January Transfer Deadline Day LIVE
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@MarcIles @davidpyeBN @NeilBonnarBN great coverage of the BWFC transfer deadline guys! No outs, 3 ins, can't complain too much!— @jacktnolan 31 January 2013
@MarcIles yes well done to you and @davidpyeBN today. Excellent, professional and concise coverage today-as usual. Thanks guys :)— @_ChrisSeddon 31 January 2013
Thanks to everyone who contributed today. Some great tweets that have helped things keep ticking along.
All the back story to the business done on transfer deadline day in tomorrow's BN, along with a rare interview from Marvin Sordell and some snippets of injury news that should be of interest.
Good night all!
Those sweet, sweet chimes mean it's all over. That sound is the window slamming shut.
@MarcIles Simon Marland left the building yet?— @jacktnolan 31 January 2013
@MarcIles all the early talk about Chungy leaving died down really quickly! Happy we held on to everyone!— @dandan2790 31 January 2013
Very good coverage today from @MarcIles and co— @MatthewV_ 31 January 2013
A few people have tweeted me quotes from Owen Coyle on the BBC tonight saying he took £18/19million off the wage bill in the summer.
@MarcIles Do you know why Afobe's departure hasn't been confirmed yet?— @JKbwfc 31 January 2013
So, to sum up deadline day, Wanderers have signed Medo Kamara and Cian Bolger permanently and Steven de Ridder on loan until March.
Perhaps just as importantly, they have kept hold of Marcos Alonso amidst heavy interest from elsewhere and David Ngog, who was subject to a loan bid from Fulham.
Youngster Michael O'Halloran extended his loan at Tranmere to the full season, while Hibs' efforts to take Gregg Wylde collapsed over the fee paid up front.
There was also some late speculation linking skipper Kevin Davies with a move away from the Reebok that proved fruitless in the end, but will give everyone food for thought as the skipper's contract expires in the summer.
@MarcIles site still says subject to international clearance— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
@MarcIles will medo be in squad for watford game?— @stebea1987 31 January 2013
@MarcIles and now we can finally go to sleep with knowing our 'teddy bear' is in the bag ;)— @jacktnolan 31 January 2013
Bah! Where were you an hour ago when I was writing my intro?
Top work today from @MarcIles & @davidpyeBN Its good to feel in the loop on transfer deadline day!! Much appreciated #bwfc— @JElsden1 31 January 2013
@MarcIles rumours on twitter about Kevin Davies going to Hibs can you confirm this will not happen?— @JKbwfc 31 January 2013
Three and a half year deal for Kamara.
Dougie Freedman said this of him this afternoon: "He is a steal when you look at his age and his experience.
"If he can adjust to the English game he will be a very good signing."
GET IN! Medo signed, sealed and delivered. Subject to international clearance - but told that it is finalised now. Business done.
Lots asking about fee for Medo. Club have been very protective over it and are only saying it is undisclosed.
Nice activity today the reebok! Just hope n'gog and davies n alonso do stay! #bwfc @MarcIles— @bwfcste 31 January 2013
Wanderers staff joking that they are on their way home... just make sure you send that last fax on Medo please boys and girls!
Just one more to go... come on Medo. Bring it home!
@MarcIles what can we expect from Medo?— @andrewscurr 31 January 2013
@MarcIles I think you and @davidpyeBN have done a superb job keeping us up to date with what's happening on #deadlineday #welldone #bwfc— @stujanson 31 January 2013
@MarcIles last one from me do you think,having interviewed and spoken to him,that Dougie can get us back into the top flight ? Good work !— @jonnos32 31 January 2013
@MarcIles is chungy leaving?— @BonheurJH 31 January 2013
One hour to go... Flagging now.
De Ridder? Not bad but only a month loan @MarcIles— @Crombinho 31 January 2013
Nice little nugget of info on the official site. De Ridder translates as "The Knight". Another headline gem. Will also try and get to the bottom of Medo or "Teddy Bear" in the next few weeks.
@MarcIles are we going to get any confirmation about Kamara today? #BWFC— @Ben_Taylor1995 31 January 2013
Generally happy with transfers this window. Quality brought in in right areas. Perhaps could've moved a few on but no big issue @MarcIles— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
@MarcIles why is de ridder only a one month deal?— @Chris_Samways 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Do we know the length of Medo Kamara's contract?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
Just had a "nope" and a "definitely not" on Tom Eaves to Bury - sorry Shakers fans.
Good move for Warnock, who has got an 18-month deal and a very good salary at Leeds. I rated him as a player and a good bloke while he was here.
Good move for Warnock, who has got an 18-month deal and a very good salary at Leeds. I rated him as a player and a good bloke while he was here.
@MarcIles Stephen Warnock signed for Leeds— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Tom eaves on loan to bury ?— @stef_BFC 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Any more deals on the cards tonight Marc?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@MarcIles is Afobe going back official? #bwfc— @owainbarrington 31 January 2013
Wanderers staff looking forward to an early (ish) night. And best of all, my back page doesn't need changing!
To confirm. Both players in the bag. Well done Mr Marland - completed with a good hour to spare. Time for a pint!
Yipppeee! Wanderers due to announce De Ridder loan very soon on the official website. Medo to follow, although he'll be subject to international clearance.
@MarcIles @bwfc_nozza @davidpyeBN live update works well listening to 5live. No Jim white to tolerate but Coyle bleating on. And on. And on.— @mdkirky 31 January 2013
Might switch Sky back off. These bitty interviews through car windows... they don't make much sense, do they?
