Football Rumours Archive May 23 2013


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23 May 2013 23:36:29
Norwich looking to sign QPR's Adel taarabt for 6m.

Any other jokes

Over rated, over prices, ego bigger than his ability. no thanks.

24 May 2013 04:33:09
Although Norwich clearly needs another playmaker (to play behind a lone striker) can't see them going for Taraabt

Dont want your 3 goals a season mr sulk you can keep him not worth 6 mill lo.

No chance. get a grip. is he a Hoots type. 1 Hard Working, 2 follows rules 3 better than what we have?
Fails on all 3. no chance!

No thank you. More trouble than he's worth!

Lol Umm, thanks but no thanks

Can't see it happening. Taraabt is talented but way to precious to fit in with our team's ethos.



23 May 2013 23:08:47
Rumour going round that Port Vale's Louis Dodds is signing for Preston.

More like ken dodd

U can have him. One of the most overrated and inconsistent players around.



23 May 2013 22:56:50
Leeds are closing in on signing free agent Noel hunt McDermott noes him well from is time at reading and wants strengthing his attacking options Brighton were interested but but Leeds look to have won battle also Leeds are looking at ex loan player jerome Thomas on free but face competion from other championship teams McDermott also looking at new keeper he isint impressed with kenny and looking at brentford keeper Simon Moore who could cash in on keeper after failure get promoted and McDermott had been scouting him in past



23 May 2013 22:55:46
Louis Dodds will join Preston in the next few days from port vale.



23 May 2013 22:51:46
Oldham Athletic interested in signing centre back Aldershot Ollie Lancashire according to there local journalist



23 May 2013 22:39:02
Anyone got any believable news on the Barnsley Front?

Barnsley to sign Andrew Davies from Bradford City in the next couple of weeks. He's happy to stay at Bradford but couldn't pass off a move to the championship if a championship club came in for him.



23 May 2013 22:09:52
Huddersfield have had a bid rumoured to be around £350,000 for jamie Paterson turned down by Walsall

Huddersfield are set to make a second bid of around £500,000 for the left sided forward who scored 13 goals in league one last season for the Saddlers

Rumours round Yorkshire is that Walsall are holding out for around £750,000 and are chasing after former Sheffield Wednesday attacking player Nejc Pecnik who only played 10 times for the Owls without scoring

Jamie Paterson is a very good player, but £750,000 is a lot of money.

24 May 2013 01:52:34
hope we keep him because can't see brandy and grigg stayin.

Already had a higher bid from Sheffield utd Walsall actually holding out for 1.2 million fact

Would appear to fit the criteria of the type of player we are looking for.

24 May 2013 09:18:07
Pecjnik is a free agent

Well, first Sheffield Utd don't have anywhere near that amount of money to spend on one player, so even if they have bid that counts them out. Second, if Paterson's head is turned, with only a year left on his contract Walsall don't have time to be setting an price that no one's going to pay

Paterson and grigg not going anywhere

24 May 2013 10:31:21
if anyone signs him it will probably be sheff utd

24 May 2013 13:22:50
Paterson wil want the chance to play championship football rather than stay in league 1
Walsall will not be able to hang on to him but not worth a million and Town won't pay that sounds like Walsall are getting too greedy.

Walsall are only doing what Huddersfield did ramping up the price for a talented player (8m for Rhodes) if they want a top player they have to pay the proper price and not try to steal a players from other clubs!



23 May 2013 22:04:10
Boro are set to sign Lita and Varney for a combined sum of 750K



23 May 2013 21:55:15
One of my sources say we may have Offered £600,000 for Mike Van Duinen who plays in the Eridvisie, (Holland) he's 21, striker and 6 ft 1, but also rumours we will have to pay more than that for him as he is a good prospect for the future

Who is we?

Who are "we"?

I'd assume its Huddersfield seeing as we've been linked with him and a couple of others after Robin's scouting trip



23 May 2013 21:49:47
Bristol Rovers are very close to announcing two deals in May.

Eliot Benyon is close to agreeing terms and Ryan Burge is equally keen to relaunch his career after his issues with Port Vale last season.

Two parts of the midfield jigsaw hopefully being put into place.

Fabian Broghammer however will return to Germany as he is homesick.

Would be delighted for this to be true but fear it won't. Benyon is a striker, not a midfielder.

However, if we did get these two and Steve Mildenhall and John-Joe O'Toole I think we'd get promoted.



23 May 2013 21:43:05
Stoke could hijack Everton in a race for Vitor Pereia

24 May 2013 01:42:32
they'll get in trouble if the hijack everton

98% unlikely



23 May 2013 21:35:42
Karim Benzema may be off to Manchester United in 25m deal



23 May 2013 21:29:13
Southampton have extensively scouted Serie A this season and have enquired about the availablity of Pescara's Marco Capuano, who is seen as a backup option incase the Astori deal falls through.

Doing some research a few premier league teams were in for him last year, Everton/west ham, however price could be a problem with pescara as he is seen as an integral part of their squad.

Would be good if we get him.



23 May 2013 21:26:53
Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is on the short list to be interviewed for the Millwall hot seat.

No he is not, he has confirmed he will be Peterborough manager next season.

I have slightly different take on this hearing DMac's recent interwiew. Should someone trigger the "7 figure" release clause in DF contract then he could become available, so not certain he will be Posh manager come kick off.

Millwall will not be interviewing any manager they have to pay compensation for. End of.

Yes agree with POSH Lee - DMAC said he couldn't guarantee that Fergie would be at POSH at the start of next season but as far as he is concerned he is not ready to leave yet. That said any club interested know how much they need to pay and they know DMACs number so we will see. Personally I think that we may see clubs next year rather than this if DF can get POSH promoted.



23 May 2013 21:18:52
Big transfers this summer
Wayne Rooney 27m Chelsea
Cristiano Ronaldo 65m PSG
Radamel Falcao 50m Chelsea
Leighton Baines 15m Manchester United
Gonzalo Higuain 20m Arsenal
Maroune Fellaini 23m Manchester United
Xabi Alonso 10m Liverpool
Cesc Fabregas 24m Manchester United
Edinson Cavani 51m Manchester City
Callum McManaman 7m Liverpool

Manchester United fan by any chance?


Heads gone



23 May 2013 21:17:00
Nottingham Forest have been linked with derbys Paul coutts and James bailey

They can have bailey but no way will derby sell coutts

Nice to see forest interested in our rejects, ie bailey your not going to get promoted with players like him. He's good but only to an extent.

You have no chance of getting Coutts. Especially now we missed out on Burke. Unless your owners want to give is 1.5 million for coutts then sure we will just go and buy Burke from Birmingham or anther good player. Forest had a bid rejected for Burke why did you not go in for him again?



23 May 2013 21:12:57
brighton and hove albion to replace bridcutt with razzaq from man city if he leaves. brighton will accept offers around 5-6million.

No chance, was with us on loan season before last and went back early in a strop by all accounts.

He was awful. Don't want him

You never know. With poyet on the verge of leaving. Things might change. He did look good in the games he played. Hopefully, we will keep bridcutt

Abdul Razak played well for us when he was on loan. He'd be great if we could get him.

Cardiff City are intrested in signing Will Buckley.

24 May 2013 18:49:25
hope we keep bridcutt, but if he leaves, razak won't replace him. he looked decent, but they're different types of player

Razak was ok but he is a CAM



23 May 2013 20:49:14
Rumours circulating that Doncaster are to raid oldham for Jose Baxter and Dean Furman. Dickov also wants to sign a number of loan signings from his connections, this includes Nick Powell, Emmanuel Frimpong, Reece Wabara, Abdul Razak, Sergea Gnabri and Rom Carroll

BAXTER would cost and our manager maybe a million minimum but Dickov likes loan players he used 48 in 32 months at Oldham. great manager. lol Win percentage less than 27% not 30 like he reckons. Second lowest goal scorers as well list goes on. lmao Glad you have him to make a mockery of your promotion.

FURMAN you can have as remember he jumped his team when they were in a relegation fight plus he's free anyway. Furman.

Would you like Billy Paynter in exchange, talented player for the lower divisions?

Furman was good for us last season, hope we sign him. Also why slate Paynter, top scorer this season and deserves a crack at the championship.



23 May 2013 19:22:37
Lots of Swindon transfers over the next few months.

INS (Mostly loans):
Massimo Luongo- Tottenham
Nathan Byrne- Tottenham
Ryan Mason- Tottenham
Danny Hollands- Charlton
Serge Gnarby- Arsenal
George Taft- Leicester

L. Rooney- Cheltenham
Flint- Bristol City
Benson- Torquay
Cox- Fleetwood
McCormack- MK Dons

Cox is out for 6 months so doubt anyone will sign him

24 May 2013 08:28:08
I'm wondering how Swindon will pay for all this transfer activity.

CTFC fan here - hoping Rooney might be worth a gamble with us.

Not surprised to see that Dean Parrett is not on the list of possible Spurs loan players, hope you get Luongo though, he looked great. Shame about Ferry.

McCormack has signed a two year deal with Millwall!

Hope so

Adam Rooney will also sign for Swindon from Birmingham

Wondering why we want Benson out, seeing as if he was given half the chance Williams wasted he would have netted.



23 May 2013 21:07:46
Roberto Martinez to stay at Wigan

Martinez. a good example of a cosy relationship with chairman and someone who lacks ambition or is scared that he is not up to a bigger job. loyalty goes so far but if you want to become a great manager it won't be achieved at a club like Wigan. maybe he doesn't and that comes back to point about ambition

24 May 2013 00:24:58
On the other hand he may be ensuring he has a good grounding and is ready for the "bigger" club rather than some managers who fail to make the grade after stepping up.

It's not a question of Martinez's ambition, he quite clearly is more interested in Wigan's ambition which is why he wants Whelan to press ahead with the plans for building a Category 1 grade Academy in the next year! If Whelan agrees to this he will stay to see it get done then look to move on later, if not he will consider other options now!

I hope not, this media darling needs to learn to coach defending an quick!!

Everyone with the slightest knowledge of football knows that Wigan were without their first three first-choice centre backs for most of this season. nothing wrong with martinez' coaching. you are doubtless one of those no-brain evertonians panicking at the prospect of getting a manager who likes to play football.

