Doncaster Rovers set to keep star duo

Doncaster forward Billy Sharp has snubbed a move to Championship rivals Leicester, according to manager Dean Saunders; however it is still unsure if El-Hadji Diouf will be staying at the club.

Rovers are currently within the relegation scrap, but were able to outplay promotion chasers Cardiff; despite this they were only able to secure a goalless draw, which leaves just Coventry underneath them in the League table.

In a post-match interview, Saunders was asked about the futures of key duo Sharp and Diouf, with the pair attracting a range of interest from other Championship clubs.

Even though Saunders confirmed that Sharp had rejected a move to the King Power Stadium, he admitted that a move elsewhere could still happen for both of their star men.

“As far as I know Billy will be staying with us until the end of the season. That’s a great boost for everybody,” he said.
“If he can win us six or seven games between now and the end of the season it’s worth millions to the club. And if he gets six or seven winners he’ll probably be worth £3.5million and have Premier League clubs looking at him.

Saunders continued to say; “We’ve tried everything to make him stay and I’m pleased he is staying. He’s indicated to me he’s not going to Leicester but somebody else might come knocking.

“There’s a clause in his contract and if someone hits it – if Manchester United come in for him tomorrow – I’m sure he’ll change his mind.

“Diouf hasn’t signed yet but I’m working on it. I’ve tried my best. Last year he was earning 10 times what he’s earning here and that’s a little bit of a problem but the main thing is he wants to be here, he wants to be part of it.” He added.

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