Wages ruin Whitbread switch

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Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has revealed that a deal for Millwall defender Zak Whitbread collapsed due to the player's wage demands.

Whitbread is on the transfer list at the New Den and Posh had a bid accepted for the former Liverpool defender. However, after calling the move off, Ferguson has signed Birmingham defender Krystian Pearce on a season-long loan deal to compete with Craig Morgan and Gabriel Zakuani.

Ferguson told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph: "We did have contact with Millwall and I understand we had a bid accepted. We spoke with the player, but we won't be going ahead with the deal because his wage demands were too high."

He added: "There is no doubt that Zak is a quality player, but it's not now a position we need cover for.

"Gaby and Craig showed their worth last season, while Krystian is an exciting prospect."

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Peterborough United
Craig Morgan
Darren Ferguson
Gabriel Zakuani
Krystian Pearce
Zak Whitbread
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