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Wray dismisses Kewell link
INTERIM-CHAIRMAN Jeremy Wray has rubbished reports linking Swindon Town with a move to sign former Leeds United and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell.
The high-profile Australian has been a free agent since leaving Melbourne Victory in his homeland last season, and is believed to be keen on a return to England for family reasons having also spent three years with Turkish side Galatasaray.
The 33-year-old was also linked to Championship side Blackburn Rovers before a proposed deal fell through, and Middlesbrough have also been mentioned in connection with the player.
Town boss Paolo Di Canio has turned his attention to youth this summer to bring in strikers James Collins and Andy Williams, and Wray told the Advertiser there had been no discussions about bringing the former PFA Young Player of the Year to the County Ground.
“There is nothing at all in it, no association at all,” he said.
“I have seen the rumours but there is nothing in them, the first I saw about it was in the media.”
Town are continuing their pursuit of Tottenham midfielder John Bostock and are also looking to reduce their wage bill over the coming weeks, and Wray believes there could be some movement in the next seven days.
“There could well be things happening this week, but I am not sure in what order, although we are working on it at the moment,” he said.
One player who is edging closer to a move away from the County Ground is striker Alan Connell, although the Advertiser understands there is little truth in the rumours linking the 29-year-old to League Two side Plymouth Argyle, who are managed by Connell’s former Bournemouth teammate Carl Fletcher.