Nope, i'm a Wigan season ticket holder of 17 years, travel all over the country, and will be going to Europe. No excuse for conceeding over 200 goals in 3 seasons i'm afraid. i'm WAFC forever my friend, but defensively we are hopeless under Martinez and always will be. Bored of hearing that he was out, if this would have happened. Injuries I accept made it more difficult, but what about the other 2 seasons when he did have first choice centre halves available. Check the stats, end of the day, it can't carry on. END OF



23 May 2013 21:00:35
Newly promoted Hull City are keeping tabs on Yeovil Towns Paddy Madden. The glovers will be keen to keep hold of this seasons top scorer but a bid of around 1.5 million should be enough to secure his services, which would leave Carlisle United fans purring as they have a 50% sell on clause slapped on the deal that took place in january from the cumbrian club

As a hull fan I hope this is true seems a fantastic player

We need Premier League players, not League 1.

Madden still has two years of his contract to run. Now we've been promoted I would imagine there's a good chance he'll sign an extension. The bottom line is that we're under no pressure to sell Madden and if he happens to be prolific at Championship level then he'll command a fee in excess of £1. 5M.

I hope it happens we need that 50% but he won't leave Yeovil after just getting them promoted

No disrespect to the lad but Hull City are looking for proven premiership players. Plus Yeovil have just been promoted, can't see him wanting to move at the moment unless a lot of money is offered.

24 May 2013 21:53:27
Paddy madden has signed a new 3 year deal at yeovil

So what if he has. if a decent offer comes in he will go

Carlise have not get a sell on fee fact!

Yes they have its 50% fact yoevil could of paid 100k for him with a 25% sell on clause or 25k with a 50% sell on clause but they couldn't afford all the 100k so they went with 25k and 50% sell on clause fact

Actually it was 11k with 50% sell on

No it was 25k and 50% get it right



23 May 2013 21:00:19
Liverpool interested in Stoke Asmir Begovic they are willing to let Downing go as part of the deal plus 8 million.

Downing going nowhere. Part of Rodgers plans

Apparently a deal has been agreed with begovic from liverpool

Would hate to see Downing at Stoke. Thought Begovic would go to a bigger club to be honest

Stoke have today rubbished the story. Begovic too good for Liverpool

Stoke have said no contact re him so the deal agreed is nonsense



23 May 2013 20:59:14
Yeovil want to keep Dan Burn on loan from Fulham next season in the Championship. They are also interested in Marlon Pack from Cheltenham, former striker Andy Williams from Swindon and Jernade Meade who has been released from Arsenal. Yeovil won't break the bank for signings but are hoping for a few new players and possibly a few loan deals

Johnson has stated Williams won't be returning! We don't want him anyway

99% sure Dan Burn will be given first team opportunities for Fulham next season, granted probably only as injury cover and in cup games but I don't think we should loan him out again.

Pretty sure Fulham said they wanted to loan dan burn out again

Would be mightily surprised about any of the 3 suggested incoming players - really not convinced any of them are Championship quality (yet) and YTFC can't afford to use a lower-league squad next season. Best of luck YTFC.

Where has Johnson stated he doesn't want andy Williams back, I can't remember anything?

Fulham have stated there are 4 players in line for first team ahead of dan burn and so he will be heading out on loan again next season. whether with Yeovil or not, I'm sure it will be a championship side

24 May 2013 09:42:08
Having bought Amorbieta, he and Haangeland will be first choice. Hughes (if he stays) and Senderos (god help us) as back up.

I think young Dan is going to make the grade and be a very good CB. Another season on loan; this time in the Championship; with a group that has real team spirit like Yeovil, is just what he needs.

I think he will begin to take over from Brede in cup games etc in 14/15 and be first choice 15/16

Loan him then he can get in someones first team!

I will sell my season ticket when it comes if we get willo I hate him and every true Yeovil fan should as well hope he has fun in league 1 again and doesn't come near Yeovil



23 May 2013 20:56:47
Clayton Donaldson, Matt Smith and Nathan Tyson all attracting interest from Eddie Howe.



23 May 2013 20:55:05
Rory Delap is currently considering a contract offer from carlisle united but would be set to take a huge wage drop were he to accept the offer from his home town club

That would be nice but I think we have enough centre mids



23 May 2013 20:52:37
Carlisle united to sign goal keeper Nicky Weaver following release from Sheffield Wednesday

Wrong they have a keeper set up not him



23 May 2013 20:38:27
Crewe in talks with Striker Danny Hylton



23 May 2013 19:25:43
Arsenal are looking to sign Matthew Lowton from Aston Villa. The RB was one of Villa's top performers last season and is high on the shopping list of many top clubs

Deserves a move to a big club good player

Lambert has said that lowton is not leaving villa this summer & he is discussing a new contract on increasing wages.



23 May 2013 19:20:47
Everton could make a move for Peter Odemwingie, who is available on a cut price. However, they will wait to appoint a new manager before finalising a deal

Baggies want £ 3million plus for the odious one. Is he really worth the grief?

Everton will not sign any players who will disrupt the dressing room after the Royston drenthe saga they won't sign any 'primadonnas'.



23 May 2013 20:20:22
Steve mildenhall has signed for Bristol Rovers tonight. Going to be announced tomorrow afternoon after JW meets with Fabian broghammers agent.



23 May 2013 20:16:21
Stoke city to name Rafa Benitez as their next manager.

Mark hughes for stoke more like it. right up your street hoof ball rugby team

Would be great appointment

That's the reason Pulis is out, more likely to be Di Matteo, or probably Poyet.

Hoof ball rugby team? a hint of jealousy in that post

I don't think Mark Hughes will be Stoke manager because he is to similar to Pulis and the play style, I think, is why Pulis was sacked.

PLEASE not Mark Hughes, it will be ta ta to the Mighty Potters

After what happened to qpr surely not mark Hughes as manage.

Stoke wanted a change of direction. Unless that direction is down, why appoint Hughes - proven failure.



23 May 2013 20:11:59
Clayton Donaldson set to join Bournemouth after missing out on promotion with Brentford.

23 May 2013 21:31:36
Just because your linked with a player dosent mean your signing them

Hope not. Don't rate him. Average at best

24 May 2013 13:01:50
the best striker in league 1? average? Na. The guy has everything and he's a bee for next season

Donaldson is the 'one' & 'only' player we've 'linked' we've been linked with.

Would be happy to see him stay at brentford (Bournemouth fan)

I spoke to him at the charity game at Brentford game today, sorry to tell this but he's staying. :D

He's staying? Thank god, that's great news I was worried we might actually sign him!



23 May 2013 20:07:40
Derby thought to be lining up Matt Tootle from Crewe if John Brayford leaves.

Good player. We do have Kieron Freeman though, who has been quality for us (when he's played) and is also an U21 international.



23 May 2013 19:58:26
Steve mildenhall signs a contract at rovers! Good news source club website



23 May 2013 19:55:34
Middlesbrough are interested in Brighton midfielder David Lopez on a free transfer.

I'm sure they are but they won't get him. He's signed a new 1 year contract.

Not happening

He is on a free transfer would be a good signing in midfield.

23 May 2013 21:29:55
Hope not

He lont go to middleborogh they haven't got any Spanish players

Not signed a new contract yet, it's been offered but not signed. Can see him following Poyet wherever he ends up.

Hands off Spanish Dave. He has tweeted he love Brighton and hopes to stay.

Please don't let Lopez go Brighton. He's been one of the best players this season.



23 May 2013 19:42:53
i used to go to school with conor henderson at colfes before he left and he said that he was interested in charlton but he oculd just have been being polite

24 May 2013 08:31:19
With a total of one first team appearance at the age of 21 I think he needs to look away from Arsenal.

He was released. good one



23 May 2013 19:42:06
rafa benitez has been spotted in a car heading towards moat house in stoke for talks about the job

Rafa in USA with Chelsea.

Hes in San Jose with Chelsea so he hardly flew over for 1 meeting

Strange considering he's in americavwith the chelski squad



23 May 2013 19:38:23
Grant holt to boro



23 May 2013 19:38:05
Middlesbrough have offered a return for sensation striker leroy lita, boro will make offer a sum of money and a player. It is unknown how much will be offered but the player is emnes

I would think something like this would happen involving emnes but I think boro will be the ones getting money with lita

Not a sensation striker and emnes is worth 1-2 million and lita is worth about 500k, we would not offer them anything for such a poor player.

Load of rubbish, mowbray got rid of lita and emnes is worth far more than lita

Sensation? Jesus Christ he's not really a sensation when he struggles to score 10 a season



23 May 2013 19:34:21
Southampton have enquired about Charlie Austin and are supposed to have indicated £8. 5 including later add-ons etc to Burnley (Agent claim doing the rounds in Manchester)

8.5mill for Charlie Austin? brilliant stuff. There are top notch la liga and serie a strikers going at that rate, and you think people will pay that for someone who hasn't played above Championship level?

^ person who cares about la liga its a terrible league, ronaldo has scored 201 goals in 199 games there, grow a pair and have faith in the english, austins a fantastic goalscorer and 23 years old, it would be a great signing if austin comes here natural predator in the area, his record speaks for itself

st stuie

Not a chance in hell this will happen - thankfully. championship player at best and certainly not on saints radar

This is a case of Burnley fans over valuing again. However The move is possible as Charlie is house hunting in Poole and its a 45-60 journey to southampton

They paid 7. 5 for jay rod

If Zaha from Crystal Palace can be sold for £15 millions and only score 8 goals in the CHAMPIONSHIP! then surely, £8.5 million for someone who scored 25+ is a bargain and to some under price! give your head a wobble sir!

Quite possibly yes, rodriguz last year, wickham! i'm sure there are plenty of others to name aswel

Well they already have. Rodriguez, Connor wickham and zaha to name a few.

Zaha is not a striker, he's a winger. Not supposed to get 25 goals per season but probably has at least that many assists. {Ed003's Note - no where near that amount of assists}

Grow a pair? Have faith in the English? What are you on about? Must do better!
I have not said Austin isn't a decent striker, he is but I don't believe he is worth 8. 5, about 5 would be closer. He is 23 and hasn't been snapped up as yet. We splashed 7. 5 on JayRod as he was 21 and had bags of potential which he proved in the latter stages of the season and is a far better all round player if you ask me.
Moreso we need a proven top level striker to add to what we have which is why we are looking abroad, Austin is not top level or proven. sorry but that's the truth.

