PHIL Parkinson has said it would be “crazy” to sell star striker Gary Madine.

The Wanderers boss confirmed more than one bid has been rejected from one un-named club, understood to be Cardiff City, over the last seven days.

But with other Championship sides circling, including relegation rivals Sunderland, Parkinson is convinced the Macron is the right place for the 27-year-old, who has scored nine goals this season.

“Bids have been offered by a club but the chairman and myself really want to keep Gaz,” he said. “I feel he wants to stay with us and that he’s developing as a player.

“He is getting better all the time and we’re pleased with his progress.

“As I have said in all my press conferences over the last few weeks, I really think it would be crazy to sell one of our best players.”

  • Read more on Madine and his situation at Wanderers in tomorrow’s edition of The Bolton News.