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Yak back to Pompey talks returns

Yak back to Pompey talks returns

Gareth Southgate has insisted more than once that Yakubu 'is happy' with Boro and 'will not be going anywhere', yet he is often quite heavily linked with Pompey and others, most recently a big money move to Man City - but West Ham are said to be buzzing about too.

The Northern Echo is today saying that Pompey is preparing to return - again - with another bid for their former striker, with Sean Davis possibly offered in a cash plus player deal, something that had been rumoured previously - but Boro would still apparently prefer Gary O'Neil.

Davis moving away from Pompey is not something that will surprise too many people, as more than a few are prepared for this, if not expecting it with the amount of midfielders we now have, which puts his place severely under threat - and the Mirror today claims that Boro and Fulham are going 'head to head' in a battle to sign him.

Harry Redknapp is an admirer of Yakubu's, we all know this - and he has also made no secret of the fact he wants another striker. Davis will most likely move on during this - even though he currently injured - or the January transfer window, so there is a possibility of this actually happening.

Depending on what sort of money is wanted from Boro my thinking is this could still have some real potential, despite it currently being nothing more than media speculation - what is the thinking fellas?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday August 2 2007
Time: 11:24AM

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now i didnt believe this one assuming that it was to put pressure on Kanoute but i have called a mate in media street and he says there is a genuine offer of 8.5 plus Davis on the table at Boro. I think it fair to say Davis see's his chances as limited in the next season so maybe this really is a goer. But with Yak there is still that ANC issue in january
russellm
02/08/2007 13:25:00
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yep, that was a thought it had too russ but with what you said it does seem a genuine offer - but £8.5m plays davis wont be enough would it... yak is prob one of the names i would rather come here, but like you im not keen on bringing in another player that we will lose for a number of weeks, when we dont have a great deal of cover...
pompeyrug
02/08/2007 13:40:00
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To hell with cover boys if we get the Yak back (cut down price assumed) we won't have to worry about him come January, however it we mean in plain English that we will have to ship somebody out the other way...as in on loan again, then so be it. He was a Pompey legend and when they return to the fold guess what happens....they re-ignite their passion for the club. FOR HARRY AND POMPEY....CHARGE !!!
pompeygray
02/08/2007 13:53:00
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i think that you are keen on getting him back then mate :) there is talk of a 'clear out' isnt there - but this will only involve o'brien, davis, cole i would think mainly wouldnt it, altho there is still that thought lua might go, but i cant see it in this window anyway... if yak did come back then you cant see kanu returning can you, or can we?
pompeyrug
02/08/2007 14:01:00
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yep if Yak came we would lose him, Kanu and Utaka in january that is a BIG loss. I 'm thinking i would prefer kanoute as Mali are not expected to be away for more than two weeks. If nugent is either injured or not scoring we could drop like a stone looking at the end dec begining of jan fixtures. maybe HR thinks that with boro (H) reading(A) sunderland (A) derby(H) and Manu U (A) we could be looking at 8 points with the squad we have. asuming cole goes perhapse Nugent, Mveumba is a plan of attack.
russellm
02/08/2007 14:03:00
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kranjcar could fill a void, not forgetting zimbabwe cannot qualify - so i am told - so we wont lose benji will we...
pompeyrug
02/08/2007 14:06:00
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Would love the Yak back yackety Yak, just worried as all you are about the ANC, Best get my Dubbin out then!! :-)
pentonpompey
02/08/2007 16:41:00
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have no fears, nugents here - as is kranjcar, (i like the idea of mvuemba up front???), benji, and the possibility of a loan signing, so i dont think we will have many problems with the ACN. I would literaly love to see the yak back - even if he is lazy, benji, matty and gary all more than mak up for it! Whilst davis is a quality playor, i dont see him having future with the club - as his position is overlaoded with so much talent - and so i can see hm leaving to boro in a swap deal - although i would not like to see him move to west ham, man city, or anyone else who may be rivals for us next season.
pompeycarpet
02/08/2007 18:33:00
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Agreed Carpet, if we have to sacrifice someone to bring the Yak back then so be it. I like Davis as i've stated on here before, but as a make weight for the Yak then I would reluctantly agree. Places in midfield are going to be hard fought this term, and would understand if SD agreed that he would have more of a chance of regular starting place at Boro.
pentonpompey
02/08/2007 18:39:00
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Carpet you are right mate, Sean will play if there are injuries and suspensions, he reall shouldnt be first choice and if he goes in a deal for the Yak that would be good business. The Yak might be lazy at times but he knows where the goal is, and he must be hacked off at the Boro playing for Charisma Southgate, in front of sparse crowds.
Owenspompey
02/08/2007 19:50:00
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