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Footballer denies claims of £50k writ

PUBLISHED: 16:56 19 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:52 03 March 2010

TOWN star Chris Makin today denied reports that he is being sued by a bank for allegedly refusing to pay back £50,000 paid into his account by mistake.

TOWN star Chris Makin today denied reports that he is being sued by a bank for allegedly refusing to pay back £50,000 paid into his account by mistake.

But the Ipswich footballer said that there was "an ongoing situation" which was close to being resolved.

It was claimed in a Sunday newspaper that Royal Bank of Scotland has issued a writ against the Blues defender following its error last year, seeking repayment as well as interest and costs.

The 30-year-old, who lives in a luxury flat in Ipswich town centre, is said to be racking up £10 a day in interest.

One of Portman Road's big name players, he today brushed off the claim.

"It's not true but there is an ongoing situation which is close to being sorted so I can't really comment.

"It won't be a problem." he said.

A spokeswoman for Royal Bank of Scotland said she was unable to comment on the accounts of individual customers.

Manchester-born Makin has been a linchpin for the Tractor Boys' back division since joining Town two years ago in a £1.3m move from Sunderland.

After starting out at Oldham, his career has included a stint at French club Marseilles.

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