Football Rumours Archive January 15 2013


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15 Jan 2013 21:59:13
danny ward to go to wigan

Plz please plz please let this be true. TTID UTT

Won't happen as injury prone and not good enough.



15 Jan 2013 21:44:42
Francis Jeffers has been offered a contract by yeovil, Preston Malaga and la galaxy

Pne won't offer him a contract he is only training with preston



15 Jan 2013 21:39:38
Neuton and Battochio set to sign permanent deals alongside pudil ekstrand abdi and vydra after forestieri has signed his five and a half year deal.



15 Jan 2013 21:35:42
Press conference set for tomorrow.
Must be Forren.
Also Saints have enquired about the availability of Sorrenson of Bologna.
The 20 year old is very sought after, after being released from juventus in 2012.




15 Jan 2013 21:24:53
Looks like target a ryan Fraser is heading for Bournemouth



15 Jan 2013 21:19:37
Heard that Grayson not traveling to away games with team on bus just driving his own car to hotel then getting the bus from hotel to game? Is he on the way out of the door?? Something doesn't seem right at the minute!!

Hope he goes he's useless



15 Jan 2013 21:12:38
Former Shrews captain Ian Sharps considering a move to Luton



15 Jan 2013 20:56:04
bury set to sign danny pugh after the embargo gets lifted uts



15 Jan 2013 20:57:42
West Ham could be set to make a major transfer coup with speculation that they are close to signing LUCAS BIGLIA of ANDERLECHT.
Would be amazed if Sam and the David's (G&S) pulled this one off. Would love this to happen.



15 Jan 2013 18:52:37
Lucas paizon has joined Malaga CF on loan from Chelsea for remainder of the season ! I wonder if there's a deal in place for Paizon plus cash to join permanently and maybe Isco joining Chelsea at the end of season



15 Jan 2013 20:44:34
Apparently Norwich have held talks with Danny Graham, that's all, no idea if they went well or not, most likely more of the same regurgitated rubbish

I think norwich would love to sign graham, but sadly for them i can't see it happening.



15 Jan 2013 20:39:59
Grayson looking at different wing options as Ward seems to be out from Knee problems, Hammill set for Loan extension as He doesn't like Wolves, more speculation rises with the pair from Dundee Utd.

-From a reliable source.

Have to be loans and only if hunt goes



15 Jan 2013 20:39:42
Bristol city are interested in signing Lee camp from Nottingham forest. The out of favour goalkeeper has been dropped from the first team and is likely to link up with his former manager in Sean O'Driscoll. Bristol city are also looking at defender kyle mcfadzean from crawley and have submitted a bit thought to be in the region of 550,000



15 Jan 2013 20:37:30
Wolves are looking at Carlisle players, the main target was be-leaved to be lee miller but was also keeping an eye on young lad brad Potts. Although the player which caught his eye was Patty Robson a player who had played left back a week before, Playing in a forward three heading in his 7 goal of the season. Then he impressively helped out his team defensively acting as a back up fullback and alternating with Chris chantler when he went forward. He also nearly added to his tally late on with his chip from 25 yard beating the keeper but being stopped by the bar.

After half our team which is fighting for league one mid-table fair enough but doubt they'd get far in the championship



15 Jan 2013 20:13:05
Heard it on good authority that Plymouth have made an undisclosed offer for Tamworth striker Adam Cunnington.

He's scored 13 in 24 for Tamworth in the Blue Square Prem this season.



15 Jan 2013 20:02:27
A number of league 2 clubs are looking at signing Aaron O'Connor from newport. Aaron has been in spectular form scoring 19 goals already this season. Gillingham, afc wimbledeon, barnet, chesterfield, wycombe are all intrested with the 29 year old.

Yes Gillingham are making an offer



15 Jan 2013 19:44:50
michael smith might be going to burnley for 400k

Juan Quintero, AM, Pescara is more likely



15 Jan 2013 20:00:09
Preston north end have signed Leeds united defender Paul Connolly On loan till the end of April .



15 Jan 2013 19:58:25
Gillingham are set to sign cody mcdonald on loan hopefully by the rochdale game. David wright is set to join from palace with payne going the other way + money this deal is set to happen in the next couple of days.



15 Jan 2013 19:58:23
Ä10 million offer for Iago Aspas reported to be made from Reading in the coming days

15 Jan 2013 20:56:03
No chance will he go to reading they do get big players not appealing for them

Couldn't quite decipher the first comment but I really hope this is true. We need to make a statement. QPR spent 30-odd million in the summer and yet are still sparing £8m+ for new strikers. I'm not saying we should or could spend money like that but we can't get left behind, if we're afraid to spend then quite frankly we don't deserve to say in the prem.
Would love to see this be confirmed.

15 Jan 2013 20:56:03
No chance will he go to reading they do get big players not appealing for them

I'm sure they're appealing but sir John still holds the purse until September. After that things may change.

This would be so un-Reading like to invest so much in one player, hardly the Reading way of old, however there is plenty of speculation in Spain that this is indeed gaining momentum, together with reports in the English press also reporting that Stopilla Sunzu is als ready to put pen to paper in the next 48hrs, interesting times at the Madejski.

Not doubting Reading's profile as a club, but where did they suddenly get 10 million from?



15 Jan 2013 19:27:48
Bradford sign Kilmarnocks Centre Back Michael Nelson for 50k, Phil Parkinson to announce after tonight's game at Crewe.....


Now confirmed by Phil Parkinson



15 Jan 2013 19:04:59
cardiff close to signing marlon king from birmingham 100% true

Did he once play for watford? Of course he did.



15 Jan 2013 18:39:42
Millwall are looking at using there good relationship with tottenham to extend the loan deal of England under 21 right back Adam smith and get Tom Carroll another under 21 international on loan for the rest of the season



15 Jan 2013 18:29:56
Arsenal are looking to Yanga M'biwa to shore up their defence. He can also play as a defensive midfielder and would provide much needed cover for the injured Mikel Arteta.



15 Jan 2013 18:25:20
Ulloa has got his eu passport and will become a play on Wednesday the 16 th or Thursday the 17 th

Become a play for whom ?



