Decided not to do a weekly round up now as too many names and too much to type up, so will restrict to just Saturday.
Nothing really has happened during the day but continual speculation has Downing leaving us for Liverpool for between £16-20M and we have lost out also to Liverpool for Charlie Adam for around 8m. Clearly if the Downing stuff is all a media spin then this will continue until we hear something definite from Downing or Villa. However one thing is for certain is that this continued speculation is causing a lot of unease.
The Sun last night linked us to Andy Lonnegan from relegated Preston as a reserve keeper for the eventual first choice we will get. (LINK) In my view not a bad choice at all for a reserve keeper.
First Sunday story in is that Mcleish is very keen on Ryan Shawcross from Stoke (so AM I ) but Stoke would not deal for the £10m rated CB (just £10m ??) and of course Man U have first call on Shawcross.
the Daily Mirror have gone for an obvious link I guess but a £14m return for James Milner (LINK). Not sure city would sell that low but would it matter to them, so downing goes and Milner in ?