Foxes' £3m bid for Everton striker Beckford is rebuffed
Thursday 18 August 2011
Everton have rejected what is understood to be a bid of £3m from Leicester City for the striker Jermaine Beckford.
Sven Goran Eriksson, the Leicester manager, turned to Beckford after his attempts to sign Robbie Keane floundered – the former Spurs forward preferring the west coast of America to the East Midlands.
Beckford, 27, signed a four-year deal after arriving at Everton last season on a free transfer from Leeds. He was joint top scorer with Louis Saha on 10 goals in 38 matches last term. Eriksson is expected to return with a higher bid.
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