Spireites turn down offer for star striker

Chesterfield have turned down an offer for top goalscorer Kristian Dennis.

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 10:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 10:41 am
Chesterfield FC v Wycombe Wanderers, Kristian Dennis

League Two Port Vale bid for the striker last week, hours after he was transfer listed.

But Vale’s offer did not meet the Spireites’ valuation for a player who scored 21 goals last season.

Manager Martin Allen said: “There’s nothing new to report.

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“We had an offer from Port Vale which we deemed not enough, so that first offer has been rejected.”

Allen would like Dennis to remain at the Proact and has tabled a new contract.

But he only wants a happy Dennis in his team.

“Obviously we would all like him to stay but we also would all agree that we only want a happy Kristian Dennis.

“That’s why I gave him an opportunity to try and move and I can fully understand his thoughts and feelings.

“We have made him a fantastic offer for him to stay, which he is impressed with, but I really don’t think it’s about the money for him - he wants to be in the Football League. I understand that.

“If that doesn’t come he’s still got a year left on his contract and if he scores 25 goals for us and wins a championship we will all be happy.

“This stadium would regularly fill if we were to go and win a championship.”