Football Rumours Archive January 22 2013


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22 Jan 2013 23:03:20
Curtis Davies to Palace



22 Jan 2013 22:49:30
Leeds to sign jay bothroyd on loan from QPR after the recent addition of Remy, he wants a new club and would like to partner up with Warnock again.



22 Jan 2013 22:29:36
Southend midfielder David Martin set to join Blue Square Priemer side Luton Town on a 2 year deal



22 Jan 2013 22:28:37
Wolves are close to signing young Walsall striker Will Grigg for £375,000 plus midfielder Johnny Gorman going the other way and joining the saddlers on a permanent deal



22 Jan 2013 22:11:19
Paul Lambert will be sacked within the next month with Villa making an approach for Nigel Pearson to replace him

Your just guessing



22 Jan 2013 22:03:00
Aston Villa will be looking for new manager, first thing in the morning, A contact at Villa Park tonight overheard, Nigel Adkins named mentioned, in or near the boardroom.

Watch this space.



22 Jan 2013 21:53:06
Reading Looking at Bradfords Nahki Wells for around 1.2m. Reading trying to persuade Wells to join by showing Adam Le Fondres influence since joining from league 2.

22 Jan 2013 22:16:18
A Villa fan posting to congratulate you lot and your club. Enjoy every day from now until the Final and make Wembley yours on the day. About time in this sterile, money driven time in football that dreams did come true and you have proved that. Have a few beers and sing till the sun comes up! Villa till I Die.



22 Jan 2013 21:47:25
Mustapha Dumbuya signed up for Crawley town



22 Jan 2013 21:13:38
Bury are looking to sign a target man after initial target Chris Porter opted for Cheltenham.

There search takes them to Scotland where a Motherwell reserve player meets manager Kevin Blackwells profile.

The player joins Bury for evaluation at the soccerdome tomorrow.




22 Jan 2013 21:17:39
Keith treacy of burnley is set to join one of the sheffield (sheff wed or sheff united) its belived 1.5million will be enough which could rise to 2 million if wednesday stay up or united go up!

United don't have £1.5m and even if they did wouldn't shell it out on one player at this time. It's just not prudent.

There is no way either club would pay £1.5m for a player



22 Jan 2013 20:53:39
Barnet are on the verge of signing harry crawford from dartford who is subject to a medical on wednesday source kent sport news. Barnet are also after striker ben strevens who is a free agent after leaving gillingham but face competition from wycombe and northampton.



22 Jan 2013 20:47:09
Gillingham are set to annouce the signing of cody mcdonald on loan on wednesday. Cody was training with the squad today. Coventry have given permission for cody to join on loan till the end of the season to get cody some more game time and hopefully to get he's goal form back.



22 Jan 2013 20:41:36
Connor essam has joined league one crawley after being released from gillingham. Set to be annouced wednesday source gills connect.



22 Jan 2013 20:39:16
Charlton outs:

.wright-Phillips 300k mk dons
.hollands 200k Bournemouth
.stephens 2.5m Aston villa

.nathan Redmond 1.5million Birmingham
.jay tabb free reading
.marlon king free Birmingham
.thomas eisfield loan arsenal

1.5 mil for Nathan Redmond, loool. A desperate Charlton fan dreaming, he's prem bound before long.

Not a desperate Charlton fan a desperate Birmingham City board, have you not seen the news? Offloading is now the name of the game for Birmingham, it's unfortunate but you'd better get used to it, we had to.

Tell you what, The hollands rumour might actually happen now due to our insecurity of players fitness. With Thomas set to leave & Tubbs heading off to Rotherham. Should this happen we could probely do with Wright-Phillips aswell.

No offence to Danny but we can get a lot better than Danny now. Marvin Bartley is our main target before deadline day



22 Jan 2013 20:34:56
Exciting news coming out of Southampton.

New manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to sign Ajax's Toby Alderweireld & Mateo Kovačić of Dinamo Zagreb by deadline day

Despite these to players being signed from abroad pochettinos main focus is developing homegrown youth as he did in spain so expect these to be his only big signings

John Stones, will hughes & mason bennett are all targets to develop into the first team with current young players luke shaw, james ward-prowse, callum chambers, jake sinclair and jack stephens

Pochettino is very excited by these young players & wants to follow barcelona as a model in terms of how the develop academy players into the first team & then internationally

Dont be suprised to see do prado, de ridder, hoilveld, butterfield. & barnard moved on.

You don't have a cat in hell's chance of signing Will Hughes or Mason Bennett.

No good when you're back where you belong in the chumpionship

Out of the names you've mentioned I would love us to sign Toby Alderweireld and Will Hughes although the two of them have been linked with bigger clubs. I'd like to know the source where you got this information...

What is it with people and the assumption of saints going down? They are 15th and NOTHING is guaranteed in football. Further more I doubt any more than 3 more players will join Southampton if that this window.

To the last post, are you a skate old chap? you really are very bitter, going back to the bottom league where you belong? We will still be in the Premier League next season while you will be heading for the conference or worse! COYR

Trust me when I say this "I'm a Guly hater!" didn't even like him in league 1 when he was scoring. He's putting in some good effort now, we'd be foolish to get rid of him now.



22 Jan 2013 20:22:20
Neil warnock spotted today in Crewe, rumour is Leeds are . after max clayton or murphy



22 Jan 2013 20:03:37
Lee Camp to Norwich is all done and dusted

Good.from a forest fan

Oh no he ant the deal is off



22 Jan 2013 19:40:45
Rumours coming out of the King Power stadium that Leiester are after another left back to rotate with Paul Konchesky. Stephen Warnock likely to be the favoured candidate.



22 Jan 2013 19:27:53
Shrewsbury linked with Sheffield United striker Chris Porter

Please take him !!

