I tuned into sky sports about 02:30am this morning to see how many player we have signed as i be lived we would be organised and ahead in the market. Sadly we haven't signed anyone, this may be down to the fact that it's a bank holiday and the FA can not finalise deals if they are not in!
The main rumour this evening is Wayne Bridge will be our 1st signing, the deal should be done in 24 hours. Not a big fan of bridge always thought he was vastly over-rated, the amount of times he has been picked for England despite spending most of his career on the bench! But he is far better than ball, and he is pretty decent going forward as well.
Roque Santa Cruz could also be signed with 24 hours. Big Sam is happy to let him go, giving him a bizarre amount of capital to buy new players. We are being ripped off here, but again, he's a big target and can hopefully be a provider for robinho and the like. Hughes going for the familiar, he better hope Roque isn't another one season wonder!
It appears one of our targets the Brazilian come spanish international Marcos Senna has denied he is leaving Villarreal. Sadly this makes it more likely Hughes will target the average West Ham midfielder Scott Parker.
Kolo Toure has apparently had a transfer request turned down at Arsenal. He is clearly not happy at the club. He should be an ideal candidate for Hughes to reinforce our poor defence.
Well exciting month ahead, no doubt we will continue to be linked with hundreds of players. Hughes wants to act quickly and hopefully is already well advanced in talks for several players. It will be interesting to see how much he will get to spend!
Of course some of these rumours will be rubbish. The club like to work privately and wont leak any information on players. ADUG are not going to over spend on transfers or personal demands, ie lassana diarra. This may count against Santa Cruz as well. ADUG may well be working over KAKA whilst he is in the middle east...who knows?
My big tip for star signing is : Buffon