Football Rumours Archive April 23 2012


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22 Apr 2012 23:52:37
Newcastle summer targets
Newcastle are looking to sign a new left back in the summer and have lines up three pontential players; erik peiters has been heavily linked with a move over the last season and would be available for around 5 million. Another possibility is toulouse left back chieck m'bengue who has been watched by a host of top clubs and is available for around 4 million. The other player linked with a move to newcastle is lyon and france internantional aly cissokho however his 9 million price tag is likely to put newcastle off the 23 year old.

Newcastle are still searching for a new centre half as they have often found themselves short at the back this season without colocini and taylor for spells; newcastle have targeted fc twente's brazilian defender douglas who would be available on a cut price deal as one of their top prioritys but have also been heavily linked with montpelleir's talented cente back mapou yanga-m'biwa who would cost around 6.5 million.

Newcastles search for more depth in midfeild has led to speculation surrounding ajax teenager siem de jong with both cheif scout graham carr and manager alan pardew taking time out to watch ajax the season de jong could be set to join for a fee of as little as 5 million

Other targets and players linked with a move this summer include wigan midfeilder diame-4million, guigamp teen knockhaert-2million, dijon's cognet-4.5million, mavin martins from sochaux for 7 million and mayuka from young boys for 3 miilion(16)(8)Diame's contract expires at the end of this seasonI read today that Romain Amalfitano will be first summer signing of Newcastle. Next will be Pieters of PSV. I hope that Newcastle will go for Adam Johnson who seems to leave Man City.


22 Apr 2012 23:31:28
Reports suggest that cash strapped middlesbrough will listen to offers for jason steele valued at around 4million and top scorer marvin emnes despite the striker recently signing a new deal on teeside, chairman gibson will run the rule over new signing with jacob butterfield, thomas sorensen and tuncay sanli set to join end of season(9)(12)


22 Apr 2012 23:00:43
Reading FC are looking to wrap up some early signing in the next few weeks with Scott Sutter, Aaron Eckersley and Marko Futacs all looking likely.
Deals for Matthew Connoly and Hayden Mullins are also close to happening.(12)(7)Reading are looking to sign high-profile players !You forgot Doyle from Wolves...Sorry guys but not sure if they are the sort of players reading need. BM is off to Norway to look at a player so watch this space.Don't you mean Adam Eckersley instead of Aaron Eckersley?It is Adam Eckersley and he plays for the Danish side AGF Aarhus. Sorry did not do my homework first.... But looks a good player and BM is a Great Scout....


22 Apr 2012 22:39:52
Jesus navas to come to the premier league in the summer with arsenal said to be interested in him(16)(16) 

Navas suffers from severe home sickness and found it difficult when he was part of the spain squad for the last world cup so a switch to arsenal unlikely.I don't think so because he has illness of "missing his home town". He is depressed if he go out of Seville.


22 Apr 2012 22:00:16
Colchester to sign non-league midfielder Jai Reason(6)(6)There's no reason to sign this player


22 Apr 2012 21:49:14
kasper schmicheal set to join spurs or schalke for between 5-6 million with tommy lee and keiron westwood coming in(11)(25)Man city didnt want him, Notts county didnt want him, Leeds didnt want him, now looks like Leicester dont want him.... this lad is obviously talented but he cant keep a club for too long, so he is obviously trouble and upsets the team wherever he goes with his constant rants and outspoken comments about team mates, look at his reactions when he concedes a goal, instantly looks for someone else to blame... in my opinion hes clearly trying to live on his dads reputation but knows hes well short of it, waste of talent...Leicester dont want him? Do you know anything? Hes the best keeper they'v had in years, hes not transfer listed. . . An he said himself hes had a the best year here and loves the club, hes going no where apart from the premiership with Leicester.Its not a case of no-one wants him hes is an outstanding talent and bigger clubs want him you fool...everything about your post shows you have absolutely no clue what your talking bout when it comes to kasper!



22 Apr 2012 21:45:22
Wigan athletic, Norwich city and a number of Russian clubs including Spartak Nalchik are looking at hearts captain Marius Zaliukas.(7)(8) 

Bloody well hope so!

JamboSo do I,will pay his air fair ...


22 Apr 2012 20:39:50
Newcastle Utd interested in young talents Cyrus Christie and Gael Bigirimana who have suffered relegation with coventry city.
they are to offer 4m with medhi abeid and james tavernier moving the opposite way on season-long loans.(11)(10)And Yohan Cabaye !Where did this come from? im a newcastle fan and dont want tavernier to leave! thanksI posted eariler in the season about Cyrus Christie as Newcastle had been linked with a move for him in January with Sammi A going on loan in the opposite direction, however that fell through. Christie looks like a decent player, plently of pace and can cross a good ball...That's a laugh one. Why will Newcastle sign players who's not good enough even for Championship? And there's no chance Tavernier will go in Division One. He's good enough for Premier League.No chance. The figure of £4m is optimistic to say the least. Coventry are not in a position to command anything above £2m.


22 Apr 2012 19:24:20
Reading FC interested in Zaha of Palace and Steven Fletcher of Wolves(18)(11)Zaha was very impressive on sat, i think he might be more of a talent than Moses, would be very surprised if he not playing in the prem next season and even more surprised if he signed for usBigger clubs wanting Fletcher.Zaha is going to be great in a few seasons - I think several teams will be interested which will push the price up. But do Reading really want to take on an inexperienced young player for their prem survival campaign? Would take a reasonable chunk out of their transfer budget, wouldn't be surprised if this year they concentrate on experience and then build on youth once they have secured regular prem football.Not a chance of Fletcher - bad journalism again


22 Apr 2012 18:49:34
Stephen Dobbie will sign a permanent deal with Blackpool,with Matty Phillips going the other way to Swansea City with a fee included.(7)(23)So Dobbie, a player who cannot get into the Swansea 1st team will no doubt sign for Blackpool for a nominal fee.....but Matt Phillips going the other way....not unless you outbid the 3 other Prem teams who have been advised bidding starts at £3m+ {Ed003's Note - I think he means a fee to B'pool aswell,well I hope he does}Yes I have heard this too Phillips would prefer to go to aPremiership club where he would play every week rather than a club where he will sit in the reserves or on the benchPhillips going to readingIt sounds like Reading will be signing 30 new players in the closed season and will have to get a special dispensation from FIFA and the FA to field a 24 man team instead of 12. Messi, Beckham, Ronaldo & Matt Phillips look like they are all in contract negotiations.


22 Apr 2012 18:10:05
Portsmouth are set to lose striker Dave Kitson and defender come midfielder Greg Halford after the Championship side finally suffered relegation on Saturday.
Kitson is in talks with Leicester as Nigel Pearson looks to bring experience in for a possible promotion push to the Premier League next season.
Halford is subject of a bid from Norwich City. City are thought to have bid around £350,000 for the former Colchester player and is keen on moving to the Premier League.(7)(23)We had Halford at Sheff Utd - good versatile player, tall and with a long throw. What's the betting he ends up at Stoke?To all portsmouth fans im a bristol city fan and i think your team will be to strong for div 1 i think you will win the league goodluckPompey will no doubt need to lose a lot more players than Kitson and Halford. Expect 75% of the team to move. However, they will rebuild based on academy players and are strong in that area so should be OK. May take a couple of seasons to get back but with their fans, maybe even year 1.I would not describe Kitson leaving as a "loss".Portsmouth paid around £1 million for Halford and there are a few teams that want him so I think the price may be higher than that.

Kitson will almost certainly leave Pompey but it probably wont be Leicester as he would struggle to get into their team.


22 Apr 2012 17:35:38
swindon to sign Liam Hearn from grimsby for 400000 or alternatively, 250000 plus alan connell making a return to grimsby as hearns replacement(1)(17)How many times do you need to be told we wont pay 400k for a conference player most of our players coming in will be free transfers or fees a lot lower than 400k. where do you get your stories from. you can have connell back though he is not a 90 minute player he is an impacy player and is bossed about too much by centre backs. Conference is his standard and i dont understand all the swindon fans who think he is great. Di Canio will ship out alot of players this summer and connell i believe will be one of them.


22 Apr 2012 17:17:44


22 Apr 2012 17:09:52
Manchester United targets (Gotze, Lucas and Eriksen) all look likely to snub the intrest of united and move to Italy or Spain but luckly for United have all opted to stay put for at least another year. This gives United a extra year to tempt these players to Manchester. To do this united are gunna have to buy some top players like ozil kroos Ganso kagwa hummels to tempt them aswell as buying some players like Stegen clyne alba (or boilsen) courtinho to help with winning throphies e.g champions league to prove where the best in Europe(10)(16)Best in europe , my arse .... not even best in ManchesterClearly a city fan to the one above me lol keep on dreaming fella money makes you very arrogant typicle,as for players we will buy who we buy simple as right back definatley and midfield 3 or 4 players will do.Leeds United fan here. Don't think any Man United fan should be accusing anyone of arrogance to be honest. All I've heard all season is cocky United fans going on about City. Face facts, United's days as the top club in Manchester are coming to an end never mind the premier league. You talk about City's money as if you've never spent huge amounts of money on players yourselves.

