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Alex set to lose out on striker

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Crewe Alexandra appear set to lose out in their quest to re-sign striker Billy Bodin from Swindon Town.

The 20-year-old forward is poised to join Torquay United according to reports after the League Two club increased their original offer.

The Gulls had already seen an opening bid of around 40,000 rejected last week but the two clubs are understood to be close to settling upon a fee nearer to 70,000.

Bodin spent a spell on loan at Plainmoor last season before eventually finishing the campaign on a similar deal at Crewe.

He was subsequently offered new terms with the Robins, but after appearing surplus to requirements last term had already created interest from a number of other clubs.

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Date:Monday July 2 2012

Time: 10:42AM

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