Tommy Warrilow dismisses talk of Frannie Collins Tonbridge exit
TOMMY Warrilow has quashed rumours Havant and Waterlooville have made an approach for goal machine Frannie Collin.
The Courier understands the Hawks are on the lookout for a top striker and are willing to pay big wages to get their man.
But Angels boss Warrilow says he has not heard a thing from the south coast club.
"One hundred percent I have not heard a thing from anyone about Fran [this summer]," Warrilow said. "It was the same last season with Dartford and Sonny Miles. I don't know where these things come from. It's the same with Fran. I had a tentative enquiry from Dartford and then we have another Conference South club come in for him. That's when we sat down with Fran, spoke to him and signed the new contract.
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"Since then there's not been any interest in any of my players. I don't want to sell Fran, but yes, everyone does have a price tag. But he wouldn't go cheap. He's got the golden boot and won the Conference South player of the year award.
"If someone wants to take Frannie they'd have to prove it with a sensible offer. Look at Charlie Sheringham and Jason Prior – we know what they are going for. Jamie Vardy went for a million. I'm not going to say Fran will go for that, but teams have got to prove it with a bid."
Warrilow revealed he is in talks with a midfielder, but is unsure whether the deal will come off. If it does, it will be one in, one out because the financial situation at the club has not changed.
Other than that, the Angels boss is just waiting for pre-season to kick into action in the next few weeks. Friendlies are pretty much sorted, starting with Ebbsfleet United at home on July 14. Warrilow is still hoping to get a league club down to the Longmead for a midweek game closer to the start of the 2012/13 campaign.
He has contacted Charlton Athletic and Gillingham and is waiting to hear if they can juggle things around.
"I've told both clubs the situation we are in and need a bit of help," he said. "I've been texting every two days 'any chance, any chance?' We'll have to wait and see."