Guest Wen Y Hu Posted January 2, 2011 Share Posted January 2, 2011 The mid-season transfer window is now open, so here is the transfer digest and links thread for the January transfer window. In addition to the daily digests, please post any transfer-related links in this thread, indicating the source of the story along with the date and, preferably, a brief description of the nature of the link. As a reminder, this thread is not for discussion or comment: please use the Transfer Window Thread or other pertinent threads for such purposes. **************** To get the thread underway, here is a digest of some key transfer-related posts on the Transfer Window Thread covering the period from the opening of the transfer window at midnight on Saturday, 1 January up to 15:00 this afternoon. Any comments on nicko's posts should be confined to that thread - DO NOT POST THEM HERE! One or two minor updates. BA...Hoffenheim sacked their manager tonight...but they are also selling two players and don't need the cash...the price is ridiculous...£7 million or so...time to move on. ROMEU...Aston Villa think he is joining them on Monday...they are back on for him because French kid Fofana knocked them back...told he is on the Rovers list but as an alternative to somebody...hope they get that somebody then...shame to lose him for nowt. SAMBA...Villa recalling Dunne tomorrow...very odd...think they will increase 'offer' for Samba soon after...as long as Houllier survives. News then emerged that our owners had been suggesting on their facebook and twitter pages that Brazilian international Ronaldinho was a target. Ronny has been offered around because his brother wants a £1.2 million fee for moving him to either Palmeiras and Gremio and Galliani has said no chance. Ronny also wants the rest of his wages paying up before he moves to Brazil.Milan not having that either. Certainly the likes of City & Chelsea have had him put their way.Haven't got a clue if he's been put your way. Personally i reckon he'll go to Gremio,but it's still an open situation i guess. Not very professional to post something like that on facebook though. BA...the fee is £7 million because that is what Hoffenheim want...that one gets more difficult by the day...West Ham had him over to London, made an elaborate offer and got it turned down...not dead yet...but maybe time to move on. WARNOCK...tosh...no need for a left back...wages way too high...not happening...just a reaction to the fact he is being dropped today...former players returning never really work for me. RONALDINHO...daft rumour been going round for weeks...think it was in the Maradona period of fantasy football ideas. nicko, do you know who the 6 names are on the Steve Kean list of targets? can you tell us any? I think some are obvious...Ba, Romeu, Adam...not sure about the rest. Nicko realistically is there any chance we are close to signing someone before the Liverpool game? I can't see that, unfortunately. Could do with some urgency. The list of transfer targets was only submitted to the owners at the end of last week according to Kean - taking that into account we probably have not even bid for anyone yet. Never know there could be teething problems as this transfer business is new for the owners. What is happening is that the targets are being looked into - cost, interest, rival bidders. That process could and should be hurried up. Even a kid from Barca like Romeu has more than one admirer. Ba is a mess, like I said a week or so back. So there is frustration about. It is new to a lot people involved - but transfers taking forever is not exactly new to Rovers... Everybody wants players in fast. I am not sure that is too likely if the vibes I am getting are right. Hope to be proved wrong. Bottom line is there HAVE to be signings - probably four - to keep the club moving in the right direction. Nicko, why is there no need for a left back! We don't have one dedicated left back. There's no need for a left back. Givet is good there and Olsson can play there. There isn't one on the list as far as I know. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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