Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Baldock to join Bristol City?

Various Bristol sources are claiming that a deal for Charlton target Sam Baldock to join Bristol City is imminent, although unlikely to be finalised until Thursday: Baldock

Bristol City are short of cash, but are hoping to make use of instalments still to be paid on Nicky Maynard who joined the Hammers last season. This would reduce their down payment to £250,000. However, these complications could yet scupper the deal.

It has to be said that some Charlton fans are claiming that a deal has been agreed for the striker to join Charlton. The only thing seems clear is that we will know which club he has joined by the end of the week, Palace having faded from the picture.

If we don't secure the deal, it could mean that City's offer of £1.5m was higher than our reported offer of £1.3m. We certainly need another striker given the disappointing form of Bradley Wright-Phillips in the second half of the season.

Dave Kitson, one of the few high value players left at Portsmouth, has been linked with the Addicks.

There are rumours circulating that Solly would go to West Ham for a year and Baldock would join us on loan, but I don't give these much credence.

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