Jewell wants an end to Barnes exit rumours

December 29, 2007

Derby boss Paul Jewell has called on West Ham counterpart Alan Curbishley to end the speculation surrounding teenage star Giles Barnes.

Reports continually link Barnes with a £5million move to West Ham, yet Jewell has still had no official contact from the London club.

That led to Jewell taking the bull by the horns as he telephoned Curbishley to see if there was any truth in all the rumours.

Jewell is now waiting for Curbishley to return the call as he said: 'It's got to the stage where I called Alan to see if he wants Giles Barnes or not.

'It's getting on my nerves because there's something every few minutes, either on Sky or it's in the newspapers, yet I haven't heard anything.

'Alan hasn't got back to me yet, so I guess it's newspaper talk or agents being busy because I know him well enough that he would call me. The fact is I'm not looking to sell Giles Barnes, but what I am looking to do is to put all this talk to bed.'