Football Rumours Archive December 20 2012


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20 Dec 2012 23:30:43
Ed is there any truth in the rumours Cole Skuse from Bristol City is coming to Palace? His deal is up at the end of this season and there has been a lot of speculation about this move? {Ed003's Note - I've only seen the link on here mate,sorry}



20 Dec 2012 22:43:54
Any truth in David villa coming to Swansea? {Ed003's Note - just speculation at the moment}

He has gone from 40 to one to evens in the last three days on



20 Dec 2012 21:59:23
I had that reading are interested in roman pavlyuchenko. Hammond and zingarevich flew out to Moscow in the week to see him.



20 Dec 2012 21:45:52
Zenit St Petersburg want both Luis Suarez and John Terry.

Quite funny



20 Dec 2012 21:24:52
Andy tillson is on the verge of being Bristol rovers number 2. Manager John ward is looking forward to being reunited with the former player and says it will bring Bristol rovers back to the 90s which is what the club needs



20 Dec 2012 20:58:06
Polish Powerhouse winger Patryck Mallecki is set to rejoin middlesbrough on trial with view to a permanant 220K move



20 Dec 2012 20:38:28
Hi ed do u think tello will leave barca {Ed002's Note - He signed a new contract on Monday.}

Maybe on loan can't see a permanent move



20 Dec 2012 20:18:10
huddersfield looking to sign chris wood, gary mackay-steven they are at the top of graysons list of players he wants in january

Can see this been true, loads are interested in Woods though but that could just be paper talk.
I can see us going for Woods even if Beckford stays till the end of the season. Church has been poor and needs replacing. Also Vaughan doesn't seem to stay fit!



20 Dec 2012 20:05:51
ed any hull city transfer rumours ive heard about bechio, chris wood, fraizer campbell, emile sinclair, george boyd, brady on permanent any of these true? {Ed025's Note - you forgot about the kenwyn jones one..

Hull city will be signing kenwyn jones,Campbell and Harry kewell. Kewell will be putting pen to paper before Christmas and that's a definite



20 Dec 2012 19:48:01
Moses Odubajo has created a lot of interest from lots of championship clubs like barnsley, leeds, nottingham forest and even brighton. Also Moses has attracted Fulham into signing him



20 Dec 2012 19:31:31
millwall are in for
clayton donaldson from brentford
in jan



20 Dec 2012 19:21:21
Glenn Murray on his way to burnley for 5 million

Lol, what bull



20 Dec 2012 18:57:12
Ed, any Realistic reading fc rumours you're hearing?

Reading interesting in 3 russians.They are Denis Cheryshev,Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko.



20 Dec 2012 18:28:57
Millwall may missout on Chris Wood
as several other clubs have made offers
including Brighton and Charlton.

Leicester not charlton

Brighton are the favourets of getting him

Or he might just go back to WBA?Shame!COYL



20 Dec 2012 18:07:54
Stade Rennais midfielder Romain Alessandrini is subject of two offers.
Belgian champions Anderlecht and Spanish club Real Mallorca have all offered the Ligue 1 side £10 million for the 23 year old.



20 Dec 2012 18:04:50
Swansea have offered Turkish club Besiktas £8 million for forward Hugo Almeida.



20 Dec 2012 18:02:09
Crawley are wanting to sign Gillingham forward Ben Strevens.

Played for Crawley when John Hollins was manager. I don't think he would return.



20 Dec 2012 18:01:17
Southampton have made an undisclosed bid for Denmark international Jores Okore. The FC Nordsjaelland player impressed manager Nigel Adkins during their Champions League campaign.

Good player but probs wont get him



20 Dec 2012 17:59:08
Luton Town are wanting to sign Swindon midfielder Tommy Miller on loan until the end of the season.

He's one of our best players so that's a load of rubbish



20 Dec 2012 17:57:01
Derby manager Nigel Clough is wanting to sign three players in January.
Udinese defender Gabriele Angella has been told he can leave the club on loan and could sign on at Pride Park until the summer. The 23 year old is set to run out his contract until the summer and will be made a free agent.
Clough is wanting to sign 22 year old Kilmarnock midfielder Liam Kelly. The County boss has a good relationship with the Scottish side and could bag the centre midfielder for an undisclosed fee.
The final addition could be Livingston forward Marc McNulty. The 20 year old has been on trial at Pride Park.