Signing for a nominal fee



22 Jan 2013 19:35:59
akinfenwa will sign for Rotherham THIS WEEK.



22 Jan 2013 19:34:26
Barnsley fc interested in Reading midfielder jay tabb

Now this would be a very good pickup, loads of experience, proven at this level in terms of goals from midfield, big question would he come to barnsley, knowing he could be playing in div1 in a few months, not sure he would, not sure we can afford him. Dodeth tyke



22 Jan 2013 19:00:10
Arsenal are on the verge of signing Wictor Wanyama to add more steel to their midfield.

Not worth the reported price tag of £20-£25 million {Ed039's Note - I doubt it would be anywhere near that price, not straight transfer fee anyway. And he is an outstanding talent)

22 Jan 2013 20:45:56
fergie in directors box at celtic park tonight watching big vic



22 Jan 2013 18:53:02
Colchester have accepted a bid from Charlton for Anthony wordsworth- no price was mentioned but I believe it is about £200,000

Aston villa set to sign stephens as they have already put in a bid for a £1m pounds so they are set to put another bid for £3m

Can confirm this is true ... Should be completed by weekend

Charlton to sign;
Wordsworth (Colchester)
King (Birmingham)
Hall (Watford) loan
Young (QPR)
Townsend (Tottenham) loan
Paterson (Burnley)
Frei (Fulham) loan
Judge (Notts county)

Charlton to sell;
Wright-Phillips (Colchester, Notts county, Brentford)
Green (Bourmouth, Notts county)
Sullivan (Colchester)
Pope (Brentford, Welling) loan
Hughes (Porstmouth)
Stephens (Aston Villa)
Cook, Kerkar (Gillingham) loan
Cort (Burnley)
Pritchard (Fulham)

I can't see that Charlton would sign a player for 200K when they could wait until may and sign him for free! He wants his chance to play for the first team where he did his youth, it's no secret. 100K at most.



22 Jan 2013 18:34:17
Cody McDonald trains with gillingham today and will sign on loan in time for Saturday game with Oxford

Oxford are playing fleetwood saturday?

Yep pictures on official website. Also essam to join Crawley on a free with a sell on clause. Also club is hoping that swap between Payne and wright is to go through.



22 Jan 2013 18:33:21
Blackpool are in talks with Man City over the possible transfer of striker John Guidetti (D)

Ha ha you aren't even got a manager

Nigel atkins installed manager by saturday fact



22 Jan 2013 18:32:17
WBA and Villa looking to buy Adomah from Bristol city



22 Jan 2013 18:30:01
bristol rovers have signed ryan brunt from stoke and a 2 and a half year deal . UTG,

Is Ryan Brunt one of the two Stoke took from Crewe's academy, the other being Ben Marshall. If so it is another two young starlets allowed to leave without been given a chance

No.That was Matthew Lund.



22 Jan 2013 18:26:28
M'Vila to QPR should be announced before the weekend. A fee of £8.4 million. Haggling over 'minor' issues as seems to be the norm with QPR.

Rubin Kazan

Bull cause he's close to a deal with anzhi from Russia

22 Jan 2013 19:58:14
Don't think the original post is correct but the Russian deal isn't a done deal due to restrictions places on the club although I'm sure it will get sorted but QPR are not out of the picture completely



22 Jan 2013 18:06:20
rovers have signed ryan brunt on 2 and a half yr deal . due to hit headlines 2moro

22 Jan 2013 19:19:56
Donny? Bristol? Tranmere?
Give a clue?



21 Jan 2013 23:29:24
bristol city are to take advantage of birminghams plight and sign 3 of they're players, these are
-marlon king-striker
-curtis davies-defender
-Eddy Gnahore-midfielder

These 3 players will all be unvailed together in a press conference in the next few days. The combined transfer fee is set to be a bargain of £3.5 million.

and before you people say this is lies, I work on the inside of bristol city and if I revealed who I was I would lose my job.

{Ed003's Note - All sorted mate,apologies for that,human error.}

We don't want marlon king

I can't see davies going to a team that is bottom of the league he will most likely go to the premier league ... and the person that said we don't want a birmingham fan and trust me mate you do he scores goals and there very important goals

NO we don't want him

Is this correct then or what

Believe this when I see it!

Maybe we do, at least he can score



22 Jan 2013 17:57:10
Lappin to sign for cardiff in the morning



22 Jan 2013 17:53:52
Looks like Jay tabb may be moving to either Barnsley, derby or a possible move to Swindon although this is the most unlikely of the 3 given Swindons current financial situation (move around 385k).

Im best mates with jays couzin and he is lookin for a london club as when he was at coventry he got very homesick. that's why he felt more at home at brentford and thinking palace or charlton are clubs he would prefer to move too but whether they are interested in him I don't know.



22 Jan 2013 17:50:29
tv confirm Jabo
Ibehre has signed for Colchester after MK Dons released him.

22 Jan 2013 20:23:32
All these loan signings, no stability in the team, could do with another striker, wish the chairman would pump money into the team rather than retail parks etc otherwise never going to get out of L1



22 Jan 2013 17:21:22
Micky Adams been lined up to take over at blackpool watch this space

Micky Adams go for it m8y



22 Jan 2013 17:05:55
Paul Benson has met with Bristol Rovers tonight, to go on loan for the rest of the season, the Swindon striker would like to return to Pompey and have asked Swindon to pay up his contract so he can join them, this will not happen, so he has met with Rovers as he knows PDC doesn't want him back at the club. We shall see if Benson agrees the move

22 Jan 2013 18:02:04
Why would Benson join Bristol Rovers when he rejected moves to Bradford and Cheltenham.

All about the money

Cause he wants to . UTG



22 Jan 2013 16:59:51
Gary Hooper rejects Celtics latest contract offer, which sujests that he may be tempted by Norwich's attempts to lure him to Carrow Road... Celtic could now be ready to listen to Norwich's new and improved offer of around £8m, which now seems more likely to be enough to secure his services...

22 Jan 2013 17:59:23
He won't join Norwich, not if QPR come in for him!

I do not believe that norwich will come close to matching hooper's ambition. If he is going anywhere, it will be Liverpool, spurs or maybe sunderland (due to Celtic connection)

Norwich have already had their 2nd bid rejected

I hope so very very much. We NEED Hooper at Carrow Road. Can't stress how important I feel this is. Would be great...

Heard he's having talks with spurs so unlikely be at norwich, pity

According to Neil Lennon our second bid didn't even reach 6 million. Come on city please we need a quality striker.

