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Saints could switch transfer target as Coutinho deal cools

9:40am Saturday 26th January 2013

Brazilian deal in balance

Inter Milan are trying to rush through a deal with Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho as reports link them with another Brazilian in the shape of Roberto Firmino.

Reports in Italy say that Inter are keen to get a quick deal done for Coutinho and are pushing for it to happen by the end of the weekend.

Inter are trying to hurry through a deal for Coutinho, with Liverpool still looking his most likely destination.

The Italian giants are desperate to sign 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians before the transfer window shuts on Thursday.

Due to the obviously tricky logistics of an Italian club recruiting a player from Brazil, they need to ensure they can get on with the deal as soon as possible.

They need to sell in order to buy and the sales of Wesley Sneijder, who has sealed an £8.4m move to Galatasary, and Coutinho would fund the €15m move for Paulinho and leave a bit of change left over.

Saints are the only club to get close to Inter’s asking price for Coutinho, as they were reportedly prepared to pay £10.2m for his services.

Liverpool though remain confident of landing the player because they believe Coutinho would prefer a move to Merseyside.

However, reports say that Saints are now eyeing a possible £8.5m swoop for Hoffenheim’s Brazilian midfielder Firmino.

More Saints news in today's Daily Echo

Comments(67)

Comments(67)

joelster says...
9:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

why do you always do this echo- you report that we are after someone, do like 5 articles on it, make it seem "done", then once again tell us it fell through!!??

It's like having a supermodel flirt with you, ask you out then dump you before the first date!

Now I have to go listen to romantic music on some sappy radio station and cry the night away!

St Retford says...
9:24pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Why don't we cut straight to the chase and sign this Paulinho dude instead? I know fcuk all about him but we could p!ss off half of Europe.

One Heart....One Vision says...
9:30pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Truth is...we'll only know when it' official....when it's on the OFFICIAL SAINTS....the place for the latest up to date Saints news.

The Echo are searching all the news sites as best as they can...like we all are too. still...it's good to read stories about our magnificent Club...no matter whether it's not true....it's all part of the fun.

This ime 2 years ago we lost at Tranmere....how times have changed for the better. Fantastic.

Jesus_02 says...
9:33pm Fri 25 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
Why don't we cut straight to the chase and sign this Paulinho dude instead? I know fcuk all about him but we could p!ss off half of Europe.
like

worried of n e hampshire says...
9:36pm Fri 25 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
Why don't we cut straight to the chase and sign this Paulinho dude instead? I know fcuk all about him but we could p!ss off half of Europe.
ha ha love it!

SaintMax says...
9:40pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Why don't we tell Inter here's £10.2m on the table and you've got til 10pm tonight or we take it off the table...
And Nicola kills your horse.

Wilton195 says...
9:46pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Where does this hype come from , is there any credible source for these rumours, does the echo have an inside spy in the saints camp or is it all wishful thinking? Driving me mad.
Anyone know..?
Cheers

ShakeyWiffles says...
9:52pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Wilton195 wrote:
Where does this hype come from , is there any credible source for these rumours, does the echo have an inside spy in the saints camp or is it all wishful thinking? Driving me mad.
Anyone know..?
Cheers
It's the Echo, you've answered your own question

OSPREYSAINT says...
9:56pm Fri 25 Jan 13

A Forum hoax most likely?

Oohlaadazza says...
9:59pm Fri 25 Jan 13

If someone would rather go to a club with loads of history rather than come to a club & write history we don't want them.

One Heart....One Vision says...
10:00pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Nothing has filtered through as far as I know Wilton195.....I think an undercover Echo reporter is in Barcolona tonight staying in the same 5 star hotel as Saints and is wearing Dark Glasses, a Long Brown Coat and is Smokng a cigar and answering to the name of Pedro ?

tomw1234 says...
10:07pm Fri 25 Jan 13

This is a copy and paste job from a rumours site. Shame on you Echo. I know Southampton FC literally despise you but at least try and get some real info once in a while instead of browsing the web for the latest bull.

