Football Rumours Archive April 20 2012


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19 Apr 2012 22:14:32
Newcastle will look to sign a left back a centreback a holding midfeild and a back up striker in the summer;
LB; either peiters from psv who would cost around 5 million or aly cissokho from lyon for around 7.5 million others names have been mentioned eg mbengue, anita or Maybe figueroa
Cb; vertonghen has Been mentioned but at around 15 million hes unlikely to join, either mbiwa or douglas seem the most likely at 6 million or 4 million but there are a number of defenders out there available at a good value
Cm; newcastle have been linked lots central midfeilders cognet, l.bender, diarra, amalfitano, m.sissoko, are just some of the them but id expect newcastle to find another young french player Or maybe another one from holland rather pay 6-10 million for the likes of diarra
St; mayuka, rodallega, obasi, rondon, gignac, maiga, erdinc and fletcher have all been linked with newcastle over the last season but as with most newcastle signinfs expect someone to come from nowhere(7)(23)


19 Apr 2012 20:51:01
Napoli are preparing a £4m bid for Dirk Kuyt. Lille are willing to pay £5m to make Joe Cole's loan switch permanent. Charlie Adam is a £7m target for Aston Villa. Alberto Aquilani is set to complete a permanent £6.3m transfer to AC Milan. Dani Pacheco,Doni,Maxi Rodriguez and Fabio Aurelio are also set to leave merseyside along with a number of youth players that are unlikely to make the grade at Anfield. Liverpool wish to sign David Hoilett and Craig Gordon who are both free agents this summer. Manchester City winger Adam Johnson will be made available this summer for £15m and Liverpool are favourite's to land him. Liverpool will complete their summer changes by signing Dutch duo Kevin Strootman and Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.(23)(23)Dani Pacheco to NorwichCan't see Liverpool offloading ALL of their dead wood, if you will. Even if Adam does leave, I don't think they'll get anywhere near 7M for him or 7M for Kuyt either.Adam wont be leaving us,anyway where are villa getting that kind of money


19 Apr 2012 20:40:04
Newly promoted Reading are looking at quickly confirming:
Benik Afobe - Arsenal (season loan)
Matt Connolly - QPR
Hayden Mullins Portsmouth

Craig Mackail-Smith Brighton The People
Kevin Doyle Wolves Daily Star / Daily Mirror
Stephen Dobbie Swansea Daily Mirror
Stuart Beavon Wycombe Daily Star
Matt Phillips Blackpool Daily Mirror / Daily Mail (Holloway hasn't ruled out Phillips leaving but disputed the £1m fee quoted in the media)
Kieran Richardson Sunderland Daily Mail
Andrew Johnson Fulham Sky
Gylfi Sigurdsson Hoffenheim talkSPORT,, Daily Mirror
Bjrn Sigurdarson Lillestrom
Jacob Butterfield Barnsley Rob Station (local journalist)

Other people being looked at include:
Shane Long West Bromwich Albion
Matt Mills Leicester (if available at sensible cost)
Aaron Cresswell Ipswich
Vicente Brighton (available on a free, contract expired)

Ian Harte will be offered a one year contract extension.

Outgoing are likely to include the following who will not be offered new contracts: Tomasz Cywka, Andy Griffin, Cedric Baseya, Nicholas Bignall, Jacob Walcott, Brett Williams, Michael Hector, Ethan Gage and Brynjar Gunnarsson who is leaving to go to KR Reykjavk.(9)(30)Being a Wolves fan the only rumour I'm interested in is Kevin Doyle going back to Reading and I hope to god it's true, if we can get 5m for him great but I'd settle for 4m.You want all your old players!!I remember when Pompey supporters were posting similar lists after their East European owner arrived on the scene!
The enthusiasm is understandable but maybe should be tempered with a little caution, especially with the deal still to be finalised.I seriously hope we do not move for Doyle, 1 coz he has moved on so have Reading and 2 IMO he look 9/10 out off depth in prem.RIGHT....

-Afobe - probably true
-Connolly - not prem standard
-Hayden Mullins - not prem standard

-Mackail-Smith - not prem standard
-Doyle - av 10 goals a season and relegated twice.. better out there.
-Stephen Dobbie - Possible but not prem standard IMO
-Stuart Beavon - not prem standard
-Matt phillips - possible
-Richardson - possible
-Andrew Johnson - bigger teams interested in him
-Gylfi Sigurdsson - no chance
-Bjorn Sigurdarson - who?
-Jacob Butterfield - possible, but unproven

-Shane Long - No, he's happy at west brom, won't go back and forth like a yoyo
-Matt Mills - Leicester don't need to sell and he is vital for their prem push, so no.
-Aaron Cresswell- no where near good enough
Vicente - decent for free

I make that 6 possible and the rest highly unlikely. Good luck though.Interesting considering the Reading chairman announced there will be no big signings.Afobe-Not prem quality
Conolly- Likely
Mullins-Ok fr back up

CMS-Not even Championship quality
Dobbie-Not prem quality
Beavon-Will be ok with a bit of time
Phillips-Very Likely
Johnson-Great singing
Gyfil Sigurdson-Great signing
Bjorn Sigurdson-Who?
Long-Possible loan
Mills-No Way

Harte for 1 more year
Same for Cywka
And Walcott on a new contractTake a look at where these rumours are coming from.

daily star, daily mail, daily mirror ,talksport.

You could say not the most reliable of sources. (a slight under statement)To however said no big signings.Your wrong, but he did say they will not go mad on signings but they will make some big ones.


19 Apr 2012 20:34:57
Southampton have been put on alert after wigan winger victor moses didnt want to extend his contract(18)(7) 

Linked with every player lolNorwich boundYeah because if Moses was available he'd go to Norwich :-)"Linked with every player"

Good one mate, really funny. Obviously not thinking we are signing every player. Choose a time to make comments like this, this is a realistic signing.He's off to Spurs or LiverpoolWhy would Victor Moses sign for a team that May struggle in the premeier league - he has already been there, done that with Wigan. Expect him to sign for like of liverpool, Spurs and maybe Everton - teams who have experience of the premier league.


19 Apr 2012 20:20:19
Burnley born player, Marc Pugh of Bournemouth will join his home team Burnley in the summer. The midfielder rejected a 3 year deal from Derby in January(7)(10)


19 Apr 2012 19:57:25
Doncaster will sign Chris Taylor from Oldham(11)(16)


19 Apr 2012 19:46:58
Craig Gordon will join Southampton on a free as back up to Kelvin Davis(9)(36) 

Why would he join as back-up for Davies when he's better than him - doesn't make sense.Gordon is a far better keeper than Davies, he will be off to Celtic


19 Apr 2012 18:55:39
Craig Gardner and Craig Gordon are interesting Stoke with Kenwyne Jones returning to the SOL

Jarvis looks a certainty to join the Potters

Sorensen, Fuller (asking way too much), Upson and Woodgate expected to leave.

Pennant keen to sign a 1 year extension but Huth still up in the air (a bit like his opponents) :-)(15)(18)No chance of Gardener leaving, he's playing every week now and likes playing for Mon.No chance of jones returning hes bone idleInteresting you say 'no chance' to both when in fact you have no idea. Firstly yes Jones is lazy but O'Neill tried to sign him twice at Villa and if you look at his previous teams he is very much the kind of striker he likes to play in a front two. Secondly have you never heard of a first team player leaving a club? 'He likes playing for MOn' ......:-) When did he tell you that? Do you expect him to say he hates playing for him? He factually said he was homesick but don't let that cloud your judgement of reality.Yeh it's interesting how Gardener came out in the local paper saying, that he is "NOT HOMESICK", he wasnt getting a game under Bruce and was on a downer, now he's playing every game so expect him to stay where he is.


19 Apr 2012 18:48:10
Hi ed keep hearing rumours that wolves are after Chris houghton from blues as they are in a financial mess and wolves will have a very gud chance of going back up with good money to spend(16)(9)They are not rumours they are just wishes, Chris Houghton will not be joining local rivals Wolves because as of next season Wolves will be in a financial straights themselves, a 25M drop in income tends to do that to a club. The sleeping giants will slumber once more. {Ed001's Note - Wolves can easily cope with the loss of revenue, they are in profit and have no financial issues.}


19 Apr 2012 18:31:10
Virgil van Dijk – FC Groningen’s young 19 year-old Dutch defender
Romain Amalfitano – Stade Reims 22 year-old attacking midfielder
Douglas Franco Teixeira – known as Douglas – 24 – FC Twente
James Tomkins 23 – West Ham
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – captain of French club Montpelier – 22
Jan Vertonghen – 23 – played for Belgium 35 times and he stands 6’3? tall
Benjamin Corgnet – French attacking midfielder – 24 – Dijon – £4.5M?
Cheikh M’Bengue – Toulouse and Senegal left back
Erik Pieters PSV – Dutch left back
Jacob Butterfield – 21 year-old Barnsley central midfielder
Adam Maher – 18-year-old AZ Alkmaar midfielder
John Guidetti – 19-year-old Man City striker – on loan to Feyenoord
Mathieu Debuchy – Lille 26 year-old right back
Juan Pablo Pino – 25 – Columbian winger/striker – Galatasaray
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Hoffenhein attacking midfielder – loan at Swansea
Anthony Knockaert – Guingamp 20 year-old midfielder

these are all from th nufc blog(5)(16)And I thought it was greek


19 Apr 2012 18:08:40
Middlesborough are set to sign walsall fcs Emmanuel Ledesma and manny smith . Ledesma will be free while manny will cost around £200-£300k in compensation.(5)(10)


19 Apr 2012 17:47:40
have a slight feeling Derby County will be mint in the championship next season


Brayford Pearce Shackell Roberts

Diouf Bryson Hendrick Ward

S.Davies Evans

Bench: Robinson, Tyson, Green, Buxton, Legzdins(5)(34)Really? Is that honestly your idea of a 'mint' team?? Honestly?? Serious??

