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Friday May 18 2007
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Agent calls
for talks on
HEAR
Away games
Gordon price
heading back to
TS look like
in the summer for pre-
Austria
season training. Interim
b
said: “Austria is the
oss Anatoly Korobochka
p
first training camp.
referred option for the
second we are not sure
The
CRAIG GORDON’S agent has called for about, but the idea may
showdown talks with Hearts over the be to go to Germany.
Scotland goalkeeper’s future.
The Tynecastle No1 has been valued
at £10million by club owner Vladimir
Romanov, but the 24-year-old’s
representative Andrew Evans is
Havin a (beach) ball
concerned that the figure may price his
HEARTS have an order for
client out of a move.
hundreds of beach
Fulham had a £2.5m offer for Gordon
balls on ice pending
rejected during the last transfer
the result of
c
window but the English outfit are still
Sunday’s match at
H
l
i
E
c
R
k
E
tracking the keeper along with Bolton
Kilmarnock.
Wanderers.
Club chiefs told
Celtic are the latest potential suitor to
supporters at a
be linked with the Jambos star, though
‘focus group’
Gordon is known to favour a switch to
about the idea last
England over joining another Scottish
week as the UEFA
club. Evans is now hastily trying to
slot seemed achievable.
arrange a meeting with senior Hearts
officials and wants them to name their
asking price. Alex top Jambo
He said:“I’m trying to sit down with
Hearts.We’re due to have a meeting to
ALEX SALMOND
find out where they see the situation
the first Jambo First Minister
became
going with Craig.
this week.
“Sometimes a player can’t always
Alex leads a
Linlithgow born
choose where he goes. Hearts asking
administration
m
i
i
n
n
c
ority SNP
for £10m in Januar
Brellier of
y tends to exclude a
Jambo and ex-Nats leader
luding
large part of the market, so I think
John Swinney
Hearts MSPs include
. Other
discussions on the club’s position are
ver
as contract
y material in all this.”
McLetchie and for
Mike Pringle, David
mer Hearts chairman
-
issue stalls
f
FIELD
OF D
REAM
ERS: Ja
cko,W
at
A new deal Vlad can bank on
ty, Ch
alky? W
hat’s a
ll this
then?
See p9
George Foulkes.
VLADIMIR Romanov has splashed out be in need of temporary accommodation.
£20m buying the former Royal Bank of A spokesman for the Lithuanian said:
FANS’ favourite Julien Brellier was
Scotland HQ at Edinburgh’s prestigious “The deal reinforces Mr Romanov’s long-
scheduled to leave Hearts on Friday
St Andrew’s Square and West Register term plan for a significant presence in
after the club failed to offer what the
Street. Edinburgh and follows the major
Frenchman felt was a fitting contract.
His plans for the building are as yet investment in Heart of Midlothian and the
Hearts revealed this week they had
unclear, but suggestions being bandied substantial commitment involved in
around so far include a plush new hotel the redevelopment of Tynecastle.”
made what they described as an
or additional premises for the Ukio He added the listed building needed
“improved” offer to the player, but
Bankas empire. major refurbishment work carried out,
Le Juge turned it down, and has Should the rebuilding of Tynecastle get but that Mr Romanov was “proud” to be
reportedly now played his last game the go-ahead, Hearts office staff may also custodian of the historic premises.
for the club.
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