Date: 18th July 2013 at 10:05am
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Transfer rumours have been painfully quiet recently apart from the re-hashing and repeating of Benteke rumours which I must admit, I just got tired of, so I`m sure you`d have been just as tired if I kept writing about them.

My opinion on Benteke has become a hey ho one. Bloke should have given us another season with total pleasure, he doesn`t want to, but unless someone bids right and in a decent time, he`ll have to. If he plays up, he could ruin his world cup chances so he`ll have to play. His goals will be appreciated but that ‘bond` with the fans has been broken.

As said, hey ho.

And in other news!

The Sun say that Villa are after ‘Baby Drogba`… must admit, I thought we`d got that in Benteke, he reminds me of Didier.

27-year-old Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis is a £7m target apparently along with interest from Swansea, Newcastle and Cardiff.

He has 50 goals in 142 games in the French league. The spanner in the works could be that Gomis wants Champions League football.

Newcastle are still being strongly linked to Darren Bent. I hope he gets a move, he deserves to play, he`s a good fella and has done nothing wrong, he just doesn`t fit this particular managers style of play/plans.

www.getfootballnewsfrance.com are saying that we`ve made an enquiry for Lyon French international Jimmy Briand.

Wiki (click here) say he`s a winger/striker. With just 16 goals in 85 games (think he`s now played 100 so that hasn`t been updated) I hope he`s more a winger than an out and out striker!