I've just switched Sky Sports on for the first time. Rory Delap to Barnsley... hadn't spotted that one.
@MarcIles you've just said the famous last words! Get ready for hell! Offers left right and centre with many coming in too!— @jacktnolan 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Do you think its likelt that kevin davies wont get a new contract?— @cookie12770 31 January 2013
This Odemwingie saga sounds ridiculous. I feel for the boys down in the Midlands right now. My deadline day has run quite smoothly so far... touch wood.
@MarcIles Simon Marland must have patience of a saint. Think I'd be throwing the laptop at the wall— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
Anyone who's met Simon knows he's one of the good guys.
Imagine if Kevin Davies did go to Celtic.. Would be playing in Champs League next month @MarcIles— @BwfcJ 31 January 2013
@MarcIles gueye leaving everton on loan, could be good back up to push the first team?— @TESmith_93 31 January 2013
@MarcIles funniest story today has got to be odemwingie. absolutely lost it.— @smeghead54 31 January 2013
@MarcIles You getting paid overtime for this Marc? Haha bwfc finally having a busy transfer window with more ins than outs!— @bwfcjgreen92 31 January 2013
@MarcIles tracking the reports from Scotland... Any news of any late deals?? In or outs? #bwfc— @dandan2790 31 January 2013
I feel for Simon Marland on a night like this. Who'd be a secretary on transfer deadline day, let alone one trying to get clearance for a Sierra Leone-born footballer with Finnish citizenship!
@MarcIles Can someone tell the person in charge to put some film in the fax machine so we can get the Medo deal done— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
@MarcIles sky sports saying no moves for Alonso or Ngog today— @mickling1 31 January 2013
Amendment to Steven de Ridder - it's a loan that takes him into March. So that's two months.
Spoke to Craig Dawson earlier - for the first time since he played at Radcliffe Borough, I think - and he came across well. Definitely feels fit enough to start a game.
@MarcIles how many new players has dougie brought in if kamara is all go— @ginga008 31 January 2013
Hearing that Gregg Wylde's move to Hibs was called off because the club failed to reach an agreement on the loan fee.
@MarcIles BBC 5 live reporting one more signing for Fullham. Is it NGog. If so who will be likley replacements for us.— @Joemooretwittor 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Correct me if I'm wrong but the last Southampton player we signed on loan was David Lee, and he didn't do too bad #whitehot #bwfc— @BoltonGd 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Do we have anymore news on the Kamara deal?— @bwfc22j 31 January 2013
@MarcIles come on then spill the beans did you know about de ridder then !!! What do you know about him— @jonnos32 31 January 2013
It looks all quiet on the Fulham front with Ngog, and likewise the string of clubs chasing Alonso. Kevin Davies has also been linked with Burnley and Celtic, but I'm told from a very reliable source that it is not going to happen today.
Trying my best. Also have a back page to write, which keeps becoming more complicated. So - to sum up - Medo is inches away and the club are just waiting for international clearance. Steven de Ridder, a Belgian winger who has played a handful of games for Southampton in the Premier League, is here on loan (both tbc). Cian Bolger is a Bolton player now, after signing from Leicester, but Benik Afobe has had his season-long loan cut and is heading back to Arsenal.
@MarcIles keep us informed, sky are only bothered about Bolton outs because we ain't in their beloved premier league— @Big_Sharps 31 January 2013
@MarcIles bit surprised by afobe going back early. no major complaints though— @smeghead54 31 January 2013
Another exclusive time! Benik Afobe has gone back to Arsenal.
OK - exclusive time! Wanderers have signed a winger on loan - Steven de Ridder from Southampton. One month at first, I understand.
I said hello to Kev at Euxton before too. Saw Chungy as well.
@MarcIles don't think SKD will be leaving saw him picking up his kid from school today— @iwinstanley14 31 January 2013
That does not mean there won't be one, I might add. And with the skipper's contract running out in the summer I don't think he will be short of offers should Wanderers decide not to renew it.
Have had a very firm "No" from Wanderers when asking if there had been any offers for Kevin Davies. Know Owen Coyle has mentioned that Celtic could be interested (he's in the BBC tonight) and that Burnley (!) have been mentioned elsewhere, but right now, there hasn't been an offer.
@MarcIles Do you know anything about the rumours that Kevin Davies might be leaving according to @alistairmagowan from the bbc— @JKbwfc 31 January 2013
@MarcIles BBC reporting that Supa Kev could be on his way out. An truth in it?— @OfficialTeamBBs 31 January 2013
We needed a winger this window that could have an impact, little bit disappointed in that respect, but we have improved @MarcIles— @meanderson93 31 January 2013
@MarcIles any news on the Lloyd Dyer transfer?— @WhitterMatthew 31 January 2013
What are the chances of sordell starting on saturday against watford ? @MarcIles— @bwfcjgreen92 31 January 2013
"In the next 18 months or so, we feel Bolger could make our first team hence the reason we have signed him." - Dougie Freedman on Ireland Under-19 international Cian Bolger.
@MarcIles Any idea how much we've paid for Bolger after he's just announced his arrival? #bwfc— @Tom_Riley89 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Hoping you keep us informed I'm switching over to watch Leicester wolves should be a good game— @jonnos32 31 January 2013
There it is. Confirmation on the official site is on its way but we do have a first signing of the day! Hurrah!
“@CBolger92: Delighted to have signed for #BWFC” good lad— @walshyt100 31 January 2013
@MarcIles I can honestly say I only know about Davies and Dawson,do you think any will figure at Watford ?— @jonnos32 31 January 2013
Rather a steadied ship than a sinking one...