15 Jan 2013 18:22:08
in centre mid we need a good partner for Pritchard because stephens has been in poor form and never was worth 2m
sell him, and get rid of hughes and bovver and sign 2 midfielders, whilst recalling danny hollands.
adam barton would be a good signing and some1 like a championship wilshere would also be great.
up front more pace is needed and Crawford from Dartford could add some energy. bearing in mind tho azeez, poyet and gerrard will fill those gaps in 2 years and a year for azeez



15 Jan 2013 18:12:01
Burnley looking at exciting prospect Liam Sercombe from Exeter. Dyche has been impressed with the players vision of the game for a player of just 22.

Just broke his ankle, out for 2 months! "Load of b*******!"

Still got a broke ankle and out for the rest of the season.............

Absolute joke when he's out injured for the season with a broken ankle.



15 Jan 2013 18:11:15
forren to saints after turning trial down at liverpool, collocini going home heard the rumours behind this one but personel so won't say, newcastle bid for nancy left back. milan after krull with butland on newcastle radar. santon could be on his way to milan. tiote 17 mill to bayern munich. danny graham 1t4 to join sunderland. ben arfa interesting liverpool which could see downing go to sunderland who is a even money shot also a new one doing the rounds sunderland and newcastle interested in niko kranjkaer but his alleged wages of 80k putting off any deals



15 Jan 2013 17:25:32
Ok Ed heres the Middlesbrough update so far. Mowbray has is eyes open but nothing incoming is really planned for January. He's happy enough to have an injury free full squad. For starters George Friend is going nowhere, especially in January. What might change things on the incoming front is if there's a big earner leaves. The only real chance here are some of the early Strachan buys; McDonald (still on huge wages), Bailey (large wages contract running down - Tony wants him to stay), Thomson (large wages, very little impact) McManus (large wages, little impact). Emnes could depart if a £4 million offer come in. If any of the above leave the likely incomings are more budget buys from the lower leagues, Anthony Wordsworth, Jon Taylor are possibilities. The outside chances are Downing (unlikely but a small possibility) and Simon Cox (if McCleish wants a quick reshuffle and we've lost a big earner). that's it for now.

McManus, Thomson can leave now, waste of wages . Could sign 2 to 3 players with their wages .



15 Jan 2013 18:11:48
Peterborough utd looking into a swap deal plus cash for Novak with g boyd coming to town

Yeah right, cause town can obviously get rid of the only decent striker we actually own apart from Big Al



15 Jan 2013 18:08:50
Chris Iwelumo could make a surprise move to the USA, with Atlanta Silverbacks interested! {Ed039's Note - Wow, they aint even an MLS side)



15 Jan 2013 18:05:22
Brighton are lining up a move for Plymouth goalkeeper Christian



15 Jan 2013 18:04:11
Barnsley set to sign Jamie vardy and rob earnshaw on loan deals and will also try to sign a unamed defender from Norwich

Not sure about vardy at this level, rob earnshaw could be a good shout, great record, could shoot us out trouble, Dodeth tyke



15 Jan 2013 18:02:05
robert earnshaw to sign for sheffield wednesday by end of jan



15 Jan 2013 17:56:03
Preston will sign Paul Connolly from leeds this week! {Ed013's Note - Done deal}



15 Jan 2013 17:55:36
Cardiff City are in advanced talks to sign the 6'4" striker Mouhamadou Habib Habibou from SV Zulte Waregem. The fee is expected to be in the region of £2m and should be completed by Friday.

Strange, considering he's been at qpr and training with leeds, so been no where near cardiff

Maybe he wants to play premiership football next season?
I've been told it will be next week but Friday would be even better

Is he the fanmous one from fifa 13



15 Jan 2013 17:55:04
Barnsley are to sign Jamie Vardy from Leicester on 2 year deal



15 Jan 2013 17:24:28
derby are to make a bid of £250,000 for sheffield wednesday defender joe mattock in the next few days



15 Jan 2013 17:23:55
M'Vila due in London on Wednesday to talk to Fulham and QPR, Jol has made. The French midfielder his prime target . Sources close to Rennes say qpr have offered more in wages but Fulham are in a better league position and the player is excited by the prospect of playing with the likes of Berbatov, Ruiz, and Hangeland



15 Jan 2013 17:10:16
Leeds full back Paul Connelly to join league 1 side Preston NE



15 Jan 2013 16:44:23
Crystal palace are set to swop david wright for payne from gillingham



15 Jan 2013 17:03:59
Barnsley are targeting Peterborough players Shaun Brisley and Danny Kearns, as well as striker Marvin Morgan from Shrewsbury. They have also taken Bangor University centre back Ben Wynne-Irvine on trial.

Great players? is Keith hill back,
Dodeth. Tyke

Stop making up rubbish and keep up....kearns has been at Rotherham a week now

Are barnsley fc getting marvin morgan

Danny Kearns has already signed for Rotherham on loan for the season with a view to a permanent move



15 Jan 2013 17:02:52
Norwich to target Hamburg striker Marcus Berg after he was told he could quit the German side.



15 Jan 2013 17:01:49
Graham Westley set to release 14 players and bring in 12 new faces before the end of the transfer window.

And he'll release those 12 in the summer.

He has a fortnight to do this.



15 Jan 2013 16:45:40
spotted at Moor farm as we speak (or write perhaps)...

Derby signing young left back from Liverpool Robinson on loan until season end.

Also Tyson off to charlton for 300K, derby using money to get Reo-Coker after leaving Ipswich.

Tysons just been released no fee needed

I'm pretty sure Ipswich won't be signing another striker in this transfer window, unless its DJ Campbell.



15 Jan 2013 16:42:00
Nottingham forest to sign George Boyd and theo Robinson a replacement for the posh

Theo won't be going to Posh.



15 Jan 2013 16:39:19
Vegard Forren by 99% a Southampton player. The two clubs have agreed and only personal terms to be agreed. Should be solved today.

I do hope so!



15 Jan 2013 16:35:43
West ham, west brom and stoke are all fighting it out to sign Middlesbrough left back George Friend (25) after a great spell of form at the riverside.

