As we’d already seen with the proposed sale of Michael Dawson to QPR, it seems that few players are safe from AVB’s clearout of Harry’s men but just who will escape the deadline day cull?
Since the transfer window re-opened in June, the club has waved goodbye to Vedran Corluka, Steven Pienaar, Niko Kranjcar and Sebastien Bassong. We’ve also seen Dawson, Huddlestone and Van der Vaart linked with moves away from the club.
Stories suggest that the VDV move to Hamburg is still on but other parts of the media claim that the club is also willing to listen to offers for Aaron Lennon and Scott Parker.
Meanwhile, there are counter claims that this is all nonsense but there is a distinct possibility that an unexpected and unwanted departure will take place on Friday. At the same time, there is still the danger of Gomes, Bentley, Jenas and Dos Santos slipping under the radar.
Whatever happens, this is likely to be our busiest deadline day for many seasons.