20 Dec 2012 17:52:31
Tottenham midfielder John Bostock is subject of five loan bids for the New Year, once his deal at Swindon ends.
Sheffield United, QPR, West Brom and Scunthorpe are all keen on the 20 year old.
Udinese are also wanting to take Bostock to Italy but with a view to a permanent deal set for the summer if an offer is accepted.

Not till summer



20 Dec 2012 17:48:23
Huddersfield are set to take young Dutch goalkeeper Mark Flekken on trial over December from German club Alemannia Aachen.

Better get a move on December almost gone.



20 Dec 2012 17:47:12
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is wanting to sign Seattle Sounders defender Adam Johansson in the New Year.



20 Dec 2012 17:45:10
Crystal Palace are set to make a £2 million bid for Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson.

Ave him he can't hold down his midfield position as it is

With Williams coming back soon, there's no need for this guy



20 Dec 2012 17:37:28
Some one from a dutch div1 club watched davids against reading but were more impressed by josh carmichael and want to buy him .



20 Dec 2012 17:29:01
Burton are looking to sign Crewe defender Kelvin Mellor on loan until the end of the season.



20 Dec 2012 14:41:29
story circulating in South Africa is that Chelsea are interested in Ayanda Patosi,20,who plays for Lokeren in Belgium. Ed, do know anything about this? {Ed002's Note - Kortrijk and Ajax have shown an interest, but I know not of any interest from Chelsea. I would expect a work permit to be an issue.}



20 Dec 2012 16:49:07
Bristol City look set to sell Jon Stead, Sam Baldock, Albert Adomah, and Lewin Nyatanga.

Stead: £750,000, Huddersfield, Leeds and Blackpool
Baldock: £1m, Crystal Palace. Bolton
Albert Adomah, £2.75m, Crystal Palace, Reading
Nyatanga: £250,000, Swindon, Doncaster, MK Dons

I'll say it again, Huddersfield have no interested in Stead. Not worth 750 nether mind 750k

We (Mk Dons) aren't going to pay 250,000 dream on!

Heard of job sharing but this is ridiculous {Ed003's Note - lol}

We paid nearly that for baldock why would sell him now if we go down maybe we will sell then but i cant see it happen us going down adomah will go for 4 to 4.5 mil to a prem or a team getting promoted stead can go for that we paid that for him i will be a happy bunny to see him leave for that nyatange will go on loan because he only mid 20s



20 Dec 2012 16:47:33
Charlton have attempted to sign Chris
Wood from WBA but have backed off
after the Baggies wanted to include
Ben Hamer in the deal.



20 Dec 2012 15:37:01
Blackpool have rejected a bid from Liverpool, the offer was much lower than expected.

This is true. Karl Oyston has turned down Liverpool's offer for Tom Ince as being too low! {Ed002's Note - Yes.}

Nice to know that the original posting referred to Ince since he wasn't mentioned. Interesting to see that Liverpool are keeping their purse stings tight which sends out mixed messages. It shows they're prudent on the one hand but perhaps lack the courage of their convictions on the other.



20 Dec 2012 15:34:19
Bradford City are in the process of agreeing deals with 2 players. One is currently with a Championship team and the other with a League 1 team. If the deals are agreed (very close to being agreed) then the players will officially join the club on January 1st 2013.

A leading Championship team is set to bid for Nahki Wells in January but the bid will be rejected.

Who are they

Dont need to reveal your source but at least say how reliable you think it is and be honest and i for 1 hope its true



20 Dec 2012 16:43:48
Sheffield United set to make a couple of signings in January as they look to step up their promotion bid. Motherwell attacking midfielder Jamie Murphy will sign for a fee between £150,000 and £225,000. The Blades also looking to land veteran goal poacher Kevin Phillips from Blackpool on loan untill the end of the season.



