Chisholm: Dundee pulled out of Bob Harris deal in bid to dodge taxman
AXED Gordon Chisholm last night claimed Dundee ditched a deal to sign Bob Harris because they were afraid of alerting the taxman to Calum Melville's money.
The departed Dens Park boss made the astonishing claim just days after leaving the crisis-hit club.
Dundee plunged into administration on Friday with debts of £2million. But in August they were set to sign Harris from Queen of the South until chief executive Harry MacLean told Chisholm the deal was off for fear they would alert the tax authorities who they now owe £420,000 in an unpaid bill.
Chis said: "I'd spoken to Calum and he said, 'Just do the deal'.
But then Harry told me the deal was off. He said, 'We've got to meet the taxman next month. If Calum is seen to be buying players the taxman will want his money in full'."
Harry MacLean refused to comment when we contacted him last night.
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