Oh right I get it. How dumb am I!?! Your waiter a forest fan, or a leicester fan taking the mick. For a split second I thought this was a genuine post lolDerby will not be signing Diouf or Evans. Clough builds a team around players who work hard and with a good attitude to develop as players. Pearce could be a possibility. As for the post above, that's a stronger team than has been played this year, and the majority would get in most Championship sides. Premiership interest in Fielding, Brayford, Bryson, Hendrick, Ward, Robinson and Steve Davies says it all really.Derby won't want diouf I'm a donny fan and I can say he wasn't very good anymoreThat is a horrific team. Will be lucky to avoid relegation with those mugs!Shackell is leavin factBut is it a fact? What if he breaks his leg, will he be leaving then? Idiot.Ched Evans to middlesbroughTrying to get rid of Shackell because he,s top earner IF you don,t get rid of him 2 less to come inShackell signed last season, Derby are still under the same financial constraints as before, so that's unlikely. Green will leave, as well as Croft, Addison, and possibly Tyson and Maguire, probably taking 35k per week off the wage billChed evans is going to jail i think you ll find...


19 Apr 2012 17:45:05
Strong rumours that Joe Ledley is heading back to the Welsh capital, but the fee may be a problem for Malky as he has other targets that he wants,
Pennant (Stoke)
Spurr (Doncaster)
Ritchie (Swindon)
Ashdown (Portsmouth)
Kiss (Bratislava) ,to get full transfer.(1)(20)Pennant to Cardiff.........classic :-)Even though ledley said he would be happy to see out the rest of his career with celtic?I do believe the Kiss deal is already done.


19 Apr 2012 17:34:07
oldham are after chris dagnall on a loan deal in the summer an also micheal symes who scored a hat trick against them for rochdale(7)(2)


19 Apr 2012 17:33:00
liverpool re sign milan baros, riera and aquilani to replace suarez, gerrard and maxi(13)(48)Rubbish end ofCOYB :)


19 Apr 2012 17:30:34
oldham athletic in talks to sign lee croft to replace doncaster bound chris taylor also will keane has agreed a loan deal to go oldham(9)(5)


19 Apr 2012 17:24:04
ive heard hull city are taking an interest in man utds will keane for a possible loan deal next season.looks a good prospect dont think hes been out on loan anywhere during his carear but is a regular goal scorer for utds reserves(7)(3)


19 Apr 2012 16:49:41
Hi Ed,any news on Sheffield Wednesday yet,cheers {Ed025's Note - nothing yet mate..(0)(5)There staying in league one, how is that for news.Very predictable reply,it was that or yeah your MASSIVE,got to be one of those very intelligent blades fans.


19 Apr 2012 17:04:25
Barnsley midfielder jacob butterfield set to snub a move to newcastle and sign for newly promoted reading(6)(17)


19 Apr 2012 17:02:22
wigan intresed in Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller.(11)(4)Looks like Fuller will leave and Sunderland are interested apparently but asking for ridiculous wages


19 Apr 2012 16:40:15
Ian Harte out of contract in the summer and is set to sign a one year deal with Middlesbrough(3)(22)Ian Harte to Leeds!!In wish he was moving to middlesbroughNo way. He'll stay at Reading. He said in an interview how he couldnt wait to be playing prem football again.Im a leicester fan and what reading have dne this season is brilliant, congratulations, im sorry but i dont care how old harte is he was made for the premier league why would he leave now? he is quality, id have him in my squad anyday


19 Apr 2012 15:46:31
After being promoted earlier this week, the new owners of Reading are looking at potential transfer targets including Robert Green, who is available on a free transfer at the end of the season, and a £4million move for former Royals' striker Kevin Doyle, of Wolves, who look doomed for relegation.(13)(5)Dont want any west ham players, no matter how cheapFree for Robert Green seems a bit over-priced to me.Why would Green want to come and sit on our bench behind Federici who is a much better keeper


19 Apr 2012 15:28:25
MK Dons have rejected an offer in the region of 1.5 million for winger Daniel Powell from Derby County(2)(10)Derby do not have that sort of money, so try and refrain from making rubbish stores upThey do, there owner is a very shrewd man though. i think there one of the biggest in terms of fan base in the championship


19 Apr 2012 15:16:30
Derby County have made an official approach to Crew over star midfielder Nick Powell.(7)(10)


19 Apr 2012 14:49:21
Rumours gathering pace that Millwall winger James Henry is the target of several big Championship clubs this summer. With 1 year left on his current deal at the South London club it's felt that he could be prised away this summer.(5)(1)Im sure Henry only signed a new three year deal at the begginning of this season.


19 Apr 2012 14:48:23
any news coming out of west brom(1)(7)Any news coming out of west brom?

Yes they're rubbish :)Premiership rubbish though.Shane Long is off to Reading


19 Apr 2012 14:38:37
does anyone know who is likley to become the next bournemouth boss(1)(1)


19 Apr 2012 14:10:07
There's no way Ipswich will pay 2m for Murphy from Celtic(11)(2)Not when his out of contract in the summerHave Ipswich got 2million lolHave Norwich ?Marcus Evens has more money than Norwich could dream of


19 Apr 2012 14:09:37
Barnsley FC to sign

Bristol Rovers-Mustapha Carayol-100k
plus-Alastair Taylor

Oldham-Chris taylor-free

Doncaster's-James coppinger-150k

Man city-Alex nimely-free

Coventry city-Richard Keogh-100k(1)(16)No they will notRichard Keogh for 100k your joking.Muzzy Carayol for 100k plus an untested youth player? Not a chance!

He's a superb player on his way up, either with us next year or for good money in the summer. We signed him for between 30-50k last summer, we're not selling him for double!Not gonna get Muzzy for less than a million.We're definatly relegated next season then!!Coppinger will not go to Barnsley fc 2 reasons 1. Why would he go to a local rival and 2. He has stated that he loves Doncaster rovers fc


19 Apr 2012 13:46:21
Matt Richie definitely on his way to Ipswich Town FACT. He wants to progress his career and make the Premiership as soon as he can. Sorry Swindon fans that just isn't going to happen with Swindon who just don't have that aspiration. I'm not an Ipswich fan but they are backed by one of the richest chairman in the football league, for god sake!

The rumour is that it will be a cash plus player deal, probably Ronan Murray plus £300k should do the deal, but STFC may hold out for £500k with the sell on clause hit.

Conr62(5)(12)What a load of bull if Richie ends up leave then it will be to a bigger club than Ipswich. And Murray is not worth 200k more like 50kMake the premiership? Lol no chance!If he wants to play premier league football, why go to Ipswich better off staying with Swindon.The only premier ipswich will make is blue square premier theyve had rich owner for five years and they havent finished in the top half yetI did find post about ipswich in blue square prem funny.many ture word spoken in jest. It could happen happen they are carpLol what a trio of jokers. My sides are splitting! COMMENT ON YOUR OWN TEAM budgies...its hilarious you think about us so much. Very flattering. I couldn't care less about your team so stop caring so much about mine! Oh and pride comes before a fall...remember that!Murray is not worth a fiver, one of the worst strikers weve had for a long time, you can have him back on his new contractAs for Murray being a crap signing, are you saying Dicanio is a crap manager, as he's the one that wanted Murray back on loan, also the tractor boys will be pushing for promotion next season, like most things its all down to getting the breaks of no injuries and keeping a strong squad together, similar to what you budgies have achieved this season, now as for Richie's possible move to Ipswich, well he's certainly young enough to be in PJ future squad building plans, whether it happens who knows, but Ipswich will make early signings and not be dragged into a start of season transfer debacle, the squad will be in place ready for the start.


19 Apr 2012 13:32:25
Reading want Jacob Butterfield from Barnsley.(12)(7)So do Newcastle. Good luck..


19 Apr 2012 13:25:50
Leeds have already been linked with summer moves for Sol Bamba, Paul Green, Max Gradel, Jamie Bulmann, Paddy Kenny and a number of youth players from feeder club St. Pauls.

Warnock has enquired about Bamba, Green and Kenny. Gradel has spoken of his desire to return to Leeds, although this is unconfirmed. Bulmann, of Oxford United, is an existing target shortlisted by Leeds scouts a while back.
wally(8)(16)Bulman left Oxford two years ago and has been at Crawley ever since!Becoming leicester rejects fc again then?Why would he enquire over Green, he's out of contract at the end of the seasonNo.. thats Dannie Bulmann, Crawley's skipper. Check before you post. Enquiries made to Green's agent, not his club.


19 Apr 2012 13:19:42
Newcastle outs:-
Tim Krull-Chelsea
Demba Ba-Arsenal/Man City
Tiotte -Chelsea/Man U/Man City

Heskey-A Villa
Hennassey-Wolves(19)(40)LOL what utter BS - LOL Heskey?? LOL Krull to chelsea 20 - 25 mil
Demba Ba - PSG 7.5 mil
Tiote - Chelsea 25 -30 mil

Tiote - Newcastle already turned down 20 mil from chelsea, since then he has signed a new deal - hence 25 - 30.
Krull one of the best keepers in the prem - just signed a new deal - 20 -25 milDemba Ba is interesting Man U but his injury is worrying a few clubs apparentlyHennesey out for 6 months so going nowhereHeskey lol,a donkey no way will he be at newcastle,his best option championshipThe ins are wrong, but the outs could!! definatley happen. why would they not want to leave for better teams.Would they have left already? And why sit on a bench?Another mackem obsessed with our club. Mind the gap. Heskey is going to Sunderland. SMBI don't think Krul will leave this season and as a Wolves fan I can't see anyone buying Hennessey until January even if it happens as he's out until 2013.Wouldn't get of best players bar cabaye and cisse and replace with a goalkeeper who is injured for 6 months and Heskey who couldn't finish his diinner. I'm a Utd fan and this is most probably a Sunderland fan. Ridicolous


19 Apr 2012 12:44:35
I am an apprentice football coach at Elland road and I have just seen Neil Warnock walk in the main doors with 3 other men in suits and a black guy in a track suit looking like leon best,
now theres a car in the car park (Audi RS4)
Registration plate L8est 20

MOT!(10)(26)NO SUCH NUMBER PLATE so g0 to Spec Savers or go have another look in car park with correct no platesGo and get a MOT ON YOUR EYES no such no plates lolNo such number plate could have been Best but if eyes as good as reading DEF NOTApprentice muppet me thinksYeah.....and I was walking through the car park at Eastlands and saw a number plate ME551.
I've seen a mini-bus at Elland Road they use for taking them to training, which had the number plate TO55ERS.Don't think so. Best would cost around 2mil and with Sir Ken Bates in charge we'll be lucky to spend 200k.Iam sure your employers will be delighted with you for breachig data protection....silly boy


19 Apr 2012 12:26:10
Burnley are interested in the signing of Gary Madine. They will use the money front the sale of Jay Rodriguez whose move to a premier league team is looking imminent.(14)(5)


19 Apr 2012 12:24:53
Scunthorpe,Chesterfield and Walsall are all looking at Dag and Red forward Danny Hylton(4)(1)Erm... Hylton plays for Aldershot.


