Monday, 4 July 2011

Mackail-Smith turns-down Foxes move, joins Gulls

Transfer target Craig Mackail-Smith has been announced as a Brighton and Hove Albion player this afternoon.

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The 27-year-old Peterborough striker was hotly tipped to be joining Leicester City after a bid from the Foxes was accepted last week. With West Ham United also submitting an offer, it seemed Mackail-Smith was sure of a starting berth at a top Championship club for the coming season.

But a last-gasp move by Brighton has seen both the Foxes and the Hammers pipped to the post. However, Leicester seem to be on the verge of a new signing with the BBC's Ian Stringer tweeting for his followers to 'stay tuned' less than an hour ago.

The Foxes are believed to have had bids accepted for Preston defender Sean St Ledger, Reading centre-half Matt Mills and Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard for a second time, whilst South African full-back Tsepo Masilela is poised to sign pending a work permit. 

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