Football Rumours Archive May 16 2013


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16 May 2013 23:42:10
Franco Di Santo very close to agreeing terms with West Brom, who will sign from Wigan on a free transfer.

17 May 2013 11:07:17
Bakary Sako is a top target for wba the express and star have confirmed



16 May 2013 22:41:10
Gus Poyet suspended by Brighton. suspected to be over Summer transfer budget?

He's Wigan bound should Martinez go to Malaga or Everton

17 May 2013 01:10:23
was something to do with breaching terms in his contract, but there was another 2 suspended, one of them was his assistant

They can't be suspended for disagreeing with transfer budgets. They must be suspected of breakubg their contract ie talking to another club without permission. My hunch is its Everton not Wigan they have spoken to. Brighton would opt to suspend these 3 highly valued members of staff unless it's very serious.

Poyet's suspended because of remarks he made about Brighton and chairman Tony Bloom after the Palace 2nd leg. Also suspended because he wants moe money for transfer budget. Don't see why Assitant manager Tarricco and Coach Charlie Oatway.

Brighton have extended the contracts of captain Gordon Greer, Inigo Calderon, Will Hoskins, Peter Brezovan and Ashley Barnes have signed a 1 year contract extension at Brighton. Brighton have also offered contracts to Adam El-Abd and David Lopez, but havn't responded yet. Gary Dicker, Vicente and Marcos Painter have been told they won't be offered a new contract.

Suspended because he is a bottle job. For a man that likes a passing style of play and free flowing. he sure did like to defend a lot! bye bye gus. bring in di'matteo

I've heard that Gus has been suspended because his contract states that he can't talk to the media about moving clubs.
Also the other 2 are suspended because Gus, Tarricco and Oatway had a meeting with chairman Tony Bloom and demanded more money for transfers or they'd walk away so Tony Bloom has told them that he makes the decisions about transfer budgets and no one is bigger than the club. Bye Bye Gus. Bring in Neil Warnock. He's good at getting teams promoted to the Premiership.

It's a matter of time until Poyet leaves, I just hope Brighton get a new manager and staff at the club early so they have the whole summer to work with the squad.

Replacement - Darren Ferguson from demoted Peterborough - will get the best out of CMS for sure!

Roberto Di Mateo will be our next manager. He went to the Brighton Vs Palace game with Zola. He's intrested in coming down here.

Di Mateo was at the Brighton vs Wolves game as well



16 May 2013 22:37:22
Borussia Dortmund have taken an interest in Aston Villa's Christian Benteke

Yet, benteke wants to stay at Villa on a new 4 year deal with extended wages taking him upto £50k p/w
Give Benteke another year and he'll be the hottest property in Europe - £30-40m!

Or he could do rubbish next season and be worth nothing or break a leg or maybe 2 it's a gamble.

Also love how villa fans think he's worth 25m+ when players like jelvotic Neymar falco are all good for 20-30m benteke if he performs well next season will be 12-15m might even get that this year.



16 May 2013 22:36:17
Wigan's Roberto Martinez is on Malaga's shortlist to replace Manuel Pellegrini



16 May 2013 21:40:21
Jake Hyde is in the process of agreeing a two year deal at Bristol Rovers. highly recommended to John Ward by Edgar Davids.

Rovers have been snubbed though by Steve Mildenhall and have already turned their attention to Dean Gerken and Paul Rachubka.

John Joe O'Toole looking more likely to join Southend leaving Rovers with a major midfield rebuild headache. They will compete with Chesterfield for Amine Linganzi. as a starter.

Milldenhall will sign once his contract runs out at MIllwall. He is not a free agent yet.

Why would O'toole turn us down to go to southend? I mean no disrespect but that would a mistake

Hmm debatable ^



16 May 2013 21:42:18
Lee Novak to bradford city after been released by Huddersfield. You heard it here first from a close source

Not a chance, preston north end! hint, hint

Signing for Preston reuniting with Simon Grayson been to Springfields (Preston's training ground) will be announced next week along with another player

17 May 2013 00:51:17
already held talks with preston

Believe gillingham are prepared to offer terms to novak also!



16 May 2013 21:30:56
Jason Scotland signs new 1 years deal at Barnsley but Marlon Harewood to be released at end of his current contract.

Good to see Jason signing a years contract! As for Marlon All the best big fella! Think all barnsley fans have a soft sport for him! Wereever you go i'm sure all the barnsley fans wish you well!

Agreed, Good luck Marlon. Great player & nice bloke



16 May 2013 21:23:44
Gigg lane to be re named in deal with JDSports
Bishop off to Wrexham or Plymouth
Administrators have been in since Monday



16 May 2013 21:17:40
Have it from a good source that Edgar Davids is joining Bristol rovers in the middle if next week as the number 2. My source is from a Bristol rovers board member.

Davids was having talks this week to Tony Kleanthous (Barnet chairman) over whether he should stay, there has been no announcement but Davids has insisted he wants to stay.

17 May 2013 10:03:48
I Can Guarantee You That This "Board Member" Won't Really Like The Fact You Have Posted This. These Sorts Of Things Are Club Confidential. Prepare To Be Punished.

This is a case of mistaken identity.

Rovers are actually poised to announce Roy Orbison as the new assistant manager.



16 May 2013 21:12:05
Walsall keen on Brian Jenson and former Hereford defender Joseph heath.



16 May 2013 19:33:29
Plymouth Argyle have invited 5 players to have talks with them over the next week. Andy Bishop (ST), Peter Leven (CM), Danny Hylton (ST), Troy Brown (LB/CB), and Nathan Luscombe (LM) are the 5 names being whispered.
Elsewhere Argyle have three players currently who will start July 1st on trial, with Warren Feeney (ST) who was already at the club, and 2 St Austell youngsters Ryan Ferguson (RM) and Sam Barker (CB) also being awarded trials.
On the way out of home park are Onismor Bhasera (LB), Jake Cole (GK) and Conor Hourihane (CM).
Bhasera has been impressive this season and Colchester United look set to offer a contract to the right back,
Whilst Cole is heading to the Banks' and Hourihane off to Yeovil no matter what division they find themselves in next season.

Bhasera is a left back.



16 May 2013 21:09:56
Rafa benitez. Next stoke manager. Will be given big transfer funds. {Ed024's Note - With the greatest respect to Stoke - I think Benitez will end up with a bigger club, that has qualified for european competition}

I hope he doesn't come to Stoke, as a Stoke fan.

I agree with Ed. In spite of the "flack" from many of the Chelsea supporters, he has accomplished what he went there to do, so deserves a far bigger club.

If Pulis does go, the only person I would want to replace him is Neil Lennon



16 May 2013 19:29:11
Northern Irish businessman Dr William Gerard O'Hare CBE is close to taking a controlling stake in League Two side Bury. O'Hare is close friends with current Bury striker David Healy and will install him as player-manager when the takeover is completed.

Healy has already left.

His contract expires on 30th June so he is technically still employed by Bury FC

17 May 2013 11:13:03
Please no, anything but



16 May 2013 21:04:12
Sunderland are looking to sign French midfielder El-Hadji Ba from club Le Havre. BLACKCAT



16 May 2013 21:03:53
I have it on good authority (sorce has never let me down) that Bristol city will sign young simon colina from Barcelona B on a season long loan. Due to be announced next week. This is after odriscoll went to spain to watch them train last month.

He's not Barcelona B he's barcelona academy B - in other words the 4th team!

No chance of this happening whatsoever

I can't see City signing players from Barcalona, just can't see it in any capacity.



16 May 2013 21:00:27
Birmingham will open talk with Jacques Maghoma and will compete with Middlesbrough and Ipswich for his signature

He's already a done deal with boro

It's a shame he's already signed by boro



16 May 2013 20:50:00
Rotherham will make a treble bid for Nahki Wells, Gary Thompson and James Meredith should Bradford fail to get promoted. A fee of around 600-700k should seal the seal.

That figure wouldn't even buy Wells alone

Joker ha ha

Never mind Wells, struggle to get Meredith for that fee, solid championship full back and one we aren't letting go. We have a contract option on Thompson so it's either free or no move. My guess is no move, proven his worth to supporters and Parky is a big fan. And, as a sub-point, why on earth would any of those players want to go to Rotherham?!

Rotherham would only take Wells so I wouldn't worry about why they wouldn't want to come to Rotherham. But i'm sure they wouldn't mind coming to Rotherham if they agreed to go to Bradford, just a step up really.

17 May 2013 23:06:45
Meredith is a Championship full back? One of the worst full backs I personally saw all year. Doubt any of this rumour is true as Rotherham are being linked to every player in the country besides Wayne Rooney. Good luck in the play off and hopefully see you again next season.



