Leeds Rumours Archive August 30 2011

 

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30 Aug 2011 22:45:44
Brand New Rumor :::
Kilmarnock are willing to release Patrick Ada on a free transfer
Will Leeds get in there first ???
Gj watch this space !!

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A nobody from a tinpot club in a nothing league? exciting...

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Let's get flags out only another 10 crap freebies and we might get another gradel

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The same Patrick Ada who was released from Crewe for been terrible

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He only signed for them a couple of months ago...?

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30 Aug 2011 22:07:33
Andrew Driver has attracted interest from Leeds United after losing Max Gradel to St. Etienne. Simon Grayson says that he will do everything in his power to sign the Scotsman but admits it will be hard due to the little amount of time left in the transfer window.

Leeds have also enquired about the possibility of signing Wolves striker, Andrew Keogh on a permanent basis. The Irishman is on loan at Elland road and is keen to make to deal permanent.

Burnley ready to join Brighton and Coventry in the chase for Billy Paynter. Eddie Howe key to reunite Paynter with former Swindon team mate, Charlie Austin to try and rekindle the partnership they had at the County ground.

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Keogh's loan deal includes the option of a permanent deal anyway

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Would love Andrew Driver and cant see why it would be difficult on deadline day...i know clubs say it takes time to get players but it always amuses me how they manage to complete everything in a day when its the last day of the window

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Driver was good at hearts two seasons ago been crap the last two

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30 Aug 2011 21:56:54
Celtic bid £6.7 million for robert snodgrass, will go through tomorrow, source is my brother inlaw in celtic coach

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No way! Unlike gradel snoddy isn't in the last year of his contract yet so he will be going nowhere. Your bro in law feeding you bs I'm afraid.

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Great! NOT! We might as well sell off everything. When do we sell ER? Oh that's right Ken didn't buy it back yet. How's he dividing up the 6.7? 1M for hotel, 1M for casino, 0.5M for player transfers and the other 4.2M for Monaco home improvements? You make me sick Bates.

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Now you really are a silly boy. Watch for good news from now until end Jan.

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By the end of Jan will be too late we will be in a relegation scrap

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To the guy that posted second chill out no one is saying that snodgrass has been sold or will be. This is a rumours site not a gospel truth website so please take everything on here with a huge pinch of salt!

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Celtic do not have 6.7 million to splash on one player. get real.

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Celtic haven't got 6.70 never mind 6.7m, complete and utter nonsense.

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What a load of s**te....f***off writing lies you insane t**t!

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To be fair he didn't say his brother was a celtic coach he just said he was in a celtic coach

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30 Aug 2011 21:51:16
Living near Bedale SGs home town, we frequently see his dad Bedale Sports Club and apparently SG on verge of walking over lack of funds and ambition being shown by the board

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Couldn't blame him. He might just do it. He's probably had enough of being Bates' yes boy.

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What's his Dad called then? I know the answer, lets see if you do.

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What board? i get the impression its Bates sat in a room on his own.

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Tough times ahead for Leeds. I have supported Leeds for 47 years but they have not been as badly supported by the board as this current bunch. Grayson cannot prove his true worth as a manager until he gets some support from Bates to get some players in to strenthen the club and get promotion. Mid table at best this year. The mighty whites will come through it all and one day will return to the premiership.

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30 Aug 2011 21:47:37
gradel hands in transfer request this afternoon lufc accept and gradels off to st ettiane fee announced soon

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Thanks for posting this after it was announced on every major footballing website in both england and france.

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All true apart from Fee to be announced knowing uncle ken Undisclosed

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Cant believe weve let Gradel go! Im not feeling good about this season at all

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To the guy who said, 'Cant believe we've let Gradel go'...he handed a transfer request in, best to cash in now than kepp an unhappy player who is going to sulk and then leave on a free at the end of the season. You never know, we might use the money to buy someone! Have a little faith

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30 Aug 2011 21:23:31
According to Duncan castles twitter, Brighton considering putting a bid in for paynter

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Gus will adjust his eyesight to 20:20 a season knowing our luck.

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Never mind a bid,just take him,and Parker,and Bessone,cant see Gus wanting him though.

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Yeah... We would have to use the Gradel money to give Brighton for them to take Paynter...