Oh c'mon st stuie. You trash an Englishman for playing in the SPL, claim la liga is terrible and mention Ronaldo in the same breath as Austin. How about growing a pair, to use your terminoligy, and having faith in our foreign owners, chairman and manager. Depending which report you read, we paid between £6. 5/7. 5M for Jay Rod. Isn't Charlie a Saints fan and come from Poole area? IF he's house hunting in Poole it could be for various reasons. For whatever reason, English players, especially strikers are always more expensive than their foreign counterparts. I would be very surprised if we had any real interest in Austin especially at £8. 5M+.

Charlie was and is a AFC Bournemouth supporter and watched many matches as a child. And yes he is viewing houses in Poole so he might be planning on playing for ( No I am not going to say what you think) Southampton

You guys are clueless, I played with charlie at poole town before he was snapped up by swindon (after the club he 'supports' turned him down! his family live here (in poole) and he's house hunting for a summer property to be near his family, no way will he be signed by a premiership club this year! burnley fans are stupid if they believe he's worth 8.5 million! especially if rodriguez was only 7 mill and he's better and had more potential! even I know about charlies dodgy knee too ;)



23 May 2013 19:32:22
Doncaster have had a bid for Iain Hume rejected by Preston North End

Matt smith played some quality football last season. with the right mentoring could be a good buy

Iain Hume good player, but if he is expensive, he won't be signed. Many other options available.



23 May 2013 19:31:48
Bradford to sign Nathan Ellington in the next 48 hours

24 May 2013 10:35:29
good at last the duke has found his level

Highly original. along with Clayton Donaldson he is linked to City every window.

Nah this won't happen, parkinsons got higher expectations and bradford have the ability to sign much more 'high profile' players who are younger with much more quality than him. Only reason i'd take him is becuase he's a bradford lad haha



23 May 2013 19:31:14
A top reliable journalist just told me on the tube that Arsene Wenger is "very interested" in signing Joleon Lescott. Phil Jagielka is an alternative option

Jagielka is better than Lescott



23 May 2013 19:30:04
Martin Allen spotted talking to Chris Dickson outside Priestfield this morning.



23 May 2013 19:29:32
Morecambe set to offer Francis Jeffers a 6 month contract starting from July 1st


His wages will be too high to bring to the Globe plus he is not a prolific striker. The days of bringing in experienced league players have gone.



23 May 2013 19:27:21
Darren Bent could join Newcastle if Mike Ashley approves the potential £12 million deal

Never worth 12m

24 May 2013 09:45:23
He'll go somewhere for about half that



23 May 2013 19:27:01
Jack Barthram will travel to Blackpool to speak to Paul Ince about a move to the championship side



23 May 2013 19:26:21
Tottenham Hotspur will take a gamble on winger Dale Jennings from Bayern Munich

Wasted career



23 May 2013 19:23:37
Ian Evatt in talks to sign for Preston North End on a one year deal. Chris Robertson will move to Rotherham this week



23 May 2013 19:22:50
Blackpool forward Tom Ince has been told he is free to talk to Swansea City. Michael Laudrup personally spoke to Paul Ince about what he can offer and the Blackpool chairman has agreed a fee

The rumour was brilliant until you mentioned the 'Chairman'.

I take it Swansea haven't come across Karl Oyston before.

Good luck {Ed003's Note - haha}

Seems plausible as Tom ince said he wanted regular first team football & he probably would get it a Swansea-

Hope this is true!

Even funnier when you consider that Michael Laudrup is very unlikely to be Swansea manager come the start of the season

If the boy wants to go let him go

Laudrup AND his agent have come out saying he's going nowhere, he WANTS to be with us next season.

And here's the thing, if he does leave after saying those things, how comfortable are his potential new club going to be with the fact he's saying one thing and doing another?

Although doubtful, it wouldn't surprise me if he's with us the season after too!

Laudrup will be at swansea next season. Both he and his representative have said he is happy at swansea and isn't looking to leave



23 May 2013 19:18:13
Stevenage full back David Gray could be on the move to Oldham after Graham Westley said the right back has no future at the club

Unfortunate for Gray. Released by Westley at Preston, moves to Stevenage and now Westley is moving him on again.



23 May 2013 19:16:56
Bradford City want Cameron Stewart on loan from Hull City.

City are also set to re-open talks with Jason Kennedy.

Kennedy would be a good signing as Ravenhill is looking for a move fro more first team footballl

Hope this is true. Stewart has never recovered from his last injury. Before this he was class and Hull turned down reported offers of 1m and 1.5m for him. Should do well for the Bantams!



23 May 2013 19:16:25
Maicon will join Galatasary on a 2 year contract



23 May 2013 19:15:48
Barnsley have confirmed they made an enquiry for Port Vale striker Tom Pope. Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers have also expressed an interest

Is this true?



23 May 2013 19:14:23
Wayne Rooney will retract his transfer request after holding positive talks with David Moyes according to a close family friend of the Rooney's. It is thought he wishes to remain in England after the birth of his most recent child

Off to Chelsea which is England

He's off to Chelsea to team up with Ronaldo



23 May 2013 19:05:32
Oldham and Tranmere both interested in Rotherham defender Nicky Hunt who is transferred listed.

Terrible at League Two level, there scouts must be horrendous if this is true!



23 May 2013 18:58:52
Bournemouth interested in Brentford Striker Clayton Donaldson for a fee of around £500k source a web site

I'd love Donaldson at dean court next season! Pass and power! Great partner for Brett!

24 May 2013 20:32:18
I think EH should give Demouge a try. He's done well at Roda now he's match fit

Zakuani wpuld be a good signing so would garvan but cole would probably go to someone like swansea or cardiff or wigan



23 May 2013 18:58:11
Speaking to an ex-pro, now pundit and he advised some names on Liverpool's wishlist are - Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Alex McCarthy (Reading), Michel Vorm (Swansea), Sam Byram (Leeds), Christophe Jallet (PSG), Kolo Toure (Man City), Toby Alderewield (Ajax), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), Kyriakos Papadopolous (Schalke), Diego Capel (Sporting Lisbon), Christian Tello (Barcelona), Michael Essien (Chelsea), Roberto Soldado (Valencia) and Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem).

I have also been told Jose Mourinho will try and make Rafa Varane (Real Madrid) his first signing at Chelsea.


Quote from BM ' Sam wants to stay with Leeds and Leeds want Sam to stay ', so liverpool can remove him from their wishlist.

Well done for naming everyone who is a potential transfer targert for all clubs. good work

Reading have slapped a £15M price tag on McCarthy so Liverpool are welcome to try.

Don't be surprised if they land Valdes on a free with Reina going the other way



23 May 2013 18:57:59
Southampton have agreed a fee with Reading for striker Billy Sharp. It sounds like all but a done deal, as the player wants to link up with Nigel Adkins again.

Reading have also enquired about out Left-Back Danny Fox. No fee agreed, just talking so far.

No Saints news on ins just yet.

Probably a good move for both to be honest.

This a joke I had a good laugh at this one and I'm an RFC fan

Probably around 2 million for Sharp. Fox SHOULD cost around nothing, but probably will go for half a million.

I would love to see the back of fox, i'd pay reading to take him!

He wouldn't adkins again as he dumped him after promotion haha



23 May 2013 18:46:08
Will Grigg could join Preston North End this summer after talks over extending his current contract at Walsall stalled

I'm a North End fan and even i'm laughing at how this is not going to happen. He's championship bound no doubt. Would be extremely surprised if he stays at Walsall.

Why would he go Preston we area better team

I think he will sign for a club in the Championship and has many suitors.

You was a better team when that joker westley was there but we have improved rapidly under Grayson and you won't be anywhere near us in the league next season mate.

More than likely to join a championship side

We'll be right up there again and you will probably sack grayson in febuary and replace him and the process will continue again its been the same 4 you for the past 2 years and will continue unless you get substantial investment



23 May 2013 18:45:01
Tom Soares' agent has announced that Oldham, Rochdale, Rotherham, Preston and Scunthorpe have all shown interest in offering him a contract. Favourites seem to be Oldham and Preston



23 May 2013 18:43:39
Long term PNE target Chris Dagnall is in talks with the club over a 2 year deal



23 May 2013 18:43:10
Chris Humphrey has been pictured getting out of his car outside Deepdale. Could be having a medical?

Or a test drive?



23 May 2013 18:29:26
Rooney to sign for Chelsea if Jose becomes manager



23 May 2013 18:25:19
Serge Gakpe from FC Nantes to Hull City. You heard it here first!

Never herd of him, is he any good? Hull city fan.



23 May 2013 18:23:20
Swansea and Hull are to go head to head for Wigan defender Maynor Fugueroa who can leave on a free.

Worth a punt if he is on a free. Bruce got the best out of him at Wigan and tried to sign him at Sunderland. Not sure how he would fit into Hull's system if they are sticking with 352 though. If they do I think that would be wrong in the PL, need to play 451 or 4132 especially away from home and in that formation he would be perfect. Offer good wages for a year with bonus if we stay up and a relegation release clause or less wages if relegated. Hope he comes to Hull. Hull City Fan.

Good player. Can play cb lb and lab. great free signing for any team.



23 May 2013 18:21:01
Port vale are chasing Delroy facey to boost their forward line after his failed move to the club last season.



23 May 2013 18:18:57
West Brom in pole position to sign Bayern Munich youngster Dale Jennings.



23 May 2013 18:13:10
Burton looking at Phil Edwards for right bk but can also play centre half



23 May 2013 18:11:56

Benjamin sulimani from admira wackier is set to join though the austrian is also wanted by Gillingham and Portsmouth



23 May 2013 18:03:00
Burnley are close to signing Albert Adomah for 500,000 from Bristol City

23 May 2013 18:54:40
haha don't be silly. Minimum of 1.5 million for addy

Burnley would never get albert that cheap

23 May 2013 19:22:11
Have you missed a number out? £500K? No chance!

Bought for £150k and with only one year left on his contract seems fair to me.

Also the fact that SOD has admitted he can't fit him in the team as he unbalances it, and only played twice since January. Coincidentally (or not) one of those games was against Burnley.

I think Albert is deffinetly on his way out, but he is one of the hottest properties outside of the Premier League.

I don't mean best player, I mean due to him being for sale, his relitivly low wages, he only has a year left, and the fact we were relegated means anyone could sign him.

Hopefully for us this will lead to a bidding war where we end up getting more than he is really worth.