16 May 2013 20:30:22
Kenwyne Jones to join WBA on a 3 year deal



16 May 2013 20:23:12
Real Madrid considering offer of Rooney plus £15m in exchange for bringing Ronaldo back to Old Trafford

Ronaldo would of only come back for fergie can you really see him wanting team up with moyels think he would soon go chelsea

Think you have your sums wrong pal that would make Ronaldo worth 40 mill
Probably get his right leg and left arm
for that. Rooney plus min 35 mill and
Madrid just might and I mean might
just consider it

Ronaldo = £80-£90m
Rooney = £30-£35m

Cash sum included would need to be approx £50-£60m



16 May 2013 20:19:36
Arsenal inquired about Arjen Robben

Can you see him leaving for arsenal

I can see this happening as gotze is goign to bayern and they have too many people for positions so can see this happening



16 May 2013 20:10:53
Gareth Southgate linked with managers job at Wolves

17 May 2013 09:16:10
Anyone taking that job on has to have a screw loose.



16 May 2013 20:09:32
Martin O'Neill strongly leads shortlist of managerial candidates for Everton

God help you - he's awful! Makum Mick

16 May 2013 21:04:32
At 40/1 I seriously doubt that this is true



16 May 2013 20:08:27
Steve McLaren set to return to Derby county in Director of Football role

Hope so!

This might not be as ridiculous as it sounds people. Rumours flying around that Johnny Metgod our Dutch assistant manager / first team coach etc. is always talking to him about things going on in Belgium and the Netherlands in terms of youth.

The under 16 and 18 squads are getting a big influx of Dutch.

Also he may have been the wolly with the brolly and put on that stupid funny dutch accent when he managed fc twente but he knows his stuff.

Apparently Steve is really buying into the dcfc philosophy big time and wants to be a part of it. Where "if" we ever get to the prem he will be able to help us with recruitment.

However this is rumours and obviously could be a load of rubbish.

Clough hates DoF almost quit because we tried to get someone from Watford as DoF.

I don't think this is a goer (but will gladly eat humble pie if it is), it seems to go against the grain with Clough.

If he was to have a about turn on the subject then Warnock or Pleat would be a better bet. Pleat loves the Dof title and Warnock has hinted it is a role he would like to take, as he doesn't want the 24hrs a day role of manager any more. Then again both men aren't most peoples cup of tea, but would help with contacts etc.

Not sure the influx of dutch players is true, is it?

Stephan denswill of ajax and nathan Ake from chelsea both mentioned in prebvious posts.



16 May 2013 20:00:00
Chesterfield to sign Conor Townsend from hull on Friday!
Mark Randell will leave and sign for Coventry!

17 May 2013 06:44:33
True re Randall. Chesterfield should be looking for better than Townsend he is a poor player

If randall got his head sorted out he would be top has all the abillity in the world

Coventry for Randall he will be lucky to get a deal at Tamworth



16 May 2013 20:06:09
Rooney in talks with Accrington Stanley, terms agreed in principal {Ed003's Note - It isn't Wayne before anyone chips in}



16 May 2013 20:02:39
Derby spoke to James Vaughan today.

Hope he doesn't sign for us tbh, he's too injury prone and although did well at huddersfield, he might be terrible for us, doesn't play how we like to play

He is still on holiday!

It's neck and neck with bids to Norwich apparently

He's leaving for Miami in a few days, hasn't left yet though. Derby been in contact

17 May 2013 11:56:03
Check his twitter account, he return from a short break almost a week ago, but set for another holiday shortly! I believe he is to be married this summer

17 May 2013 12:00:12
He is not on holiday. He came back last Monday mate. Look at his twitter!



16 May 2013 19:46:58
Seyi Olofinjana to Sheffield Wednesday



16 May 2013 19:39:13
Plymouth Argyle are interested in bringing in Wolves youngster Liam McAlinden on loan. The striker is held in very high regard and the board at Wolverhampton want to see what the new manager thinks of 'Macca' before deciding whether to allow him to leave on loan.

Can't see this being true, coming from a Wolves fan. If it is he will be a very good player for you!

Doesn't say he will join just that we're interested.
And it might be that the new manager wants him to stay so nothing will happen, but he has a few faults in his game which need ironing out, League 2 is a perfect place to do that, although generally I think he's slightly better than League 2.



16 May 2013 19:31:04
Stevenage defender Miguel Commingues will join Wimbledon after being told his contract will not be renewed

Hope so. not league 1 material



16 May 2013 19:30:56
Burnley striker Martin Patterson will be told he is surplus to requirements at turf moor & Rotherham, Doncaster, Yeovil and Peterborough are all already battling for his signature.

Already in talks over a new deal according to Lancashire evening paper

Sorry. No. Perhaps we may not re-sign Paterson but the clubs who might have any chance of signing him in that case will be established Championship clubs or a big club in League 1.

Careful, established clubs? Many have thought that way and are now in Div 1 & 2, and are established Division one teams.

Big championship team, or he might just stay where he is at burnley, he ows us supporters a good season

Or maybe he owes it to himself to revigorate his career at a club with ambition? Burnley are never ever going to be promoted "again", life his expensive in the championship, can you afford to kid yourselves you are a club with ambition?

Hasnt been good since coyle left. happy for him to go to free up some wages

Could happen, though would think his wages would be quite high. He's welcome at Posh though!

^^ never ever going to get promoted ' again? Look at reading last season. i'm sure it will happen 1 day, but when. No 1 knows and neither do you so stop acting like you know it all. As for ambition sure we are why wouldn't we be? Every other team in every league are ambitious and if your not what's the point in existing, just because burnley are being sensible trying to cut wages doesn't mean we don't have ambition. UTC

The point of ambition is to work within the confines of being realistic, size of ground, size of owners pockets, etc. Long term supports should support their team through the good times and the bad times. Well done Bradford, they are now a force to be reckoned with, so watch out League 1, this team have the attributes for a Championship challenge.



16 May 2013 19:27:48
Reading in talks with LM Emmanuel Lededsma, who is currently at Middlesbrough.

Can't see us selling him, he's on 3 year contract. we were 2nd in the table at Christmas when he was an ever present, he hardly played after that and boro slumped.

I would let him go for any amount of money

We have 4 wingers already

Let him go. He had about 5 good games and done nothing else all season. Please take emnes too

Ledesma is a quality player who should of been in the 1st team, he's not going anywhere

Yes please. can play cm too and he's the sort of flair player that we need

Ledesma would be a very bad signing for a team with aspirations of promotion



16 May 2013 19:18:01
Crewe intersted in Derby County midfielder/striker Theo Robinson

Whoever put this clearly did their research saying Theo Robinson is a midfielder haha with his first touch I don't think so, and it's not theo anyway Crewe are looking at James Bailey it's in DET today

And James Bailey I think it is in today's DET

Yep heard exactly the same thing when talking to someone in the club shop. The possibility of signing Robinson and James Bailey with one of ours possibly going the other way. wonder who tho!

Oops was meant to read: midfielder- James Bailey/striker-Theo Robinson.

19 May 2013 00:16:31
Yes but bailey isn't a striker though



16 May 2013 19:15:50
Crewe to sign Torquay United Striker Rene Howe this summer

Decent but decent enough? i'm not sure! Although he's scored the most goals for Torquay this season, he has also topped the disciplinary charts with the most red cards and Torquay weren't exactly top dogs in league 2 last season. Next please.

Rene Howe Joining Hibs, Plymouth, or Hartlepool.

He's rumour to be signing for every club at the moment, most likely up north though.



16 May 2013 19:03:24
Despite the rumours surrounding Bournemouth, it is very unlikely Charlie Austin will sign for the club. The other targets including Nahki Wells are also unlikely however Lewis Dunk from Brighton is a definite possibility. Stephane Zubar will be sold and Dunk is a target for Eddie Howe.
The other targets include Stephen Davies from Bristol City however he has been linked with Derby and Howe also wants one more central midfielder. He has looked at Murray Davidson from the SPL and Chris McCann from Burnley who will be available on a free.

Don't expect numerous signings though as Howe is happy with the nucleus of his squad and will only add in certain areas.

'unlikely' might mean chances are slim but there's still some likelihood, i'd say you're hedging your bets, nothing has been decided yet - in eddie howe's meeting with max demin this week he has been given the green light to go ahead and pursue all of his targets, and once eddie howe gets to work he gets his man more often than not

Bournemuff wake up you can't afford Austin and he won't be with you move on live within your means or be back where you were a few years back you ain't a big club you are just waiting for your Russian guy to pull the plug and you know it.

'very unlikely' actually :' (

^^ Haha Bournemuff. Grow up, would ya. We can afford Austin but overall because of the price & the fact the club is only looking to establish it's self as a championship club this wouldn't happen & also Prem clubs have been probing him.

I just don't see why Austin would sign for Bournemouth. He could quite easily step up to the Prem, so why would he go to a newly-promoted Champ team that, as with all promoted sides, will look to stave off relegation?

He won't sign for Bournemouth unfortunately as his fee will be too high. I know he keeps harping on about coming back south but its his own fault really, he should of done his research on burnley and the surrounding areas before moving up there.

For your information Bomo could establish them selves as a premier league team! i'm sick of theses fans of boring typical championship teams who keep saying we're a small team! bournemouths fan base is in poole and chirstchurch as well (the South East Dorset conurbation) with a population of half a million

so I can't see why we are a *small* team? I know we don't have much history in the championship but I can't see why we can't create some?

small team in a big city!