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30 Aug 2011 20:33:15
leeds SHOULD loan :
Andros townsend
Sanchez WAt
Eric lijah(hower you spell it)
clint hill

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Good shout with Townsend and lijah not sure about Watt though.

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30 Aug 2011 20:03:33
Leeds to push loan deals through for Lansbury and lichag and sign keogh permanent in January using gradel cash

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Brighton fan here, it's bein rumoured down here that we're in for Decchio?

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Thanks for that ken-anyone else want to spout rubbish?

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Several Premier league teams interested in Lansbury. Even if Arsenal let him go, no way Leeds are going to be able to compete on the wages front never mind spunk uf a million quid transfer fee - just not going to happen!

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To the Brighton fan you can have decchio whoever he is but no way on earth would you get becchio! Recently signed new contract would cost you at least 5m and I reckon that is out of your price range no disrespect meant but of any championship clubs I think only the recently former prem teams and Leicester could afford him.

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Glad i didn't buy season ticket for money to be spent on what best resemble garden sheds in east stand. Lets face it we are a second division club and will be lucky to remain in this league. SG and Papa Smurf are like Wenger, they wont sanction the wages to attract the quality we needs, all we have been fed all summer is fantasy signing after fantasy signing which were never likely to happen, purely designed to acheive season ticket sales which incidently you cannot buy at the moment. Even if we do get someone in tommorow it wont change too much because SG & his staff dont have the ability to get the best out of them being tatically inept. We will have to accept current situation until PS goes to the big piggy bank in the sky !

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Totally agree Leeds will have no ambition whilst KB at Leeds and SG is dead duck in the water. If I were him I would walk before KB sacks him

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Well i think keogh would be free but yeah im worried that if we dont show some ambition snodgrass will want out soon.

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30 Aug 2011 19:58:34
Leeds United have reluctantly accepted an offer from French club Saint-Etienne for Max Gradel. {Ed017's Note - Its on the Leeds Website too

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What a surprise! Undisclosed fee - what a surprise! This way Ken does not have to state what funds are available for the 24 hours or so left to get in all those pretend transfer targets. One step forwards, two steps back.

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"UNDISCLOSED"? Again?! For Gradel?! That's it. They don't deserve us. I expect mass demonstrations now. Selling Gradel is one thing. Not telling us how much we sold him for is another and completely unacceptable!

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What a joke our club has become worst start to a season for years and now selling our best player!

He wouldn't have handed in a request if we had offered him a contract weeks ago!

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It'll all be in add-ons over the length of his contract, hence the 'undisclosed'. probably anywhere up to 5 million over 5 years.

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It'll all be in add-ons over the length of his contract, hence the 'undisclosed'. probably anywhere up to 5 million over 5 years.

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How do we know he was even offered a contract? I suspect it was in region of 3m and now we can use it to strengthen the weaker parts of the field. I like the idea of undisclosed as it stops other targets becoming 'overpriced'. Then again ken can now do some more work on the ground that allegedly isn't ours.. ;@)

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Yeah but in Bates and Grayson we trust that's what's said on here,like I say bottom 3 by Christmas ! Bates has no ambition to help or run this club properly but well keep paying our money and if we say anything were morons

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Why the suprise? He has obviously been angling for a move all summer. Let him go and get some money for him. There are players at the club who are just as good with a far better temperament!

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Bates and Grayson out. SG is just a yes man for Bates. Apparently we have already found a replacement in Nunez. He is like a new signing! This and undisclosed fee mean the money like that for Delph will go straight into Kens back pocket. I'm fuming it just reminds me of when we sold Cantona. No ambition we deserve to go down!

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KB does it again, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask when he robbed people. KB will get his wishes that we are not promoted again this season as he is too tight to splash the clubs cash, he needs to remember that it's not his money that this club earns each week. We need players who will enhance our chances of being promoted. Time for KB to do the honourable thing and walk away.........

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I can see this being a long hard season and us not finishing in the top half of the table. Howson,Snodgrass and Becchio will no doubt then follow suit and to be honest who could blame them. Total lack of ambition the problems last seaon have not been addressed and are still a problem hence poor start. Again rumours we are looking at loans transfer window all but gone way the club business is conducted is a joke. leeds fan of 35yrs i think this is the most dissolusioned ive ever been.

