It`s a funny state of affairs when your team is relying on Celestine Babayaro to get you out of a hole. However news today broke that the Nigerian is over in Germany getting some sort of specialist groin treatment (oh aye!) meaning left back recruits have gone from urgent to absolutely essential. The Chronicle ran with the story that we`ve put a £7m bid in for a defender. Naturally the two main runners and riders were Heinze (unlikely) and Riise (more likely).
However internet rumours are suggesting that the likely suspect might be German international Philip Lahm. More on this when we get it?
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