Premiership vultures circle for Jarvis

Last updated : 11 January 2007 By Simon Head
Jarvis: attracting Premiership interest
The 20-year-old winger has attracted rave reviews over tha last couple of seasons, and Priestfield has seen a plethora of scouts attending gills matches to watch Matty in action. Now the transfer window is open, the possibility of a club making a move appears to be growing stronger by the day.

So far, Plymouth Argyle are the only club to have made a firm bid, with Ian Holloway reportedly making a £500,000 bid for Jarvis just before the transfer window opened.

But the club rejected Plymouth's bid out of hand - and now it appears Matty may be attracting genuine interest from the Premiership.

Scouts from Charlton, Watford, Newcastle Tottenham and Arsenal have been thought to have attanded matches at Priestfield this season - and the latest stories appear to be linking Watford with a move for the Middlesbrough-born winger.

Reports in the Daily Mirror suggest Hornets boss Aidy Boothroyd may be preparing a substantial bid for Jarvis, who is reportedly valued at around £1.5m by Gills chairman Paul Scally.

The news may also alert the likes of Charlton, who have monitored Jarvis' progress for a number of weeks.

So far, no firm bids have been made for Jarvis since the transfer window opened - and Gills fans will be hoping that the winger, who has been the Gills' most potent attacking threat for the last two seasons, will stay at Priestfield at least until the end of the season.

Rumours will doubtless continue to circulate throughout the duration of the transfer window - and we'll report any developments as they happen.