Allardyce told the People: “I don’t know if there is a buy-back clause and what that figure might be if it even exists. But my real big worry is that Manchester United will come back to buy him.
“Look at what happened when Chris Smalling played a handful of games for Fulham – United jumped in with £10million. Then there was Phil Jones when I was at Blackburn – that’s what you are up against.”
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