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So we should be held to ransome by gradel as we won't offer him the reported 25k a week he wanted? He's handed in a request therefore all the rubbish about wanting to play for Leeds for a long time to come is just that rubbish!
If he wanted to stay he could have and carried on trying to thrash out a contract and at the end of the season if an agreement isn't reached he still gets to leave to further his career as it's been put. At least the club have done the sensible thing and not sold him to a championship rival. The only thing I would suggest is wrong with the deal is the "undisclosed fee" surely this figure will show up next year in the annual accounts anyway?

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Max Gradel asked for a transfer, Leeds never made any contract offer to Gradel cant understand what the hell is going on here?, Whats the point in offering any player a contract longer than 12 months.....uncle Ken must be thinking for today and never next week! I cant believe we let players go into the last 12 months of a contract then dont even bother offering them new terms...no wonder Gradel wants out.

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How can you not disclose the fee,with the lack of any trust the fans have of our club,i,m telling you now you,d better climb this league fast or our patient fans will bring this club down,sick to death of this s___.

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Isn't it funny how all these french clubs were coming in for him. The club has asked max were he would like to go(not the champo) and he has then been whored around the french league to the highest bidder. More petrol money for kens yacht. Heres the deal all are transfers out are undisclosed who knows how much we got for kasper the way svens been throwing money about it could have been alot more than 1.5mill. Then we spend a couple of quid on lonners and ken pockets the rest. Max is sold on the last day of the transfer window so we dont spend any of the money, if we do get anyone in it wont be for more than a couple of 100grand. Bates is destroying our club, he is going to milk this club until he pops his cloggs and leave all the money to his kiddies. Oh but he handed in a transfer request what a fu*king cop out!

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Gradel wants out for more money, end of story. Don't swallow all this rubbish about loving the club, he could have stayed if he wanted, even until the end of the season, but he chose to go. Good luck to him but Leeds are the biggest club he'll ever play for.

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No ambition but it takes money to have ambition in this business.

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Another kick in teeth for us Leeds fans. To date I have kept faith in Mr Bates but this is the final straw and even I (a mild mannered professional man) will be joining in the "Bates Out" chants. All summer (when the club wanted our money) we have been constantly lied to by Mr Bates and Simon Grayson who have told us that new signings are on the way. Then when they didn't come, we were told "not to worry" we have at least kept Gradel and Snodgrass. The way we are treated is a joke. Bates and Grayson have us for fools

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Leeds will sign george boyd from peteborough as a replacement,100 percent heard off snodin.

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George boyd hardly a great replacement ive seen him a few times ive not been impressed and imo no better than what we already have

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We all know this was going to happen ,He wanted to go .one off graysons ex loans at Blackpool will come to leeds A Hammil or it will be Gary Taylor Fleacher who is on a free from pool ,Knowing bates I'd go for the latter . {Ed003's Note - GTF is not available on a free transfer}

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Gradel wanted to go let him go, we've got players with better attitude and as much skill.

Bates has Got to Go

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30 Aug 2011 19:54:13
Sanchez Watt to join on another season long loan to replace Max Gradel

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Please no. He constantly falls over in front of goal.

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Think you'll find he's signing on a 3 year contract

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He would be a good player to sign can see him being like gradel, Great prosepect,just needs the chance.wouldnt be a bad signing.hopefully we sign him or get him on loan for a season with a view to a perminent

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Nunez is a better player and we already have him! Then just use Sam on the bench.

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Do you really think he will be any good ? i wasnt impressed last time Gj

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Oh Sanchez watt.whoopee,another pile of crap who did nothing and won't again

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Forget watt only good enough for a place on bench at best. Give Nunez more game time see how he gets on I'm sure this will further his development.

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Probably as he is useless. I think he will be on a 10 year contract and then realise after two weeks we need to offload him pathetic

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Sorry but he is useless! This sounds like the days of Peter Reid when we started with about 5 loan signings. Forget the loan deals and if we are to get someone in then make it permanent. All loanees are interested in is when they can return to their parent clubs!

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I think watt would be a good signing but permanent this time.

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30 Aug 2011 19:51:39
Leeds winger Max Gradel is on the verge of a move to French side St Etienne. He will undergo a medical on Wednesday after a deal was agreed.

