"I know exactly where that has come from I was sat in Tallinn with Nick Hammond and one of our scouts [last week]," McDermott recalled to Getreading.
"We were introduced to an Italian agent and we said hello. We started talking about numerous players and he said, 'I can get you Inzaghi.' I said, 'Okay, that's good, he's old isn't he?'
"I told him that we wouldn't be going down that road and I was happy with the players that I have and we carried on talking.
"That translated as, 'we've offered him a contract worth about £960,000'."