If City don't take it this year they will next...and that'll be United done!Love jealous fans. Man u have spent money but sensibly and slowly not like 500m in 2 seasons like city or however much leeds made to get themselves screwed and now there never coming back thank god! we will be here for a long time! and we still do what we want!Why do leeds fans come on here as if they are uniteds biggest rivals.....never have been never will be"we will be here for a long time! and we still do what we want!"

Let's see if you're still as cocky after Sunday!?!

Plastic Mancs - nothing worse!The games on monday numptyHaha, stupid city and leeds fans! how are we not even the best in manchester when were top of the league, we won it last year and got into the champions league final 3 times in 4 years? FACE FACTS, WE ARE MAN UTD!!


22 Apr 2012 16:42:24
Charlton interested in Dave Kitson and Greg Halford who both recently suffered relegation with pompey(16)(10)You don't want Kitson. He's an awful player


22 Apr 2012 16:29:01
Everton will make 4 signings this summer with money made from the sale of Jack Rodwell.

Miguel Veloso will come in on loan from Genoa, Steven Fletcher will sign for the club for around £6mi and Copenhaegen defender Mathias Jorgensen will sign for around £3m. Greek defender Georgios Tzavelas should also sign after EURO 2012(15)(9)Jorgenson signed for PSV back in FebruaryMatthias Jørgensen, have already signed with PSV EindhovenNot getting Fletcher for £6m we paid £7m and his value has gone up and we don't need to sell, although I'm 99% certain he will leave I think it will be £8m plus.Is Rodwell not rated as £20m?
Fletcher would cost £8m and Tzavelas about £2m
Then Veloso would not be dear either and Jorgensen is joining PSVWhat do you think you're going to get for Jack Rodwell? Even is Super Daniel Levy was the seller you wouldn't get more than £10 million - he is a nothing player.

You'd get more for Tony Hibbert.


22 Apr 2012 16:24:49
Chelsea will give the manager's job to Roberto Dio Matteo full-time, who will bring in a few new faces to freshen things up.

Hulk - Porto
Javi Garcia - Benfica
Gregory Van Der Wiel - Ajax
Jussi Jaaskalainen on a free transfer from Bolton as back-up to Cech while Courtois stays on loan at Atletico Madrid(22)(24)TGhe next Chelsea manager will be Laurent Blanc, coach of France national team. After Euro 2012 he'll leave France and go to Chelsea. 90 % done deal.


22 Apr 2012 16:23:27
Jim o'brien set to turn down a new contract with barnsley and sign for sheff utd(9)(6)Remember what happened to howard un boggi.OLD NEWS but he,s crap so you can take him anyway


22 Apr 2012 16:21:51
Aston Villa will bring in a host of fresh faces this summer as the club is in need of a serious rebuild.
Kim Kallstrom - Lyon
Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
Oscar Wendt - Copenhaegen
Peter Lovenkrands - Newcastle
Hector Moreno - Espanyol(11)(29)Oscar Wendt play for GladbachKallstrom you jokingNot if they go downGet this clown away from our clubKeane is a no, Kallstrom id love i think it is possible aswell but he's not the CM we need, we need a generalId put a manager top of your summer wish list personally.


22 Apr 2012 16:17:42
Arsenal will see a host of new faces join the club this pre-season. Podolski has alreay agreed a contract and will be joined by Lille winger Eden Hazard, Rennes midfielder Yann M'villa, French striker Olivier Giroud and Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen.(30)(29)


22 Apr 2012 16:12:16
Northampton to sign a midfielder from millwall and a striker from Leeds on pre contract agreements torrow.
Both players have already held talks and are due to sign tomorrow.(5)(12)


22 Apr 2012 16:01:04
Reading's first transfer will be Superliga's top goalscorer Dame N'Doye.
Brian mcDermott is going to Copenhapen on Tuesday to watch him(17)(6)I really dont think reading need another striker unless they sell a couple who are either bench warmers or who dont play at all.Please be true. He could be another 'Papiss Cissé' or 'Demba Ba' who is powerful and quick with a predatory instinct in front of goal. His scoring record is excellent.Going to have to be prepared to spend big for him. Copenhagen's player of the season. Similar record to Papisse Cisse who cost £9 million.

Can you see Reading paying in the region of £9 mil on one player after promotion? I can't, but if a good deal can be made Dame N'Doye would be a great signing for any prem team.Definitely going to happen!!


22 Apr 2012 15:51:13
N.forest and barnsley both interested in signing derby midfielder paul green(13)(11)Yes, because I'm sure he'd reject a contract from a team in the top half, pushing for play offs, in favour of moving to one of these heavyweights. No-one knows who Forest can possibly be signings due to the owner situation, and well, Barnsley are Barnsley, so he wouldn't go there.And derby r what exactly mid table at best................


22 Apr 2012 15:47:37
Emile Heskey, Jack Hobbs, Matt Richie, Jamie Vardy, Brad Guzan, Cameron Stewart and Carlos Cuellar all to sign for Leicester(15)(32)Another awful season on the cards for leicester then.Wasnt really an awful season this seasonAs if cuellars ganna go to leicester when he could stay at villaJack Hobbs is out injured until xmasCuellars going to sunderland on a free from villa?Cuellar wants to stay in the midlands but wont get a contract extension at villaHobbs and Stewart going nowhere!You know this how?Hobbs out for 6 months; leicester already opted for marshall when they didnt get stewart in january.


22 Apr 2012 15:44:52
Nigel pearson to sign a contract extension to show loyalty to Leicester.(13)(7)Bloody hope notHa ha loyalty how long has he been in a job? mind you by the foxes standards anything over 6 months is considered long term.Was over 6 months his first time an he loves the club


22 Apr 2012 15:37:40
Tony Pulis + Mark Hughes go head to head in the race for reliable Matt Jarvis's signature.
Wolves accepting offers in the range of 5m(20)(8)And NorwichUr forgeting villa will be in for Jarvis and since we have minimal gd wingers and he wont have to move far, im sure he wud prefer us.

Optimistic VillanI think Jarvis is Stoke bound although Villa are definitely in with a shout, can't see him moving to QPR he's a northern boy settled in the Midlands, defo expect Stoke or Villa.To be fair these days Stoke are a better move than Villa. Stoke have been after him for a few seasons and looks a nailed on one.5 million should just about buy one legRumours of Everton, Stoke, Fulham, WBA, Villa, Sunderland should help inflate the price a little.
If you think we are going to sell a player who has played for England 12 months ago when we have no debt so therefore no need to sell you are sadly deluded.You now nothing 5m lolQPR play football and Stoke play hoofball no contest.


22 Apr 2012 14:48:16
paul coutts and graham westley do not get on-fact!
He doesnt want to continue at pne either and has no loyalties to the club he will leave as soon as he gets the chance. I am also 99% sure it was him who leaked our line-up against sheff wed to his pal keith treacy. the sooner we get rid of him the better!(12)(3)Go and crawl under a rock and stay there sick of hearing about the feud between these 2 everybody knows mate its been on this forum everyday for the past 2 months. Joel byrom and mark roberts will join as soon as the season finishes but the deal will not happen if stevenage win the playoffs if they get there.The idea that Preston North End fans see Two Stevenage Town players as the way to get them out of League 1 is very funny. If Stevenage get through the play offs they wont come (as above) if they fail to win......They join PNE. So their signing players who cant evn win in League least they will be at home with the other players who one just 1 game in 7.......Agent Westley is doing a great job.Get on or not he's still leaving in the summer


22 Apr 2012 14:37:21
Vinny Mukendi, Godfrey Poku and Zac Aley will join Southport as free agents this summer.(1)(7)No they wont. All lies mate. Vinny Mukendi is still under contract for Macclesfield and Zac Alley is still at Blackburn Rovers. He is only on loan for Macclesfield!


22 Apr 2012 14:07:47
Watford are rumoured to be interested in Albert adomah of Bristol city
Don't how reliable the source is, but sounds possible(6)(19)No chanceSounds like a case of 'wishful thinking to be honest. Watford generally don't pay big fees and Adomah would be expensive.Would cost you!-has plenty of his contract left and cant see why he would swap one championship club for another.No thanks, awful player.No Chance - Dyche intends to improve the squad not sign an overrated player who was offered to us for £150k 18 months ago and was seen as not good enough thenAwful player? Clueless comment, he has been v impressive this year. Would not leave City to go 'like-for-like'. Would have to be a Championship contender team (e.g one of the playoff failures) or a bottom-third PL team looking to take a riskDerby county want him


22 Apr 2012 13:54:13
Derby County have been preparing for the summer by clearing out players who have wages that dont match their ability.They have already startewd talks with the players agents as Nigel Clough wants have his full team ready for their pre season trip to Barbados

Johnny Russel-Dundee united-650k
Nick Powell-Crewe-300ks
Krystian Pearce-Notts county-200k
Reda Johnson-Sheff Wednesday-350k
Albert Adomah-Bristol city-500k
James tootle-Crewe-150k

