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Davies & Jermain Defoe Incoming?

Davies & Jermain Defoe Incoming?

And the transfer gossip for today?

Apparently, and the story is covered in various papers this morning, Villa have agreed a £9million fee for West Bromwich Albion defender Curtis Davies. Villa and the Baggies have been at loggerheads all through the summer for the WBA captain but if these reports are to be believed, Martin O'Neill has finally got his man and his second central defender in 24 hours following the arrival of Zat Knight. The reports say that the deal for Davies will begin with a one season loan.

Another report, this time in the Telegraph, has us in a fight for the signature of Spurs striker Jermain Defoe with Chelsea and Portsmouth.

You watch, all the talk of us, Pompey and Chelksi going for him, Manchester United will pop up and nick him from all three!

Pompey, it is claimed, will turn to the England striker if they can't attract Nicolas Anelka to Fratton Park. Blimey, do I wish we were in for that sulky Frenchman or what?! He might be a pain but he is a pain who can score out of nothing! Villa are also apparently in the hunt for Defoe - a link that just won't go away - as are Chelsea who it is believed are willing to throw in Shaun Wright-Phillips as part of the deal. If Shaun Wright Phillips is available.... oh sod it, you know what I'm going to say!

No matter who we are linked with, we've got to get a wriggle on, there is less than 48 hours to go in this transfer window and we still need two right-backs as well.

There has certainly been no rhyme or reason to this transfer window, I'm not sure we've really improved as yet and without much needed reinforcements, mid-table is surely the best we can expect from our stretched squad, especially judging by our lack of a 15-20 goal a season striker?

If they aren't already, get your fingers crossed!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday August 30 2007
Time: 9:08AM

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I also hear that Chelsea want Defoe and would be willing to let SWP go the other way as part of the deal. If this is true i cant see Villa getting a look in.
col8
30/08/2007 09:12:00
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I have heard exactly the same about Defoe, Col. Chelsea can offer him a chance to earn £80k a week and sit on a bench or in the stands at Champion League matches, we can't compete with that.
still skeggy
30/08/2007 09:23:00
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Chelski released a statement last night saying there is no swap deal for Defoe to counter press speculation.
Gordonsleftboot
30/08/2007 09:31:00
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Would defoe swap one bench for another is the question, is the reason he wants to move to become richer or to play football?
The Fear
30/08/2007 09:32:00
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Is Defoe gonna get a shout in at Chelsea ? Who really wants to go to Portsmouth ? Is he really considering his options or are the press just plucking stories out of the air ? If Defoe wants to leave Spurs and play in Europe this season, then there is only one destination he will arrive at, Old Trafford, so please let this dream go. If he came to us I would be truly blown away, I'd be very happy don't get me wrong, and these things happen from time to time, but why wind ourselves up with these silly rumours. Davis is more realistic, cover that we need and something for the future. A right back ? it's gotta happen, surely it's our absolute priority ? two more in before tomorrow ends ? lets hope for three and watch the clock tick away to 23:59:59......... and then get on with the season.
astonmilan
30/08/2007 09:35:00
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Rhyme & reason? I think there is - its called squad building to create a platform from which we can press on in the next stage. Clearly Mon did not rate Davis above Petrov/ Reo-Coker perhaps because Davis does not impost himself on a game (OK I know what you're thinking) and Ridgewell did not want to fight for a place. So this Summer Mon has cleared the decks and gone for squad building, looking for players. Now he has an idea of what cash he has left after acquiring the first few, he can push on. Not sure why Curtis Davis would be a year loan though, that would take some explaining if true. Why tie up £9m resources in another club when we need the players ourselves. Davis can play rb can't he?
Gordonsleftboot
30/08/2007 09:37:00
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sod them and get afonso alves or Huntelaar, or get SWP
shortshadyuk
30/08/2007 09:38:00
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And talking about sitting on benches, even for £80k a week.....thought we were having posh new dugouts....or did I dream it ?
astonmilan
30/08/2007 09:38:00
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PS was told last week that Defoe will move, but not to a top 4 club - so draw your own conclusions. This source is reasonably close to Defoe but not always totally reliable!!
Gordonsleftboot
30/08/2007 09:39:00
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This sauce......is it brown or red ?.....or the one with chillies in it ?
astonmilan
30/08/2007 09:42:00
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