Date: 8th June 2015 at 11:35am
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Chris Hughton knows that Tony Bloom has made funds available for him this summer, as we seek to achieve Bloom’s aim of getting back into the promotion mix next season to put this disappointing campaign behind us, but he knows he’s got to spend wisely.

Hughton’s told the Argus that he’s well aware of the FFP limitations, which he welcomes, so he’s warned people not to expect us to be ‘splashing out willy-nilly’ for players.

Those that will represent the best business, and best help us achieve our goals, will be the ones we go for.

‘Yes, there are funds available. What I am conscious of and what we have to be conscious of as a club is Financial Fair Play.

‘We also have to be conscious that in anything we do we want value-for-money. I don’t think it’s right and appropriate that you are splashing out willy-nilly.

‘It has to be done in a structured way and a value-for-money way but there are funds available and it’s about how we can use them.’

Among those being most strongly linked is Iran international Alireza Jahanbakhsh, with reports claiming that a bid of £1.4m has been accepted by NEC Nijmegen with his signing close to completion?

Not only does Hughton want the best value for money players he’s also aware that sometimes what the players are asking can be the downfall of deals so we’ll not give them more than we feel is fair, let alone pay more than we want.

‘Unfortunately in this day and age sometimes players you might want to get are outside of those parameters. We have to make sure we get the right players within the parameters.’

Whatever deals we do will, ideally, be done sooner rather than later but if it takes longer to bring in the right players so be it!

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