Mach of the day
Taggart is apparently keen for Macheda to get Premier League experience - just not at Old Trafford, despite the injury sustained by Danny Welbeck. We've been here before, of course, taking Giuseppe Rossi on loan and subsequently incurring Taggart's wrath for deeming him only good enough for the substitutes' bench. Sizing up Macheda while a club like Stoke are reportedly lining up an audacious loan bid for the most exciting young striker in the division speaks volumes.
Meanwhile, David Santon has spent the morning having his medical on Tyneside, and we've taken Czech 'keeper Petr Bolek on trial from FK Senica at the same time as trying to land Charlton's Rob Elliot. Quite where this leaves the Addicks' official complaint about our conduct is unclear - there's no mention of it in the brief post on the club's official site. Would it be cynical to suggest that the promise of a bit of cash has silenced their grumbling?
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