Football Rumours Archive August 16 2012


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16 Aug 2012 21:56:48
Swansea City complete the signing of Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley for 1m.



16 Aug 2012 21:43:46
Leicester City are interested in signing Aberdeen's Robert Milsom.

Aberdeen are keen to get Adam Rooney on loan for the season.



16 Aug 2012 21:45:47
Kyle Bartley, 21 year old defender from Arsenal has completed a medical at Swansea city today. Transfer fee believed to be 1 million.



16 Aug 2012 21:29:58
Norwich City have set their sights on 26 year old Congolese forward Dieumerci Mbokani from Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League and plan to make a bid for the player soon

Could be awesome with right service

Another big lie why would come to Norwich when he can play European cup as well as the Belgian league.



16 Aug 2012 21:13:20
Caleb Folan joining Portsmouth on a one month contract



16 Aug 2012 21:12:55
Sky Sports sources understand Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley is having a medical at Swansea City.

Laudrup and Hernandez have the same agent. It might give us an edge.



16 Aug 2012 21:08:43
Rochdale want to offer Liam Dickinson and Sean McConville a contract if they lower their wage demands to realistic levels for Div 2.

Neither worth the money both past their sale by dates ImHO

I'd have Dicko over Sean Mc anyday of the week maybe Coleman can fix Dickinson after Derby County destroyed him



16 Aug 2012 20:50:56
Javier Garrido has completed season-loan to Norwich City.

Nice one but why do we go for loan players to play at left back why not buy a left back we have the cash or do we /////irk



16 Aug 2012 20:31:49
Villa trying hard to get M Chamakh from Arsenal on loan, depends if replacements can be found....

A replacement for Chamakh? I think we already have a 6"2 plank of wood that can do the job

Midland Gooner



16 Aug 2012 20:28:59
Northern Ireland striker David Healy currently considering a contract offer from Rotherham United and an unnamed league 1 club.

Preston is the leaque 1team

The club is Preston

Preston north end, his ex-club. signed for 1.5m in 2001?, moved to leeds for 600k in 2003? Wants to come back to make amends for treating us like carp around this move, deliberately missing an open goal v leeds, before moving there and scoring twice for them against pne in the championship playoff semis.

Preston want him

Preston north end are the unnamed club and westley has admitted this

Its in the Lancashire Evening Post that he is signing for PNE. Hes been training with North End for 2 weeks and stated in the paper "I love the club and the fans and i want to help them gain promotion". - Healy has never even heard of Rotherham

It's preston

Hopefully he'll sign for Rotherham. Don't want him back at PNE.

Hope he goes rotherham

He as past his medical and agreed a wage cut to return to preston

Its Bury!! What do you lot know!!


Gone to bury so we were all wrong was going to sign for preston but wetley listned to the fans and told him NO



16 Aug 2012 20:19:07
More news circling about mirillas from Greece, should be flying over to Britain in the next couple of days to try and push through his 6million move to everton. Keep posted!



16 Aug 2012 20:23:40
Preston have completed the signing of Steve Simonsen, who will act as back up to fans favourite and No.1 Thorsten Stuckmann

He is to provide competition to Stuckmann, not back up

We all know that Stuckmann will always be #1 unless he acts like Turner



16 Aug 2012 19:47:25
carlisle to sign adam boyes from
barrow and also charltons paul hayes

Two signings which would be right for the level Adam boyes has done well at barrow but it wont happen, it will be one or the other.

Wages affordable?

Hayes won't go all that way up north, he's only just moved back down south last year and doesn't want to move again. If he does leave it'll probably be to Colchester, Brentford or maybe Swindon

Hayes is on big wages .

Hayes is on 4.5k a week so I don't know if they'll be able to afford that along with the 100-200k transfer fee

Brentford signing hayes next weeek, got rid of weston to clear way for him



16 Aug 2012 19:18:54
whats happening with buzascky ed? {Ed003's Note - Not sure mate,I've been away for a couple of days,trying to catch up,maybe some posters could help us out }

Apparently he is on trial with Leeds



16 Aug 2012 19:10:36
Notts County to sign Larnell Cole on loan from Manchester United

Stop buying midfielders, we have a team full of them, we have even started playing them in defence and up front!

Replacement for Judge probably



16 Aug 2012 18:39:50
Liverpool have contacted barcelona over a possible transfer for Tello, a reported 7 Million Euro



16 Aug 2012 17:21:57
Bristol Rovers have been offered Nathan Ellington on loan for 3 months from Ipswich.

Ipswich are looking to offload the striker wages, however this is what could prove to be a stumbing block in the rovers deal. It is thought that the player is keen on a move back to the club where he had such a successful period...

I'll drive him there myself!

