Football Rumours Archive July 28 2009


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A deal to bring Tommy Spurr to the City Ground is still undergoing consideration by Sheffield Wednesday. The sum is quite considerable, but the club are still deciding whether or not they are willing to sell.

The Matt Mills transfer saga is almost over, with a deal being forged between Forest and Doncaster with Billy keen to get him in before the Stoke game.

Paul Hart is taking a serious interest in James Perch, and he could be leaving Forest soon.
  Luca Toni is a potential target for West Ham
  Cardiff City Rumours:

Ross McCormack to Wigan – Wigan will pay £3.5m and will send Kevin Kilbane in the opposite direction.

Paul Parry to Oldham – £1m plus Chris Taylor.

Charlie Adam will sign from Rangers, providing that Rangers sign David Healy (Cardiff are also interested in signing Healy, but will back off if Rangers agree to let them sign Adam). Steven Smith will also be heading to Cardiff.

Peter Whittingham to Nottingham Forest – £1m.

Cardiff will also look to sign a goalkeeper – most likely Minnone. Heard Itanje might be given a trial but it's doubtful any side would want him after his actions at the Hilsborough memorial.
  Im Not PSR From LTLF Iv Heard Forest Will Sign Brain Stock This Week And Matt Mills Will Sign If Doncaster Want Billy Sharp. PSR
  All the Gudjohnsen talk to West Ham is just a smokescreen. Expect a suprise and emotional return to the Bridge with a supervising role in Chelsea's midfield from time to time. The fee is believed to be low and the wages around £70k.

Rumour from talk at "Frankie's" bar and restaurant, SW6
  AVFC News

Micha Richards ––– Man City
Sol Campbell ––– Free Agent
Sylvan Distin ––– Pompy
Lee Catermole ––– Wigan
Stephen Warnock ––– Blackburn
Stephan Defour ––– S.Liege
Fabian Delph ––– Leeds
Obi Martins ––– Newcastle
Tim Krul ––– Newcastle

these are all to happen very very soon very soon.
  Spurs Update:–

Delph was at Wembley as a guest of THFC. Hope he wasn't put off by st defending! So Bent is the first striker out and Crouch is coming. Keane is a problem at WHL because Defoe will start ahead of him. I keep seeing posts about Villa's debt but not much about who MON wants in after Downing. We all know about gobse Harry talking up transfers in, so if Vierra is coming expect Jenas/Keane to be a real possibilty as part of a deal to get Young. Dos Santos (I keep saying it) is a better long term bet than Keane who seems to think he's a midfielder now.
  LFC to sign Silva, Tuncay and Catermole.
  Leicester City will beat off competition from Leeds, Southampton and 2 unnamed championship teams to sign Hartlepool's Ritchie Jones.
  Bangor City's Chris Sharp will complete his transfer to Leicester City this week, who are set to beat Coventry, Nottm Forest, Norwich and Notts county to his signature.

Nobody else coming in,the most deluded manager in world football believes his squad is good enough.

toure–city 14m
eboue–sevilla 8m
senderos–wolfsburg 6m

thats another 28m for the board to pocket.

  Although most rumours are exactly that, I would like to place a wad of cash on Jan Klass Huntelaar being a gooner by the start of the season. With the spuds looking to sign a bean (pole) as they can afford his wages then as a gooner myself the thought of Van Persie up front with a touch of Klass seems perfect. Wrap that up with a hard DM and maybe Richards as part of the Toure (hope not) deal and it could make for an interesting season. Hope everyone is feeling the same as the new season draws closer. Cheers to the best league in the world

  Now that john terry is staying at chelsea manchester city will turn to
kolo toure 14m
yaya toure 24m
lescott 20m/upson 16m/bruno alves 18m (if lescott or upson do not leave)
also expect man city to add to there midfield again with
a sneaky bid for young 26m or
yohann gourcuff 17m or
a sneaky bid for douglas costa 16m

liverpool will sell alonso to madrid for
sniejder + negrado + 8m
liverpool will also sign david silva

chelsea will look to try and bring pato after missing out on ibrahimovic and will bid around 50m
  The richest club outside the Premiership (Notts County) are interested in signing Cardiff's Darcy Blake (midfield) and Adam Matthews (right–back).