Wilton195 says...
10:14pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Probably called clouseau

Tirau Dan says...
10:18pm Fri 25 Jan 13

This is from a calciomercato story that basically said Inter accepted 10.2 from SFC but gave L/pool 48hrs to better the offer.. there is no direct quote from the club with anything. The player does want to stay and may prefer Pool but the offer has been accepted from SFC and he will come unless Pool come up with better than 10.2mil. They are more than 2m adrift.
Plenty of other players on the spin circuit but this one seems to be heading in the right direction. Don;t underestimate MoPo and The Don.

Wilton195 says...
10:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

One heart one vision ,
Can the echo run to 5 star hotels in Barcelona , probably not so pedro sleeping rough tonight !

Wilton195 says...
10:23pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Tirau Dan
Thanks , still hoping

SaintMax says...
10:43pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Wilton195 wrote:
One heart one vision ,
Can the echo run to 5 star hotels in Barcelona , probably not so pedro sleeping rough tonight !
Wilton it's all over twitter, you just have to filter out the cra p to get the basic jist of it.
I reckon LFC are playing on the fact that Inter need the money to buy another Brazilian geezer, and Coutinho has also expressed a preference to go to LFC - LFC have another Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva..
So they aren't upping their offer, though I think they are restructuring it to pay more up front, but refuse to go higher..
If we sign Coutinho I'd be surprised. Pleasantly mind you.

Tirau Dan says...
10:56pm Fri 25 Jan 13

http://www.tuttomerc
atoweb.com/inter/?ac
tion=read&idnet=ZmNp
bnRlcm5ld3MuaXQtMTA0
NjY1
no way will pool fork out 13m to beat our 10.2mil

bbc stil saying no formal offers have been made/// but Italy are full of our 10.2 being accepted and its up to pool to better it quick as they need to get in for Paulinho this weekend

AmsterdamSaint says...
10:57pm Fri 25 Jan 13

One Heart....One Vision wrote:
Truth is...we'll only know when it' official....when it's on the OFFICIAL SAINTS....the place for the latest up to date Saints news.

The Echo are searching all the news sites as best as they can...like we all are too. still...it's good to read stories about our magnificent Club...no matter whether it's not true....it's all part of the fun.

This ime 2 years ago we lost at Tranmere....how times have changed for the better. Fantastic.
The OFFICIAL SAINTS site does not work on an i pad so I always have newsnow.co.uk/ southampton as my first port of call. In fact the OS site is really poor.

stigbole says...
11:14pm Fri 25 Jan 13

as a liverpool fan the only way he joins saints is if we decide not to pay the 10mi..are you guys so naive not to see he isnt interested in coming,your bid has been accepted for over a week and he hasnt even had a medical yet get real

hdfw09 says...
11:30pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Maybe we will secure one of the two. Hopefully that forces MoPo to let Craplow and Guly depart.

COYR

saintmac says...
11:45pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Would seem to have rather more
experience than Coutinho.I think he would be a good buy.

saintmac says...
11:47pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Would seem to have rather more
experience than Coutinho.I think he would be a good buy.

InCortesewetrust says...
12:06am Sat 26 Jan 13

We have Lost our on this particular gem, well done Liverpool, http://www.insidefut
bol.com/2013/01/25/l
iverpool-shrug-off-s
outhampton-to-close-
in-on-philippe-couti
nho/77951/

Sotonfc1984 says...
12:48am Sat 26 Jan 13

Good!!! I'm glad we may miss out, I've never seen him play. We need veterans in the side. All round experienced prem league players. We don't need 10 million pound strikers/midfielders
. We need players like Dawson, Bent, Ekotto, Di santo......

Rising_Son says...
1:38am Sat 26 Jan 13

Sotonfc1984 wrote:
Good!!! I'm glad we may miss out, I've never seen him play. We need veterans in the side. All round experienced prem league players. We don't need 10 million pound strikers/midfielders

. We need players like Dawson, Bent, Ekotto, Di santo......
Why?

