Posh make a move for new goalkeeper
POSH boss Darren Ferguson has revealed a new transfer development at London Road.
Ferguson confirmed the city club have made a bid for a new goalkeeper but he declined to reveal the identity of his shot-stopping target.
Posh need to draft in a keeper as a matter of priority with three-time promotion winner Joe Lewis having departed following the expiry of his contract and last season’s number one Paul Jones yet to accept a new deal.
Ferguson said: “We have made a bid for a goalkeeper so we will wait and see what happens there.
“We have been negotiating with Paul for a good while and nothing has happened on that front so far, but I’m not in the least bit worried about the situation.”
Posh have been linked with young Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos - a man who had a one-match loan spell with the club in 2009 - and recently released Cardiff man Tom Heaton.
There has also been plenty of speculation surrounding possible suitors for Taylor and other transfer-listed players including George Boyd, Mark Little and Grant McCann. Little has attracted the sole actual bid so far - it came from League Two side Rotherham and was rejected.
Ferguson added: “George and especially Paul are attracting a lot of enquiries but I’m not aware of anything more at this stage.
“Obviously I do tend to stay out of the process though and leave it to Barry Fry and the chairman to handle until being given the final decision on whether or not we accept an offer for a player.
“I’m not particularly surprised that there hasn’t been anything concrete so far. Every summer turns into a game of Russian Roulette where clubs and players often tend to be reluctant to make a move too soon.
“I expect things to develop following the annual chairman’s conference next week as it has done in previous years.
“But the fact there haven’t been bids for the players made available doesn’t affect who we’re trying to bring in. We have our targets and we are going after them regardless of whether the likes of George, Paul and Grant are here or not.
“We have the money available and the chairman wants to spend it. I’ll back my judgement by identifying the right players to bring in.
“We had done a deal with Fleetwood for Jamie Vardy before he chose to go to Leicester so that shows we are not afraid to pay big transfer fees if we feel it is the right thing to do.”
POSH chairman Darragh Macanthony has denied that the club are interested in Bristol Rovers winger Mustapha Carayol.
JOE Lewis is due to travel to the Welsh capital today to rubberstamp his free-transfer switch to Cardiff. It is thought he has been offered a four-year deal by Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay.
POSH midfield target Michael Jacobs of Northampton is understood to have been the subject of a bid from fellow Championship club Derby County yesterday.
BID REJECTED: For Posh defender Mark Little (left) from Rotherham.