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Hughes Eyes Konchesky and Kranjcar

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With the loan signing of Gael Kakuta finalised and complete, and a disappointing defeat at the hands of Liverpool to put behind us, it seems Mark Hughes is more than keen to continue adding to our squad.

While the interest in Paul Konchesky has been common knowledge for a good week now, news of an approach to Spurs manager Harry Redknapp with regards to their midfield-maestro Niko Kranjcar is fresh on the back pages.

Manager Mark Hughes made it clear in his post match press conference that we were not yet done in the transfer market, which closes in only 4 days time;

'We will look and see what is out there but in fairness we are getting close to the end of the window and anything we get in now we have to be certain it will make a real difference to us,’ he said. 

 

‘We have a good group here but if there are other players who have different skill sets who might enhance it we would look at it.'

 

Sparky may have not quoted any specific targets, but the media were quick to link us with a move for the ex-Portsmouth star, who hasn't featured quite as much as he may have liked since Tottenham became one of the so-called 'big boys'.

The news of this opportunity comes only hours after Hughes quashed any hope of bringing in Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, claiming the Blues were being unrealistic with their wage-percentage expectations. We are still in the running it would seem, but, instead, Bolton would be the more likely destination for the 29 year-old.

To me, any move for Kranjcar would be, yet again, wage dependable, and it could well be a dead end from the off. However, if a move does go through I'd fully support the signing which would round off a good January for us. As for Konchesky; I'm not fussed either way.

Watch this space.