I think City are looking for more than a million, but if all the clubs that say they are going to have a go do he will go for closer to two.

Aha cardiff have put in a 2million pound bid for him

He played more than twice, more like 12



23 May 2013 17:56:48
Bury will sign Mongoloian international striker Ganbaataryn T�gsbayar when their transfer embargo is lifted. He impressed whilst training with the first team squad towards the end of last season.



23 May 2013 17:49:42
Sunderland are close in signing Valentin Roberge on free

Already signed



23 May 2013 17:49:30
Steve Nicolson DCFC reporter at the DET tweeted that there is nothing in the Jacques Maghoma rumours in todays Mirror unlesd something has changed from a previous conversation



23 May 2013 17:48:00
Not exactly a rumour as such but reading what about Vermaelen for £5m I know his wages will be huge but.

Not to sure bout that one



23 May 2013 17:46:23
The striker that Torquay United are talking to is Bradford City's Alan Connell.

Too good for torquay would be more suited to a team going for promotion

Who says torquay won't be going for promotion?



23 May 2013 17:44:46
out: Berbatov
in: Bent, Downing, Huddlestone

Downing going nowhere

Berba going nowhere

I thought Jol was trying to build a younger team? Two good signings yesterday, but this lot? I hope not!

Berbatov is not going to leave, he was upset that we weren't making sufficient efforts to improve the squad but we are already showing that we mean business this window. Plus Jol will be staying which is a bonus.



23 May 2013 17:43:38
boaz myhill to sort gk problam and sigh for 250k

Sign for who?

23 May 2013 20:43:19
I would guess Hull; we certainly have a gk problem ie we don't have one!



23 May 2013 17:41:35
Burnley set to seal deals for Kevin Davies and Phil Neville.

Not sure about Neville but I can see Davies joining due to being big mates with Dyche from their Chesterfield days.

The same phil neville who has been interviewed for the everton job? not sure he's thinking about playing anymore

Not Davies. Might as well write off playing decent football next year



23 May 2013 17:27:26
Pompey to sign Rickie Holmes on a free transfer.



23 May 2013 17:13:39
Readings lawson dath to become a free agent when contract expires in June

Not surprised hasn't kicked on

No way he will get a new deal

Signed a new deal

I doubt this, he is the best player in our youngsters and Adkins loves bringing players up from youngsters.

Nonsense. He's in talks over a new deal



23 May 2013 16:58:35
Two in Kilmarnock for gym to might move rejoin Kilmarnock at summer transfer window

Frazer Wright - St Johnstone
Jamie Hamill - Hearts



23 May 2013 16:48:43
Roberto Di Matteo looks to be on his way to stoke with his great experince With West Brom which could help stoke it would give him 25 million to build his squad with 6-12 players leaving stoke will look to bring in atleast 10 players. this is a very strong source. Di matteo should be manager by june 1st and will look to get 10-12 players in the june 1st-25th as Peter Coates wants players + manager to get ideas across and how he wants stoke to play expect di matteo plus big signings. very good source

10 playera in, big signings, only 25mill? hmm something doesn't quite add up here

23 May 2013 21:47:59
Exactly what I was going to say. £25m divided by 12 is about 2m per player. Big signings for a championship club maybe. He ll probs be given at least £40m to revamp whole squad and get rid of all tp's deadwood. from a west ham fan

This may happen but I hate when people post what they want to happen then end it with reliable source, because this is unlikely to happen reality is we'll end up with mark hughes who will do worse than pulis and take us down

Di matteo ruled himself out of the running for the stoke job last week

Pulis wasn't even sacked last week Nobby!

Could be 25mil plus what he makes off the players he sells

Lets just hope that Stoke don't follow in QPR's footsteps. They have signed some good players, need to build on that. Not got a huge squad anyway, just need to avoid throwing away cash as they have done in the past. Owen Free, Soares 1.7m, Tonge 2.6m, Arismendi 2.6m! At least Palacios is there sill but TP spent 8m and never plays!

TP spent 6mil on palacios and had to sign him to get crouch



23 May 2013 16:15:33
Bournemouth want to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Owen Garvan, they also have made an enquiry for Gabriel Zakuani. Howe's main target is to sign a target man and is interested in Carlton Cole, however he is likely to join a bigger club. The realistic possibility is for Frank Demouge to return

23 May 2013 21:40:17
Bournemouth interested in Brentfords Clayton Donaldson for around £500,000

He dosent play for us so dosent matter if he leaves



23 May 2013 17:12:50
Looks like the rovers are missing out on John joes services as he's rumoured to be poised to sign for the wolves

Which john joe o'toole or shelvey

John Joe O'Neill the Jockey

Trust us to get saddled with him?



23 May 2013 17:12:11
Is there any Wigan rumours about yet?



23 May 2013 17:02:12
Heard from a reliable source dale Jennings is a possibility for ipswich town having been released from bayern Munich, nothing formal just on the list as yet



23 May 2013 17:01:56
Former pilgrim Tony Capaldi returning after being released by Oxford.



23 May 2013 16:34:26
Sheffield United and Brentford interested in Jacques Maghoma, the player is attracting many interest because as a free agent.

Hes already agreed a deal to sign for middlesbrough



23 May 2013 16:37:02
Matt Derbyshire going to Donny Rovers on a free as BD is paying up his last year at Forest.
Derbyshire linking up with former OAFC Dickov who is also his friend

Also rumoured a new up and coming talent from spain called maxi quantes may sign after impressing at a trial. could help bolster midfield after starting in under 21's

John Ryan is also dickovs good friend hence he now has a job.



23 May 2013 16:28:37
Plymouth Argyle are in talks with Bournemouth defender Stephane Zubar about a potential return to Home Park

Nah tubbs will stay



23 May 2013 16:23:08
Arsenal to make a move for Lescott.



23 May 2013 16:22:22
Matt Smith will join Doncaster soon, after rejecting Oldham's latest contract offer.

Hope not

BLACKBURN actually deal been done for a few months.

No deal done with BLACKBURN just interest shown, so hurry up



23 May 2013 16:13:21
Been given some London based news

Arsenal and Fiorentina are some way apart regarding Stevan Jovetic. Juventus now look firm favourites to land Arsenal's other target Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid). Wenger is trying to land Younes Belhanda (Montpellier) using Marouane Chamakh as part of the deal.

Fulham are hoping to tie up a deal for Latvian striker Artjoms Rudnevs (Hamburg) to partner Berbatov up front.

Crystal Palace considering bids for Nahki Wells (Bradford) and also Leigh Griffiths (Wolves).



23 May 2013 16:06:40
per tv huddersfield linked with jamie Patterson from Walsall, apparently bid has been made

They will have to part with 1. 5M as he has signed a new contract with walsall a few weeks ago!

23 May 2013 16:31:43
Bid has been made and rejected by walsall

He has signed a new deal, there's a year left on his current one and now there's strong interest from the championship I doubt Walsall will be able to ask for more than 800k

Huddersfield are looking to sign jay bothroyd from qpr for 800k



23 May 2013 16:02:18
Liverpool prepared to pay the asking fee for Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen aswell as making a 8 million bid for his fellow countryman Toby Alderweireld of Ajax.

Great signing



23 May 2013 15:54:48
8 championship clubs are interested in signing Liverpool defender Danny Wilson



23 May 2013 15:54:17
Croft and Baxter of Oldham interesting League 1 new boys Bradford along with Jake Cassidy of Wolves

Bradford haha no chance, only league 1 team croft will sign for is oldham. Baxter will cost at least 500k

24 May 2013 09:30:55
ahaha mate have you seen how much money bradford have made from promotion and the cup? They could assemble the best players in league 1 together with the funds they've got. Why would he stay at Oldham? haha there bairly a league 1 side

Why would Baxter go to Bradford? Why take a sideward step (being generous), when he can play in the Championship. We'll see how well Bradford do with the youth at the heart of your midfield. Is Gary Jones drawing a pension yet? I've seen war memorials younger than him.

Oh and actually mate, Gary Jones was shortlisted in the player of the football league as well as player of league 2. Give him s**t but he's better than you. haha

You're probably right, he is better than me. Are you implying Bradford want to sign me?



23 May 2013 15:53:52
Chesterfield ready to make a bid for Bristol rovers defender Abu agogo following Richard brindleys move to Rotherham United

A bid? will have to be a free

Dagenham and Redbridge's defender. ,

I thought he played for Dagenham + Redbridge. Is he out of contract.

Bristol Rovers seem to have stolen somebody else's defender there.

He plays for dag and red! But sayin that I have heard the same 2 days ago!



23 May 2013 15:50:57
Leicester, Middlesbrough and Palace have all enquired about Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy

He will be at villa by next season

Mogga if sence you would be trying ya best to get jamie paterson walsall he's just what we need a beast

Don't think boro can afford him

Crewe will be having a pre season frendly with aston villa after this Paul lambert will decide if he's good to go {Ed001's Note - he already tried to buy Murphy last summer and again in January, I doubt a friendly will make any difference.}



23 May 2013 15:49:08
Nottingham Forest have agreed terms with Viktor Puncho from Benfica, Ebuhe Jarvis from Trinidad, and Hasochito Ramirez from Mexican Side Guadelajara. Billy Davies will strengthen his coaching side with the addition of John Pembridge.



23 May 2013 15:42:15
Huddersfield to sign Jamie Paterson from Walsall for undisclosed fee! Good signing highly rated winger!
D. C.

He is still under contract and below 24 so the figure is likley to be £500,000 + an add on should you be promot. let's just call it £600,000!

Have Huddersfield go 1.5m? as he has just signed a new contract!

23 May 2013 16:30:51
Paterson is a really good young winger scored 12 goals last season I think but will be a good price to drive home away

Walsall already rejected the offer

23 May 2013 16:58:02
With steady income from Blackburn from Jordan Rhodes £8m sale Huddersfield can afford him. £1m or so over a few years deal could easily be done. Sounds a good player and fits the club transfer policy.

23 May 2013 17:13:43
i think hudds could probably scrape together 1.5 mill. They sold rhodes for 8 mill and have a very wealthy chairman who is happy to spend big money on young prospects the club can add value to.

If he'll turn a profit for Huddersfield then yeah we'd fork the pennies.



23 May 2013 15:09:16
Bayern Munich midfielder Dale Jennings could be sent out on loan with English sides Wigan, Crewe, Preston, Oldham and Wolves all interested.

