Date: 10th July 2009 at 4:07am
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INBOUND:

Ashley VincentCheltenham Town – Pens three-year deal following successful loan spell at the Community Stadium. Done Deal!

Danny WoodardsCrewe Alexandra – A number of League One clubs, including the U’s, keen on the young right-back but MK Dons win race. No Deal!

Jimmy WalkerFree Agent – Veteran stopper thought to be attracting Lambert’s attention after impressive loan spell last season. Likely!

Grant HoltShrewsbury Town – After an initial recent £250,000 bid rejected the Shews have told the U`s he is not for sale. Unlikely!

David FoxBlackpool – Ex-Manchester United midfielder wings in to add healthy competition in the centre of midfield. Done Deal!

Magnus OkuonghaeDagenham & Redbridge – Contract rebel has joined Colchester. Done Deal!

Michael NelsonFree Agent – Wanted by a handful of clubs, in a race which results in Norwich City securing his services. No Deal!

Rob Jones Scunthorpe – Giant centre-halve was subject of January transfer bid from U’s but has become Scunny`s record signing to return to England from Hibs. No Deal!

Lee BeeversLincoln City – Rejects offer from SPL side Motherwell is favour of move to North Essex. Done Deal!

Ben WilliamsCarlisle United – Stopper confirmed as a U`s player this week. Done Deal!

Matt HollandCharlton Athletic – Training with the U`s due to closeness while he considers a new offer at Charlton. U`s tipped to pip them to it and seal a player-coach agreement. Possible!

Rab DouglasDundee – Veteran goalie enquired about by Paul Lambert in case the Ben Williams signing fell through; warned off by the Scottish club. No Deal!

Paul Benson Dagenham & Redbridge – Daggers are trying to keep what remains of a revenged squad together, but striker Benson interesting clubs, including Gillingham. Age may count against him . Unlikely!

Jermaine Easter Plymouth – Former loan man Easter linked with a return as the U`s look for a Championship striker. Possible!

Kevin Lisbie Ipswich – Another Championship striker, Lisbie has upset new boss Roy Keane and could be ideal if he decides to reverse up the A12.
Possible!


Jamie Cureton Norwich – Paul Lambert made no mention of interest in the striker when Cureton said in winter he would then have welcomed a return. Linked again, telling City he needs games.
Possible!



OUTBOUND:

Mark YeatesMiddlesbrough, Bristol City + Others – The tricky wide-man looks set to sealed a switch to Boro. Done Deal!

Matt LockwoodLeyton Orient – Could well link up with former boss Geraint Williams and seal an emotional return to the O’s in the process. Likely!

Jamie GuyDagenham & Redbridge – After loan spell with The Daggers last season a permanent move has been touted. Possible!

Akanni-Sunday WasiuFree Agent – Nigerian front-runner will leave when his contract expires in July after unsuccessful spell. Done Deal!

Chris CoynePerth Glory + Others – Long-running transfer saga looks set to end in a move back to Coyne’s homeland after he was confirmed an released from his contract. Done Deal!

Medy ElitoLeyton Orient – Another U’s player to be linked with Orient, a loan deal would be the most likely option. Possible!

Dean GerkenCharlton Athletic + Bristol City – Highly-rated stopper initially linked with Summer move to Charlton Athletic but The Robin secure his signature. Done Deal!

Scott VernonCarlisle United – Ex-Oldham goal-poacher linked as possible makeweight in Williams` deal, although has rejected the chance to leave the U`s. No Deal!

Clive PlattNorwich City – Supposedly a target after City fail to land Alan Lee from Crystal Palace, who chose Barnsley instead . Unlikely!

Phil IfilNorwich City – Luckless defender who has not featured for Colchester in months; if this rumour proves true, will be a cheap acquisition for City . Possible!


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4 Replies to “Vital U’s: Transfer + Gossip Column III”

  • If you look at the PFA official list of released players Matt Lockwood is on there as a free transfer. Not sure if that means he is available on a free or that his contract has finished and he is a free agent??

  • I know… the OMB came out with it and I put it up here as a news exclusive. I reckon he’s been told he can go for nothing, even though he has a year to run on his contract. That’s the logical way of seeing it. Lambo has a better, younger LB now and Locky has just been unlucky!

  • Yep, not out of contract, he another year, just probably that the club would let him go for free.

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