Bristol Rovers have turned down the offer of a loan deal for Nathan Ellington and instead opting to sign James Constable on Monday morning.


DAVIES to sign for Ipswich within next 2days.genuine

Err... He genuinely didn't.



16 Aug 2012 16:46:29
Derby County have severed talks with Conor Sammon as the Irishman and Nigel Clough are not able to agree on wages. Derby are turning to Burton Albion striker, Billy Kee as a possible alternative.

Jamie Murphy is in talks with us.

Another low league player, come on NLN get your act together

Would rather see jamie murphy than sammon in a derby shirt

Jamie murphy is who we are getting 800k rather than 1.25 for Connor sammon Yes please

Billy Kee has signed a four year contract. So no chance

No chance? we woulldnt want him but if we did there would be v. little that burton could do about it

Ur a Plonker mate Connor sammon had signed for us killie boss confirmrd it since they will get
100k from the deal



16 Aug 2012 16:40:16
Still after uruguayan olympian Gaston Ramirez according to reports. Cortese has been in contact although we would need to cough up at least 12.6 million sterling to match an accepted bid of tottenhams. Although high wage demands ended their deal so may stop us from proceeding as we do not want to damage our wage structure at this stage. Lets hope we can sort something, then lets get some decent centre backs!



16 Aug 2012 16:37:41
Reports circulating that Southampton are back in for Buttner

Confirm Southampton are back in for butter. Hes due to fly to england in the next 48 hours .Source Holland press

Yep, it's all over the Dutch press that we have made a new bid

Hope this is correct and that the transfer goes through this time as we need our defence to be stronger than it is at present,good player.

Apparently he tried to take his club to an employment tribunal to be released from his contract, but failed.

He is now persona non grata at Vitesse and Southampton have come back in for him in the expectation that Vitesse will look to end the saga and move the player on.

Saints look set to sign gaston Ramiras,come on

This is absolute bull, unfortunately.

Reports in Holland are circulating that he will be moving to Ajax.


Ramires bid accepted coming in today look on sky sports

If he comes and Gaston Ramirez who is set to join we just need a Centre back and this can be considered a huge success for a transfer market.

This deal is not going to happen



16 Aug 2012 16:24:52
According to reports in Holland Saints have tabled another bid for left sided player Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem. Source SFC



16 Aug 2012 16:23:47
steve morison q.p.r leading to chase to sign the player also birmingham and middbro ....want him ....



16 Aug 2012 16:14:19
Danny mayor, rodri and bothroyd all going to sign for the owls!

Mayor wasnt good enough for us (Preston). Young and arguably has a lot of potential but many managers have tried to turn him into a good professional and failed



16 Aug 2012 16:06:21
Young Huddersfield striker Kallum Higginbotham to sign for Carlisle United in time for the first game of the season on Saturday. 5 figure fee.

Class player would be stupid to sell him best player in the play offs in my book!! Terrier

I very much doubt it unless we get 2 new strikers in before next weekend

Why would he want to drop back down to league one dream on

5 figures not a lot just in the tens of thousands

Come on lets face it, hes not good enough for Hudds and we could quite easily let him go and cope without him. I dont think Grayson is into him and I think Lee Clark would have dumped him like he did Alan Lee cos he doesnt score goals. I think Lge1 & 2 and Scootland is his level. Great tattoo's though!! :-D And would do well for Carlisle i'm sure where maybe he can be a bigger fish in a smaller pond? (with no disrespect to Carlisle meant) {Ed044's Note - made a fantasy football lge for the huddersfield fans on here if any1's interested pin is :- 13274

Kallum said if Town didnt get promotion he wanted to leave because he felt League 1 was too low for him, so no way would he leave to play for Carlisle

Would be foolish, amazed he's not got a look in during preseason - but wouldn't be surprised if it were true!



16 Aug 2012 16:03:19
Newcastle sign ANITA from ajax on 5 year deal



16 Aug 2012 15:31:30
Tottenham reported to be interested in Isco for around £12m to replace Modric - 100% true



16 Aug 2012 15:37:22
Gillingham are in for AFC Bournemouth defender Adam Barrett - source, Bournemouth local paper.

It will do him & the club good. When Barrett is fit he's good & he's a top bloke but his future lies else where so hope Gillingham get him.

Good they can have him

He's not tall enough to be a decent centre back

Adam barrett has left bournemouth to join gillingham on a 1yr contract source afcb official website

He's gone to Gills. Good luck to him, nice bloke will do a job for them I think.

He can certainly jump high enough & has allot of power behind his header.

Nice post this 1 came true done deal. also myles weston from brentford signed

John terrys not a tall centre back yet hes one of the best in the world. all i mean by this is height is not everything

Height and speed are the required attributes for central defender, you might get away with only one of these attributes, but adam barratt manages both and is the reason why he can not now compete with bournemouths other four cd's, he had to move to lowest league to find a game this year.