Miles Addison-Bournmouth-350k
Lee croft-St Johnstone-375k
Paul Green-Leeds-Free
Saul Deeney-Brentford-55k
Callum Ball-Bristol city-Loan
Ross Atkins-Burton-Loan
Ben davies-Burnley-400k
James severn-Oldham-Loan
Connor doyle-Notts County-Loan(7)(28)Dundee unt are looking for 1.5m upwards for russell they already knocked back 1m bid from celtic so they wont be getting him for 750 000You won,t get 350k for miles Addison no wayNick powell for 300K?!?!?!?!?!? do you know who you re talking about?St johnstone dont have 350k to spend on croft£1/2M for Adomah? Don't be daft!You would need to be offering a lot mot than that for Adomah, more in the region of £1.5 - 2MHaha, Nick Powell for £300k. I'm a Derby fan, but you must be deluded. He's Premiership bound for £5m+ matey.Seen Addison play for my beloved Bournemouth £350k - please dont make me laugh - it hurts......wouldnt even pay 3k for himAtkins wont come back to burton he is carpSeen addison play at oakwell wouldnt even use him as a ball by hes carbage.....This has been on other sites these players are true but the pricing is all wrong the person has put the transfer market value not what the clubs want for them or what the clubs are willing to pay for them.Nick powell has already been seen at moor farm as derby secretly pay crewe money yearly for producing young players this was agreed after derby signed Bailey and Brayford.Johnny russell didnt go to celtic because he didnt want to not because of the money prove is on his twitter.Whereas theres prove of Derby chris maguire and johnny russell ex scotland u21 teammates discussing him coming down to derby.As for Miles addison yes he has massively declined and i see if going for free.Then Adomah if he was worth a so called 1/2 millionj maybe before the season started.But he plays for bristol city who narrowly escaped relegation and if it wasnt for portsmouth 10 point deduction you luckly survived.So his value has decreased massively as hes not played well and thats wghat represents the posistion his team are in the table.he has one year left on his contract and is too good for bristol city and they wont be challenging next season for promotion unless they have a massive money injection so he wouldnt sign a new contract so bristol would rather get some decent enough amount of money for him than see him go for cheap.This contract that Adomah wouldn't sign, is it the same 3 year contract he signed in December? You will not get Albert for £1/2M, that is totally deluded.Theere's no way they'll be signing Russell for anything less £1.5M. He's too good for Derby County anyway. He'll be playing Champions League football at Dundee United next season, why would he drop down to Championship level? Dream on mate!


22 Apr 2012 13:41:19
Tranmere look to have won the race for Port Vale striker Marc Richards.

Also Holmes, Buchanan, welsh and Robinson to sign new contracts in the next few weeks(3)(12)


22 Apr 2012 13:33:04
Burnley transfer news


Jay Rod-Norwich 3.5M
Marney-Cardiff 500,000
Treacy-Ipswich 400,000


Pearce-Portsmouth 800,000
Westwood-Sunderland 750,000
Madine-Sheff Wed 1M
McCarthy-Palace FREE
Jackson-Charlton 700,000(6)(23)Pearce has already agree to sign for LeedsYeah your right, Burnley are such a huge club that other clubs will let you have their best players. On the other hand it could be complete rubbish, I thought this site was for rumour not wish lists.Johnnie Jackson is going nowhere.Westwood are you kidding? he would never leave a club like sunderland to a club like burnleyJay Rod to Norwich deffoJ rod to norwich would make me happy, i think we would have to pay 5mill atleast. I would think he would intrest clubs with mire cash than us to. {Ed003's Note - I think £5m'ish would get him,he's only got 12 months left on his contract and Burnley are not in a position to turn down a good offer}After watching Burnley on Saturday @ Bloomfield Road......If you could get ANY money for ANY of your first team.....I would snatch their hands offKeith Treacy to Ipswich, yep I'll have some of that, along with a RB LB 2 x CB and another striker


22 Apr 2012 13:23:33
rvp in talks with barcalona will signe end off the season .27m(15)(31)They paid 35mil for alexis sanchez so even with 1yr on his contract i'd bet my house its 35mill minimumIf toress went for 50million then no way is rvp 27 millionWith only one year left on his contract Arsenal will be lucky to get that much


22 Apr 2012 12:44:18
Hull City are going to offer a contract to Paul Green, the Derby midfielder has rejected a new deal at the Rams and is available on a free transfer, Leeds are also interested but the Staffordshire born midfielder has already expressed his desire to join Hull after his agent contacted Adam Pearson. Hull are also looking at two new keepers in the summer, Eldin Jakupovic has already signed but cannot be announced officialy until the 1st of July, Chris Kirkland could also join the Tigers after becoming bench warmer for Wigan for almost two years, due to Kirkland being injury prone the two keepers would probaly be rotated frequently in the team.(13)(10)He is a donny lad not a staff so this rumour is a load of poooooooo an he wud pick leeds any day over hillYou're welcome to him, very average player. Hence why he's been at direby for 4 years.Pick dull city over LEEDS your having a laugh


22 Apr 2012 12:27:52
When Wolverhampton Wanderers relegation is confirmed they are set to approach Keith Curle currently manager of Notts County. The board like how he has turned them from a relegation certainty to play off hopefuls in the weeks since taking the post. Wolves also trying to agree a deal with another old boy, Paul Ince, as director of football to help Curle as he is still a realtive novice to the dug out.(4)(24)Utter tripe, Wolves will wait to see who gets promoted before making an approach , Houghton is the number one target should Brum fail to clinch promotion.What planet are you on mate, never head such a load of crap. Why make up stories like this ..... whats your source.Since when were Notts County 'relegation certainty'?What planet do Wolves fans live on. How about you take McCarthy back and say sorry!Not sure who wrote this but Notts County were doing ok before Curle took them over and why would Ince get a job as Director of Football when he's yet to prove himself as a Manager and Manager is the position he wants?

Wolves will stick with Terry Connor or appoint Lee Clark.


22 Apr 2012 12:20:18
Roy keane to be wolves boss.. at least the interviews will be good(13)(18)NooooooooooooYouuuuuu've gotta feel for Terry ConnorAs a town fan I can say no one divides opinions like him! good ideas poorly executed and I hope you like long ball football and playing for 0-0 at home.


22 Apr 2012 12:18:20
Wigans James mcarthy being watched by Everton aston villa and liverpool... Arsenal seemed to have lost interest though.(9)(5)


22 Apr 2012 12:16:52
Aiden Mgeady linked with Sunderland Everton and Villa.

Kieran Richardson and Kevin Doyle seem destined for reading but Roy Hodgson also seems very interested in Doyle and likes the idea of a Long and Doyle patnership.

Jarvis to Stoke City(28)(6)Richardson to good for reading they could maybe sign someone like connor wickham or shola ameobiDont think everton or villa will have the cash to sign mcgeadyI think signing Richardson wouldnt be a good idea Ryan Bertrand would be a much more profitable signingRichardson isn't too good for Reading! He's getting on a bit and seems like the type of player I'd imagine reading to buy if they wanted premiership survival. Can also see them buying Doyle but personally I think that would be a weaker signing for them, he's been relegated twice and has a pretty poor goalscoring record in the prem.

(I'm not a Reading fan - totally neutral.)If doyle wasnt played as a lone striker like he was at wolves then he would be pretty decent


22 Apr 2012 12:05:53
Burnley want to bring in Marc Pugh from Bournemouth and Oliver Norwood from Manchester United both were born in Burnley and would love to sign for their home town clubs(13)(8)


22 Apr 2012 12:00:49
Walsall attacker Ledesma will be leaving the club in the summer for Coventry, Wolves or Birmingham. With his deal running out at the end of the season Aston Villa are also intrested.(2)(9)


22 Apr 2012 11:57:51
Macclesfield midfielder heading to Walsall is the summer(6)(1)Let us know if you find out which one.


22 Apr 2012 11:56:22
heard dean bowditch will sign for charlton(5)(5)Not good enough for Championship. League 1 player a best.He's not even on the Charlton radar


22 Apr 2012 09:18:31
charlton have come out as favourites to sign Gary Madine if wednesday fail to clinch promotion this season(5)(19)On yesterdays showing I think I'd rather have Beavon, cracking player.


22 Apr 2012 09:20:29
Powell will use his Leicester links to secure the signing of Waghorn and Vassel next year(8)(13)Keep dreaming.


22 Apr 2012 09:19:36
Emmanuel frimpong is ready to call time on his slow Arsenal career and will look to move on with Charlton and Millwall possible destinations with both clubs interested(4)(38)Maybe wolves as he said he loved it there and will have good chance of promotion
aaron m daviesI highly doubt he'll leave the club. Premiership teams would most likely snap him up, and he'd probably cost a fair few million.What frimpong who didn't look out of place in a arsenal shirt and too good in his short time at wolves, ye he's gonna go millwall ( goin down nxt yr) or charlton championship mid table at a push, and where are they getting the money from for this player that only 10 months back were trying to get him in a england shirt!!"charlton championship mid table at a push", the same was said about Norwich and Southampton, with the right investment there is no reason Charlton could not follow suit. Who do you think owns Charlton? I've been a season ticket holder for 15 years and I dont know, so how could you know how much money they have or have not got?