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BAD NEWS,,! who will we bring in. howm uch he gone for?

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30 Aug 2011 19:51:19
Max Gradel to Nottingham Forest before transfer window shuts for undisclosed fee, Simon Grayson been told he has to wait till January to bring in new signings which only looks to be loanees lufc59

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Hes officially signed for saint etienne. Read the o/s !

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30 Aug 2011 19:43:25
Gradel going to St Etienne , just on sky sports. Medical tomorrow

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30 Aug 2011 19:27:13
Saint Etienne reporting on their official site that they've reached an agreement with Leeds United for transfer of Max Gradel. -S.

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Bates you might sell our stars but never kill our spirit or our hatered of you. Get out of Leeds !!

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Can't argue it's on their web site so it's potentially true.

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Fee undisclosed, what a suprise, i'm lifelong leeds and will be always, i also have some respect for bates for financially keeping us alive, having said that if larry doesn't get a hefty chunk of maxs fee then my respect will be heavily dented.
Leicester can make bids of over 6mil and all the crisps they can eat for players and we pick up the scraps, hope the good times return soon and i don't have to keep living off memories. MOT

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30 Aug 2011 19:35:51
Max Gradel to Frence team Saint-Etienne apparently

www.asse.fr/index.php?page=detail_actu&id=7976

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30 Aug 2011 16:04:53
Regarding Gradel's proposed transfer to Sochaux, they apparently bid only 2 million for him. Rightly rejected. We might as well keep him til May for a bid that low. What concerns me though is Sochaux said talks were at an "advanced stage". Since the bid was derisory and we've rejected higher offers this statement obviously referred to Max's agent and not Leeds. I know LUFC are not responsible for the behavior of agents and other clubs especially foreign ones but it looks like we've become a soft touch in the transfer market on all fronts and anyone can simply do what they want to us behind our backs. High time we re-asserted our authority as a serious football club. We're just too soft right now.

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30 Aug 2011 15:23:35
Leeds have rejected Sochaux's £2m bid for Max Gradel!

Their chairman has described their bid as 'not receiving a positive response from Leeds'.....I'd imagine Bates has told him to do one...

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30 Aug 2011 15:14:21
Glyn Snodin to be replaced before October 1st if Leeds still leaking goals faster than Arsenal away

No more signings until January window opens (Larry still thinks O'Brien is international quality and Brown could still do a job in the premiership) FFS give us a break...!

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I think Grayson is rapidly realizing his time is running out. Lies wearing thin now and us Leeds fans are a very knowledgeable bunch. Purely in my opinion but I think he will be sacked by the end of September. Maybe he shouldn't be because he's operating in difficult circumstances but it won't alter the fact that Bates will make him the scapegoat and bring in someone else like Zola.

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What Snods to Arsenal as defensive coach as we only let in 2 goals a game ?

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30 Aug 2011 15:14:16
LEEDS UNITED are bracing themselves for further bids for in-demand winger Max Gradel after rejecting Sochaux's £2million offer.
The Ivory Coast international, 23, is out of contract next summer and has yet to agree a new deal with the Whites.

Gradel is keen on a return to France where he grew up and could seal a move before the transfer window shuts.

West Ham and Fulham have also shown an interest this summer but Sochaux are out of the race after Leeds turned down their approach.

Sochaux chairman Alexandre Lacombe said: "We haven't had a positive reply on the offer we made. This case is closed now."

The Sun Website

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30 Aug 2011 14:50:36
Sky Sources understand that Leeds United have rejected a bid from Sochaux for talented winger Max Gradel. More to follow...

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30 Aug 2011 14:26:14
Regarding Gradel and Sochaux's negotitations, i would snap their hands off if they offered £7mil for a player in the last year of his contract! And i think we have accepted it, i mean if talks are at an advanced stage, that says to me its just a question over personal terms and a medical now. I fear though that we will have to wait until January to see if that money gets spent on players coming in, seen as its prob gonna be an 11th hour sale to Sochaux.

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Don't think it will be anywhere near 7m. The Sun website claims the bid was 2m which was rejected. No doubt Bates will start panicking and sell him for 2.5-3m, ironically less than the fee we have already turned down for him!.... typical!

