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Foxes Cox Interest Proves Fleeting

Leicester City are reported to have abandoned their interest in Swindon Town striker Simon Cox.

It is unlikely that the prolific forward will remain in Wiltshire beyond July but it would appear that he will not be heading to Leicester.

The Swindon Evening Advertiser has even suggested that Leicester officials have been disappointed by Cox's lack of interest towards joining the Foxes. This probably proves Cox's intention to remain living in the Reading area.

Obviously the Swindon Town asking price is a major stumbling block for a lot of clubs - thought to be around 2.5 million. This has been subject to much bemoaning from fans of the clubs that want Cox but Town are not in a position where the club have to sell. This is a great break from the norm but one must ask that for this to be a wise move surely Town must convince Cox to sign a 1-year contract extention so Town can

1) Secure one final season

2) Not lose him on a free next summer

In 2004 Sam Parkin signed a similar deal before eventually leaving for Ipswich Town a year later.

Leeds United were very briefly linked but Fitton is not keen to sell to a rival League One club. Celtic's ended when Gordon Strachan resigned while West Brom's did when Mowbray left for Parkhead. Mowbray has thus far not renewed his interest in Cox, instead concentrating on former Baggies loanee Marc-Antoine Fortune. Fulham, QPR and Newcastle were early interested parties according to the national press while Bristol City were also recently tenously linked by the Bristol Evening Post.

The fact of the matter is that it appears Cox will remain a Town player until a Preimership or London based club comes in for him (with a bid that adhere to the asking price).

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Writer: Nellup  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 21 2009

Time: 10:31AM

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Probably it dawned on Leicester they will have to pay the true value and not some token price for Coxy.
APG_STFC
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21/06/2009 11:32:00

I wonder how much their final bid was.
Nellup
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21/06/2009 11:36:00

I think it's important to sell now or he'll be away next summer for nothing.
PooliePoolie
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21/06/2009 17:39:00

If we can keep him for another season who knows we may even go up and he may want to stay on and re sign. I think also with his age there would be some transfer fee involved so not a total loss. As we have shown so far he is not going on the cheap - and we are not now a selling club.
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