Date: 31st August 2007 at 1:32pm
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The News is reporting that Gary O’Neil is closing in on a move to long time admirers Boro.

Since the days when Spineless Steve was the man in charge they have been chasing O’Neil and the reports are that he is believed to be at the club having talks over a reported £5m move.

It is also claimed that Fulham had yesterday offered Papa Bouba Diop plus £2m in cash to take O’Neil to London, but the deal ‘stalled’ with personal terms not being agreed.

The News also say that David Nugent is highly unlikely to go, nor will Pedro Mendes, as had been rumoured.

I had been worried that both Matty Taylor and Gary O’Neil could be sold, but always thought that Taylor would be the most likely, but maybe that will not be the case after all.

I have rated O’Neil since he was the scrawny chicken legged 16 year old that made his debut against Barnsley all those years ago, fully believing even back then that he could and would go on to play for England, which he has at all level and still will the full side.

Hopefully this is nothing more than just rumour, but it is not looking good fellas and I fear that we could well lose him by the end of the day, if so Boro will get a fantastic footballer and we will lose one of our best, along with part of the clubs heart that will be near on impossible to replace.

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