They are also considering a loan deal for Aaron Wildig, touted as the next Aaron Ramsey.
  Adriano Basso is set to hold talks with Westcountry club Plymouth Argyle having handed in a transfer request. Plymouth are looking to sign a back up goalkeeper for Romain Larrieu and Basso is keen to leave Ashton Gate, with Gary Johnson looking for a minimal fee believed to be in the region of £100,000. The rumours however of Rory Fallon going the other way are incorrect. Fallon wants to prove himself to Paul Sturrock and has so far done a very good job this pre–season, as has Paterson and MacLean who are also expected to stay and fight for their place in the team.
  OFFICIAL Just been speaking to Robert Elstone, No signings for EFC until AUG 10th at least!!! No Money. Lescott is going and top of moyes wish list is DEFOUR

  Notts County are going to bid for scott rendall this week after having a loan bid rejected
  Breaking news: arsenal and real madrid have agreed terms for huntelaar just now for arsenal and huntelaar to agree personal terms so goodnews for arsenals fan and expect blaise matuidi soon and also hangeland/tasci or bassong mexes is staying at roma
  Notts County will take Liam Buchanan on loan and munto have signed an agrement with thistle to use them has a feeder team getting the best young young players from them and letting notts youngsters go there on loan

  First things first, The Gunner Who Knows It All. Let me congratulate you first. Lorik Cana has gone to Sunderland. Then you go and mess up your rumour by saying we will sign Yoann Gourcuff, when he has recently signed for Bordeaux.
As if, Wenger would sign Boumsong. Well I hope not anyway. Patrick Vieira will not be coming back, Wenger hasn't got an emotional side, so Thierry Henry won't be back either.
  To the person who wrote that,

It is reported that Douglas Costa is on the verge of sealing a 12 million deal to Manchester United. Ferguson was ready to wait another season to bid for Costa however interest from other clubs has intensified, therefore he has had to act.

Could you please tell me where you heard this from,where has it been reported cheers!
  Lee Cattermole to put in transfer request frustrated by Wigan's attempts to keep him there as he feels he can progress his career further with either Aresenal, Liverpool or under his old manager Steve Bruce who he holds in high regard.
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So it looks like Crouch has signed for Spurs. I walked past Crouchie and he definitely said Arsene. Maybe they're just mates, i shouldn't have jumped to conclusions. Shouldn't gamble neither. .

UNLESS you're certain of something, which i am!
Robinho–Man U (my moneys down)

Obafemi Martins or Darren Bent –Sunderland

Alan Smith–Bolton

Sorry i got the Crouch one wrong, I'll try and make amends, i know a few of you have been poking fun at me and i deserve it. You just wait though.
–Goatman Gary
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  Preston have lodged a bid for Neal Eardley from Oldham this week in a bid to hijack the supposed deal already done between Oldham and Blackpool.

He is thought to be favouring a move to Deepdale
  Rangers news

Best friends son works at Ross Hall and Peter Lovenkrands is there for his medical,been held up for some time but the queues finally going down.
Gavin Rae to return to replace Barry Ferguson as well.
With Charlie Adam staying the only possible other signing will be Gary Kenneth from Dundee United as a replacement for David Weir
  Plymouth Argyle
Yes it is correct that the new board have given Paul Sturrock around £5 million to spend on new faces. But they want Antionio Bryan not Daniel Welbeck while you are correct that they want the other players.
Expect a big signing on Wednesday.

  A lot of jealous fans have been posting Forest rumours on this site.

Here are the proven facts.

Matt Mills is 99% signed.

Negotiations to get McSheffrey on loan are ongoing

Perch to Pompey is still being discussed between the 2 parties. I am unsure if Wes Morgan will also be going.

The rumours linking Chris Cohen to Pompey are utter rubbish. BD see's Cohen as a potential LB.

Forest have NO debt. There is no financial danger for Nottingham Forest. Derby fans should be more concerned about the financial health of GSE. Rumours from the States are not good.

Any other transfer rumours are completley false.

Earnshaw won't be leaving. Neither will Tyson, McCleary, Smith, McGugan.

