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CEO Disappointed at Cooper Valuation Claim

31 July 2014

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Spireites chief executive Chris Turner says he is disappointed at claims made by Leeds United that the club's valuation of Liam Cooper is too high.

Leeds head coach Dave Hockaday insisted that they had ended their interest in Cooper after having two offers turned down, adding that Chesterfield "want too much" for the 22-year-old central defender.

But Turner believes that the club's asking price is fair for a player of Cooper's ability and potential. He said: "Liam is an outstanding young player who has blossomed under the guidance of Paul Cook and his coaching staff. 

"Young left-footed centre-backs with the ability Liam has are something of a rarity in the game and we quoted a fee that reflected that. We are not prepared to let one of our key players leave for a cut-price fee and I am disappointed to hear Dave Hockaday say that the fee we quoted was too high."

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