16 Aug 2012 14:56:33
Arsenal are interested in securing the services of Moussa Dembele. It is also rumoured that Arsenal could make a move for highly rated young French striker Sanogo, who would cost around £12 million



16 Aug 2012 14:57:54
Reading will make a move for Christophe Berra from Wolves

Nope we wont

Thats that confirmed then!

What time do you want him there i will bring him free of charge

The Berra deal is happening - my sister is his fiance. I've text him and his reply was "Deal done - feed me more"

The Berra deal is happening - my sister is his fiance. I've text him and his reply was "Deal done - feed me more"

Oh dear thats the biggest load of made up tosh I have read for a long time.

Thats pretty amazing as my next door neighbour is Christophe and he has been with a girl i went to primary school with for 3 years+. Not mentioned going to reading and the house aint up for sale! So if she is your sister, i must know you too. Berra saying "feed me more"??
You really dont know him.



16 Aug 2012 14:22:41
Looking like Huddlestone in talks with
west ham over proposed £5m move according
to various sources

Anyone know if there is a sell-on clause when he moved from Derby to Spurs?



16 Aug 2012 14:11:49
Bristol Rovers are believed to be in pursuit of Ipswich striker Nathan Ellington. This news comes after Bristol had a third bid rejected for Oxford centre forward James Constable.

Hes holding out for a move to Preston. PNE havent offered him anything yet but hes hoping they will come in for him eventually



16 Aug 2012 14:04:30
Liam Dickinson is to sign a 1 year deal with Fleetwood.



16 Aug 2012 13:30:46
Where is Philipe Senderos hiding?
Not seen during FFC's pre-season, either on the pitch or among the countless training and tour photos on the website. Also missing from Swiss squad for yesterday's friendly with Croatia.
Not that I care very much, but has anyone heard any 'rumours'?

He was at fulham last season



16 Aug 2012 13:04:39
Barnsley have signed free-agent defender Martin Cranie and striker Marlon Harewood and have completed a move for goalkeeper David Gonzalez on a non-contract

Haha! We had that Gonzalez on trial at North End in pre season. Awful goalie!

Marlon harewood is a red

Millwall intrested in jimmy mcnulty

Luke steel out till christmas

We have only signed the keeper till he joins an American club apparently. Only a fill-in till our number 1 is back. As for North End, hows life in the pub league :)

Hill says crainie to sign on monday

Goalie played well

HAHA jokes on you Gonzalez made some great saves on saturday!

Reds close in on Preston striker Jamie proctor

I'm a Barnsley fan, the saves Gonzales made against Middlesbrough were shear flukes, he's absolutely rubbish, thanks pne fan you were right he's rubbish,



16 Aug 2012 12:39:42
If Sam Allardyce has any more business he best do it fast. Hammers have been linked with every
striker I can think of from Konate to Yagbo but we need a striker who has scored goals at this level and with Michael Owen (OK He has his injury problems) he gets goals. Carlton Cole has proved he is not good enough for this level and its
time West Ham faced up to this and
let him go

Have West Ham forgotton that they signed Maiga?

Listen no Cole no goals he is a man mountain yes he mite only score 12-15 goals but how much does he give away he holds onto the ball and brings others into play that is a perfect way to what big Sam plays so leave Carlton alone he is our part of a strike force



16 Aug 2012 12:27:24
Once Van Persie completes his move to
United, Berbatov will be heading to QPR,
allowing Zamora to go on a season long
loan at Brighton

Not a chance

Berbatov to qpr ... dont be dingbat !

Come home bobby

Im a Brighton fan and frankly the talk of Bobby coming home is stupid. Why on earth would he come back here at this present moment in time?

Why would QPR want replace the hard working Zamora with the lazy berbatov. But if Brighton can afford to buy him not loan him and QPR don't have to subsidise any future wage i'd let him go. QPR's link to Morison at Norwich would be more likely to free up bobby than the signing of berbatov imo.

Was sad to see buzz go, free kicks more accurate than a sniper rifle



16 Aug 2012 12:22:24
Forest to sign Wayne routledge on 6 month loan.



16 Aug 2012 11:48:20
newcastle and swansea both interested in valencia winger pablo hernandez

Swansea will up their bid and most likely get him. After all he has spoken with Laudrup, and is keen to be reunited with him once more.

Signing for swansea due to the fact that Laudrup has worked with him before and he wants to be reunited with him. plus personal terms have been agreed with swansea

We'll still sign him first coz of laudrap

It's Neil taylor you mean?