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I have over the past few months expressed my concerns about teams coming in just before the transfer deadline for our players. If the money is good enough, then Papa Smurf will sell. It's alright saying well be ok we have this player or that player, we need cover for positions! I hope Grayson has an eye on the odd prem player on a loan basis. We've played well so far and been unlucky, but that doesn't get you points on the board!

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We have rejected their feeble offer of 2 million. End of....

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30 Aug 2011 14:15:18
BREAKING NEWS: Leeds United have rejected Sochaux's bid for Max Gradel. according to Sochaux chairman: "This case is closed now."
full story will be on sun website shortly

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Is this just wishfull thinking????
hope your right tho as that would show we are not just grooming players for profit.
where did you get this from?

chorley white

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30 Aug 2011 13:55:35
One minute ago from Sun writer & Leeds fan Andrew Haigh on twitter:


BREAKING NEWS: Leeds United have rejected Sochaux's bid for Max Gradel. Sochaux chairman: "This case is closed now." #lufc #twitterwhites

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30 Aug 2011 13:33:55
To all those expecting a large fee for gradel you will be sorely dissapointed he is in the last year of his contract expect around 2-3million tops.

And yes another master stroke by bates who will look to conclude the deal about a minute before the deadline so he doesnt have to spend any of the cash.

What the hells going on at our club we are fast becoming a laughing stoke.

Expect some absolutely useless signings on loan and thats your lot leeds fans, look forward to our league 1 campaign next season.

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Laughing stoke? they are a pretty decent team now think they are in europe.

you dont sound like a leeds fan to me pal just someone who dislikes leeds.

chorley white

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Fast becoming a laughing stock? Wake up we already are! I would sell him for 4m and above and bring in four new defenders but get George Graham to buy them for him. We dont want any more of SG'S defensive signings thank you very much.

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In reply to the first post I will not claim to be a season ticket holder however i do attend a fair few games each season and part with my cash for tops etc so i can confirm i am indeed a leeds fan tbh about as die hard as they come.

and i was'nt debating the stature of the french club i was refering to our own status at this moment.

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30 Aug 2011 13:16:00
After Gradel has been sold,Graysons budget for new players must be huge
Only spent 200k on Lonergan,got Kasper money still to spend
lovely jubbly

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A classic case of "Head stuck up fundament syndrome".

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30 Aug 2011 12:28:36
We didn't receive £8m for Delph! It was a little under £6m and it was on the drip..i.e) Villa are still to finish paying for him!
The deal for Gradel is believed to be worth up to £7m although it will not be £7m up front. There's some hard bargaining to be done in the next 36 hours or so!

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Villa's protracted payments on the Delph deal probably explains why we've been on friendly terms with them for player loans.

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We could do buisness with worse clubs. they seem to have a good youth set up as they always produce decent prem youngsters ie young, agbonyahor (cant spell)

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You know sod all bout football either has ashley young is a product of watford's academy not villa's

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30 Aug 2011 12:28:16
Sochaux in advanced talks could mean anything. There certainly hasn't been a bid accepted!

They could be in advanced talks with his agent bout the prospect of making a bid. I wouldn't read too much into it to be honest as a bid would need to be accepted before talks begin. If a bid was accepted the media would be all over it and we would know so I wouldn't worry too much yet. The fact that Gradel himself is in the Ivory Coast and him needing to do a medical and sign terms etc could be a problem for them.

But if he does go then there isn't enough time for SG to get a replacement in so we would be royally f***ed unless Nunez steps up to the plate!

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Nunez is no winger. He is not a replacement for Max. His best position is in the hole behind the front striker. Max's departure will mean more games for Sam.

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Unless are you nuts. He been our best player so far this season

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Nunez already has stepped up to the plate... wish the defence would do the same!!

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30 Aug 2011 12:25:29
CAN tell you we will sell max with 5 mins to go
on transfer dead line day
Then they kb can say they had no time to spend the money on players

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Spot on. The thing I am looking for with Gradel is whether the transfer fee is disclosed. If it is not, that will be a disgrace. It's ok for Bates to do an "undisclosed" for the lesser value players but he can't try that on with the fans for Max. If Max goes, we are entitled to know how much for. Anything above 6 mill at this stage of his contract is good business in my opinion. Once we sell him late in the day on Wednesday, we won't have sufficient time to strengthen til the next window then Grayson will moan that the players he wants won't move mid-season so we will have to wait til the summer of 2012. Then Bates will announce a costly hotel and casino project preventing further team strengthening. He might as well name it the Mad Max Hotel & Ivorian Casino.

