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Rovers in Transfer Mode

Safety almost assured, with only the most unimaginable results occuring over the remaining two rounds sending Rovers into the Championship, Blackburn Rovers, Sam Allardyce and the British Press have already started the funny season of football, with Rovers linked with players from across the globe. Below is a quick summary of the rumours of the past week, and hopefully, we can keep updating on a regular basis.

Rumoured Transfer Ins

Darren Bent (Striker)

Currently plying his trade at Tottenham, Rovers might be tempted to ask for Darren Bent plus cash in any deal for Roque Santa Cruz

Likelihood- High

Peter Crouch (Striker)

Same situation as Darren Bent, Rovers might ask for Crouch plus cash if Roque decides to go in the Pompey direction

Likelihood- High

Gael Givet (Defence)

After a succesful 6 month loan spell, Rovers hold the cards, with a pre determined sign on fee, rumoured to range between 2 and 4 Million Pounds.

Likelihood- High

Bojan Krikic (Striker/Wing)

18 Year old Superstar, currently at Barcelona, is available for a season long loan. We are one of many interested, lets see if Sam can do the deal here....

Likelihood- Medium (hopefully very high!!!!)

Nicola Zigic (Striker)

Playing for Valencia, Zigic's name has been floated around all season, however, he has publicly stated that the club is willing to sell him in the off season.

Likelihood- Medium

Ahmad AL Mahommadi (Wing)

Nicknamed the Egyptian David Beckham, Ahmad has been turning it on for his club, ENPPI, with Sam ALlardyce rumoured to have sent scouts out on a few occasion to watch the 21 year old in action

Likelihood- Medium

Mohammed Tchite (Striker)

Former Belgium player of the Year, currently playing at Racing Santander. Allardyce has apparently been a fan since his managerial days at Bolton

Likelihood- Low to Medium

Lucas Biglia (Midfield)

23 Year old Argentinian Midfielder, Currently plays for Anderlecht, has been monitored by several Premier League Clubs, and is available in the off season

Likelihood- Low to Medium

Carlos Villanueva (Midfield)

Underused in his season long loan spell, Carlos doesnt look like he will be staying at Rovers on a permanent basis, however, he remains hopeful he can earn a deal.

Rumoured Transfer Outs

Tugay (Midfield)

The Maestro, The Turkish Midfielder established himself as a fans favourite at Ewood Park, and after 8 seasons of Loyal Service, it is time to wish our hero a farewell. He might be back on a coaching basis, fingers crossed, but time will tell

Likelihood- Done

Danny Simpson (Defence)

Season long loan started well for Danny, however, it fell apart at the end of the Ince era, and wasnt to be seen since. Sam has already sent him back to Man U

Likelihood- Done

Andre Oijer (Defence)

Oijer appears to be on his way back to Holland, after a successful stint at Rovers. Enjoyed a few years of first team football, however his contract wont be renewed end of season.

Likelihood- High

Roque Santa Cruz (Striker)

1 Great year, 1 shocking year, bye bye Roque. His transfer wish will come true, just who he goes to we dont know

Likelihood- High

Matt Derbyshire (Striker)

Sent out on loan, Matty has turned Greek football upside down, scoring goal after goal, and now he is one of the most hunted players in Greece. Unfortunately, he might not be coming back

Likelihood (Medium to High)

Keith Andrews (Midfield)

Versatile midfielder, is apparently being watched by Portsmouth.

Likelihood- Low

Steven Warnock- (Defence/Midfield)

Several clubs are rumoured to be interested in Steven, with Newcastle leading the pack if they do manage to stay up.

Likelihood- Low

Thats the wrap for this week,


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The Journalist

Writer: Sasman! Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 14 2009

Time: 7:42AM

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The axe and gally aren't in this weeks press so they can wait another week, great read, good article lol
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14/05/2009 07:55:00

sas.. I am curious where exactly Pompey would find any cash to buy Santa Cruz. In my eyes, this swap is a 0% chance. We might buy Crouch, but it'll be with money made from selling Santa to City or Spurs, I don't see anyone else coming in for Santa either.
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14/05/2009 13:24:00

They have 18m from selling Diara, and 10m from selling defoe, of which they only spent 4m of on Belhadj? However I doubt if it will all be spent on RSC. Maybe Crouch + 5m or so.. Id rather have Bent..
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14/05/2009 18:51:00

Its the media mate, I havent made my rumours up yet, which normally involve an aussie or 2, watch this space lol
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14/05/2009 23:41:00

good little run down that sastinator! pompey wont buy Roque... they are on a wage reduction mission at the moment as they are hugely in debt (rumour has it). Which Aussies you got lined up for the summer Sas?
Mikey D
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15/05/2009 12:10:00

nothing yet mate, but time will tell
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16/05/2009 00:34:00


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