Huub's Predrag warning
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Roda JC coach Huub Stevens has confirmed he will allow Predrag Filipovic to move to PSV Eindhoven, but only if he can bring in a suitable replacement.
PSV coach Guus Hiddink has set his sights on bringing in defensive cover following the injuries to Michael Ball and Michael Reiziger.
Filipovic is his preferred choice and PSV have contacted their counterparts at Roda about the possibility of a loan deal.
The club said recently they would be prepared to sanction a move for a player who is down the pecking order in Limburg, but Stevens put a block on the move.
He is still smarting at the departure of Arouna Kone to PSV in the summer and initially said the player would not be allowed to move under any circumstances.
His stance has shifted, with Stevens saying Filipovic can head to Eindhoven provided he can secure a replacement.
"I understand the feelings of Filipovic," Stevens told AD. "But the most important thing for me is Roda JC.
"I have no problem with Filipovic moving, but he can only go if I get a suitable alternative. And at this moment that looks unlikely."