Date: 10th January 2009 at 7:14pm
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Vauxhall Motors have today released an official statement regarding the Chester City / Paul Taylor affair.

Published on the club’s official website, the statement reads…

‘For several months now, we have been attempting to obtain monies due from Chester City F.C. in respect of the agreed loan and transfer of Paul Taylor with little success. In the first place, it must be appreciated that the six-month loan was only instigated at the request of Steve Vaughan, chairman of Chester City, simply because his club did not have the necessary funds at the time to complete the players transfer to the Deva Stadium.

‘After much confusion on the part of Chester City, they belatedly paid our club for the first loan period of August, but we have not received any further payments, some of which are now three months overdue.

‘This is despite the fact the Football Association have ruled that the player remained on loan to Chester City and as such all monthly invoices need to be settled. Indeed, the F.A. have written a number of letters to Chester on this subject, but at no time have we had any further contact with them.

‘Throughout this matter, Chester City have acted in a most unprofessional manner. Vauxhall chairman Alan Bartlam stated ‘We believe that Chester City have indicated they would like to discuss this situation, but there is nothing to discuss. We agreed to their contract terms, they drew up all the paperwork and it is clear that there is no ‘get out clause’. They simply need to clear all outstanding invoices to avoid this matter getting out of hand.’

Chester City remain under a football league transfer embargo.