Filed: Sunday, 14th January 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel
Watford have accepted an offer of £10m from West Ham United for winger Ashley Young, according to Monday's Daily Mail.
The Mail's story claims that the Watford board - who had admitted on Friday evening that they were mulling over a bid for Young from an un-named club, though to be West Ham United - decided to accept the massive offer following the Hornets' 3-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday.
Further, it is claimed that the two parties will meet in the early part of this week in order to thrash out terms.
Meanwhile, The Sun are reporting that Alan Curbishley is back in the hunt for Charlton's Darren Bent.
It is claimed that Curbishley is offering £4m plus Hayden Mullins and Marlon Harewood in exchange for the currently-injured striker.
Pardew, talking about Bent's future said:
"Itís difficult for Darren; Iím sure heís getting calls he shouldnít. But Iím just trying to keep him focused on Charlton.
"Letís not twist it ó I said Iím sure he is getting phone calls from people and Iím sure it is disturbing him - whether the calls are from friends or whatever."
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05:15AM 15th Jan 2007
''Ashley Young is a great player for the future, After Saturdays result- we need DEFENDERS!! or Someone who will make a big impact!! Bring in some quality to the defence Curbs!''
04:39AM 15th Jan 2007
''Sorry but i see this as bad business. Young is not worth that sort of money. In many ways he could be like Harewood in having a good season and then a miserable one and he has only been in the Preniership for a few months. Plus we would be giving alot of money to our relegation rivals. As saturday showed, we need defenders as at least we are scoring goals now. ''
by Pete Hammer :)
03:51AM 15th Jan 2007
''£10m on Young? Why isn't Curbs spending the money on his back 4..! Upson, C.Davies, Barnett. Letting Ethers go to Fulham is a bad move, he's been unlucky with injuries this year and last year people were talking up as England's left sided fix...! Don't let him go Curbs (PLEASE). ''
by Irons Germany
03:08AM 15th Jan 2007
''Ok great. Young on the right, Boa Morte (who's name according to a portugese friend of mine, means 'nice (boa) death'(morte)) on the left, with masche and benni on the middle of 'em and two from Bent deano or (the only west ham player currently worth his shirt) Teves up front and we are starting to look pretty damn good. But please Curbs get Lauren's name on a contract plus Niell and davies a.s.a.p. Our defence is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. We need big strong lads out there that can frighten the s##t out of other teams forwards, and also a defence that can deal with a set piece. C'mon yoo Ironnnnnnnnnnnzzzzzzzzz! ''
03:01AM 15th Jan 2007
''Fair play to Eggy - puts his money where his mouth is - top dog.''
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