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Le Fondre saga to run until bitter end

Wednesday's quest to sign Rotherham United striker Adam Le Fondre took another twist today with Millers boss Andy Scott insisting the Owls are wasting their time in their efforts to sign the hitman.

The Owls saw another bid for Le Fondre turned down this week after they failed to meet the Millers' asking price for their star man, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

And Scott, who is desperate to hold on to the player to aid Rotherham's promotion push from npower League Two, has had a dig at Wednesday in an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield today.

The Millers boss has said Wednesday are wasting their time making offers below their valuation for the 24-year-old.

The new twist comes after reports suggesting the former Stockport County man handed in a transfer request to the Millers less than a week before the close of the current transfer window.

His comments could simply be an effort to make the Owls up their bid before the close of the window next week and help Rotherham get more money for their star player.

But Milan Mandaric, the Wednesday chairman, has already said that he won't pay over the odds for any player. Gary Megson has also revealed that Wednesday have bids in for two 'lower league' players who are in the last year of the contract - and that the Owls will only sign one of the two.

The second player, as yet unknown, could be a back-up if a deal for Le Fondre fails. Wednesday have so far shown the most interest in his services but a number of Championship clubs are also understood to be interested.

Coventry City have been one team linked with Le Fondre, but Rotherham announced their offer as a 'joke bid' in an interview earlier in the week. Barnsley could also be in the race should Danny Haynes move away from Oakwell.

The saga continues...




