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Vital U's: Transfer + Gossip Column II


Ashley Vincent - Cheltenham Town - Pens three-year deal following successful loan spell at the Community Stadium. Done Deal!

Danny Woodards - Crewe Alexandra - A number of League One clubs, including the U's, keen on the young right-back but MK Dons win race. No Deal!

Jimmy Walker - Free Agent - Veteran stopper thought to be attracting Lambert's attention after impressive loan spell last season. Likely!

Grant Holt - Shrewsbury Town - After having an initial recent £250,000 bid rejected the U's still seem to have stalled their interest. Unlikely!

David Fox - Blackpool - Ex-Manchester United midfielder wings in to add healthy competition in the centre of midfield. Done Deal!

Magnus Okuonghae - Dagenham & Redbridge - Contract rebel rejects Daggers stay and joins on two-year deal. Done Deal!

Michael Nelson - Free Agent - Wanted by a handful of clubs, in a race which results in Norwich City securing his services. No Deal!

Rob Jones - Hibernian - Giant centre-halve was subject of January transfer bid from U's. Possible

Lee Beevers - Lincoln City - Rejects offer from SPL side Motherwell is favour of move to North Essex. Done Deal!

Ben Williams - Carlisle United Stopper considering contract offer from U`s, as Lambert looks for new keeper, with deal to be decided very soon. Likely!


Mark Yeates - Middlesbrough, Bristol City + Others - The tricky wide-man looks set to sealed a switch to Boro. Done Deal!

Matt Lockwood - Leyton Orient - Could well link up with former boss Geraint Williams and seal an emotional return to the O's in the process. Likely!

Jamie Guy - Dagenham & Redbridge - After loan spell with The Daggers last season a permanent move has been touted, could he be used as bait for Okuonghae? Possible!

Akanni-Sunday Wasiu - Free Agent - Nigerian front-runner will leave when his contract expires in July after unsuccessful spell. Done Deal!

Chris Coyne - Perth Glory + Others - Long running transfer saga looks set to end in a move back to Coyne's homeland. Highly Likely!

Medy Elito - Leyton Orient - Another U's player to be linked with Orient, a loan deal would be the most likely option. Possible!

Dean Gerken - Charlton Athletic + Bristol City - Highly-rated stopper initially linked with Summer move to Charlton Athletic but The Robin secure his signature. Done Deal!

Scott Vernon - Carlisle United - Ex-Oldham goal-poacher linked as possible makeweight in Williams` deal, although Cumbrians keen regardless. Likely!

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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Friday July 3 2009
Time: 9:52AM

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Of all the transfer rumours, what is quite shocking is how many defenders we have been linked with, and the only striker we have been linked with is Grant Holt.
03/07/2009 11:19:00
Got the below email from a Daggers supporter about Magnus Okuonghae; Not impressed with Magnus tbh, he was going nowhere this time last season. We were the only FL club who would give him a chance 2 years ago and he spent a whole season injured pretty much. Then he doesn't even make it clear to us what he's doing and left us hanging til yesterday. I believe other clubs bid more than yourselves so obviously we are unhappy that he can choose where he goes and let a tribunal set the fee which may be less than we could have got. Can't see us getting more than 50k but I would imagine we wanted more like double that. He really improved during last season, got yourself a decent prospect there. Very big, very strong, quick in general but a bit slow on the turn. His main problem is that he isn't sure what to do when strikers go a bit deeper to get the ball and turn to face him, and he isn't very gifted with the ball at his feet. He suits League 2 pretty well, be interested to see how he gets on with you.
03/07/2009 11:20:00
So that's interesting. And yeah, bit of a gamble but a free signung who can play in a few positions! Should be at worst okay,..
03/07/2009 11:31:00
Well, I would be happy paying 50k for him. . . Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
03/07/2009 15:05:00
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