GREENACRE RUMOUR/WHITE NEW DEAL
Luton Town boss Joe Kinnear has strongly denied rumours that suggested he was planning to put in a bid of £1million for Chris Greenacre.
Greenacre, 24, scored a massive 28 goals this season to propel his club to promotion but with his contract expiring in the summer he has attracted considerable interest from several clubs.
At Christmas, Kinnear had mounted an unsuccessful bid to sign the striker for £300,000 and a story in a national tabloid had linked him again - but this time for a seven-figure sum.
But Kinnear scoffed at the rumours that he would pay out such fortunes because the out-of-contract Greenacre would be a free transfer.
He also confirmed that he has not spoken to Mansfield since the offer, suggesting that his name had been dropped in by agents looking to increase the profile of their client.
Striker Andy White is to be rewarded with a new improved deal, despite still having a year left on his current contract.
Talks have begun to tie the 20-year-old to Field Mill, after he ended the season with some big-hearted performances, including that crucial winning goal against promotion rivals Cheltenham Town.
Boss Stuart Watkiss said: "Even though, overall, Andy had an up and down season, he started and ended it well and he showed near the end that he can be awesome at this level and an absolute nightmare for centre-halves to play against.
"He always shows a great attitude and deserves a new deal. I am eager to get something sorted out for him."
With Chris Greenacre more than likely to leave the club and Shayne Bradley in talks over a move, White and Danny Bacon are the currently the only strikers on the club's books, although moves are afoot to bring in extra troops.
York City's on-loan Sunderland hitman Michael Proctor remains top of the wanted list though finances are currently prohibitive at Field Mill.
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