RADFORD ON NAYLOR
Stags boss 'would get Naylor transfer money'
Nottingham Post, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
THE six-figure fee Mansfield Town are demanding for Tom Naylor will be ploughed back into the team should a deal go through, chairman John Radford pledged today.
The Stags are in negotiations with at least two Championship clubs – one of them Derby – who want to sign the promising 20-year-old defender.
They have already rejected bids from League One clubs Charlton and Bournemouth which were well below the asking price.
But other teams are still circling over Naylor – who is in contention for a recall at Wrexham tonight after Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Kidderminster.
Mansfield are anticipating some movement on the long-running saga this week, with manager Paul Cox keen to settle matters.
But while he will be disappointed if he loses Naylor, he will be buoyed that cash to bolster his squad would be heading his way.
"Of course any money we may get from Tom would go straight back into the team," said Radford.
"Tom is a player we would love to keep at Mansfield but he is at a stage in his career where there are a lot of clubs interested in him.
"Nothing is settled yet, but things are obviously in the pipeline."
Two key players for Mansfield have been loan signings Matt Green and Ben Futcher, with both currently scheduled to depart before the end of 2011.
Radford said he would like to see both remain at Field Mill into the New Year, but only if the price is right.
He said: "With Futcher it depends what happens at Bury (his loan expires in November), but we would like to keep them both here for the rest of the season."
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