Trio tracking Richards
Race is on for Vale striker
Last Updated: July 28, 2008 6:13pm
Richards: In demand
Port Vale have confirmed that three clubs are chasing striker Marc Richards.
The 26-year-old scored five goals in 19 starts last season, but was unable to prevent the Valiants slipping into League Two.
Lee Sinnott confirmed that he faces a battle to retain the services of the former Barnsley forward, but insists that he will not give up without a fight.
"He is a Port Vale player and we want him to stay," he told the club's official website.
"We have a game against Doncaster on Tuesday night and we just want to concentrate on that.
"Whatever happens after that we will have to wait and see over the next few days."
Cheltenham have been confirmed as one of the sides interested in Richards and are believed to be the only club yet to make an official approach.
The Robins are in the market for a striker after selling Steven Gillespie and missing out to Bradford in the race for Michael Boulding.
However, Port Vale chairman Bill Bratt revealed that the club are yet to accept a bid for Richards and have not entered into discussions with Cheltenham.
"Three clubs have shown an interest in Marc," he said.
"One of the three, Cheltenham Town, have made an offer but that hasn't transpired any further at the moment."