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Posh make nine player bids

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Peterborough have agreed deals for three unnamed loan players and have also lodged nine bids for fresh faces ahead of the new season, according to chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

Exeter goalkeeper Paul Jones and Wolves winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing are two of those firmly on Posh's radar having spent lengthy time on loan at London Road last term, while the Championship newcomers also have two new strikers in mind as they prepare to lose Craig Mackail-Smith.

MacAnthony told the club's official website: "I think we have made around nine bids for players at this moment in time and, as we speak, terms have been agreed for three loan players as well."

He added: "An offer has been made to goalkeeper Paul Jones but if he turns us down then we will go with what we have and that is two incredibly talented goalkeepers. The club rates Paul Jones, the club wants Paul Jones and have offered him a great contract, so the ball's in his and his agent's court.

"We are looking to bring in two strikers in the summer, both are young, technically advanced, prolific goalscoring wise and with plenty of pace and will compliment David Ball, Paul Taylor and Lee Tomlin up top next season as a tasty strike force available for selection.


 

"We are in talks with Wolves about signing Mendez-Laing permanently and worst-case scenario on loan. He has great talent for a baby as he is still a teenager and will only get better. The lad could be anything with the right amount of hard work and desire."

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