"We have made offers for players this year," the chairman stated to The Sentinel. "On Nathan Redmond, we were prepared to pay money.
"The point I'm making is simply that we were prepared to spend money, but the club wasn't prepared to sell.
"We also met Liverpool's asking price on Assaidi. That deal fell down on personal terms.
"Moses has then come along and so now we have got a different sort of deal."
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