However he may favour a permenent move to Celtic.

23 May 2013 19:57:40
i thot he was released rather then going out on loan



23 May 2013 15:01:55
Hull city to sign Tom huddelston as he is unhappy with lack of starts at Tottenham and Tottenham are willing to listen to offers of 4 million

Kasper schmeichel to put transfer request in as he is fed up of been held back by block head and his team

Not to sure Huddleston would be a good signing to be honest. Hull really need a midfield enforcer like Ben Watson from Wigan.



23 May 2013 14:39:41
Hi all lm a hammers supporter in melbourne Australia just heard that the hammers r looking at Real Betis keeper Adrian, with all the players that r interested in coming to our club we will be within 2yrs a top 6 side and a top 4 club within 4yrs, forever a hammer c'mon you irons

LOL, deluded.



23 May 2013 14:38:07
Tranmere Rovers are set to new 5 signings in the next.

Stephen foster (2year deal)
Jullian Bennett (2 year deal)
Ryan Lowe (1 year deal, with a further year on top)
Dale Jennings (returning)
Jake Cassidy (2 year deal)

Ive heard from a reliable source close to the club that these are all true. Jennings and Cassidy are the only ones that are likely to take longer to happen as Championship clubs are interested. Foster, Bennett and Lowe should all be confirmed by 1st June when transfer window re-opens. {Ed003's Note - july}

Sorry Ed, yes July when it re-opens.

24 May 2013 15:41:02
There is no chance of Jennings returning to Prenton Park!
Bayern have only released him on compassionate grounds as the player has not settled well over in Germany.
They are looking a selling him to a Premier or Championship club for somewhere in the region of £3m.
They paid £1.5m for Jennings 2 years ago and have spent time and money developing him ino a better player.

As for Cassidy, I believe he still has another season left on his current contract at Wolves, so any move would require a Transfer Fee, something which Tranmere don't have, if he was a free agent, then we would most certainly be in with a shout, however, we do not has the money to buy any players.

Jennings only cost £650,000 as the rest was on him signing contract from Bayern and not their reserves and also appearance based.



23 May 2013 14:25:41
Sunderland are close in signing Valentin Roberge on free



23 May 2013 15:27:56
Crystal Palace news:

Yet to be decided after playoffs to see what division they are in.

Jermaine Easter - Millwall
Aaron Wilbraham - Release
Bayern Fenwick - Loan

Is going to manage Millwall?



23 May 2013 15:27:10
Port vale interested in bournemouth striker Matt Tubbs, after not playing enough games for the sea side town.

Port fail couldn't afford a bath tubb!

He would be 1 of our best ever signings if we get him (afcb fan)



23 May 2013 15:21:37
Oldham are going to loose out of contract winger lee croft to Doncaster this summer. Former boss dickov also wants to take star man Jose Baxter to his new clubs however this would take a big fee to tempt Oldham to let the key man go

Dickov has contacted Derbyshire's representatives to secure a 3 year deal.

We don't do 3 year deals. The only one was husband, an excellent youngster

Croft and Derbyshire are or good enough! There are plenty of better players out if contract the board some stump the money up for wages to get the better players here!



23 May 2013 15:20:55
Eden Hazard spotted at Carrington with chairman David Gill. Unbelievable scenes here, what a shock! Looks like Robin Van Persie going in the other direction {Ed026's Note - Seems very unlikely

My god what a waste of time putting this malarky in

23 May 2013 15:47:18
What rubbish



23 May 2013 15:17:34
Exodus Geohaghon to move from Mansfield to Coventry or Walsall you heard it here first!



23 May 2013 15:15:17
Nottingham Forest set to sign Maynor Figueora, Jara Reyes, Aaron Creswell, Elliot Ward, Nahki Wells, Jon Taylor, Billy Sharp and Charlie Austin. The club are looking to spend over £7m in hopes of automatic promotion.

Excellent wish list

23 May 2013 16:23:00
And what about the financial fair play rule that kicks in next season, only allowed to spend so much plus wages, I think this is being a little OTT here

23 May 2013 16:31:08
Great list, but not a chance in hell of getting that lot for 7million.

23 May 2013 16:37:28
if you think you will get all those players for 7 million as Austin would cost 5-6 and more likely to go to the premier league as he has proved himself in all divisions and talk of a few premier league teams making an approach. If he does sign for a premier league club his next stop will be a full england international.

Some of those seem possible, but others not a chance.

Forest have got no money, they will sign on loan or free transfers.

How can forest have no money fawaz is a billionaire



23 May 2013 15:14:33
Ched Evans to go to Fleetwood Town when he is released from prison!

Got 18 months left



23 May 2013 15:13:30
Harlon Harewood wants a new challenge and could link up with Swindon on a year contract. Rochdale, Yeovil and MK Dons are all interested

You do mean Marlon Harewood don't you?

We don't want that little cry baby at mk dons! His Useless and old!

A bit like Alan Smith then? Definitely not wanted!

Nah heard it was Harlon Marewood.



23 May 2013 14:56:25
Chesterfield's Drew Talbot has signed a new 2 year deal with the club, ending speculation about his future. Great business by Mr. Cook!

Drew Talbot is the most versatile player in Division 2. Would have been gutted to lose him, good business by Chesterfield. Now we need some more quality signings.

Drew is top signing, great right back ten times better than Brindley who has gone to Rotherham. Drew can play anywhere in the team, two footed, good header, gets stuck in and has a few goals in him, really pleased he has signed! {Ed003's Note - has he played rb? }

Yeah he's probably played RB more than any other position, was doing well there last season and we got brindley in after drew got injured. looking like a solid defence for chesterfield, another CB is needed though {Ed003's Note - didn't know that mate,cheers.}



23 May 2013 14:53:45
Does anyone know if Alan Hutton is staying at mallorca? He looks a different player!

It must be the tan.



23 May 2013 14:44:13
Bristol City have had a fourth bid accepted for Aden Flint! The fee is 425k rising to 500k after a certain amount of appearences

23 May 2013 15:58:53
another bid hasn't gone in yet so this is purely a rumour but expect another bid tomorrow or monday and he's likely to leave.

SOD sounded very much like he would be back in for Flint talking on the radio. I think he will likely be a City player next year.



23 May 2013 14:39:15
Solskjaer booked in for talks with the Everton board this Sunday, very early days, informal talks mean nothing nowadays.

Periera already appointed. But waiting on Martinez



23 May 2013 14:06:19
Sheffield Wednesday Looking at bringing Tom Cairney on a season long loan from Hull

Would be a good move and offer Cairney first team football along side SO.



23 May 2013 14:05:04
Berylson interviewing Markus Babbel in Paris for Millwall post today

Hes ment to be favourite but doubt we will get him we will prob end up with some one like wise



23 May 2013 13:52:20
Confirmation Wilfred Zaha will once again be loaned back to crystal palace if they gain promotion on monday in the play off final.

If they lose to Watford then this deal will be off!

Why would Manchester United pay £15m for a player and have him play with another club in the Premiership.

I bet Zaha can't wait to go to Manchester.

To the person above^^^
They obviously bought him so another club woulden't be able to buy him.

23 May 2013 17:24:40
Guess the deal will be off then

I think that even if Palace are promoted which I will be very suprised if they beat watford but they will be the wipping boys of the prem, Zaha will not be good enough for the prem,

They bought him in because there selling Nani for the same price, good business if you ask me.

Why would United sign Zaha on 5 year contract, then give him to Palace for 2 of them, without any return for their money? Dillusional Palace supporters.

^because he will play and gain prem experience if they go up and will make mistakes and learn for palace, meaning he will not cost united any goals etc. at the end of the season they will have a player that has played a full season in the top flight. but i'm a wfc fan so they will lose and this will be irrelevant.

There is no way Palace will be getting him back next year, no way on earth it's not like they bought him for 4 million he cost over 15 million he will be taking someones space in the Manchester United team, maybe Young or Nani my money would be on Nani leaving for around 10 to 15 million maybe to Spurs?



23 May 2013 13:50:02
Millwall will not appoint a manager for around 10 days (2nd June). Any rumours stating a particular person has been appointed, or are about to be appointed are rubbish. Expect the unexpected, this is Millwall, that's what we do.



23 May 2013 14:14:07
Out of contract Lee Croft will leave Oldham Athletic with championship club Blackpool and Doncaster, League one sides Bradford, Crewe, Crawley Preston, Sheffield United, Tranmere, Wolves, League 2 Fleetwood and Scottish side St Mirren all interested in signing him.

A move to MLS side Real Salt Lake who are rumored to be looking at number out of contract lower League English players.

CROFT has already come out and said if he stays in league one it will still be at Oldham.

Dickov didn't even realise he had to lose some weight Lmao the fans did. He is a very happy player now so doubt he will leave as he also likes our new manager. LJ

Croft has left oldham and in talks with two north west clubs

Carlisle? Blackpool??

Jesus Christ I hope it's not Blackpool!

24 May 2013 16:58:31
New crawley kits released next week they look very good



23 May 2013 14:13:08
Cardiff to go for Glenn Murray should Palace fail to reach the Premier League

No chance of that he's injured for atleast 9 months. who will pay that and not see him cardiff might be down by feb.

He's done his cruciate ligaments!

23 May 2013 16:03:18
Must be on drinks/drugs to make a stupid statement like that!

No we don't want him, if he was a little more mobile and was more comfortable on the ball then we probably would but I went to both games last season and saw Glen Murray his first touch isn't the best and Malky wants players who's touch is just perfect and can run all game



23 May 2013 14:12:44
Wolves in

Isaac Osbourne free transfer

Manchester United out:

Nani to Juventus

Rooney to PSG

Anderson to Porto

Manchester United in:

Leighton Baines

Marouane Fellaini

Gareth Bale



23 May 2013 14:11:37
Bristol City to sign Jay Emanuel Thomas and Simon Gillet



23 May 2013 14:06:19
Sheffield Wednesday Looking at bringing Tom Cairney on a season long loan from Hull



23 May 2013 14:05:04
Berylson interviewing Markus Babbel in Paris for Millwall post today



23 May 2013 14:04:21
garry neville spotted at humber bridge toll booth, moving to hull?

23 May 2013 17:38:37
Maybe he has got a new job. thought he might do better than toll collector though!

23 May 2013 18:57:54
The same Gary Neville who is retired and has been for some time now?

Gary Neville has retired are you sure you don't mean phil neville



23 May 2013 14:03:14
djibril cisse to make a loan move to hull in the summer.

No way don't want him

Loan move would be great so long as we were only covering a portion of his wages. Is he not on >£60k a week?