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 25 2011

Time: 1:17PM

Your Comments

Dont hold your breath Mr Scott.Today he has put in a writtern transfer request so he wants to leave.I know Reading and Coventry are intrested along with us,but lets face it there trophy cabnit is not bursting at the seems.So i belive he wants to stay in Yorkshire but with a massive club like ours,so come on MM lets get this deal done.
garrymo
Dont hold your breath Mr Scott.Today he has put in a writtern transfer request so he wants to leave.I know Reading and Coventry are intrested along with us,but lets face it there trophy cabnit is not bursting at the seems.So i belive he wants to stay in Yorkshire but with a massive club like ours,so come on MM lets get this deal done.
garrymo
Well Radon Barrier - lets have the latest update and I really hope your basing your recent comments on fact................
owler
Well Radon Barrier - lets have the latest update and I really hope your basing your recent comments on fact................
owler
400k plus 'add-ons' is being mentioned at the minute. Unusually Seth Bennett and Rob Staton are being rather quiet today on this. Me thinks theyve been told to not say quite as much as far as ALF is concerned.
Skeggy Owl
While we don't want to pay over the odds I think it would be silly not to get our man in this situation. We need another striker, Le Fondre is scoring for fun and is only 24 his value will probably increase after signing. What is key here though is what psychological benefit it can have on the club. The fans would love this signing, it would also signal to the league and our own players that this club really is going forward. It would give us something to shout about. When have we last splashed out on a forward. Not many teams can do it. If we can afford this striker those fans we repeatedly hear praised who go every week home and away would be getting some reward. Whilst I am happy and positive about the future I just think this would provide a more than just an extra striker. I think this season could be the start of something big and taking in the better players from your local clubs or rivals (O'Grady, ALF, Semedo and last seasons Madine) shows our intent and club size in this league, not just fan numbers.
Devon_Owl
400k plus 'add-ons' is being mentioned at the minute. Unusually Seth Bennett and Rob Staton are being rather quiet today on this. Me thinks theyve been told to not say quite as much as far as ALF is concerned.
Skeggy Owl
While we don't want to pay over the odds I think it would be silly not to get our man in this situation. We need another striker, Le Fondre is scoring for fun and is only 24 his value will probably increase after signing. What is key here though is what psychological benefit it can have on the club. The fans would love this signing, it would also signal to the league and our own players that this club really is going forward. It would give us something to shout about. When have we last splashed out on a forward. Not many teams can do it. If we can afford this striker those fans we repeatedly hear praised who go every week home and away would be getting some reward. Whilst I am happy and positive about the future I just think this would provide a more than just an extra striker. I think this season could be the start of something big and taking in the better players from your local clubs or rivals (O'Grady, ALF, Semedo and last seasons Madine) shows our intent and club size in this league, not just fan numbers.
Devon_Owl
Wel said devon! Untill you mentioned Madine!!
Owls That!
Wel said devon! Untill you mentioned Madine!!
Owls That!
Sounds like a hoot to me.
deano deano deano
Sounds like a hoot to me.
deano deano deano
MM is fine saying he doesn't want to pay over the odds for a player but he did it with Madine and O'Grady in my opinion. When a natural goalscorer comes on the scene he won't pay the 350,000 + 50,000 add ons which is what the Rotherham chairman said he would settle for yesterday in the press!
TheDon1974
MM is fine saying he doesn't want to pay over the odds for a player but he did it with Madine and O'Grady in my opinion. When a natural goalscorer comes on the scene he won't pay the 350,000 + 50,000 add ons which is what the Rotherham chairman said he would settle for yesterday in the press!
TheDon1974
And the thing is Rotherham are trying to cover the fact that theyve got to shell out 25% of whet ever they get to Rochdale
Skeggy Owl
And the thing is Rotherham are trying to cover the fact that theyve got to shell out 25% of whet ever they get to Rochdale
Skeggy Owl
If he walks out for nothing next summer Rochdale will feel a bit robbed!
TheDon1974
If he walks out for nothing next summer Rochdale will feel a bit robbed!
TheDon1974
According to Andy Scott, Rotherham have not received any bids for ALF today. Now thats either true or its just a smoke screen to fend of the impending *****storm that is going to hit them when he is finally sold to us. I dont think think the Millers fans mind him leaving, they just dont want us to be signing him.
Skeggy Owl
According to Andy Scott, Rotherham have not received any bids for ALF today. Now thats either true or its just a smoke screen to fend of the impending *****storm that is going to hit them when he is finally sold to us. I dont think think the Millers fans mind him leaving, they just dont want us to be signing him.
Skeggy Owl
Bored with it all now
mick66owl
Bored with it all now
mick66owl
Why is everyone so keen on a 24yr old league 2 player! Need to look elsewhere for me, not sure where though.
Bexy1977
Why is everyone so keen on a 24yr old league 2 player! Need to look elsewhere for me, not sure where though.
Bexy1977
Radon's garage apparently.
OurMaurice
Radon's garage apparently.
OurMaurice
if we really are serious about alf then we need to start putting in a decent bid instead of wasting time otherwise we will miss out we are desperate for a decent goalscorer interested to know who the lower league strikers are that we looking at
retfordowl1867
if we really are serious about alf then we need to start putting in a decent bid instead of wasting time otherwise we will miss out we are desperate for a decent goalscorer interested to know who the lower league strikers are that we looking at
retfordowl1867
Snore snore..... Just F'in tell us when a deal is or isn't done. Wish the window would hurry up and close so we can concentrate on the footie. WTID UTO
Owlsmad
Snore snore..... Just F'in tell us when a deal is or isn't done. Wish the window would hurry up and close so we can concentrate on the footie. WTID UTO
Owlsmad
We got to do something Bexy 1977 because our forwards could not score in a brothel at the moment.
garrymo
We got to do something Bexy 1977 because our forwards could not score in a brothel at the moment.
garrymo
Same as any other striker who scores goals for fun,they seem to come to hillsborough and forget how to do it until they leave and sign for another club.Jus want summat sorting asap cos the 2 up front at the moment look like they cudnt get 10 goals between em and im bored of listening to all my m8's who are rotherham fans giving me $hit bout this.So come on we pay up or shut up enough said.zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
ollyowl70
