Furious Blackpool report Southampton over 'illegal' approach for star Phillips
21:30 GMT, 10 August 2012
Prized asset: Blackpool winger Matt Phillips
Blackpool have reported Southampton to the Premier League, the Football League and FA over an alleged illegal approach for winger Matt Phillips.
Manager Ian Holloway is furious amid claims Southampton contacted the player’s agent without making an official approach to Blackpool.
Holloway said: 'Someone has made an illegal approach for him and we can prove it. I’m not very happy about it and the Football League and the Premier League will be informed about it.'
Blackpool are also believed to considering action against the player's representative. Despite interest from Everton, Wigan and Swansea there has been no formal offer for Phillips.
Blackpool have held talks with QPR striker DJ Campbell but cannot agree personal terms. Holloway said: 'We are as close to re-signing DJ Campbell as me wearing high heels and calling myself Sheila.'
Blackpool are giving a trial to Preston duo Danny Mayor and Jamie Proctor in their friendly with Newcastle today.