I wouldn't want a perma-crock like cisse clogging up our side on a permenant basis.

Never gone happen, his wages at QPR were just ridiculous. Plus he is rumoured to be one of the players who upset the apple cart there.



23 May 2013 13:46:12
Keith Hill looking to be reunited with ex Barnsley striker Marlon Harewood at Rochdale after the player was released by Barnsley



23 May 2013 13:40:20
Bristol City are set to renew their interest in Crawley Town defender Kyle McFadzean

This guy was very much a Del McInnes target, but SOD did mention that if he was match fit in January he would have tried to buy him.

I wouldn't be suprised if he has set his sights higher than league 1 now.

24 May 2013 11:16:13
Bristol cannot afford macfazdean at 1 mill looks set to join bolton



23 May 2013 13:33:45
Cheltenham are set to offer former striker Steven Gillespie a pay as you play deal. Gillespie was transfer listed by Fleetwood.

No they aren't.

Yes they are, I know Gillespie and he said that there has been interest from Cheltenham! He also said he'd consider all options before making what he believes to be the correct one

Would be remarkably surprised. One of CTFC's best ever strikers but completely plagued by injury. Even a pay-as-you-play deal would seem illogical, especially in a lone striker role.

No you don't.
No there hasn't.

Unless we have already made an offer, and it has been accepted, then we couldn't have spoken to Gillespie. That would be tapping up. Thus, no pay-as-you-play deal has been offered.



23 May 2013 13:32:49
Darryl Duffy is set to turn down a contract offer at Cheltenham and return to Falkirk.

Moving to a League 2 club

Returning to Scotland.

Back Scotland partick thistle & st Johnstone leading chase



23 May 2013 13:29:32
Leeds have finally lost patience with El-Hadj Diouf after his red card vs. Brighton and his latest troubles. They are hoping to do a straight swap with Bradford City, Diouf for Nahki Wells, with LUFC continuing to pay 50% of Diouf's wages.

Absolute bs, he's going nowhere, don't want wells, not good enough

We don't want that "sewer rat" at City and Wells would be best served playing every week in league 1 rather than move to CC and risk been benched if he goes a few games without scoring.

You can keep diouf thanks.

23 May 2013 16:34:41
diouf for wells dream on. diouf is a has been wells has a future

23 May 2013 17:16:00
how on earth could bradford afford his wages. Dream on.

People here are actually suggesting Wells is better than Diouf?! Oh dear. {Ed003's Note - Maybe people don't want Diouf and would like the potential Wells has?}

Its a definate no although the agent has been tappin gup clubs to move him on

Diouf isn't on big money at start of season he wasnt even being paid, then he got a contract for around 1K a week now he is only on around 8K after signing a longer contract

I don't think so

Wells is not a finished player. no strengh lacks brain. might get better but why would leeds get rid of diouf was leeds 2nd best player last year and I great football brain. not fast but no need to be. think wells needs to stay in div 1 too



23 May 2013 12:38:26
Flood is a definite signing and Also heard the possibility of archie Campbell of morton. And. Darren Barr of hearts coming



23 May 2013 12:32:17
Liverpools forgotten man Danny Wilson interesting a host of championship clubs. Also linked with Hearts or a return to Rangers. If Andrew Davies leaves Bradford maybe his wages could be enough to get Wilson?

Love it to be true but can't see Wilson joining us

Hes just signed up with Hearts for 3 years



23 May 2013 12:30:11
Bristol City will make one last bid for Swindon defender Aden Flint this week - if that is turned down they will switch to other targets



23 May 2013 12:21:14
Millwall are set to approach former Hibernian, Rangers and Birmingham boss Alex McLeish to be their new manager.



23 May 2013 12:18:33
Sheffield United are still set to approach Bradford to speak to manager Phil Parkinson, despite the 45 year old signing a new deal at Valley Parade after promotion to League 1.

You getting Fergie and Mourinho as his assistants too?

Here we go again just accept it he's with us why would he come there when we will be playing you next season that's when we will see all sufc silent

More believable if we weren't going to passs them this year on our way to championship



23 May 2013 13:27:46
After the recent departure or Richard Dunne at Aston Villa, rumours had it that Eddie Howe was very interested so he could offload Miles Addison. Yesterday I was going to the legends cafe which is a cafe at the Bournemouth ground and I saw him walk into Dean Court with Eddie Mitchell. This may not mean that he will sign but I think that they must be in negotiations taking place.

I saw him down there also today around 1:00

A few people have told me he was seem down there but can't see it happening as he doesn't meet Eddie Howe's player profile of young players with a sell on value.



23 May 2013 13:24:06
Steve Arnold Stevenage Goalkeeper is wanted by Peterborough and Huddersfield with a fee on £300k being rumoured

This is not true.

We already have Bobby Olejnik, who is a great keeper for us!



23 May 2013 13:24:05
Former Norwich right back George Francomb is the latest name to be linked with a move to Oxford.



23 May 2013 13:23:58
Apparently with the out going lua lua tony bloom is keen to find a swift replacement. All sources are pointing at the return of elliot bennett. It is said that he is becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of starting opportunities at norwich city. However. a deal may not take place until the future of gus poyet is decided.

Bennett is an important member of the squad and has made 20 appearances this season scoring 2 goals. For this reason, I can't see that Brighton could afford him or his wages.

23 May 2013 18:45:25
Bennett is a quality player, norwich would never let him go unless its stupid money! he is an important member of the squad and the fans love him

Bennett was playing towards the end of the season and looked to be really enjoying himself. Wishful thinking.

Good hard working player would be crazy to let him go



23 May 2013 13:16:55
with alex baptise going bolton derby will have to look elsewhere with miguel llear from sheffield wed



23 May 2013 13:14:08
Rotherham united have signed Richard brindley on a 2 year deal also they are in talks with a keeper

Whis the keeper and how reliable is this?

The goal keeper is Adam Collin and he has also signed

Rotherham United have signed Adam Collin from Carlisle



23 May 2013 13:10:53
Simeon Jackson, Korey Smith and Jerome Thomas are all set to sign contracts with Yeovil after being released from their former clubs Norwich and West Brom.

Just because Yeovil got promoted doesn't mean top players will suddenly sign. Dream on

Smith might join as he said he enjoyed his time at Yeovil but don't think the others will

Thomas is going to birmingham city

Jackson is easily good enough for a top championship team. Korey could move to the champs aswell I think! But a club like Yeovil might be the best option right now.

Jackson is only just good enough for a mid-table championship team and would be better suited going to play in the US or Canada.



23 May 2013 13:10:30
Port Vale look set to offer out of contract striker Victor Naldrane a one year deal worth around 4. 5k per week.

Can't see this being true with the transfer budget we have now tbh

We must stick to our budget, there are plenty of players out there looking for a new club.



23 May 2013 12:12:02
Stoke City are targeting two managers to replace Tony Pulis and fully expect to name one of them.
The favourite for the role is former West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo. The Italian wants a job in the Premier League and sees a move to The Britannia as the next step in his career. City chairman Peter Coates is keen on backing Di Matteo in the transfer market.

Im a stokie and could you please tell me how you know what Di Matteo is thinking? how do you know what his next step will be? Also I think that he has weird stairs if his next step after winning the FA cup and champions league is premier leaue survival

Whose the other benitez

I'm a West Brom fan and we sacked him about a year before he won the champions league! I don't think he is a huge manager and for the Stoke job it is not a bad shout. Still don't think it will happen though.



23 May 2013 12:11:02
Fulham want to loan Stewart Downing but Liverpool only want to sell him

Liverpool also want to off load Coates and Shelvey



23 May 2013 12:10:13
Crawley Town will only bring in free agents this summer as they are looking to tighten there budget.

They are currently in talks with.

1. Danny Hylton
2. Rennie Howe
3. Andy Drury
4. Anthony Grant
5. Julian Bennet



23 May 2013 11:58:13
Cliftonville striker Liam Boyce is again on the radar of Shrewsbury Town. A fee of £50,000 is being quoted as Boyce only had one year left on his contract. (Shropshire Star).

Remember how much rubbish the star spouts. Plus we can't compete with hibs or Rotherham financially.

Hibs sign reserves from leauge one and rotherham aren't as wealthy as people think

Liam Boyce will sign for Shrewsbury next week

Boyce is signing soon. Talks are in advanced stages.



23 May 2013 11:57:48
adriano basso returning to bristol city on a 1 year rolling contract

That wouldn't be a bad choice we need someone fast

Seems unlikely to me, but we do have no keepers at all just now.

I think we will certainly need at least one back up and Basso is loved at AG.

A nice sentimental thought, but I am sure SOD will have his own targets.



23 May 2013 11:52:47
Chris Humphrey, with his explosive pace in SPL has confirmed his move to Middlesbrough FC. His agent stated last week that Motherwell have confirmed the 500k bid from Middlesbrough FC.

He's coming to Sheff Utd along with Stuart McCall and Micheal Higdon.

23 May 2013 17:10:55
that's funny because he is still in talkls with preston and he is a free agent so why pay 500k

He's that good we are willing to pay! ;)



23 May 2013 10:50:40
Ricky Holmes who has left Barnet is rumoured to be the right winger in talks with Pompey



23 May 2013 10:44:10
Hearing from a very reliable source that Everton are stepping up efforts to sign Joleon Lescott (Man City) or Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal). Seems unusual with no manager in place? Ed, you shed any light on this?

If this is true then it looks like a goodbye to Jagielka

A goodbye to jagielka? considering he is the new CLUB CAPTAIN I think you'll find he is to stay.



23 May 2013 10:43:10
Oldham are set to sign Ian Vigurs from Ross Country when the left sided midfielders contract runs out. The 25 year old is set to join the latics are Lee Johnson wanted to raid Scotland for its unrecognised hidden talents.

