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Beattie is latest Stoke target

Beattie is latest Stoke target

James Beattie is reported to have been discussing personal terms at the Brit, but it's too late for a deal to be done ahead of the weekend clash with Liverpool.

Stoke have apparently had a £2.5m bid for the 30 year old accepted by Sheffield United but torturous negotiations are likely to delay any chance of a final agreement until next week.

Tony Pulis had been hoping to land the striker before tomorrow's difficult match with the League leaders at the Brit as Stoke struggle for numbers in attack with Fuller suspended, Sidibe injured and Kitson only just returning from an injury lay-off.

So it looks like winger, Matthew Etherington will be the sole new signing on display at the Brit for tomorrow's televised late afternoon kick-off.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Friday January 9 2009
Time: 4:57PM

Comments

0
Well my source says it's complete. £2.5 million is the price and i think Cresswell is heading off to the Sty!!?
will it ever happen
09/01/2009 17:14:00
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Are Sheffield United that desperate? £2.5m is a bargain, he'd be a good signing for you. He was massively frustrating at Everton though! Given so many opportunities to impress and spurned every single one with lazy showings and poor finishing.
toffeetower
09/01/2009 18:01:00
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what a ******** joke!! the blades board said nothing less the 6m would seal a move
bladesforlife1889
09/01/2009 18:02:00
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Beattie will be good for the Potters. Hopefully Etherington will also provide some service for Kitson as well.
BoothenP
09/01/2009 19:37:00
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apparantlly kitson is coming to the lane as part of the beattie deal, not creswell
bladesforlife1889
09/01/2009 21:26:00
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look at the say wendy fan - will it ever happen' - clutching at straws - just because we are the bigger club no need to jump on the band waggon piggy!!
bladesforlife1889
09/01/2009 21:28:00
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and there was I thinking Blades were a team with ambition!
merlin
09/01/2009 22:12:00
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tell us about it.
bladesforlife1889
09/01/2009 23:12:00
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apparantly the figure branded around today is 6m!! that is beatties market value not 2.5m. its like saying we will have kitson for 2m now, when you guys paid 5.5m for hime - thing is too he aint scoring you the goals like beattie is for us and he's injury prone!!
bladesforlife1889
10/01/2009 10:53:00
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his market value is not £6 million, u make up random things constantly bluntforlife, hes 30 year old fair play he scores alot but how many are pens?? and hes in the 2nd tier THINK ABOUT IT, who are you to decide james beatties market value
smiggyswfc
10/01/2009 20:44:00
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