Yes, yet more jibber-jabber from the world of the ‘ITK’. Hell, it wouldn’t be a transfer window without a self-proclaimed In The Know chappy declaring that so-and-so was spotted at Heathrow with Daniel Levy/Harry Redknapp and it is actually quite fun. Anyway, not a big one today but it’s better than nothing eh?
Samba and Hoilett: Contrary to reports, a bid of £15m for the pair wasn’t submitted last week. Likely bid for both will start at around £10m and it is unlikely that both will arrive this month. The priority, following injuries to King and Gallas, will most likely be Samba.
Elsewhere, however, I have seen that Hoilett remains high on the priority list so an approach could be made.
Pavlyuchenko: Wants out by the asking price from Levy is too high. £7m offer from an un-named Russian club hasn’t been turned down, however, and Newcastle are said to remain interested.
Corluka: Isn’t going to West Ham for £2m.
Lennon: Interesting and random in equal proportions. Big spending Malaga are said to have lodged a bid for Lennon, a move that has been 100% denied by the main ITK POTL.
Note: I don’t make these rumours up, I am just passing on what I’ve heard/read.