20 Dec 2012 16:29:22
Stoke are interested in a loan signing of Marko Marin in January, they are also interested in Chung Yong Lee from Bolton, Martin Olsson of Blackburn and Stoke also being linked with a shock move for Darren Bent!

Stoke won't get Lee



20 Dec 2012 16:24:21
Tom Huddlestone is close to agreeing a loan move to the Mad Stad for the rest of the season.

He must be mad.

Will play every game and puts himself in the shop window, sounds like a good move for all parties.



20 Dec 2012 15:24:34
chopra on his way of ipswich mm is set to
off the load the miss fit striker to mk dons

He has been out of form and his fitness has been way off. Plus he has had his well-documented off-field problems. However, he has played well as a substitute recently and is working his way back into the side. It could happen, but I doubt it. If it does happen, it will not be cheap.



20 Dec 2012 14:53:34
Crawley Town manager Richie Barker is looking to sign Danny Swanson on a six month loan from Peterborough United when the transfer window re-opens in January.



20 Dec 2012 15:17:38
FederEcho Macheda is going to Palace
in a swap deal for Zaha.
I support neither club but work at OT



20 Dec 2012 15:17:23
notts county no longer want iwelumo and have turned there attentions to leon clarke and adebayo akinfenwa

I believe this.

Hope thats true iwelumo is awful but doubt it will happen tbh



20 Dec 2012 15:11:49
Stoke City's Kenwyn Jones to
be reunited with Steve Bruce at Hull
City. Bid to be around £3.5m



20 Dec 2012 14:23:28
Colchester to sell Andy Bond, Magnus Okunguae, John White, John Joe O'toole & Tom Aldred in January as Joe Dunne looks to rebuild his squad



20 Dec 2012 14:16:30
notts county favourites to sign david mcgoldrick after coventry issued with 1.1 million winding up order

Cov havtn been issued with a winding up order.. they have been issued with a deadline to pay 1.1 million in outstanding rent.. which the landlords have since already agreed that they can pay back over 10 years.. so that has no bearing over us signing mc goldrick.. although i have to say i feel its unlikely too.. cant see him going anywhere else in league 1 though.. i think it would have to be upper championship to tempt him away

No chance high pants, he's on loan from Forest.
Out of contract at the end of the season and will find himself in the eye of Milwall, Derby and Sheffield Weds in Jan.

Ummmm what cov won't get him but u will over championship teams? Dreaming



20 Dec 2012 14:49:42
Huddersfield looking at Dexter Blackstock from Nottingham Forest and piquionne from West Ham with Alex Smithies going the other way.

Smithies won't go at all



20 Dec 2012 13:45:47
Harry Redknapp wants to bring free agent Ricardo Quaresma to Loftus road in January. Redknapp has been a big admirer of Quaresma and tried to sign him when he was Spurs boss.

There's more chance of the world ending tomorrow than that happening! Unless taraabt (spelling?) is sold?! These 2 guys cannot be in the same team, it would be career suicide by Redknapp.



20 Dec 2012 13:23:58
2 Seperate Parties expressed interest
in take over nothing concrete source
Yahoo & sky sport

We need investment hope something comes of it

Takeover Where ?

Please state which club might be taken over since there are quite a few candidates at present ranging from Portsmouth and Coventry to Bury.



20 Dec 2012 13:23:29
Newcastle are favourites to sign Marseille forward Loic Remy after a frustrating spell on the bench



20 Dec 2012 13:21:08
Rumour has it ex chelsea midfielder kalou is headed to the hammers great to have him with chamackh and sujliman and Scott parker we should get into top 6



20 Dec 2012 13:01:04
Poyet preparing 1.5 million bid for wood after he impressed him when millwall drew 2-2 with Brighton.

Brightons Easley going to sign him

By January WBA will want 3m for C Wood.



