Date:Sunday June 8 2008
What has Sunday had in store for us, rumours and speculation wise as far as the papers are concerned?
Lets take a look...
Djibril Cisse has 'set his sights' on a return to England, with it claimed up to 7 premier league clubs are looking at him - he told The Observer: 'it's my wish now to be back in England. I had a good time in Marseille, but I really want to come back.
'My wife is from Wales and my family is here, but the main thing is the league. I think I am more of an English football type, I think it suits me better.
'I think if you are quick and strong - physically and mentally - you can do something in England. And I want to prove to everybody that I am a good player and I can do good things.'
There was talk that we wanted him in January, but he opted to stay with Marseille for the time being, but it is now 'claimed' that we, along with Citeh, West Ham, Spurs, Blackburn, Fulham and Wigan all want the French international...
I think this could be hit or miss, yep I know technically any move can be but I worry about us having another 'Milan Baros' on our hands, in as much as having a striker that does not score goals - and would he work as hard as the Czech striker did though?
All just 'speculation' at the moment anyway isn't it... or it is, what do you reckon on this 'link' guys?
Another name we were 'linked' to in January has 'resurfaced' with it claimed that an offer has been made for Lee Naylor.
He Celtic left back is a decent footballer, and at £2m would be a cheaper alternative to Wayne Bridge - who looks like he will be staying with Chelski anyway - but personally for me would not be as good an option as Nicky Shorey - another fella we are 'meant' to be tracking.
Is it just 'lazy' Sunday morning journalism here with the Naylor talk, or could there be some substance? Hmm, only time will tell...
Last week he was going for £2m but now the 'knock down' price for Sean Davis to leave for Boro is even cheaper at £1.5m - I assume this amount includes Gary O'Neil returning as part of the deal eh...
Whilst I am pretty sure that Davis will leave Pompey this summer, as I am almost certain that O'Neil will not return if he left for a mere £1.5m I would be put out, as why should we sell players so cheaply when no one else does?
That said he is moving into the last year of his contract so unless a new deal is arranged, or a sell agreed by the end of August then he will be free to negotiate a free transfer for next summer come January time. So although it might not seem a lot, it would be better than nothing!
Yep, all in all I think Davis will go, and quite probably to Boro but for £1.5m - even taking into account factors mentioned - I do not think so... do you?
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Sunday June 8 2008
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