Last updated : 12 January 2006 By United Mad
Craig Brewster has admitted that he wants to come to Tannadice, and has all but signed the contract. The 39 year-old former Tangerines hero said: "I have spoken to Dundee United and agreed a package but it is now between the two clubs.

"If they can reach an agreement then I will leave but if they don't then I will stay here.

"I haven't a clue about the negotiations between the two clubs."

Various sources report the figure demanded by Inverness at £200 000 with United offering a smaller lump sum and incentive/performance related packages at a later date should Brewster do well for the Terrors.

But ICT director of football Graeme Bennett said: "Effectively the two clubs are miles apart in terms of coming to an agreement.

"Negotiations are as amicable as can be but there is a large variance regarding the fee.”

He has also at one point claimed the deal to be ‘dead’. Conflicting reports from other sources have also wildly speculated as to the amounts being discussed.

However, with the situation as it is, and Brewster admitting that he would like to come to Tannadice, it certainly looks as if he’ll be our next manager, and that it’s just a matter of sorting out the boardroom stuff, mainly finances.

Brewster later said ““I was offered a contact extension to stay here [ICT] until 2009 and my current deal had 18 months left to go but it was never about money,” he said.

“It is not my style to demand this, that or the other for an extended contract. They tried hard to keep me and said not to jump at the first offer but I feel there is an opportunity at Dundee United and at this time it would be a good move.”