As for Derby, it is well known throughout the footballing world that Nigel Clough has spent all his trasnfer budget for this season, and any income received from the forthcoming sale of Rob Hulse (Boro), Kris Commons (Celtic), Paul Green (Sheff Utd) and Stephen Bywater (West Ham) will be used to repay debts.
  Old Firm Update

With Celtic grabbing all the attention this summer, Rangers are going quietly about their business of ridding themselves of some "dead wood" in a bid to raise funds and free up unnecessary wages.

Deals to take Charlie Adam and Lee McCulloch from Ibrox to England are imminent, with Blackpool and Middlesbrough their most likely destinations.

Alan Gow has also been told he can leave the SPL Champions if he can find himself a club, and with Plymouth Argyle and West Brom lurking, Rangers are not without hope of shifting another of their surplus squad players.

When funds are eventually made available, Walter Smith looks set to swoop for long term target, Danny Shittu of Bolton Wanderers, who snubbed a move to Ibrox last summer in favour of the Reebok but has been told by boss Gary Megson that he can leave.

Peter Lovenkrands is also in talks with the Govan giants after he impressed Billy Kirkwood during training sessions and bounce games at Rangers training ground in Auchenhowie, a pay as you play deal may be on the cards for the one time cult hero of the Ibrox legions.

Across the city, Mowbray is assembling a squad which looks big enough to cope with challeneges at home and abroad this season. Time will tell if the additions of Fortune, N'Guemo and Fox will be shrewd business, but the Wembley cup win over the weekend will have done little to dampen the enthusiasm around Celtic Park.

Like their great rivals, Celtic are now in a position where any further new signings will have to be funded by selling unwanted players, which could include Koki Mizuno, Lee Naylor and Giorgios Samaras, along with Barry Robson and Mark Brown.

If some of the out of favour stars can be moved on, Celtic have already sounded out Birmingham City striker Garry O'Connor for a move to Parkhead, which would also re–unite him with his former manager at Hibs.

Mark Guidi
The Sn
  Portsmouth are among the favourites to get relegated next year despite the takeover, with only Burnley and Wolves tipped to go down below them. The likes of Birmingham, Stoke and Hull already seeming safe.
Big names such as Glen Jonhson and Peter Crouch have left and with a squad of only 15 senior players available, Paul Hart is keen to sell Nadir Belhadj and John Utaka.
Portsmouth are however keen on bringing in. .
Steve Finnan
Joe Mattock
Nikola Kalinic
Marlon Harewood
Phillipe Senderos
Joey Barton
Poor old Pompey
  Man utd will sign douglas costa this week for between 10 and 15 mil.other clubs intrest in him has gone up which has forced fergie to react. also, sergio aguero will stay in spain for one more year and then join utd after the world cup, not sure of a price yet. wayne rooney has also said he wants to play with ronaldinho someday so utd will also attempt to sign him either this summer on in jan.
u heard it all hear first
p.s,, 8–2, great result,,owen might be the one to replace all of ronaldo's goals at this rate!!
  Arsenal: Huntelaar looking more and more likely. PLEASE nobody mention Lorik Cana and Arsenal in the same sentence anymore! get it into your heads people, he has signed for Sunderland! Eden Hazard to arrive for £6m, but looks like he will be loaned straight back to Lille. . fine by me, the lad is a true wonderkid. In defence: Toure will go to City. Either Richards will come in part exchange, or Arsenal will offer to Fulham £9m+Senderos. No more defenders will be signed. Gallas and Silvestre will see out their contracts. DCM: Looks like Matuidi is the cheap option. a move for Mahmadou Diarra seems unlikely. Cattermole has been mentioned but Wigan will not let him go after already losing Valencia to Man Utd and Palacios to Scum last season. Nasri will be out only for 6–8 weeks, Rosicky, Traore and Vela are cover enough. Stop thinking about a new keeper, Almunia has been brilliant for us and Fabianski will get better.
SUmmary: In: Huntelaar, Matuidi, Hazard, either Richards or Hangeland, Vermaelen, Edge
Out: Adebayor, Senderos, Toure, one of Diaby/Denilson on loan, other youngsters on loan.
  Klaas–Jan Huntelaar update:
With Stuttgart having been put out of the race and Spurs confirming the signing of Peter Crouch, only Arsenal and AC Milan remain in the race for the Real Madrid striker. However Huntelaar would prefer a move to Arsenal for the following reasons:
–He prefers a move to the prem, thus he knocked back Stuttgart
–He would like to join up with his Dutch team mate van Persie
Van Persie has recommended signing a new striker to Wenger, and has suggested Huntelaar, who Wenger is already a keen admirer of. As far as bidding goes, Arsenal would be able to compete with Milan as Wenger has the £25m from Adebayor available to spend, and Huntelaar would cost no more than £18m. For another thing, Real president Perez has announced that he is looking to have a clearout of players at Madrid, as there are currently too many players at the Bernebeau. Huntelaar, amongst players such as van der Vaart, Robben and Sneijder will be attempted to be sold. Huntelaar could be in an Arsenal shirt as soon as the Emirates Cup (this weekend).