All the signings so far stink of transition. Looks like this year is for steadying the ship unfortunately. @MarcIles— @Matley13 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Signs are that Freedman is building for next season, but still hopeful that changes will push us up the table.#bwfc— @DisAddress 31 January 2013
That's an interesting one. Gregg Wylde says he won't be going out on loan as expected. Freedman did say he wanted him to stay last week but that his representatives were forcing the issue.
RT @GreggWylde: For all those Hibs fans iv been called back to Bolton thanks for the support on twitter :)— @jamesyboy8 31 January 2013
@MarcIles greg wylde tweets he is staying at bolton. no loan then. also means no other winger coming in i presume— @smeghead54 31 January 2013
Assuming Medo gets done (which I am really confident it will) - how do you view the business done in the January window?
Craig Dawson, Craig Davies, Cian Bolger, Medo and Jan Gregus. Discuss.
Bolger done deal according to @MarcIles. At last, now for the main event that is Medo #bwfc #transferdeadlineday— @jnmtn 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Coyle about to appear on 5live - talking about his success in last year's window perhaps?— @grundyian 31 January 2013
Record figures for our web coverage of #bwfc today. Great work by @MarcIles and @davidpyeBN ... and Ilesy will go on till 11pm.— @NeilBonnarBN 31 January 2013
And I also understand that Cian Bolger's deal will be announced on the official site before much longer. Signing!
Just hearing that Michael O'Halloran will be staying at Tranmere Rovers until the end of the season. Confirmed deal!
@MarcIles it certainly is true, Mr Jordan did look rather perplexed— @jnmtn 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Gartside just text Simon Jordan to tell him to say something nice about DF on SSN. Very strange.— @smeghead54 31 January 2013
Just heard Lennel John-Lewis has moved from Bury to Grimsby Town. Gutted... as the chant at Gigg Lane went "his name is a shop".
Coming up to 12 hours since I first turned my laptop on this morning. It was a simpler time, filled with rumours of a bid for Lloyd Dyer and wide eyed wonder at Fulham's move for Ngog.
Quick advert for tomorrow's BN, which will include the conclusion of tonight's transfer action, of course, including (hopefully) the backstory to Medo's arrival. I've also had a chat with Marvin Sordell about his return to Watford, and there's a few pieces of good news on the injury front.
@MarcIles DJ Campbell tying up a deal at Blackburn— @mickling1 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Left back from Malaga for 10m, think they've been ripped off, we should try and haggle a deal for louis saha— @MattDoran_UK 31 January 2013
@MarcIles does anybody think we can still sneak the play offs ? To me it looks like Dougie is building for next season already— @jonnos32 31 January 2013
Freedman was very relaxed speaking about the potential ins and outs today. Didn't look like someone who had a string of agents on speed dial waiting to push something through.
@MarcIles Other than Kamara and Bolger, do you see any other new faces heading to the Reebok tonight?— @BurndenAces 31 January 2013
@MarcIles so who have we actually signed today,as of now?— @cosmic2t 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Any news of any shocking transfers?— @MattDoran_UK 31 January 2013
#Beckham announces he will donate his #PSG salary to a Paris children's charity. Fantastic ambassador the game & great rolemodel. @MarcIles— @worth1g 31 January 2013
@marciles does the medical mean that there is international clearance or is this being done just in case?— @LionOfViennaSte 31 January 2013
Am getting word that there could be a couple of loans going out tonight. My money is on Gregg Wylde being one of them.
@MarcIles What are the chances of us bringing in adomah?— @Ollie_Morton_ 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Surely we need to sign a winger or two, any news on that?— @jakebriscoe97 31 January 2013
I can reveal that Medo is taking his medical at the Reebok right at this moment.
@MarcIles I'm extremely concerned about the potential losses of N'Gog, alonso & CYL. Looks like we'll be a weaker set up by 1st Feb.— @njcoleman79 31 January 2013
@MarcIles how close is medo kamara to siging— @bwfc1996 31 January 2013
As ever, if you want a question answered please tweet me @MarcIles and I'll do my best to get round the printable ones. But the next one comparing me with Jim White gets a ban...
Hello again! Back in the saddle and glad that Dave Pye didn't steal all the juicy news whilst I was away...
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN Attempting to rival Jim White, are we Marc?— @bwfc_nozza 31 January 2013
5:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13
His wiki page has Kamara as a Bolton player
Had that yesterday as well...good olf wikipedia
@davidpyeBN @MarcIles we can't let Chungy go that would only leave us with Eagles for a winger who's been dreadful for last 2 months!! #bwfc— @stujanson 31 January 2013
Just over five hours to go now and it will soon be time for me to handover back to Marc Iles.
He will be back in the chair from 6pm to take you through what could be an interesting final few hours of the window at the Reebok.
Will Chung-Yong Lee, Marcos Alonso or David Ngog depart? Will any more new faces come in?
Keep in touch via Twitter.. @MarcIles and also on here.
Thanks for all your comments in the last six hours.
Away from deadline day and Stuart Pearce has named his England Under-21 squad for Tuesday's friendly against Sweden.
Wanderers loanees Craig Dawson and Benik Afobe are included but there is no place for in-form striker Marvin Sordell
@davidpyeBN according to reports Medo has signed— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
A third departure of the day at Bury with centre-back Mark Hughes moving to Accrington Stanley on loan for the remainder of the season, boss Kevin Blackwell has confirmed.
