Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, Blackpool manager Simon Grayson has said the club are hoping for positive news soon regarding the contract situation of defender Curtis Tilt, who has been attracting transfer attention over the course of the summer.

Fellow League One side Rotherham United were interested in signing Curtis Tilt from Blackpool earlier this summer after they allowed Semi Ajayi to make a fast return to the Championship in a permanent switch to West Brom.

Blackpool have been able to fend off interest in Tilt and are standing firm in their position regarding the star defender. However, the Tangerines are yet to make a breakthrough regarding his contract.

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With his contract up at the end of the season and clubs having held interest, Blackpool are keen to see Tilt put pen to paper on a new contract soon. Speaking about the ongoing talks, Blackpool boss Simon Grayson has said it has been the “longest-running saga in the world”.

“Things are moving on, things are progressing, but it’s been the longest-running saga in the world,” Grayson said.

“Hopefully we have some positive news soon. Will we or will we not? I don’t know. There’s no issues as far as I’m aware, it’s just things that happen in players’ contracts. A player wants this, the club wants that, and somewhere down the line you find a compromise.”

The 28-year-old has continued to star for Blackpool throughout their impressive start to the new season, helping Grayson’s side to three wins and one draw from four League One games so far.


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