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RHYL SAY GAZZA DEAL NOT DEAD YET
RHYL say their hopes of signing Paul Gascoigne are still alive, despite the former England ace describing an offer of £250 a game as 'embarrassing'.
The Welsh Premier champions are adamant that no such offer has been made and that Gazza's claims are down to a 'mix-up'.
Gascoigne was reported to have said: "I just laughed when the guy offered me £250 - that wouldn't get me there in petrol."
But Lillies marketing director Doug Mortimer is confident a deal can yet be done.
"We haven't talked terms yet and we definitely did not offer him £250. It's all a big mix-up," he said.
"In our meeting with Gazza, someone said I don't think Rhyl have signed a player for more than £250 - that's where the mix-up came from.
"Our chief executive Peter Parry has spoken to Gazza's agent and the muddle has been resolved. The deal is not dead.
"The biggest attraction for Gazza is playing Champions League football," Mortimer added.
"But with our first Champions League outing on July 14 time is running out. If we sign him it will have to be before then.
"We will meet with him again when he's free."
Tickets for Rhyl's home Champions League game with Skonto Riga go on sale this week, priced £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £4 for children, and the club anticipates a 3,000 sell-out at Belle Vue.
27 June 2021
 
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