West brom set to sell odemwingie, olsson, dorrans and anyone else that's not committed to the club,

Yes clarke could do with a friend in the changing rooms at the moment because none of the other players want to know him, is it a revolt/

Half season left, and all over, ok not going down, clarke should have been bringing the youth through know but has relied on seasoned pros who look burnt out, we trying to get joey barton in says qpr fan at match, on loan,

Most underrated english LB . GeorgeFriendForEngland

My missus bought me a half-season ticket for xmas, can i cash it in, only villa left to come to baggys

No chance since no realy cover up as Halliday is a LM and is just there for when George needs rest, friend is a pure boro player and can't see him leaving any time soon. UTB



15 Jan 2013 16:29:30
Middlesbrough looking to seal a deal for former Wigan right back mario melchiot



15 Jan 2013 16:28:56
forren opts out of liverpool trial to talk to southampton about a possible move ben arfa's comments have alerted liverpool arsenal and man utd and newcastle are expected to sanction the contract of collocini to be cancelled tomorrow so the defender can return to argentina for family reasons if liverpool get ben arfa then watch out for a sunderland bid for downing with o'neill wantng to switch mclean into central midfield role

Ben arfa will join PSG 100%

Wow, things looking bad for Newcastle then?



15 Jan 2013 16:23:48
Middlesbrough and leeds are battling it out for former city star Michael Johnson on a free transfer

Stoke are considering offering a trial depending on a medical tp has looked at him a few times in past

By the looks of his latest photo it will cost them a fortune in pies, he carn't be anywhere near fit.



15 Jan 2013 16:19:05
jonathon bond of watford to cardiff done deal

It's a goalscorer we need not a goalstopper....stokebluebird

Does mackay do any scouting of his own or just remember players that he used to play/work with, even the backroom staff at cardiff is mostly ex-watford



15 Jan 2013 16:06:04
Representatives of Hull City, have been working hard on a deal to bring John Guidetti to the club on loan for the rest of the season, to include a deal that if promoted he remains with the club to get the Premier League football experience.

The Allam's have backed Bruce already in the transfer market, and are signalling their intent again by offering a deal to pay all Guidetti's wages and a 250k fee to Man City.

This deal is apparently separate to the funds set aside to bring in Fraizer Campbell, those funds are to be taken from Bruce's summer budget like the deals for Meyler and Brady where.



15 Jan 2013 16:05:03
Yeovil to complete the signing of Liam Sercombe from Exeter for a "small fee" thought to be in the region of 40,000.

Surprising as he's got a broken ankle and out for the rest of the season.............

No chance when he's out for the season with a broken ankle! And it'd be more like 400k



15 Jan 2013 15:57:57
Rovers are after Lee trundle as Preston have said he can go out on loan. Trundle has turned them down in favour of playing in the league of Wales ad it's better football than playing for the bottom team in the bottom division. Plus he will never play for the gash as he has already worm the ted shirt of Bristol city. PNEFC



15 Jan 2013 15:23:45
Jay Tabb to move to Huddersfield Town after Reading after boss Brian McDermott has said he's not in his plans

Now that would be a great signing

I think we are now at the point that huddersfield are just going to be linked with every player released, heck why not link them with the 6 that portsmouth just released



15 Jan 2013 15:23:13
Sido Jombati of Cheltenham is being looked at by many championship and league one clubs, including Yeovil, Leeds, Bristol City and Scunthorpe who all have right back problems

Leeds have Sam Byram ?? They do need a left-back though.

We've got ribeiro ? he's fine, we need a lb though

How do Yeovil have RB problems? They have Ayling who's fully fit and are in talks to sign Joe Edwards



15 Jan 2013 14:35:44
Sutton united midfielder Harry Beautyman is currently on trial at Exeter city



15 Jan 2013 14:29:19
Caoimhin Bonner and Michael Duffy both to sign for Kilmarnock this week from Derry City.
Also keen on ayr united youngster Robbie Crawford. Also in talks to bring an under 21 french player from the premiership up on loan.

Who premiership player from France 21-Under for Loan agent?



15 Jan 2013 15:43:51
Leicester are the latest club to show their interest in Tottenham full-back Adam Smith. Manager Nigel Pearson wants to take Smith on loan until the end of the season, but he is currently on loan at promotion rivals Millwall.

Well if he's contracted on loan to a club he can't be loaned any where else can he. .?

Why don't Nigel Pearson just ask for a job at Millwall as he likes our players so much.

Why doesn't Nigel Pearson just ring KJ up for advice on which players he should sign????



15 Jan 2013 15:38:37
Recently released Portsmouth defender Lubor Michilak will sign for league 1 Walsall as cover for Andy Butler and Paul Downing after the injury to Dean Holden

He's moving abroad



15 Jan 2013 15:37:21
Charlton want Millwall's out of favour defender Alan Dunne.

ASAP Please!

Never happen. However much dunney's not playing, he won't leave the club. Especially charlton anyway

Sorted top player I'd be pleased with that

I'll give him a piggy back to the valley!!



15 Jan 2013 15:33:43
Mansfield are set for a double raid on Walsall for David Grof and Richard Taundry



15 Jan 2013 15:31:58
Wolves are set to test Walsall with a combined £1million pound bid for Jamie Paterson and Will Grigg

£1million... abit optimistic



15 Jan 2013 15:29:57
Mkdons interested in signing Brian Howard following his departure from Portsmouth



15 Jan 2013 15:16:36
swans have completed the 18 month loan signing of roland lamah. supposed to be a very good winger

red davey



15 Jan 2013 14:53:19
Austin to cardiif 4m +add ons, jerome also on hs way to CCS on loan with an option to buy

Too good to be true. What kick do you get in making this up ?


If you mean Cameron Jerome, I cannot see Stoke letting in out on loan after paying in the region of £4million for him 18 months ago

15 Jan 2013 19:09:06
I would like it to be true but....



15 Jan 2013 14:52:36
Michael Johnson is negotiating a contract with leeds following his release from manchester city

HA! Must be Leeds Rhinos. Have you seen the size of him in the papers?

Have you seen him don't think he's in shape to play

15 Jan 2013 17:46:25
This can't be true surely? He's about 5 stone over weight atm!

The only FC he will be going to is KFC

What a shame and waste of talent, no way will he earn another pro contract, and no way would a club come in for him now....
Needs at least a season to get fit

He is to fat to play



15 Jan 2013 14:50:04
Plymouth Argyle Transfer News -

Nick Chadwick has been told by JS that he is not part of his plans at Home Park. Getting a striker in will only happen if Chadwick is loaned to either Barrow or Nuneaton.