In Arsene We Trust
  To he who wrote–

Hello to my friends of english! excuss me, my english is not verry good, i am from spain in valencia.
I like liverpool and torres, but i can say you that where i am, we know David Villa is for Chelsea, and Peter Kenyon is saw with Juan Soler and Manuel Llorente in the taberna alkazar restaurant of Valencia, coming out from private room after meal.
We say 62m Euro for Villa from Chelsea, everyone talk.

I can say more soon to you! I like premier league not la liga, torres is the great player.

hasta luego,
Marquez Dellano

Give us a break mate,your names probably Mark Daly or something,we didnt come down in the last shower! What did Kenyon,soler and Llorente have for dinner. .Bullst i expect. . .Wishfull thinking from a chelsea fan i suspect. .nice try. .
  Liverpool are reportedly close to securing the signing of Damien Duff on a years loan deal. Could Rafa restart the ex Chelsea midfielder's engine?
Hello, yesterday i say a news and it is on the page! Thank you, i am happy now! I say that i am from Valencia, and everyone now think David Villa is for Chelsea. Maybe i explaine more better.
In Valencia restraunt taberna alkazar, see Peter Kenyon and other Chelsea mens with Jose Luis Tamargo, the carer of David Villa, Juan Soler and Manuel Llorente the from Valencia CF. Not see Villa or not see Abramovic. The men meet in private room at taberna alkaza, when they come out to get in car, people see them.
Everyone in Valencia say Villa for Chelsea, Valencia have not money. David Silva maybe he would go to premier league also.

nos vemos,
Marquez Dellano
  Glasgow Rangers the most succesful team in the world offical have got money problems yes but this does not meen we will go bust of course not we can sell deadwood like beasley adam muclloch smith broadfoot and replace them wif the following Brunt–fantastic player who will slot in at left mid healy striker to compete with boy for place with lafferty and either tonel or strazil to replace weir also expect rangers to give more chances to Fleck and Wilson as it could be there last season at ibrox.

Glasgow Rangers Champions WATP
  Alessandro Rosina to sign for portsmouth on a 3 year deal for 4 million pounds from torino
  Cardiff's new midfield maestro will be none other than Ivan Campo.

Cardiff have reportedly baulked at Didi Hamman's wage demands, and will go for Campo and there could also be a big shock move for Christian Vieri if they can agree terms.

Vieri could very well be McCormack's replacement. .
  ((( AFC Bulletin )))

