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Media pundit Townsend has no official link with Port Vale

Andy Townsend has dismissed speculation linking him with an official role at Port Vale should Harlequin Property, with whom he works as a consultant, complete an investment deal. Harlequin chairman Dave Ames revealed on Monday an agreement was close which would see the firm contribute £500,000 and become majority shareholder in the process.

But the former Norwich and Republic of Ireland international insists his media commitments mean he would not have the time for an additional position at the League Two club.

"When I met with Micky Adams after the Accrington game I told him if I saw anything of interest on my travels I would give him a shout - that's the long and short of it," Townsend told The Sentinel.

"People put two and two together but I'm so busy with broadcasting, on top of what I do with Harlequin, I hardly have a spare hour.

"I'm not being paid by Port Vale and the last thing I want to do is get involved with something that would make Micky Adams, or anybody else at the club, feel uncomfortable. But if I see anything of interest I will let him know."

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