To summarise today`s anticipated comings and goings in the press:
? Bidding for Darren Bent. Price mentioned is in the region of £15m. Likelihood? Non starter;
? Rozenhal – decision today between us and Sevilla. Likelihood? Big Dave to join the team that`s offering Champions League football. That`s not us incidentally;
? Luke Young – ourselves, Bolton and Villa chasing the full back. Likelihood? The best of the three so far;
? England`s Michael Owen – to Man City. For £8m. Likelihood? You are taking the piss!
? Alan O`Brien – Hibs bound according to the Daily Record. Likelihood? Definitely a go-er;
? Nicky Shorey – linked, but set to sign a new deal with the Royals. Likelihood? Probably inking Steve Coppell as I type this;
? Martins – Chelsea and Arsenal keeping tabs on the Nigerian apparently. Likelihood? If Henry finally sods off to Barca, probably quite likely;
? Alan Smith – linked for £3.5m in the Mirror. Likelihood? Unknown at present;
? Steven Taylor – being monitored by Mourinho as a potential Terry partner. Likelihood? Terry, Carvalho, Ben Haim are all vying for first team places. Hardly likely when Sam`s building a defence around him.
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