Optimist says...
4:23am Sat 26 Jan 13

José María Callejón of Real Madrid has had a Wiki change to Southampton?

batesieboy says...
5:43am Sat 26 Jan 13

Sotonfc1984 wrote:
Good!!! I'm glad we may miss out, I've never seen him play. We need veterans in the side. All round experienced prem league players. We don't need 10 million pound strikers/midfielders

. We need players like Dawson, Bent, Ekotto, Di santo......
My God you are boring and have little imagination. I cannot believe that anyone would want that for SFC... except a Skate!!

OSPREYSAINT says...
8:04am Sat 26 Jan 13

Optimist wrote:
José María Callejón of Real Madrid has had a Wiki change to Southampton?
Anyone can edit Wiki.

Buddy SFC says...
8:56am Sat 26 Jan 13

That's your lot! Liverpool make final £7.2m offer for Inter midfielder CoutinhoBy Dominic King - Mail Online
PUBLISHED: 23:21, 25 January 2013 |

Hmmm the jury's out !!!!

Buddy SFC says...
9:00am Sat 26 Jan 13

LIVERPOOL ECHO - This Morning

Liverpool are confident that negotiations will reach a successful conclusion with Inter Milan over the weekend so they can complete a deal for midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Talks have continued since the Reds’ improved offer of 9m euros (£7.6m) was turned down on Thursday.

Southampton are willing to pay 12m euros (£10m) for Coutinho but the Brazil international has made it clear he wants to move to Anfield.

The player is hoping a compromise can be reached with Liverpool, who are prepared to walk away if talks drag on into next week.

Doesn't look good ..... One thing , if he doesn't go North the Liverpool fans will go balistic reading their tread!!

Buddy SFC says...
9:03am Sat 26 Jan 13

On another note - For those that didn't read this yesterday , a really interesting article on the potential ''NC - Saints Masterplan'' - Sky Sports Well worth a few mins ............

http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
11700/8428233/Saints
-masterplan

JohnItaly says...
9:35am Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
LIVERPOOL ECHO - This Morning

Liverpool are confident that negotiations will reach a successful conclusion with Inter Milan over the weekend so they can complete a deal for midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Talks have continued since the Reds’ improved offer of 9m euros (£7.6m) was turned down on Thursday.

Southampton are willing to pay 12m euros (£10m) for Coutinho but the Brazil international has made it clear he wants to move to Anfield.

The player is hoping a compromise can be reached with Liverpool, who are prepared to walk away if talks drag on into next week.

Doesn't look good ..... One thing , if he doesn't go North the Liverpool fans will go balistic reading their tread!!
If there is any truth in the rumour that Coutinho does not want to come to St Marys and Inter Milan need the money then Liverpool can afford to offer less than Saints and still get their man. I, for one, would not want to see a player come to St Marys if he sees us as second choice as I would doubt his commitment.

Buddy SFC says...
9:42am Sat 26 Jan 13

JohnItaly wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote: LIVERPOOL ECHO - This Morning Liverpool are confident that negotiations will reach a successful conclusion with Inter Milan over the weekend so they can complete a deal for midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Talks have continued since the Reds’ improved offer of 9m euros (£7.6m) was turned down on Thursday. Southampton are willing to pay 12m euros (£10m) for Coutinho but the Brazil international has made it clear he wants to move to Anfield. The player is hoping a compromise can be reached with Liverpool, who are prepared to walk away if talks drag on into next week. Doesn't look good ..... One thing , if he doesn't go North the Liverpool fans will go balistic reading their tread!!
If there is any truth in the rumour that Coutinho does not want to come to St Marys and Inter Milan need the money then Liverpool can afford to offer less than Saints and still get their man. I, for one, would not want to see a player come to St Marys if he sees us as second choice as I would doubt his commitment.
Snap .... Not sure though how much is truth and how much is Inter Negotiating the price upwards ???