I cant see Frimpong at Charlton either but that does not mean we dont have (a) The ability (b) The ambition or (c) The money.Firstly many a prem team would take him, secondly his link up play with Wilshire means he wont leave they make each other better players and finally the only reason he has struggled for appearances is injury not ability!
Jog on mr spurs/millwall/charlton fan!Or NorwichFrimpong definitly premier league caliberFrimpong is easily Premier class, he did good on loan at Wolves earlier this year and would be interesting to see where they would now had he not been injured, the best a Championship team could hope for would be a loan but can't see him wanting this.


22 Apr 2012 09:17:48
shaun wright-phillips is desperate to link up wth brother Bradley before the end f his career and will make a move to charlton if qpr fail to stay up(11)(24)And Charlton are going to fund his reported £70k a week wages are they?


22 Apr 2012 08:44:29
Robert Snodgrass to Reading - 3m plus Tomasz Cywka(12)(30)Cywka is only under contract til the end of this season, wasn't particularly impressed with Snodgrass when he came to the mad stand, although its hard to make an impression when all those tackles were flying inCywka is a free at end of seasonGood luck with thatNoooooooooooooooo wayYou're about 3 million plus a decent player short, nice dream though. Bet it was awful waking up from that one mr fantasy agent.Cywka out of contract in the summer so not likely


22 Apr 2012 08:16:58
Steve fletcher will be leaving bournemouth at the end of the season on mutual consent. He will then sign a contract as player coach at plymouth(15)(4)


22 Apr 2012 07:54:53
ipswich desperate for 2 big target men jewell wants dele adebola and clive platt(7)(19)


22 Apr 2012 07:49:39
Crystal palace fans dream on Jackson
will not be released and Martin will cost
you a cool £3mil, but he's coming home
next week to stay.(2)(10)I certainly hope Martin doesn't come back. He is worth 500k at the most. Just been hanging around for years now. Off load to someone who can make use and move onwards and up wards. Get rid of dead woodWhat daft post, martin is worth much more than 500g to say he is dead wood means u have no idea what u are talking abourNow Now Budgies stop arguing amongst yourselves, Martin is no way worth £3 million, those days are gone, he will resign for Palace at around £750k tops, as for Jackson, he'll be back to Gillingham just about his levelAs a norwich fan i say chris martin no way worth £3 million,that i agree with. dont agree with ur comments on jackson though,he has worked hard and helped us to get where we are unlike your players who cant get higher than mid table in the championship still, i suppose your better than 1p5wichChris Martin could be a great striker, but it seems his application is lacking, he just does not want it enough, and Lambert will let him go for £500K-£750K.
Jackson will likely be sold in summer, expect him to go to a championship club for around the price Norwich paid for him approx £600KI'm lost I thought this was about Lee Martin and Simeon Jackson. Who is Chris Martin? {Ed025's Note - lead singer of coldplay..


22 Apr 2012 02:09:02
Ah well, we'll never know if this made up rubbish was made up rubbish or not, the reds are staying up.(3)(3)


22 Apr 2012 02:08:50
Norwich City Transfer Targets

Possible Ins
Kyle Naughton- Totenham
Jordan Rhodes- Huddersfield Town
Matt Phillips-Blackpool
Robert Snodgrass-Leeds United
Charlie Mulgrew-Celtic
Fraser Fyvie-Aberdeen
Wilfried Zaha-Crystal Palace
Chris Gunter- Nottingham Forrest
Joshua Gatt-Molde FK
Dennis Aogo-Hamburg SV
Aidan White-Leeds United
Mohammed Abdellaoue-Hannover 96
Georg Niedermeier-VFB Stuttgart
Park Ju Young-Arsenal
Liam Bridcutt-Brighton and Hove Albion
Dani Pacheco-Liverpool
Henri Lansbury-Arsenal
Garath McCleary - Nottingham Forrest
Gary Madine-Sheffield Wednesday
Albert Adomah-Bristol City
Brek Shea-FC Dallas
Bernie Ibini-Isei-Gold Coast
Matt Jarvis- Wolverhampton Wanderers
Claude Angan-Molde FKPossible Outs

Aaron Wilbraham
Simon Lappin
Leon Barnett
Andrew Crofts
Steve Morison
Simeon Jackson ( Maybe )
Adam Drury
David Fox ( Depends on Contract renewal )
Elliott Ward ( Depends on Contract renewal )(4)(56)I think u either play alot of FIFA or a proper numpty. Stop embarrassing us with all these players. Half won't come and we don't want the other half. Lansbury not even champ standard and Pacheco un proven. They both play a handful of games for us and now you are putting them in hall of fame! And Gunter snodgrass old news been linked with them for 2 years. Actions speak louder thn words.Got to agree with the Comments made by a sencible Budgie, you will be lucky if you get one of them namedPacheco Gunter Zaha Jarvis Naughton Rhodes all trueNO way will they sign that many playersZak W already resigned has he I don't think so!And there was I thinking that JRR Tolkien was the best fantasy writer of all time.Bridcutt will cost you a damn sight more than you paid for Bennett that's for certain. Wouldn't suprise me if someone like Naaarwich come in for him though.Note the word 'Possible' in the original post. Almost all of these have been linked in the media over the past year, thus making them a possible transfer. I would personally have said possible targets. Ie people we will have looked at and considered.

Dont get so angry people, its a rumour site.


22 Apr 2012 01:49:04
Sunderland ins:

aiden mcgeady - 10mil
Adam Johnson - 10 mil
gabriel agbonlahor - 8mil
Gary Hooper - 5mil
ciaran clark - 8 mil
Fabio - 4 mil
Frimpong - loan
bassong - loan

Sunderland outs:

Gyan - 20mil
Richardson - 7mil
Bramble - 1mil
Gordon - free
Larson - 8 mil
Gardner - 5 mil
Riveros - 1 mil
el muhammady - 3 mil(12)(43)Sounds about right, heard the same rumours, hooper and clark and bassong are new ones thats I haven't heardBS gabby will cost atleast 12 mill and he doesnt want to leave anywayBramble £1 Million your having a laugh, he'll go for nowt, and there wont be a queue for his signature either,20mil for gyan?Prepare for MON to skint you; rubbish buys and huge wages.................Clark won't leave Villa you person jog onMon will have to sell first then all villa fans sunderland have a wage cap so mon can not bring players in on big wagers.


22 Apr 2012 00:45:54
Massive summer coming ahead for Peterborough as we try and strengthen our squad to cement our place in the Championship.


Luke Steele GK
Nathaniel Knight-Percival DEF
Bongani Khumalo DEF (loan)
Michael Jacobs MID
Paul Coutts MID
Nakhi Wells STR
Alex Nimely STR (loan)(3)(25)Luke Steele lol you have got no chance keep dreaming numptyNakhi Wells has just extended his contract at Bradford too. Most likely he won't move until 2014.Luke steele going to tigers 1mHmm don't think so on Steele as he's leaving on a free!He,s still got 15mths left on contract so he,s NOT going for free


22 Apr 2012 00:21:49
Paul Peschisolido is rumoured to be replacing Walsall manager Dean Smith in the summer

Smith will be sacked at the end of the season even if Walsall stay in league one due to him losing the support of the players/fans(4)(12)


21 Apr 2012 23:28:21
Portsmouth will be taken over in May by a consortium comprised of the Portsmouth Supporters' Trust and some local businessmen for around £6 million. This money will be used to from a new CVA to pay off the debt and enable the club to come out of administration without another points deduction. The club will still recieve £14 million in parachute payments over the next two years.

Most of the current first team will be sold, including Ben Haim, Henderson, Huseklepp, Mokoena, Mullins, Lawrence and Varney. Benjani and Kanu will be released but Rocha may sign a contract extension if no other clubs come in for him before July. Michael Appleton will stay and next season's squad will be mainly young players, loanees and free transfers and the club will aim for promotion back to the Championship.(9)(22)Wishful thinking or just dreaming! Pompey haven't fulfilled the terms of the last CVA so that should be another automatic points deduction whether you agree another one or not - 15 points minimum I expect. Kane has a year left on his contract and wont be going a anywhere. As for the parachute payments they will go straight to paying off debtsThis is deluded - Creditors have to agree to a CVA - that is what "voluntary" means - why would anyone who didn't get anything last time agree - £6m does not scratch the surface. Sorry guys - there is only one outcome!No way will you bounce straight back into the Championship. You're gonna find league 1 a lot more difficult than you think.As usual, cloud cuckoo land!
IF Pompey avoid liquidation, which is very unlikely, £6m is no where near sufficient funding. And, what player in his right mind will stay at the club, or join it, when their salaries are not secure?
Get real, if you survive to play in L1, it will be with a group of players who can not get a game with anyone else. I think a quick death will be better than a lingering drop into non league football.You owe 58 million
parachutepayments 14
44 million shortfall you plum
oh i suppose you ll pay
10 pence in the pound
like last time

poor creditors done againCVA will clear the debt and it will be agreed because even if 10p in the pound it will be far more than will result from liquidation ( when parachute payments would be cancelled and players contracts cancelled). Incidentaly 10p in the pound may be to high, I believe Crystal Palace paid out closer to 1p in the pound, so there is no set amount that is or is not likely to secure a CVA. The logic is more of getting the best the creditors can secure.Please don't say this is deluded as all of these things have been said in by Trevor Birch the administartor in various interviews. The creditors will agree to the CVA as it is more than what they would get if the club is liquidated. Also CSI is representing the creditiors and they have alread ysaid they would agree to write of the debt.