16 Aug 2012 11:47:52
Palace to sign no new striker this window either permanently or on loan.

They were looking at Robert Earnshaw but were unable to meet his wage demands

Another dagger to the heart of Palace fans will come from long term transfer target Ross McCormack joining arch-rivals Brighton.

Although this was most likely made up by someone from Brighton or Millwall, I'd find it hard to believe otherwise at the moment. We'll struggle next season, not Wilbraham, Murray nor Easter will be our 20 goal a season striker. Expect to see more of "Give the ball to Zaha/Williams and hope for some magic". Not enough quality in our squad, relying to much on youngsters to replace who we have sold.. - Palace Fan.

To be fair Palace normally seem to pluck a few decent youngsters out of the bag from the academy. They are then sold on, good business sense. Hopefully a signing or two for the Albion in the next two weeks.

Palace are just a selling club, no other way for them to survive.

Morcormack just signed a 3 year contract



16 Aug 2012 11:47:49
liverpool tosign nuri sahin on loan with a view to signing the player permanently next season.

charlie adam is the player expected to make way and its rivals everton who are showing the most interest in the player and could use a part of the jack rodwell money to seal the deal along with olympiakos striker

I'm sorry but i think you may be getting mixed up with Tello but i don't think he's comiing anytime soon.

Adam wont be the one making way... Shelvey will

Shelvey wont leave he is only a youngster , wheres as adam has no future at liverpool



16 Aug 2012 11:45:48
ath madrid are willing to sell godin after the player hinted at wanting a move to the emirates.afte missing out on agger city are looking to tie up a quick deal for the defender



16 Aug 2012 11:41:26
valencia have turned down a offer from tottenham for striker roberto soldado

That happened in Jan , not now



16 Aug 2012 11:37:54
ibrahim afellay is on his wy to england to sign a loan deal with liverpool.



16 Aug 2012 11:34:51
man utd are hoping to bring in niel taylor from swansea.

They are only watching him



16 Aug 2012 11:24:37
Arsenal HAVE enquired about the selling price of Fernando Llorente



16 Aug 2012 11:18:23
Nottm forest look to offload Marcus Tudgay, Matt Derbyshire, David McGoldrick before the start of the new season



16 Aug 2012 11:14:53
Rodri from Barca to Join Wednesday
on loan.



16 Aug 2012 10:56:06
just herd from a friend who works at bristol city training ground that swansea have made a 2.5 mil bid for albert adohma possibly as a replacement for scott sinclair who is in demand from bigger prem clubs

We need him more than the money

Yeah with Bolasie off? We gotta keep Adomah. Am hearing though that we are on for 2 more signing tomorrow though:0)

Hmmm... Albert adomah or Pablo Hernandez to replace Sinclair? Tough one..

Wot ive seen of hernandez it isnt a tough decision,surely it has to be adomah

You obviously don't have a clue then do you



16 Aug 2012 10:31:54
David Healy is close to signing for PNE.



16 Aug 2012 10:24:24
Carl Magnay set to sign for Championship club Bristol City on 4 year deal later today.



16 Aug 2012 10:18:56
Burundian striker Saido Berahino close to agreeing terms with Bristol City over a season long loan from West Brom.

Good move for the lad a season at championship level highly rated by the albion

Be good for all parties. Highly rated by Albion. Let's hope he gets time on pitch.

A natural goalscorer who will have a successful future. I think a move to a Championship club will benefit all parties. Would be happy to see Mcinness coach him.

He was born in Burundi but he's classed as English. Played for them at every level so far except u21's.



16 Aug 2012 10:10:23
rumours are trevor birch has given the go ahead to sign 10 players on a 1 month contract,brian howard,jon harley musthapha dumbaya,izalle mcleod,luke rodgers,jack compton and liam walker have been mentioned this is just rumour but any news is better than sitting waiting with no news so fingers crossed

Yep and more to come. and as I type this izale Mcloed first through the door. and takeover looking promising for the trust! Pup

All those are now signed plus Williamson good stuff and there's some more to come. Pup

Before the trust take over not only do they have to try and strike a deal with Portpin..They have to convince the players who just left to take an extra 75% of their compensation package and I cannot see some of them doing that!



16 Aug 2012 10:09:36
Akos Buzsaky set to sign deal with Leeds United after impressing on trial. Buzsaky is a free agent having left QPR at the end of last season.

Makes sense, Warnock had him at QPR and rates him

Warnock doesnt rate him, he was very rarely used and was a last resort!

Warnock does rate him actually he just couldnt give buzasky as many games has he would of liked but that was down to other players been so good in his position



16 Aug 2012 09:53:21
tottenham will look to bring in kaka on loan as a replacement for luka modric



16 Aug 2012 09:52:18
westham will offer wolves a final 10 milllion pound bid for winger matt jarvis.

Don't worry west ham fans he'll be in a west ham top by monday even though he's not worth 10million

As it's Monday, any photos of him in the West Ham top yet?