Stroppy_gramps says...
10:44am Sat 26 Jan 13

stigbole wrote:
as a liverpool fan the only way he joins saints is if we decide not to pay the 10mi..are you guys so naive not to see he isnt interested in coming,your bid has been accepted for over a week and he hasnt even had a medical yet get real
Mate, we can all read what's being said in the news about how coutinho would prefer to go to Liverpool

What I don't think you realise is - Us Saints fans don't mind that much. He's a great little player and if he wants to go up there and sit on the bench then more fool him. If he comes to St Mary's we'll give him a great welcome (as the Liverpool fans would) and do our best to make him feel supported (as you lot would too)

It's not that big a deal for us since we've got a great strike package, Countinho would just support that for us. we can live with not getting him.

Your main concern should be Saints coming up the table in the seasons to come. Barring an utter disaster we're going to stay up since all the teams around us appear to be imploding at a great rate - Dirty 'Arry isn't going to save QPR, Newcastle are.... well god knows what Pards is doing up there, Villa..... yes well.... Villa. And Fulham arent firing on all cylinders. Reading appear to be getting some results recently but they have a long way to go before safety.

all we need to do is grind out draws against the better sides and make sure we win against the teams around us. We did it to Everton and Chelsea, we can do it to Man U next week.

But if the rumours are true and you have signed Coutinho - thats great for you and honestly, we all wish you well. I just think he's giving up guaranteed game time by going to Liverpool

Saint. says...
11:10am Sat 26 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
Why don't we cut straight to the chase and sign this Paulinho dude instead? I know fcuk all about him but we could p!ss off half of Europe.
Thinking just that!

Go on NC go for Paulinho, hopefully even better player, and would also pea off Inter realationship with that scouse team up north!

Saint. says...
11:25am Sat 26 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
stigbole wrote:
as a liverpool fan the only way he joins saints is if we decide not to pay the 10mi..are you guys so naive not to see he isnt interested in coming,your bid has been accepted for over a week and he hasnt even had a medical yet get real
Mate, we can all read what's being said in the news about how coutinho would prefer to go to Liverpool

What I don't think you realise is - Us Saints fans don't mind that much. He's a great little player and if he wants to go up there and sit on the bench then more fool him. If he comes to St Mary's we'll give him a great welcome (as the Liverpool fans would) and do our best to make him feel supported (as you lot would too)

It's not that big a deal for us since we've got a great strike package, Countinho would just support that for us. we can live with not getting him.

Your main concern should be Saints coming up the table in the seasons to come. Barring an utter disaster we're going to stay up since all the teams around us appear to be imploding at a great rate - Dirty 'Arry isn't going to save QPR, Newcastle are.... well god knows what Pards is doing up there, Villa..... yes well.... Villa. And Fulham arent firing on all cylinders. Reading appear to be getting some results recently but they have a long way to go before safety.

all we need to do is grind out draws against the better sides and make sure we win against the teams around us. We did it to Everton and Chelsea, we can do it to Man U next week.

But if the rumours are true and you have signed Coutinho - thats great for you and honestly, we all wish you well. I just think he's giving up guaranteed game time by going to Liverpool
More over liverpool fan, all which are said are rumours! Also hehas no where actually come out and said no to Saints. Inter may be pushing for more money. But you miss one other factor liverpool fan, and that is NC! NC might of signed him some days ago, and it will be relesed when NC sees fit, or we my not even be after this chap. No one out there knows who Saints will sign until it is up on our OS! You have lost a few target players to Saints, so get use to it, as you will lose more. The tide has turned! Everyone remenbers that baises scouser of an explayer ML who said loud and clear Ramierze would NEVER sign for Saints! Oops!!

