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Monday, October 20, 2008

Cash Reportedly Available for a Forward...Not Chopra?...Goalkeeper Options....Fee Agreed for Camp in January

Dave McIntyre/BBC 606 - The recall option
- Rangers don’t need to rush the signing of a new keeper despite Lee Camp’s move to Nottingham Forest.
- Camp has departed on an initial three-month loan and Forest have the option of signing him for an agreed fee when the transfer window opens in January.
- But QPR also have an option to recall Camp should they need him before then, meaning a new signing isn’t urgent.
- Camp was made available for a loan move some time ago and more recently was told he could leave altogether if another club came in for him, so his exit has been on the cards.
- Rangers have been looking at a number of alternatives to both Camp and Radek Cerny.
- Sunderland’s Marton Fulop was targeted and Peterborough prospect Joe Lewis has also been watched, but the option to recall Camp gives Rangers some breathing space.
- A striker remains their priority and a number of possible signings are being discussed.
- Caleb Folan is one of them, despite Hull’s refusal to part with him late last week, but Sunderland’s Michael Chopra remains the top target.
- After a mixed start to the season and some criticism of the owners for not spending even more money, cash has been made available for a forward.
- The task is to first convince a Premier League club to sell and then to convince a player to drop down a division. BBC606

Daily Mail/Colin Young - Sunderland striker Chopra going nowhere for now despite interest from Cardiff and QPR
Sunderland striker Michael Chopra has attracted interest from former club Cardiff City and Queen's Park Rangers who wanted a loan deal.
But while Keane allowed Anthony Stokes to join Sheffield United until January, Chopra is staying, for now.
Keane added: 'There have been a few inquiries but I would be surprised if people were not ringing me about Chops.
'I will always take calls about my players because you never know, they might offer me £20 million. You have to be open minded.' Daily Mail

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