19 Apr 2012 11:16:52
hi ed have you heard of anyone whos likely to be the next afc bournemouth boss and is it likely to happen anytime soon. {Ed025's Note - no mate..(1)(3)


19 Apr 2012 12:57:06
If the takeover at coventry goes through the following players will be joining and leaving

jack midson wimbledon 750k
sanchez watt arsenal (loan)
francois zoko carlisle 800k
jonathan forte southamton 1mill
norwood man u loan (already said he'd love to stay)


o'donovan hibernian 400k
eastwood southend 600k
martin cranie burnley 800k
richard wood back to sheff weds if they go up 900k {Ed007's Note - Hibernian do not have £400k to spend on a player, no chance.}(3)(23)Its going to be a BIG IF after Satday
YOU,LL BE STARTING ON - 10(minus)Jack Midson- 750,000.....absolutely no way. He was released from his former club on a free and though has scored 17 goals this seaso, nowhere near 1st division potentialYou could get the entire Hibs first team for less than 400000!

JamboCrainies out of contract so can leave for freeSouthend simply don't have 600.000 to spend on a player even if it is Eastwood. He has a niggling knee injury which might blight from time to time the rest of his career. Also he won't Sign for Southend if they remain in League 2 for next season.I don't think Forte is good enough for League 1-he wasn't for Saints! But if you want to pay 1m for him, good luck.Cranie is not out of contract because he said when/if we go down he will be leaving, jack midson seems a good player so why not hibs first team for 400k yeah ok gary o'connor is worth 1mill at least and leigh griffiths is worth about 500k-1mill and forte hasn't done too badly for notts in league 1Forte? 1million? Yes please! That's what we paid for Lambert! Forte is hacking terrible! Fast but nothing else. Pretty sure we only paid a couple hundred thousand for him, and all he has done since then is played a couple dozen league games on loan.You forgot to add Mcsheffrey to the outs, he wont want div 1 footieWhy would we pay 600k for Eastwood when he is out of contract in the summer and has been told to find a new club?Mcsheffrey is cov born and fan so why would he, and eastwood got told to find a new club because he's to fat not because of contracts


19 Apr 2012 12:32:18
Fleetwood hotshot Jamie Vardy remains a target for Blackpool if the proposed deal for Stephen Dobbie falls through. Vardy may be on his way to Wigan if they stay up.(6)(8)


19 Apr 2012 12:28:08
Roberto Martinez has been watching Adrain Colunga with the view of making an offer in the summer.

The news that Victor Moses has rejected a contrsct extenion has also been rejected as it is untrue.

Physio.(3)(11)Moses agent confirms he will be leaving Wigan.


19 Apr 2012 12:27:30
Both Sheffield clubs along with Huddersfield and Notts County are looking at Falkirk's 16 goal striker Farid El Alagui.(8)(5)


19 Apr 2012 11:39:47
As a Reading fan iv heard loads of transfer rumours allready and the only one with any truth is the Glyfi rumour. I hav been told that we hav a list of 5 players that Brian wants and they are
Jay Rodriguez
Chedwy Evens
Gary Hooper
Matt Phillips
Kyle Naughton
Nathayal Clyne
Glyfi Sigurdsson
steven Davies
Curtis Davies(10)(28)List of 5 players when 9 named?Firstly, that's more than 5. Secondly, you won't have a spending spree, that's confirmed. Glyfi has interest from bigger clubs, regardless of whether you have history with him, he will go where he will play better football, and possibly in europe. The wages would be extremely high as well as the transfer cost. This is similar reasoning for Hooper, who is good, but Celtic want way too much for him. Not a good financial move, especially a club that doesnt have guaranteed funds yet, the takeover is not complete. Phillips would be a good signing, but would take a fair bit of money to capture, and will defo not happen if Pool make the prem through play offs.If that is the level of mathmatical competence at Reading, you will soon be in the same position as Pompey!The same Sigurdsson that all the top prem clubs want ok then mateI,ve just counted 9 on your list of 5 ?Erm - that adds up to 9 players!GLYFI same as rest he,ll go where ever agent finds best deal for him & HIMSELFReading wont get naughton, he will sign for norwich on ist july.Whose Chedwy Evens?Jay Rodriguez/Gary Hooper/Gylfi Sigurdsson/Nat Clyne are being chased by bigger and better teams than reading and have been for a while, so can't see Reading winning the battle to sign them.Potentially the worst post I've ever read on here.

It fails mathematically, the spelling is bad (not that I care about spelling, but "Chedwy Evens"...come on) and most importantly most of the listed names are bs. It's like the you've just thrown in all the random names that have been mentioned by other clubs into this post and said Reading are keen for them.I dowt u will be gettin ched evans been senteced for 5 years in prison for 5 yearsPretty sure ched evans has just been banged up for 5 years, u really know ur stuff palChed Evans I think you mean, the famous INSIDE forward!


19 Apr 2012 11:30:38
Jacob butterfield of barnsley fc is in secret talks with Newcastle united,fee to be agreed by tribunal,you heard it here first folks.(20)(13)They can't be secret talks if you know about them can they??Not really here first...been reported for ages..Not that secret then!!So secret you knew about themThe in Barnsley is that Butterfield was due in Newcastle earlier today for a medical and that the contract is for five years. Barnsley expect to receive around 300k - 500k from the tribunal.


19 Apr 2012 11:12:39
Hi Ed, any idea where Jamie Vardy is likely to end up? {Ed001's Note - I am not sure he is going anywhere in the summer.}(2)(4)Rumour around the Fylde is Vardy will join Blackpool with cash and 2 fringe players joining Fleetwood. Tom Barkhuizen (On loan @Hereford with 11 goals in 37games and only 18) being the main carrot being dangled in front of Andy Pilley.


19 Apr 2012 10:52:17
mohammed camara free transfer to burnley(1)(14)


19 Apr 2012 10:23:10
Mass Exodus from the SPL. This comes after the most embarrassing year in the SPL history. Players have now realized they must play in the Premiership in England to fulfill potential. Transfers that will happen are:

Gary Hooper - Southampton £4m
James Forrest - Spurs £6m
Steve Davis - Aston Villa £2.5m
Kyle Lafferty - Wigan £1m
Steven Naismith - WBA £3m
Lee Wallace - Sunderland £250,000
Joe Ledley - Cardiff £3m
Mackay-Steven - Bolton £1.5m
Jonny Russell - Bolton - £1.5m

Any decent talent looking for oppertunity to leave.....and to be honest why not!(22)(18)You say they realise they must play in the Premiership - Why would Joe Ledley go to Cardiff. They're going to bottle it again.I think the Hooper one could happen, but not for 4m. If the deal is with Saints they will not disclose the amount anyway, but then if you take the January window as an example Celtic would probably bleat every detail to the press-and then some!Made up rumour but thanks for the light entertainmentNO they know CHAMPIONSHIP better than Mickey Mouse SPLLmao n im sure naismith will be at villa cuz mcleish will want him. N hes an ex rangers bossHa...lafferty a 'decent talent' ha thats made my week


19 Apr 2012 09:53:27
Watford hope to sign Rory Donnelly from Swansea on loan at the start of next season until Christmas(13)(2)


19 Apr 2012 09:53:23
Jarvis to Stoke for 6m
Fletcher to Sunderland for 3.5m
Hennessey was going to go to Spurs but is now injured.
Karl Henry to Sunderland for 1.5m(16)(13)Jarvis and Henry yes, but Wolves wont let Fletcher go for 3.5M, it would need to be more like 6-8M3.5 mill for norman stanley fletcher,a wee bit steep?Doyle and Kightley to West Brom in exchange for Cox and Thomas plus cash.Fletcher 3.5,wake up diviI would give 1.50 for Henry. Awful for Wolves and couldn't get in the Stoke team in Div 3Jarvis around 5m but Fletcher for 3.5m how does that work, we paid 6.5m and he's improved so you're looking 8m minimum unless he has a clause, Hennessey I'm not bothered about, being a keeper myself I know he's useless. I can't see Henry wanting to go that far north either personally, plus Henry and Cattermole in midfield, wow Sunderland will be chalking up the cards if that happens.Fletcher for 3.5 million after scoring double figures in the prem for 3 consecutive seasons!!!
Triple the price and still let half a dozen clubs form a queue. Forget Stoke for Jarvis.


19 Apr 2012 08:53:30
Derby will look to offload striker Nathan Tyson this summer and will offer him as part of a deal for Sheffield Wednesday forward Gary Madine if the owls aren't promoted to the Championship this season. This decision comes after Nigel Clough said that Derby County need a goal scorer.(9)(5)We'll have him at cov if your that desperate


19 Apr 2012 08:48:15
Burnley scouts have watched Derby midfielder Ben Davies and are preparing a summer bid of 750k+(8)(10)


19 Apr 2012 07:18:45
Promoted team Reading will be looking at Zaha and Dempsey(7)(29)Read the news mate please, reading already said they d be sensible and seeing as dempsey is probably going to go to a top 6 side i think you re a bit offDempsey?! arsenal been linked with him, either way surely staying at a stable fulham is better than coming hereHes arsenal boundZaha i could see happening if 7million was offerd, but Reading hav also said they wont be paying over the odds for players. Dempsey no chance iv been told that Juventus are intrested aswellThe only way Reading will look at these players is from the other end of the pitch.That is a good point


19 Apr 2012 01:07:08
Watford close to agreeing a contract with Jonathan Hayes of Inverness Caley Thistle whose deal runs out at the end of the season.(17)(5)Has he not already signed a pre contract with hibernianNope.