Same as any other striker who scores goals for fun,they seem to come to hillsborough and forget how to do it until they leave and sign for another club.Jus want summat sorting asap cos the 2 up front at the moment look like they cudnt get 10 goals between em and im bored of listening to all my m8's who are rotherham fans giving me $hit bout this.So come on we pay up or shut up enough said.zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
ollyowl70
Has nobody got that the other striker is Mellor yet? And also I can't believe we forked out 800K for Madine but won't pay above 500K for ALF.
10goalpayne
Has nobody got that the other striker is Mellor yet? And also I can't believe we forked out 800K for Madine but won't pay above 500K for ALF.
10goalpayne
I think MM is dangling the carrot sort of spk and seeing if we can get alf on the cheap! I think the problem is clauses in his contract regarding a sell on fee to rochdale, I'm lead to believe that it's 2/3. Rotherham want a reasonable fee to make some money out of the sale, if they don't get the money they want it's worth more to rotherham to keep him another season and see him go on a free! He would be a great signing, time will tell! UTO FTB
Postlxz
I think MM is dangling the carrot sort of spk and seeing if we can get alf on the cheap! I think the problem is clauses in his contract regarding a sell on fee to rochdale, I'm lead to believe that it's 2/3. Rotherham want a reasonable fee to make some money out of the sale, if they don't get the money they want it's worth more to rotherham to keep him another season and see him go on a free! He would be a great signing, time will tell! UTO FTB
Postlxz
there is more chance of platting ***** than adam le fondre signing for sheffield wednesday before then end of the transfer window.
wrighty-swfc
there is more chance of platting ***** than adam le fondre signing for sheffield wednesday before then end of the transfer window.
wrighty-swfc
Its sorted. The 500K has been agreed, Rotherham just don't want other teams to know they have cash on the hip. If this doesn't go through i will changed my username to the most ridiculous suggestion any one can make. I am that confident.
Radon Barrier
Its sorted. The 500K has been agreed, Rotherham just don't want other teams to know they have cash on the hip. If this doesn't go through i will changed my username to the most ridiculous suggestion any one can make. I am that confident.
Radon Barrier
If this doesn't go through, you should change your username to iWorshipTheBlades.
RatherRandomOwl
If this doesn't go through, you should change your username to iWorshipTheBlades.
RatherRandomOwl
personally i dont think we'll get him but who knows
barton6435
personally i dont think we'll get him but who knows
barton6435
hope your right radon or should i say BFL2
vic mobley
hope your right radon or should i say BFL2
vic mobley
According to Vital Port Vale we could be after Sean Rigg ?
ecco owl
According to Vital Port Vale we could be after Sean Rigg ?
ecco owl
I'd be hugely hacked off if we don't get him, and we still need a wide player aswell, I hope to god bladeforlifeslovechild is correct
smiggyswfc
I'd be hugely hacked off if we don't get him, and we still need a wide player aswell, I hope to god bladeforlifeslovechild is correct
smiggyswfc
Radon what makes you so confident? Anyone else thinking tomorrow is a big test for us. If we can win 90% of our home games then we will be playoff contenders. If at home we can beat bogey teams like Scunthorpe who have also dropped down a league I think it would really show progress in our team. Keep winning at home and I am sure the results on the road will improve when Megson has sorted his best eleven.
Devon_Owl
Radon what makes you so confident? Anyone else thinking tomorrow is a big test for us. If we can win 90% of our home games then we will be playoff contenders. If at home we can beat bogey teams like Scunthorpe who have also dropped down a league I think it would really show progress in our team. Keep winning at home and I am sure the results on the road will improve when Megson has sorted his best eleven.
Devon_Owl
I was pleased to see their game went into extra time last night, plus they got beat at the end of it. No idea whether they fielded a strong side or not but it'd be nice if they roll up tomorrow tired out with their morale dragging on the floor! 3pts would do me although it's about time we hammered someone.
OurMaurice
I was pleased to see their game went into extra time last night, plus they got beat at the end of it. No idea whether they fielded a strong side or not but it'd be nice if they roll up tomorrow tired out with their morale dragging on the floor! 3pts would do me although it's about time we hammered someone.
OurMaurice
Randon's new name can be GaryGliterbladelover. I look forward to the 1st of Sept!
Balli80
Randon's new name can be GaryGliterbladelover. I look forward to the 1st of Sept!
Balli80
JosefFritzel-Blades4Eva gets my vote for Radon.
Carbone's Padawan
JosefFritzel-Blades4Eva gets my vote for Radon.
Carbone's Padawan
Wednesday have been targeting Rotherham United`s prolific front man, Adam Le Fondre, although the two sides have failed to agree a deal as yet. Where the Rigg rumours have come from is anyone`s guess. Gary Megson confirmed that he had bids in for two lower league players, in the final year of their contracts. So, it may well just be that someone has taken a lazy look at the leading goal scorer charts in League Two. BBC Radio Sheffield have denied that Wednesday have made any bid for Rigg. Read more: http://www.portvale.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=252693#ixzz1W8NkJe2f
ollyowl70
Wednesday have been targeting Rotherham United`s prolific front man, Adam Le Fondre, although the two sides have failed to agree a deal as yet. Where the Rigg rumours have come from is anyone`s guess. Gary Megson confirmed that he had bids in for two lower league players, in the final year of their contracts. So, it may well just be that someone has taken a lazy look at the leading goal scorer charts in League Two. BBC Radio Sheffield have denied that Wednesday have made any bid for Rigg. Read more: http://www.portvale.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=252693#ixzz1W8NkJe2f
ollyowl70
he can just keep radon barrier for me or just blade either's sad enough. Dint wan im, waint get im. when millers hit 4th he'll be back to alf the sulk. all smoke and mirrors me finks.
Prendergast
he can just keep radon barrier for me or just blade either's sad enough. Dint wan im, waint get im. when millers hit 4th he'll be back to alf the sulk. all smoke and mirrors me finks.
Prendergast
Reading are in for ALF. I can sense a name change coming on for Radon...
Carbone's Padawan
Reading are in for ALF. I can sense a name change coming on for Radon...
Carbone's Padawan
id prefer radon to appear in a video singing the horrendous chippy butty that the grunters ring out at the lane.. personally i cant think of anything worse aside from finding out you were the son of neil warnock...
1867Owl
id prefer radon to appear in a video singing the horrendous chippy butty that the grunters ring out at the lane.. personally i cant think of anything worse aside from finding out you were the son of neil warnock...
1867Owl
I think Radon should keep his name so we all know not to let his posts get our hopes up. ALF is going to Reading: serves us right for****ing around. Hope the lessons learned.
owler
I think Radon should keep his name so we all know not to let his posts get our hopes up. ALF is going to Reading: serves us right for****ing around. Hope the lessons learned.
owler
 

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