@davidpyeBN Lee hasn't been the same this season £5 million would be a good deal but then we only have eagles and afobe left as wide players— @JKbwfc 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN we cannot let Alonso go. Pay him what he wants, then he's tied to club then is someone does come in theyl have to pay fortunes!!— @stujanson 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN why do we need a winger when we have Greg Wylde? When will the Medo transfer be announced? i's and t's must be crossed by now— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN we CANNOT let Alonso go for so cheap he is our best current player same for Chungy probably second best and we need to sell Ngog— @dazbwfc 31 January 2013
We do have Benik Afobe who "can" play wide on the right but I think I speak for a good sized group when I say "please, no!" @davidpyebn— @LionOfViennaSte 31 January 2013
I see Louis Saha has left Sunderland and there was talk recently about him going to Palace...be a good move for Eagles fans when Zaha leaves...just have to tweak one letter on the replica shirt
Craig Davies is not a winger. Dougie's favoured formation is 4-2-3-1 we need a new winger desperately. Got to hope he's trying @davidpyeBN— @meanderson93 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Only having 2 and Lee having pins in his leg still i assume if we dont get anyone in we'll be trying a different formation— @JoshHealy 31 January 2013
Josh Healy @JoshHealy
@davidpyeBN still no word if we're after a winger or not :)
Not as far as we know but if Chungy is to go then Freedman may have to move quickly
Scott Gregory @Scott_92
@davidpyeBN @MarcIles someone give Pardew a ring and let him know we've got a Frenchman for sale. Please.
Maybe Beckham could go there on loan from PSG when he's learnt the lingo...apparently that is why his press conference in Paris is delayed - he's trying to learn French for his opening statement!
Former Wanderer Nicky Hunt has extended his loan at Accrington Stanley from Rotherham until the end of the season.
Ian Rowbottom @IanRowbottom25
Can't see Chungy leaving. Already need one winger, 2 in 5 hours is almost impossible. @davidpyeBN #bwfc
Graham Abbott @gsa219
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN Take £5M for Lee now, he's not the player he used to be. Although I'm not too happy about doing business with Stoke
Scott Gregory @Scott_92
@davidpyeBN Think freedman needs to pull his finger out and invest in another forward and centre mid. We're desperately short...
Nigel Greenwood @Nidgster
@davidpyeBN If we get £500,000 for Alonso probably a good deal. Wouldn't settle for anything less though. £5 Mill for Chungy disappointing
Nick Hodgson @NickHodgson4
@davidpyeBN will we use any of the 5m to bring in a replacement for chungy if he goes?
As I said before, I suppose it all depends on how late we do any business
Just had a sports reporter at the Milton Keynes Citizen suggest to us there are rumours down there Marvin Sordell could be heading to MK Dons on loan.
Nothing in the pipeline on that as far as we know but one to keep an eye on.
Championship speculation with regards Wanderers weekend opponents Watford and Sky Sports reports Napoli youngster Soma Novothny could be set for a loan switch to Vicarage Road, according to the player's own father.
An Italian to Watford? Surely not!
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN Guess I'd like to see #BWFC whole if only until June ... if they should let anyone go it's Ngog for the right price— @dougchapinjr 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN even better you could play alonso on the left wing, he's great going forward— @beechd86 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN might as well keep alonso, still time to persuade him to change his mind, Chungy not been the same since break, 5m for potential— @beechd86 31 January 2013
Twitter feed back in business people...so what are everyone's thoughts on possible exits for Chungy, Alonso or Ngog?
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN why would we let Alonso go now for such a low fee, I'd make him stay and let him go for free if we can't convince him— @weirside 31 January 2013
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN Talksport Chungy to stoke 5mill! You have got to be joking,who in their right mind would think that is good business— @icedgraphics 31 January 2013
Rory Delap has left Stoke to take his long throws to Barnsley...wonder if we will mention Stoke again on this forum tonight?
Finally for now from Wanderers writer Marc Iles at Euxton..
David Ngog remains at the club and boss Dougie Freedman say he is "in no mind to sell".
However, with Fulham's interest believed to be concrete, he accepts he would have to listen to a "good offer" for the French striker.
We understand an initial enquiry proposed £500,000 up front now and a further £2million in the summer from the Cottagers.
Just to let everyone know that our Twitter feed is currently down so any Tweets sent cannot be seen...must be overheating on deadline day! Just so no-one thinks they are being ignored!
More from Marc Iles at the Wanderers press conference on possible exits.....
Dougie Freedman has admitted there is continued interest in Marcos Alonso from several clubs but he remains at the club - for now.
Freedman has hinted that he may have to search for a late replacement at left-back if anything happens with regards the Spaniard moving on.
Down the road at Bury, the Shakers have confirmed the signings of experienced right-back Carl Regan and Cameroon midfielder Valéry Mézague, while striker Lenell John-Lewis and Andrai Jones have left the club on permanent deals to Grimsby and Barnsley respectively on 18-month permanent deals.
Manager Kevin Blackwell has also confirmed that Efe Sodje has turned down offers of permanent moves to Blue Square Bet Premier sides Luton and Macclesfield.
Talksport report that Stoke City remain interested in Wanderers pair Chung-Yong Lee and Marcos Alonso.
Potters boss Tony Pulis is apparently keen on the pair but hoping to drive down the asking price for Lee from a reported £5million and Alonso from £500,000 to £200,000.
The report suggest talks are ongoing and there could be movement later tonight...watch this space!