19 Apr 2012 00:33:26
hi ed, have you heard any transfer news regarding tranmere? cheers {Ed003's Note - Just asked around mate,nothing at the moment}(1)(8)


19 Apr 2012 00:07:29
Barnsley midfielder jim o'brien is set for a summer move to sheff utd st mirren also interested(2)(24)Says who ? what,s your source of information?We dont need him


19 Apr 2012 00:01:33
Tomasz Kuszczak has agreed to sign for Watford from Man Utd permanently after his loan spell with the Hornets expires.(14)(23)Do you have a source?Yes....Tomasz Kuszczak himself.He's more likely to go to Ipswich than Watford, to resurrect his international chances, much bigger club, but its up to Thomasz he'll do what's right for his progress, and at 30 he aint got long to prove it, you pillock. Ipswich are no bigger than Watford. Also He has another 5 years left at least. Goalies play until early 40s sometimes.How can you say ipswich are a much bigger club when they ve got huge debts, and finished below watford in the league for wat looks like 2 years on the bounce now? hes mre likely to go abroad to europe than stay in england. i would love him at watford but he could def get a club in the premier league at the way hes playing. he may even rejoin west brom as fosters loan comes to an endWatch this space fellers, he wont sign for the Hornets, that was a stop gap.

Oh and have Watford ever won the European cup, and is their ground over 30'000 capacity, Nah Ipswich are the bigger club regardless of results between the Hornets & Tractor Boys COYBYeah with an average attendance of about 18,000. That's a lot of empty seats. I don't think he will sign for Watford, but he also wont sign for Ipswich. Stop living on past glories and accept you're a very average team with a large wage bill.The classic 'we have a big stadium so we're a big club' argument. Love it!


18 Apr 2012 20:35:33
Walsall have Argetine Striker Nicolas Celeste on trial. Played 45 minutes in the reserves game against Burton.(13)(3)


18 Apr 2012 20:28:51
My wife works in an estate agents in a country town about 12 miles from Wolverhampton. She has today taken a phone call to view a house in the town from a Mr and Mrs A Curbishley. This is a fact! As I know the source! My Mrs!!!(6)(40)~that's Arthir Curbishly, my butcher...Good one.My Mrs works for the Mr Sizzle just outside Molineux and sold Mr A Curbishley a 1/4 pounder with cheese he said" Sorry love I did not ask for onions on mine" apparently he is a nice bloke.Considering that his initial isn't actually A :-) It's LTold yo: it's our butcher Arthur. L of a butcher though!You can tell this is made up....why?....if you had more than 500 to spend on a wouldnt live in Wolverhampton.Yes its the guy just let out of stafford after his dream of ruleing the world would love the wolves jobLOL What a doughnut, "Alan" Curbishley is not his real name. He is actually called Llewellyn Curbishley so when you get a call from Mr & Mrs L. Curbishley let us know. And another thing, I wonder how many clubs are within driving distance of this "country town"? Birmingham, Walsall, WBA, L Villa, cmon try harder to stoke up some news.Is his Mrs nice looking though? The poster not Curbs'Lord lucan is odds on at the moment


18 Apr 2012 18:20:23
Simon Grayson has handed his list of summer transfer targets to Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle as he makes plans for life in either league 1 orthe championship, He plans to raid old club ledds united for upto 5 of his former players
Ben Parker - free
Ramon Nunez - loan
Alex Bruce - free
Robbie Rogers - loan
Davide somma - substanial fee
Top his wish list, with :-
Sean Morrison - Reading
James Constable - oxford
Harry Button - spurs
Reuben Noble-lazarus - Barnsley
James Berret - Carlisle
Completing his wish list, as he looks to overhaul his current playing staff, with 14 players out of contract, and yet to confirmed transfer request from 3 of his 1st team squad ; Anthony Kay, Jamie mccome and Alex Smithies(4)(34)Noble-lazarus youve got no chance keith hill as already said hes in his plans for next season.Why has he got another club lined up? hopefully he wont be at huddersfieldI can't find any spurs player called Harry Button- all i can find is Harry Kane and David Button so which one is it?Not 100% sure, im guessin david button, as he's on loan with barnsley, and if Noble-lazerus has been watched ... 2+2? BTW im not a huddersfield fan, so i have no idea if these are true, my uncle is a childhood friend of one of the coaching staff over your way. Im a Rotherham fan, if u do sign Constable you'll be signing a very good player, i'd take him at the millers without a shadow of a doubt! Always a hand full whenever we play oxford.Grayson can have them 5 and I can get 7 more in the mini-bus! Utter crap them(Apart from Somma, a natural finisher but had a real bad injury)
Grayson and backroom staff are clueless(Town fans, are you just starting to notice??)But he'll do one thing right, keep them in division 1!! MOTI cant imagine Alex Bruce wanting to play for Grayson againBruce hates Grayson, it's not the best kept secret round Leeds, you might get Nunez on loan and Parker on a free but nothing much else! Parker isn't up to scratch anymore after all his injuries, poor fella."Simon Grayson has handed his list of summer transfer targets to Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle" ----- More likely you've just made up a list of players you would like, yawn!Only way noble lazarus would be going to huddersfield would be part of deal with jordan rhodes coming home !Constable has struggled in Div 2 this season - not sure he would do much in the Div 1. Though there are rumours he will be leaving his club this season...."More likely you've just made up a list of players you would like, yawn!"
The fact im a rotherham fan, dispels that theory! The only thing im hoping for that comes in or out of huddersfield this summer is the mighty Alan Lee comes back home to the Millers


18 Apr 2012 17:55:47
summer transfer targets

arsenal - podolski
aston villa - upson
blackburn - emnes
bolton - ambrose
chelsea - hulk
everton - drenthe (permanent)
fulham - lambert
liverpool - bent
man city - van persie
man utd - sneijder
newcastle - etherington
norwich - also got for lambert
QPR - foster
stoke - roadallega
sunderland - warnock
swansea - sigurdsson (permanent)
tottenham - neuer
west brom - gordon
wigan - husskelepp
wolves - danns (and steve bruce as new manager)(9)(57)If Bruce was going to end up as wolves manager why didn't they appoint him earlier....Lambert isnt going anywhere especially not norwichLambert to Norwich is rubbish rumour, they would not be interested in him, they will be looking for a player with much more pace up front, Holt & Morrison have already scored 23 prem goals between them and are of similar stature to Lambert.Why would Newcastle want Etherington? They want Sigurdsson as well as Swansea doI suppose you didn't have any rumours for Everton so you just guessed? I would have gone with Pienaar above Drenthe if I was guessing...

Good luck in your future endeavours.It seems that the general consensus is that this post is rubbish. To add to that, Everton will not be offering Drenthe
a permanent deal - as the wise old proverb puts it "Don't sht where you eat".


18 Apr 2012 17:52:03
ollie palmer and james vardy to charlton for 1.025m(8)(24)Sorry, Ollie Palmer to Cafc for 25,000 James Vardy could go either CAFC or Bristol City!


18 Apr 2012 17:05:40
Graham Dorrans set to go to Middlesbrough, Blackpool or Celtic on loan next season due to limited starting opportunities at WBA.(0)(33)Rubbish,why would he go on loan anywhere


18 Apr 2012 17:01:57
Celtic outs
Cha Du-Ri Hannover Loan
Efrain Juarez Atl. Madrid 3m
Morten Rasmussen Hamburg 2m
Darren O'Dea Leeds 1.4m
Daryl Murphy Ipswich 2m
Sol Bamba Leicester 5m
Zakaria Labyad PSV 2.5m
Aitor Ocio Bilbao 3m(6)(33)The celtic players are not worth half that money,get realCha & 0 dea are both out of contract in the summer we wont pay 5m for bamba as they days are long gone and no team in there right mind would pay 2m for rasmussen & 3m for juarez so if you are gonna spout total pis try and make it a slightly believableWhy would Leeds pay 1.4 mil for a player out of contractLadyad is wanted by Newcastle and Arsenal5million for Sol Bamba?
I'd drive him to Parkhead myself for thatI know us (Ipswich) love throwing money away on players but D Murphy is out of contract in the summer so if he does sign it will be for free. Nice source you have there!Not a bad return as 3 of those players are out of contract in the summer you moron!2 mi for rasmussen lol you cant give him away,3m for juarez lol,2m for murphy lol,odea 1.4m lollol.Deluded celtic fan,you will be lucky to get these diddys off the wage bill never mind rake in 8.4 million pounds


18 Apr 2012 16:58:31
Wycombe boss Gary Waddock is wanting to sign Melbourne Heart defender Curtis Good in the summer. The 19 year old is keen on a move to England and could sign a two year deal at Adams Park.(1)(9)He is currently trialling with Newcastle Utd


18 Apr 2012 16:54:37
Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Manchester United are all chasing young Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Fabian Giefer. The 21 year old has made six league appearances for the German side and has impressed scouts. It is thought either side could bag him for around £5 million.(8)(8)Munich and United spent big on young keepers last summer they dont need to buy again


18 Apr 2012 16:47:22
Granada defender Guilherme Siqueira is set for a return to Brazil after the Spanish club accepted a bid from Fluminense.(0)(3)


18 Apr 2012 16:42:30
Ipswich are rumoured to be looking to sign the following players at a very early stage after the season ends, via TWTD as follows.
Thamasz Kuszczak GK Man U
Simon Cox WBA
James Coppinger Doncaster
Ricardo Fuller Stoke
Josh Wright Millwall

There are lots more on PJ's radar but will only be disclosed in May, he wants all his signings secured long before next season starts(14)(17)Rumours are all they are. New financial rules will be in place for next season.Who cares? Its only Ipsts TowniesIf you don't care why comment? Flattering you feel the need to really! Are you obsessed with us? What a saddo.Ipswich to sign no one new financial rules mean they are baggered as they have been giving jimmy bullard 25k a week to not play this season shrewd one jewl


18 Apr 2012 16:16:06
Burnley will sign talented wide man David Worrall from league one side Bury for £250,000 in the close season.(11)(4)


18 Apr 2012 16:24:11
PL youths Hallam Hope, Apostolos vellios, Nico Yennaris, David Amoo, Conor Clifford and orlando Sa securing loans to championship sides.(10)(4)


18 Apr 2012 16:21:59
two of arsenal rejects discussing moves away from the Emirates. Sebastien Squillaci is intersted in move to italian side Lazio and Carlos vela to 1.FK Kaiserslautern.(12)(7)


18 Apr 2012 16:19:11
Arsenal FC
Sells- vela, Chamakh, Squillacci, Denilson and arshavin.
Buys - Podolski, MVila, Vertonghen(21)(8)


18 Apr 2012 16:15:54
Southampton and Burnely leading chase for Luton Town defender Alex Lacey who is 17(20)(2)


18 Apr 2012 16:13:27
Coventy City to use Roy O'Donovan as makeweight to fund bid for Kilmarnock winger Liam Kelly.(7)(6)Will he move to a leauge one club then ?Strange one that especially as kelly is a holding/central midfielder and not a wingerRoy O'Donovan goals per game ratio for a striker is poor, he is not good enough for League 1 and should be released on a Free Transfer once is loan is over at Hibernian. His wages could be used on a much better player.


