posted on Jul, 17 2003 @ 10:58 AM
Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe has admitted that Wayne Bridge will hold the key as to whether he wants to join Chelsea.
Lowe did not actually confirm or deny whether Chelsea had made a second bid, believed to be around £7m, after their original offer of £6m had been
turned down by Saints last week.
However, it is understood that Chelsea's new owner Ramon Abramovich has given the green light to raise the bid to secure the England international
The Southampton board must now consider whether to accept an improved offer and, if they do, it would be up to Bridge to decide whether to join
Lowe told the Daily Echo: "If and when anything happens, we will let you know. At the moment, there is nothing to report.
"Ultimately, it will be the player who decides if he wants to go."