22 Jan 2013 20:47:16
well he's definitely not in talks with anyone else, more likely his agent throwing stories around trying to start a bidding war but its not happending.
there is no offers on the table from anyone apart from norwich right now who are casually playing the transfer game. expect this to go right down to deadline day!

More like 5, 250,000 if its taken the board a week to come up with an extra couple of quid and with celtic wanting over 6m I can't see this going much further I hope i'm wrong

We (Norwich) should give on trying to sign him, go for Graham or Austin.

If ncfc want him (hooper) then stop messing around and buy him! I'm a Norwich fan from Norwich, however being penny wise and pound foolish will see them back in the championship fact! If Delia cannot afford the prem give the train set to someone who can. That's it!

I think we have lost out on Hooper. AVB is going in with an £8m bid tomorrow.
Likewise Graham hanging out for Newcastle
Norwich will turn their attention to Burnleys Austin.

Gary Hooper was offered a contract 3 months ago, the offer was never accepted but remained on the table, this came directly from a Neil Lennon interview today. I suggest he hasn't signed as he is hoping someone better than Norwich and QPR will make an offer!

He'll sit on the bench at QPR etc. Sign for Norwich and he'll start most games and get noticed.

He won't be signing for norwich



22 Jan 2013 16:28:26
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Chris Lines is set to join MK Dons on loan



22 Jan 2013 16:19:05
Jason Scotland going to Barnsley. Having a medical tonight.

22 Jan 2013 17:37:44
NO he isn, t 3 or 4 teams interested all will pay more than Barnsley and Flitcroft says he, s too similar type of player to Harewood
Wombwell RED

But he is not he is joining preston

I thought he`d just been down for talks, atm!

2 Harewood, that's all we need! {Ed013's Note - I feel for you mate!}



22 Jan 2013 15:52:19
Sheffield wednesday Lot of rumours that Marlon king to sign but downt we can afford him



22 Jan 2013 15:32:27
Aruna Dindane to sign for leeds utd today until the end of the season on a free transfer



22 Jan 2013 15:29:07
barnsley have today spoken to jason scotland about a possible move to oakwell....fact

He's 33 (for gods sake, )

Not even on Barnsley radar. Get facts right.

He's on the radar, but the question is do Barnsley want him? What has he done lately and he's 33 yrs old.



22 Jan 2013 15:27:15
Swansea set to move on from the Kenwyne Jones deal and sign Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon for around 8m.

Was hoping Newcastle would go for him. Good deal at sub £10m

There is not much chance of Swansea forking out £8 million

This is interesting and at 23 a very good age with a proven goal scoring record.

Is the source for this rumour sound?

Really not sure about jones but van wolfswinkel is a very good player

Apparently, Newcastle are heavily linked... Not us (Swansea)!

Newcastle won't be going for him because they've signed Gouffran

Yes this is a very reliable source! Newcastle will end interest in him after signing Yoann Gouffran on Wednesday and Danny Graham will join Sunderland for 5m as early as Friday and van Wolfswinkel will join Swansea in time for their match Tuesday night away at Sunderland. As Swansea is owned partly by supporters its sparked rowing between Huw Jenkins and the supporters after Huw accepted a 5m bid from Sunderland for Graham. Want to know the man I received this news off, his name is Martin Morgan, not sure if anyone on this page knows him.



22 Jan 2013 15:24:33
Bradford to sign Jason Kennedy from Rochdale



22 Jan 2013 15:20:53
Swindon have recieved and accepted a bid of 1.5 million for Matt Ritchie, there are additional add ons meaning it could rise to 2.2 million,

PDC is not happy but, he has been told that some of the money can be used to keep Hollands and Martin and sign Madine.

Who is he going to? Please enlighten us fans

Ha swindon will be selling but buying big.....mark my words

22 Jan 2013 21:24:16
If this was so it would be out in the public domain by now. Strenuously denied by the club anyway.



22 Jan 2013 14:50:40
Yeovil are looking to bring in Leicester target man Marco Futacs on loan until the end of the season as the young Hungarian striker has rarely featured for Pearson's side since joining from Portsmouth in the summer.

Doubt he would feaature at Yeovil either, Madden and Hayter are the frount 2 he would be a sub at best

22 Jan 2013 18:16:29
I think he could be a useful acquisition even if it is just from the bench. Offers a physical presence completely different to that of Madden and Hayter.

Too good for Yeovil sorry !

22 Jan 2013 19:07:39
Yeovil town to resign terrell Forbes after his release at chesterfield today



22 Jan 2013 14:42:52
Derby County to sign Simon Lappin (left back ex Norwich) on a free.

Lm or lb, king of spain

We at norwich thank simon he's been a good servant and role model at norwch city. all the best simon

How true is this?

Why the king of Spain?

Ashley Giles is the King of Spain I think you'll find.

King is Spain because he looks spanish



22 Jan 2013 14:36:41
Charlton athletic in advanced talks with marlon king over a possible free! Powell looking to loan out a few youngsters, new Dover manager Chris kinnear is interested in bringing in Bradley Jordan and Diego poyet

Anthony wordsworth bid accepted by colchester from charlton. Like this player, in the same class as dale stephens, has great technique and passing ability and crossing ideal service for kermorgant. happy days:-)



22 Jan 2013 14:29:13
Heard Ipswich, will make move for Matt Ritchie of Swindon in coming days

1.5 mill and you'll get him

22 Jan 2013 18:11:30
Bid accepted tonight. 1.5m as was mentioned.

To whom please tell us swindon fans



22 Jan 2013 14:23:55
I have a mutual friend with David Haigh, Alan tate has gone back to make room for the loan signing of Craig Dawson. Should be announced on Wednesday.



22 Jan 2013 14:15:56
Jack Butland is a target for Chelsea with Hilario and Ross Turnbull both moving out of the club this month. Hilario will be released and Turnbull will be going out on loan to a Championship team, believed to be Bristol City.



22 Jan 2013 14:00:05
Arsenal have made a £10 million bid for Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran as they look to push towards a Champions League place.

This guy is out of contract in 6 months and bordeaux are asking for 650,000 for him!!

No they haven't considering Newcastle have agreed a deal for 750k so why would they pay 10million??

