HEREFORD United Director of Football Graham Turner has scotched suggestions that winger Paul Parry is poised for a big-money move.

Newspaper stories have linked the 19-year-old to a potential £300,000 transfer, with Premiership giants Liverpool and Leicester City believed to be interested.

Turner is also reported to have rejected a "substantial" offer from a First Division club for Parry, who has been hot property since his televised FA Cup displays against Leicester earlier this season.

But Turner says that stories are being resurrected which are around three months old, and that no firm offers have yet been received by the club for the player.

He said: "We have been watched on a regular basis by many clubs this season, but we have no idea what people think of him.

"I don't know what will happen, but it would not surprise me to see Paul Parry

still here next season. Even the offer they were talking about was very tentative.

"We would only want him to move if it would further his career."

Leicester, of course, had first-hand experience of Parry's qualities during their FA Cup meetings.

The former Bristol City trainee hit the post with a shot after a sparkling run in the first meeting at Edgar Street, and then crossed for Paul Fewings to head the Bulls into the lead in the Filbert Street replay, which Leicester only won 2-1 after extra time.

Parry, along with midfielder Gavin Williams and defender Tony James, signed a two-year extension to his contract earlier this year.

Williams is believed to be interesting Second Division Luton Town, while James is interesting several Nationwide League clubs.