...Beattie is off to Blades or Blackburn.
By Ivor Bintold
Updated Friday, 27th July 2007
According to the local press, James 'Biffa/Beatts' Beattie will be on his way to either Blackburn or Sheffield United in the next week.And the Ewood Park side have got to be favourites to sign him as, not only are they a Premiership side (no shit?!) but they were his first club.
He made eight appearances for t'Rovers before moving to Southampton in a £1 million deal in 1998.
And, Blackburn manager, Mark Hughes is apparently ready to make a move for the player he has had his eye on since the turn of the year.
But it is believed that Sheffield United are prepared to break their transfer record to land the Blues' number nine and will pay up to £4 million for his services.
And I think most would consider that a pretty good deal for Everton!
And, if Beattie does move on, expect the Alan Smith transfer rumours to go into overdrive!