INCREASINGLY panicky sports editors have offered to stump up half the cost of any January football transfer deal.
Tom Booker of the Daily Mail said: “A few years ago, there were so many January transfers we were still reporting them in March. But now, I would literally pay somebody to take a chance on Yevhen Konoplyanka.
“Chelsea are stalling on Juan Cuadrado, so we’ve offered to go two’s up. If Paris Saint-Germain want Adnan Januzaj on loan, we’ll pay the first three months.
“Just please, please give us more than Chris Herd from Aston Villa to Wigan on a free.”
Daily Express reporter Bill McKay said: “I’ve been camped outside Hull City’s training ground since New Year’s Eve, and the only completed deal I’ve seen is a bunch of teenagers smoking Bensons.
McKay added: “Must run, I’ve just heard a rumour that Obafemi Martins has been spotted in Argos looking at rugs.”