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Pay rider sinks Duff move to Spurs

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By Mihir Bose

(Filed: 27/07/2006)

 

Why did Damien Duff not move to Tottenham when Martin Jol was keen and the price of £5 million well within the club's range?

 

I am told that Duff was not that keen but, more importantly, the stumbling block was a condition Tottenham tried to impose on the deal. With Duff earning about £70,000 a week and Tottenham's wage ceiling being around £45,000 a week, chairman Daniel Levy suggested that Chelsea pay the difference between Duff's salary at Stamford Bridge and what he would earn at White Hart Lane. In other words Chelsea would continue paying Duff about £20,000 a week.

 

This was similar to Levy's proposal last year when, following Chelsea's poaching of football director Frank Arnesen, Levy met the West London club to discuss compensation.

 

Part of the package demanded by Tottenham was the transfer of Scott Parker to White Hart Lane with Chelsea paying his wage bill. Chelsea refused. Parker moved to Newcastle and exactly the same thing has now happened with Duff.

 

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtm...27/sfnbos27.xml

 

That's certain to cheer the yids fans up, no end! :lol:

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Is Levy mental though? Does he think that Chelsea should be persecuted for ever more for poaching Arnesen ffs?

 

Parky would have a thing or two to say about this. :lol:

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