18 Apr 2012 16:10:25
Got informed at last nights game there strong talk of Craig mackail smith coming back to peterborough in the summer! His pace and Tyrone Barnett height what a strike partnership! U heard it here first! Franksy(10)(31)It would make good sense for the seagulls if CMS moved on - Championship is too higher level for him and he is expossed as a good lower league journeyman....


18 Apr 2012 16:09:16
Blackburn rovers will put together deals for Tomas Hajnal, Emile Heskey, Kyle Hutton and Frederic Duplus. These will only happen if they stay up.(10)(4)If they stay up,heskey wow thats ambition,tee hee"These will only happen if they stay up" no chance of that!!


18 Apr 2012 16:04:12
Scunthorpe United is targeting Bradford forward Nahki Wells and Aldershot midfielder Alex Rodman(12)(1)


18 Apr 2012 15:47:52
Where did you hear About Faulkner lossing his job and do you think Mcleish will leave? Also what people in the media are saying about vilal owner is due to travel to england?!(5)(2)I am looking for the post that this is in response to


18 Apr 2012 15:32:58
matt mills of leicester linked with move back to reading in summer as clear out begins at king power stadium after fall out with pearson also expect bamba to leave for celtic(14)(12)Dunno wether this will happen as M. Mill's has stated he wants to fight for his place at Leicester seeing as he was born & bred their

LeicesterLadSol bamba to celtic lol that would almost certainly be a step backwards, cut it in the spl but would look like chump change in the champions leagueHe's not welcome back at readingHaha! What a joke. I know he must of been pretty daft to leave us for the 'mighty' leicester but he's not a complete person to return to us. Think I would rather have Manset back from china! ChristWhy is he daft to leave for Leicester? There a big club with ambition & his hometown. Dnt be so arrogant



18 Apr 2012 15:06:36
RVP to go to barcelona after being seen with pep at the Hotel Barcelona are currently staying at in england(21)(20)Doubt this is true, but if it is there could hundreds of other reasons why he was there, like visiting cesc fabregas, his old mate.RVP need decent players around him which he aint got so thats a definite


18 Apr 2012 14:00:22
Reading manager Brian McDermott is set complete three signings this week after winning promotion to the Premier League. The former Exeter and Yeovil player is expected to have around £20 million to spend in the summer.
McDermott is thought to be wanting to make an ambitious bid for Cameroon midfielder Alex Song from Arsenal. Arsene Wenger is wanting to keep Song but the Frenchman is wanting to bring a whole new midfield in of which could hamper the 24 year old's first team chances.
Another player McDermott is wanting is West Ham midfielder Jack Collison. The Welsh international can play anywhere acorss the middle line and could cost up to £6 million.
Finally, Tottenham youngster Harry Kane has impressed McDermott in recent week on loan at Millwall and could join for around £3 million.(11)(39)Ugh, no chance of song coming. dont want any west ham players and i doubt spurs will want to sell. would also be very surprised if Brian was given as much a 20mA) He won't sign anyone this week - transfer window not open till end of season
B) Reading will follow other recent promoted sides and will not overspend, remember they haven't spent a fortune in the Championship so unlikely to changeI think you will find the new ownership deal is not complete as yet, so how can there be any agreement on funds available? Patience!Excellent season to all the supporters at Reading. Really pleased that you have made it back to the Premier League. Excellent Manager and team, thoroughly deserved. Good luck for next season (From at Oxford supporter)U are joking mate with alex song, he is arsenal first teem


18 Apr 2012 13:53:01
Hull City manager Nicky Barmby has been told by chairman Assem Allam he can sign players in the summer with 'high' funds set to be given out.
Shamrock Rovers attacker Aaron Greene is set to fly to Humberside this week in a bid to hold talks over a three year deal. The Republic of Ireland under 21 international is wanted by a number of Championship clubs but is keen on a move to City after registering his happiness with the Irish connection at The KC.
City are also set to bring in Belgian international forward Igor de Camargo after the 28 year old was told by his club Borussia Monchengladbach that he will be available for a transfer if somebody can bid around £1.2 million.
Finally, a search for a goalkeeper on a long term deal looks set to be over. Inter Milan youngster Francesco Bardi, currently on loan at Livorno, will sign a four year deal next week after the Serie A club accepted a bid of around £900,000. Hull have had a long term relationship with City in previous years and Bardi feels a move to England will give him a better chance of playing Champions League football in the near future.(7)(16)That's quite possibly the biggest load of nonsense I've ever read. Nick hasn't even spoken to the Allam's yet, they're sulking over the 'ambition' comments he made in the press last week.Hull will have to cut back like all other Championship clubsDe Camargo is as prolific as Billy Barndoor Paynter. When Igors on the pitch it's like playing with 10 men.What a load of cods wallop ,we aint got a penny to scratch our asses on ,so if sign ant-one it,ll be a freebies UTT


18 Apr 2012 13:44:40
Barnsley boss Keith Hill is set to secure six signings in the next week after his club secured Championship safety against Hull City.
Norwich midfielder Korey Smith has been told by boss Paul Lambert he will be available to leave in the summer and Hill could tie the current Oakwell loanee on a three year deal.
Preston midfielder George Miller is subject of an undislcosed bid from Barnsley and was waiting to see if they stayed in the Championship. The 20 year old has only made seven league appearances for PNE and is keen on making the step up sooner rather then later.
Gillingham striker Adam Birchall has been training with the club in the last week and could sign a pre contractual agreement at Oakwell before Friday.
Another player training with the club is young Wolves defender Michael Ihiekwe. The academy scholar has recently signed a long term deal at Molineux and will sign a season long loan contract with 'The Reds' before the end of the week.
The fifth deal is thought to be a goalkeeper to compete with first choice Luke Steele after second choice David Preece was told he will be released in pre season. Doncaster youngster Jonathan Maxted is subject of a bid from Hill and could sign a five year deal. Maxted has been superb in the reserves at Rovers and is wanting to stay and compete in the Championship instead of League 1.
Finally, 25 year old striker David Weatherston is set to train with the club with a view to a one year contract. The Falkirk attacker can either play on the wing or up top and is wanted by a number of English sides.(6)(18)He,s signed far too much rubbish & nobody in there right mind would let him bring anybody else in personally think he,ll be lucky not to be on GARDENING LEAVE after next weekendWHERE do you get all this RUBBISH?Why would barnsley bid for him when they can get him for free at the end of the season?How many have these played for ROCHDALE?David Weatherston has signed a new 1-year deal with Falkirk. And he's never played for Rochdale, so no chance of a move to Barnsley.Why don't you lot have a reality check and realise hill as done a great job considering we have the smallest wage budget in the league and 8 league 1 teams have a higher wage budget than usGood luck with malted as he halogens a pro contract with them a couple of days ago if he knew of interest why would he signHIS BUDGET be even SMALLERwhen no season tickets sales nobody through turnstiles &Don Rowing wanting 30 a game to watch home supporters will be less than 7000You have no chance signing smith becuse he is not leaving norwich. He is a young player with a furture at norwichMaxted in brilliant form for doncaster reserves yeah? doncaster dont have a reserves team so you need to get your facts right before putting that rubbish on here


18 Apr 2012 13:06:07
Wigan to sign Darren Pratley from Bolton if Bolton are relegated and Wigan survive because Martinez knows him from his time at Swansea.(6)(12)I thought you'd never ask.


18 Apr 2012 12:53:46
Heard a scout say that Dover Athletic Goalkeeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz is being watched by several league clubs- Millwall, AFC Wimbledon, Scunthorpe, Brighton. Ruiz is a Venezuelan international.(3)(7)Have seen him play a couple of times. He's decent.Probably land up at Gillingham


18 Apr 2012 12:43:57
Will Smith stay at MK Dons?(6)(6)Is he not filming a new men in black 3?Will Smith at MK Dons ?!Yeah I heard he was off to Bel air...LOL HA HA HA very funny you knew what I meant... will Alan Smith stay at MK plastics then folks? Particularly if they get promoted?Is he playing well?He's been given good reviews and the press & fans up at MK Dons appear to hold him high regard but of course being on a free there may be a couple of championship clubs who may be tempted into a pay as you play.. if MK Dons get promoted I guess he will stay as it had been said he'd take a serious wage cut to stay.


18 Apr 2012 12:33:29
Media in the West Midlands are suggesting Aston Villa owner and Chairman is due to travel to England. Upon arrival he will travel to Birmingham to speak with Alex McLeish concerning the clubs poor showings this season. It is reported that Mr Lerner will ask McLeish to leave on his own accord at the end of the season. Another person who will loose their job is a certain Paul Faulkner the person who headhunted McLeish.(10)(3)Please Please Please this be trueGoing down with the wolves ha ha boing boing where you belongMcLeish to Wolves,Martinez to Villa,Bruce to Wigan.


