Transfer Rumours & Deadline Hysteria!

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Picking through the wreckage of the late late transfer window dealings….

Kevin Keegan played the role of ‘Transfer Scrooge’ this deadline day…
…He vetoed a Swindon bid for England U-19 international Andy Carroll. (The Sun)
…pulled out of a move for centre-back Alvaro from Levante. (The Sun)
…And he also plans to have ‘crisis talks’ with Charles N’Zogbia, who appears to want to run far, far away in the summer. (Daily Star)

Everton boss David Moyes had a busy deadline day, flogging both veteran defender Alan Stubbs to Derby and Brazilian nonentity Anderson to Barnsley, whilst also finding time to pick up a 6’5″ defender on his way home. Shame the defender’s name is Anthony Gardner. (Various)

Benjani Mwaruwari’s move from Portsmouth to Man City still hasn’t been confirmed by the FA, which claims it didn’t receive the paperwork in time. (Various)
…All of which has left ‘Arry Redknapp in a sticky situation as he was counting on the Benjani dosh to finance his raid for Jermain Defoe. (BBC)
…And the actual amount that ‘Arry paid is also open to debate:
£12m (Daily Star)
£9m (Daily Mail)
£7m (Various)

Spurs boss Juande Ramos signed Hertha Berlin’s Brazilian left-back Gilberto from Hertha Berlin before the midnight deadline. (Express)

And Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez managed to convince his shady American paymasters to cough up a whopping £18.6m to pay the shady figures at MSI for Javier Mascherano’s shady midfield services.(Various)

And Rangers had a last minute sniff around Italian striker Andrea Caracciolo from Sampdoria but it was a case of too little too late. (Daily Record)

Bolton’s ginger supremo Gary Megson didn’t manage to bag Reading striker Leroy Lita despite frantically waving £7m around like a deranged city trader. (The Sun)

After getting his hopes up over a £2m move for goalkeeper Brad Guzan from Chivas USA, Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill had to cry himself to sleep on deadline night. (The Sun)

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