16 Aug 2012 09:51:26
arsenal may now sign victor moses for 8 million after chelseas faltering attempt

Doubt it considering whelan won't accept any less than 9 million ...



16 Aug 2012 09:50:28
gio dos santos is off to inter in a swap deal for julio cesar



16 Aug 2012 09:49:52
westham are close to signing free agent ben haim

Great signing!!

Good luck lol just don't offer him a long term deal as he ll never leave if you try and offload him.



16 Aug 2012 09:49:04
razak boukari is on trial at westham.



16 Aug 2012 09:47:36
m'boro closing in on the signing of ricardo fuller

Doubt it, seeing as he is rumoured to be on trial at Leeds



16 Aug 2012 09:46:15
everton are interested in signing charlie adam from there rivals liverpool.



16 Aug 2012 09:44:56
danny higginbotham is in talks with leicester over a possible loan move



16 Aug 2012 09:44:06
louis saha is set to join sunderland on a free transfer

Shocking. He's 34! We are going to really strugle this season!

Signed and joined welcome to sunderland (princ£y)

Proven goal scorer at the highest level and he didn't cost a penny. A step in the right direction. Get behind the team an stop with all the negativity. In MON we trust



15 Aug 2012 21:27:41
Any idea who the 4 trialists are that played for
Leeds United against Bradford City today? 3 of them
We're on the score sheet..

Rumour has it,ricardo fuller,ivan klasnich wer 2 but dont no others

Not sure of all three but FULLER and BUZSAKY both played and scored. (3-1 result)

Rumour has it that it was buzscaky, Klasnic, Fuller and Gomez. But it's just rumour

Kanu, Kitson, smith, and Gomez first three scored the goals i've had it confirmed by nathan turner lad

What about trialist for bradford ?

Zavron Hines was one of the trailist

Will zavon hindes sign Bradford

Hines has signed for us this morning

To the kanu kitson and smith you mean smith as in alan...go away...smith hasnt scored in a decade so thats not true...turner was either winding u up or you might be lying...i think fuller and buzasky sound likely maybe kitson...nut nw wouldnt touch kanu or smith i doubt



16 Aug 2012 09:26:51
Blackpool to tempt Wigan into selling Callum McManaman with a opening bid of 1.5 million

With only 2 goals in 14 games he didnt do very well for us. Dont see why we would spend so much on him when the money would be better spent on Dobbie

Heck no he is worth about 250,000. He rarely scored for us when he was on loan.

Well if you think he is not worth it i say your wrong. would be ideal with matty leaving

Cos he's young, has a good workrate and attitude and is a winger anyway so you can't rate him based on goals. Think how many times he tracked all the way back to our box and won the ball back then went on run and created a goal scoring opportunity.

He is the same age as Matt Phillips who is better then him.

He won't leave us permanently but loan move possible, He's a future star and won't be sold.

Phillips is going nowhere! Southampton also just spent a fortune on Gaston Ramirez + Southampton will come back down



16 Aug 2012 08:54:27
Are West ham getting so desperate for another defender that Big Sam is looking at Ben

Come on, surely we can fork out for
a quality defender if we can offer
Carroll multi million pound contract.

Any news on Moussa Konate as I hear
Maccabi Tel Aviv have agreed fee with
Toon and not us after work permit was denied to us!

Yeah that have found a better player than Ben Haim and it's Sevilla's Argentine defender Federico Fazio

You couldn't afford the Carroll deal. It is the usual Gold & Sullivan smoke screen - make a bid that they know isn't quite enough to get the job done then go on about how hard they're trying then sign a really cheap option instead.

Stop falling for it West Ham fans!



16 Aug 2012 08:49:38
My fellow west ham fans, this has got
to be a winde up. As at 07.30 this

West Ham and Allardyce target free
agent Ben Haim. The Experienced
Israeli defender recently left crisis
club Portsmouth and could be set
for a return to Upton Park to reunite
with his former manager in the
Premier League.

Be a good signing, free transfer and he'l only play a back-up role Tomkins and Collins are obvious starters with reid to fill if needed.



16 Aug 2012 07:39:45
TRANSFER MERRY GO ROUND STARTS TODAY, clubs involved...Man Utd, arsenal, QPR, fulham, Liverpool, Leeds, Brighton, Huddersfield...all clubs to have new strikers by Friday Evening. London Press

When RVP goes to utd. Wenger has already said he has ready made replacements Giroud and Podolski

Hearing once Spurs have offloaded Modric and signed Adebayor & Damio with the money, that Harry Kane on a season long loan to Albion will happen.