18 Apr 2012 10:55:14
Town look set to sign 7 players this summer.

Brad Guzan
Joel Ward
Matt Kilgallon
Jason Pearce
Francisco Sandaza
Tomasz Kupisz
Maurice Edu(11)(11)Yeah, they'll do ok at Grimsby.I wish people would say the name of the team Town which bloody Town Ipswich swindon shrewsbury northampton WHICH TOWN were not looking though crystal balls to guess - GET IT name the TEAMNantwich Town ?He means Ipswich and this is nt very accurate. Are targets include R.Fuller and Coppinger.Corby TownFuller looks to have burned his bridges at Stoke. Got his place back for one game and was red carded. Been a great servant but time to move on.Got it right 1st time GRIMSBY TOWNI think Ward & Pearce have blown their chances of joining the Tractor Boys, we dont need them, much better players out there, they will go down with pompey or get liquidated ShameThey would be good players for huddersfieldIf Francisco Sandaza leaves ST.JOHNTSTONE he will go to Bristol City, Rangers or Wigan. He wants 2 rejoin former manager Derek McInnes but admits Wigan are a good club.


18 Apr 2012 10:16:17
Mansfield pair Louis Briscoe and Matthew Green are attracting interest from football league clubs. Briscoe is wanted by a host of league two clubs including Aldershot, Burton and Bradford City aswell as Fleetwood who are coming up. Green is also wanted by Fleetwood aswell as Bournemouth and Bury(6)(5)Burton fan here i cant see us being interested in anyone at the moment was we do not have a managerSame for AFC Bournemouth


18 Apr 2012 10:11:28
Wimbledon Striker Jack Midson is attracting interest from a couple league one clubs after scoring 18 goals this season. Brentford and Preston are the two reported to be looking at him(6)(7)


18 Apr 2012 09:20:07
Some news from Stoke

The Potters are keen to sign Jorge Molina Vidal from Real Betis. Stoke have had the player watched several times and is available for the right price.

Matt Jarvis will be Stoke's first signing in June

Ricardo Fuller has priced himself out of a new deal and along with Kenwyne Jones looks set to depart in the Summer.

Matthew Upson will leave the Britannia but still no decision on Woodgate.

Matty Etherington is interesting newly promoted Reading and QPR(15)(6)Why would ethrtington go to readingor qpr when they could well bee scrapping relegation next season, where as stoke are a well established premier league team, plus matty is well settled in the potteriesProbably because Stoke are looking at a replacement in Jarvis and Etherington has been poor this season. Remind us where Stoke were when he joined them


18 Apr 2012 09:17:27
No players at Burton Albion will sign new contracts unti they know who the manager will be next season and it is also believed that there will
a lot of out of contract players leave
who ever the manager is .(4)(4)


18 Apr 2012 08:55:15
Southend Under-18 defender Anthony Furlonge has signed a pro-contract at Stevenage(8)(2)Furlonge signed for stevenage they must be desperate.Great signing what a playerWhat a lose to southendYes yes great newsWhere was this announced


17 Apr 2012 23:42:13
Newcastle update:
Transfer targets;
Aly cissokho - lyon - 7.5 million
Erik peiters-psv-5million
Mapou yanga m'biwa-montpellier-6.5milliom
Jan vertonghen - ajax - est. 12-15million
Benjamin cognet-dijon-4million
Edin hazard-lille-28million
Knockaert-guingamp-3.8 million

Newcastle players to leave
Nile ranger-sheff.W-850k
Leon Best-norwich/swansea/southampton-4milliom
Dan gosling-villa/fulham-3milliom
Fraser forster-celtic-3million
Demba Ba-psg-11million(8)(46)Why would psg pay 11mil for Ba when his buy out from his contract is 7mil?? I think your dreaming sunshine don't be surprised if Ashley sells Ba, Cisse and Ben arfa for a profit and you buy cheap players and he's pockets the money. Don't blame him how much dept are Newcastle in 100+ mil I would want my money back to as he knows seasons like this are a one off.Hazard will never go to a mid table club like newcastle.he has a big future and newcastle will be back in mid table next season once ashley sells top stars and pockets the profitsMid Table club???Amazing arrogance !One good season and the deluded Geordies are on one. Hazard to Newcastle ........yeah right. Can take his pick from top clubs in Europe and will go there!! Newcastle will do well to keep players never mind buy.....Actually Ba's get out is way less than 7 million as Stoke couldn't get insurance on him when offering that amount. Didn't Harry say was about 3.5? Anyway are strong rumours that he has had a problem of late with his knee that he damaged a couple of seasons back so good luck getting 11 million :-) {Ed002's Note - Note that the "get out" clause is low only for Champions League sides.}Ok then celtic will buy forster for 3 mill when ther is a clause in the loan deal where they will pay 2 millSo much for the 11 million from PSG then if they can get him for 3.5 million. He does seem to have gone off the boil- wonder if there is truth in the injury rumour. He has failed two medicals of late.Southampton don't want Best,he's not good enough,no point in one step forward,two steps back.Newcastle Debt? I thought they were running just under profit with minimal debt - Ashley has cleared all of the dbet unlike Manu, spurs, chelsea etc etc -
Hazzard is a no no though to be fair... that much is BSAlso 2 left backs? WTFHazard and vertonghen, are you joking! Me thinks if these players leave to pastures new, it will be to a champions league club. And do you really think mr ashley will spend over 40 million to recruit these two? if pigs could fly!Key word being Targets!
These are players theve been linked with newcastle in papers its not like they have actually bid for them Hazard will probably go to bayern or man u but the link is cabaye 
As for the 100m+ debt ? Newcastle are debt free and breaking even
When the next set of financial figues theyll   be in profit 
They do owe mike ashley money in loans but that is how most owners put money into a club and is only ever repayed when the club is sold 
Where do people get the idea newcastle r selling there best players 
carrol left for 35 million despite newcastle intially turning it down (fact) it was only when carrol wanted to leave that it was accepted
Enrique left for 6 million because he had 1 year left and the club didnt want to risk losing him for nothing 
Nolan was ageing player 4 million is lot of money for him and with cabayes arrival he wanted to link up with alladyce again
Barton left simply because of his own behaviour no owner in the world would put up with a player mouthing off like that 
Newcastle have got 45 million by selling players and spent 22 million and id rather have ba, cisse,cabaye,santon,obertan and marveuax for 22 million than carroll,enrique,nolan and barton for 45millionBtw Southampton will never sign back best especially not for 4 milRubbish Ba-11m when he has got a get out clause for less than 6m.Add Tim Krull to leave,he is going to ChelseaHazard to Newcastle hahhahaEden Hazard!? a) he will go to one of the top European clubs, b) you couldn't afford himDon't know what is funnier the replies or the people thinking a Toon fan actually wrote this. I smell a mackem.


17 Apr 2012 22:14:19
Derby will allow striker Callum Ball to go on loan to one of either Bristol City, Burnley or Barnsley next season.(4)(13)I've heard that Birmingham, Bury, Brighton, Burton and Blackburn are also interested.Plus Bolton Bradford Bristol City and Buxton


17 Apr 2012 21:37:18
Just heard that if Dempsey snubs new Fulham contract for Arsenal then Fulham will try to battle Swansea for Glyfi Sigurdsson(11)(18)Sigurdsson would not go to Fulham, if he remains in the Premier League it will be with Reading FC. We can afford him and he loved it at Reading; He never wanted to leave Reading and would still be here now if it wasn't for the poor financial situation we was in.Another of these ....he loved it there posters. Got to love them. I also like the fact he knows what clubs he won't join as well.Gylfi is way too good for us mate, as hard as it is to say. If he doesnt go to a top 6 club i will be very surprised.


17 Apr 2012 19:45:47
Derby midfielder Paul Green has said he wants to finish his career at Doncaster(8)(8)Ambitious ain't he.And if he signs for donny then probably will!


17 Apr 2012 18:29:26
My auntie works the hospitality stand at cheltenham and has heard akinfenwa and jon parkin are joining the club on a cake as you play deal.(25)(8)Not funny! Stick to your day job!


17 Apr 2012 18:26:37
jeff goulding to move to wigan in a player (believed to be moses) plus cash deal.(3)(18)HahhhhahahYour having a tin bath


17 Apr 2012 18:26:23
Liverpool looking at an £84million striker summer transfer list. Matthias Suarez, Leandrao Demiao and Edison Cavani are included

Source: Caught on!
LolDeluded liverpool fans make me laugh!hahaCamolli is gone , why would these vast amounts be spent again ?Don't be silly.....King Kenny will but 3 or 4 average players for about 100 million. Why change his habits?"Change habbits", have you seen his CV? What a muppet.No why we ant got that sort of moneyUtter crap laIm not a liverpool fanWe used 114m on players, and then we got 77m on sales. So we got 9 new players for 37m. get your numbers right77M in sales? Who? How? When?


17 Apr 2012 16:53:03
Transfers that will happen this summer Nicolas Gaitan-Manchester United, David Hoilett-Liverpool, Jan Vertonghen-Arsenal, Ezequiel Lavezzi-Manchester City you heard it here 1st not just rumours these deals have begun(26)(17)Arsenal to sign vertonghen - really?
They already 1 left footed attacking centre half with vermaelen 2 would ridicules
He will go to either spurs newcastle or bayern as they r the only teams to actually scouted himI did not hear it 1st here i've heard about a thousand times before


17 Apr 2012 16:23:48
Ben Foster, Fabio, Szabolocs Huszti and Steven Naismith will be the only signings for West Brom this summer(19)(18)


17 Apr 2012 16:00:16
Peterborough want Michael Bostwick from Stevenage to add strength in depth and Nakhi Wells from Bradford up front to fill the gap made by Paul Taylor inevitably being sold. Posh also looking at some league 1 centre-backs and are willing to sign a decent one using some of Ryan Bennett's transfer fee.(11)(3)


17 Apr 2012 15:48:10
A guy i know used to be a scout at fulham n is still in the know with anything ffc related . He reckons jol wants to bring in Derdiyok barrios if clint leaves n also get rid of aj n bring in abdouloue from hannover n is at the moment trying to complete deals for jacob vorsah of hoffenhiem n yilmaz of tramzonspor.(1)(11)Can't find a jacob vorsah on the hoffenheim squad list


17 Apr 2012 14:33:00
READING FC - Summer Ins and Outs

Leaving the club on free transfers will be Gunnarsson, Tabb, Howard, Griffin, Baseya, Bignall, Cywka, Williams, Hector & Gage.

Ian Harte will be offered a new 1 year contract. Pearce, Federici, Karacan & Obita will all be offered new deals.