Austin moved to Burnley because of no other reason than, Eddie Howe!
And now when the shoe is on the other foot, Burnley supporters don't' believe that he did it once then he can do it again. He actually lives outside Burnley but the climate and other reasons make it unsuitable now he has a family to look after.
When Eddie left, Charlie twitted that "family comes first" Quote.
Now he is in exactly the same position as his good friend

Ok sure mate wot ever, BOOOORING. Its not really that cold up north, us real northeners manage to bring our families up fine here, its you fairy southeners always moaning that its too cold. #GETAGRIP

Anybody know what's happening with Demouge? He's scored 5 in 9 while on loan at Roda and has always scored goals in the Dutch top flight. I can't understand why we haven't given him a fair go? I rate him



16 May 2013 19:00:18
Sam Baldock to Derby possibly someone going the other way



16 May 2013 18:40:47
Torquay United look to prepare for the loss of Striker Rene Howe to Plymouth Argyle or Portsmouth with this list of potential targets:
Paul Benson
Scott Rendell
Keanu Marsh-Brown
Joe Anyinsah

Howe is not joining Plymouth or Portsmouth and instead wants to move North to be closer to his family, He will be joining Hartlepool on their tour of the Netherlands and try to earn a contract there.

Alan Knill could look to make Torquay more of an ex Scunthorpe and Bury squad as he is eyeing up:
Nicky Ajose- Released by Peterbrough
Andy Barcham- Relaesed by Scunthorpe
Damien Mozika- Released by Scunthorpe
Cameron Belford- ex Bury and current Southend
Ryan Lowe- ex Bury
Paul Reid- Released by Scunthorpe
He is also looking to bring in targets such as:
Shaquille Mac Donald- Peterbrough
Jon Paul-Pittman- Relaesed By Oxford
Stepehn Hunt- Relaesed by Wolves
Matthew Tubbs- out of favour at Bournemouth
Mickey Spillane- Released by Southend
He will also look to get rid of some players to other clubs such as:
Nathan Craig has found interest from David Moyes as he use to play for him at Everton. Could join Utd when he takes over and play in the youth team/reserves.
Damon Lathrope is a target for Luton Town and Knill is ready to sell
Efe Sodje could return as a coach



16 May 2013 18:27:51
Norwich City are going to match Wigan striker Arouna Kone's £6.5m release clause to improve their attacking threat for next season.

If Kone goes it won't be to norwich, much bigger and better clubs will be in for him

Would like this to happen

Hope so that would be quality signing

Good player but too old at 30.

Can't see Kone going to a club with a fan base of plus 30k. So Norwich looks a reasonable option.



16 May 2013 18:25:36
Cheltenham captain Russ Penn has held talks with Port Vale and Walsall.



16 May 2013 18:24:17
Nick Powell to join Sunderland on season loan to get experience and get into the United team in a few years. Danny Welbeck and Jonny Evans have done this before.

He's going to boro



16 May 2013 17:56:13
Cody McDonald is set to leave Coventry and snub Gillingham by signing for Rotherham instead

Cody has just bought a new house in Kent and put his kids in to a local school. A move to Yorkshire will never happen!

Yep Cody will be in Kent shortly, and will join Gillingham.

£250,000 down the pan, worse number 9 at cov in years, never lived up to replacing Marlon King. good redance.

19 May 2013 18:13:38
If we (Gill's ) sign Cody he will start bangimg the goals in for us, and Coventry will have to ask serious questions about their style of play, for him to have scored so few goals for them.



16 May 2013 17:50:12
Karl Robinson is looking at Karl Hawley of Scunthorpe who is out of contract with them this Summer and Stephen Diggin from Brackley



16 May 2013 17:42:26
Barnet's Ricky Holmes has issued a 'come and get me' plea to Southend manager Phil Brown after not signing a new contract with Barnet. Stating that he would love to play for his home team.



16 May 2013 17:29:29
Chesterfield are set to clinch the signing of Hull City defender Conor Townsend on a free transfer, Townsend is seen as surplus to requirements at Hull, who are looking for higher quality players.



16 May 2013 17:28:41
Ricky Holmes and josh Rees have been contacted by Southend united after both of them anounced intrest in joining the blues



16 May 2013 18:46:34
Bradford have told both Burnley and Leeds they will have to pay 1M for Nakhi Wells

Not worth it. 600,000. hasn't even proved himself at league 1 level

And Jamie Vardy who never even played in L2 just the conference went to leicster for over 1mil with add-ons - behave cost anyone at least a mil to buy

He is not leaving bradford.



16 May 2013 17:55:23
Rotherham have had a 100k bid rejected for Lyle Taylor of Falkirk and are going to return with a 150k bid



16 May 2013 17:37:13
Andy Mangan a target for Port Vale

He has signed for Forest Green.



16 May 2013 18:06:34
Dale Jennings to sign on loan for Barnsley from Bayern Munich II

Would be a great signing if true

No thanks, he's been playing in the German pub leagues for the last few years. yet another over-rated young player who has amounted to nothing



16 May 2013 18:04:45
Alan Judge set to sign for Blackburn on a Bosman free transfer
Was to sign for Ipswich, however Blackburn offered him considerably more money.

Ipswich have not even offered a contract yet

Shame really as I see blackburn as sure fire religation candidates next season

Is it just me or do blackburn keep signing rejects who are clearly not going to massively better there club. for example williamson. they should go for some real class like lloyd doyley



16 May 2013 18:03:39
Barnsley to sign Chris O'grady for £450k and Jay Simpson on a free after his release from Hull City

Think o, grady will sign, not sure simpson

Simpson hasn't been released

Barnsley keen on Novak whould be a good signing for the reds

Yes he has

I can guarantee you jay simpson has left hull.

No fee offered for COG. Barnsley stalling.

Barnsley are trying to resign our own players before bringing in new even though we know he's what we're after.



16 May 2013 17:56:21
paul mckenna back to north end on a free, at least one season at that level with the club he loves.



16 May 2013 17:54:07
Kierrean Trippier might be on his way to Hull for a fee of £2.5m

16 May 2013 20:15:40
Just retained Rosenior, and are more than likely to get Elmohammady from Sunderland, so I doubt a 3rd right back would be a priority

I would be seriously disappointed if this were true. not a patch on elmo and a waste ofvalable transfer money



16 May 2013 17:24:37
Cheltenham manager Mark Yates is hopeful of being able to loan Reading defender Michael Hector on a season long loan.



16 May 2013 17:23:23
Cheltenham are looking to bring in Birmingham City striker Akwasi Asante on a season long loan.



16 May 2013 17:49:17
Huddersfield are intrested in signing:
Lee Camp (Norwich)
Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United)
Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers)
Wade Elliot (Birminhham City)
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United)

Pratley won't leave Bolton.

Lee camp thought he was to good for forest so why would he join HUD?

Nope, none of these will happen. I expect HUFC to go down next season; poor team unless Robins is given the funds.

Who are HUFC.

Why do people keeping saying Tomlin to Huddersfield, it will never happen

I wouldn't expect HUFC to go down. League 2 is a poor league. Think they might Get promoted

I believe HUFC would be Hereford United

By "people" look no further than agents trying to get a better deal for their players or engineer a move. No way will hudds get relegated.

Is HUFC meant to be Hud Town or Hartlepool?



16 May 2013 17:47:27
Alan Judge has signed for Blackburn Rovers



16 May 2013 17:44:01
Huddersfield Signings:

Will Grigg- 1 Million
Roger Johnson- 2 Million
Nick Powell- Loan
Armand Traore- 1. 5 Million

Out of contract Will Grigg you mean? Yes there would be compensation, but the figure would be nowhere near the £1 million mark

Villa trying to sign Grigg

I doubt we'll pay anywhere near a million pounds for anyone other than maybe James Vaughan, any other signings we make will be cheap / free transfers or loans as Hoyle has stated we won't be breaking the bank. As long as we aim for mid table this season we should be happy, glad Hoyle has a realistic head on and wants the club to be able to pay it's own way we don't want to end up like Portsmouth. Powell loan could be a good shout doubt he'll get any first team football at Manchester United and with Robins link with United



16 May 2013 17:43:04
Huddersfield are reportedly trying to sign at least 3 of the following players, following the release of lee Novak

Simeon Jackson

If he not good enough for Charlton, then he not good enough for HTAFC, apart he isn't good enough and couldn't get a start at Brentford or where ever he was on loan.

He hasn't been on loan anywhere. I presume he's been injured because he's made 6 apps and scored 3 goals in the league this year. He's also going to be on a free so I'd take him, we can't afford to buy 4 strikers that are good enough at this level!



16 May 2013 17:41:23
Edgar Davids to join Bristol Rovers at the start of next week. Also possibility of Jake Hyde following him to the Mem.
Another exciting announcement at Bristol Rovers next week. This is coming from a close friend of the chairman nick Higgs.