20 Dec 2012 12:57:14
Leicester will be in for baptiste from blackpool
phillo in the know

Or you could just be reading a Blackpool forum

Baptiste just selling his house in Lytham and his "wife"? just quit her job

Whose gonna read a blackpool forum {Ed025's Note - how about blackpool fans?....just a guess..



20 Dec 2012 12:56:17
Cheltenham are wanting to sign Cambridge midfielder Tom Shaw in the New Year.



20 Dec 2012 12:55:02
Peterborough United have had a bid accepted for Runar Mar Sigurjonsson, who currently plays for Icelandic club Valur. The 22 year old is expected to sign a three and a half year contract at United.



20 Dec 2012 12:54:26
swansea city are set to make an audatious move to sign free agent ricardo quaresma who has just left besiktas in turkey

He is 90% going stoke



20 Dec 2012 12:51:41
Charlton have offered Plymouth striker Rhys Griffiths a trial after the 32 year old only made his professional debut in the summer.

You can have him he's rubbish in the air

How are charlton going to offer him a trial when hes signed to plymouth?



20 Dec 2012 12:46:27
Swansea are in talks with Zaragoza striker Carlos Aranda over a £2 million deal. The 32 year old has played for Osasuna in the past.

Very doubtful, a forward with a problematic track record and very few goals and never 2million

2m for a player whose 32 and hasn't scored a single league goal all season. Surely not.



20 Dec 2012 12:41:44
Tottenham are set to take Wydad Casablanca midfielder Said Fettah on trial over the Christmas period with a view to a short term contract until the summer.



20 Dec 2012 12:39:21
Shrewsbury are wanting to sign a new forward in January and manager Graham Turner is keen on bagging Bradford attacker Alan Connell.

Can ed003 tell me if there is any strikers coming to shrewsbury in January. {Ed003's Note - No,I can't at the moment. }



20 Dec 2012 12:12:07
Fulham are set to sign Darren Bent and Owen Hargreves in January

West ham to sign Jason Punchion for £2 million

Wigan want to sign Nick Powell and Angelo Henriquez on loan from man Utd

Portsmouth want to make the Mendez Laing loan a perminate when they come out of admin an also want to add Chris Dagnal

Crawly set to sign Luke Daniels on loan from west brom

Tom ince is set to choose man Utd over Liverpool

West Ham will not sign Jason Puncheon for 2m-not for sale and would be at least 8m.
Unlikely Pompey will come out of admin., and by the slim chance they do, it will be after the transfer window.
Tom Ince for Man.U.-possible, but Fergie has already said he will not bring anyone in in January.

Jason Puncheon = 2 million
8 million = don't make me laugh



20 Dec 2012 12:38:07
Charlton are set to make a £500,000 bid for Preston striker Iain Hume, once his loan spell ends at Doncaster.

He's signingg permanently for Donny

500 000 doubt it hes been told he can leave on a free

Belive me hume will not move south he is wanting a move to MLS and he is set to join whitecaps or toronto fc

Hume still as further 12 months contract at Preston after this season. I'm sure they will be looking for a fee.

Evidently contract talks with Doncaster have broken down because of Humes wage demands. Further clubs are interested including two MLS clubs.

He is not signing for doncaster they cant afford his wages and he is deffo not going to be on a free .500k is way over the top for him more like 200k and he is off to MLS in jan or end of the season



20 Dec 2012 11:36:04
Luton manager Paul Buckle is planning to swoop for Northampton's Jake Robinson.

A swoop. Now that's funny. They can take him, why I will give him a lift myself. {Ed003's Note - An Otis one? }



20 Dec 2012 11:22:46
Leicester Rumours

Nick Powell on loan
Craig Davies approx 1 million
Macheda possibly on loan
Looking at a few prem CBs too

Pearson has a good relationship with Unitted


Lingard to united (end of loan)
Wellens and Gallagher released
Danns season loan extended to Bristol C

Why would he release Gallagher when he wouldn't let him out on loan in the last trasfer window?



