Date:Wednesday August 25 2010
The closer the closing of the transfer window gets the more likely it 'seems', when perhaps the less it should be, that Marc Wilson will be moving on...
Bids of £2m and £3m from West Brom have been turned down; with it 'said' an increased offer of £3.5m plus add-ons and a player will be the next offer, if it is not already on the table?
Fulham have 'emerged' as a potential suitor and sent former Pompey defender Kit Symons to Fratton last night to watch him - he is a scout with them now apparently - with Newcastle and Stoke also 'loitering with intent.'
The most likely move 'appears' as though it will be to Stoke, who seem to have become a 'link-up' club with us.
It is 'said' they are offering something like £3.5m plus at least one player. Dave Kitson's name has been 'reported' more than once, although for me I cannot see this happening as he would not agree personal terms I do not think for starters...
It has been said over and over that he is not for sale, we do not want to sale him and it has even been suggested we 'do not need' to sell him - clearly we need to sell players. For the first time Steve Cotterill, talking to The News today, has all but admitted that he is off.
Clearly we have to do what is best for the club, and we do need to raise finances but, and again for me - maybe unfairly, with it 'almost certain' that Balram Chainrai will be taking over, would it not send out a good statement of intent by looking to prevent this move?
Actually taking over after the transfer window closes of course reduces the call for 'money to be spent', not that it should, but it does allow for players to go and this will, in some peoples minds I am sure, simple add to the thoughts that stripping away what can be stripped away to get back the money that has been put in is the intention...
As I say working to retain a player like Wilson, who would be beneficial to the club, would lay down a marker of intent, right?
I continue to hope that Wilson will be here come the start of September although it is looking increasingly unlikely, despite his appearance last night in the shootout win over Palace, that he will be here come Saturday, let alone beyond this...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Wednesday August 25 2010
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