Unconfirmed rumours have stated that controversial Roland aide Thomas Driesen wrote the initial contract offer to Lee Bowyer. The new contract was due to be sent to Bowyer on Monday and there has been radio silence, it is claimed.
Driesen has stated in the past, 'Managers should not get the final say on transfers. Its not that they don't have the quality of scouting, they just don't have the time to do it thoroughly. They are focused on a million other things, they make irrational decisions. There are exceptions though, 1 in 10.'
It was evident that Driesen did not think that Chris Powell qualified as one of the exceptions.