23 May 2013 18:56:44
Sunday League Division? Oldham were almost relegated to this Sunday League. May be next season eh!.



23 May 2013 10:08:37
Maarten Jol is interested in PSV left back Erik Pieters - he has been scouted several times since March. His contract ends in June 14 and he is keen to get a chance in the Premier League cost between 2 and 3 million.
Dutch rumour mill



23 May 2013 13:04:18
pufc are hoping to land Newcastle youngster Curtis Good

Gabbys replacement I imagine



23 May 2013 12:47:48
Oxford interested in Havant Striker Ollie Palmer, scorer of 25 goals in the BSS last season.

Does he play for the under 13's or under 14's at Havent

Not a chance! A lot of clubs bigger than Oxford are interested in the 6' 5" striker. Namely, Charlton, Portsmouth, Wolves, Derby and Huddersfleld.



23 May 2013 12:39:59
Benitez is to Become Stoke Manager

Rubbish, stoke have made no desicions offers or anything else Martinez is meeting with stoke and everton on Friday, Benitez told stoke he wants to wait and is having talks with 2 European clubs.

Unlikely who would you choose Napoli, PSG or stoke?

Gone to Napoli

Hes gone to Napoli? We have someone from the future here because I thought he has gone nowhere yet



23 May 2013 12:17:08
Millwall have targeted Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson to be their new boss.

I really don't see where people are getting this rumour from, its complete nonsense. Darren and Darragh have all but confirmed that he will be Peterborough manager next season.



23 May 2013 12:15:20
Stoke City are set to appoint Roberto Di Matteo as their new manager as they look to appoint somebody with totally different ethics as former boss Tony Pulis.

Stoke have not even started the interview process 7-10 days at least before we her anything



23 May 2013 11:47:21
A few reports saying that Jerome Thomas has been seen at Portman Road to discuss a move now he is a free agent.



23 May 2013 11:33:01
Paul Connolly has been in talks woth Rotherham United.

A player is also set to sign for Rotherham today, who it is is unknown.

Brindley has signed so Connolly will not be joining the millers



23 May 2013 10:46:29
Richard Brindley, Matt Tubbs and Lyle Taylor of Chesterfield, Bournemouth and Falkirk respectively will sign for Rotherham in the coming days!

Your source is spot on, Evans also in discussion with a winger and has made a bid for a goalkeeper, he denies it is Flinders but rumour is Tommy Lee who allegedly does not get on with Paul Cook at Chesterfield

Brindley has already signed this afternoon.

Now getting concerned regarding Doyle. Signed on a pre-contract & thought it would now have been a full contract - let's not forget Louise Montrose who signed the same from Wigan and then went elseware.

Brindley signed for Rotherham to-day.
So much for loyalty and putting him in the 'shop window'.

Brindley has signed for Rotherham but more important is the fact that Drew Talbot has signed a new two year deal to remain a Spireite! As good as a new signing especially if the rumours about interest from other clubs was true. Ventress

Doyle can't be signed till end of June he's on contract till then don't worry he's coming

You can have Brindley, we've got Talbot ten times better. As for Tommy Lee, he is a spireite through and through!

Williams was good for yeovil but has been awful for swindon



23 May 2013 10:12:49
Leeds united are looking into possibility of sign dale jennings, with McDermot kean to him on trial during pre season

I think smithies would be a good buy. £1million for a good young english goalkeeper sounds a good deal



23 May 2013 11:26:17
Darryl Duffy to turn down Cheltenham Contract as he is set to sign for Burton Albion

Correct thought - He has had contact from the Brewers

No, he will sign for Cheltenham, Burton cannot afford him!

Won't be signing on, just look at the interview he did in the local rag. No chance he'll stay and us CTFC fans can't blame him.

Duffy will return to Scotland.

Duffy to Burton would be a step backwards for the club.

Either way: Duffy leaving CTFC.

Actually it would be a great signing for Burton, a step backwards for Duffy though.

Burton have three fantastic strikers that we are trying to keep hold of, Zola, Kee and Paterson, we don't need Duffy, he's not good enough.

With all respect, I really doubt you have seen Duffy play more than 2 or 3 times, I am 100% certain that no matter who you have that he would enhance the squad.

We have three strikers who scored over 40 goals last season, Duffy us not as good as any if them, why would he join to sit in the bench? If one if Kee, Pato or Calvin leave then maybe he could come in.

Duffy was top scorer last season when didn't even play half the games

If he's so good why aren't Cheltenham trying to keep him? All I remember about Cheltenham is Pack, we'll take him. We have proven goal scorers we need defenders.



23 May 2013 11:00:00
Tranmere are definitely interested in striker Ryan lowe and defender/midfielder stephen foster who was released by barnsley. Ronnie moore is also trying to sign wolves striker jake cassidy on loan although his chances are slim, he is also trying to sign sheff wed midfielder liam palmer on loan again and he is also in discussions with strikers marvin morgan and kayode odajayi.

Steven foster a legend



23 May 2013 10:58:23
Issouf Ouattara, Burkina Faso winger, who plays in Chernomorec in Bulgaria is very close to sign to Serbian Champion, Partizan Belgrade.



23 May 2013 09:04:17
norwich to sign chris mccann from burnley following his release.

He's absaloutly awful

Needs reinvigorating. not sure he could cut it in the prem on current displays though. saying that before his injury he was being scouted by moyes for everton. best of luck

No thanks

Good luck chris. it was a good 8 years. in our promotion season you were outstanding

He is. Good player, think Burnley became stale for him. He could be a good premier league squad player or higher championship first teamer

Had an unbelievable season when we went up, and carried that form into the Premier and proved he was good enough for that level.

Sadly since the injury he hasn't quite been the same player. Its difficult to tell if its the system we've been playing, his own motivation or the aftermath of his injury or a little bit of all three.

Good luck Chris thanks for the memories.

Obviously not good enough

Theres better out there, no thank you

Hes better than bradley johnson in all fairness

Watching this man play week in week out, he was the worst player for us all season. shys out of every challenge, can't head a ball, shooting is dredful, no pace dreadful player word of advice norwich don't waste your time



23 May 2013 09:02:22
Recently released Oxford winger Josh Parker is holding talks with a number of league 2 clubs, rumoured to be Wycombe and Torquay

( (Very reliable source)))

Awful footballer, Sunday league level at best.

Unlucky Wycombe and Torquay, he's useless!

Awful awful player, the fact that he calls himself a "forward" is a joke. and not a good one.

Never scored a goal. ever.

Hes a complete waste of time good luck though :)

23 May 2013 19:30:25
Torquay have offered Exeter RB Steve Tully a deal.

23 May 2013 19:20:41
The list of strikers talking to Alan Knill is as follows:
Elliot Benyon (played at Torquay whilst knill was there)
Alan Connell
Josh Parker
Matthew Tubbs
Ryan Lowe (played at Bury whilst Knill was there)
Grant McCann (played at Scunthorpe whilst Knill was there)
Kayode Odejayi

24 May 2013 14:35:32
Centre midfielder Grant McCann you mean? whose a key player for Peterborough?
Connell out of contract at Bradford, Tubbs signed for 800k you couldn't afford his wages!
Torquay can only attract and afford other league 1 and 2 cast offs



23 May 2013 08:48:26
Steve Lomas to take over at Millwall

My neighbour is Steve's mum and dad, and they say he would never join rivals Millwall after a long career at West Ham. They say he is perfectly happy in Scotland managing St. Johnstone

Nah we wouldn't sign him he's west ham threw and threw wudnt last 2 weeks vabbel is 1/4


23 May 2013 15:50:56

Nobody has been interviewed for the job at millwall the process begins tomorrow, so stop putting stupid names forward. block28



23 May 2013 08:26:46
These are the players preston want to sign before the season starts from a reliable source Chris Humphrey may be announced today or tomorrow ian evatt is considering an offer we and we have been in talks with ricardo fuller that's 50/50 they are the main targets also we are looking at loan deals for Jamie vardy and adam morgan of liverpool all these deals may or may not happen but I have been reliably informed by someone who works at the club that this is what were looking into.

So we're trying to sign 3 more strikers? unlikely

'Reliably informed'. was it Chubby Brown who told you this?

Because he sounds like a comedian.

May or may not happen. classic

Ricardo Fuller's gone to Toronto in the MLS. Evatt was just a rumour, we've now signed Tom Clarke from Huddersfield as cover for Right Back.

Not too sure mate that's what I have been told they may be back up plans not sure just passing on what I was told.



23 May 2013 08:11:51
On The Back Page Of The Southend Echo, There Is A Story About Southend Looking To Re-Sign Anthony Grant Following His Release From His Contract At Stevenage, Who Have Made Him Available For Transfer. He Is Interested In Returning, But Due To Our New Transfer Embargo, We Could Lose Him To Another Team.

Hes not been released he's been tramsfer listed

No chance. Stevenage wil want money which Southend don't have.

I Never Actually Stated He'd Been Released. I Said He Had Been Released From His Contract. Two Different Things.



23 May 2013 10:41:59
Just heard Hudds are looking at John joe otoole at colchester

I cannot see this happening. O'Toole has not been the same Championship potential player since his cruciate injury in early 2010 and has spells out on loan. I can see him leaving the U's with Bristol Rovers a likely destination after a successful loan last season.

Lazy player with a reported drink & attitude problem on high wages.

Aidy Boothroyd is his biggest fan & mentor; I would expect him to move to Northampton where his former Watford & Colchester manager will hope to get the best from him.

Bristol Rovers also want him but wages are an issue, they offered him a deal in March but he hasn't responded yet.



23 May 2013 10:33:57
rochdale fc midfielder andrew tutte strongly linked with a move away from rochdale with glasgow rangers and gillingham favourites for his signature



23 May 2013 10:26:33
Cheltenham Town have reignited their interest in Swindon's 22 year old winger Luke Rooney.
Cheltenham are thought to be interested in bringing Rooney in on a season long loan, however the Wiltshire club are hoping the player will move permanently to lower the wage bill.
Cheltenham manager Mark Yates will meet with Rooney and his representatives next week regarding a deal, we await to see if the usual Pannini and Lat� are a deal breaker.

23 May 2013 12:05:11
Not worried about Rooney leaving as he has been a waste of money. Maybe he needs a new start somewhere else and Cheltenham could be the club he needs.

He was on loan at Rotherham last season, was overweight and not fit at the time and Evans sent him back at the end of his loan period could not get in the team

This is a done deal, I was chatting to Luke outside Ferrys house the other day, he said he was moving on and didn't understand why he wasn't given the chance at Town, he also said Macca and Thompson were both on their way as well.


Evans thought he was overweight? This is the best comment ever!

Pot, kettle. ?