Craig Westcarr has a Meeting with Plymouth reps and JS on Wed 16th Jan at Home Park - negociations re: a move untill end of season.

Argyle are looking to loan defender Neil Trotman from Chesterfield untill the end of the season with a view to a permenant deal.

Former Argyle keeper lloyd saxton? is close to signing a deal with either a bluesquare League 2 club...

Zimb LB - O.Bhasera might be subject of a move to either Walsall, Southend or yeovil who are all interested.

Finally .. In light of Saturdays Goalkeeping error by Rene Gilmartin, Jake cole will play against Accrington this coming saturday with young keeper Walton heading towards brighton.

Argyle play away to SOUTHEND this coming sat, not Accrington!! Bryher Pilgrim

Plymouth are not playing Accrington this weekend. We are playing Southend this weekend and Accrington the weekend after.



15 Jan 2013 14:49:45
Gillingham will sign Cody Mcdonald from Coventry on loan untill the end of the season. Gillingham are also looking at a non league striker which is believed to be Macclesfield striker Barnes-Homer.



15 Jan 2013 14:48:38
gillingham are looking to sign david wright from palace with jack payne going on loan witha fee set to be announced asweel if payne plays enough for the first team. saunders is set to signfrom brentford for 40,000 as a cover up for weston and whelpdale UTG!!!!

Martin Allen said on saturday morning at our AGM that he wasn't interested in Sam Saunders



15 Jan 2013 14:47:54
Rotherham boss Steve Evans has told Kayode Odejayie he is free to find a new club after finally losing patience with the big striker following a series of lacklustre performances. Bristol Rovers, Tranmere and former club Cheltenham now all possible destinations

I understand Bobby Grant is unsettled at Rotherham and John Ward is expecting to hear back if his undisclosed offer will be accepted. His move could depend on Thursdays planning application as could the possible movement of Rene Howe



15 Jan 2013 14:10:00
Svetoslav Todorov set for a shock January return to English football. The ex West Ham and Portsmouth star, aged 34, has been playing in Ukraine Premier League and scoring goals. Still fit, and with a house in England, a number of League 2 clubs are considering a pay as you play deal. Barnet are one of the clubs looking.

Signing for Portsmouth.



15 Jan 2013 14:09:04
Bradford City Have had a 50k bid accepted for Kilmarnocks Centre Back Michael Nelson

Not at 32 I don't think. £50k not worth it for a 32 year old- not what Phil Parkinson is after. Just resigned a centre half on loa for another month. Got 2 permanent, 2 on loan, 2 injured with one coming back soon, as well as a midfielder who can play in defence don't see this happening really.

15 Jan 2013 21:46:03
You will find he's already signed him

That's an amusing comment fresh in the knowledge it's just been confirmed 18 month contract signed tonight lol



15 Jan 2013 13:55:45
Oxfords James constable. In talks with aldershot

More likely to sign for Gillingham

Total and complete nonsense. He will only leave OUFC for a bigger club. We are not intending to let our better players go as we still hope to achieve at least play off status. Be interesting to know your source, if there is one but sorry, not a hope

15 Jan 2013 18:50:19
Also heard this rumour so must be something in it



15 Jan 2013 13:47:34
Michael Nelson rumoured to be leaving Kilmarnock and heading south. Bradford could well be the destination but at least one other club also interested



15 Jan 2013 13:05:37
swindon town have had a bid accepted for forest green rovers striker having a medical on friday



15 Jan 2013 12:59:59
gillingham are set to sign david wright on loan form palace going the other way will be jack payne. they are both set to sign on loan within the next few days untill the end of the season. With holloway might be tempted to bid for payne at the end of the season depending on how many first time appearence he plays.



15 Jan 2013 12:58:56
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is heading to AC MIlan.Jack Butland may replace him

Newcastle wouldent risk replacing their proven, solid keeper with one that has less than a seasons experience in the championship and hasent even ben standout in that time

15 Jan 2013 20:12:00
Wouldn't put anything past Ashley, we are going down

Middlesbrough keeper jason steele is by far a better keeper than butland, boros league position proves this due to steele, s form.



15 Jan 2013 12:46:53
gillingham are set to sign cody mcdonald from coventry on loan with a view of being permanment if the gills secure promotion this season. The only problem is the wages but the gills are set to sort this out by next week. Cody is very keen to make this move and has been watching gills game for weeks such as the friendly at ebbsfleet and the port vale.



15 Jan 2013 12:39:14
Swindon linked with ex portsmouth defenders dumbuya & michalik who are available on free transfers after leaving the club, also swindon are looking at jay tabb of reading but these will only happen if the club can free up funds with the departures of benson, cox, rooney & permanant sale of caddis.

Michalic is moving abroad



15 Jan 2013 13:32:26
Cheltenhams Jermaine McGlashan is going for a medical at Everton, after impressing in the fa cup ties for 500K

Absolute rubbish.

He's good but he's not Premiership standard! Championship at best.



15 Jan 2013 13:21:34
rovers have had a bid to take lee trundle on loan. Trundle has turned it down favour of going back to the league of wales to play better football plus he will never plkay for a club who are the arch rivals of Bristol City.PNEFC

Would like to see him at Cardiff. Along with his mate, Tate.



15 Jan 2013 13:18:50
Rotherham United to sign Claude Davis from Crawley in the next 48 hours. Ian Sharps now looks set to leave the Millers with a move back to former club Shrewsbury the most likely destination

Don't need him at shrewsbury don't get me wrong he's a great leader but pace wise wouldn't be able 2 cope with league 1

As if Sharps would return to Salop. He is too old to be playing regular football in League 1 now, and we now have more than enough options in defence.

Sharps chose to move we don't need him now, to slow now for league1, was a good captain though

Don't want him at shrewsbury. he's so slow and can only hoof it, would be well out of his depth in league one.

Claude to Rotherham - I think not!

Thank god. a goal scorer!

Would be good if he did go. bit slow now. connoly and mcfaden much better

Former Shrews captain Ian Sharps considering move to Luton

We need another winger and forward NOT another old and slow centre half.



15 Jan 2013 12:52:51
vegard forren set to sign for southampton over the next couple of days.

So he is on trial with Liverpool, but signing for Southampton ? Makes sense

Likely to be completed on Thursday. Not tomorrow as the focus will be Chelsea.

