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Bordeaux strapped for cash

Bordeaux strapped for cash
By Eurosport

27/07/2007 at 15:05Updated

New Bordeaux manager Laurent Blanc will be restricted to one signing only this summer by the club's chairman Jean-Louis Triaud.

"We will sort out the case for a central defender," Triaud told L'Equipe.

"But that's all. Don't forget our non-qualification for the Champions League deprived us of almost 20 million euros (£13.4million)."

Bordeaux narrowly missed out on a Champions League spot, finishing sixth in Ligue 1 last season.

"I have still not swallowed the match we lost at home against Nantes. With three more points we would be in the Champions League and that would have changed everything, most notably about the reinforcements," added Triaud.

Blanc will be disappointed by his tiny transfer kitty, after palnning a major revamp of his new squad. The ex-Manchester United defender replaced Ricardo as Bordeaux head coach in June.

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