Goncalves case rumbles on

Last updated : 11 February 2010

Hearts manager Jim Jeffries is still in a contract wrangle with defender Jose Goncalves. The 24-year-old has yet to decide whether or not he wants to accept a contract offer from the club, and was left out of Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat at Celtic as a result. "I was really, really confident on Tuesday night," the Tynecastle boss said. "I had expected it all to go through so I felt a bit let down. "That shows how difficult it is but I am not giving up hope. I was speaking to him until nine o'clock on Tuesday night, after a day at training and I thought we were very close. "I was on the phone since I got up on Wednesday morning until we left and I have been in constant contact with him. "I am trying to understand why he is not signing. The club have made him a tremendous offer and the only loser is Jose, he is the one putting himself out the team."

Source: PA

Source: PA

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