UK time is: 14:01:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: BomBom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 11 2008

Time: 9:23AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
11/12/2008 09:30:00

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
Report Abuse
11/12/2008 09:50:00

AUSSIE LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!! grrrr, well cant doubt his commitment to Australia, but stil.....Emo is an Aussie legend lol
sasman
Report Abuse
11/12/2008 09:59:00

Good ol' Lucas Deal doing what he knows best
Money4midfield
Report Abuse
11/12/2008 10:18:00

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
Report Abuse
11/12/2008 19:34:00

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
Report Abuse
12/12/2008 07:47:00

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
Report Abuse
12/12/2008 12:00:00

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
Report Abuse
13/12/2008 12:57:00

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
Report Abuse
13/12/2008 23:52:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Audio - Bowyer On Huddersfield Draw (Saturday April 25 2015)

Blackburn 2-0 Millwall - Champ (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Audio - Bowyer On Millwall Win (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Opportunity Knocks (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Stats: Blackburn v Millwall (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Blackburn v Millwall - Team Sheets (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Blackburn v Millwall - Team News (Monday April 20 2015)

Mixed Emotions For Hat-Trick Hero (Monday April 20 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 58
2. dallydally 20
3. rovers2011 16
4. Sasman! 15
5. rover50 14
6. roverjoy 4
7. Adrian Daykin 2
8. rhodie110961 1
9. Mhaycocks 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Derby County 45 21 14 10 32 77
7. Brentford 45 22 9 14 16 75
8. Wolves 45 21 12 12 12 75
9. Blackburn 45 16 16 13 6 64
10. Charlton 45 14 18 13 -3 60
11. Birmingham 45 15 15 15 -11 60
12. Forest 45 15 14 16 3 59

Breaking League News

RUFC - Millers Award Night
Rotherham : 26/04/2015 11:05:01
LUFC Who was your Leeds Man of the Match?
Leeds Utd : 26/04/2015 11:03:01
Neil Wants To Right Some Wrongs
Norwich : 26/04/2015 11:00:01
LUFC Leeds Fan View v Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds Utd : 26/04/2015 11:00:00
Redfearn - I want to be at Leeds and be successful
Leeds Utd : 26/04/2015 10:16:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Eastwood 0%
Henley 0%
Lenihan 0%
Spurr 0%
Olsson 0%
Taylor 0%
Williamson 0%
Evans 0%
Conway 0%
Gestede 0%
Rhodes 0%
Sub - Cairney 0%
Sub - King 0%