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Monday, July 17, 2006

QPR Chairman Giannai Paladini Again Categorically Assures: Shittu Definitely Stays if Less than £3 Million

BBC QPR hold out for £3m Shittu offer

Shittu is a target for Watford
QPR chairman Gianni Paladini insists his club will not accept less than £3m for defender Danny Shittu.

Watford have had a bid for the giant centre-back rejected, while Leeds and West Brom have shown an interest.

Shittu, 25, has a clause in his contract allowing him to speak to any club that offers £3m for him.

And Paladini said: "There is no way whatsoever we will accept any less than that. There is absolutely no chance he will leave for less. No chance at all."

Shittu moved to Loftus Road from Charlton in 2002 in a £350,000 deal funded by QPR fans Matthew and Alex Winton.

He has since made 162 league appearances and is a firm favourite among supporters.

"I don't want him to go," Paladini added.

"We're building a team and brought in Damion Stewart to play alongside him and we think those two will be a good combination.

"I think he is worth more than £3m but because of the contract, there's nothing I can do if somebody offers us that.

"Joleon Lescott went for £5m and Claude Davis went for £2.5m. Danny is a better defender than both of them.

"Danny Shittu will definitely stay here unless someone offers £3m. It's as simple as that."


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