23 May 2013 10:26:29
Alex Smithies is to go to Leeds on a 1million pound transfer on july 1st

If Smithies goes to Leeds it will be to do some shopping. Complete drivel.



23 May 2013 10:17:26
Burnley scouts have been watching Nahki Wells in recent matches and seem to like how he plays. He's got great movement and great finishing and I have been told by two sources that Hull City are weighing up a 5million move for Burnleys Charlie Austin

23 May 2013 12:18:14
Hull have told Burnley they will NOT go any higher than £4 million for Austin.

£5m - not enough.

£4 Mil is his value.

And where have you heard this blatant rubbish rumour. if they won't go higher than 4mil then they won't get him. look at their strike force Proschwitz and Simpson? had to play a wing back up front to get promotion.

Well looks like austins not going to hull thn because burnley want more than 4 million for a 28 goal striker, which is understandable as we got 7 million for rodriguez, in his last year aswel and austins scored more than jay

They won't get him then

Brady actually played lw/st for uniteds academy so he isn't a wingback

Burnley have turned down two bids in the Jan window in excess of £8m - unlikely to sell for less than this now.

We played a wing back up front because he has the ability too, he played as a striker/attacking midfielder before being converted to wing back

Jordan Rhodes went for £8m when he wasn't even proven in the Championship. Just because it's Burnley the value goes way down?

As a burnley fan we didn't have 2 dids at all as charlie as injured at the time 8 mill if this was right bfc would of snapped there hands off

When will Burnley fans realise that in 12 months Austin is a FREE AGENT. I would take 4million now, replace him with a player from lg1 or lg2 who scored 25 plus goals and have at least 2million in the bank. Otherwise we will have to replace him in 12 months time with no money to do it. Hope he ends up at Hull. He will fit into there system well and Bruce will look after him. Plus we beat Hull to his signature last time and at 4 million plus we will have made a big profit on him. Burnley Fan.

Go to uni in burnley so seen austin a few times, extremely overrated, lazy, wasteful and looks uninterested. Hull City fan



23 May 2013 09:26:07
David Connolly set to sign with Pompey later today, Jonny Ertl expected back from holiday at the weekend and talks ongoing with an unnamed right winger. Whittingham hopes to complete the bulk of his deals by the weekend, as he goes on holiday for two weeks on Monday.

All the best to Pompy, I think they will walk that league, get your money on them.



23 May 2013 09:17:34
hi ED any ipswich town news

Heard that dale Jennings is a possibility

I assume that is trash, he knows Cressy from Tranmere, that's the only link I can think of.

I wish we could sign a Bayern Munich winger. Can't see it happening though.



23 May 2013 06:46:31
Swindon Town want to sign Tottenham trio Nathan Byrne, Massimo Luongo and Ryan Mason, although Luongo is the least likely. They have also met with Adebayo Akinfenwa over a 2 year deal. Luke Rooney is interesting Cheltenham, who want to sign the winger on a season long loan, but Swindon would prefer a permanent deal, the club are also trying to move on striker Paul Benson, with several clubs interested, Bristol City have put a 4th bid of around 400k in for defender Aden Flint, James Collins could join Wolves and Alan McCormack is set to reject his new deal. Striker Andy Williams is interesting Yeovil, Brentford and Bournemouth. Paul Caddis is almost certain to leave the club but it won't be to former loan club Birmingham as they can't afford the transfer fee. There is a lot of intetest in Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and full back Nathan Thompson. Adam Rooney is expected to sign from Birmingham on a free, after impressing at the latter end of his loan spell.
All in all its going to be a VERY busy summer at SN1!

23 May 2013 10:35:09
Not worried about Luke Rooney going absolute waste of money when we bought him.

Id like to see Williams, McCormack, Collins and Thompson stay as they are key players for next season but with all that is going on I expect all of them to leave.

we will be a team of young players next season by the sounds of it and a worrying season ahead.

There is bound to be interest in a lot of players and we had a decent squad last season and should have got promoted and would of if Di Canio had stayed so now we will see the decline.

Spot on!!

I spoke to Collins the other day and he said he is happy to stay but the club are talking to wolves and its a move he would jump at

I have heard that the marlon Pack deal could be back on with a swap for Luke rooney and Cox being discussed

Embargo again your owners hav'nt got any money and what ever the transfer fee's you receive will only line there pockets

Aden Flint is now expected to join Bristol City early next week after Swindon Town accepted an offer of £425 k increasing to £500 k apperance based payments.

Don't get your hopes up Swindon fans. They are laying off non essential staff and have money to put in the club.
Any player over a value of £200k likely to be sold to keep the club out of administration this summer


This has been said time and time again.

Would not disagree at all about Bournemouth being his destination, but do you think he will get into the first team? Just interested to know.

I don't think he would get game time at bournemouth to be honest. Swindon would be a better move as he would be guaranteed first team football

We won't get ward prowse as southampton rate him highly and macdonald has just signed a new 3 and a half year deal so we don't need stephens or ward prowse but hoban could be a good signing if he can get match fit and mayuka is awesome so we should get him



23 May 2013 06:30:54
An unnamed northern irish international player will sign for shrewsbury withing the next couple of weeks

Dont Tell anyone but I know its Will Grigg from walsall on a free

We all know if its going to be anyone it will be Liam Boyce

Hope its David healy

David Healy?

David Healy, Grant Mcann

It will be Liam Boyce.

Could this be david healy??

David healy defo

1 in 19 Healy. And that was a penalty. No thanks, more injurys than Michael Owen

24 May 2013 06:02:00
Boyce will get 20 goals plus in league1 if not more he more or less won cville the league on his own I can see him playing at the highest level of football in a few years don't sel r boycie red army

Trust me you shouldn't hope for healy, as a bury fan I have experienced how poor he is

Honstl david healy is awful, lazy, doesn't do anything with ball, only scored 1 goal at gigg and was from penalty, trust me you don't want him



23 May 2013 05:44:45
Qpr lining up a £1. 75m bid for Norwich winger Elliott Bennett

Ha! Good luck! Will take at least four times that to get him!

Would need to put up a little more than that seeing as we paid around that fee for him.

Don't think so. Elliott Bennett will be playing at Norwich next season because although he will be competing for his place given that we will bring in more wide players he will still get games.

These wide playing speed merchants break down all the time - hamstrings groins ankles knees they are like dodgy race horses. Right now besides Pilks and EB we have no wide cover when our style of play demands 3 or 4 players who can do this role.

1 up top demands wide attacking options both to stretch defences and to deliver service to the top man. In any case Elliot is a young player and there is no way we have seen the best of him yet. If he's getting starved of games then maybe he'll go out on loan in January. But I doubt this. We'll need him. Next season we'll see an even better player and there is no way 1. 75m will cover it.

Lol Harry has gone mad if he thinks Norwich will part with him for that

Why would he move from 1st team in the premier league to sitting on the bench for QPR. they'll be in league 1 in a few seasons!



23 May 2013 04:03:39
Villa to sign Cresswell from Ipswich, with Huddlestone coming in from Spurs. Dunne and Given will sign for Hull City, with Stephen Ireland signing for Cardiff

Villa are not in for Cresswell this is lazy journalism from last pre season brought back again. Town don't want to sell and Villa's full backs have been very good later part of the season

Nahh cresswell not leaving the town


Hull not interested in either. Given is well past his best. Dunne is to. Hull have better defenders at the club. Just watch Chester and Hobbs take the premiership by storm. Hull were after Given when they were desperate earlier in the season and he was not interested in coming. Why should Hull be interested in him now?



23 May 2013 03:55:57
If Weinmann deal cannot get done this summer, then expect him to Newcastle with Villa making preliminary inquiries about using funds from Bent and Weinmann to take Lukaku from Chelsea

You wish!

Cardiff also monitoring the situation. They have been tracking him for months

I think Lukaku can do better than Villa and Cardiff



23 May 2013 02:59:38
After Eastmonds' signing on Monday it's believed Sanchez Watt will soon join too. The new training facilities are starting to attract some really good players.



22 May 2013 23:13:31
Dundee's Gary Harkins is in talks with Partick Thistle, St Johnstone aswell as Dundee and two League 1 clubs after his transfer to Motherwelll fell through after the signed Ross County's Paul Lawson. The source is a family relation of the player.

I hope Thistle don't re-sign him. he's a lazy player!



22 May 2013 23:06:54
Alexander Mitrovic of Partizan Belgarde has been bid on from English premier league team Swansea. Young player lots potential

Surely you mean WELSH premier league team yeah? Or Barclays premier league team even?!

Stop being so pedantic. they play in the english premier league and i'm from swansea. they were invited into the english leagues years ago along with cardiff, wrexham, newport etc. otherwise we wouldn't be able to get any further than champions of the welsh premier league along with llanelli, tns, carmarthen etc.

Actually a Welsh Premier league team would be the likes of TNS, Carmarthen, Bangor for example. He referred to it correctly as it is the premier league of England

He is not a pedant- he is just wrong. Swansea are a Welsh team in the English premier league. We are all grateful that they do not play in the 'Welsh premier league'!

Up the swans

Wouldn't it be nice to draw a proper FAW Welsh Club in the Europa Cup, bring out the Cricket Scoreboard

What you on about

Thanks to the individual who understood what I meant.

I'm a Jack and also live in Swansea and I personally champion that fact that we are the first Welsh team to grace the PL, the first Welsh team to get into a significant European contest and the fact we have shown that it's possible to run a club profitably and still be competitive while paying FAIR wages to our players.

The WPL is massively overlooked (even by myself), so when people imply (or I assume they are) that we are an English team, I am the first to stand up and say we are Welsh, we are a part of Great Britain and not England (as many foreigners seem to not understand)!

We have been unique for the past two seasons and what we have achieved has exceeded all expectations and I for one am proud to say this has happened in Wales, in Swansea, my home!

Swansea are a welsh team playing in the english premier league. They will be representing England in the europa league. Swansea are not the first welsh team to get into a significant european contest. Swansea are not just a credit to welsh football but to the premier league of England.



22 May 2013 22:40:27
Jernade Meade the former Arsenal full back is expected to sing a 3 year deal with preston early next week after being released by arsenal at the end of the season. He's been advised to join by preston winger who used to be an arsenal youngster, Jeffrey Monakana.

He might sing but he won't sign, having signed Clarke, PNE have got their full quota of full backs.



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