I believe Arsenal have had a bid accepted, but it's more likely to be in the region of £1 mill as his contract ends in June and their first (rejected) bid was £750k

Hasnt he only 6 month left on contract lol

They have accepted 2 million for nufc so 10 is crazy

22 Jan 2013 18:52:05
More likely to be Yoann Gourcuff if they have bid ten million and if the gunners had had a bid expect then why has it not been in the media the about Gouffran



22 Jan 2013 13:42:18
Few rumours in the North West, Blackpool looking to appoint Micky Adams from Port Vale, Preston North End chasing Barnes-Homer of Macclesfield and Fleetwood Town making a speculative effort to sign Bailey Wright from Preston, with his contract due to expire in summer.

Wright will not leave preston and if he does it will be to a championshp side

Be a great signing for PNE Barnes-Horner, although can't see it happening as according from reports from Macc a number of Premiership clubs have been looking at him.

We won't get a proper manager till the summer.

Micky adams won't leave made that mistake last time and wants to finish the job and get vale promoted

Adams left Vale before for boyhood club Sheffield United where it went sour and subsequently said he won't do it again. Can't see Blackpool luring Micky away, especially with Vale on the brink of promotion and new owners ploughing investment into all aspects of the club.



22 Jan 2013 13:37:34
Colin Doyle, DJ Cambell and Bradley Orr are set to join Bristol City all on loan.

22 Jan 2013 16:01:38
Doyle? With butland leaving, do you really think we will loan out are only other senior keeper?

Dj Campbell will not join anyone on loan FACT !

Dj cambell is already a hull city player just signed a 2 half year deal with steve bruce promising 2 more big signings elmohamady and dorrans



22 Jan 2013 13:31:00
Birmingham City are set to let any senior player go, to reduce both the wage bill and have funds avaliable to stop the club going into administration. Due to this issue they have, Darren Ambrose is linked for a move to Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

Kyle McFadzean is set to join Bristol City for £600,000 dispite Crawley Town not wanting to sell their star player.

Matt Derbyshire from Nottingham Forest has been rumoured to be heading to Ashton Gate. Sean O'Driscoll thinks that he is a vital addition to the strike force at Bristol City due to the loss of Brett Pitman and soon to be Jon Stead.

Bristol City are joining the race to sign Lee Camp, due to the fact Sean O'Driscoll thinks he is a great goalkeeper. Bristol City have failed to keep a clean sheet, so a decent goalkeeper is needed.

Albert Adomah has been linked to other teams such as Wigan. These rumours are not true, he is away at the Cup Of African Nations, so no deal will be done in this transfer window.

Bristol City are looking at a couple of centre backs on loan.

22 Jan 2013 17:33:42
What is happening to Sergio Torres at Crawley - an excellent player?

If anyone thinks that Lee Camp is a good keeper they should watch his positioning when under pressure. Also he can't be trusted in dealing with crosses. 63 goals conceeded last season 28 his fault This season 35 at least 15 his fault. Good luck to whoever gets him. FTID

Lee Camp is having a medical at Norwich and subject to that he will sign for them till the end of the season as back up to Mark Bunn until Ruddy returns which may not be until late April

22 Jan 2013 20:02:53
Keep up, Kyle is staying to the end of the Season at Crawley.



22 Jan 2013 13:28:36
Colchester are looking at Barry Robson after the midfielders stay in USA came to an end.
Joe Dunne sees him as the organisational player needed to bring the team together and start picking up the points

Sure I read somewhere he was going back to boro?

Seriously doubt he would drop to league 1 in England with such low wages?

Would like to be proved wrong though



22 Jan 2013 13:27:11
Colchester are looking to scupper Cody McDonalds proposed loan move back to Gillingham by offering him a chance to return to his local roots and fire the club to safety

Colchester have just signed Jabo Ibehre from MK Dons, although I would welcome Cody to WHCS it seems unlikely

22 Jan 2013 18:21:20
No chance, Cody trained with the Gills today(pictures on Gillingham's official website today)he will sign on loan until the end of the season then perminatley after that. CODY AND KEDS SENDING US UP



22 Jan 2013 13:21:33
Oxford United are set to sign Steve Simonsen until the end of the season following his release from Preston North End

He's injured for the next few months with a knee cartilage problem, which is why Preston let him go as his contract was up in the summer



22 Jan 2013 12:56:22
Torsten Oehrl to sign for Notts Forest this week.

Nottingham Forest **

Notts Forest will never sign anyone. But Nottingham Forest will do.



22 Jan 2013 12:47:56
Derby midfield pair Jeff Hendrick and Will Hughes are targets from prem teams. Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool for Hughes and Norwich, Aston Villa, Fulham and Celtic for Hendrick.



22 Jan 2013 12:38:49
Chris Iwelumo is poised to sign for Pne now Simonsen has officially left the club, to be announced today.



22 Jan 2013 12:32:40
Millwall to sign Jason Scotland. He is still very close to Kenny Jackett as he brought him to the English league when at Swansea.

Millwall also to sign Lappin. Both should be done before Fridays game, although Scotland is cup tied.

As is Lappin

Kenny Jacket never managed Jason Scotland at Swansea, Jacket left the season before Scotland arrived. Roberto Martinez brought him down from Scotland then took him to Wigan when he moved on himself.



22 Jan 2013 12:27:50
Leeds utd are about to offer a contract to former pompy striker Arune Dindane.

22 Jan 2013 17:15:04
very good player for a 32 year old would be very good in this division.

22 Jan 2013 20:09:18
Spotted Neil warnock today in Crewe, rumour is he's after max clay ton or their captain murphy



22 Jan 2013 12:25:30
Bury will use the £30K Luton give for Winger Marcus Marshall to buy Bangor City Forward Les Davies. Although an unknown quantity in England, he was long listed for World Player Of The Year

Marshall has turned down the Luton move.




22 Jan 2013 12:22:24
Jason Scotland is expected to join Preston this week after his contract at Ipswich was cancelled. He has held talks with Graham Westley over a short term deal



22 Jan 2013 12:21:08
Bristol City to table a bid of 200K for Jamaican International Chris Humphrey, from SPL high flyers Motherwell FC. Humphrey has been subject of a number of clubs looking to secure a cheap deal, as Humphreys contract runs down at Motherwell!