Huddersfield playing a match on friday so probably won't be negotiating between now and then!



16 Aug 2012 07:30:17
Derek Mcinnes is desperate to sign three new players before Saturdays first Championship game of the Season. It is believed deals for Sam Baldock, Stephen Mcmanus and Andre Amogou on permanent deals are set to be completed by friday. (Source Derek Mcinnes - ThisisBristol)

Baldock does not want to sign for Bristol City so won't happen.

Amougou meant to be signing for boro soon as McManus leaves

Wot no Buzsaky?



16 Aug 2012 07:29:23
Christophe Berra asks for a transfer away from Wolves, he played CB for Scotland along side Danny Fox last night and must be on Saints radar.

What time you want him there

Can I personally recommend him as a top class Premier defender. Please bid £5m asap.

Several other players played for Scotland too, doesn't mean they are on the Saints radar?



16 Aug 2012 07:24:10
So how much Jordan Rhodes now you doubters. Me thinks that 10million is now the going rate, buy you prem clubs b4 it gets higher, if i was sunderland i would buy rhodes for 10 m instead of 14 m for a 10 goal striker from wolves, better deal more goals as well

Not a Wolves, Huddersfield or Sunderland fan but Fletcher has had a couple of good seasons in the premiership, Rhodes has had a couple of good seasons in League 1. 10 million for a player unproven above league one level is a risk, 14 million for someone who has shown he is capable of scoring in the premiership, is slightly more logical. I don't doubt Rhodes is a good player but 10 million is too much, hence why no premiership club has signed him yet.

Mate, if Fletcher was playing he league 1 he would destroy that league and make Rhodes seem second ones gonna pay 10 mil for a striker who isnt even proven in the championship!

He has scored one international goal..apart from that he has not scored above league 2! I admit I think he has a great deal of potential but the prices being quoted are crazy, when he proves he can score goals at the highest level that is when I will go along with the price tags quoted.


Fletcher has scored goals in prem and championship rhodes has only scored in league one no contest really

Let's not get carried away - one international goal does not a superstar striker make (see that Carroll bloke from LFC for reference). And it was only against Australia! Besides - Fletcher 3 years PL experience, Rhodes 0 years PL experience.

Better deal, don't thinks so Rhodes is only a League 1 goal scorer

How do you work this one out? 10 million for a striker who has not yet played above league one level? ......or buy a proven premiership striker who has scored 10 plus in the last three seasons. Fletcher guarantee's goals, Rhodes is unproven!

40 goals in L1 that's not setting the world alight he's a good player but never been tested at prem, fletcher had 10 goals in a struggling wolves side, my money fletcher top scorer for sunderland next year

Has Rhodes done anything in the premier league?

Fletcher is a different class to Rhodes. Rhodes is a good goalscorer (at League 1 level anyway) but even in league 1 he doesnt effect the game enough and his general play is average. Definitley not worth £10 million!

1 international goal against fairly weak opposition hardly makes Rhodes worth millions....

Sk87 : How do you work out Rhodes has not proven himself above league two?! Are we not counting the 40 from last season in league ONE?

Did i miss something, rhodes scored against the mighty aussies,lol , ross must be worth 15 mill now, as he is already proven at championship level

Fletcher is worth nowhere near 14M, More like 8-9M.

Check your facts, rhodes has scored at every level he has played at, if a young lad at crewe who has yet to prove he can do it above div 3 can command a fee off 4M + then that says a lot more for a proven goalscorer, even liverpools adams said rhodes was class.

Fletcher will score goals in the Premier League. He's a proven goalscorer at that level and would score even more at a better team than Wolves. Sunderland would get value for money!

As a wolves supporter it makes me laugh how people say Jarvis and fletcher arnt worth the money we are quoting.
Fletchers goal to strike ratio was the best in Europe two seasons ago and 2nd best last season, scores with his head and feet and gives 100%, scored more than Carroll in a relegation season and is one year older.
Jarvis created more goals than young an downing and scored 2less than young but is still being slated for the price tag, downin 20m no goals no assists, Jarvis 8gials 6assists please do the Maths :)



16 Aug 2012 06:37:56
Any deal for Oxfords J. Constable to Bristol Rovers is now dead. Rovers have now put in an enquiry for Marc Richards. Doesnt look like any deals will be completed by Saturday.

That what i know my opinion is its a shabbles. MR only joined c'field in may, why the sudden interest.

Lies. Marc Richards only signed for Chesterfield this summer and is on 3.5k per week. No chance, stop making up rubbish.



16 Aug 2012 06:21:54
Derby are on the verge of signing Freeman. The Sammon situation is looking more likely now Wigan have signed Kone.