16 May 2013 17:36:59
Leicester City are linked signing released Hull City attacker Mark Cullen.

16 May 2013 20:16:45
Blimey. he couldn't even score goals for Stockport on loan!

He's gone to Luton



16 May 2013 17:33:06
Seyi Olofinjana could be set to join league 2 outfit Portsmouth.

This will never happen are you sure



16 May 2013 17:32:39
gary hooper to qpr 6.5m and kevin doyle to replace him

glenn whelan to celtic 2.3m

jonathan walter to hull city 4 m

Jos� Alberto Ca�as to swansea 2.8m

Harry wants Hooper and with him having only a year left on his contract in sure celtic would have to consider an offer that size. Not so sure Hooper himself would want the deal rekon he's looking for a prem club.

Canas is on a FREE as his contract is expiring with his current club!
And Hooper could easily join a premier club so why would he go to the championship?

Jose Canas is on a free transfer, Walters will go for less as he has a year left on his contract and hooper will only go to a prem club

Canas is a free as others have stated.



16 May 2013 17:16:10
Apparently Leyton Orient have been tracking midfielder Gary Dicker for a few weeks now. Today he was released by the Seagulls.

Would be a very good signing.

Joining Gillingham



16 May 2013 17:12:10
charlton ins
connolly (crawley)
shaun wright-phillips (loan)

And how do charlton pay there wage with shirt buttons



16 May 2013 17:09:47
Huddersfield linked with Danny Haynes, recently released from Charlton, after the release of Lee Novak sees no senior strikers on Town's books. Haynes has worked with Mark Robins before when at Barnsley, as well as this rumour being mentioned a few months ago.

Believable. Quite a hero at the Valley, but injury prone.



16 May 2013 17:19:34

Boro have 6 signings ready to announce on the first of June these are: nick powell, will keane and Nathan ake on season long loans as well as will grigg, jacques maghoma and simion Jackson on permanent contracts



16 May 2013 17:03:21
Derby County

Nigel in talks with West Ham Utd. foward Ricardo Vaz Te. It is though contract terms are agreed with the striker.

Vas team to derby are you kidding, he'd never drop down to a mid table championship side every season.

Low Wage making it a possibility because:

1. He was signed while West Ham were in the championship.
2. He signed from Barnsley so would not have been on big money there either.

Can play up top or out wide and have fantastic pace and aerial ability. Is an excellent ball carrier while keeping the teams attacking impetus. What I mean by this is that Sammon has excellent pace and in fairness can dribble but does have that ability to run at players like ward. Te same applies for coutts who has no change of pace.

Would be a quality signing, hopefully me Rush and Clough can keep this summer going in the right directions. Especially as I think we will miss out on Vaughan and Burke



16 May 2013 16:58:26
Lee Novak has rejected a new contract at Huddersfield and has left the club, he is expected to join either Preston or Birmingham city

Cant see him making an impact at birmingham but he should of played more over his time at huddersfield. gives 100% everytime he plays. whoever signs him will get a grafter.

Sad if true as he is a true fans favourite but realistically he isn't going to be a first pick striker next season whether we sign Vaughan or not. He would be well behind Vaughan and if we sign him Haynes but good luck, he would be a star in league one.

Yes it's confirmed on HTFC web site, good luck Super Novak, hope you find a good club and become a favourite wherever that may be. 100 percent player and a hammer of a shot but just a shade off true Chsmpionship quality.

Yeah, think he should be reunited again with his geordie pal at brum, afterall we were told before he arrived at town what a cracking prospect and good goalscorer he was! What happened? Not quite up to the hype was he! Oh wait. all the 100 percent he can run and run and run brigade will be up in arms with me, but sometimes the truth hurts, but onwards and upwards Town fans

Not sure then?, but a average player, give it all, decent lad but greed takes over, that's what's wrong with english football.

Will he be good in league one?

Will he be good in lg1? Doubt it, time will tell. Will he be good in lg2? Doubt it also, heavy touch, lacks control of the ball, and shots can end up anywhere and usually do.

Will be quality in league 1, super Novak good luck son wherever you go

I wonder how many of the games he's played in, have actually been as a striker? Good player and would score if played up front, not many in the champs for me though.

17 May 2013 11:01:55
totally cluelss. he will score a bucket full in l1.

A very honest, hard working striker and very popular with the fans due to his industry and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, he proved to be not good enough in the Championship, particularly on a one on one, and lacking ball control and a quick brain. Overshadowed by Jordan Rhodes for 3 years but could do well in League 1.

Lets all see how good he is in lg1 next season then, stats won't lie, be lucky if he plays every game for his new team and scores half a dozen.



16 May 2013 16:55:12
Lee Novak will leave at the end of his contract as he and HTFC could not come to an agreement. official HTFC have stated this, lots of rumours he is of to Preston North End, so HTFC and PNEFC fans



16 May 2013 16:46:53
Leyton orient are interested in signing Ricky Holmes. Russel Slade confirmed, he also said he has a list of players he is interested in.

He's going southend



16 May 2013 16:36:54
Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is heading to Middlesbrough on a free transfer.

Good signing for boro, him and the juke will get 40 between them next season

He's broke his leg, he'll miss the start of the next season. I can't see Mowbray signing him unless he's ahead ot schedule in his rehab.

If this is true, then were also selling the riverside stadium to cover his wages. Wake up people!



16 May 2013 16:30:29
Steve Harper is to sign for Carlisle, the Newcastle keeper is not retiring as he has indicated, he want to play one more season.



16 May 2013 16:23:40
Just spoken to a friend of mine who gets some great inside info from Birmingham. Tells me there are definate talks ongoing about Redmond joining W. B. A. Not sure of fee involved etc.



16 May 2013 16:21:25
Swansea targeting Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis if they fail to get Romelu Lukaku on loan as they see Gomis as the perfect placement.

Lukarku going to Swansea

16 May 2013 21:21:52
Id take him any day of the week

Anybody that's better than schecter is welcome.



16 May 2013 16:04:16
Leyton Orient are interested in former Barnet winger Ricky Holmes.

He is coming southend

Gary Dicker and Ricky Holmes to sign for Orient.
Also Russell Slade is set to sign a striker. Top of his list is Green of Mansfield.



16 May 2013 16:02:09
David Connolly is set to be the 13th player to commit himself to Guy Whittingham's Pompey revolution. Other players set to sign are Johnny Ertl and Ricardo Rocha while the club are currently in talks to resign Liam Walker and Sam Sodje. Other players linked with joining the club are Lionel Ainsworth, Calvin Zola, Wes Fogden, Charlie Sherringham, Matt Tubbs, Papa Boupa Diop and Svetoslav Todorov. A suprise name the club have been linked with is young Gosport Borough keeper Nathan Ashmore although that deal looks off the table after the signing of John Sullivan on Thursday morning

How long before back in administration?

I wouldn't really call it a " revolution".



16 May 2013 15:08:51
Fulham and Sunderland have both shown interest in signing Jordan Rhodes

Not Fulham, good player too expensive for us.

Not really we spent 11 mill on Ruiz mate he wouldn't cost that much.



16 May 2013 15:05:39
Wilfred Zaha will rejoin Crystal Palace on a season long loan next season, regardless of the result in the play off final

How does that improve him as a player? man united might as well just give him back.
He's not ready for their 1st team yet but needs to move to improve. Maybe a loan to a mid table prem team would help.



16 May 2013 15:00:15
Sheffield United are interested in signing Preston midfielder Nicky Wroe and Bury captain Stephen Shumacher

They won't want or get Wroe?

They ain't even got a manager?



16 May 2013 14:55:47
From a fairly reliable source:
It is understood that former Derby and Southampton midfielder Inigo Idiakez has applied for the vacant managerial post at Wolves.
The Spaniard has recently completed a UEFA Pro Licence, and is looking to kick start his managerial career in England.

That's one from left field!

Anyone know who he is?

Can't see wolves going for another manager with no experience.

If you have supported Saints for five years or longer then you really ought to know who he is?!

Idiakez was an average player he was here in our worser days under mark wotte and jan porvleit

He missed the pen that gave access to Derby for the Prem and consequently they achieved the worst points record of all time

Surely M&M will realise now that they need an experienced manager after Terry Connor, Solbakken and Saunders?

Actually I think you'll find he was at Southampton under Burley and Pearson.



16 May 2013 14:55:33
Spoke to a sports reporter from the DAILY MAIL at a sportsmans dinner last night, and he believes the transfer of Leighton Baines to Manchester United is close to being a "done deal".



16 May 2013 14:48:53
Moyes to man u, Martinez to Malaga, Pereira to Everton, Gus Poyet to wigan

Poyet to Wigan good call

How can you write moyes to man united on a rumour page. Have you been hiding under a rock for the past month

I'm a wigan fan and nothing would make me happier than to have poyet managing us. great shout.



16 May 2013 15:57:41
Contrary to reports from tv, Danny Haynes has not been released form Charlton yet. There is an offer on the table from Charlton but the story is a ploy from his agent to increase the wages on offer to Haynes.

He has now been officially released!