22 Jan 2013 11:59:11
Reading have had a nominal fee accepted by Aston Villa for their young defender Daniel Devine.

Wow, wouldn't think Villa had the power to accept bids for Inverness players! {Ed003's Note - two players with the same name mate}

The lad is quality I hope he don't go

Doubt it we need pL quality not L2.

Isn't every one at Villa young.



22 Jan 2013 11:59:05
Blackpool set to Appoint former player Stuart Green as manager. Having worked under Dalglish, Robson and Peter Taylor he is seen as the ideal man to take the club forward.



22 Jan 2013 12:04:14
Promotion chasing Walsall are set to sign Luke Rodgers, Simon Haworth and Bryan Hughes.

Luke Rodgers signed permanently at shrewsbury

Is that the Luke Rodgers who just signed for Shrewsbury?



22 Jan 2013 12:03:37
With Coutinho expected to sign for Liverpool in the week. It is thought that Cardiff or Hull will attempt to snatch, the creative midfielder Suso, on loan until the end of the season.



22 Jan 2013 11:55:27
MLS outfit Montreal Impact have opened talks with versatile Ipswich attacker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas after they had a bid accepted late last night.

From arsenal to ipswich to mls? nope



22 Jan 2013 11:52:09
Cardiff City have accepted a loan bid from Milton Keynes Dons for their 22 year old Slovakian Filip Kiss. Kiss is wanting more first team football and could sign for The Dons until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal if Karl Robinson's side win promotion to the Championship.

Good player is young Kiss. Did well last year but did not quite make it this year. If this is true then good luck to him and I hope he does well.



22 Jan 2013 11:49:06
Peterborough to place a 175k for Swindon striker Andrew Williams

More than that more like 300,000, if he goes we won't have a chance of promotion.

Swindon are up for sale yes is tue 98%is owed to major investor.
Players might be sold however not for pennies as Williams would be worth God knows as Rithchie is valued at 2 million.So dream on if and only if players do leave swindon it will be at the right price.
Also regarding story broke last week by BBC/Sky and a news paper, as of today the newspaper has delivered an apoligy to Swindon Ton plus offered to pay all damages.
It appears the Chairman was miss-quoted and the next day the CEO clarified the situation, so clubs dream on nobody is leaving yet.
Oh it also appears to Foreign investors are interested in the club

Nope not enough bid more if you want him

Swindon are in administration so I think we will get him on the cheap

We are not in administration so get your facts right.

When did that happen I thought they were up for sale

"Swindon are in Administration"....? You are about as well informed as a Journalist from the Football Leaue Paper.



22 Jan 2013 11:48:44
Sunderland have made an undisclosed bid for Coventry midfielder Adam Barton.

I doubt this. I also doubt that we'd sell him unless it was a sizeable offer.



22 Jan 2013 11:47:26
Man City ready to put in a £70million for ex rival player Cristiano Ronaldo

Not a chance of Ronaldo signing for city.

22 Jan 2013 20:03:08
City is Managing in acordance wth FIFA fair play. . And 70 million is huge until they plan to sel all four of the available striker's (Not possible)



22 Jan 2013 11:47:01
Aston Villa are set to sack manager Paul Lambert unless they win convincingly against Bradford City in the League Cup semi final.
It is thought Villa chairman Randy Lerner is to approach Charlton about speaking to their manager Chris Powell if things don't go to plan.

They won't move for a new manager until the summer, can see a change though as Lambert is not being backed in the transfer market.

If that is true it'll be interesting to see if Powell goes as he's loved by the fans, but I doubt anything will happen till the summer.



22 Jan 2013 11:46:49
just to put the rumours down hooper will not be leaving the club but we may still be looking at signing charlie austin, he is a proven goal scorer and my scouts think he would be keen on a move as he gets to play champions league.

Who are you? Neil Lennon!!

Hooper will sign a new contract at Celtic

Its pretty much common knowledge in scotland that Hooper isn't leaving in this transfer window! Unless a silly offer comes in!

The summer however is a different matter!

If he wants to go and play in the EPL good luck to him, Celtic will have had three good years from him and that's the nature of football these days, players move on!

Just hope he gets amove to a team like Spurs, Liverpool or Arsenal where he would quite easily fit in and score goals. Too good to be scraping around the lower reaches of the league!

He is definatly leaving this window. 8.5 will be enough to clinch the deal!

Iv heard that you may be resigning scott mcdonald from boro for around £1 million, much less than austin, and already proven up settling in period as he knows everyone, and with 11 goals in 16 appearances this season, he is still prolific.good move for celtic, he has improved since he was last there.

I hope he leaves this window and quickly. Scunny need the money for a couple of signings!



22 Jan 2013 11:44:57
Middlesbrough have been allowed talks with Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jordan Harvey over an undisclosed deal that will hopefully be finalised by the end of this week.

Now Bradford have been beaten in the cup, Boro looking at a possible 1million deal for nacki wells.



22 Jan 2013 11:44:08
Swansea offer 8.3 million for iago aspas after a late change of mind on jones deal also swansea set to complete the signing of de guzman for 7 mill if swans get to the final tomoz

Iago Aspas is not good enough for Swansea. Graham over Aspas anytime.


That's a significant fee for us and the board are very careful not to spend what's not in the pot!! That's what makes us one of the best run, if not THE best run club in the EPL.

About time they changed to BPL or UPL now eh? Especially as it looks likely there'll be two welsh teams in the mix next season!

I'd love to see aspas down the liberty but I can't see it in jan. I read somewhere that his club won't let him go until the summer and that he's already agreed to join Valencia. Not sure if that's true

Please can this be true!

Hope you are right why does graham want 2 go



22 Jan 2013 11:39:53
Simon Grayson to be sacked today...Huddersfield will look at getting Phil Parkinson depending on the result tonight.

Doh, this site makes me laugh at some of the comments but just sometimes a thread will have me in stitches

Not another empty chair press conference!

Adkins to villa, Lambert to Huddersfield, Parkinson to Europe

Aye right...keep taking the tablets

I hope so but I dowt it, not after the way Parkinson backed out of coming to us at the last minute then doing one to charlton!!

Why would Hoyle want a person who he was previously going to employ, but didn't turn up for the arranged press conference?

