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bayern defender compromised stoke deal by going awol

September 3, 2009

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Bayern Munich right-back Christian Lell went missing when Stoke City Tony Pulis wanted to sign him in the last few hours of the summer transfer window.

A £3m deal was negotiated swiftly between Stoke and Bayern but the German club could not  located the defender in time to finalise personal terms. With less than a couple of hours remaining, Pulis canceled the primary deal and looked elsewhere.

Stoke was able to sign Danny Collins from Sunderland for £2.75m in the dying minutes of the transfer window.

Reminds me of the day I went into hiding when I found out I had to go to boarding school. Didn’t work.

Daily Mail.

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  1. September 3, 2009 8:22 am

    I heard about this on the day – it’s one way of getting out of going to Stoke (something nobody should have to endure – I kid, I kid) :P

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