Transfer Rumour Mill - Jul 29th

Well it’s all gone nuts this weekend rumours wise.

Charlie Austin
Well there is a few things with this one. Firstly the odds. I’ve never really been one to gamble on where a player ends up, its, well, a gamble. But apparently his odds keep plummeting, so people think it’s a sure thing. Now the basic thing is, if you keep gambling on something bookies react by lowering the odds and lowering their risk, if more people keep betting, odds keep dropping. So although it’s also because of likelihood, it’s also in response to betting habits. Furthermore was a rumour we have a medical booked in. The fact of course we have been chasing him for the summer, and that Burnley look resigned to selling, it almost came down to a us v QPR shoot out. However remember he did fail a Hull medical. And we know about us and medicals.

Kelvin Wilson
The other rumour that won’t go away, following having the £1.5 million offer rebuffed, we have gone back in with another offer, which is being accepted as it’s what Celtic apparently quoted. It’s believed to be around £3million mark, but that’s likely to vary on a final figure. Any deal would likely see add ons if we get promoted etc. Kelvin apparently wants to move back south, as he wants to be close to his family (and apparently young daughter)

Mahmoud Hassan
Or more well known as the Egyptian “Trezeguet.” This one is apparently dead in the water according to the latest news. The 20 year old has been put on a back burner due to his club al-Ahly demanding too much. Nice and Atletico Madrid are also balking at the fee’s demanded.

Grant Leadbitter
Another deal that seems to be going nowhere. Mowbray has been quoted as saying he is integral to the side, and having £2mill offers turned down, it seems we have got the message that he isn’t for sale.

Jason Holt
Following the news from Jim price on twitter that Forest haven’t given up on any of their targets, one has to assume therefore we haven’t given up on Jason Holt. Holt a central midfielder for Hearts would be available for a fraction of the Leadbitter cost, and we seem to have tested their financial resolve with a couple of low offers. Bear in mind Hearts are in a dire financial state, so if we were still in for him, surely £300k would test their breaking point, and maybe get him. Do we need more midfielders? Well in that defensive role maybe, Billy clearly doesn’t rate Gillett, and Moussi seems to have also had his fate decided. So perhaps a new midfielder being brought in would signal the end f the respective Forest careers.