Yeah I know, a shame to. His agent just wanted to much cash and we couldn't afford it. : (



16 May 2013 15:56:02
Looks like all eyes from West Ham are on Romelu Lukaku who Big Sam is very very keen on. West ham would like to initially get him on loan but would be open to permanent move if fee can be agreed

Not going to happen he off to Swansea on Loan, to get European experience. This come from his agent

No chance



16 May 2013 15:47:58
Championship Rumours
Hull are interested in Kasper Schmiechel
Reading want to sign Billy Sharp and Danny Fox
Bournemouth to make a surprise move for Liam Fontaine
Millwall's Scott Malone is a target for numerous League One Clubs.
Leeds manager Brian McDermott wants to sign Jason Roberts and Ian Harte.

If you were at the Leeds reading match last season, unlikely Jason Roberts will be coming to Leeds. Not a favourite!

Roberts still has a year left and adkins said he's vital

Why on earth would Leeds need Harte when he's older, and not as good as White or Warnock? Nonsense.

Voted in the championship team of the year twice above Whyte and Warnock so clearly not as good.



16 May 2013 15:43:53
Sam and Akpo Sodje to sign for Portsmouth.

Akpo Sodje is on trial in America so I don't think so.

Aha surely got to be a joke really where did you get this information from

Is this correct

16 May 2013 20:33:57
I wish this because I highly rate them



16 May 2013 15:39:25
Close source from the West Brom camp understands the club are looking at Scott Sinclair, Shaun Maloney and another season loan for Lukaku in this summers transfer market.

Mbokani WILL be signed if lukaku goes elsewhere, he wants a move to the prem and westbrom can match his valuation



16 May 2013 15:33:05
Arsenal to lodge a £10 million bid for Wigan midfielder Callum mcmanaman



16 May 2013 15:32:04
Pompey are in talks to sign Kieran Dyer on a pay as you play contract with the midfielder looking to regain his fitness



16 May 2013 15:31:09
Sean Dyche may be looking for a move away from Turf Moor to a move back to The Den. The Burnley manager is looking to return to manage Milwall. Owen Coyle is rumoured to make a surprise return to the Turf on a mission to win Burnley promotion.

Nonsense, he's denied it and said its all rumours and press talk, just becausehe has played for them previously



16 May 2013 15:26:00
Cody McDonald set to complete his move to Leyton Orient after a fee of £50,000 was agreed with Coventry City

We NEVER pay fees. Not happening.

Ditto the above. Last time we paid a fee was for Wayne Gray and that ended well didn't it?


The last time Barry Hearn parted with some money, he had to have open wallet surgery!

50,000 haha NO!



16 May 2013 15:06:31
Hull City and Cardiff City are set for a bidding war to capture Burnley striker Charlie Austin. £6 million is believed to be the asking price

How does it feels so go but smell so bad wooaa my farts are givin me a heart attack wooaa

Complete Rubbish. He is on his way to the team he supported as a boy. To the manager who believed in him and who is a personal friend.
Expect it to be official very soon. Charlie is coming home to AFC Bournemouth. Sorry Burnley but you need to wake up because its a done deal

Sorry. £6m for a championship player out of contract next summer is fantasy

16 May 2013 19:19:42
Burnley have already said at least 8 and I bet they would push for 10, well done

Well as Burnley got £7 million last summer for a striker who only had one year left on his contract and who wasn't as prolific a scorer as Austin is then I think that they'll be fairly confident about getting £6 million (or possibly more if a bidding war starts for him!).

These Bournemouth fans need to get a grip. Why would Charlie Austin move sideways/backwards to a newly promoted championship club when premiership teams are sniffing around? Hardly the best way to develop your career, and at his age its the right time to step it up. He has proven he could cope with the premier league, a better finisher than Stephen Fletcher who has been great in the prem. Having said that, I'd love him to sign an extension and stay, in reality resigned to the fact he may be off.

^^ well if its a fantasy you must live in a dream land then because we got 7 million for rodriguez last year and he only had 1 year left on his contract!

Rodriquez was England U21 and Southampton paid an over inflated prize. Austin has not scored too many goals since Christmas and is not a proven premiere league player. He is young though and is a proven championship player. Don't think he would fall in to the bracket of not good enough for prem but to good for championship. 3 m seems fair. Hull City fan.

Wake up you soft person, he's not going to go to bournemouth and cardiff certainly do not want him



16 May 2013 15:04:43
Reading forward Jimmy Kebe will finalise a move to Bordeaux later this week

He's not a forward. awkward.

We won't sell him no way

As much as I love Jimmy this wouldn't be the worst thing considering he get hurt 3 times every hour



16 May 2013 15:03:44
Preston boss Simon Grayson is looking into the possibility of signing Jamie Vardy on loan

Think he may find there's NO possibility of Vardy dropping down to League 1.

He would go back to Fleetwood as they pay quite well.

No possibility of dropping down to league 1 but you think he might drop down to league 2? a some people on here do make me chuckle

Think you will find Fleetwood pay more wages. that's why he would go back.

Is that why fleetwood are having to release players to cut there wage bill? lol



16 May 2013 15:03:01
Preston set to sign Paul Connolly on a free transfer. A 2 year contract has been offered

PNE already offered him a contract.

But a Championship club (Thought to be Doncaster or Barnsley) have come in and offered him a 2 year contract on wages well above what PNE can afford.

16 May 2013 15:59:11
this won't happen as his wages are to much



16 May 2013 15:02:55
Ribery and Robben to leave Munich in the summer

Robben to the Prem again either City or United.

Ribery to PSG or Madrid (only if Ronaldo leaves)



16 May 2013 14:59:25
Akpo Sodje is expected to join Fleetwood Town this summer

16 May 2013 16:00:32
really that's funny seeing he is in usa he is set to sign for dc utd



16 May 2013 14:58:06
Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been alerted by the news that Gonzalo Higuain has been told he can leave Real Madrid this summer



16 May 2013 14:53:24
Preston North End are expected to announce the signing of Jamaican winger Chris Humphrey from Motherwell

He's was signing for Reading but Wolves and Leeds have both come in for him.

I also doubt PNE could afford his wages.

I also doubt if Chris knows where Preston is.

16 May 2013 16:01:58
he was at deepdale early last week to sign a pre contract

He knows where PNE is alright, been in talks with Simon Grayson

Humphrey has no intention of signing for Preston.

Must have been busy down at Springfield's last week.

Shame they missed Simon as he's on Holiday.

17 May 2013 12:05:31
we could have offered him a contract he. would be a top signing for us.



16 May 2013 14:33:28
Micah Richards is rumoured to be heading to Serie A with both Inter, AC Milan interested and also Napoli. Oldham's "should" get the 20% of what ever fee he goes for due to the sell on clause but will that mean that Corney actually considers increasing the budget for this year which has already been slash from last year we all live in hope!

Money would go to the other ex owners as we owe them money.

Least our club isn;t like bury and Pompey financially and we will be fine. Lots of club in trouble but we aren;t so good on Corney for keeping us out of admin etc.

No we dont? Our ex owner was Chris Moore and he did us over. If we do get that, and i'm pretty sure its actually 25%, would be all Corney's but you can guarentee it would go towards the development of the new north stand

Sell on clause is 20% for Richards and we also have 10% sell on for Dale Stephens if he moves as well.

The first poster means ex-owner as the other amigos who came over with corney from america. They lent him money which he still owes, around 5 million i've heard mentioned



16 May 2013 14:26:40
Oldham's Lee Croft is to sign for championship side Barnsley.

According to the local newspaper he's discussing a new contract with Oldham.

WRONG he's in talks with Oldham at this moment in time so please get your facts right.

Im an oldham fan but surely he can talk to other clubs aswell? I hope he stays he would be our best re -signing of the summer

He's already doing negotiations at this moment with Oldham. he will stay for another year or give him a 2yr deal.

LJ has got the best out of him and he';s a happie as well so he's enjoying his football again.

He will sign back on with Oldham. He loves it here and to be honest, he owes us a lot

Just being in negotiations with us shows he's happy to sign for the club and he knows LJ will be good for our club.



16 May 2013 14:22:23
plymouth sign andy bishop from bury



16 May 2013 14:18:09
Oxford trying to strike a deal for Matt Tubbs.

How reliable?

Probably not very!

Yep heard this a swell. Only a loan deal though for the season with a recall clause if decent offer comes in.



16 May 2013 14:16:25
kasper schmeichel, David Nugent, and Lloyd Dyer set to sign New 3year contacts at Leicester.

16 May 2013 19:36:18
Wishful thinking I think



16 May 2013 13:41:07
Burnley looking to sign Danny Haynes after he was released form his contract at Charlton Athletic.

He hasn't been released

He hasn't been released

He's not been released yet, that's just a tv 'understanding'.

He has now



16 May 2013 13:40:03
Crewe show interest to sign Free Agent Striker Danny Haynes recently released from Charlton Athletic, however is more likely to stay in the Championship with a number of clubs poised to show an interest in the 25 year old.

More likely to see powell leave now as he wanted haynes to stay but looks like we have no money and therefore unable to keep our best players

Rubbish powell wants to cut costs



16 May 2013 13:58:40
Joint bid from Elliott, hoffman and haskell has been made on the 26th anniversary of that great day back in 87. If it goes through coventry fans will finally and deservedly have some genuine positive news and can look forward to the new season with great optimism and possibly some new signings to boot. Pusb. This is not a rumour.



