One of our midfield options is proving difficult as is our preferred striker option (Berahino). So other opportunities are also being explored. The Goat hears that we can expect one of each although just who is up in the air at the moment. Austin? No.
The Goat hears that its possible we'll have two in and maybe even two out by the end of the week. Also United are still very interested in Kane but have been given the short answer, Levy isn't for selling, even at 45m.
Word reached The Goat that South Coast Big Club won't be selling to anyone this window. They've been a resisting pressure from agents and players and have effectively hung up the 'closed for business' sign.
From a new source, so applicable salt etc etc, but The Goat hears that there is interest in Javi Martinez from Bayern. No details on the outcome, such as wether the enquiry was rejected or otherwise, just that the question was asked.
From a more regular source The Goat hears one last push for Berahino. We're hoping we get up to 3 in but other than Berahino no names were mentioned. Also that it now looks like Adebayor, despite big efforts by the club, is happy to sit around doing nothing although something very late on hasn't been completely ruled out.
The Goat hears that Dembele is likely to be the only incoming during this transfer window and is seen as one for the future. Finally the battle of the eggheads. Our egg doesn't want to deal with WBA's egg so that all looks very unlikely.
Just a few bits that are either new or reinforce previous snippets
The Goat hears that after GKN we are done, unless we can agree a deal for a player from Spain that Poch really likes. Edwards has impressed and has been promised time in cup games if he continues to do so and The Goat hears a new deal has been signed.
CCV has not impressed as much as team would like but that's all that The Goat heard on that and finally Pritchard has completely not burned his bridges yet, but has to improve and impress more in training. At the same time he is available for the right offer.
OK a few bits have landed on The Goat's lap, some not surprising but you get what you get..... so here we go.......
Mason has been told he can leave and won't have as much game time as we want to try the youngsters in the cups.
A deal for a keeper is agreed and fitness stuff is expected to be done this evening
As we all know GKN was supposed to have been done ages ago but we still expect this to happen
Isco. We have people out there and have had for the past week. Poch has spoken to player and family, Levy got the go ahead and its down to the clubs to agree terms. There's also an option closer to home (Zaha) which Levy is dealing with himself. We want both on perm deals not loans.