Blackpool boss Holloway reveals Southampton bid for Phillips

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway insists Matt Phillips is staying. Holloway admitted Phillips had been the subject of a £5million bid from Premier League Southampton.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway insists Matt Phillips is staying.

Holloway admitted Phillips had been the subject of a £5million bid from Premier League Southampton.

"I just want to keep the players I have here now," he said.

"What we do we do together. We had a meeting about the Matt Phillips situation yesterday.

"The situation was so public I couldn't lie to my players and tell them otherwise. He has handed in a transfer request but that means nothing.

"They [Southampton] have offered £5 million but we don't need the money. So what can they do? The player is on a contract and he's signed it.

"The lad [Phillips] is very disappointed and he is very stubborn and he didn't feel he could play today."

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