Oooooh conflicting this is Anfield seem convinced that he is going to Liverpool for £4million, but Swindon Town Legend Jan Aage Fjortoft and ESPN say nope he is off to the Saints, my only concern about him is the South Coast tends to make Norwegians go totally and utterly bonkers remember poor mad Claus? {Ed001's Note - he was offered a trial at Liverpool, was happy to take it, but then Southampton made him a firm offer, so he is going to speak to them instead.}

This deal is done, contract just needs to be signed.

Southampton have lodged a bid so his trail at liverpool has been cancelled check tv ^^ great signing for the saints if he joins

He was in Liverpool ready to begin his trial however Saints submitted a favourable bid which was suitable to all parties & it is now reported his trial with Liverpool has been cancelled & Forren made his way down south. Source: Daily Echo

The trial with Liverpool has been cancelled

Apparently Forren has pulled out of his trail at Liverpool in anticipation of the deal going through ... Well, so says media anyway

His trial was cancelled owing to them wanting to see him play and not wanting to pay as much. Ole has said we have agreed fee.

"Liverpool had invited Forren to England for a trial, but Southampton appear to have moved ahead of Brendan Rodgers' side in the race for the 24-year-old.

Forren's agent is reported to be meeting representatives from the Barclays Premier League strugglers in London today in the hope of agreeing personal terms.

It is understood that Southampton are hopeful of completing the signing of the defender, who has five Norway caps, in the next 24 hours."

That's the Independent though, so doesn't mean anything.

The trial with Liverpool was cancelled because his club agreed a fee with Southampton of 3.5 million.

Seems true just saw this on tv to.



15 Jan 2013 12:37:10
Stevenage interested in Gavin Tomlin from Southend



15 Jan 2013 12:36:01
Bournemouth interested in Charlton's Danny Green

Green has 17 months left on his contract why would he move.

Because he's not getting many games? People move clubs, get over it!



15 Jan 2013 12:24:04
Gillingham looking at Brian Howard after release from Portsmouth

Gills are excepting to exchange Jack Payne for David Wright in the next day or so. We do not need another midfielder.

Not fit at present just had a hernia repair



15 Jan 2013 12:22:07
Lee Williamson just been released by Pompey, has been offered a deal at Pne, so to has Francis Jeffers.



15 Jan 2013 12:14:51
Chillian playmaker Maxi Galette to sign this week. Done deal {Ed034's Note - for???



15 Jan 2013 11:58:59
Crystal Palace Transfer Targets (gathered from media and various sources) -
Carl Jenkinson ARSENAL (Loan)
Tom Huddlestone TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Loan)
Nigel Reo-Coker IPSWICH TOWN (Free Agent)
Craig Dawson WEST BROMWICH ALBION (Loan view to permanent)
DJ Campbell QUEENS PARK RANGERS (Loan view to permanent)
Jacob Butterfield NORWICH CITY (Loan)
Simeon Jackson NORWICH CITY (Loan view to permanent)
Jon Taylor SHREWSBURY TOWN (Transfer)
George Boyd PETERBOROUGH UNITED (Transfer)
Jack Payne GILLINGHAM (Loan view to permanent

Well Jenkinson and Huddlestone are a bit out of our reach, but I don't see too much wrong with the others. Only problem is the number of loans your suggesting. Can't see Parish or Holloway for that matter being up for so many.

You won't want Reo-Coker. During his spell with us he was absolutely awful. He only passes sideways or backwards and never runs with the ball. He couldn't defend to save his life either.

15 Jan 2013 16:27:12
Holloway says lost all intrest in boyd , posh asking too much

Jon taylor is rapid

A lot of loans mate mite be better of splashing the cash ...

Pash asking for 6 million for boyd which put holloway of

Jon Taylor is not leaving.

Reo-Coker is amongst the worst players I have seen at Ipswich in my ten years of being a season ticket holder. Feel free to have him, but you'll regret it.

Not asking for 6 million, that is what he said Boyd could be worth to us by staying untill the end of the sason and keeping us up...get it right!



15 Jan 2013 11:58:53
Carlton cole to sign for Celtic by end of week may be in Glasgow tomorrow to finalise the deal whitch is till end of the season with a option to extend if move works out

15 Jan 2013 14:58:51
Being a Celtic fan I really hope this isn't true, he's gash.

15 Jan 2013 18:50:14
and he earns an awful lot of cash in wages



15 Jan 2013 11:50:47
Bradford are set to sig nMichael Nelson fro Kilmarnock

As a killie fan, our manager stated yesterday that no other players will be moving from the club.
100% rubbish rumour

Apparently true. A 50K bid has been accepted.

Bradford newspaper reporter tweeting this as well. Sound like it could be true!



15 Jan 2013 11:49:30
Phil Parkinson is set to sign free agent Josh McGovern handing him a 5 year contract worth £2m

No way could Bradford offer a £2m contract to anyone. Need to stabilise the club rather than ruin it again.

Who is Josh McGovern anyway?



15 Jan 2013 11:46:39

Luke Steel looking to sign a new contract now Flitcroft has been appointed.

Also lots of premiership interest in young Stones after another great performance against leeds, possibly fulham leading the way with a reported 1.5 mill bid on the table!

1.5 million bid by fulham as been rejected

Fulham made bid but it as been turned
down 1.5m. Nowhere near enough

Hope he doesn't go he's a great player. The only team I'd like him to go to Is Southampton as they make players into 1st team premiership quality.

In he good?

I agree not enough, if he fulfils expectation, they will make a fortune on him, 3 mill,

Barnsley fan here, he's top quality, the best I've seen in years, needs to bulk up a little, quick, can play football and 6ft 2inch tall, given a fair wind and no injuries he'll play at the top,

Southampton are not the only team that makes players good how about dembele, Dempsey, hangeland and Ruiz they are all quality



15 Jan 2013 11:38:21
S„o Paulos' Rafael Tolůi has been interesting Everton recently and there are rumours that a formal bid will be made soon



15 Jan 2013 11:32:15
Doncaster born Kevin Keegan is set to sign as new Doncaster manager within the next week.

As a rovers fan I would love to see this happen. But doubt it very much because we said he was to small to make it to a pro player, he might hold a grudge. But nice rumour mate

Is this the potential player that we didn't sign when he was a young man? and had to go and play for Scunthorpe because we didn't want him? He also lives in Middlesbrough area and I'm sure wouldn't move, he also works as a pundit and likes his holidays as he doen's need the money. Never going to happen!!



