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Transfer Rumour Roundup..If Ince Stays!

News is circulating that Paul Ince is identifying potential transfer targets for January. That is, providing he is still in charge.

First up is Skonto Riga Winger Aleksandrs Cauna, who is being lined up for a trial. Six time capped Cauna is only 20 but shows some promise and Ince would like to run the rule over him prior to the January transfer window opening.

Tommy Smith of Watford is another Ince target, with a 2 million deal being mooted although Rovers may face competition from Stoke for the target man, who has bagged 10 goals for Watford this season.

Craig Bellamy has been put up for sale by West Ham for a purported 6 million and Rovers are rumoured to be keen if Santa Cruz hot steps it to Manchester City in January. Bellamy's wages, 60,000 reportedly, could prove a big stumbling block however.

Marcel Schafer is being lined up as Rovers next left back as Tottenham are rumoured to be interested in Stephen Warnock.

Warnock, who has been made captain in the absence of Dunn and Nelsen, was the subject of some bids in August from Newcastle but Rovers rejected them, however Redknapp's Tottenham are reportedly willing to pay 5 million for the England Internationals services and this will be sanctioned allegedly to fund the purchase of Schafer, from Wolfsburg. The 24 year old recently won his first cap against England. The fee is reportedly 3.75 million and Ince will want Schafer in the Rovers fold before allowing Warnock to depart Ewood Park.

On a lighter note however is the news that Aussie legend and former Rovers Captain Lucash Neill has demanded a pay increase.

The full back has asked that, in a new deal he be given a pay rise as 70,000 clearly isnt enough per week for him. Failure to meet his demands will result in him seeing out his contract where he will then become a free agent and will be able to negotiate another 'healthy' contract.

Bless him, all he wanted was t compete at the highest level, against the best teams. But he didn't leave for the money!




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Writer: BomBom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 11 2008

Time: 9:23AM

Your Comments

Warnock leaving could be a concern, as he is a key figure in our midfield of late LOL seriously though, it is a concern, as is the possibility of Bellamy returning as we shouldn't be paying those sorts of figures.
BomBom
Good round-up dude, Stevie W going would be my biggest worry. Bellers won't return as we'll not pay wages anywhere near what he is on or would want. Good to see Lucas is still acting up to his mercenary tag.
Walker
AUSSIE LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!! grrrr, well cant doubt his commitment to Australia, but stil.....Emo is an Aussie legend lol
sasman
Good ol' Lucas Deal doing what he knows best
Money4midfield
Judas Neill doing his bit for delusion. If Roque does go then I can see the Bellamy thing happening. However I still think Roque will stay.
Mikey D
If Stevie W goes, it will not be the end of the world...he is a good defender but not a great one and in a climate of recession is the only player to have increased in value (over rated). I dont think Roque will go either but i'd take 15m plus Benjani from City....dont think Bellamy is the answer, would prefer a stronger, taller striker, preferably one who stays fit............As for Lucas Neill.......AVERAGE!! Never even flew for Rovers so the big question with him is WHO'S ARSED?????
mani13963
I've just read that Roque has a release clause? but it was in the m*** online who seem to only write about all our negitive stuff!! I hope it isn't true? but saying that last weekend he seemed the most least interested player on the pitch? It will be interesting to hear the crowd reaction when a Mr Hughes and his money bags team arrive on the 28th?? As for Warnock going to Spurs, by the time he got there Harry Redknapp would probably have been given more money by some one else or had a tantrum and thrown his teddy out of the pram and gone to the nearest rivals??? so I can't see that happening? The season starts tomorrow????
Fellrunner
Release clause?! I dont think we are that stupid are we? Sounds like a load of rubbish to me. If we have learnt anything from the Bellamy incident it is to not put these clauses in.
Mikey D
If memory serves me correctly, RSC has a release clause of either 15 or 18 million. We shall see next month if that is true i fear!
BomBom
 

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