Red n White says...
11:38am Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote: LIVERPOOL ECHO - This Morning Liverpool are confident that negotiations will reach a successful conclusion with Inter Milan over the weekend so they can complete a deal for midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Talks have continued since the Reds’ improved offer of 9m euros (£7.6m) was turned down on Thursday. Southampton are willing to pay 12m euros (£10m) for Coutinho but the Brazil international has made it clear he wants to move to Anfield. The player is hoping a compromise can be reached with Liverpool, who are prepared to walk away if talks drag on into next week. Doesn't look good ..... One thing , if he doesn't go North the Liverpool fans will go balistic reading their tread!!
If there is any truth in the rumour that Coutinho does not want to come to St Marys and Inter Milan need the money then Liverpool can afford to offer less than Saints and still get their man. I, for one, would not want to see a player come to St Marys if he sees us as second choice as I would doubt his commitment.
Snap .... Not sure though how much is truth and how much is Inter Negotiating the price upwards ???
No substance to the rumour that he prefers Liverpool over us. He was asked whether he'd consider joining Liverpool, before knowledge of us being interest was known. He said yes he'd like to join Liverpool, but the media now seem convinced that this means he must prefer them over us.

Tirau Dan says...
11:45am Sat 26 Jan 13

The most reputable Italian sites are still saying Inter will not have and answer until Monday. Saints offer of 10.2 was accepted and Pool were to come back There are no "quoted sources" stating preferences of the player. Inter want him gone and if he is kicking up a fuss we don't want him.. Inter's target Paulinho is a much more direct attacker/creator from his videos.. but will need work permits etc which could take weeks.... pass! other names about making the window a bit more lively than we are used to lately.. loads of absolute rubbish out there - some sites pretty overtly just make them up. Take it all as a bit of fun.. don't listen to Liverpool fans on the rant, Inter want 15m and won't take 3m less than saints offer just to please a young player they want moved on.

Que Sera at Saints innit!

kinkyboots09 says...
11:49am Sat 26 Jan 13

Optimist wrote:
José María Callejón of Real Madrid has had a Wiki change to Southampton?
Absolute tosh !!!!!!

El Santo says...
12:10pm Sat 26 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
Why don't we cut straight to the chase and sign this Paulinho dude instead? I know fcuk all about him but we could p!ss off half of Europe.
That'd show the balls that we thought NC had!

El Santo says...
12:15pm Sat 26 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Optimist wrote:
José María Callejón of Real Madrid has had a Wiki change to Southampton?
Anyone can edit Wiki.
That'd be some buy!

El Santo says...
12:23pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
On another note - For those that didn't read this yesterday , a really interesting article on the potential ''NC - Saints Masterplan'' - Sky Sports Well worth a few mins ............

http://www1.skysport

s.com/football/news/

11700/8428233/Saints

-masterplan
Thank, Buddy, good article. I just don't understand why NC did not come out and just say "Thank you" to Nigel, prise him a bit and make things more understandable.
Bad, baaaad PR!

El Santo says...
12:23pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
On another note - For those that didn't read this yesterday , a really interesting article on the potential ''NC - Saints Masterplan'' - Sky Sports Well worth a few mins ............

http://www1.skysport

s.com/football/news/

11700/8428233/Saints

-masterplan
Thank, Buddy, good article. I just don't understand why NC did not come out and just say "Thank you" to Nigel, prise him a bit and make things more understandable.
Bad, baaaad PR!

saintysaintsaint says...
12:24pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Biglia and callejon to sign before the end of the window, Coutinho medical to take place later today

St.Yorkie says...
12:55pm Sat 26 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint wrote:
Biglia and callejon to sign before the end of the window, Coutinho medical to take place later today
Blimey there's a turn up for the book - more players coming before Thursday tha we can shake a stick at...and where do they play or who do they replace?

sking19326 says...
12:58pm Sat 26 Jan 13

stigbole wrote:
as a liverpool fan the only way he joins saints is if we decide not to pay the 10mi..are you guys so naive not to see he isnt interested in coming,your bid has been accepted for over a week and he hasnt even had a medical yet get real
Getting worried your going to lose another possible signing to us then Scouser?