16 May 2013 13:52:11
Portsmouth looking to promote an experienced pro from the ranks as assistant manager alongside Guy Whittingham.
CEO Mark Catlain dropped the hint last week that this is the case on a radio interview.

Not too many to chose from then

That can only be Ricardo Rocha. I actually hope that happens, because at the moment it doesn't look like he will get a contract. Overall I think this rumour is wrong though.

Obviously David Connolly

David connolly will not be doing it he's in talks over a new contract at the moment



16 May 2013 13:19:36
Scunthorpe United are closer to getting former Iron player Andy Dawson back to Glanford Park



16 May 2013 13:09:16
Some transfer news at Gillingham Fc so far this summer.
Hopes for loads of players signing won't happen until the late end of pre season, as like every year most players will be on trial to earn a contract as the budget isn't as high as last season.

watch out for Adebayo Akinfenwa and Cody Macdonald coming in.
Simon Ferry, Marlon Pack and Micheal Spillane have been rumoured to join the club however they don't seem likely.

Dont expect much activity for the gills until near end of next month!
Heard Kedwell is being made available. Hope he doesn't go.


16 May 2013 15:15:42
Allen said he wanted to get all his transfer activity done early.
However, Scally as always will dither and dither and dither until all that will be left on the market will be dross

Only know that wagstaff and drury both Kent lads are on their way.

Kedwell will be a major part of the team next season, vital player. Allen hasn't said he wants his transfer activity done early and Scally isn't differing. Martin Allen will sort transfer budgets out with the chairman after his holiday. The budget will be much bigger than last season. Gillingham will smash league one



16 May 2013 12:53:48
Doumbe will not be offered a new contract but Otsonogood and Big mac have had theee 1 year conract clause triggered like Bowditch and Williams did.



16 May 2013 12:48:05
Been told by what should be a reliable source that Oxford United are looking at a deal to bring Matt Tubbs to the club. I can only imagine it being a season long loan, as obviously he was sold for 800k not too long ago. Strong rumours also regarding Rene Howe is joining the U's.



16 May 2013 12:45:13
Ryan creswell from southend united is being put on the transfer list due to not agreeing new contract at the club

He signed a two year deal last year.

He's got another year on his contract.

Tosh! He Has One Year Left On His Contract.

If you are saying tosh to the comment about the signing of a 2 year deal last year that would of been when he signed so he would now have a year left.

Noo, the rumour. I made the same point as the comments



16 May 2013 12:42:03
Burnley have more or less agreed a deal with Tom Heaton who will join this week on a free

Also Jara from WBA will come on a free transfer and BC duo Sam Baldock and Albert Adomah will join for a combined deal of 1. 2M

Charlie Austin will leave for either Hull or Sunderland for around 5M with Hull in pole position at the moment

Agree with most of that, the only one I can't see happening is Adomah.

16 May 2013 15:19:26
Forest are also interested in Jara. Reyes

16 May 2013 16:45:20
No disrespect but you won't get Baldock AND Adomah for a combined fee of £1. 2M, not even close!



16 May 2013 12:09:46
Reading are to submit a formal offer in the region of £2m for Villareal playmaker P�rez Hern�n once the transfer window opens. Nigel Adkins is mainly looking abroad for new talent, namely Spain, to avoid the overpricing of British players.

Jobi has been one of our best players since season, so who ever the monkey is "saying take him" has not been watching. Jobi will be great in the Championship fo rus next season. Solid captain and has the respect of the team.

Jobi has been awful for two season what team are you watching! He's the worst player to wear a Reading shirt since Andy Hughes

Jobi was brilliant in our championship winning season? And under Adkins this season he he been playing brilliant football! We have to keep him as his is a good captain!



16 May 2013 12:03:06
Bury FC (The Shakers)

Rumoured money in,

Khan Bros.

The stadium will be named The JD Sports Gigg Lane arena in a 3 year deal worth 150K
The Khan Bros are very keen on bringing in Alan Irvine from Everton to work alongside a young coach
Rumours of the Sodje Foundation taking a working interest in the club cannot be dismissed.

No chance, he is the clubs biggest asset



16 May 2013 12:00:37
David Moyes is looking to bring Belgium midfielder Fellaini to the club along with Leighton Baines. Roberto Martinez is the favourite for the Everton job but Rafa Benetiez is not far behind. He has a family home in Mersyside and loves the city.

Moyes signing bale

Baines isn't going anywhere, Fellaini is going to Chelsea ( according to his Dad and agent) and Martinez will go to Malaga.

Only player that might follow Moyes is Ross Barkley



16 May 2013 11:59:28
Mauro Formica could join Watford in the summer if they get promotion.

Not a chance in hell, guy is rubbish and his strike rate is very poor. Watford will keep Vydra and Deeney also bring in another top striker from abroad.

Theres more chance of me joing Watford and i'm 28, fat and missing half a lung

Mauro Formica is a decent player but probley not good enougth for Watford, not yet.

He's a midfielder. Why compare him to Deeney and Vydra?

This is a decent shout. Reckon Formica's a decent prospect who's played prem football before and is as good as Forestieri. Wouldn't play him in first 11 but could be good impact sub and might develop like Fessi has under Zola. Would take Ruben Rochina as well if he were up for grabs, young and looks like good finisher. If Watford brought those two in, more than happy.



16 May 2013 11:57:32
Burnley are close to signing Tom Heaton from relegated Bristol as Lee Grant has returned to Derby on a two and half year contract. Nakhi Wells is a top target on the Clarets transfer list as it looks like top goalscorer, Charlie Austin could be heading to newly promoted Bournemouth or relegated QPR.

Charlie Austin is being looked at by Sunderland

For god sake austin ain't guna sign for another championship team! he's already said he's happy to stay at burnley and is enjoying his time here BUT if a premiership team comes in for him he would find it hard not to talk to them. Heatons already signed for burnley, get with it!

16 May 2013 15:34:58
He comes from down south and has family there so there is no reason why Austin wouldn't move to either Bournemouth or QPR. Also both clubs have plenty of money.

Austin is coming to Bournemouth. You need to get over it, because its going to happen

2 and a half year contract? Its the summer not january.

Austin is big pals with Howe but he is also ambitious and no disrespect to afcb but they are a tiny club and it wouldn't exactly be furthering his career by going there, the only reason he'd go there is if his girlfriend told him to but mark my words he will go to the prem or remain with us.

I wouldn't write Austin off joining AFCB! howe is a great friend of his, his family and friends are down here and AFCB are an ambitious club so its not impossible but yes he wants premier league football, if he left burnley I think he'd join southern teams tbh?



16 May 2013 11:53:17
Reliable source:
- West ham to bid 12 million for Bony. Carroll deal looking far to expensive.
- Crouch will NOT be coming to West Ham. Rhodes could be bought as replacements for Cole, Paulista and Maiga who are going to be sold.
- Sinclair a possible recruit if city are prepared to sell.
- A bid for Schmeichel is in the pipe line as a replacement for Jussi.
- Danny Simpson could be tempted to join West Ham if given first team football.
- Rat or figurora are big Sams first choice left backs.
- A 4 mil bid will be placed for Sane and an approach has been made to Ferdinands management team.

Solly is being linked too. No need for sinclair. We have Hall and will have Morrison coming back.

Schmeichel is coming to us (Hull) and Danny Simpson is looking a possibility for us on a free transfer.



16 May 2013 11:53:04
Ronaldo could find him self playing in the premier league next season along with his fellow team mates Benzema and Higuain. Ronaldo could make a surprise move to Chelsea as Mourinho is the most likely manger to take charge. It is believed Chelsea are willing to pay £80m for the Portuguese winger. Benzema could be looking at a move to Manchester United as Rooney looks to be on his way to France as PSG will be looking to cash out on the England star. Arsenal are finally looking to buy this summer there main target is the Argentinian Higuain the deal is going to cost around £25m.



16 May 2013 11:47:53
Callum McManaman could find himself still playing in the Premier League next season. The youngster has shown his potential and has attracted a lot of attention from teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton. David Moyes released McManaman when he played for Everton at the age of 16. Moyes wants to make Callum McManaman his first signing at Old Trafford.

Off to everton



16 May 2013 11:45:15
Redmond of Birmingham in talks with West Brom

Why do you think we would be interested in him not prem league

16 May 2013 15:09:36
^^^ Maybe not at moment but still young. We need width and pace badly. Could be good squad player

We need somebody now nt 2 years down the line

16 May 2013 22:54:41
^^No pleasing some. We've had a good season. let's keep feet on the ground eh! You should know the kind of places we shop and this is it i'm afraid.

I know we're we have to shop but let's not wast money on players that won't improve us just my opinion I surporter them since 1961 and believe we need to up our game a little bit otherwise teams below will catch us I know it's a fine line and jp as done an outstanding job and I have full trust in him to carry on doing the right thing



16 May 2013 11:40:29
Richard Chaplow could be a free agent in the summer and is looking to move back to Burnley. This will be necessary signing for the clarets as they need a strong central midfielder to play a long side Dean Marney. Chris McCann is more than likely going to be leaving the club in the summer.