21 Apr 2012 23:08:18
Has Larsson been talking to MON: Linked with Kim Kallstrom and Rasmus Jansson. Good players, Just what the club need a Left Winger and a striker both over 6ft also. which is what we need more height.(4)(7)


21 Apr 2012 22:12:42
gary hooper to southampton for 8 mil in the summer he going out of favour at celtic(16)(27)Plus, he wants to play in the Premier League,'spose i'l get bollocked for saying this though,who cares,we're going up.Thats why his agent and celtic are in talks to extend his contract. stop talking mince and accept the fact that hooper wont be in a saints strip next season.


21 Apr 2012 21:48:08
Carl Fletcher will be leaving plymouth Argyle to be the new manager of Bournemouth at the end of the season.(3)(20)


21 Apr 2012 21:45:22
{Ed022's note - brand new player profile on Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund. Very highly rated Polish striker with an impressive goal-scoring record this season. - Thanks all. By the way, I'm not the original Ed022, get the hell over it.}(6)(3)That genuinely made me laughI hear he could be going to Ipswich to link up with the keeper target Kuszczak, Town need someone who can find the back of the net on a regular basis.

Oh Fook I've just woke up lol


21 Apr 2012 21:32:13
Andy williams the yeovil striker stalling on a new deal at huish and being lined up to sign for bournemouth on a free(2)(7)Would love us to sign andy williams need someone who can score us goals but dont see it with no manager.


21 Apr 2012 21:01:41
Reading are set to sign:

1. Scott Sutter - RB playing for Young Boys in Switzerland, apparently this one is nearly a done deal.

2. Jacob Butterfield - Barnsley creative midfielder. McDermott a big admirer.

3. Lewis Dunk - Brighton CB. Promising young player.

Also, Gylfi Sigurdsson is off to Arsenal. Reading hoped to bring him home but he was always destined for the top four and Royals will receive a 30% sell-on from Hoffenheim.(21)(15)Dunk - Rubbish, IF he's found not guilty then he'll only be going to a top half prem team not Reading.


21 Apr 2012 20:59:01
Birmingham City have a 3m shortfall in their accounts, hence being unable to post them this week. A 10 point deduction is coming up!(21)(16)Points deductions come from administration

A loss of £3m would trigger administration at a small club potentially but as long as they have sufficient cash - no problemWhen, this season or next, could Boro or Hull make the play offs then?Only when they seek administration and that is not close

If they fail to file accounts - that will be a fine / censure - but the league do not have the authority to deduct points for a technical matter like a failure to file accounts on time


21 Apr 2012 18:04:29
Dicanio will leave Swindon at the end of season,he did drop players due to drink problems,yet it may be just an excuse to resign and move to his beloved West Ham.It's on the card so all this talk about push for promotion is garbage.
Swindon will apoint Cotrell from Forrest as soon as he is sacked(9)(31)Not happeningJust a rehash of a post last week.
Please try and keep up on the lies you've already postedWest Ham said that Big Sam will not be sacked even if they fail to go up this season.


21 Apr 2012 17:30:02
strong reports suggets that lewis grabban of rottherham has agreed a 4 year deal with leicester and a fee or around 750,000 has been agred.(2)(11)Absolute twoddleHa ha ha ya right he was rubbish when we had hin at brentford


21 Apr 2012 17:06:33
Norwich look to sign 23 year old Stevenage midfielder Michael Bostwick as they look to add goals to their midfield. The player is thought to be valued at around 500k with his 8 goals from midfield this season.(5)(16)


21 Apr 2012 17:04:25
Ronnie Moore is trying to sign billy paynter from Leeds and David amoo from Liverpool for a new look front line(3)(15)


21 Apr 2012 16:49:11
Liverpool are set to offer Dirk Kuyt along with £12.5m in exchange for Klass Jan Hunterlaar. Junior Hoilett and Craig Gordon are both free agents this summer and Kenny has the two of them in his sights. Liverpool could also move for Adam Johnson who wants out of Manchester but they will have to pay around £15m.(17)(23)On what planet would hunterlaar want to play for loserpool?I belive the other tranfers are realistic but hunterlaar to liverpool Jokers + you are no team without kuyt you wouldnt even be in th europa league if kuyt haddent have scored against Cardiff without kuyt's work rate you would be challenging for twelth place



21 Apr 2012 16:47:48
Aston Villa-Keane
Man City-Hazard
Man Utd-Modric
Norwich-De Laet
West Brom-Kightley
Wolves-McShane(5)(64)Why would norwich want de laet when they cancelled his contract?!Norwich do not want De Laet, we sent him back as he was a liability.Kightley to the st ? NooooooooMuntari at sunderland again? now I know your full of it, he was terruble for us!What Miller are you saying is going to sign for Fulham? There's tonnes of Millers!
1. Highly doubt it's Kenny Miller or Ishmael, they wouldn't make the grade.^^^ Don't think Wo1ve5 fans are in a position to call any team the st at the minute do you??So every team only gets one player?Everton have told Drenthe to leave after missing training 3 times one before the semi final for which he was dropped


21 Apr 2012 16:39:56
Ronnie Moore is looking to recruit a goal scorer for tranmere next year. He's been in touch with freddy Eastwood and Stuart beavon(2)(7)Emile Heskey?no maybe not.


21 Apr 2012 16:01:55
Deluded if you think Kyle will join you next season! Championship for him next season not league2(1)(5)


21 Apr 2012 13:52:14
Crystal Palace to sign Matthew Connolly from Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer.(10)(9)Aha dream on firstly reading want him and secondly he isn't available on a free


21 Apr 2012 13:49:18
Burnley are rumoured to be showing an interest in Reda Johnson of Sheffield Wednesday and Daniel Powell of MK Dons.(7)(11)


21 Apr 2012 11:21:01
watford rumoured to be interested in will keane, benik afobe, taylor from oldham.
these are only rumours but regarding contacts martin taylor has opened talks on a new deal, mcginn expected to be offered a new contract, but jonathon bond has stalled on signing a new deal aswel as adrian marriappa

If Watford can get in the region of £3m for Mapps they should take it, not sure if they would want to let Bond go if Loach goes (please)(3)(7)Apparently reading have a clause letting them keep him for another year if they were promoted, wenger wants him to have prem experienceMy sources tell me Taylor won't join Watford as he doesn't want to move South, however Beavon from Wycombe is a possibility due to the two clubs good relationship


21 Apr 2012 10:31:10
Leicester will clear out Matt Oakley, Richie Wellens, Paul Gallagher and Andy King. Its upto Pearson what happens with Beckford and he could be looking at a better right back.(4)(13)It's pearson himself who needs to clear out (off) Foxes going nowhere with him as managerIm a leicester fan and part of that i can believe but looking for a better RB are you mad peltier is the best RB in the championship and maybe a future england starHeard wellens is going to Barnsley have you guys heard outWellens, king and gallagher goin no where, pearson likes them. As for pearson getting us no where you knw nothing, he got us to the playoffs remember? He will get us automatic if we give chance, you should support him and support the club, Leicester dont need to keep changing, they need stability an he'l bring it, start being a supporter.Well said the poster above back Pearson!

LeicesterLadI can see wellens & gally possibly going but not kingy..Am sorry but pearson needs to be sacked after the leeds game if he has the summer to (cough) rebuild the squad and the 10 games we are in 8 -10 bye bye and then we are back th square onePeltier is no Naughton


21 Apr 2012 09:16:33
Maik Taylor set to sign for Millwall as GK coach and player(14)(6)


21 Apr 2012 09:00:31
Swindon boss Paulo Di Canio is wanting to recruit in the summer but not a lot, as he aims to push Town on into League 1 promotion contention, if they manage promotion out of League 2. The Italian is keen on signing the same players no matter the division they're in and is already set to sign a few.
Di Canio is wanting to make an ambitious bid for Derby defender Gareth Roberts. The former Tranmere and Doncaster left back has recently signed a new contract extension at Pride Park but could be tempted to work under the 43 year old as Town look to have money to spend.
The former Sheffield Wednesday attacker is also expected to raid his old club to bring in Chris O'Grady. The 26 year old striker hasn't featured much under new Wednesday boss Dave Jones and could sign a season long loan deal at Swindon.
Di Canio is set to make his intentions clear by bringing in former Doncaster midfielder Mark Wilson in. The 33 year old only signed for Oxford in January but has impressed the Italian in recent weeks after making four leage appearances.
Di Canio is set to bring another two strikers into the club to join O'Grady.
The first attacker wanted is Polish international Marcin Robak. The 29 year old has impressed in the second division of Turkey and is subject of a bid from Swindon.
The second in question is Torquay forward Rene Howe. Howe has done superb this season, scoring 12 goals for the play off chasers. Di Canio is keen on making an offer around £100,000 for the former Bedford attacker.(2)(14)


21 Apr 2012 08:30:38
Watford legend heidar helguson has him self said never say never in returning back to Watford in the future(14)(6)This is true actually. If QPR stay up this season, both H and Tommy Smith will sign for Watford next season.