Freedman also states that Leicester youngster Cian Bolger is one for the development squad
Apparently the Whites just need to dot the i's and cross the t's and secure international clearance
Marc Iles has reported back from Dougie Freedman's press conference with the latest on Medo Kamara who is at Euxton to hopefully finalise his move.. Freedman has said the deal is "very close" and it would be an "absolute steal" to get him on board
2:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13
Medo Kamara...once a £16 Million valued player linked with Spurs ....now a £300k player linked with Bolton! ...Is this the same player or are we really getting CHRIS KAMARA ?!!! ;-)
For those asking about links with Tom Pope, our understanding is that there is no interest from Wanderers
@davidpyeBN @MarcIles any truth in the tom pope rumour? #goodplayer #bwfc— @walshyt100 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN @marciles how are the moves shaping? #bwfc #beenonearlies #germannewsisrubbish— @Big_E_Est1986 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN we should try and sign bosingwa from qpr on loan considering redknapp don't want him— @dazbwfc 31 January 2013
Latest Championship rumour is veteran Kevin Phillips to Crystal Palace....they are certainly looking to spend some of their Zaha cash it seems
@davidpyeBN Just seen fat Ronaldo leaving @CarrsPasties with a pastie barm! Been talked out of retirement to sign a temporary contract!?!— @GrundyCallum 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN can Dawson play left back if Alonso goes? Is so with Wheater coming back defense is fine. #leftwinger please— @m_taylor2703 31 January 2013
Barnsley have announced Mido - the Egyptian one - has been released...would be quiet appropriate now for Wanderers to confirm another Medo is signing....we await more news
1:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13
Elmander is available on loan - why not ? he should rip through championship defences, a good replacement if we show N'Gog the door.
@davidpyeBN Any chance of us snatching Warnock from under the nose of Leeds? Surely if Leeds can afford his wages, we can.— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN Any truth in the rumour that Dele Adebola is in talks to sign? Other clubs after the bigs mans signature though #tank— @dominicchew1 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Warnock is on Leeds cards.. Very very close source you would'nt even believe how close #bwfc— @Jj786bwfc 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Should anyone be sold, will Dougie be allowed to spend that money or will he only get a %age?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Any truth in the speculation that you don't actually like pies? #CrazyRumourDay— @Tom_Riley89 31 January 2013
My colleague at the Yorkshire Post @PhilHayYEP says on Twitter.."Hearing that Stephen Warnock to #lufc is still on and likely to be done."
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN Ngog on loan is no good for either,we lose a squad player and they realise a guy they were going to sign is rubbish— @Aidan_Ideas 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Any news on us signing Dwayne Pipe?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN what time is @MarcIles back from his press conference with his news?— @jacktnolan 31 January 2013
@davidpyebn Dramatic effect, of course. "9.5 hours before the window gently closes!" doesn't have the same ring to it— @LionOfViennaSte 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Micheal Rickets will be in to sign in a few minutes. Hes just finishing of his double mac and large fries.— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
Keiron Dyer to Middlesbrough is done according to the BBC...interesting to see if they can keep him fit
Just over 9-and-a-half hours to go before the window slams shut...why does it always slam shut I wonder? Shouldn't there be safety catches on it or something?
@DavidPyeBN Random question: is there any interest (by #BWFC or anyone) in American Chris Wondolski? Too old? Too expensive? Too...American?— @dougchapinjr 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Anybody else get the feeling that building for the future is a money making scheme? Nobody holds onto youth once they excel.— @JoshHayesBWFC 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN just seen jardel at the middlebrook, i see he's on the atkins diet again, kfc family feast for 1— @beechd86 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Have we been linked with any more Davies' in line with our strict Davies transfer policy? #bwfc— @GrundyCallum 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN is the medo kamara a done deal then?— @johnwleather 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Do we know if Heskey has left Harvester yet? Could be the answer to the left winger situation if he's here for contract talks.— @Tom_Riley89 31 January 2013
More Championship rumours and the talk is Peterborough's highly-rated George Boyd is en route to Nottingham Forest after it was thought he may be going to Palace yesterday
@davidpyeBN any news on the Albert Adomah rumours— @leon2194 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN has miguel veloso signed yet? #bwfc #TransferDeadlineDay— @etfarrar 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN @MarcIles just heard that mcgoldrick Cov is a possibility,hope that cant be true.things are really bad if we're looking at lge 1— @MarkSharples2 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN We were linked with Dawda Leigh earlier on this transfer window, I take it nothing has come of that?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
Sky Sports now reporting Fulham want Ngog on loan...our understanding is that the first enquiry was for a permanent move. I expect that would suit Wanderers more to free up funds for Freedman
@davidpyeBN what do you think about this new signing medo is he that good Tottenham bid 16 million or something didn't they last season— @leon2194 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN We looking at any right backs? Mears is poor and don't know what's happening reguarding Riley.— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN How much is Charlie Austin valued at do you reckon, would he or Glen Murray be out of our price range?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
So Samba to QPR is a done deal...reported to be £12million fee. Just shows how desperate teams are to be in the Premier League next season when the big TV money comes around
@davidpyeBN @grundyian hope fulham take Ngog, marvin needs a good run in the team now, let the young players have a go now, vela an co— @beechd86 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN How many additions to the first team squad are we looking to make, most signings seem to be for the future and dev squad so far.— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN should table a bid for watfords young striker vydra e has proved that he can hit the back of the net and we need a goal scorer— @leon2194 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN have we signed any more players .... #bwfctransfernews— @Gazzahall68 31 January 2013
@davidpyeBN Has there been any enquiries about CYL?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
Interesting quotes from Hamilton Academical boss Billy Reid today on why Gary Fraser turned down a move to the Reebok.
