Gulls gunning for Bodin boost
Last Updated: June 14, 2012 1:29pm
Bodin: Set for switch
Torquay are interested in Swindon's Billy Bodin, once midfielder Eunan O'Kane completes his protracted move to Crawley Town.
Crawley have triggered a release clause in O'Kane's contract allowing them to hold talks with the former Everton trainee and Gulls boss Martin Ling wants to reinvest the money from his sale for a move for Bodin.
He told BBC Sport: "At this moment in time, with Eunan at the football club, there's probably not the money to go ahead and bid for Billy Bodin and meet his wage demands, which will be a lot higher than they were previously because there are clubs interested in him.
"If Eunan O'Kane moved on, obviously that would open up other avenues and Billy would come into the equation.
"Billy would fit the criteria as someone that would improve the football club, but at this moment in time he's out of our reach because we haven't got the money to go out and get him."
Torquay may face competition if they make their move for Bodin, who is also attracting the attentions of League One Crewe.