COYR

saintysaintsaint says...
1:00pm Sat 26 Jan 13

St.Yorkie wrote:
saintysaintsaint wrote:
Biglia and callejon to sign before the end of the window, Coutinho medical to take place later today
Blimey there's a turn up for the book - more players coming before Thursday tha we can shake a stick at...and where do they play or who do they replace?
Biglia is a defensive midfielder he'll rotate with Cork. Callejon can play as a winger or striker he'll be playing in place of guly

saintysaintsaint says...
1:01pm Sat 26 Jan 13

saintysaintsaint wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote:
saintysaintsaint wrote:
Biglia and callejon to sign before the end of the window, Coutinho medical to take place later today
Blimey there's a turn up for the book - more players coming before Thursday tha we can shake a stick at...and where do they play or who do they replace?
Biglia is a defensive midfielder he'll rotate with Cork. Callejon can play as a winger or striker he'll be playing in place of guly
Callejon probably means Puncheon wont be getting a new deal too

Outside of the Box says...
1:36pm Sat 26 Jan 13

stigbole wrote:
as a liverpool fan the only way he joins saints is if we decide not to pay the 10mi..are you guys so naive not to see he isnt interested in coming,your bid has been accepted for over a week and he hasnt even had a medical yet get real
Didn't LFC want to sign Vegard Forren a couple of weeks ago?

However LFC's arrogance of giving him an audition (trial) backfired and he signed for a club of the South Coast,,,bearing in mind the Skates have no money,,,Boremuff,,,c
ouldn't afford him,,,and Brighton,,,,didn't know about the player,,,which club on the South Coast signed him,,,,oh yes Southampton FC.

Try before you buy is fine when purchasing cheese at the supermarket,,,howeve
r in the football transfer it pays to put your money in,,,,something LFC need to learn,,,before making arrogant comments on newspaper websites.

saintshorse101 says...
1:55pm Sat 26 Jan 13

like most i have no idea if we will sign him or liverpool will, then again spurs might sign him, `arry redkrapp might want to sign him (but then name a player he wouldnt sign!), newcastle wont as he`s not french, manure just spent all their money on zaha, chelski might buy him as they look like they need another attacking midfielder, arsenal dont sign big money players unless they have come through our academy, everton have no money same with villa, west hoof wont sign him as he might get neck ache watchng the ball go over his head same with stoke, mancity might swap him for tevez.
i think thats all the rumours ive heard!

someone said saints should sign dawson and bent, well dawson is always injured and bent is carp. others said pre-season that we should sign owen, how has that worked out for stoke?
saints will get linked with most players now, especially from italy and spain, the only time we will know is when NC wants us to know, i would rather that than have `arry doing press conferences about every player they have looked at!

worried of n e hampshire says...
2:00pm Sat 26 Jan 13

slums of liverpool or the English Riviera and an up and coming team that is not living in the past, ummm? think I know where I would go!

saint in dordogne says...
2:15pm Sat 26 Jan 13

saints need to get some deals done now and not leave it to last mins

St Forlife says...
2:19pm Sat 26 Jan 13

With all the talk of transfers I hearsd a rumour - albeit highly unlikely that this young player might be seen in our 1st team shortly.

I think his name is Adaminio lallyanio

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=-WraR8sCu
TI

Can't see Saints with this quality in the ranks - can you?

mack chinnon says...
3:05pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Whats happened to Astori.