"I was really shocked to be honest," Reid told the Daily Record.
"As far as I was aware, the move was pretty much done and dusted. The clubs had agreed a fee and we'd moved on.
"But Gary decided he didn't feel the move was right for him.
"He didn't feel he was ready to leave his family and a local environment at such a young age. It was a big opportunity for him but he's made his call."
@davidpyebn think ngog will go if DF has another striker in mind, probably want his wages ,to bring his own style of player in— @MarkSharples2 31 January 2013
So who have we signed so far? Dawson? Gregus? Bolger? Medo? @davidpyeBN #bwfc— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
Not sold anyone as yet but there is talk of strong interest in Alonso from several clubs while David Ngog is a believed target for Fulham who have been linked before you may recall
@davidpyeBN I'm a late arriver on here today so trying 2 catch up. Have we signed or sold anyone today?— @Sophthecatsmum 31 January 2013
So Luciano Becchio is now a Norwich player with Steve Morison heading in the opposite direction to Leeds. Morison should do well in the Championship, not sure if Becchio will prove as successful in the Premier League but time will tell
Doubt Brum would let Redmond leave even with their financial concerns...definitely a good player who could do a job for the Whites though
@MarcIles @davidpyeBN any news on a winger? Would take Nathan Redmond from Birmingham #bwfc #TransferDeadlineDay— @GrundyCallum 31 January 2013
Afternoon all..Dave Pye here picking up the baton from Marc Iles who is off to Euxton to speak to Dougie Freedman. I'm on the afternoon shift so Tweet your thoughts on all things Wanderers to me @davidpyeBN. Will there be any departures before tonight's 11pm deadline?
And that marks the end of my first shift. Follow/tweet @davidpyeBN this afternoon to get the latest this afternoon. I'm off to the press conference to have a chat with the manager. Laters!
Wolves have enquired about Burnley pair Martin Paterson and Chris McCann.
In other Championship news, Paul Robinson looks like going from Blackburn to West Ham, and Rovers have also had a bid for Alex Baptiste turned down by Blackpool.
@MarcIles Also, has any contact been made for CYL?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@MarcIles We close on signing any wingers? We are short since Petrov left, don't like Eagles on the wing and CYL is still feeling his injury— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
@MarcIles so David Beckham to Boltons now off?— @JoshHayesBWFC 31 January 2013
Norwich also adding to their firepower by signing Luciano Becchio. Hard working lad, but worth £3m. I have my doubts.
Wigan Athletic in for Barnsley's John Stones. An excellent right-back and someone I know Dougie Freedman rates. But at £3m, unfortunately out of the price range for now.
@MarcIles should Alonso go, who do we have for left back apart from Ricketts? Do we have someone lined up?— @mini0mk 31 January 2013
Wonder just how many other clubs have enquired about Alonso? As a few of you have mentioned, his performance against Everton at the weekend would have made people sit up and take notice.
@MarcIles I,d drive ngog down personally, if we get 2m in summer for him happy days— @beechd86 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Medo, Bolger and more signings, as well as ngog out at 12:00 once Marc Iles is out the office!— @jacktnolan 31 January 2013
BBC saying Tom Huddlestone's move to Fulham is off. Does that free up some cash for Martin Jol?
@MarcIles Why on earth are Stoke interested in Chungy and Alonso? They both play football! #bwfc #scfc— @conorhhh 31 January 2013
So Beckham to PSG, Steve Morison to Leeds United... starting to feel a little bit left out here. Knowing my luck, everything will happen as soon as I set off for the press conference.
I'll be off to the press conference for the Watford game. With a bit of luck I'll arrive back armed with a few quotes to share with you.
My learned colleague Mr Pye will be taking over from me at noon. Tweet him @davidpyeBN and he'll answer your questions through the day.
Goodness me, just logged on to the site on my Ipad and saw the graphic they have put on the main page with me and Dave Pye. Sorry if it has scared any children...
N'Gog low down in pecking order now. Loan him out, give him games, set fee at what we paid for him - 4mil. @MarcIles #bwfc— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
@MarcIles would be crackers to loan out ngog. Also would be crackers to sell for less than paid.— @icedgraphics 31 January 2013
OK, so what do we think about loaning Ngog to Fulham, with the intention of a permanent sale in the summer. Wouldn't give Wanderers much cash to play with, but would mean more chances or Sordell etc.
Must assume Ngog's wage would be off the bill too?
To answer your question @worth1g - we've seen a lot worse!
@MarcIles Albert Adomah would be most welcome. Would be good value at £2 million— @Superwhite75 31 January 2013
@MarcIles just had DF on, he's asked if I can play sweeper till the end of the season! Should I do it?— @worth1g 31 January 2013
So, what's happened elsewhere this morning? Samba to QPR, Balotelli to AC Milan, Chris Iwelumo on loan to Oldham...
RE Ngog - now had it confirmed that a verbal bid has been made from Fulham to loan the French striker with a view to buying him in the summer. A firm decision has not yet been made by Wanderers on whether they will let him out or not.
@MarcIles Stoke could be putting a bid for Jedinak (Bolton target). Wage package reported to be v.good, Palace wont sell cheap tho— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
@MarcIles it would not surprise me if Everton in for Alonso after Sat. Long term replacement for Baines?— @sportsseek 31 January 2013
Time for an important update - now understand that it isn't just Stoke City and Fiorentina in play for Marcos Alonso. Been informed that several clubs from Premier League and Championship have now been in contact.
