Barnsley boss Simon Davey has revealed he is considering a new offer to sell winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce - with the bid amounting to £1,000,000. The Welshman has already turned down two offers for the sought-after winger, but is believed to be considering a new seven-figure bid.

It is believed fellow Championship club Reading are the front-runners to sign the winger or midfielder, although another club are also rumoured to be keen to secure the player's signature.

Campbell-Ryce signed for the Reds in August 2007 from League One side Southend United for £175,000.

Following a string of impressive performances last season, he was rewarded with a new deal to stay at Oakwell.

The 25-year-old Jamaican international put pen to paper in October last year and signed a new three-year deal to stay with the club until 2011.

But the possibility of selling the player on for more than five times what he paid for him may prove to be too tempting for Davey.

"When you get bids of this size, it's a big temptation. Sometimes you have to deal with losing players," said Davey.

"I hope he stays but I have to be realistic and there's a chance he may leave."

The former Charlton Athletic and Rotherham United player has scored five goals this season.

He was initially on loan in this area at Chesterfield in 2004 before joining Rotherham permanently whom he left for Southend in a drawn out and controversial transfer which saw him prevented from playing for several months.

The Star, 17th January 2009
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