Date: 25th June 2007 at 9:13am
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Summarising the latest rumours list, it`s got to be said that my mood is on pretty much an even keel with the weather. With Ashley sacking the current board it looked all set for a weekend of scurrilous rumours, tales of Adriano and Kaka. Instead we get some former Liverpool reserve and Luke Young. Kind of puts a dampner on the dream. Still – at least it wasn`t Marlon Harewood:

? Alan Smith – no-one`s heard a thing about the move in the North East. Boro have this morning had a £6m bid accepted. I can`t see Sam splashing £6m of his transfer kitty on Smith unless he knows something about Martins or Owen we don`t. I wouldn`t pay £6m whether we had no strikers – it`s extortionate;

? David Rozenhal – signing Wednesday. Looking forward to playing for club. Cited Shearer as part of his decision for wanting to sign for us. Nice;

? Alou Diarra – despite all of Pompey`s best efforts it looks as if money has talked again. We need to agree a fee with Lyon and he should be on his way. Another Amady Faye?

? Kieron Dyer – has been spotted training at West Ham`s ground. Hopefully him and his £80k a week wages will stay there next season;

? Oba Martins – still being heavily linked with a return to Italy. Over the weekend the coppers in Nigeria challenged his Snoop Dogg assassination story, saying he was tucked up round his mam`s house all evening. Gangsta dawg;

? Emre – I`m staying. For the fifth time. Galatasary and Fenerbache want him back allegedly;

? Maceo Rigters – feeding frenzy for the forward. Ten clubs are interested in the lad, who is supposed to be available for a song;

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