might have to lose him.
'I don't want to but as much as I want to keep him it doesn't look like that is going to be the case.'
Personally my confusion has ended - it is pretty obvious that Stephen wants out now but Martin o'Neill needs to understand that he won't leave on the cheap. He'll leave for the amount Sam deems acceptable.