Leeds United and Rangers set to miss out on Dundee striker Greg Stewart

Dundee's Greg Stewart (R) in action with Celtic's Adam Matthews

Dundee managing director John Nelms reveals his stance on striker Greg Stewart.

 Dundee United's Aidan Connolly (R) in action with Dundee's Greg Stewart

Dundee managing director John Nelms has told the Evening Telegraph that he will not be looking to sell Leeds United and Rangers target Greg Stewart this summer.

Stewart enjoyed a very productive campaign with Dundee last season, scoring 11 goals as well as providing 15 assists in all competitions and his contribution proved to be crucial in helping the Dark Blues avoid relegation quite comfortably.

Stewart’s exploits have unsurprisingly caught the attention of a number of clubs and with the striker entering the final year of his contract it was believed that he would be leaving Dens Park this summer.

Dundee United's Ryan McGowan (L) in action with Dundee's Greg Stewart

Championship club Leeds United and recently promoted Scottish Premier League sides Rangers have been mentioned as the two most likely destinations for Stewart and Dundee seemed to be bracing themselves to lose their star man. 

Surprisingly though Dundee managing director John Nelms has gone on to address the future of Stewart and has stated that the club will not look to part with the 26-year-old this summer, even if it means losing him for nothing next season.

Nelms told the Evening Telegraph: “We don’t want to sell any of our players — that includes Greg. The rumours are rife at the moment. We can’t prevent that. For us, now, as it does at any time in our business, a deal has to tick many boxes.

Dundee's Greg Stewart scoring their first goal

“It has to be right for the player. It has to be right for the team. It has to be right for the organisation. And it also has to hit a number of other criteria linked to those three. If it does, then that is fine.

“It will never be the case that we want to tick one box by putting ‘x’ amount of pounds in the bank. That doesn’t always mean it’s right to sell. We would rather keep a player, entertain our fans and climb up the table than make a quick couple of hundred thousand pounds.”

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