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No point keeping a player who's going to walk away for nothing next summer. We can't afford to pay the wages he wants,or could get from a top flight club. I still wouldn't be surprised to see him at Leeds after Wednesday. If he goes we have Sanchez Watt lined up apparently.z

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30 Aug 2011 11:52:19
Sneaky Bates will sell Gradel for an undisclosed fee to Sochaux
Bottom of the league and selling our best player

We are not in debit so either back Grayson in the transfer market with proper funds or get somebody else in the spend the cash

you should be getting 8-10 million for gradel

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8-10 million! You are joking right? He's in the last year of his contract and unproven above championship level! Some people need to get a grip on reality.

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30 Aug 2011 11:37:53
Looks like Gradels on his way to Sochaux - situation in 'advanced talks' according to SSN... That should bring is in some extra cash - doubt we will bring in anyone special, if anyone at all by Wednesday, then again I bet SG's got some key loanees up his leave come after Wednesday!

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30 Aug 2011 11:36:01
we are near the bottom of the league,wafer thin squad
and it looks like Gradel is leaving for Sochaux

It will be very interesting if Leeds get the 10 million Grayson stated Leeds wanted for him

All that lovely cash for Grayson to spend on new players

There will be an outcry from fans if this doesnt happen

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We wont get 10m for him, iIf we does go it will be an undisclosed fee!, and we will end up with noone in transfer window. Then we will be fobbed off as usual that we "did try and bring a couple in etc" but it didnt happen. Dont worry though because emergency loan window reopens a week later

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4 games into the season so been near the bottom of the table means nothing. We won't get nowhere near 10 million for Gradel and they aren't guna let him go now cause we've no replacement (dont go on bout Nunez, he's shown flashes but hasn't proved he can be as consistent as Gradel). Couple of players in and we'll be fine.

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Gradel will definitely be sold however i suspect the fee will be close to 4-5 million, lets face it this has been on the cards all summer. Leeds haven't offered Gradel a new contract to refuse or turn down, unfortunately we are simply cashing in on one of the few players Leeds have that would attract a sizable fee. There wont be any significant signings coming in before deadline day, any new players arriving at ER will be loanees once premier league teams have decided on their squads. All too predictable with dare i say inevitable results.
Agree Nunez isn't a replacement for Gradel however I a sure that will be the spin from Grayson. Dont agree with the view that a couple of players in will see us fine. Our defence is no better this season than last and central midfield is threadbare. With Becchio fit i think Leeds have a good first 11, a couple of injuries in midfield or defence and we have no back up at all or will be relying on players that just are not good enough.
Quick Pop Quiz:

Why do Leeds results collapse in the second half of every season under Grayson?

Answer: The squad isn't big enough meaning the same 11/12 players are flogged to death from August to January without a break. By February Leeds top first 11 are running on fumes, by March running on empty.

Would support selling Gradel if it fixed this problem, unfortunately it wont. Graysons answer will be to bring in 2/3 players on loan next month and a couple more loanees next March. Hasn't worked before, wont work this time either.

Leeds should have sorted Gradel situation out in pre season i.e. new contract or sell. The reason they didn't is they always intended to cash in on Gradel (therefore a new contract a non starter) however if Leeds had sold Gradel in the summer it would have been really difficult for the club to to justify the sale without reinvesting the proceeds on the playing squad.

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30 Aug 2011 11:33:28
well if gradel go's then goodluck but old kb has got away with spending the money of gradel cause he's left it right to the last day before deciding that that it would be a good idea to sell max so there another few mill to go in ken pocket like along with delph's 8 million

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30 Aug 2011 11:28:07
With Leeds likely to lose Gradel we should move quickly and get Stephen Quinn and Nick montgomery in quinn as been man of the match in all Sheff Utds games and would give us that extra quality we will need and montgomery will make us more of a solid unit regarding defenders i would like to see stephen kelly or eric liachj brought in and maybe danny wilson at liverpool on loan.