21 Apr 2012 06:36:46
jamie cureton hoping to get a deal with colchester when he gets the chance to impress john ward at kem izzets testemonial match(2)(9)


21 Apr 2012 00:05:33
watford rumoured to be interested in will keane, benik afobe, taylor from oldham.
these are only rumours but regarding contacts martin taylor has opened talks on a new deal, mcginn expected to be offered a new contract, but jonathon bond has stalled on signing a new deal aswel as adrian marriappa(3)(12)


20 Apr 2012 22:34:09
Bilel moshni to sign for blackpool or Newcastle utd in the summer as Both clubs interested in signing the Frenchman for around 500k. Both clubs have watched him at roots hall over the last two years and are said to offer him a chance to play at a higher level with Southend prepared to do business with a player who has caused uproar over te last 6 months(4)(14)


20 Apr 2012 21:32:23
Walsall will sign sam mantom on a permanant deal at the end of the season for about £150k(5)(12)Hes going to leicester for 350kActually ,he,s staying at west brom,but may go out on loan to a championship club next season.


20 Apr 2012 21:10:46
Weymouth are in talks with Southend defender Pal Baldwin.(7)(7)Muff couldnt afford his boots


20 Apr 2012 21:09:37
Blackpool are set to make the surprise signing of Leyton Orient forward Jamie Cureton on a free transfer.(8)(22)


20 Apr 2012 21:08:07
French club Grenoble are in talks with Leicester midfielder Franck Moussa after City accepted a season long loan bid for the Belgian.(2)(6)


20 Apr 2012 21:06:54
Rochdale have a bid accepted for Huddersfield defender Liam Ridehalgh after John Coleman declared he would like to overhaul his squad fully once they're relegated to League 2.(3)(11)


20 Apr 2012 21:05:26
Notts County boss Keith Curle has made an undisclosed bid for Peterborough striker Nicky Ajose.(7)(9)Please, help yourself.


20 Apr 2012 21:04:28
Rochdale boss John Coleman would like to sign Celtic defender Josh Thompson in the summer on a season long loan.(3)(5)


20 Apr 2012 20:14:59
Derby, Leeds and Millwall are all weighing up bids for Southend's Bilel Moshni.
Source: Southend Echo(5)(13)Looked in Fridays southend Echo. Sorry but nothing about Bilel Mohsni in there. Where is this story then?


20 Apr 2012 19:38:07
Emmanuel Ledesma is interesting numerous clubs two favourites are: Brentford and Carlisle(5)(8)There's a sniff that Notts County are interested too.David Groff - ex-Notts & Walsall goalie - still has some Hungarian friends here in Nottm and has passed on glowing reports to Notts' set- up. He looks too good for League One struggles and could link up with Keith Curle once again.


20 Apr 2012 19:37:27
Stockport county to sign adam rundle , sean canham, richard taundry and leighton mcgivern in order to steer them to league 2(3)(6)


20 Apr 2012 18:19:13
Pompey fan here, strong rumours that if we stay up in the Championship then there is a buyer very interested in buying us, probable why our proformances have improved recently. PUP PPU(4)(46)You won't stay up,you're doomed I tell ye,
doomed.PUP = pay up Pompey.But - you are down - it would need a set of freak results - so if this buyer will only buy if you stay up - then forget it. It is over - you have cheated enough.Bye bye pompey , pompey bye byeI understand the potential buyer pulled out, stating there was only scrap at Fratton Park-but I could have misheard the first part of that!Pay up Pompey!One team usually pulls themselves out of trouble and one team drops into the mire to take their place.Unfortunately u won't be staying up !! Can't keep buying players when you've got no money. Who in their right mind would want to buy them anyway. Only get average 13,000 fans at home games still have players on 30k a week the maths means only one thing that any money invested by a said new owner will be evaporated extremely quickly.
Other clubs worth investing in are:
notts county

all have similar crowds without players on ridiculous wages.

Hope you have a great time in league 1 next season pompey because you'll be in league 2 the year after bye byeI know the guy that started the rumour....he's from Gosport, a life long Pompy fan and has just won the Lottery....he said he was going to buy the club......I told him to spend his £10 on something more usefull like a McDonalds.Pompey will complete the greatest of all escapes, you watch, shut all you scummers up. Pompey are and always will be the greatest team in the South PUPPompey probably will not stay up but expect them back in the Championship within one or two seasons. Good luck for the future Pompey!Staying up ur having a laugh no chancePompey are down
Yours sincerely


20 Apr 2012 17:54:19
Jason Pearce will be the first signing in may. source : Who?Who you on aboat say the team dipstickIts to leedsI am original poster. Yes, Leeds united.Can see Pearce doing very well at leeds and becoming a fan's favourite. Although Pompey are struggling, expect he will still cost around £1.25m though. Anything less is a real bargain.He's a Local Lad and wont want to move that far away, i think Brighton might be a bit more practical, well see now pompey are relegated to Div 1, i think there will be a mass exodus out of pompey now, plus they still might get liquidated, come June 2nd we will see


20 Apr 2012 15:56:21
Bristol City to sign Murray Davidson from St Johnstone(12)(3)


20 Apr 2012 15:48:40
paul green leaving Dreby on a free(28)(6)


20 Apr 2012 15:36:24
portsmouth fc concentrating on keeping some of their best players such as : joel ward, aaron mokoena,tal ben haim,hayden mulins(returning from loan)ricardo rocha
and jamie ashdown
portsmouth fc also want to sign players from the academy, so spend less money and there will be a reasonable team, mixing experience and youth(7)(24)Hhahahha clutching at straws or what "we are keeping are best players" it doesn't even look like your be a club next season get real you will be selling everyone you can to pay off as much as you can at a minimumPompey need to release Ben Haim, Mokoena, and Mulluns as due to a lack of Forsight by Peter Storrie, they are on premiership wages which are unsustainable if Pompey are to continue as a going concernEven if a miracle happens and PFC stay in the Championship and in business, why would they want to keep players on huge wages (Ben Haim £36000pw, Mokoena £15000pw, Mullins £13000pw)? Stupid post with no foundations.As a leeds fan really feel for you ground a proper club with proper fans!Does nobody in Portsmouth understand simple maths?
You have spent money you did not have, you have spent other peoples money you will never pay back and you still think that you can still spend stupid amounts for players salaries? If they are really able to justify those sort of salaries do you think they will stay for League 1 football and continuing doubts about if and when they will get paid?If you wriggle out againthis
you ll be in the same position in
two years time still owing millions
bye bye pompey tick tock
down tomorrow yeeeeeessssssGood luck Pompy!TBH and mokoena will most def be off, along with the likes of Varney, Mullins, Lawrence, etc, etc. Frtunately Pompey do have some excellent academy players. If they could keep Ward, Pearce and Futacs to add to those, would expect a promotion challenge year 1 if, as likely, we are relegated. However, could take longer as I fear ward and Pearce will be sold too.There all gone

no 1 will hang aroundMost if not all of those will go. Last thing we need is players on high salaries. Rebuild with our academy & lower league players who want to play for the shirt not for the final pay day. Ben Haim & Mokoena prove that we have been spending beyond our means & stupid wages (and they are woeful). Anyway bring on relegation, new teams to play & we can rebuild our club sensibly.


20 Apr 2012 15:26:01
Tom Ince is interesting Fulham and Stoke(15)(15)


20 Apr 2012 15:09:07
Readings in ans outs

Andy Johnson-Free(out of contract)-Fulham
Keiran Richardson-2M-Sunderland
Kevin Doyle-4M

Antonio-600K-Shefield Wednesday(22)(13)Are you on drugs? richardson from sunderland 2m? try at least 6-7m, reading promoted and think they can get better players for cheap no chancePoor Reading fans , John Madejski himself said he would not be buying marque or or adding much to the current squad.Google it for yourself if you think I am lying.And you think a player who cant touch the field for sunderland and an aging andy johnson are considerd marquee?! what world do you live on! its been in the papers, its not like hes making it up... foolsYou wouldn't get richardson for less than 5milRichardson has been injured, he played left back last game and has played left back most this season so 6-7m would be right, arsenal put in a cheeky loan bid in for him in jan but we told them money only, andy johnson doesnt get a game for fulham but he won't go to a newly promoted team, doyle won't go back to reading he will go to someone like fulham, sunderland, everton ect...Sheffield wednesday dont have £600, let alone £600.000.I hope we sign Doyle


20 Apr 2012 14:36:56
Notts County are set to offer Portsmouth striker Benjani a 1 year deal. The powerful frontman is out of contract at Fratton park in the summer and is looking to stay in England.(9)(13)Benjani is no longer fit enough to be a threat.Injuries have taken their toll I am afraid.How can they offer a new contract? from what i hear they still have no money! I think that they will rely on loaning players and using their youth/reserves. That is if they don't go into liquidation and start as a new club in the conference south league!! pmsl


20 Apr 2012 12:50:54
Reading are set to make Fulham foward Andy Johnson their first signing,he is out of contract in the summer and Reading will need to fight QPR for his signature.Reading are also after Keiran Richarson who is also likely to join.Shane Long and Gyfil Sidurdson could be on their way back.And Phillips should also join.(24)(22)


20 Apr 2012 12:04:57
to the people guessing the manager that ex Bournemouth and west ham your saying harry redknaapp think closer to home = carl fletcher(5)(8)Carl has all but kept Argyle up, he is going no where when he has a club that at least has the base to be a consistant championship club.