His average win rate is 38% and that's mainly due to 42% at Colchester in the 4th tier. With Bradford it's 33% to date, hardly top drawer. All this hype is on the back of a cup run.

Grayson won't be going anywhere. As a comparison Grayson's win average is 42% across the three clubs he's managed, Blackpool, Leeds and Charlton.

If you're a Town fan be careful what you wish for.

You must be joking...After he turned us down at the eleventh hour last time he will not be offered a second chance.

Some people have short memories. Parkinson left us with egg on our faces last time. If he leaves BFC it will be to return south where he belongs.

Will Parkinson`s wife allow him to attend his press conference this time then? Hope so!

Remember the empty chair saga? When he was coming last time. Surprised if Dean will forgive him?

More chance of getting Michael Parkinson, remember the other one was offered the job before and did not turn up for the press conference.

Is this the same Phil Parkinson who didn't turn up for his press interview the last time Town thought he had accepted their offer to manage them? The interview went ahead with an empty chair where Phil should have been sat. We will stick with Grayson, right or wrong Dean won't fire him just yet. Trojanhorse

Hope to god this isn't true, I hope larry gets sack ASAP but don't want dirty bradfords manager, what has he done, nothing.... We want a manager who can take us to the next level and Parkinson won't do this...let's get someone with a bit of pedigree..... UTT TTID

Such as........................



22 Jan 2013 11:38:10
Colchester's Karl Duguid will probably make a return to Plymouth Argyle.

He is on the coaching staff at Colchester (as a player Coach) so any transfer is incredibly unlikely.

Sure he would prefer to play more games than he currently is, but he has said that he is loving his coaching role.

Absolutely no chance of this, Karl is at Colchester to end his playing career and start his coaching career.

Not only has he said this in loads of interviews but I also spoke to him in person before Christmas. He won't leave Colchester.

No chance. He's got a coaching role and he's said before he regrets ever leaving Colchester.

No thanks. Don't want him back at Argyle.



22 Jan 2013 11:06:32
Busy times at Bury FC

Possible outs - Sodje Worrall Bishop Healy

Possible ins - Ajose Porter Michalik

Sodje, wozza and bishop leave i'm not going for I while

Why would you not go for a while sodje is past it Worrall is overrated and bishop is injury prone.



22 Jan 2013 11:03:18
Lucas Barrios to join this month after being unable to settle in China. Will join for £4 mill

22 Jan 2013 12:22:48
Is that for Barnsley or Barnet?



22 Jan 2013 10:59:57
Mancini interested in Luis Suarez as soon as Mario Balotelli has agreed Milan move.



22 Jan 2013 10:45:05
Told you a couple of weeks ago that Marlon King would be signing on a free. He has been told he is being released to cut his wages and him and Powell have remained friends since their time at Watford. Powell supported King during his prision sentance as his PFA rep and has offered him the chance to come to London.

Also on powells wishlist is Ollie Palmer of haven't and Waterlooville and Chris Lewington being swapped for John Sullivan.

Feel for Birmingham fans and the state the board have got them into.
Charlton are getting a very very good championship gialscorer. As a watford fan I can't excuse his actions but as a footballer he is class at this level. Great signing by Powell.

No you didn't tell us a couple of weeks ago!!

Psst.... I think he means Havant and Waterlooville.



22 Jan 2013 10:33:53
Shrewsbury have offered free agent jason scotland a contract until the end of the season

Along with 5 other teams

Not shrewsbury coventry he is going



22 Jan 2013 10:26:09
According to tv, Southampton are after Anderlecht Midfielder Lucas Biglia and Espanyol Midfielder Joan Verdu.

Wondered how long before Saints were linked with someone from Espanyol.

Think Verdu won't be a real rumour, although Biglia seems like the sort we'd want to reinforce the midfield.

Saints have been linked to verdu before this post and also forlin from espanyol I think.

22 Jan 2013 19:52:31
When are you guys going to start rumouring something useful? It seems to me that the only people we actually sign are guys you never talk about - Yoshida = never mentioned. Forren = never mentioned.



22 Jan 2013 10:22:17
Leicester to sign Nathan Redmond from Birmingham in a cut price £2m deal. They also hope to sign Jay Tabb from Reading for £350K, paving the way for Richie Wellens to join Ipswich for a nominal fee.

£2m for Redmond, are you having a laugh? Plus Tabby can leave for free so I highly doubt your sources.

Lets hope that this talk around signing Davies is not instead of Sunzu! If it is typical RFC building hype on getting a reasonable player and ending up getting second best. In Brian we trust!

This is why Davies is being tapped up. Stoppila Sunzu's move to Reading has stalled due to doubts about the player's contract situation at TP Mazembe. Sunzu believes his contract at TP Mazembe expired in December, while the club contest that claiming he is under contract until 2015. Hammond you tool pay the cash please!

Redmond's going to Reading.

Tabb can not. Leave for free that's in 6 months brain said for the right price

Tabb can only leave for a free in the Summer, rather let him go now for a fee instead of nothing. Also, Birmingham are looking to sell the majority of their first team players to raise funds for their debts.



22 Jan 2013 10:21:59
Derby are apparently preparing to make a £500,000 bid for Tranmere striker Cole Stockton.



22 Jan 2013 09:59:30
Bradford City are looking to sign Jamie Vardy from Leicester. A deal was close earlier in the month and Vardy attended a Bradford game, but Leicester raised the price after the Villa game. A deal may still be possible, but may depend on cup progress and/or Nakhi Wells leaving.

Nakhi wells is off to leeds if deal is able to be finalised

22 Jan 2013 14:50:28
Totally Correct Vardy came to Watch Bradford and to agree terms however Leicester up their price after Bradford beat Villa deal may still be on



22 Jan 2013 09:56:57
Hull City could make a shock move for Luis Saha!

I like the way that Hull are building a Fulham team in the North with Rosenior and Stockdale already on their books. I hope to see that Hull will soon be signing Boa Morte, Zat Knight and Papa Bouba Diop !

If we signed dj campbell and if louis saha stayed fit I believe hull would be unstoppable- sunderland fan

Sunderland have hardly any strikers so why would they rid of more?