Expect AW 2 sign 17 year old brazilain starlet Wellington , AFC player Gilbert to move 2 Leyton Orient . Possable move by AW 4 Wigen player Lee Cattermole , AW is interested as RAFA wants 2 sign Cattermole 2 replace ALONSO if he leaves LFC . AFC youngster Nordtveit 2 go out on loan 2 Bundersliga club Nurberg 4 the season ,Luke Ayling will probaly replace him . Eboue 2 probley sign 4 FIORETINA , Gibbs will replace him .
  ~~~~~~~COVENTRY CITY NEWS ~~~~~~~
Coventry are after bangor city striker chris sharp who scored 27 goals last year and are expected to bid 500k
   THFC: Only Fools and Horses

Del Boy Trotter, aka Harry Redknapp is having a laugh with his games about Vierra. He puts it out he wants a broken down third hand banger so he can flog someone else. Scenes of Del and Rodders (Jamie R) talking with Henry at Wembley were like watching spivs on CCTV. Boycie (Levy) had a problem with Crouch having no end value, so what's he going to think about Vierra.

But they know their mark: MON likes a bit of british gear and JJ and Keane are bait for some Young talent. The Delph thing is a stopper on Villa getting him, same as Naughton to Everton. If the game works, it puts MON and Moyes right in the market for some of Del Boys gear.

Let's hope Trigger aka Kevin Bond doesn't get involved while Del and the crew are off on hols. He might end up flogging the wrong gear off the Shelf!

  Ngiak realises that there are many insulting individuals in the site, who come up with outrageous "rumours" after the rude words.
nevertheless, these are a minority, and its a great site!
hmm, huntelaar still has no club? what happ to stuttgart? fergie will negotiate for him when he gets back together with essien.
ngiak does not believe silva or villa will come, british tax problem. .
  To the bloke who said:
T.henry travelled with the barcelona squad for the wembley cup,but did not step near wembley.he was with a certain mr wenger having dinner on sat evening in into what you want but on good authority he will be playing at the emirates this season

looks like u didnt actually watch the wembly cup then because it showed him sitting in the team dug out with his fallow players.

great authority u have get ur facts right before writing rubish
  Arsenal News

Any deal for Real Madrids Huntelaar looks to be dead after Arsenal told Real that they would have to slash their £17 million valuation to nearer £10 million. It seems now more likely that Arsenal will land Kalou who is apparently not in the new managers plans and has only a year left on his current deal. However even this deal will become a struglle with Arsenal playing hard ball over the fee, expect a Lass Diarra type last minute deal, for nothing more than £3.5 million (just half of what Chelsea intially valued the player at this summer) or no deal!

  To whoever said that Plymouth were about to sign Reuben Reid, I very much doubt it, considering that they let him go for nothing last season. Not only did he fail to break into the first team, but he was accused of breaches of discipline when out on loan. Neither club or player are likely to forget that!
  According to my source Leon Mckenzie is training with Notts County with a view to contract.Te 31 year old is without a club after Coventry released Him
  LFC news

through my business contacts in Liverpool, I know one of the main letting agents who looks after the players and support staff ie physios, coaches etc I asked what activity she was expecting before the end of August and she told me the club have said they will not require their services until Jan 2010!So,is this a smokescreen or are the club not buying anyone until Jan or they buying the new players a new house anyway?
  Firstly i would like to tarnish your reputation "the shadow" of not being wrong, you have made one little error, but an error non the less. . you said Distin aka new portsmouth captin whose just signed a new contract guarrentyn Paul Hart sleep at night, he has no other realyy proven centre backs, yes primus but craine and wilson are yet to prove themselves so i can promise you that Distin will not be transfering to liverpool as you predicted. FACT!!! other than that some pretty good rumors,

Portsmouth rumors!

Kalinic (hopefully done)6m
trialist Bopp free transfer
Obodo nigerin udenese (spellings?? dosn matter)£3.75m
d'lessandro(band for 6 weeks following attack on team member so cheap for a fee believed to be £3m
diarra back from real rumor don't think will happen.
steven finnan done deal soon enough
and a couple of other targets 2 huge signings as dr sulihm wants to inject money into the club

crouch– spurs, deal near complete

in the words of arny "il be back" correct me any1 even shadow il no ul have to have a go. .
  In response to. .

I have 2 agree with what alot of ppl r saying on here about arsene wenger. Now he may be 1 of the best managers to embrace english football but he fannies about in the transfer market as we have seen with arshavin, another thing is he is reluctant 2 spend big money E.G £20m + on 1 player.
So i wouldn't be suprised if spends only 1/2 of the ade money but we need to spend 2 compete
anyone else agree????