Chaplow signed a 1 year extension at Saints last summer so a fee will have to be paid for him

16 May 2013 15:38:00
Yes but the contract was signed under Atkinson not the new manager. He is looking to re-shape the club and is willing to sell or release any players that aren't needed.

It was said a few weeks ago before he was injured that Chaplow would not be going back to Southampton and would again go out on loan.

Reading would be in Pole position but any South East club in the Championship would be in the frame.



16 May 2013 11:14:07
Marlon pack, Tom Eastman and Alan judge have all been offered impressive terms by Bristol city and they will announce these 3 signings before the season prices come out or just after to prove to the fans they mean business this season and expect up 2 another 7/8 to follow! Baldock to charlton for £1million all but agreed and Albert adomah is off to Cardiff for £1.5 million plus a loan signing for a year thought to be ruddy gueste not sure on spelling

Sorry Tom Eastman has another 2 years left on his current contract with the U's. He ain't going anywhere!

Alan Judge agreed deal with Blackburn confirmed on tv just now. Like to see Marlon Pack at the gate though.

The spelling is Rudy Gestede but they won't get Rudy because Malky says he's in his plans for next season don't think we'd loan him to Bristol



16 May 2013 10:35:18
Crawley want to re sign andy drury but face competition from gillingham, leyton orient, stevenage, Rotherham and Bristol city

Who's Andy Drury?

Drury was at Ipswich and on load to us for a period early last season - made an impact, but given some time may well be very good.

Thanks for the info.

Stevenage won't sign Drury, he left because he didn't get on with Westleys training regime so is unlikely to return.

Number of clubs interested in Andy Drury, including two Championship Clubs, but Gillingham is his local club, hopefully Martin Allen is aware of him, if he isn't he should be. Quality player, and played 30 games for Ipswich last season.

Agreed we will be lucky to have him but if its his local club then maybe we have a good chance of getting him! Come on Allen make him the 1st signing of the summer

I saw him play against west ham last season was very impressive please sign him scally



16 May 2013 10:31:25
Hearts' top target this summer is David Goodwillie. Doubt they will get him though



16 May 2013 11:11:47
With all this Andy carroll rubbish circulating it seems West Ham have Set their Sights On Chelsea Youngster Romelu Lukaku for a season long loan with a view to permanent move next summer. This is a preferable option for the Hammers who are on a tight budget and are expected to make bids for Ludovic Sane, CHris Solly and they have also approached AC Milan for Ambrossini. All this keeps West Ham well within budget and is the first bit of common sense to come from West ham

It's common knowledge if he doesn't stay at West Brom he will go to a club in European competition

WHY would Chelsea sell Lukaku on a permanent deal to a club like West Ham, absolute rubbish



16 May 2013 11:02:49
motherwell may miss out on the signing of goalkeeper craig samson as kilmarnock are looking to bring him in as a replacement for cammy bell



16 May 2013 10:55:39
fellani and baines arrive in manchester

16 May 2013 12:08:13
Signing for Man City?



16 May 2013 10:53:36
Bury winger David Worrall has asked the club to mutually terminate his contract due to the uncertainty over the club's future. He's believed to be keen to test himself with a more ambitious club. Newport County have been alerted following their return to the football league.



16 May 2013 10:29:50
Middlesbrough are set to sign Chelsea's Nathan Ake and Manchester utd's Nick Powell on season long loans.

Great if true!

Beautiful if true, heard this rumour on here a few times I hope it happens

Good if true

I watched ake against boro, he seemed quite a creative defensive player, would be good for the boro

Powell will go 2 hull or a low prem team. I think boro r in big trouble next year.



16 May 2013 10:22:09
Burnley have had talks with Tom Heaton and Gonzalo Jara today

That's rubbish bout jara

Thats funny heaton had contract talks last week m8



16 May 2013 10:21:07
Cheltenham are thought to be interested in bringing in Bolton winger Gregg Wylde on loan when the window opens on July 1st.

16 May 2013 15:58:43
boltons dougie freedman is ment to put a 4 mill bid in for palaces parr lb

I wish this was true but any chance of signing Parr would depend on Palace failing to reach the Premiership. Secondly I think £4 million is a bit steep as Parr is out injured with ligament damage. Having said that Parr is a great left back and a position we need to fill if Alonso goes which is more likely.



16 May 2013 10:17:35
Hull City looking at the following players - El Mohamady (sunderland), Jordan Rhodes (blackburn), Callum Macmanaman (wigan), Darren Bent (aston villa), Nick Powell (loan - Man Utd), Kevin Doyle (wolves), Danny Simpson (newcastle), Kasper Schemichle (cant spell, Leicster),

Macmanaman and Bent are NOT coming to Hull.

Seriously, the money that Bent would want just reeks of Bullard!

Macmanaman is on the up and will get snapped up by a solid mid-table side.

The rest are believable but we won't get all of them. Rhodes OR Doyle, not both.

Bent had a falling out with Bruce at Sunderland, that's why he moved to Villa, absolutley no chance of him going to Hull. Fact.

Kasper will not leave Leicester as hull can't pay that high wage. get a grip

No way hull will get rhodes they couldn't afford him

19 May 2013 19:22:32
Blackburn want 15 million for Rhodes, according to sunday paper.
hope so means another 1.5 million for hudds town. (20%sell on profit or 3 million if on transfer
I think 1st option will be right.



16 May 2013 10:11:05
Simon ferry to sign for walsall next week



16 May 2013 09:59:44
£12m Deal has been agreed for Wilfried Bony and he is expected to fly in for West ham medical next week after the end of the season in England.



16 May 2013 09:47:39
Paul Cook looking to go back to Ireland to sign Gary McCabe from Shamrock Rovers (who's assistant manager is incidently ex-loanee Colin Hawkins). McCabe, who is seen as an ideal replacement for the out going Drew Talbot, use to play for Sligo and can play on either flank.

How many wingers do you need?



16 May 2013 09:45:40
Cardiff tranfer targets :

John Brayford - 2m
Bobby Zamora - free
Adam Le Fondre - 2m
Aidan McGeady - loan
Scott Sinclair - loan
Adrian Mariappa - 3m
Phil Nevillle - free
Albert Adomah - 2m
Jamie Mackie - 4m
Chris Eagles - 3m
Dirk Kuyt - 1m
Saloman Kalou - 2m

Brayford - Maybe
Zamora - probably
Le fondre - yes
Mcgeady - no
Sinclair - no
marriapa - yes
neville - no
adomah - no
mackie - no
eagles - yes
kuyt - no
kalou - no

And gomis

16 May 2013 12:17:23
So Cardiff are going to sign 6+ forwards? Nahhhhhhh

16 May 2013 12:28:42
no zamora please qpr keep him don't want that heap of rubbish

Mackie 4m!

They might just get sinclair

We are after a winger but not sure if we should get sinclair, although it would stir up our derby more I don't know how that would be possible but it might haha I can see it former jack but Bluebirds hero scores winner in both derby matches



16 May 2013 09:44:19
David Moyes wants to make Wigan's 22 year old attacker Callum McManaman his first signing when he joins in July.

Never going to happen he released him at everton so why would he want him at united

Why all the hype about this boy? He had one good game which happened to be on TV and now everyone thinks he's amazing. I'm denying he has potential but players don't become great or in demand over night!



16 May 2013 10:06:18
Gillingham to sign ipswich midfielder andy drury

LM/LW would be a good signing for Town, as we have no other LM's

He's a CM

Or he can play RM. but I've never seen him at LM.

Gill's will have one hell of a solid midfielder in Drury, good vision, and set pieces.

Drury is a hard working player feel he could have done a lot more for us but Mick didn't think so. Whoever he goes to will be a valuable asset.

Heard he is def going to the gills. Shame thought he could still do a job for us.



16 May 2013 09:35:22
Cheltenham are set to announce their first signings of the window early next week.
Ashley Grimes has been snapped up by Mark Yates to help Cheltenham into League 1 next season.
The 26 year old was released by Rochdale and has rejected contract offers from Oxford and Bristol Rovers and will instead sign for the Cotswold club.
The second signing is Chris Robertson of Preston. The 26 year old scot was told he could leave if a suitable offer was made, however Simon Grayson is thought to be keen to let the former Torquay centre back go for free to reduce the wage bill.

110 % Chris Robertson is not signing for Cheltenham, "watch this space ",

Hope these are both true

Is Ashley Grimes 26? I don't know of any talks he has had at Oxford United as no details have been released by the club of potential signings. That is not something they have ever done before a deal is completed. Its also unusual for most clubs to disclose signings for contracted players before the contract ends, which is usually June 1st. So hope this story is not accurate

16 May 2013 13:11:25
Cheltenham have been trying to sign Robertson for over a year, hope it finally happens now.

Robertson isn't a centre back, he's a RB.

Oxford did not offer Grimes a contact to decline

Robertson is a centre back.

Amine linganzi seen at the mall, with contract papers in his hand

Robertson is a Centre Back.

16 May 2013 19:27:29
robbo is a centre half not a right back get your info right before posting



16 May 2013 09:33:25
Amr Zaki wants to move back to England and is attracting interest from many championship, league 1&2 clubs.



