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17th August 2018 0:17

There was no movement for Danny Rose on transfer deadline day, 9 August.
Players can still move on loan until the end of August, with a view to a permanent deal


Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony
periscope interview on twitter, 9 Aug, 5pm

"We tried to do a deal for Danny Rose and put a package together after the Kayden Jackson deal fell through (on Tue 8 Aug), but it was just very apparent that there was no negotation there. So we move on. Good luck to them.
I'm not going to get in a war of words with Mansfield. It's a shame, he's a good player."


twitter TEAMtalk @TEAMtalk, 1pm 9 Aug 2018

Luton Town have made a move for Mansfield Town striker Danny Rose, we can reveal.


Bradford City eyeing late £500k transfer deal for striker
by JAKE VERITY on AUG 9, 2018


The Sun have reported that Bradford City have got their eye on a late deal for Mansfield Town striker Danny Rose - with the West-Yorkshire club potentially looking to reinvest some of the money from the sale of Charlie Wyke to Sunderland.

Whilst it seems unlikely that the Bantams will try an 11th attempt to bring in the League Two striker given the fact that they bought in Eoin Doyle as a ready-made replacement for Charlie Wyke, with the striker only being 24-years-old and showing clear promise for the stags with his tally of 14 goals in 39 games, he would fit the bill perfectly for the Bantams philosophy of signing young, talented players and then moving them on for profit.

Peterborough United and Luton Town are also supposedly interested in a late deal for the striker, with each of the clubs thinking about a late flurry in the transfer window, although it seems somewhat unlikely Peterborough are prepared to part with £500k, especially given the fact that they signed Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney for a six-figure fee this morning.


Peterborough United switch transfer targets after two rejections
by ALAN SWANN, Tuesday 07 August 2018

Peterborough United have been forced to switch transfer targets after missing out on two League Two strikers. The long-term pursuit of an as yet unnamed target man looks to have failed with the player involved likely to move into the Championship. And Posh don’t expect their bids for transfer-listed Mansfield forward Danny Rose to be successful.

Posh boss Steve Evans stated: “I think we will have to look elsewhere. One of the strikers I wanted is set to go to the Championship which is fair enough, while Mansfield don’t appear to want Danny Rose to come to us.

“In fact if my chairman found a few extra grand under his mattress Mansfield wouldn’t sell Danny to us which is a shame. “He wants to get out. David Flitcroft wouldn’t have been Danny’s first choice as manager to replace me at Mansfield as he’s already sold him twice before.

Read more at: https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/posh/peterborough-united-switch-transfer-targets-after-two-rejections-1-8591384

“Danny scored 17 goals after I gave him a chance at Mansfield last season and was heading for 25-30 until I left. It’s David’s prerogative to set his team up how he wants and he enjoyed a good start at the weekend. He’s put his own stamp on the team which is what I did and what every manager did.

“We have other targets in mind and Barry Fry is working hard on those as we speak. I’m also after a fourth centre-back.”

During a bizarre couple of days last week Posh claim Rose was offered to them, but when they made a bid it was rejected and Mansfield went public about unsucessful offers for the 24 year-old. Posh then accused Mansfield of using them to create interest in a player who subsequently asked to be put on the transfer list. Rose didn’t feature as Mansfield started their League Two campaign with a 3-0 win over Newport. The transfer window shuts at 5pm on Thursday (August 9)



Mansfield Town manager angry at destabalising of striker Danny Rose
chad.co.uk, Saturday 11 August 2018

Mansfield Town boss David Flitcroft has hit out over striker Danny Rose’s transfer request and potential move to Peterborough United that appears to have fallen through. Former Stags boss Steve Evans tried to sign Rose for the Posh but failed to meet Mansfield’s valuation before the transfer window closed on Thursday. But after the Stags drew 2-2 at Yeovil on Saturday, Flitcroft hit out at people behind the scenes destabalising and manipulating the striker.

Flitcroft said: “All that week Danny was told he was going to be a Peterborough player by people behind the scenes.

“He has been directed in a certain way and manipulated into then putting a transfer request in. “That really isn’t Danny Rose and it was a surprise when it did come in.

Read more at: https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town-manager-angry-at-destabalising-of-striker-danny-rose-1-9296438

“Everybody was gearing up to losing Danny, but our chairman and (chief executive) Carolyn stood firm. They made sure he could only go if the valuation was met and it wasn’t - even though Danny was told it had. “A lot of work went on behind the scenes to destabalise and upset Danny.

“When the Ivan Toney deal went through (to Peterborough from Newcastle on transfer deadline day) it was one they had been chasing all summer. I think Danny realised that maybe handing in the transfer request was not the right thing to do.

“He was in the right frame of mind to come down here (to Yeovil). “We will sit down with Danny and his representatives and see what the future is.”

Talking about the decision to allow Lee Angol to join Shrewsbury last week, the manager said he thought the Stags perhaps had one too many strikers.

“It coincides with the business we did earlier in the (transfer) window. We brought Otis Khan in and I believe there are goals in him. We got Tyler Walker in and Craig Davies. So I felt with (also) having Danny (Rose) and Lee (Angol) we were always one over and there was the potential for movement,” Flitcroft said.

“After the season Danny had we knew people would be interested (in him). “We accepted a bid off Grimsby (for Angol) and I think that alerted Shrewsbury to the fact that Lee was available and could go.

“He is going to League One and if he produces the football and lights it up, which he has got the potential to, then we have protected ourselves on the back end of the contract with sell-ons applicable to his development. “It is a good bit of business for the football club. It gives us one less option, but with four main strikers at the club I am not too sure how many times we would have used that option.”

Flitcroft said the closure of the transfer window did not necessarily mean the end of players movement because loan deals could still be arranged until the end of the month. He said: “We are being pro-active in looking and making sure we have got bases covered. We are still speaking to players as part of an ongoing process.

“I promised the chairman and Carolyn that when I came to the club I would make players better working with them day in day out on the training ground. “There are signs of that but if there are players who will improve the squad and give us a different balance and cover, then I will bring that opportunity to the football club.

“If something happens from our side (losing players) at least then we are proactive rather than reactive.”



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