‘Tractor Boys’ track St Ledger
SEAN ST LEDGER could be on his way to Ipswich Town despite the defender’s lack of confidence that Portman Road boss Paul Jewell will be in his job for much longer.
Jewell openly revealed St Ledger’s concern after a fee and terms were agreed woth Leicester City and the defender. “I spoke to his agent and he said: ‘Everything’s fine, but the only thing is, and I don’t want to be funny, he is just concerned you’re going to lose your job’, ’’ said Jewell.
“I spoke to Sean St Ledger after that and he said: ‘I hope you don’t think I was being rude, I went to Middlesbrough and the manager lost his job, went to Leicester and the same thing happened’. I said: ‘You know what Sean, maybe I shouldn’t be thinking about signing you!’”
SPURS have initiated talks with Marseille about the signing of star Loic Remy. The French club are believed to have slapped a £20m price tag on the French striker who Harry Redknapp tried to sign two seasons ago.
“He is a good young player who can play through the middle,” Redknapp said. “There is intersest there but that’s as far as it has gone.” Redknapp is also understood to have told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to swoop for Bolton’s Gary Cahill after negotiations between Chelsea and the defender stalled due to wage demands.
ARSENAL face intense competition to sign the Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, with Chelsea and Manchester City both now in the race for the |16-year-old who is rated as one of the best prospects in English football.
The Championship club value the player at around £4m even though he is yet to make his first-team debut. It is anticipated that Shaw will be watched by all the Premier League’s leading clubs when he plays for Southampton Under-18s in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium tonight.
SWANSEA CITY have signed Northern Ireland striker Rory Donnelly from Cliftonville for an undisclosed fee and Daniel Situ from Lens for £250,000.
Another player who could be on his way to the Liberty Stadium is Chelsea’s Josh McEachran, who is edging closer to a loan move to Brendan Rodgers outfit.