What is it about DF that seems to get deals done, whereas recent managers seemed to struggle on deadline day? #bwfc @MarcIles— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
10:35am Thu 31 Jan 13
Thanks Marc, Sombre maybe?Realistic yes!
I wish it wasn't so, but I really believe the cliche we are a club in transition, gone have the good old big Sam days, which we have never managed to reach again, I truly think gartside made a huge error disassembling the back room staff and science department .
DF has a lot of work to to, and it will take a couple of seasons to assembly a new team,
Personally i like the idea of the club and DF concentrating on bringing youth through the ranks, with such great academy they have been underachieving for some time.
Christ what were the last real youth players to come through the ranks.
Loving the obscure transfer tittle-tattle, by the way.
@MarcIles Just seen Emile Heskey tucking into his free salad bowl at Harvester. Reckon he's getting ready for his medical. Anything in this?— @Tom_Riley89 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Any chance of Medo being in the squad for Saturday? Thats if no other teams come sniffing in the mean time! #bwfc— @Enty39 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Trouble with players like Alonso and Ngog is they're never going to develop if they keep moving around and sitting on the bench.— @Nidgster 31 January 2013
@MarcIles heard were looking for a winger what about the young Deulofeu from Barac's b team?— @pattfurey 31 January 2013
@MarcIles what's the latest on N'Gog? If somebody comes in with an offer I'd snap their hand off! #bwfc #TransferDeadlineDay— @GrundyCallum 31 January 2013
10:25am Thu 31 Jan 13
We are going up! 33/1 at moment good bet
And then a more optimistic one!
10:22am Thu 31 Jan 13
Ian I think it's a bit late for a run, little or no chance of top 6 finish, hope im wrong, but we would have to win the majority of remaining games and hope a few in that end of the table hit a bad run. Even readings run last year was not that good, I think they had about 10 more points than us at this stage.
The fact remains hart side reacted too slowly to the OC debacle and the damage had already been done
We have been left with a mediocre team of no real value with no cash to spend, hence why DF is looking to bring you cheap youth through.
A rather sombre summation...
So, what's going on elsewhere. QPR to sign Samba for an eye-watering £12.5million and £100,000-a-week. Good grief.
Harry Redknapp has also seen a £5m bid turned down for Peter Crouch.
Wigan Observer man @PaulKendrickWIG says Aiden McGeady will not be heading to the DW any time soon.
And in the Championship, it seems Nottingham Forest are trying to sign Stephen Ward from Wolves.
10 points from 5 games will change our promotion chances drastically. Need a mini-run. @MarcIles #bwfc— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Has Sordell put his tough times behind him? Should we sell N'gog and give him a run. Back up being Davies 1, Davies 2 and Eaves?— @PhilBWFC 31 January 2013
@MarcIles I think we can all agree we've started playing well. Get a few decent signings in and can we snatch 6th place???— @PhilBWFC 31 January 2013
@MarcIles I'd like to see us have a go at signing Oussama Assaidi from Liverpool on loan. Young, quick winger. Dougie could do well with him— @chrisfu_1983 31 January 2013
@Enty39 @MarcIles best one I ever heard was my uncle claiming he'd seen Ruud Gullit on the 472 from Bury Interchange to Bolton #bwfc— @19manning83 31 January 2013
@MarcIles @SkySports confirmed Frazer deal off as he didn't want to leave home...... What a missed opportunity— @MarkSharples2 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Great news about dyer link,does that mean teddy bear is confirmed— @MarkSharples2 31 January 2013
@MarcIles don't want to get anyone carried away but I've just seen Ronaldinho walking round Jumbles #bwfc #incoming— @19manning83 31 January 2013
Credit to @MarcIles , this Bolton News blog is pretty good! #bwfc— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
But who do we want in? Winger still very much an area that Dougie Freedman wants strengthening. Medo's arrival was his number one target though - a defensive mid was a must.
And in the spirit of important updates, I have had it confirmed that Lloyd Dyer IS NOT a target for Bolton Wanderers. Quite a few people who tweeted already this morning will be pleased with that.
This one's an important update - so I've used my jazzy update button.
Have been told that Fulham's enquiry about Ngog came late last night but the Londoners DID NOT make a firm bid of £2.5million.
Whether that happens as deadline day continues, we'll see.
@MarcIles tbh we shouldn't go for lyod dyer he is to old rather have sumone young with experience in out league i.e Redmond from Birmingham— @leon2194 31 January 2013
Paul Scharner has rejoined Wigan on loan from Hamburg.
@MarcIles my concern is a lack of a left full back,sordell needs a run in the team now so I don't think the sale of Ngog would hinder us— @jonnos32 31 January 2013
9:20am Thu 31 Jan 13
I can't see any legs in the dyer rumour, he is just not freedmans type of player, and his pedigree is not up to much, maybe a stop gap bench warmer if ngog goes, but I'm sure there are better out there
@MarcIles I would rather keep N'gog. Played well this season when fit. We need to create chances for him ie don't play Andrews— @doogiewanderer 31 January 2013
Elsewhere in the Championship, Wolves' reporter @TimNash1 claims Roger Johnson could be on his way out of Molineux and Marlon King - yes him - could come in.
The very reliable @jezbutler claims Alex Baptiste will be leaving Blackpool, with Wolves and Blackburn slugging it out for the defender.
