Stranded wrote:Anyone else getting the feeling that our top whack is £8m (which is plenty) and we'll probably going to miss out on all our main targets as a result.
I would expect so. £12m has been bid for Olivieri by Swansea and Norwich turned it down so I would suggest that puts an end to Reading signing him this window.
Preston are refusing to sell any of their players despite considerable interest in two or three of them so again that would take really stupid money to get them to change their minds so think that's dead
Brighton have said they're not selling any of their players today.
So that leaves loan options really and on that front only Hemed would remain a possibility from those three as can't see Preston or Norwich being open to a loan deal for their players. However I would suggest that that option may well open a whole new raft of interesting possibilities
There is also a suggestion that Reading are looking at bringing in a defender today.
I would also say that I think any progress will be slow as any players involved could well be on international duty.
So Hugill will now duly sign of course