22 Jan 2013 16:34:08
he is going to south africa supposedly, so can't see that happening, however he would be a good signing having played at the top level for a number of years

22 Jan 2013 22:45:27
He's at the village hotel in Hull right now!

Would prefer Wilfried but Luis will do nicely!



22 jan 2013 09:30:22
cody mcdonald on his way to gillingham



22 Jan 2013 09:08:36
Brighton boss Gus Poyet thinking about improved bid for Dutch u21 starlet Virgil Van Dijk

Great signing

Really hope this happens

Yes his agent reckons BHA will come back with an improved offer---which will suit the player as he will get more regular first team play than if he were signed by a Premier team.

He is on his way here anyway



22 Jan 2013 09:06:19
Conor coady of Liverpool to tranmere or notts county on loan



22 Jan 2013 08:54:33
Ben Strevens set to sign for Barnet after it didn't work out at gillingham.



22 Jan 2013 08:14:51
Micky Mellon seen leaving Bloomfield rd last night after 3 hours of talks with KOKO.

Mellon currently helping vout as ass manager at Barnsley will rellish being closer to home as he lives in the town, Steve Thompson set to be his number 2.



22 Jan 2013 08:43:01
Bradford City and Gillingham are in the race for out of favour Leicester forward Jamie Vardy.

Bradford were preparing a bid but the local paper have said that Leicester's valuation was too high. Perhaps the deal isn't dead.

22 Jan 2013 11:41:12
SWFC are looking to sign him, he's a Wednesdayite, was on their books as a youngster and has said numerous times it would be his dream move to play for them. Gary Madine looks like he could be on his way out of Hillsborough with Millwall, MK Dons and Swindon all having expressed an interest recently, a loan move to league 1 would be the best option for him to regain his confidence and goal scoring touch and then return to Wednesday if Dave Jones gives him a regular spot in the team with good supply from midfield and he will deliver it;s unfair ro expect a young strike still learning his trade to score if he's not given a chance of more than one game here and there or 15 minutes off the bench.

22 Jan 2013 15:18:27
Leicester paid 1 million for Vardy, will all the people at Bradford stop dreaming, he isn't going anywhere, we knew he would need a couple of seasons.



22 Jan 2013 08:38:44
Odemwinge set for talks with QPR, he wants a move but WBA digging there heels in. But expect deal to be done before window shuts. If Barry misses out on m'vila which looks possible then maybe diame could be the man, don't rule out another bid for Ollsen from WBA

22 Jan 2013 10:37:07
Who, s Barry?

22 Jan 2013 13:01:07
Ha ha . Meant to be Harry !

Think Ollsen will move to London, not necessarily qpr, Fulham or West Ham ?
Odenwinge wants qpr depends on the Baggies resolve.

In fairness QPR made a move for Remy before Newcastle did so QPR really hijacked their own initial interest



22 Jan 2013 04:09:35
Jason Scotland reported to be in talks with Preston North End after having his contract at Ipswich settled. Preston are one of a number of clubs showing interest in the 33 year old but are thought to be one of the front runners.

Give warnock a call. We need some youngsters



22 Jan 2013 04:03:01
Chesterfield welcome 6'4 Ivorian striker Armand Gnanduillet

I've just read he's a under21 international player for Ivory Coast.
I think he's massive coup of a signing for Chesterfield.By any chance Edds have you got any goal stats for him?

Arsenal Fan D



22 Jan 2013 03:10:45
Ipswich town said to be in talks with 3 new players Alan judge for to solve the winger issues Richard stearman as cover and 1 other I'm not sure of yet could be a central midfielder or Stephen hunt!!

Stearman would walk into our team let alone be cover. We're not signing any of these any rate.



22 Jan 2013 03:02:58
Barry Robson on his way back to Middlesbrough until the end of the season after having his contract at Vancouver Whitecaps terminated.

Bloody hope not

Ha ha that's an easy one to come up with!!
On his way back to the UK
I like Robson and we do miss his drive determination and his goals, and he will be back with a point to prove seen as though it didn't work out in Vancouver,
But who would mogga drop from midfield? Our best player from last season (bailey) can't even make the starting eleven!

Yes please!

Would love him bk class 4 us cum on robbo

Cum on barry cum back what a player 4 us just what we need a bit ov bite in the center mogga don't leave it to late

Tv have confirmed this but no real links to Middlesbrough, as a Boro fan however this would be nothing short of immense and really would kick start our season, I can confidently say there will be no fan unhappy on Teesside at hearing this news and if there is (CLEARLY YOU KNOW NOTHING) don't need YOUR support. C'mon Robbo we love you!! UTFB

Cum on robbo we need you and the led in the center we will walk it to the prem and knock cardiff off

Robbo's legs were shot last season.. that's why no new contract.. He couldn't make it at Canadian League level.. He's had his time at Boro, move on... You'll be wanting Parnaby back next!

He was offered a new contract but he wanted to start a new life. He was our main midfield last season

He is 34 granted he is at the very end of his career but he is still a very accomplished footballer, industrious & creative. I personally believe he has atleast 12/18 months left of good quality and only adds to the strenth in depth we have. You may be sceptic however you must appretiate he can have an impact. he's a fan favorite and he has business to settle here. Proper footballer and all round legend. I for one know he will do a job if he were to return. Great for the team and the fans. Surely just until the end of the season for our big push can't hurt!?! Boro for life!



22 Jan 2013 02:35:48
If Aston Villa knock Bradford out of the Capital One cup tonight Blackpool will again attempt to appoint Phil Parkinson as their manager.

What don't people understand its not because we in the cup that he's not wanting to go read phil Parkinson's quotes he wants to stay because he believes he can get us out of the league as unlike any other managers he shows commitment stop with the boring false rumours and I'm going to villa to watch lambert start crying

The reason parkinson won't join blackpool is because he is a preston north end fan and as been all is life he was asked a few yrs back if he would ever manager blackpool and he said no he never would

Haha he isn't a Preston fan!



22 Jan 2013 00:47:08
Gary Hooper is on the verge of signing a new a 4 year deal with celtic.

Spurs offering player plus cash deal for Hooper, a former Tottenham academy reject.

No, I'm afraid he isn't. He has turned down a new contract and will either sign for Norwich, Spurs or QPR.