20 Dec 2012 11:19:00
With Jason Puncheon looking like he wont sign a new contract, West Ham are preparing a £2 million pound move, with also Newcastle waiting in the wings.

Doesn't fit westhams type of play, he's short and likes to go on runs and shoot not lump it into the box with every kick of a ball...

He is headed to the hammers not sure l want him but that's where his headed

He is not headed to the Hammers, and certainly not for 2m.

He will not leave saints he loves the club now and to all you hammers he would be amazing at west ham hes better than you think



20 Dec 2012 11:06:32
Hull City are rumoured to be interested in Chris Woods currently on loan at Milwall. He would fit the bill with a good goal scoring record and at 6'3" would bolster the front line.

He would be a good signing.

I'll be glad to see him at Forest

They;ve already got a German who stands just as tall, so why can't he bolster the forward line?

Definitely looking at a striker and Wood is scoring the goals so why not, especially if a deal for Fraizer Campbell doesnt come off



20 Dec 2012 10:20:57
Norwich possible January transfers:
Craig Mackail-Smith-Brighton
Liam Bridcutt-Brighton
Shaun Brisley-P'boro
Dwight Gayle-P'boro
Luciano Becchio-Leeds
Modou Sougou-CFR Cluj
Mohammed Fellah-Valerenga
Danny Graham-Swansea
Simon Moore(for replacement to Mark Bunn)-Brentford
Andy Najar-D.C. United

Why would Norwich want to make their team weaker

Surely Norwich need to start thinking big instead of robbing players from the lower leagues.

Having said that though, please give us 3m for CMS

- Brighton fan

Andy Najar is on a winter training camp with Anderlecht.

Mohammed Fellah looks like an interesting player..

What a list a whole new team then ....lo

Only signed ryan bennett in last seasons jan window so dont go get ur hopes to high up ....lo

20 Dec 2012 13:28:49
What a bunch of rehashed turd.

Why do we need to replace mark bunn?
Dont want any of them thanks. Bridcutt maybe.

Bennett AND Howson were signed in last season's jan window ;)

And we signed howson

Gayle isn't even Peterborough's to sell. Still a Dag & Redbridge player.



20 Dec 2012 10:15:12
Middlesboro to make offer for blackman in january. Stoke interested in maguire



20 Dec 2012 09:43:23
norwich want brentfords simon moore. ana arsenel want harry forrester from brentford offering aplayer chamac.brentford will buy trotta from fulham

I can believe that Norwich are interested in Simon Moore, the lad has a very decent future and has been outstanding for Brentford this season. As for Harry Forrester and Arsenal, I dont think so. Would love Trotta if he became available from Fulham but lets wait and see.



20 Dec 2012 09:40:27
Huddersfield weighing up a £500,000 bid for Cheltenham winger Jermaine McGlashan.

We certainly need a winger. I would have thought we'd go for the Dundee lad, Stevens. Been loads of rumours about him for months.



20 Dec 2012 09:32:50
arsenal are interested in 17 year old
derby county wonderkid Will
Hughes. He has been putting in some
wonderful performances for just a 17
year old and if he can be this good at
17 who knows what he will be like in
the future. he has caught the eye
of many premier league clubs but
arsenal are believed to be the front
runners for his signature.

Lies, there are no front runners as no formal bids have been made, villa fulham arsenal city united barca have sent scouts.

There have been over 10 teams that have come and watched him.Hes only 17 and already played for England u21s and a Championship regular.Hes scored goals as well and has the most assists for derby.
He recently signed a new 5 year contract because he himself feels he needs 2/3 years more of first team experience and growing at derby.Every derby fan knows he will move on
but I personally feel that there are only two clubs in which he could move to and still grow is Arsenal and Barcelona because of their style of play

He was brilliant against Leeds, this kid is going places I suspect sooner rather than later

So how old is he?? {Ed025's Note - that made me smile :)

If derby accept 10m or less they are stupid because if premiership teams like sunderland are willing to pay 10m+clauses for wickham and will is twice the player he is and younger 4m not enough



20 Dec 2012 09:06:48
hull will sign becchio in jan and emile sinclair to help promotion push

What a load of rubish, leeds will never let him leave plus we dont need to sell anymore

Leeds wouldnt have a choice, if the player wants to play premiership football then he will go. he is probably fed up of getting beat week in week out and finishing middle of the table every week.



