Date: 27th January 2016 at 9:13am
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With press speculation suggesting that Chesterfield had accepted an offer that would take Sam Morsy from us this January window, chief executive Chris Turner has rubbished the reports saying no bid has come in for the player.

With speculation worsening after what was deemed a fairwell speech by the player following the loss to Millwall to guests in the DCJ Group Spires Restaurant following his man of the match win on the day for his performance, Turner took to the Official Site to explain that exit talk was very premature because Chesterfield hadn’t even had to decide on an offer – because one didn’t exist.

‘I was disappointed to hear that Sam had made comments which suggested that he was on the move. Yes, there has been an enquiry from another League One club, but we have yet to receive an offer from them. Until we receive an offer that matches our valuation of Sam, he will remain a Chesterfield player.’

Turner added that with Morsy out of contract this summer, attempts were made to secure him to a longer deal but the player has made his mind up to move on, but if no suitable offer comes in, the club don’t have to make a decision.

‘Sam will be out of contract in the summer and we have made attempts to secure him on a new deal, but he has made it clear that he would like to move. It is now a case of seeing whether a suitable deal can be agreed with another club or if Sam remains with us until the end of the season. I can assure our fans that our decision will be made, as always, in the best interests of the club. We only want players who are committed to the club and we will not stand in the way of any player who does not want to play for us.’


‘Sam has made a valuable contribution during his time at the club and he will leave with our best wishes, whether it is during this transfer window or when he is a free agent at the end of the season.’

Striker Armand Gnanduillet has departed the Proact though, as he signed a permanent deal with League Two side Leyton Orient ahead of the weekend’s action.

Having joined us following a successful trial back in 2013, the Ivorian scored ten times in 84 league appearances for us and was part of the side that lifted the League Two trophy back in 2013-14.

He makes the move for an undisclosed fee, and Turner was quoted as saying.

‘Armand always gave his best for Chesterfield and we saw on several occasions the qualities he can bring onto the field. There was interest from a number of clubs for Armand and we felt it was right to allow him to leave as we were unable to guarantee him first team football. We wish Armand all the best in his career and thank him for his efforts with our club.’

Teenage striker Jake Orrell has also departed, but the 18 year old has made the loan move to Derbyshire side Matlock Town.

He joined in the summer following a successful trial spell, having impressed whilst with Gateshead last year. A good pre season and performances in the reserve side saw him offered a contract and he made his debut in the Capital One Cup game against Carlisle United, where he provided the assist for Mani Dieseruvwe’s goal.

The youth loan at the Northern Premier League Division side expires on February 20.

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