15 Jan 2013 11:07:56
Lose tonight and saturday and Neil Warnock will face the axe by Leeds

I think a Birmingham loss won't kill of NW but losing to Bristol City at the bottom of the table will kill him off. You can just imagine the atmosphere and crowd going 1-0 down to City at Elland Road. Game worth going to just for the pressure and suspense

Why wait until tonight?



15 Jan 2013 10:58:30
Southend United are interested in signing Brian Howard, who's Portsmouth contract expires at the end of the week.

The Blues are also said to be in talks with Robbie Findley, who has recently left Nottingham Forest.

Both players are free agents



15 Jan 2013 10:54:27
CF Malaga striker SebastiŠn FernŠndez is to join Brighton & Hove Albion on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent move in the summer - subject to promotion.
It is understood that Uruguayan international has a keen desire to play in the English Premiership - however fellow countryman and Seagulls boss Gus Poyet has been able to pursuade
FernŠndez to play in the Championship with the exciting prospect of promotion to the Premiership.

There are teams who are already in the Premier League who are interested in him and I can't see any exciting prospect for promotion for Brighton this season. Cant see him choosing Championship over Premier League.

The only way I can see Brighton getting him is if Gus can convince him to come to Brighton and suggest that going to the other rumoured clubs (Southampton and Norwhich) may result is being beaten week in, week out. Just a thought.

You may wish to check La Liga Full report stating Brightons interest and Malaga's cooperation in allowing him to join on loan. Fernandez has also stated Premiership is his 'preference' NOT 'compulsory' and that he would drop a tier if right team. Also the Premiership teams that have shown an interest are Southampton and Norwich. Would they be appealing enough for him?



15 Jan 2013 10:54:05
Walsall are offering the following players new contracts so they don't leave in the summer
Febian brandy - 2 1/2 year deal
Will Grigg - 2 1/2 year deal
Andy butler - 18 months
Andy Taylor - 18 month
James baxendale - 2 1/2 year deal
Paul Downing - 18 months
Aaron williams - 18 months
Jamie Paterson - 2 1/2 extension to current deal that runs out in 2014

Why offer Butler 18 months? that would mean his contact would expire mid season.

18 months from now means it expires at the end of next season.



15 Jan 2013 10:36:53
vydra going to either west ham or saints by the end of the transfer window. will be gutted to see him leave.

15 Jan 2013 12:18:43
No chance unless they have £20,000,000 to stump up.

He's signing for watford by the end of the week.

Why would he go to clubs who will be fighting relegation?

I can't see Duxbury and Nani doing any deals with West Ham, plus the Pozzo's would be looking for more money for Vydra than either could afford

15 Jan 2013 14:43:04
Unless we stump up £20m we could if we wanted to but he is obviously not worth that....and then someone says Watford are going to sign him by the end of the week...Really

He's worth £20m and signing for Watford?? Suppose Gareth Bale is next! Get real.

Signing for free from udinese.

He is one of the top talents in europe. If Zaha is worth 10+ after a few seasons of championship football only scoring 12 goals in 108 apps, vydra has got 14 in 14 starts in his first full season after injury in a new country.

The Pozzos only sell when players reach their peak or for silly money so once he signs for watford he won't be leaving for a few years.



15 Jan 2013 10:28:12
Bristol City are set to sign Hull City youngsters Mark Cullen and Danny Emerton, Sean O'Drisciol Bristol city's latest manager is heard to be a big admirer of the pair and hope to secure their signatures in the couple of days, failing this Bristol will turn to offering Jon Parkin a contarct as he is out of contract in january and Bristol are having problems scoring.

Don't worry Bristol city fans you are playing Leeds on Saturday with our poor team you will find the net I will guarantee it I have season pass so I will be there to see it mot

Presuming SO'D will play Baldock and or Davies then our scoring will increase.

Watch and see what happens against LUFC on Saturday. We will stay up this season. CYOR

Goals are not an issue so we're not likely to be signing a fat striker are we?!

Jon Parkin isn't the answer as he only has 4 goals for Fleetwood and 3 of those came in one game! I think davies baldock and taylor would do a fine job anyway! its the other 3 areas we need to strengthen! Heaton and Gerken are not good enough, midfield is slow and we all know about the defence! Get McFadzean and Carey together and we have a defence that are good at DEFENDING! rather than what DM was looking for and that was a footballing centre back! we need a tough robust centre half and Kyle is definitely that!

Just thought i'd comment as Bristol City are not struggling to score goals infact we have scored the same amount of goals as second placed Hull City, Our problem is keeping the ball out of our own net




15 Jan 2013 09:58:17
Plymouth striker Rhys Griffiths, 32, is set to make an early exit this month and return to his job as a full-time fireman. The former Lllanelli hitman has struggled to adapt to english football.

Slightly concerned, as based on his form as an Argyle 'striker', if he was asked to direct a hose at a fire I'm certain he would miss.

Griffiths, Chadwick, and Feeney all to depart Plymouth. Hopefully.

15 Jan 2013 23:01:20
Plymouth Argyle's Rhys Griffiths said this was no true on twitter



15 Jan 2013 09:47:59
Rotherham United having a close look at Sheffield United striker Chris Porter. Porter has struggled to make the starting 11 for the blades this season and Millers boss Steve Evans is hoping he may be able to temp him away from Bramall Lane and make the short distance switch across South Yorkshire to the New York stadium. Porter may not be willing to drop down to league 2 but rotherham are hoping the chances of regular first team football and a promise of an instant return to League 1 with the Millers will be enough to convince Porter to make the move



15 Jan 2013 10:46:25
Chesterfield are interested in signing Torquay stiker Rene Howe



15 Jan 2013 10:34:23
Apparently Federico Macadha is at Brighton's AMEX Stadium
My friend just text me saying he just seen him arrive and there were a few photographers.

This is untrue he is not at the amex

He was indeed. He was staying at The Jury's Inn last night by Brighton Station.