Fannies about! Vermaelenen arrived and transfer was sown up before any other bidders. Arshavin transfer was protracted as Zenit kept moving the goalposts and agents trying to get a bigger fee from other clubs. Wenger always knows who he wants and as he says "Only add improvement and not buy for sake of buying". he wants a target he will arrive. .Cana was never coming – disciplinary record a put off. . expect 2 players to arrive!!!!
  At " The truth from AG":

You said AW had Biglia second on his importance list.I'm Belgian so I know for a fact Arsene wouldn't even look at Biglia.If U knew Biglia a bit better U wouldn't talk this nonsense.Biglia might be good enough for a championship team (I'm not even sure 'bout that).He ain't good enough for the EPL.No way AW would think about buying him.Anyone linked to Biglia in the EPL,just pray he doesn't come to your team.Biglia just isn't good enough and he never will be.
  Matin Vunk and Leon Mckenzie are having trials at Notts County this week and both my play in this weeks friendly
  Some interesting news from MON@VP.
I have had a succession of bids on ebay for my old motor and at the moment MON2005 is the leading bid at £3.5m. Somehow I think there is a little confusion as I am selling my Land Rover Defender. Should I tell him that he's made a mistake.
But seriously, in the south where I live, the word is Distin is looking at an offer from LFC not AVFC. Also Bent from Spurs to Sunderland is a goer. Villa are an outsider for each and every player that's available and that's not good for Villa fans. MON needs to move his rear end before he loses the support of the fans. We are very tolerant of mediochry but want some indication that we are following a team with ambition.
MAL 57
  Just saw Ronaldinho at Ringway Airport,God he needs a good dentist,hope United do a dental plan.Also Liverpool to buy a picture of the Premiership Trophy as they are never going to win it.19 years.
  To the guy that wrote

'I live opposite old trafford and yesterday i saw the valencia manager Unai Emery. Also there are strong rumours utd will sign d.villa and d.silva from Valencia, so maybe this was a meeting to confim these deals will happen??'

Valencia play manchester united at old trafford i think this week, if not next, so that's why the manager is here in manchester.

But i also feel this match could be too see how both villa and silva fair.
  Bury Striker Andy Bishop is set to move to Championship relegation favourites Blackpool for around 300k.AB has already held talks at the Seaside.
B'pool were after AB when Grayson was in charge and Ian Holloway is a big admirer of the striker. Their is also reported Interest from Leeds and MK Dons
  Can't understand why people keep posting Ben Foster on loan to Rangers??? We already have Alexander and McGregor to fight over the starting place so why when wer'e skint would we fork out on another GK? Tonel will be the only signing for about 1.6 but expect it to be nearer the deadline. Charlie Adam will go, eventually,C'mon Charles let us bank the 500 grand mate,Beasley will go for 600,000 McCulloch will unfortunately stay as WS likes his versitility and he can cover at CB.Expect more youth player activity and maybe signings in January depending on CL progress.
Over at the dark side Ross McCormack will not be signing for 5 mill. He will instead opt for EPL and Hull City.

When You Walk Through A Storm. . . You Get Wet!!!
  Notts county are set to complete the following deals before the season starts. Andy hughes from leeds 200,000. Billy sharp from sheff utd 1.2 mill. Sol campbell from portsmouth free. Dietmar hamman from man city free. From your reliable source plympie.
Told you a couple of weeks ago about N'Guemo and Fox signing for Celtic, and the other name i mentioned at the time was Jay Simpson from Arsenal. Expect Mowbray to look at getting the boy in on loan for next season.
Mowbray is also looking at two more signings, but has been told he has to sell before he can buy. McManus is his first choice to leave, although Hinkel has been attracting attention and Mowbray will sacrifice him in order to get his next signing in.

  Hello to my friends of english! excuss me, my english is not verry good, i am from spain in valencia.
I like liverpool and torres, but i can say you that where i am, we know David Villa is for Chelsea, and Peter Kenyon is saw with Juan Soler and Manuel Llorente in the taberna alkazar restaurant of Valencia, coming out from private room after meal.
We say 62m Euro for Villa from Chelsea, everyone talk.

I can say more soon to you! I like premier league not la liga, torres is the great player.

hasta luego,
Marquez Dellano
  Robert Hings Too Cool For School? I think you should spend your 6 weeks holidays more productively mate. Ched Evans won't be signing on loan for Notts County because he signed a permanent deal with Sheffield United last Friday! How cool are you feeling now?
  So O'Neil has said he's not for sale and Ashley Young has now stated he has no interest leaving .

Right then . What happened there then Tottenham "Ashley is a Spurs fan and wants to move down the lane" Hotspur fans ? .

Your worse than the geordies when it comes to being delusional . Expect Ribery at Chelsea next week £30mil Plus Ballack and the biggest shock i've heard . .Sheva to sign a contrct EXTENSION at Chelsea.
  Sheff Wed have made a bid of 1M for Billy Sharp but will face competation from Doncaster,Notts CO and Leeds.


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