Only a '˜crazy' bid would tempt Spireites to sell Ched Evans

Only a '˜crazy' bid would tempt Chesterfield to sell Ched Evans in the January window.

Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 7:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:32 pm
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That’s the view of Ashley Carson, the man running affairs at the Proact in the wake of Dave Allen’s resignation as chairman.

Carson told the Derbyshire Times that Allen’s agreement to continue funding the club until a suitable buyer can be found means they aren’t under pressure to sell players on the cheap.

And the future of star striker Evans isn’t yet a talking point for the Spireites decision makers, who have the option of activating a second year in the player’s contract.

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Evans has found the net in each of his last two games, making it seven goals in Town colours since his summer signing.

“We’ve not really talked about it,” said Carson.

“He’s happy playing at the club and he’s grateful we gave him the opportunity. We’ve not had any discussion with regards to him leaving after Christmas.

“At some stage we will have to sit down and exercise that extra year but we’re not being put under any pressure by him, we’re not putting him under any pressure.

“We’re all keen on him getting fitter and fitter and scoring more goals and that could increase his value.

“It would have to be a crazy bid, which I don’t think will happen in January.

“He’s happy where he is.”

Carson revealed at the weekend the list of scouts watching their game against Peterborough United, from clubs like Premier League champions Leicester City and title hopefuls Manchester City.

But Allen’s commitment to continue to fund the club until he negotiates a sale takes the pressure off the Spireites ahead of the transfer window.

Regardless of the club’s finances, there’s a good chance those who expressed interest in Gboly Ariyibi earlier in the season may come back in with speculative bids.

And the form of Jay O’Shea will not have gone unnoticed, the Irishman winning League One’s Player of the Month award having fired in six goals in November.

“We’re well aware at the moment there have been a lot of scouts coming and looking at players,” said company secretary Carson.

“With the financial uncertainty we would have ended up being offered silly prices for players.

“We don’t need to do that, take any money offered.

“If we get a good bid then yes we’ll sell.”