15 Jan 2013 10:28:17
Ben arfa to sign for PSG before end of window, boyhood club too much to turn down! Newcastle will find it hard to keep top players in next few weeks( cabaye, collocini)

Ben arfa won't be going to PSG an interview that was taken totally out of context

Cabaye won't be moving his best mate has just arrived at the club, mackem fans please get your facts right

15 Jan 2013 13:05:18
Tiote also could be on the move! Are Newcastle becoming a selling club?
So now football players base there career moves on best friends ? Don't think so

Ben Arfa said in his own words that he will stay untill the end of the season to save Newcastle from the drop, even then hopefully he won't leave i guess it would depend on the circumstances.


Rumour is rife that Tottenham have come in again for Cabaye



15 Jan 2013 10:15:07
Any Oldham athletic News?



15 Jan 2013 10:05:58
Aldershot have received enquiries about their forward Danny Hylton, the 23 year old is wanted by Peterborough Rotherham and Crawley the asking price is the problem and this may see him sign for 1 of these clubs for no fee at the end of the season

15 Jan 2013 14:17:06
Apparently hylton has agreed personal terms with crawley. He wants to move to crawley to be closer to family that live in brighton.

And Crawleys new CEO and Marketing Manager are both from Aldershot - so bets are on!



15 Jan 2013 10:01:06
Notts County midfielder Alan Judge wanted by Leicster, Wolves and Brighton.

He a good player he didn't get
a chance at blackburn so yeah
it will be good for him



15 Jan 2013 07:48:10
Any Plymouth news ed?



15 Jan 2013 10:01:16
Brighton forward Stephen Dobbie is to join Millwall on loan for the remainder of the season.

He won't go we just signed him

Good as he is no good in a brighton shirt



15 Jan 2013 09:59:51
Almeria striker Leonardo Ulloa is expected to sign for Brighton by Wednesday 16th January after his application for a European passport was approved.
Ulloa was at the Amex Stadium on Saturday and it is understood that he agreed personal terms and passed a medical.

99.9999% done deal. Please read the news before clicking 'unrealistic'



15 Jan 2013 09:58:52
Brighton youngster Jake Forster Caskey is wanted on loan by Brentford for the remainder of the season.



15 Jan 2013 09:31:48
only loan players comming in for htafc starting with hammil till the end of the season, during graysons interview the other day, has stated that there's no players out there better than we've already got or they're unfit unlike ours what a laugh



15 Jan 2013 09:31:11
Sam Walker has joined Colchester from Chelsea as goalkeeper on loan until end of April. Jabo Ibehere about to agree a permanent move from MK Dons to Colchester.



15 Jan 2013 09:23:55
Sean dyche set to bid 500k for watfords mark Yeates who he worked with at Watford

I believe they may bid £500K, don't think that will be accepted.

At that price...yes please!

At that price he could also have got Garner, Iwelumo, Dickinson and Forsyth as well.

Get rid off him! How he can call him self a freekick taker I don't know!

He's worth easily 3.5 mil

Of course 500k would be accepted!

I think it will, Watford have cover on the wing

Burnley can have him, nothing more than an average championship midfielder anyway

Tbf, he did score a cracker against Leeds... it's corners where he shouldn't be allowed near

Rate abdi, chalobah, murray, battochio and eustace more than yeates, not even that good at dead balls!



15 Jan 2013 09:16:26
Jon Stead is out of contract at the end of the season and has been building a house near Huddersfield. He is being linked to a move to Hudderfield and Barnsley for £350,000. Barsley sold their striker and are looking for a well known striker on a budget of £350,000. New boss Sean O'Driscoll (Bristol City FC) will allow such an offer to be completed and will be required to be on the search for a fresh striker to work with Sam Baldock, Steve Davies & Ryan Taylor.

Why would stead be worth more than davies if his contract is only until end of season...
350k would be normal price for stead i should hope never mind in last 6 mths

Stead already has a house in Huddersfield, so why would he bother building a new one? Besides, he won't be moving to Town any time soon

He's already got a house up there!

I believe stones contract is till 2015

Can't see Bristol getting a fee for Stead, his wages are out of all proportion to his scoring record. Barnsley aren't anywhere near able to pay his wages and Huddersfield have better strikers in Beckford and Vaughsn. The only likely truth in this rumour is his house, he is from Huddersfield and owns quite a few properties around the town.

15 Jan 2013 18:32:58
Yes its time to cash in on Hunt, the money would come in handy to help us bring in some more quality
and keep us up.You know it makes sence hoyle..
£3 million.



15 Jan 2013 09:07:56
Big week for rotherham in talks with ogrady, Zola, cresswell

Zola going to chesterfield



15 Jan 2013 08:54:40
Jamie vardy will join Bristol city on loan from leicester



15 Jan 2013 08:14:03
Derby striker Theo Robinson is wanted by Peterborough.

A while back there was premier league interest in Theo but nothing concrete. He has fallen out of favour at Derby even though he is the top scorer. Derby County fans have mixed opinions as his touch and footballing brain are not championship standard but his finishing can not be knocked. He scores goals. Simply scores goals what a striker is supposed to do. Jamie Ward returned to action and Michael Jacobs has been used as a second striker in recent team line ups. Theo finds himself down the pecking order.

Tyson (super sub)
Jacobs (depends on the formation and style of play)

The previous rumours surrounding robinson were that a fee may be bid of more than 1 million!! Now though i think his value has fallen and Derby could reinvest the money elsewhere.

a bid in the region of 750k would make the Derby County contingent made up of Nigel Clough, CEO Sam Rush and the Board of directors consider their options.

Especially with interest in Midfielder Will Hughes and Attacking Full Back John Brayford.

I don't think posh have 750k on a level. he is outer there reach. he is proven goal scorer tho just a bit of a donkey sometimes. but can't knock him. like him on derbys team sheet every week



15 Jan 2013 08:12:58
Wordsworth set to sign before window shuts as he prefers a move to Charlton rather than Ipswich.
Boyd agreed to sign after a meeting with CP
Sordell to sign on loan but if that falls through Powell will turn his sights to Leigh Griffiths from Wolves who is on loan at Hibs.