Absolute rubbish

22 Jan 2013 13:02:57
Expect to see him at QPR

22 Jan 2013 15:34:24
it is absulute nonsense about gary hooper leving

What a joke! Let him go then. Celtic made him the player he is and he treats us like this. Well ** off hooper



22 Jan 2013 00:00:33
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is set to join QPR after snubbing Newcastle.

No he's not

He's having a medical at Newcastle training ground as I type this so Happy Harry has lost this 1!

Do QPR have a scouting network or do they just use other clubs to do the spadework for them



22 Jan 2013 00:19:18
Watford interested in signing free agent Craig Gordon as an experienced back up goalkeeper to Almunia

Not heard this one before but Craig Gordon is a great keeper but fell foul to injuries. Not sure how good he is now but couldn't get a game at Sunderland after breaking his arm. Didn't he cost £10million? {Ed039's Note - Was £9 million, and dont see him playing back up to Almunia, Gordon with one arm is still miles better than him)

Not only a Back up, maybe a possible challange to Almunia.. Hope this one has some truth about it.. Would be a Very good free Just like Hall and Almunia..

Hope Hall stays too..

Anbody any opinions on the back three with The ' makeshift' defence of Nosworthy Doyley doing very well..

Hall Doyley Hoban Ekstrand Nosworthy And before Neuton's injury they have all played the part at the back guess that's the bonus of three CB You will be able to play them all often in a whole season

22 Jan 2013 09:41:28
I heard Hall was talking to Charlton, be gutted if the big left as he is the difference at the back for us

22 Jan 2013 09:42:31
Cmon ed, Alumnias been quality this season, it was impossible to succeed at arsenal... {Ed039's Note - I suppose so, but do you think that maybe Championship is his level? I thought he done OK at Prem but that was it, just OK, Craig Gordon might be a bit of a liability now with his injury situation, but if, and a very big if as well, if Craig Gordon could get back to somewhere near his best, then he is a much better keeper, thats all)

Sorry Ed my bad (only £9mil)
Almunia is a great championship keeper and good professional. Went to the Bristol game and he trained hard in the quagmire of a pitch before it got called off. But I agree that see Gordan is a better keeper if his injuries haven't compromised him. Could have gone on to big things if he hasn't been unlucky. Maybe he can kick start a new premiership career with watford :)

Craig Gordon is a class keeper. Before his injuries he was suberb for Sunderland. If you sign him I hope he can reproduce the form when he was at his best. Good luck to him and your club.

We don't need Gordon as Bond is a very good young keeper who is our back up, he played well against man city

On a free he is defiantly a good singing wouldn't mind seeing a pacey right back just as an alternative to Cassetti even though his final ball is amazing.... Anya is too weak and innocent to play RWB and Geoffrey Bia is to attack minded.... Hopefully we can Get Murray on the pitch for a few games, if not maybe a loan out just for a month or so to make sure he dosent go stale..

Almunia is the best keeper we've had for 5/6 years by miles. We don't need Craig Gordon because I think Bond is definitely good enough back up

Cmon Ed, people keep holding onto a few gaffs he had at Arsenal. Almunia has been a top keeper for us, surely one of the best signings of the year as a free. Great distribution, saves etc... {Ed039's Note - I have never doubted that he is a cracking shot stopper, but I dont think he has ever had the full package as a keeper, something missing, but yes, I have to agree he has been a great signing for Watford, considering that he was a free transfer, but I do think a Craig Gordon on top form is better than Almunia thats all)

Actually Almunia hasn't been brilliant in fact he has been quite Loach-esque. Would like to see a more consistant keeper inbetween the sticks

Loach-esque is a tad harsh, he's certainly been better than Loach, but not as good as Kuszczak (yes I did google the spelling) was at the end of last season. Craig Gordon is a better keeper than Almunia and I would love to see him at the club, but I can't see it happening if I'm honest.



21 Jan 2013 23:57:24
Newcastle are expected to sign French U21 and Nancy left back Massadio Haïdara for around £3m a source from Nancy reported, expected to arrive at the club on Tuesday. Newcastle have also had a fee of around 800k accepted for a French forward named Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux. The 26-year-old forward who has scored 10 goals in 22 Ligue 1 games this season, is out of contract in the summer.

Newcastle are considering signing the young England goalkeeper Jack Butland from Birmingham for £4m and immediately loaning him back to Lee Clark's team until the end of the season.

Why sign Butland? He will not want to be a number 2 to krul.Unless Krul wants away to.



21 Jan 2013 23:51:54
Newcastle United £7m target Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa hasn't bothered turning up for a planned medical and is set to be the 2nd player in the space of a week to sign for QPR instead

Well if he snubbed arsenal to join newcastle I don't think he'd join bottom of the table QPR, unless they practically throw money at him, which is what they always seem to do, but hopefully this guy would like to stay in the prem next year

22 Jan 2013 13:07:45
Well Newcastle are far from safe and once they lose collocini and possibly cabaye before window shuts, it could be a slippery slope down to championship with QPR. So why wouldn't he take more money?

Newcastle are in a relegation battle too



21 Jan 2013 23:52:26
Blackburn set to add Lewis McGugan and Gary Mackay-Steven. The Championship club will bid £1.5m for both players in the hope that they can provide the goals and assists that are lacking at the moment.

1.5 million for mcgugan yes please

Ill take mcgugan class player and a good free kick player

£1.5M for the scottish Messi haha no chance worth far more than that.



21 Jan 2013 23:50:22
This deal won't be happening this month but my sources have lead me to believe that Martin O'Neil is looking at Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick. The 20 year old who has been called up to the ROI squad today is said to be back to his best after a poor start to the season.

Dont surprise me. when he plays like saturday he is our best and strongest midfielder

For saying he's only 20, this lad can't half play. always thought he'd make it into the prem and is probably good enough to play for a top 6 team on his day.



22 Jan 2013 00:00:09
MK Dons to hold talks with Simon Lappin after his release by Norwich City.

He will be signing for Cardiff City. MH

Would be a good signing

According to tv transfer new - Cardiff are in talks with Simon Lapin

Looks like he's going to Cardiff City after being on loan previously there



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