20 Apr 2012 11:19:03
Chris Powell is eager to bolster his strikeforce for the Addicks first season back in the Championship, so Jeff Schlupp will join Charlton on loan from Leicester for the season in July. Pearson rates the youngster, but with Waghorn coming back from injury and the possible signing of Jamie Vardy, there won't be much playing time for Schlupp next season. Pearson would prefer him to go on loan to a Championship club to aid his development and he sees his former assistant Chris Powell as the ideal manager to bring Schlupp on.(6)(7)If Schlupp goes to Charlton I doubt it will be on loan, not in the smmer anyways. A host of clubs are looking at James Vardy so don't count your chickens there, he will be expensive and an unknown qantity at Championship level.Doubt very much schlupp will be going anywhere! He is very much a 1st team player now.



20 Apr 2012 11:10:25
From current rumours my hopeful (but realistic) wish list for Saints 'if' they get into the prem:

- Jay Rod or Jordan Rhodes (Burnley/Hudders)

- Victor Moses (Wigan - if relegated)

- Matty Phillips (Blackpool)

- Roger Johnson (Wolves - relegated)

- Scott Dann (B'burn - if relegated)

-Nat Clyne (Palace)

- Lampard/Ji-Sung Park (Chelsea/M Utd looking to release apparently, but wages will be too big for Saints probably)

- Ali Al-Habsi [sp] (Wigan- if relegated)
- or Robbin Ruiter (FC Volendam)

Would be more than happy with half these signings for some experience and a bit more of a solid spine. Not expecting any to happen though, like I said - these are my 'realistic' but hopeful signings.(8)(48)Lampard? Paahaaaahha.

Saints think they're the big things in football now it looks like they're going up.No we don't. Reasonable post except : (Blackpool - if not promoted) and Lampard's wages defo too big. Unfortunately, i'm old enough to remember Saints stunning the world of football by signing Keegan.And who says Saints fans are arrogantRealistic?Between all the Reading and Southampton fans on here...any player with 2 feet and an agent will be mentioned as a "dead cert" to join. Face it's going to be straight up....straight down, no major signings because your wage bill cant take it. Enjoy the experience, live within your means (Southampton fans take note) and take the £50m and invest for the future....must admit though.....Lampard & ji Sung Park....LMFOAs a Wolves fan you DO NOT WANT Johnson , he has been rubbish all season.This is a wish list nothing more, you read the sun and belivr everything in there will come true. Face facts we ain't even up yet an no saints fan will know who we are signing intill it's on the OS.

But worse even still is the stupidness of some people to tar all saints fans as arrogant when you get one person with a keyboard post his wish list. Grow a brain people no realistic saints fans bellive this ste it's just a kid playing FIFA 12

MoronsLooks like the silly season is now openJay rod or rhodes possible
moses is wanted by liverpool so would never go to southampton
matt phillips wont b sold for a ridiculous fee but could happen but more likely to go somewhere like stoke/ established prem team
johnson and dann are possible but badly underperformed this year
clyne most realistic there as palace are going nowhere atm but could b wrong as dougie seems a good manager
lampard and ji sung park realistic?! in wat sense? they could both play in europe still and i doubt would ever play for any other prem league club, let alone a team who hav a lot to prove, hav mainly championship quality players, not enough pedigree or talent and dont hav european football or the wages.
al habsi probs gonna go west brom if they get relegated as they need a keeperI am a Saints fan and even I am laughing at some of those names! Theres a couple that are realistic, but my god Lampard?! I can see why some people say Saints fans are arrogant, majority are not but there are a few that make us look bad. However we do have money and we could make some big signings which Im sure is a possibility. This is for previous poster, we do live within our means..We have a wage cap and will not break it. We have every chance of staying in the do Reading. There have been plenty of teams that have achieved this over the years.For fooks sake lads come on! I'm a Saints fan but you're just making us look silly now! Lampard really? Your giving us all a reputation so come on, be realistic. Apologies to everyone else who now thinks we are living in dream land!I don't think saints will sign lampard but being realistic if Chelsea are trying to shift him, which is strongly rumoured, where would he end up? He would definitely go to a prem team who are challenging for top half, not impossible for Saints to sign him.

The person who made this list did say it was "hopeful" and that they would be more than happy with on a couple of these signings. People are getting way too keen to slag people off and act all modest, when the original poster never stated he was expecting any of these players to come, and underlined any doubts that the above commenters have made. People getting worked up and trying to have a say for no reason IMO, if this person has a wish list and states it is hopeful but based on current rumours what else do you want? This is a rumours site and the poster isn't making assumptions.Frank Lampard?!

LOL!Lampard f off!!!


20 Apr 2012 10:33:02
Leicester with another bid of around 1m for Vardy(13)(11)


20 Apr 2012 08:44:45
hey ed do you know any leicester ins or outs? {Ed001's Note - nothing new, still the only thing I have heard of is interest in bringing Hobbs back. Still not convinced it is not just an assumption made because Pearson likes him though.}(5)(3)Thanks


20 Apr 2012 10:00:11
blackpool, milwall and burnely have expressed there interest in run away derby striker chris maguire and impressing in his loan spell at pompey(9)(7)


20 Apr 2012 09:56:41
Gary Doherty is set to retire from professional football in the next few week as the Charlton defender wants a career in football coaching. He could continue his football in the non league part time with Wealdstone.(6)(2)


20 Apr 2012 09:54:20
Dagenham & Redbridge have made an offer for Millwall midfielder Chris Hackett in the summer which could take the former Oxford player to Victoria Road on a three year deal.(4)(3)


20 Apr 2012 09:52:42
MK Dons are in talks with Swansea midfielder Scott Donnelly after the Welsh side told the Irish player he can leave the club on a free in the summer.(6)(4)


20 Apr 2012 09:51:34
Uwe Rosler, who is currently manager of Brentford, has made an undisclosed summer bid for Arsenal midfielder Craig Eastmond.(7)(5)


20 Apr 2012 09:50:18
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler is wanting to sign Sunderland defender Louis Laing in the summer on loan.(10)(2)


20 Apr 2012 09:48:01
Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones has been told he will have money to spend in the summer as he looks to bring a number of new player into the club.
Jones is keen on going across Sheffield to sign young defender Terry Kennedy from United. The 18 year old is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs but if Wednesday manage promotion to the Championship and United don't, the deal could happen.
If Wolves do get relegated from the Premier League, Jones may go back to his former club and make an offer for Irish midfielder Stephen Hunt. Hunt is keen on playing in the Premier League but Wednesday feel an ambitious bid will make them contenders to sign other players. The deal will only be made if Wednesday manage promotion.
A player definately coming to Hillsborough is Colchester youngster Jordan Sanderson. The young midfielder agreed contract terms late last night after Wednesday had a undisclosed bid accepted from Colchester.
Finally, Jones is also wanting to sign another player from a Yorkshire rival in Jordan Clark. The 18 year old was wanted by Manchester City last summer and the Barnsley attacker could seal a season long loan switch across South Yorkshire once the campaign ends.(4)(6)Someones been busy writing a load of rubbish about the top 3 in league 1,I love the one about united spending loads of money (get real their millions in debt)
Me thinks someones got to much spare time on their hands.Sad Wednesday fan in dream worldMore like sad blunt making up rubbish to make themselves feel better after todays great result


20 Apr 2012 09:39:08
Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson is set to spend 'a huge' amount of money if the Blades secure promotion back to the Championship and could still spend 'a lot' if they don't.
Wilson is wanting to sign Bristol Rovers forward Matt Harrold. The former Wycome and Southend striker has impressed this season and is ready to make the jump up a level or two.
The defender Wilson is keen on bringing in is Crystal Palace left sided player Jonathan Parr. The Norway international has played 37 times at Selhurst Park this season but could be tempted with a move to Bramall Lane after reportedly being disappointed with how Palace have fallen this season.
Another forward set to link up with United is young Chelsea striker Islam Feruz. Feruz is only 16 but the London club feel he is more than good enough to compete at any level outside the Premier League.
Finally, Huddersfield winger come striker Kallum Higginbotham is subject of an undisclosed bid from their Yorkshire rivals after Town boss Simon Grayson stated the 22 year old will not feature in his plans next season.(1)(17)Sounds like HUGE AMOUNTS all loans or freebies already 30+ millions in debt could end up like Pompey IF start spending daft money?


