Date: 28th January 2019 at 7:23am
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has admitted that he is reacting to transfer speculation by phoning up clubs linked to players!

Most managers let speculation slip over their head until a bid is on the table but it seems that Gerrard revels in interest from other clubs in his players. Tellingly the so-called interest is in the players that he inherited and not his own star signings.

Last Tuesday the reported that OGC Nice ‘were preparing an £8m bid’ for which brought a tetchy response from the rookie boss as he prepared for defeat at .

In France no one was remotely interested in the story despite Gerrard’s quotes.

Yesterday, ahead of facing Livingston reported that may consider an £8m offer for , the figure of £8m seems popular.

They’re not looking, we made a call about it this morning and they’re not,” Gerrard explained to The Sun about Southampton’s interest.

I think there will be talk of Tav and talk of Alfredo before the window closes but the reality is there hasn’t been a respectable bid for any of our players so far.

Will one come? Possibly. I’ll have to answer the question when it does.”

Sevco’s accounts predicted a shortfall of £4m for the current season which was before Jermain Defoe and added £100,000/week to the wage bill.