Well tell nigel to hurry up and get that cob webbed wallett out.......season starts saturday ffs

I thought we were done but apparently 3 more players are being bought to be in the first team picture.

Connor Sammon
Kieron Freeman
Daniel Powell

A load of trialists and Youth Recruitment
players will sign to join the New u21 league

Roope Riski
Valetin Gjoraki
Marc Mcnulty
Luke Adams
Luka Toutuan.

Would like Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell is rated at about 3 mil. You are saying clough get the wallet out but it's the board who put the money out. Not Cloughs wallet! Plastic fan.

No powell for us then



16 Aug 2012 03:16:20
from inside BORO!
Middlesbrough to sign Harry Kewell and Albert Adomah as well as Cameron Jerome. One of those is on loan and it wont be Harry Kewell as he is a free agent.
Apparently Kewell seriously impressed at trials scoring 3 times during trial games and lasted longest at the club in a fitness test.

What trial games??

If this is true maybe Mogga is trying to put 2 teams out this year to give us a doulbe chance of promotion. But... don't think so.

The fact that Harry Kewell lasted the longest in a fitness test is a very bad sigbn for boro this season....

Best of luck b ut I suspect that it will be a tough one for you

I am a boro fan and there is no way we will spend any money on transfer fees. As much as I would love to see Adomah arrive to provide pace, power and balance to our side this will not happen. I would love to see Fuller join as he would be an excellent addition. UTB

Steve Morison is the man we looking at

I think he meant lasted the longest out of the trialists mate

All our players are fit no worrys there mate but I as a boro fan can't really see us up there with the likes of Blackburn Bolton wolves Cardiff Leicester Nottingham forest birmingham or even Leeds! I think it's a mid table finish for me at best being realistic

The only people middlesbrough have had on trail this season is keepers , 2 brazilians, and romeo castelen. So the harry kewell one is a lie.?

Kewell signing for Cardiff city

I've heard the same rumour about Kewell and I'm down In Plymouth!! I think it's something Mogga has been keeping under his belt although he has openly said he is looking at a few players of vast experience.. Kewell and Fuller would be great but the lad from Chelsea?? Surely just keeping our young lads out of the team

A lie? Thats funny because if you go to the website called the world game Harry kewell does an exclusive interview and discusses his trials at the club, you clown. Try stating a fact not fiction

No kewell and yea would love to see boro at the top end but mid at best we got none and spent no cash t.m would be a wanted man if we did go up avin spent 250k

Wow how pessimistic do you have to be to think we'll only come mid table? We came 7th last year and we've hugely improved our squad this summer!

The only way is up man.

I will eat my hat if Leicester, Nottingham Forest or Leeds are all above us next season. One of them maybe but all 3? Not a chance.

We're looking at play offs this year and anything less is a let down.

Mid table are you mad, lets be serious this season its going to be close but nobody will run away with it the way boro will win promotion thsi year is turning all the draws from last season into wins and lets be serious there are enough teams to beat so we can than are not UTB

Thats a great signing for Cardiff if they did? Was in Australia earlier this year, its like harry has turned back the clock..he was playing through balls that were unreal, a great pick up as a free agent

Far from mad mate just realistic. I have no rose tinted glasses like u. We will see who's right end of season love the same old boro optimism though

Yes there is enough teams to beat but that works the other way meaning there is enough teams to get beat by? N yes let's be serious here who have we signed with the exception of woodgate that has made boro a team that is gonna be up there?? Last season we never had a defensive issue it was the goals issue n for that you need a regular goalscorer n if u think we've solved that in ledesma n carayol (winger) then ur the mad 1 mate. I think we are starting the season with an unsolved problem many fellow boro fans won't agree with me but that is what I think (realistically)

There's rose tinted glasses and then there's simply realising we have strengthened our weakness from last season.

When you come 7th one year and then improve upon your weaknesses it doesn't seem odd to imagine you're going to improve.

Stop being such a debbie downer and realise we've got a quality squad this year. Just need one or two more additions. (A striker and a RW)

You say your a BORO supporter yet you don't no a lot bout them BORO spent over 1 million on two players so there is money yet mogga won't spend over the odds .as for targets don't believe a lot of what you see in papers,mogga goes quietly about his business always has.

Well well.... I'm not guna say I told u so but base anybody took off their rose tinted glasses yet??



16 Aug 2012 03:09:44
Valencia Pablo Hernandez expected in Swansea to discuss terms and undergo a medical in next 48hrs

Terms have already been discussed and agreed, he just needs a medical...



16 Aug 2012 02:50:52
Stevenage have emerged as new favourite to sign Stuart Beavon from Wycombe Wanderers. Delay in Preston North End signing him is down to the player not wanting to leave the area, and joining Stevenage would be ideal opportunity to further career without having to move house.