20 Apr 2012 09:30:39
Charlton manager Chris Powell is set to be given around £3 million in the summer to spend on possibly targeting another promotion push, but this time in the Championship. Three deals are very close to being struck in the next week as Powell looks to keep most of his squad.
Leyton Orient midfielder Dean Cox is subject of a bid from Powell as the former Brighton winger looks for football in the Championship. Cox has attracted a lot of sides in the last few months with some very good performances and could cost around £350,000.
Norwich youngster Tom Adeyemi has been told he can leave Carrow Road if someone offers around £250,000 for the 20 year old and Powell feels he would make a good signing after being impressed with Adeyemi whilst on loan at Oldham this season.
Finally, Powell is set to make an ambitious bid for Leicester player Ben Marshall. The 21 year old only joined City in January from Stoke but Athletic feel if they set out enough ambition this year, Powell could bring in a number of players who 'wouldn't usually come'.(0)(18)Ben Marshall? Are you having a laugh? We have only just got him, he is very much part of the plans and has started very well for us.Not a chance on earth your getting marshallWith the club still 35 million in debt and repayments on loans due to resume once the Championship is reached it is difficult to see where 3 million will come from. Or is it, looking into the mystery world of who owns Charlton one could be forgiven for thinking that there is an awful lot of Middle Eastern money behind them!What after having new owners which the deal was to clear that debt do that's sorted and if reports are correct and kevin cash is the behind the scenes owner then we have plenty of money to spend exspecially with the directors having trust in Powell after bringing in 24 players and jelling them together to win league one.Mugged if you pay 350k for Cox. Released by Brighton, can be great on his day but gets muscled out far too easily and will never make it in the Championship.I doubt Tom Adeyemi will be sold by Norwich in the summer, at least not until he has joined in pre-season training folr Lambert to assess his ability to complete in next years squad, a young talent that if and when sold will fetch a lot more than £250K


20 Apr 2012 09:23:37
Preston boss Graham Westley is wanting to make former Liverpool midfielder Damien Plessis his first signing of the summer on a free transfer from Greek side Panathinaikos.(4)(9)The Guy couldnt even get in the Doncaster team thats just been relegated and has scored just 1 goal in 3 years......Perfect player for PNE


20 Apr 2012 09:21:37
Greek club Panetolikos are set to sign Fabien Robert from French club Lorient as the 23 year old looks to turn down Doncaster Rovers.(4)(10)


20 Apr 2012 09:20:23
Greek club Panetolikos are very close to agreeing a fee with West Ham for striker Frederic Piquionne.(7)(6)Frederic reported as saying,"it's all Greek to me,I know nothing".


20 Apr 2012 09:18:52
Stockport boss Jim Gannon is wanting to make Manchester City youngster Alex Nimely his first signing of the summer as County look for promotion to the Football League.(3)(22)


20 Apr 2012 09:17:28
Norwich boss Paul Lambert has made an offer for Manchester United youngster Oliver Norwood on loan for next season with a view to a £2 million permanent deal.(7)(17)


20 Apr 2012 09:15:25
If Bournemouth caretaker Paul Groves gets the full time job in summer, he is keen on bringing Dutch defender Karim Rekik from Manchester City on loan for the season as his first signing.(3)(9)


20 Apr 2012 09:13:47
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is keen on bringing Derby forward Chris Maguire to Bloomfield Road after being impressed with the former Aberdeen striker whilst on loan at Portsmouth.(12)(12)


20 Apr 2012 09:12:23
West Brom have recieved a bid from Ipswich Town for young midfielder Scott Allan for a season long loan bid next season. Paul Jewell feels the Scotland under 21 player will benefit their promotion push for next year.(6)(10)Ipswich are not rearly interested in loan signings, as this disrupts the team if the player gets recalled, as proved with the two keepers we had on loan, so PJ is only interested in signing plaers not loanees"player will benefit their promotion push for next year." He'd better go somewhere else then!Well said above poster, ipswich nowhere near good enough to go up . They will have to battle to stay were they are


20 Apr 2012 09:10:40
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is close to signing five players in the summer and will still try and pursue the deals no matter the division their in.
Allardyce is keen on signing Leeds midfielder Danny Pugh. The former Stoke and Preston left sided player only joined United in January but feels he has more chance of playing in the top flight again in London. Leeds boss Neil Warnock is expected to listen to offers for Pugh as he plans a massive overhaul at Elland Road.
Allardyce is also keen on bringing a goalkeeper into The Boleyn Ground to provide more competition with England stopper Rob Green. It is thought that former Colchester keeper Dean Gerken is already in talks with United over a possible one year deal from Bristol City.
The 57 year old has made a bid for England under 21 international winger Cameron Stewart from league rivals Hull City. The East Yorkshire club are not willing on selling the 21 year old but could be tempted if West Ham bid around £5 million.
The fourth deal could be Irish defender Damien Delaney. The former Hull and QPR player is keen on a move away from Portman Road and Allardyce sees it as a possibly good deal due to his experience of winning promotions.
Finally, 18 year old forward Miguel Medina is thought to be the last possible deal after he trained with the club from Italian outfit Udinese. The Serie A club are willing to let the Paraguayan out on loan for the season.(4)(14)And what about Henderson who Sam signed from Pompey, how many keepers does he want, and as for Delaney moving away from Ipswich, i cant see that happening unless Ipswich get at least another two centre backs in the summerI doubt West Ham will be looking at any players until they know what league they will be in.Thats right keep racking up the debt.Wtf, Damien Delaney has never been promoted in his professional playing careerIf West Ham don't got up, they're in serious financial trouble, and I am told that there will be departures rather than arrivals should this transpire.Cameron Stewart no chance; he is under 6ft for a startThat's if he's not sackedI am assuming that you do not think West Ham will go up to the premeir league either via play offs or automatic promotion. All these players are championship players if that. Rob Green's contract runs out in June so if the Hammers arent promoted than expect him to leave anyway.I agree with those possible signings but there is also Jermaine Beckford and Jermaine Johnson who would be excellent signings for the club


20 Apr 2012 08:57:33
Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has made an enquiry for Juventus striker Alessandro Matri, but will only piursue the deal if they manage promotion. Matri has scored 19 ghoals for the possible Serie A champions and could cost up to £12 million.(7)(27)Isn't saints record signing Rory delay for like 4million I really don't see us spending 12 million on a player if we do manage to clinch promotion?An italian international forward........really?!?!?!
southampton paying out £12m on one player, when they won't spend that as a combined transfer all summer.......really?!?!?!"Up to £12 million" If a good deal can be worked it could be significantly less. I could see us going up to £8million for the right player.

But i don't think this will happen, need strength more urgently in other areas, we are fine up top for now.Think we need cover/competition for Lambert but someone is dreamingAs if he wud join southampton anyway live in dreamland some of you saints fans12m dream on


20 Apr 2012 08:47:59
Non League News:

Combined Counties Division 1 will have the following new teams next season:

AFC Croydon Athletic, Southall, Old Farnboroughians, Epsom Athletic and AFC Bedfont Town.

Means that Didcot Town will switch to Southern League D1 Central as Merthyr Town are definitely in Southern League D1 West next season regardless of Westfields winning the Midland Alliance (they too will go into the Southern League D1 West).

Bookham are going to the Surrey Elite League, thereby reprieving Sheerwater.(4)(4)


20 Apr 2012 07:51:20
Derby County have offered non league goalkeeper Jacob Anthony a professional contract.(7)(4)


20 Apr 2012 07:27:18
Summer of change at Swindon regardless of the fact they will be in league one many of this seasons promotion winning squad will leave, and many new players bought in as Paolo di Canio plans for another promotion push. players out : Mattia Lanzano, Etienne Esajas, Lee Cox, Alan Connell, Mark Scott, Abdul Said, Lander Gabilondo, Raffaele De Vita, Alessandro Cibocchi, Lukas Magera, Billy Bodin, Ronan Murray and Mehdi Kerrouche.Expected to sign Jay McEveley and Lee Holmes and hand pro deals to Leigh Bedwell, Miles Storey and Harry Grant, which would leave the squad looking like this:
GK Wes Foderingham, Phil Smith, Leigh Bedwell, DEF Jay McEveley (LB) Callum Kennedy (LB) Aden Flint, Alan McCormack, Joe Devera, Oliver Risser (CB) Paul Caddis, NAthan Thompson, Chris Smith (RB) MID Matt Ritchie, Lee Holmes, Luke Rooney (Wingers) Simon Ferry, Oliver Risser, Jonathan Smith, Harry Grant (CM) Paul Benson, Miles Storey(STR)
That is a squad of just 20 players including three 1st year pros. Expect around 7 new signings in summer, 4 strikers, a winger, 2 midfielders(3)(7)Ronan Murray is only there on loan from ITFC anyway so not really an 'out' is he?Why would they get rid of Connell when he has been scoring fairly regularly? Luka Magera is a quality player as well.Also no mention of Alan Connell and where he will be next season??Swindon dont have the fan base to go much further, look at the poor gate last saturday!


20 Apr 2012 06:07:54
Liverpool face a fight with a number of European clubs to sign Bayern Munich's central midfielder Toni Kroos.
Liverpool hope to secure a deal of around 35mil after scouts have watched him on a number of occasions(7)(20)Why would he leave a top european club like bayern for hasbeen club like liverpoolAnother carroll eyPenelope Cruz more like


20 Apr 2012 00:32:49
Norwich City are believed to be top contenders to sign Hannovers Ivory Coast International Striker Didier Ya Konan the player is estimated to be valued at €6 Million (£4.9 Million) by the bundesliga club(6)(24)


20 Apr 2012 00:05:40
Walsall have striker Nicolas Celeste and midfielder Nizar Khalfan on trial with a view to signing them in the summer

Celeste played for the reserves against Burton and Khalfan is currently training with the league one side

On loan midfielder Sam Mantom is also set to join the Saddlers permanently in the summer from West Brom(9)(10)



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