Man City line up £12m David Bentley bid, Joleon Lescott to hand in transfer request
The latest transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
David Bentley to Manchester City
Obviously impressed by the huge impact he has made at Tottenham, the Citizens are said to be lining up a £12m bid for the punchable winger. The Mirror believe Villa, Everton and Atletico Madrid have also shown an interest in Harry Redknapp’s least favourite human being.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Spurs clearly don’t want him, and no one would offer more cash than City, so perhaps this isn’t as daft as it sounds.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to Tottenham
Stuttgart have had a £15.5m bid accepted for the unwanted Dutchman, but the Daily Mail believe Spurs are still in the running, even though they want to pay in instalments. Because instalments are better than cash up front, right?
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: It seems that Madrid want to sell Huntelaar to the Germans, but the player himself would rather play in the Premier League. Seeing as £6m of his fee will automatically be paid to former club Ajax, we can’t imagine Spurs’ instalment plan is a very attractive proposition.
Joleon Lescott to Manchester City
Mark Hughes has been chasing the defender for most of the summer, and the Daily Mail believe he is finally ready to hand in a transfer request. City were said to be ‘outpriced’ by his £20m valuation a few weeks ago, but that concept seems a little ridiculous.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: David Moyes obviously doesn’t want his prized asset to leave, but surely can’t do much if a transfer request lands on his desk.