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Graysons comments in Saturdays YEP said his squad team strengtheing was just about done, so dont expect an influx of new faces, even if Gradel does go

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Are you the same guy that keeps harping on about quinn and monty every week...! listen up there dogs**t we dont need them plus monty has ruptured his achilles so wont be available in the foreseeable - get a grip man

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Montgomery is s**t, stop mentioning him. he did want to come to leeds, and he is not good enough to play for leeds.......FORGET HIM

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Why the f**k would we want quinn and montgomary quickly? we need a replacement for gradel not some average centre midfielders, we need a class winger

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Typical thick leeds fans who don't know s**t about football mintgomery is probably the best holding midfielder in the championship he's proved it in that league and in the premier league and he as a twisted ankle not a ruptured achilles so get you facts right also quinn is a top class player who can make things happen and if he's average why were the the everton players tweeting how good this lad was when he played against them you tool

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Get over it pal sounds like your a blade in disguise or your the agent of players... haven't attracted much interest from other clubs have they

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How can he be the best holding midfielder in the championship when he plays in leahue 1 you nugget

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30 Aug 2011 10:46:33
Sell gradel and bring beckford in for 4m guaranteed goals!

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30 Aug 2011 09:43:12
Sochaux have confirmed that Newcastle have moved for Modibo Maiga while they are in 'advanced' talks for Max Gradel. Source: Sky Sports

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30 Aug 2011 09:20:51
Looks like Sochaux are in "advanced talks" with Leeds over the sale of Max Gradel. Just hope Larry & Papa Smurf have things lined up to compensate. No doubt we will see Sanchez Watt back on a permanent basis.

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Sanchez Watt? Just when we sell our best player we decide to replace him with a guy who perpetually falls over in front of goal. Good times ahead.

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30 Aug 2011 08:56:11
FACT; Gradel will NOT be a Leeds player by Wdnesday he is going to Sochaux.
What will we do with the Cash mr bates ??
Gj

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Ssn say sochaux are in advanced talks, not looking good !!

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Bates will sell gradel and spend nothing fact sg is becoming a yes man grow a pair grayson stand up to bates before he fuks this club totally BATES OUT THE ONLY person AT THIS CLUB IS U

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I see a nice, new set of (empty) execuitive boxes, ready for next season... :-(

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29 Aug 2011 23:11:16
Will white be back for man utd game ?

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His supsension shouldnt count for carling cup

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He is only on a one match ban if no appeal so will miss Palace game

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29 Aug 2011 23:45:13
Looks like 'Arry is in for Hargreaves. Baggies and Sven have also expressed an interest. Source Sky Sports. Sick of Leeds missing out on targets. Think I got this right when I say the last million pound signing we made was the Incredible Hulse in Xmas 2006. Anyone prove me right? Can anyone prove me wrong? That would be almost 5 years. Shocking. We been mistreated for too long. Time to give something back to the fans Ken.

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Wasnt aware the owen hargreaves was ever a leeds target

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Unbelievable I seriously doubt Hargreaves was ever a target and even if he was how can you say we 'missed out' if he went to spurs - that is a no brainer

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We have not had a million pound signing for 5 years do you know why? We have had no money!!! Hargreaves was never a target just fans putting the fact he was free together with our club and saying he was a target!

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Think we paid over a mil for Cresswell the season after Hulse, but still, no big money signings in years, Nicholls at 750,000 was the last bit of 'major' money we spent and look what happened there.
I still think Graysons the man but depends what happens in the next few days and the loan signings after that.
Get your wallet out Ken.....that leather things with cobwebs all over it! MOT

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Did anyone say from Leeds that Hargreaves is a target?

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I don't think I have ever been as disppointed in our (lack of) signings this summer. Granted Becchio and Somma will be like the proverbial "new signings" (wait for Papa Smurf to roll that one out), but at this moment I'd snatch mid-table mediocrity out of your hands come May. Little faith? Maybe? Moron? I've been called worse.

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Hargreaves may not have been designated an official Leeds target but he's a player we should be in for. His availability should alert Grayson because of his quality and as for the "official target" side of things technically no-one is because Leeds have long held a policy that they don't name their targets.

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We supposedly spent 1.5million for Ross McCormack last summer, could be finally coming good now, thank god.

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