Date: 4th June 2007 at 9:04am
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The morning`s papers are all pretty unanimous in the fact we seem to be signing Joey Barton for a fee of around about £5.5m, although the Mirror suggests he will be speaking to West Ham this week. However, never to be outdone, The Sun speculates that we have inserted a bit of added protection into the deal in the form of a Prison Clause, meaning that if Joey goes down for the Dabo assault then we lose £5.5m and cut him loose. Surely if they`re that worried about him having porridge for breakfast we shouldn`t be signing him and putting such a large investment at risk? Bizarre.

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