13:00, Thu 5 Jul
Following on from the news earlier that Blues had a bid of 5million accepted, it looks like Grabban is on his way to Forest as a 6million bid has now been agreed, according to BBC Nottingham. The 30-year-old is attracting interest following his impressive stints at Sunderland and Aston Villa last se

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13:08, Thu 5 Jul
Does anyone else think that £6 mill for a 30 year old striker (even a proven one at this level) is a bit steep?
13:11, Thu 5 Jul
In the current market its about right.
But I would say that is the topend of his value
13:16, Thu 5 Jul
It's certainly at the high end for a 30-year-old, but he does have a consistent track record of scoring goals in the lower leagues. Personally, I'd rather we spent a couple of million more and went for Jack Marriott and Marcus Maddison, they're much younger and would have a resale value, plus maybe even a combined wage lower than what Grabban would be asking for.
13:25, Thu 5 Jul
Forest must be the worst negotiators in the world.

Why would they offer £6 million if we have had £5 mill accepted?

It's like that scene in Only Fools and Horse when Del and Trigger are negotiating and Trig outbids himself.
13:36, Thu 5 Jul
Or the 'source' leaking to the press that forest has had a £6m bid has got it wrong and the price is actually £5m?

Nixon is adamant that both clubs have had a £5m bid accepted and it does make you wonder why Forest would bid £6m when £5M is an acceptable figure. It's wages they'd need to 'out-muscle' us on not that Transfer Fee.
13:37, Thu 5 Jul
why don't we go and ask about Gayle at Newcastle he don't get game time but probably the best striker ever in the championship ,even a hefty loan fee would be worth it
13:49, Thu 5 Jul
Probably the best ever striker in the Championship :D

Jordan Rhodes and Ross McCormack (before becoming a DVB ) are the two best relatively recent Championship strikers.
13:51, Thu 5 Jul
opinions vary but Gayle got Newcastle promoted but he don't get game time now surely worth a punt
13:54, Thu 5 Jul
The fact we’re even in the market for a striker like Grabban is encouraging.

Didnt think we had that much to spend or FFP restrictionis would allow it.
13:55, Thu 5 Jul
Oh don’t get me wrong he’s a very good player I just thought the statement was a bit farfetched :D

I presume he’d probably cost about the same as Grabban.
13:55, Thu 5 Jul
Blue Machine
The fact we’re even in the market for a striker like Grabban is encouraging.

Didnt think we had that much to spend or FFP restrictionis would allow it.

Agreed
13:58, Thu 5 Jul
so I d take Gayle personally
14:12, Thu 5 Jul
Gayle would be closer to 20m
14:47, Thu 5 Jul
Blue Machine
The fact we’re even in the market for a striker like Grabban is encouraging.

Didnt think we had that much to spend or FFP restrictionis would allow it.
Agreed
As regards Grabban seems his best spells were his 2 most recent loans, perhaps trying to impress?
14:53, Thu 5 Jul
montypenguin
Does anyone else think that £6 mill for a 30 year old striker (even a proven one at this level) is a bit steep?

I just went 8-) |"The 30-year-old"
15:07, Thu 5 Jul
Yes i think its to much for him much rather they spend it on Hugill from west ham bit of a handfull in this division at preston probably not good enough for prem but big strong lad leading the line with adams/vassell could be very good KRO.
15:24, Thu 5 Jul
Of we get Granban in I will be chuffed.

Bottom line is that we have been under the impression since January that we are in breach of FFP and might have to scrape the barrel a bit.

Thinking about it though,would Monk have come to us if he knew we were that deep in the cak with no money to spend?.
The transfer rumours are certainly hotting up as the Blues boss readies his troops for the new Championship campaign. News emerged earlier today that Blues have had a bid accepted for Lewis Grabban, but wages will be a turning point for the former Sunderland loanee. If you had said to any Blues fan

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