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Poyet is ready to get moving - at Albion
Gus Poyet was last night anticipating a key month of recruitment for Albion as the latest squall of speculation linking him to the Premier League showed signs of abating.
Poyet believes the transfer market will spring into life in June as clubs and players sort out contractual issues.
And he shrugged off suggestions that he could be wheeling and dealing on behalf of Swansea City, having been favourite to take over at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Swansea were last night given permission to talk to Wigan assistant manager Graeme Jones, who previously filled the same role for them alongside Roberto Martinez.
Poyet is believed to have been on Swans’ shortlist to replace Brendan Rodgers, who is heading to Liverpool.
As is club policy, Albion have declined to comment on suggestions that another club were reportedly keen on their manager.
However they are not believed to be particularly worried about the situation.
Poyet, meanwhile, has his sights set on preparing his Seagulls squad for the Championship.
He has yet to make a signing in the current close-season and said: “There are too many things going on at the moment with too many clubs.
“Things happen with players who have got options and they need to negotiate but we will see.
“I’m okay, I’m not bothered. It’s expected.
“Sometimes you get the option to sign two or three straight away and sometimes you need to wait.
“At the moment we are okay. We are coming into June and normally in June everything starts moving.
“Not many people are signing anywhere yet.”
Poyet is likely to be linked with the seemingly imminent vacancy at Norwich City, who look likely to lose Paul Lambert to Aston Villa.
Ian Holloway at Blackpool could come into the running for the Carrow Road position having, like Poyet, been an early pacesetter in the betting for the Swansea job.
Holloway is keen to get back into the top flight and it is believed Blackpool would not stand in his way if an offer came in.
Poyet is currently in South America but, asked if he was aware he had been the bookies’ fancy to move to Swansea, replied: “I know everything that’s going on in football.”
He added: “Nothing has changed in my life. I am in Uruguay relaxing with my family.”