Football Spy: Lovell Exit Means the Others Can Stay - Marr
DUNDEE have agreed a pounds 190,000 deal with Leicester City for striker Steve Lovell - in order to keep the rest of Jim Duffy's squad intact.
Chief executive Peter Marr, pictured, said the Dens club had to accept the Foxes' offer to secure the futures of their other players.
The 24-year-old Englishman, who scored 15 goals last term, will move south on a three-year deal this weekend.
The fee could rise to the region of pounds 250,000 depending on the player's success and whether Leicester make it back into the Premiership.
Although Lovell's departure is a blow to Dundee, the good news is that the rest of their players, including keeper Derek Soutar, have agreed to wage cuts.
Marr concluded talks with the squad on Thursday and was given positive news from every one of Duffy's side.
Soutar, who infuriated the club last week by saying he wouldn't accept reduced terms, has now fallen into line with the rest of his team-mates.
Garry Brady, Bobby Mann and Iain Anderson have all had their contracts extended by 12 months so are now tied to the club until the summer of 2007. …