City appear to be being given the run around by one or two clubs over the past couple of days. Firstly, the Santa-Cruz farce continues. What puzzles me here is that Hughes would have insider knowledge as to what the fee is, in the players contract that allows him to move as he would have been involved in the negotiations setting it, £18 million has been quoted. Blackburn say they want £20million, but if Hughes knows that Blackburn wont sell for less than £18 million, why offer less? That prat Allerdyce seems to have come back to haunt us, he is obviously still smarting at us asking for an extra £500.000 for Barton and is upset that we sold him a lemon whilst he was Newcastle boss. Newcastle too are being cheeky, asking over £12 million for that world class goalkeeper, Shay Given, now West ham are apparently asking for £16 million for Bellamy. I personally would rather we told them all to F*** Off and rough it out till the end of the season (I honestly don't think we will be relegated) and start again when the recces ion has bitten further into the other clubs finances and the players are a little more closer to be out of contract, then we will be in control. If it were world class players we were talking about, OK go the extra inch as they would be worth it, but I have yet to be convinced that the transfer targets that Hughes has identified will improve us much. Also Portsmouth have tabled a bid for Benjani of £6 million, provided we throw in Michael Johnson. So we not only lose £2 million on the deal in less that nine months but one of our prized youngsters too. I thought it was too good to be true that we actually came out on top on that deal.