Galapagos Saint says...
3:46pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Saints, scouts and Cortese are defo doing something right...if you look at the players we have signed or almost signed since the summer:

Buttner: Terms agreed with Saints, then a-GREED with United at 11th hour
Michu: Heavily linked with Saints well before anyone else (we missed a trick there)
Gaston: Beat Spurs and Liverpool to his signature
Clyne: All the "big" clubs courting him...chose Saints
Forren: On trial at Liverpool, targeted by Everton, 11th hour signing for Saints

All this points to highly successful scouting network, a confident chairman and a massive leap in our profile that in the transfer market we are competing with (and beating!) the "big" clubs. Brendan Rodgers must be hating us right now, but I'd say our upward curve has crossed over Liverpools downward spiral and we are now a more enticing prospect to potential signings. After decades (90s & 00s) of selling off the family jewels, scraping the bargain basement, signing has-beens and obscure foreigners we are now entering a phase, more like the early 80s, of a high-profile, high-ambition football club. Very exciting indeed

Combine all this with the best youth academy in the land and a fantasic training system and facilites (Rickie. Spider, Cork, Fonte all converted from good League One players into excellent Premier League players) and I would say THE FUTURE'S BRIGHT...THE FUTURE'S RED AND WHITE (PINSTRIPES)

Strasbourg Saint says...
3:54pm Sat 26 Jan 13

mack chinnon wrote:
Whats happened to Astori.
Mack, this IS a story, and a very long running one at that!!!! :)

Strasbourg Saint says...
4:00pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Just noticed that, at Notts County, Bart has gone off with a serious injury!

All the best Bart!

Buddy SFC says...
4:58pm Sat 26 Jan 13

El Santo wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote: On another note - For those that didn't read this yesterday , a really interesting article on the potential ''NC - Saints Masterplan'' - Sky Sports Well worth a few mins ............ http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11700/8428233/Saints -masterplan
Thank, Buddy, good article. I just don't understand why NC did not come out and just say "Thank you" to Nigel, prise him a bit and make things more understandable. Bad, baaaad PR!
Sadly like most very Successful businessmen there is never a centre point ..... PR and pep's feelings are an irrelevance , shame really because with a little thought they could of handle this very differently !

Anyway NA is off on his hols to Dubai with the family and he won't even be looking at the Blackpool job ...........

Buddy SFC says...
5:00pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote: Whats happened to Astori.
Mack, this IS a story, and a very long running one at that!!!! :)
Isn't Astori about 65 ???? or am I letting my Rugby pedigree seep through ????

Saint m says...
5:15pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Just been confirmed that courtino has gone to Liverpoo

Buddy SFC says...
5:19pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Saint m wrote:
Just been confirmed that courtino has gone to Liverpoo
Yep looks like it , just Tweeted on Liverpool echo ............

Saint m says...
5:21pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
LIVERPOOL ECHO - This Morning

Liverpool are confident that negotiations will reach a successful conclusion with Inter Milan over the weekend so they can complete a deal for midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Talks have continued since the Reds’ improved offer of 9m euros (£7.6m) was turned down on Thursday.

Southampton are willing to pay 12m euros (£10m) for Coutinho but the Brazil international has made it clear he wants to move to Anfield.

The player is hoping a compromise can be reached with Liverpool, who are prepared to walk away if talks drag on into next week.

Doesn't look good ..... One thing , if he doesn't go North the Liverpool fans will go balistic reading their tread!!
Just been confirmed that courtino has gone to Liverpool said on bbc final score

Saint m says...
5:22pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
Saint m wrote:
Just been confirmed that courtino has gone to Liverpoo
Yep looks like it , just Tweeted on Liverpool echo ............
Heard it the final score

mickey01 says...
6:10pm Sat 26 Jan 13

sking19326 wrote:
stigbole wrote:
as a liverpool fan the only way he joins saints is if we decide not to pay the 10mi..are you guys so naive not to see he isnt interested in coming,your bid has been accepted for over a week and he hasnt even had a medical yet get real
Getting worried your going to lose another possible signing to us then Scouser?

COYR
get real, if given the choice i know which one i would choose to play for

Wilton195 says...
8:07pm Sat 26 Jan 13

On sky now , pity

derek james says...
8:55pm Sat 26 Jan 13

he'd rather b paid by scousers giro-cheques, wherever he goes we'll still be payinghis ages

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