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Gossip Folks – The Transfer Rumour Mill (Winter 2013 Edition) Week One
It’s been one week since the transfer window has opened and whilst there has been quite a lot of noise from some sources with respect to players leaving the club only David Lucas has done so as of the moment.
As promised, I’ve started my spreadsheet which you can view here – as you can see at the moment there are a lot of rumours of Jack Butland leaving and not a lot else. Whilst there has been a lot of talk of potential clubs interested in the young keeper there doesn’t actually appear to be much of substance yet although I personally expect that Blues will probably have to cash in on the England stopper by January 31.
On the incoming front, it’s interesting that despite Blues’ money woes that they are linked with incoming players and from what I hear there are genuine enquiries being made. Steven Doris of Arbroath is due to come on trial to Blues – I believe starting today although I’ve not had confirmation of that yet – and represents maybe the sort of player Blues will be looking at.
There are a couple of things not on the spreadsheet that are worth mentioning. Sky Sports had a snippet on their rolling news bar that Morgaro Gomis was interesting Antalyaspor of Turkey but there has been no actual news piece on their site or anything anywhere else about that story.
The other thing is two tweets from Mirror Journalist James Nursey’s twitter feed. Firstly, where he told various Blues fans on twitter that Jake Jervis was for sale for £50k – which whilst some fans might think was rock bottom price it probably represents a fair deal for a 21-year-old with six months left on his deal. The second tweet was much more mischievous, whereby Mr Nursey intimated Marlon King wasn’t injured. The sad fact is that not only was it mischievous, but also disingenuous as Marlon King has indeed been injured and has been lucky that he hasn’t required an operation to fix his knee.
As ever, if you see something I might have missed please let me know and I will add it in. I expect to release the next update next Monday all things being equal.