Darren Bent has boarded a plane for 'oop north, fully equipped to send tweets. Spurs have been holding out for near the £16.5m they paid Charlton (rather the company that bought the debt) for him, but it looks as if they are going to settle for £14m.
Barnsley manager Simon Davey admits he is frustrated that he has not been able to complete the signing of Charlton striker Andy Gray. A deal to bring the 31-year-old to Oakwell was agreed three weeks ago, but it is claimed that the current proposed takeover at the Valley is causing a delay.
'The frustrating thing is we are on other people's time scales,' the exasperated supremo told BBC Radio Sheffield. 'I have to decide whether to persevere with it or go elsewhere.'
Given Gray's appearance at Bournemouth, this could mean a takeover deal this week and a new ability to pay what is believed to be the striker's five figure weekly salary. Or it could mean nothing at all.