Lloyd Dyer seems a funny one to be linked to - 18 months remaining on his contract and 30 years of age. Will hopefully get a confirm or deny on that one as the day rolls on.
@MarcIles I really don't want us to get Lloyd Dyer, I'd rather keep N'gog.— @PhilBWFC 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Alonso has really upset me. Hes only just started getting good and now he wants to leave?!— @PhilBWFC 31 January 2013
The self-styled transfer deadline day king, Harry Redknapp will be a busy man today too. Chris Samba, David Bentley and Jermain Jenas on his shopping list. Won't be cheap.
In other transfer news, I hear Middlesbrough are signing Keiron Dyer. Added to earlier news of Danny Graham potentially going to the Riverside, and there is clearly a bit of cash being thrown at their promortion bid. Most of the national papers have him going to Sunderland, though.
@MarcIles anybdy else think selling alonso is an aberration? Over recent yrs we spend big £ and then let them run out,— @MarkSharples2 31 January 2013
8:51am Thu 31 Jan 13
Just hope Alonso does not bolt off to Stoke. Even if he just stays until the end of season and help the cause of getting us back up!
Is the Craig Dawson deal still live? @MarcIles #bwfc— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
For the record - there have been a few whispers about Chung-Yong and a possible move elsewhere but I'm informed that's all they have been. No offers whatsoever. Stoke City have been mentioned a few times, although it seems the link has stemmed from a firm of agents who brokerered his deal from FC Seoul a few years ago.
Of more interest is the fact that Alan Harper has been spotted around the Reebok recently. He used to work for Wanderers, and spotted Chungy playing in the K League back in Gary Megson's day. Now he works for Liverpool.
@MarcIles whats happenin ive heard ngog and chungy out!! Is that true— @nathbwfc 31 January 2013
Our squad will ba absolitely huge if we sign 3. Surely a few leaving today too @MarcIles #bwfc— @IanRowbottom25 31 January 2013
@MarcIles Ngog splits opinions - personally i think he has quality. Do you think he hasnt stormed because the managers havent used him 1/2— @icedgraphics 31 January 2013
@MarcIles correctly i.e. Kd & ngog doesnt seem to work and he looked comfortable uptop (4-5-1) on his own last season— @icedgraphics 31 January 2013
@MarcIles graham to boro? That's a cracking deal for championship club if true.— @smeghead54 31 January 2013
@MarcIles do we think any "experienced" players will be come through the doors at #bwfc today?— @LukeBarnes88 31 January 2013
@MarcIles anything you can tell us??— @bwfcste 31 January 2013
@MarcIles anything in the Albert Adomah rumour?? He's a winger that Palace wanted but they have signed George Boyd.— @stujanson 31 January 2013
We've made it through our first hour folks. No real point in a recap, because nothing has really happened. But I'm treating it like a warm-up... wouldn't want to strain something later on when it gets busy.
@MarcIles agreed, he's 22, obviously hot property & at £600k he's a steal!! Then if a club comes for him then theyl have to pay top dollar!!— @stujanson 31 January 2013
@MarcIles predic pls? Will alonso ngog be at bwfc at 11? How many ins will there be? Any surprises ins or puts you reckon?— @smeghead54 31 January 2013
@MarcIles ngog has the ability but he is clearly unfit nor able to ever complete 90 minutes!! He should be ashamed that he hasnt ripped itup— @GarethHulme 31 January 2013
@MarcIles I'd take £2.5mil for N'gog - potentially re-invest in Yannick Bolasie.— @LukeFern2 31 January 2013
@MarcIles why is the club not offering Alonso more money?? Obviously the current offer was below what he was expecting!! We need to keep him— @stujanson 31 January 2013
Alternatively, we have a comment facility on this very site. I'll try and keep on top of them too.
What do we think about the prospect of Ngog leaving, by the way?
He started like a house on fire for Freedman but has been used quite sparingly in recent weeks.
How would you invest the money elsewhere?
Tweet @MarcIles and I'll use the best ones on here!
@MarcIles any update on the Ngog to Fulham rumour?— @phoward1974 31 January 2013
Not saying all that is true, of course, but it does add a touch of excitement to the signing.
Even seen him pitched as a potential replacement for Luka Modric...
Lots of optimism about Kamara's arrival since the news broke yesterday. I'm sure, like me, you've surfed the internet looking for stories about him and seen the £16million link with Spurs...
@MarcIles ngog and alonso our 2 outs today if valuations are met? #bwfc— @DannyW91 31 January 2013
@MarcIles do you think its going to be a busy deadline day for bwfc ? Sounds it ?— @bwfcjgreen92 31 January 2013
@MarcIles you reckon the Albert Adomah rumours may appear again today?— @mattyyyevans 31 January 2013
@MarcIles early start for you! Any gossip flying around just now? #bwfc— @dandan2790 31 January 2013
So let's recap on the transfer news at the Reebok.
Marcos Alonso looks likely to go to Fiorentina in the summer but Stoke City have emerged as a late contender for his signature.
Fulham have been linked overnight with a £2.5million move for David Ngog, and that could well fund a deal for Leicester City's Lloyd Dyer.
Medo Kamara is very nearly done - expect that one to be announced in the course of the day along with Cian Bolger, also of Leicester.
There might also be a bit of loan movement - with Gregg Wylde, Joe Riley and Rob Lainton all subject to interest from elsewhere.
Good morning all. It's just after 7am, I've had three Weetabix and working on my first brew. Must be transfer deadline day!
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