Jordan Rhodes
Matt Connolly
Kevin Doyle
Nicky Shorey or Ryan Bertrand
Kieron Richardson
Craig Mackail-Smith
Peter Wittingham
Jamie Mackie
Neil Danns
Adrian Mariappa
Kenwyn Jones
Stephen Dobbie
Fabio Da Silva (loan)

Sean Morrison may go to Huddersfield if deal is done for Rhodes. Antonio and Church will be available to leave.

Sheppard, D'Ath, Obita, Anderson & Joseph Mills likey to be made available to loan.(16)(25)Wooo silly seasonShorey is a bit of a liability now for AlbionC'mon reading you can do better than them, COYSNo chance sunderland will let their only lb go.What load of carp mention everyone in league


17 Apr 2012 14:19:51
Roy Hodgson interested in pairing Shane Long with Kevin Doyle of Wolves.(17)(14)I've heard this as well. Very possibleWould an be excellent partnership. Always been disappointed it hasn't happened before.Not true !^^^ How you so sure?


17 Apr 2012 14:19:45
Millwall are weighing up a bid for Bournemouth's Scott Malone. Millwall are expected to bid £750,000 plus ex-AFCB Youth Team Graduate, Josh McQuoid who has struggled for games since leaving the Cherries in Dec 2010(8)(5)If that were true, I'd snap Millwalls hand off, with or without McQuoid. Malone is average at best. One good game two pants ones.Heard that Malone wants out of Bournemouth now that bradbury has gone,so this could happenMillwall don't need McQuoid,they are a better team without him!He couldnt get in the team when they were struggling!That's a great deal for the Cherries, we'll take it UTC !


17 Apr 2012 13:18:16
Burnley will sign Arsenals Henri Lansbury at the end of the season on a year loan deal after failing to impress at West Ham(6)(18)He has done wellAlso out of contract!No he is not out of contract. I'm a West Ham fan, he signed a new deal with Arsenal this season whilst with us on loan. Clueless


17 Apr 2012 13:09:50
Millwall to sign chris cohen from forest this jan(5)(9)Rubbish a load of tosh january has been and goneDon't talk wet.Why on earth he want to go there dream on


17 Apr 2012 12:20:04
Scunthorpe Goalkeeper Sam Slocombe is being monitered by Tottenhams Goalkeeping coach as Harry wants a young replacement for exiting keepers Gomes and Cudicini(3)(10)Harry for England, Rodgers for spurs, Swansea keeper to spurs... end of


17 Apr 2012 12:18:20
Jon Parkin who is on loan at Scunthorpe from Cardiff is a target for Preston,Barnsley,Doncaster and Bristol City as he is deemed surplus to requirments at the bluebirds.(8)(16)


17 Apr 2012 12:17:19
Hi Eds any idea of realistic transfer rumours concerning Leicester both in & out the club?

LeicesterLad {Ed001's Note - nothing concrete at the moment. Though Hobbs is supposedly lined up for a return, not sure I believe it as he is injured isn't he? All he has said about it is that he would love to work with Pearson again and thinks he is a great coach.}(2)(9)Yeah he's been out for a while i believe. I would be glad if he came back as our defence this year has been pretty poor

LeicesterLadAssem Allam has stated that he will not allow any of our best players to join Leicester never mind our captain, nice try though, I can see why you want better defenders with St Ledger in thereYou have no clue st ledger has been quality, if we want someone we will, get em money talks

LeicesterLadWont be back for 6-8 months; he is captain at Hull now and cannot see him going back to Leicester to be honestHe wants to be reunited with pearson i believe m8

LeicesterLadIf St Ledger has been quality why do you want Hobbs back,Theres talk of mills being sold & its good to have plenty of competition for places



17 Apr 2012 12:14:56
Reading are looking into the possibilty of signing Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle form Wolves(19)(18)Dont forget Glen Little and Graheme Murty, i also hear steve copple is going to manage us in the prem aswell!!!Dont think they would go back somehow. Hunt maybe but Doyle would probs go to somebody like everton maybe hmmm..Please take them both off our hands, hunt has done exactly nothin for wolves in 2 years cant control a ball cant cross st and hes irish...., doyle yeah hes been ok just no fletcher


17 Apr 2012 11:06:30
Right this isn't really a rumour but I hope you post it on the rumour page and not banter please ed because I just want to set the record straight concerning Southampton FC.

There are alot of deluded saints fans and alot of the dirty few down the road posting nonsense on this site. I really enjoy coming on this site for the banter and just general interest in all transfer rumours.

Firstly the saints fans who spout of about we are 100% going up. We are not and inturn stop posting deluded transfer rumours of players we will buy if we do go up this includes posters in the future during the summer as 99% are utter tosh and more embarrassing to read ten anything. It's abit different who you can buy on football manager then real life. Real Southampton fans know that anything in the papers is 99% not going to happen as saints do business behind closed doors.

Also I'd like to state that every Southampton fan should be very proud of what are club has done this season if we go up or not. Ask yourself at the start of the season where did you expect us to get? We said consolidate or hopefully push for the play offs. We have been top two all season and deserve it we have had some fantastic performances and some shocking ones but that's football. Latly people have slated Adkins on here and the players saying not good enough? Adkins has moved the club up 40 places since taking over he might not have the experience for the PL if we get there but I'd rather be relegated with this guy still running the team then replace him the guy is fantastic even if he does get annoying with his over enthusiasm some times but hes a great manager we also have a very strong team with goals from nearly every position we have a very good team. It can be improved like any team but the manner in which we have done this has been the key to are success 3 players each window no mass changes keeps the bond there it works and we have a great team who play for each other.

To the people who say if saints go up they will get relegated, if we do oh well atleast we can keep trying we have a great setup and it will pay off soon, but every year the promoted teams are written off but look at Norwich Swansea an I guess QPR there up there still an have had good seasons. Just like Swansea there style of play is much more suited for the PL so hopefully we should do ok if not who cares we ha ago and we will try and get there again but I think we would do well.

In a nutshell I'm proud to be a saints fan I'm bloody proud of how we have done this season and I love my club no matter what. I also want to say reading have been fantastic and beat us even tho I think we outplayed you the majority of the game you put your 3 chances away we didn't so I think you deserve the title and I take my hat off to your team. I also want to say well done to west ham aswell I don't like yor managers tactics but I admire your club very dedicated fans and some fantastic players I hope we go up 2nd or even first but for me the 3 teams who should go up are saints reading and west ham. I also admire Blackpool still a fantastic attacking team and if you don't go up I hope we sign ince or Phillips fantastic to watch and your pace destroyed are defence also a very good team

And to you skates I hope your club survives but I'm disgusted by some of the abuse from your fans to billy shar about his son. I low the rivalry but some of your fans are disgusting and your club is where it is because it was run poorly just like when we went into admin with Lowe in chare but we are better for it you need to go down sell your players hopefully get bought out and then rebuild I wish Pompey that at least

A proud saints fan, clarkey saint(14)(21)Wheres the mention of Leicester? We destroyed you twice lol, only joking m8. Nice post you deserve to go up and all the best for next season

LeicesterLadMy post was getting abit long mate but yeh I can give credit to alot of teams, anyone can beat anyone in this league that is why it is such good work from all the teams in the top as no one has walked it. I like Leicester alot too pearsons is a fantastic manager. To be honest it's hard to say exactly who should go up its been a three horse race for a while that's why I said these three but I honestly rate many teams in thisbivision even at the bottom Bristol city are under rated even Doncaster who I feel have played really well a times. Thank you ed for letting me put things into perspective an hopefully making people realise only a few of the saints rumours on here are from saints fansSums our season up i surpose, Leicester Lad LOL i was at both home and away games and your right you give us i bit of an hiding at St Mary but to say destroyed us at you place is a bit harsh. Lambert own goal after he was smashed in the back and we battered you in the second half. I know its a cliche but it really was a game of two Halves, draw was probable a fair result.

One more thing Leicsester Lad, i really thought you were dead certain for promotion this season. I you opinion were did it go wrong.Bloody well said, mate. Agree 100% with every point made.Yh it was a good game at King power m8 you could of easily got something out the game. i dont know where it went wrong to be honest. I dont think having so many new signings helped as they were not used to playing together then Sven got sacked which again i dont think that it done the club an favours with another change of manager. The board need to stop hiring and firing and work at obtaining some consistency as i dont think it benefits the players.

Im looking forward to next season now and hopefully improving on this years performance. We have the squad and funds in place to be successful, and now the manager i believe but they need to step up to the mark.

LeicesterLadGood luck next year in the championship :) from a brighton fanGood post mate overall i think u are a bit deluded and maybe overly optimistic i cant see us surviving, we go up and we're straight back down again, dont go up and we finish mid table championship we aint going no where is the sad truthHave to agree 99% with this post....surely its better if Adkins appears 'over enthusiastic' even after a defeat than to be downbeat.....his enthusiasum rubs off on the players.I hope West Ham beat you to automatic promotion and you suffer a painful exit in the playoffs, just to stuff it up your arrogant backsides. PUPWest ham fan above..

How can you call Saints fans arrogant? As a whole, we've got a tad excited about the prospect of premier league football (which is due since we have missed it so long) and that means some people make big statements like "we are going up" because we are odds on to go up and it would take a miracle/nightmare for us to not go up. To be honest, most supporters in the c'ship would be supportive of our football this season and say we are one of the teams who does deserve to go up.

Comparatively, West Ham believe they have a divine right to promotion from the off, yet have played no football to match it. Yet West Ham fans have been assuming from the off that they were being promoted, talking about how we were going to crack and they were going to sweep the league and be champions. You were saying that in JANUARY whilst playing sht football and getting sht results. Think we are slightly more entitled to get a bit excited and confident than you.

West Ham fans are the most arrogant fans in the league and its hilarious that you are "probably" going to be in the playoffs, and hopefully you crash and burn.I am a West Ham fan and I hate those who think somehow we should have a divine right to go up. this is how I think what will happen - the hammers go to play offs and lose in the first round. Sam Allardyce goes on about our good away form and so that means we will do badly in the rest of away games! Not being negative just used to what happens to Hammers fans through the years!Congrats Saints! Looking very likely your goin up, & rightly so! thats all i have to say! Oh apart from, glad west ham choked....