20 Dec 2012 07:43:45
Darren bent is on the verge of returning to his former club Ipswich town on loan until the end of the season with a possible deal to a permanent move, this deal is looking likely after reports of Darren bent saying "he'd be happy to return to his boy hood club"
Watch this space. {Ed025's Note - highly unlikely..

This is what happens when you leave kids unsupervised on a computer.

Somehow I don't think we could afford his wages nice dream but that's all I think Paul itfc

This is definitely going to happen, lots of rumours going around and i
have heard as well that bent wants a
return to his former club,
#Watch This Space!

This is no truth in this at all. You might get Marcus Bent in Jan, but not Darren. I've come to the conclusion that if I see an Ipswich Town rumour, it will automatically be false and have no truth in it what-so-ever.


Sorry mate but id keep of the drink then you might start to talk some sence what a whally

It is true that darren bent wants to come back to Ipswich but not at this stage of his career. He wants at least 3 more years in the prem before coming home.

Plenty of premier teams would take him



20 Dec 2012 07:12:07
Nearly 6000 empty seats at the massive Leeds so much for the full house lol

All tickets sold out, the crown limit imposed by police

Due to building work buddy every seat available was taken up!!

On police advice if you listen to commentary - Bates was complaining that this had cost club money!! Get the facts right

Very poor turnout. Empty behind the goal where all the goals were scored!

I hate Weeds but the police only allowed Chelsea 2000 tix and not 5000 for safety reasons etc, if you watched the game they said why there was empty seats.

33000 still a good turnout as 31000 were Weeds fans.

Were not big or famous anymore... so why are other fans constantly checking up on us and worrying about what we do? Just proves us all right

If the police only allowed 2000 which is fair enough why did they say its a sell out 6000 empty seats isn't a sell out and yes 33000 is a good turn out but before you get to excited watch the next league game back to 17000 again for the massive Leeds with world wide support lol



20 Dec 2012 02:19:15
Charlton interested in ex Doncaster lonee Fabien Robert on a permanent basis



20 Dec 2012 00:49:54
Huddersfield Will be looking to secure Simon Church on a permanent for £1.500.000 and buy Adan Webster of Portsmouth for £100.000

If i was huddersfield id seriously forget about church unless its for 150k
im not a jealous fan i just know church is garbage

No thanks to church, woods a better deal at 1.5 million.

You must be having a giraffe. Church has been awful throughout his loan.

Church is awful. I don't know why Reading have persisted with him for so long it's obvious he's a league 1 player at best.

Listen, I did not type this rubbish!! somebody trying to be funny
In my opionin church is useless at best and heard grayson is not interested in extending his spell!
should copyright my name lol

Where do you get stuff like this from? Church is out of contract in June, who in their right mind would pay a fee other than a modest one to secure his transfer in January when he is available for free in June. Furthermore he isn't actually setting the world on fire on his loan at Huddersfield.

Do you mean Wood? Unless HTAFC start picking up points before January, how confident are you that anybody worth having will come?

You mean Adam Webster, the lad is 17, has played 10 games for Pompey and contact runs out in June. He is a promising talent so maybe Town will take a punt on him. One for the future though but Town would be a good destination for him to blossom.

Huddersfield won't get wood he's got quite a few teams in and just outside the play-offs so he's not going to go to a team in 17th is he?

As a royals fan I think the consensus is that we will be pleased for him to move on a free transfer. Despite wanting him to succeed he has never delivered enough to warrant a consistent place on the bench let alone the first team. Would be happy to free up his wages to allow us to make other signings.

Huddersfield won't get Wood! In the words of Jessie J, it's all about the money.



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