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Chimbonda To Leave By Thursday

Wigan Athletic's French international defender Pascal Chimbonda seems to have had yet another change of heart and could now join Tottenham Hotspur by Thursday's transfer deadline.

Chimbonda has reportedly made threats to sue Wigan Athletic if they do not sell him to Spurs, who have reportedly made an improved offer closer to the £6 million valuation placed on him by Paul Jewell and Dave Whelan.

Jewell said: 'I don't know what Pascal is thinking, one minute he thinks he is staying, the next he might go. My stance hasn't changed on it, I want him to stay, I would love him to stay, but he has to want to stay. If no one comes in with the money for him, he is not going anywhere.

'What Pascal did at Highbury last season has been well documented, but that is not the issue any more. The issue now is whether Pascal wants to stay, and if he does he's more than welcome. It's one thing a club wanting him and another coming up with the money. If you see a Rolls Royce in the car park, you can say you want it, but you've got to have the money to pay for it.'

Tottenham Hotspur have recently also made 'derisory' bids for Stuart Downing from Middlesbrough. They seem to work on the theory that if you get a player cheaply then any offer above that should be accepted because 'You are making a profit'.

Expect an offer of £5 for John Terry of Chelsea next, after all they got him for nothing so £5 is all profit.

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The Journalist

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Date:Tuesday August 29 2006

Time: 12:52PM

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Or you could lose all the money and have an unhappy player in your reserves that would work well.
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29/08/2006 13:05:00

god all mighty, you have one medioca season in the prem and think you know it all! Spurs didnt get to wear they are by paying silly money to greedy chairmen
Shropshire Yid
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29/08/2006 13:05:00

I really can't wait for thursday !! There has been so much talk of so and so coming and going I think I will give up following news now and just stick to the official site !
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29/08/2006 13:07:00

This is a situation whereby if a club wants a player badly enough then they have to stump up the asking price. Is Chimonda worth £6m? probably not - who knows? Maybe in time. Was Carrick worth £18.6 M? Again probably not but that is what Spurs asked for him and Man U wanted him badly enough so they paid the price. I think if we want him that badly then we have to do the deal at the price the selling club wants. Andy - A Spurs Fan PS. Good luck for the rest of the season The Latics - I hope you do well - Paul Jewell is a top bloke
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29/08/2006 13:12:00

I have to say, we are not doing ourselves any favours by *****ing off sundry other clubs with high profile "bids" Hard to understand when Levy & Comoli have a reputation for shutting up, getting on with it and announcing deals only when done. My conspiracy theory is that these rumours are being leaked by agents and/or the other club as a means of getting Spurs a chelse-like reputation for arrogance. We are clearly seen as a potential entrant to the new "Top 5" and there is no interest from those above or below in letting that happen. Spurs need to ride this out, walk away from all the crap coming out of Boro - Downing ain't worth that much anyway - and concentrate on bedding in the current squad plus whoever we get in the next couple of days. Trouble is, when you sell Carrick to a desperate ManU for a vast amount of money, everyone else wants a slice of the proceeds by bidding up their own players. Maybe just shutting up and paying the price for Chimbonda would help matters, though against that argument is the fact that, if we get Mido for £3.5m, we will have toughed out all the ********* from Roma over the summer. Such is the challenge of trying to break out of mid-table mediocrity.......!
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29/08/2006 13:15:00

Who wrote this, Oh yeh Ian, unfortunate gay name i have to say, anyway have we upset Wigan & Boro well who gives a fu ck the important thing is we get their best.
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29/08/2006 13:29:00

SonicBorg i love that piece.
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29/08/2006 13:40:00

SonicBorg you are the kind of fan who gives Spurs supporters a bad name - did you watch this chap play last year?- he was absolutely awesome and made the premiership team of the year. You have no clue about football so why bother making totally inept and inaccurate statements like the above. You are also a total pratt for ridiculing Wigan who are a well run family club and testimony to the English game. Your playground my dad is better than your dad childishness is just an embarrasment so go back to school where you belong. Andy - an irriate Spurs fan
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29/08/2006 14:27:00

one season in the premiership and they think they're a big club. fu ck off wigan pascal isn't worth £4m let alone £6m.
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29/08/2006 15:05:00

I dunno if Pascal is worth £6m! Its fair enough that maybe Wigan value his services at that but in the grand scheme of things there is no way he is worth that. Carrick is barely worth £10m let alone £18m and Man Utd were stupid enough to pay it but Spurs arent stupid. Levy has prided himself on business in the best interest of Spurs. Wigan seemed to have got sucked into Chelsea-isms of "if the club that bids for our player is bigger than us, they should pay over-inflated prices for our players". Get real Wigan!
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29/08/2006 16:45:00

Oh and by the way... am I right is saying if Chimbonda leaves then only one of those players on your banner at the top of the screen is still at Wigan? How much did you sell them for? £6m?
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29/08/2006 16:47:00

I personally think that Chimbonda is a great player but he cannot be worth £6m after one good season. I agree he was awesome last term and hope that he joins Tottenham but not £6m. pleeeze
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29/08/2006 17:45:00

I think you will find that Levy thinks that he is not worth 6M at the moment, but I think that Spurs will pay close to that, but only 3 or 4M up front the rest based on apperances, nacional caps etc. If the guy is really that good then Spurs will have got a good deal out of it IMHO.
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29/08/2006 18:55:00

dont think any of the offers are derisory think they are good offers both players still have a lot to prove and there are players out there just as good and cheaper ie.petrov of a. madrid or denilson on a free for a season give him a try mj knows what he is doing and we'll see who has the last laugh at the end of the season paul jewell you will regret the day you messed with the spurs COYS
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29/08/2006 19:59:00

I just hope all the yids on here act with such good grace when we sell to you. Apologies....
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30/08/2006 00:36:00

he's worth £6m if wigan say he is, cant pay nothing for everyone. give them the money ffs. some idiots think we'd be able to prize away the worlds best full back for £6m? of course not, lets have some perspective.
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30/08/2006 13:28:00

i dont want him prefer stalteri
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30/08/2006 13:39:00

ahhh bitter crappy little wigan. clap clap, you played hardball with a real football club and managed to get one up. mind you, itll be funny to see all the goals you concede from left wing crosses this season! ahhh, crappy crappy wigwams!
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30/08/2006 15:00:00

funny article, if you see a rolls royce you have to have the money to buy it. lol. pascal is no rolls royce, and next time you wigan fans who can afford it come to the great white hart lane, have a look in our car park. think rollers would look a bit cheap in it. lol
jol ie good
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30/08/2006 17:04:00

Wigan think they are great cos they stayed up. Pompey have stayed up and have had 3 dog fights before accomplishing themselves as a half decent team. You need to look at it realisticly. You are Junk. Have fun in the championship next season.
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02/09/2006 04:09:00

At least you finally got a decent price for him!
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03/09/2006 22:28:00


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