Stuart Beavon won't go to Stevenage, but will sadly move to a bigger club, if not PNE it will be another of the stronger L1 or Championship sides. SB is in the last year of his contract but the fee should still be around £500k, though Wycombe may accept a less to help balance the books.

David healy to sign this week look on lancashire evening post

Insert PNE fans comments here about how small Stevenage FC is and why he would want to move there......... and that he has been training at PNE for months lol

Its nothing to do with not wantin to move north it is all abt some clauses in the contract that his club want in the contract so there still could be a move to pne lined up

PNE already said they cant afford the £400k asking price from Wycombe...... Millwall bid £ done deal.

Pne can pay 400k if they wanted but they wont pay that much they value him at 250k no more no less

Danny Mayor and Jamie Proctor are soon to be sold to Sheff Wed and Swansea. Do not rule out a move to Preston because we of definitely have the funds, its just a question if Westley wants to pay for than his value. I think he will.
If not he will most likely go to Millwall. Hahaaha good joke, Stevenage.

It amazes me as a Millwall fan how a League 2 CLUB, keep changing the Transfer fee money! Beavon is a good player,but at the moment HE is STILL a League 2 player! He would be a good signing for Millwall or another club!, But wycombe should say 350k & stick to IT!



16 Aug 2012 02:35:01
Barnsley have signed former Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper David Gonzalez on a non-contract basis after a deal to sign Stoke City shot-stopper Carlo Nash fell through today.

Source: Sheffield Star

Aparently there is a press conference at the BHA round 10.30am this into this as you will.

No idea why a press conference at Brighton would be relevant for this one...

So--what happened t the press conference at BHA??

Luke steel going the other way

The press conference would have been the one they do every Thursday before a Saturday game



15 Aug 2012 23:32:32
As the season fast approaches aparantly nottm forest are looking to offload strikers Robbie Findley, David McGoldrick and Matt Derbyshire. Forest are also racing ahead in order to sign more players for the start of the new season and have turned their attentions to forward Emily Heskey, Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson and they are desperate to sign a winger & forward Paul Taylor



16 Aug 2012 00:26:06
Real Madrid have made a final £25m offer for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, and have told the north London side they will not return with a bigger offer if it is rejected.



16 Aug 2012 00:25:27
Chelsea are looking to sign Napoli centre-forward Edinson Cavani, after Zenit St Petersburg made a move for Porto striker Hulk.

If true, a very poor signing. He has never impressed when I have seen him. Looks clumsy and one-dimensional.



16 Aug 2012 01:16:48
Swansea City Interested Signings:

Mark Davies - Bolton

Pablo Hernandez - Valencia

and an unknown striker .

Unknown striker is Jamie Procter from Preston, though may b withdrawing interest in mark Davies due to asking price

Jamie Proctor from Preston is being meantioned alot at the moment

Davies is going nowhere unless you pay stupid money ... £8 million minimum.

Heard theres been enquiries with Blackburn for N'zonzi and West ham for collinson.

Proctor is one his way to Blackpool as he has been taring with them for the last week.

Proctor signed for Swansea, obviously didn't like what he saw at Blackpool.

Please take davies off us i will drive him down to you please



16 Aug 2012 00:27:17
Manchester City are considering adding more English talent to their ranks after recruiting Jack Rodwell, with Scott Sinclair, Jack Butland and Nathan Redmond being monitored by the Premier League champions.



15 Aug 2012 23:33:54
Saints have made a 6 mil bid for matty Phillips



15 Aug 2012 23:27:38
Doncaster to sign Iain Hume before Saturday's game at Walsall.

Best years are behind him. Has more passion about his family and Canada than he does for any football team. Good luck signing a player that thinks playing football is a chore

I hope so, he is a very talented player and will definitely help out with the scoring

He's not coming dean Saunders is intrestwd in nicky weaver and fabien robert



15 Aug 2012 23:09:21
Former Accrington star Sean McConville is training with Rochdale hoping to impress former manager John Coleman and earn a contract.



15 Aug 2012 23:02:07
NEW budget restrictions imposed by the club administrators mean Port Vale could miss out on striker Liam Dickinson. Manager Micky Adams fears the 27-year-old may go elsewhere while efforts to find a buyer for the club drag on. Free agent Dickinson agreed terms with Vale and was training at the club earlier in the summer with a view to signing.

Dickinson has been at the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall in a bid to step up his recovery from a broken ankle. His agent, former Vale player Phil Sproson, said the striker was unlikely to make a final decision on his future until he was fit again. He may decide to continue his fitness training under the quidance of former mentor Jim Gannon at Edgeley Park.



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