Gulls boss Gary Johnson bats away rumours linking striker Danny Wright with Torquay United

Danny Wright of Cheltenham Town battles for the ball with Durrell Berry of Torquay United in Decembe

Danny Wright of Cheltenham Town battles for the ball with Durrell Berry of Torquay United in December, 2015 Photo: Tom Sandberg/Pinnacle - Photo Agency Ltd - Credit: Tom Sandberg/Pinnacle

Torquay United manager Gary Johnson has batted away speculation linking the Gulls with his former Cheltenham Town striker Danny Wright.

Ex-Histon, Cambridge United, Wrexham, Forest Green Rovers, Gateshead, Kidderminster and Cheltenham centre-forward Wright had been tipped for a move to part-time National League South club Gloucester City after a season with Solihull Moors.

He scored 17 goals for Torquay's NL Premier rivals in the curtailed 2019-2020 campaign.

But the 35-year-old 6ft 2ins tall targetman is now understood to have rejected the Gloucester option.

'I can't discuss any potential signings at this stage, whether the rumours are right or wrong,' said Johnson.

'Even if I have agreed something with somebody in any position, it's a long way from it being done - you never know who else might come in.'

Two new forwards are high on Johnson's list of summer transfer priorities in the wake of the departures of leading scorer Jamie Reid and Jared Lewington.

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On top of 15 players who have already agreed new deals, Johnson plans four or five more permanent signings plus a handful of new loan deals.

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