LeicesterLadWell I have to say this is the most civil debate I've ever seen on this sight, apart from a few jelous Pompey fans, btw to the guy who puts the:) after every post we all know you're a Pompey fan. COYRGreat debate. Good to see praise amongst supporters for the seasons efforts.
Until, that is, as usual some dumb skate from the smelly side of hampshire throws his toys out. Enjoy league one. If you still have a club. The club or your skanky fans won't be missed.Southampton? Yawn.Nice constructive banter. Let's face it guys, most of Saints signings will be a suprise to us as and if we go up so let's just be patient.
Also, I do hope if we do go up the club and supporters think seriously about showing their gratitude for what Marcus set as his vision and is now underway and decide on a fitting tribute to this man who was not only the saviour of the club but a true football supporter.Youve restored my opinion of saints fans!If you go up and AND come staight back down you'll still be 8m better off for the next four seasons, not a bad payoff.Any sane person knows that if we do go up which is looking much better after the Peterborough game, the objective will be to stay in the prem. my concern is that we have a good base of players in are team who where playing in league one with Southampton only a few years ago, can they go up another level? I dont expect adkins to sign 5-6 players i realistically think we need a top right wing player a key signing with alot of pace and then a few key areas need extra strength. Are main downfall this season has been against teams with pace on the wings Blackpool is the key example here destroyed are defense and if we do go up some of the wingers make me shudder at just the though but we play a good passing game like Swansea and I see a big similarity to us and norwich but here's hoping! Well done reading aswell very deserves promotion hope we can snip the title but I don't see it happening.

Thank you for the positive comments to my original post. Clarkey saintI am confident that if we go up, we can stabilise our position pretty well within the first couple of seasons.
The plan was to get to the Premiership in 5 seasons and if we do it this time it will be 3 actually. Meanwhile the training and support facilities continue to be upgraded to match anything already in the Premiership with a view to developing a good proportion of our own players in the future. (If this works, what a welcome change from the football equivalent of a puppy farm that Lowe saw within the academy!)
Yes, we would certainly need an input of some new blood, but nothing too major and certainly an area where I suspect the club is already investigating and working on.
The one area I would like to see though would be that any new players are brought in well before pre-season. We have seen this season how Saints benefitted from a new approach to this area and we have also seen that players brought into the club required quite a long time to adjust physically to our style of play, so if we are all celebrating within the next few weeks, let's hope it is not into July before we see some strengthening.
Oh yes, finally-if the promotion does come what's the bet on Southern Evening Echo eating some humble pie?!Good luck next year in the prem you will need it :)Clarkey Saint. Before you get on your high horse about Pompey fans giving abuse to Sharp (LET ME MAKE THIS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR FIRST - I DO NOT CONDONE IT BEFORE I AM ACCUSED I DO), I find it abhorent that a minority of our fans have done that and am embarrassed as PFC fan that they did and would like to think if the people involved are found never allowed to set foot in FP. But let's not forget back in December after the derby at Fratton Park, YOUR fans were giving abuse to Stephen Henderson on Twitter about wanting him and his family dead (which is true as I read the tweets), so both clubs have their fair share of idiots who do this. So will you criticise your fans for doing that?Fair point I didn't know that as I honestly don't go on twitter often I only saw the sharp incident obviously every team has its person supporters and I probally put it in the wrong context when I said Portsmouth fans as like you said its a minority. I apologise and accept that we have are person supporters to which I think I did state at te start hence the whole post. I hope your club survives btw I don't want Bournemouth o be are rivals after all in league one they wanted that more then going up shame considering how much we liked there club and helped them all the best clarkey saint

Ps. I don't mean any offence at all by anything I've posted if it comes across as negative even te Portsmouth commentsSouthampton, my hats off to you for a thoughtful and insightful post there, from a Reading fan. Saints Royals match last week was the best i've ever been to for me and I cant wait for the fixture next year in the PREM!


17 Apr 2012 10:19:30
Giovanni Trapattoni will be heading to Brighton to watch Sean Murray in action for Watford tonight, after the 18-year-old picked up the Young Player of the month award. Trapattoni is going to observe him with a view to his inclusion in the Republic of Ireland Euro 2012 squad.

In addition, Watford manager Sean Dyche admits it might be difficult to hold on to Murray in the Summer, with the likes of Manchester City and Everton interested in nurturing the youngster, but Hornets owner Laurence Bassini has assured fans that the club is still not doing business with Cardiff, after Malky Mackay expressed interest in his former trainee.(2)(20)Doubt that very much as Trapa has already said he won't be bringing in new blood for the Euros. Even Pilkington at Norwich hasn't been in a squad yet


17 Apr 2012 10:15:43
The Coventry takeover by a consortium led by former Board member, Gary Hoffman, has received a welcome boost, after reports that it had collapsed.

The takeover was formerly dependent on the club remaining in the Championship. With relegation now all but certain, the takeover folded.

At least one member of the consortium walked away, with no wish to buy into a League One club. Another wealthy individual, funding the consortium, withdrew having expressed contempt for the lack of apparent support for their club by Sky Blues supporters, who seemed too happy to boycott the club rather than back their club in a time of need.

However, Hoffman has reshaped the consortium and plans to pursue the takeover further. However, this is now a much reduced consortium. Money remains allocated to buy the club from SISU and to acquire 50% of the company that rents the Ricoh. Andy Thorn will be retained as coach for another season but with an experienced Director of Football appointed. However, there will be no new funds for players. The new management team will be tasked to reduce the squad by shedding high earners.

Still difficult times but Hoffman wants to protect the long term future of the club.(5)(5)As long as sisu go i dont care who owns the club they carnt do a worse job


17 Apr 2012 10:00:06
Sunderland will be looking at a summer rebuild in the coming weeks, out will go elmohamedy, gardner, gordon, mccartney - whilst none of the loan signings will be made permanent - in will come hoilett, yakubu, fletcher, jansen and armand(13)(24)You can forget about hoilett he will move to a big clubMore than happy if we can land fletcher,We are signing Mcgeady as the winger


17 Apr 2012 09:53:15
Interesting bit of news for Leeds fans.

I've heard from my source at Leeds that Robert Snodgrass is going to postpone making a decision as to whether or not to sign the new offer which is on the table. His decision will depend on how Leeds fare in the first month of the transfer window being open, and whether or not they will show the ambition that he will need them to in order to stick around.

I've also heard that Warnock has managed to convince Ken that promotion simply isn't possible without a reasonable amount of investment, which Bates - very reluctantly - will now look to provide.(18)(9)All you have to do now then is agree exactly what a "reasonable amount of investment" means in monetary terms. Birdseye will think 250k is reasonable.

Remember that Leeds financial position is still not strong (albeit they are not in any trouble), so large investment may prove difficult to obtain.


17 Apr 2012 09:29:17
wigan are after Dennis Oliech. The 27 year old striker has scored 10 goals in 29 games. His side Auxerre are bottom of the french league and relegation is likely. He has expressed his interest in playing in England and roberto martinez sees him as the perfect targret(9)(5)


17 Apr 2012 08:18:40
Leeds have agreed a pre contract agreement with Derby midfielder Paul Green. Leeds will pay a small compensation fee to Derby and this is thought to be in the region of 250k.(11)(16)Why would leeds pay for a player out of contract?

Green has said he wants to stay at DerbyWhy Would he leave Derby? they have made him the player he is now! and thats coming from a leicester fan. As much as i hate to see it mate Derby are a bigger club than Leeds at the momentRubbish! Why would Leeds pay any compo for a lad who is out of contract and is age 29, not under 24?

IF he does come to Leeds, then it will be on a free, but he has stated he wants to stay at Derby so it will be a non starter


17 Apr 2012 07:41:10
Reading want Richardson and Matt Phillips(18)(14)Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette: "Do you need to ask me anything given which paper it came from? They had me with my face contorted telling their readers we were going to be the worst team ever in the Premier League.

"I think they put 1million (on the story). What a load of nonsense. Do they think we are stupid?"

"Do I have to spell it out? This kid is English - though he's choosing to play for Scotland - so he is going to be quite valuable, isn't he? He is an athlete, he is 6'1", still only 21, still learning and can score goals. What more do we have to say about him? I am delighted we've got him and at the minute he is ours.

"We are in a good situation with his contract. He is a fantastic lad. He is level-headed. He hasn't asked to leave. In the summer he might well have to and we will then make a decision. Hopefully it will suit the club and him. And if it doesn't, he won't be going anywhere.

"If Reading are up and they are going to start buying better players then good luck to them. But it hasn't even happened yet, so why do we need to even worry about it?"

Mr Roller Coaster


17 Apr 2012 07:35:43
Bournemouth,Millwall and Colchester interested in highly rated Forest Green Rovers defender Eddie Oshodi(7)(1)Barnsley and sheffield wednesday also intrestedGood luck to him if true. Shame things didn't work out for him with us at Watford but it'd be good to see him progress.


17 Apr 2012 06:15:56
big changes at oakwell in the summer

patrick cyne will finally sell the club
as he doesnt want to invest any more
the new owners will back keith hill with
reasonable funds.
coming in will be
micheal jacobs northampton
craig dawson wba
brett pitman bristol city
and will make a cheeky attempt to bring
danny drinkwater to the club from
leicester.but very unlikely to go through.
adam le fondre 1.2mil
butterfield will also sign a 3 year
contract due to the club showing some
as will jim obrien

out going will be
stephen foster
andy gray(3)(34)Hurry up & get ready or you will be late for schoolHow do you know what the new owners will do?. . .if there was a new owner.And Drinkwater has only just signed so get realYour not getting Le Fondre, weve only had him a year and hes our top scorer, why would we sell him? Plus 1.2mil is WAY off his price tag.I want whatever your smoking pal.Why would le fondre want to leave a club that is on the verge of the Prem what a joke of a threadSorry mate, as a tyke , you are way off. new owners yes, but thats as far as your rumour credibility goes.And WHO,S daft enough to buy it?Tgis is the bigest load of boloax i have ever seen as a barnsley fna i wouldnt mind one or two of these thigns to happen but it isnt going to happen. We will be exactly the same as this season mark ym words, we will rely on one player to fire this season was vaz te, last was hammill sseason before bogdanovic, maybe next it will eb davues, perkins,done, o brien would be nice to have a go at getting mc sheffrey next seaosn if conventry go down



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