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Soccer News of Monday, 24 August 2015


Copenhagen debunk Amartey sale reports

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Danish giants FC Copenhagen have swiftly rejected claims of entering fresh negotiations to sell Ghana's Daniel Amartey.

The versatile youngster has been courted by several clubs this summer with Leicester City and Olympique Marseille said to be very keen on landing him.

Reports in the Danish media had claimed a bidding war between the two sides over the past week with Leicester officials said to have even arrived to negotiate a purchase but Copenhagen director Anders Hørsholt has refuted the rumours that talks of the sale of the Ghana international is under way.

"We have not received any bids for Daniel Amartey since one was rejected earlier in the summer," he said to the club's website.

Leicester, who were reported to have had an initial £4.5 million bid rejected, are said to have upped their offer by a million pounds with Marseille hoping to close the deal for a fee around €6 million.

Despite his denial, Hørsholt further stated that FC Copenhagen could be forced to sell should the club receive an attractive offer for the former Djurgarden defender.

"Should there be one that is attractive enough, then we will evaluate what is best for FC Copenhagen and will announce this via the usual procedure," Anders Hørsholt added.

Amartey has been out on suspension after receiving a straight red card in Copenhagen's stalemate with Nordsjaelland on August 9.