16 May 2013 09:30:23
Plymouth to sign Anton Rodgers and George Barker on loan from Brighton

That would be good experience for them to go on loan at Plymouth.



16 May 2013 09:50:08
Manchester United could be about to start a club bond with Palace after the deal with Willfred Zaha, United will loan out a few youngsters to Palace each season to get them experience. David Moyes likes this idea and wants to sign Yanick Bolasie from Palace in the summer.

Bolasie is better than Zaha in my opinion



16 May 2013 09:23:31
Cardiff City likely transfers:

Scott Sinclair - loan
Joe Ledley - 4m
Albert Adomah - 2m
Bobby Zamora - free
Phil Neville - free
Adrian Mariappa - 3m
John Brayford - 2m
Adam Le Fondre - 2m
Aidan mcGeady - loan
Shaun Maloney - 2m

Ledleys going nowhere why get relegated when he can win titles with celtic plus champs league football gazdcfc

Joe ledley has repeatedly stated he will not leave celtic

Ledley can stay at celtic thanks. wouldn't want him back at Cardiff. won't cut it week in week out in the premier league. Far better suited to the pace/quality of the SPL



16 May 2013 09:21:08
Sorry people akos is not coming back to plymouth. Because we our in leaque 2. In plymsouth paper

Id love to see Akos back, unfortunately I see him as a player above our league 2 status. As for other ex argyle players, I read that Doumbe has been released from Mk dons. i'd welcome him back with open arms.



16 May 2013 09:35:42
John Sullivan is having a medical at Portsmouth today after his contract expired at Charlton.

2 year deal with Pompey



16 May 2013 09:18:04
West ham are throwing the majority of the transfer budget at Andy Carroll who is the no1 target for this summer allowing Carlton Cole, Paulista and Chamakh to leave but retaining Maiga. Personally I would really like to see us sort our defence out first. We desperatley need a quality LB, RB and CB. In midfiled I'd like to see Joe COle moved to the centre with Diame and maybe bring back Morrison. Putting all our eggs in the Andy carroll Basket is going to be a very costly mistake



16 May 2013 09:08:41
Isco to follow Pellegrini out of Malaga - will it be to the Ethiad? Ancelotti 50/50 as to a move to Real.



16 May 2013 09:06:49
David Villa to choose between Spurs & Arsenal - Sunday might help sway his decision

17 May 2013 12:51:22
Former Fleetwood player Andy Mangan will sign for Forest Green Rovers this afternoon



16 May 2013 09:05:22
Leeds attacker Poleon is joining bournemouth, Mcdermot doesn't want him and howe does

Yes that's why BMD said he admires Poleon and he could be a great asset!

Wouldn't happen, Poleon has potential and as it stands, he's the only forward we have who can challenge a defence with pace and strength.

Total nonsense. Poleon will be a leeds player next season.

McDermott said if he's fully fit next season he will have an important role to play.

He's a younger version of beckford and has the potential to over take what he did at leeds



16 May 2013 09:03:11
Peter Leven to Cheltenham to replace Marlon Pack who is signing for Bournemouth. Tamika Mkandawire also a target for the rubies but other clubs interested too.

No, he is going argyle.

16 May 2013 11:52:36
Cheltenham have money behind them and will be challenging again next season. Plymouth will need a season of consolidation so it would be strange for Leven to go to Argyle ahead of Chelts.



16 May 2013 09:02:59
danny ings will be coming back to bournemouth this summer, I know an inside source that says its a done deal

I know Austin is coming but why would we want Ings?

Please, NO!



16 May 2013 08:57:47
It is reported on Metro website that Brighton will approach Charlton manager Chris Powell should Gus Poyet decide to leave the Amex stadium.

Why would he go? club legend here and he's said he wants to lead us back to the prem.

Good one

Chris Powell is a fantastic manager, but he loves Charlton, and they are a very good side, good bunch of lads, when they came to us in the midweek game, shame it was 0-0, but I can't see it, more likely we will go like for like.

Not Powell I want I'd matto

Please say that's a made up rumour. on't want Powell as new manager. I want Neil Warnock. He's good at getting teams from the Championship to the Premiership. If not him, maybe Tony Pulis if he leaves Stoke.



16 May 2013 08:48:25
Bournemouth set to sign Charlie Austin, Aden Flint and Nakhi Wells

16 May 2013 10:16:29
Lets be relistic what is it with this austin rubbish we don't have a cut in hells chance of geting him let's talk about rialistic players we could get

Yeah! Come on guys this Austin talk is getting old! He's far better than we are and is defiantly a mid table premiership standard



16 May 2013 08:47:11
Man City to sign Lamela and Cavani this summer



16 May 2013 09:01:23
Inside information from Ipswich: Jacques Maghoma as agreed a deal to join Ipswich on July 1st after rejecting good offers from Leeds and Bournemouth

Where does this bloke come from and what position does he play.?does anybody know

Pacey winger I understand - only 19/20 yrs old

He is 25.

Plausible as looks like are first target judge is off to blackburn.

Unlucky Ipswich fans he's signed for boro



16 May 2013 08:29:38
Swindon Town have offered two players and 100k to Bradford for Nakhi Wells, bradford have told them the money isn't enough but they are interested in the two players.

Which Players?

He would be amazing if we can get him

Heard from many people from the club about this deal, looks like it will go ahead

How many more times naki wells is not for sale/swap or anything else you come up with, every one at the club plus naki himself has said he's staying unless we stay down then things may change

Phil Parkinson is a northern lad. He is settled in Wetherby, and has no desire to go south. 2 year contract will be signed next week



16 May 2013 07:54:03
Rafa Benitez is being lined up for a sensational move to Everton next week. BIll Kenwright has identified him as the number one target. Although Liverpool's arch-rivals, Benitez still has a family home in Liverpool, loves the city & will take the role.

Rafa will never go to Everton, Fact!



16 May 2013 08:17:48
Kayode Odajayi & Rene Howe Are Targets For Southend Manager Phil Brown. Howe Is Rumoured To Already Be In Talks With The Blues And Odajayi Was Released By Rotherham Yesterday.

Source: My Neighbour Who Works At Southend United

Ricky Holmes Has Pleaded To Southend: "Come And Get Me" As Has Youngster Jake Rees From Hadleigh. Rees Has Been In The Arsenal Youth Setup And Holmes Wants To Leave Barnet And Play For His Hometown Club And The Club he Supports

Source: Southend Echo 16/05/13

Odejayi wasnt released he was made available for transfer

16 May 2013 11:42:37
Holmes is likely to sign for Leyton Orient if he proves his fitness after his ankle operation.

If he is going to sign for orient why has he made a come and get me plea?

Haha this is so not true, for starters the arsenal youth you re talking about is called josh rees, think your sources may be a bit off.

Exactly. All Southend Fans Probably Saw In The locl paper Today (16/05/2013) That Holmes Made A Come And Get Me Plea! He Supports Southend Too, Orient Are Our Local Rivals.

My Sources Aren't Off, It IS True. I Read It Myself In The Southend Echo. Definitely. I Admit, I Read It On My Paper Round And Uploaded The Rumour When I Got Home, So I Apologise For The Name Mistake.

The Arsenal Youth Is Called Josh Rees.



16 May 2013 08:06:44
Dean Lewington to join Notts County



16 May 2013 07:33:15
3 of the 4 being interviewed for the Doncaster Rovers job are Paul Dickov which is no secret, Steve lomas and Terry Butcher

The 4th is Garry Rowett

The Other Is Paul Sturrock

Dean Saunders surely?

It's already been confirmed that Saunders isn't in the short list

We don't want lomas, sturrock or saunders. There not good enough for the championship. I say aidy boothroyd is the man

Dickov and Warnock were interviewed Thursday

Just waiting for Northampton to lose and then we get the manager!



16 May 2013 07:07:47
Hibs captain James McPake will sign for Rangers when the Transfer ban is lifted. Source is usually reliable. 100k is the figure being quoted with McPake having 1 year left on his Hibs deal



16 May 2013 04:25:50
Oxford United are to make there first signing today.

Hold tight everyone, The Chris Wilder merry-go-round is about to start again.

Churchill Gooner

Can quite believe that striker me think.

And who is that?

Any ideas on who it is?

Matt tubbs

Nobody since that's who signed!



15 May 2013 23:45:29
Plymouth sign Andy Bishop from bury



15 May 2013 23:21:19
DJ Campbell could be set for a move back to Bloomfield Road after Paul Ince makes it clear he wants him JB



15 May 2013 22:46:33
Arsene Wenger has been given a £100m transfer budget to spend this summer to push to win the Premier League title. He will spend this on:
Rui Patricio-13m
Gonzalo Higuian-22m
Ashley Williams-12m
Maxime Gonalons-9m
Matt Lowton-8m
Stephan El Shaarawy-25m

Leaving the Emirates will be-
Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh-Galatasaray
Thomas Vermaelen-Juventus
Andrei Arshavin-Free
Bacary Sagna-PSG
Theo Walcott-Chelsea

Even If Arse was given 100million he would only spend 13million!



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