City: Hands off Nicky

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Bristol City have not received any offers for Nicky Maynard and the striker is not for sale, according to Robins chairman Colin Sexstone.

A delay in the 24-year-old signing a new deal has fuelled speculation that City might decide to cash in rather than risk him leaving for nothing when his current contract expires at the end of next season. Maynard, who has scored 38 goals since signing from Crewe for a club-record £2.25million in July 2008, has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs while Championship rivals Leicester are thought to be monitoring his situation.

"I can state quite categorically that we have not received any bids from rival clubs for Nicky Maynard," Sexstone told the Evening Post.

he added: "I have not taken a single phone call about Nicky and nor has our manager, Keith Millen. There is always going to be speculation about players like Nicky, but I can assure our supporters he is not for sale.

"He is our main goal-scorer and, as such, is an important part of what we are trying to build here. Despite what is being said in some sections of the media, we would not be willing sellers.

"As far as we are concerned, Nicky has a year to run on his contract and is going nowhere.

"We have offered him what we consider a very good contract and we remain confident he will sign it."

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