More Transfer Stuff
Posted on December 31, 2006
Filed Under Blues News
We’re mentioned quite frequently in the BBC gossip column today. Most of the stuff has been mentioned before but it’s worth noting down to see if any of it is accurate or whether it’s pre-silly season overdrive. I love this time of year.
The first story comes from the Sunday Express and concerns Arsenal’s on loan Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner. It claims that he’s attracted interest from top Italian clubs “including AC Milan.” I first blogged that story on December 5th and you can read that by clicking here.
Meanwhile the News Of The World has today put Matthew Upson on the wanted lists of Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Newcastle United. The paper makes no mention of Chelsea despite claiming that the London club have a budget of £35m for the window. This could be to do with the fact that John Terry is now back in training after a back operation. You can read some quotes from Upson’s agent from the NotW by clicking here. He claims that Upson wants to leave and will refuse an offer that the player can’t refuse!
I’ve made several blogs about interest in Upson over the last few weeks. You can read the Tottenham Hotspur inquiry blog here and the supposed interest from Chelsea here. Meanwhile the Sunday Telegraph has rehashed a quote from Bruce about taking “one hell of an offer” to tempt anyone away from the club, not specifically Upson.
There’s quite a few bits and bobs floating around about Blues target David Nugent. The Sunday Mirror claims that Middlesbrough watched the player again in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Sunderland in which Nugent notched the winner. Meanwhile the News Of The World claims that Sheffield United would be willing to smash their transfer record and bid £5m for the striker in January.
You can read more about Nugent and see some of his goals by clicking here.
The News Of The World also claims that Watford are set to bid £3.5m for Fulham striker Collins John – a target for Blues in pre-season. No-one has mentioned the player as a potential target in January before now. He rejected us pre-season due to us not being in the Premiership. With us looking strong at the top of the division and Watford looking in danger of the chop, a move to Blues might now appeal.
And finally the Sunday Mirror has claimed that Manchester City – and not Blackburn Rovers – are set to swoop for Blues midfielder David Dunn. That said, the article that claims this also claims that Blues paid £7m for Dunn so it’s probably not the most reliable of sources!
Dunn was also linked with Manchester City at the beginning of the season.