Wordsworth is a dead cert, boyd is a maybe and sordell is also but Griffiths in nonsense. name me a scource for each one if your so certain

We don't need them did you see Harriet against Blackpool #wow



15 Jan 2013 08:12:15
George Thorne - West Brom - Manchester United

Appleton wants him at blackburn.

Dont make me laugh

Appleton won't get him at Blackburn
Man united won't go in for him untill he proves himself a premier league standard player.



15 Jan 2013 08:09:04
Aldershot striker Danny Hylton will complete his move to Peterborough this week.



15 Jan 2013 07:37:46
Being reported on news at Den that millwall have pulled out of talks with Gary Madine of Sheffield Wednesday after finding out about his court date in April Good to see KJ is still working under the radar again and looking for another striker

In KJ we trust!

Well they've got the money it's a case of how he fits into the system



15 Jan 2013 07:32:56
Barnsley reject 1.5m from FULHAM for defender John Stones
Wombwell RED



15 Jan 2013 03:08:15
Real Madrid to hijack man utd bid for wilfred zaha and man utd to sighn real Madrid defender rafael varane for a sum in the regain of 5m



15 Jan 2013 02:29:08
My friend in Amsterdam claims Bergkamp, youth or assistant coach at Ajax, is wanted by Leeds when they sack Warnock. Apparently Leeds management are not happy with hoofball and are prepared to take a chance with Bergkamp and play beautiful football to get back to the EPL. This is great news. Look what Laudrup has done for Swansea. Bergkamp to Leeds!!

Dreadful idea. Truly dreadful.

Why would leeds not want best player ever in premier L not to be there new manger. Should warnock leave. A nice small club whould be agreat place for D.B. before he went on to be arsenal manager in the furture

That is really funny. Laudrup has developed and improved from what Martinez and Rogers started, they have the players to play that way. Bergkamp couldn't get the Leeds kickers playing that way in only 4 months!!

Laudrup has helped the Swans to PROGRESS, and what a wonderful job he's done...

We've been playing beautiful football since the Martinez days, it wasn't an overnight revalation!!

p.s. Would be nice for you if Leeds follow it through - 'Hoofball' is a desperate mans game!

Dennis be to LUFC is a dream... And why not? He is a product of a quality youth academy, who ticks every box in terms of experience, knowledge, professionalism and integrity... Could you imagine what effect HE would have walking onto the training pitch with the academy players.... Give him and a quality no2 like Edgar David's for example and we would be churning out quality footballers by the dozen in no time.... Ah well.... Dream over



15 Jan 2013 02:19:50
Peterborough United have handed a three week trial to striker Cameron McNally. The 19 year old has been prolific in the Scottish non-league and was on trial at Oxford last year.

19yrs old, Scottish, Non-League... ooya, sounds brilliant!

Paul Coutts was from the Highland League, look where he is now. May be another gem

15 Jan 2013 18:11:54
Lmao! Hardly a 'gem', a £150k transfer to an average, at best, Championship club, not exactly swimming with the sharks is he? Is it just the one goal he's scored this season?



15 Jan 2013 01:45:13
I have heard through the Oakwell grapevine that pope from port vale is going to sign a two nd half year deal with Barnsley.

Wish people would get it into there heads that pope is not leaving vale just signed a one year extention with the club who are top of the league

We could do with pope, very special but the Vatican want to keep him,

Why leave his boyhood club and join another club who they will probably be playing next year anyway. I thought Barnsley were on the wain and Vale on the way up

Can't imagine him in shorts!!!



15 Jan 2013 01:00:31
What Fulham rumours are there about, not heard much. Ffc87



15 Jan 2013 00:46:13
Heard in the paper today that west brom could possibly get Lukaku on a permanent deal at the end of the season, think that would be a fab signing, would probably cost the baggies in the region of 8-11 million, SIGN HIM UP!!

As your fans were singing about shane long on saturday to us just before we scored 3 goals he is too good for you will play at chelsea or sign for big club

No you seen in the papers and read wrong he said two years on loan to develop as a top striker in the premier league not for sale for half what Chelsea paid get a life and stop making things up


To the reading fan. . . last time i checked your still in the bottom half of the premier league. . . come back when you have actually been past 10th thanks!

At least we will be in the EPL next season. Reading will go straight back down. Lukaku 'may' sign permanently for WBA but it is unlikely. It depends on who Chelsea buy; a minimum 14 mill price tag and who else comes in for him out of the top 6.



15 Jan 2013 00:43:49
Shrewsbury Town will sign Hereford United striker Ryan Bowman for 80k.


and at that sort of price worth a punt...

Ye think they might he has been on hot form.

I have heard this. Definitely worth a gamble, he's an exciting young goalscorer.



15 Jan 2013 00:36:26
Any truth in Cardiff City scouts to watch Calvin Zola this weekend. Sordell?Brayford? Curtis Davies ?

Cardiff City scouts have been at the Pirelli recently as have Middlesbrough, Peterborough and Watford - sat next to them for one game! Unless Burton come up with a great package think Calvin will be off - great striker by the way.

Which club will he be signing for Cardiff City. Middlesbrough, Peterborough or Watford ?

15 Jan 2013 13:06:06
Charlie Austin £4m pluss add ons and Cemeron Jerome loan to cardiff

How do you know Charlie Austin to Cardiff for 4mill plus add ons ?



15 Jan 2013 00:17:32
Wolves to raid Port Vale for Tom Pope.

Iv heard that Real Madrid and Barca are also interested

15 Jan 2013 12:41:37
well that is alod of rubbish tom pope is going to sign for millwall i don't see vale keeping him as he is on good form and is better than league 2

Port vale will be in league one next season pope will not leave vale this season he wants to get his boyhood club promoted and his family is settled in stoke



14 Jan 2013 23:36:56
Fleetwood have been told to double there initial bid of £20,000 for York City keeper Michael Ingham. At the other end of the pitch York have named centre forward Peter Thompson as 1 of the Irish trialists due to feature against Sunderland.



14 Jan 2013 23:04:13
Heard that shinnie will sign in summer window for the dons



14 Jan 2013 23:22:04
Willian set to turn down Tottenham to move to QPR.

This has got 2 be the most ridiculous thing I've have ever seen in my life

He is on his way to Fulham



14 Jan 2013 23:30:18
Newcastle player Ben Arfa is set to join his first choice destination of PSG



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