Football Rumours Archive August 23 2013


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23 aug 2013 20:46:28
gareth bale joins real madrid in world record 93m deal

Crazy money. Without question a gifted player. But 93 million if that is right. No sense at all

23 Aug 2013 22:33:30
Really, that's right out of the blue.

What is happening with coentrao in the deal?



23 Aug 2013 20:35:17
Chesterfield looking to add Martin Wood to the squad before deadline day!



23 Aug 2013 18:31:22
Any Huddersfield news ed? Seems to have gone quiet but robins plays his cards close to his chest

Stewet holden

Huddersfield interested in Ex United and bury youngster Nicky Adams from Crawley.

Offer being prepared by Swansea for Jack Hunt, £2.5 million plus add on's, rising to £3mill if Swansea stay up and Hunt makes 50% starts this season. Offer to land by Wednesday this week.

Don't think so. Hoyle has said £3mil minimum, so that means it'd have to be guaranteed, but it won't happen anyway

Carn't even get in town team never mind playing in premiership, nowhere near 3 mill player.

Town fans make me laugh so much! Hunt got in the team of the season the season before last! He is still very young for a player but to say as a fan you wouldn't mind if he went is a stupid statement we need to try and keep players like him at the club as he has a lot of ability and can improve as a player. he could become a very good wing back in this 352 system we are playing! Just because a player isn't playing well you don't have to jump on it and say you'd be happy to see him go, get a grip and get behind the team not on top of them.

Well one thing for sure, I have just come back from watching our U21 side beat Leeds at our training complex and Hunt was not at first team training or in the players cantee at lunch time. Lots of comments that he is away with his agent trying to agree a deal. Time will tell but it looks like he could be moving.

Jh tweeted today "could be a record time into training today!" - ummm so i guess he was at training

27 Aug 2013 19:52:34
does anyone kno what's happend to lopez, he hasn't been in squad for a bit

MR said Lopez Hasn't had a pre-season his playing with reserves/development squad to get sharp and improve fitness

Lopez is still around, he is just gaining match sharpness and fitness, also with the three forwards infront of him its givin him time to do this. once fit and ready he will be back.



23 Aug 2013 18:52:45
It is official that Cardiff City have agreed personal terms with Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson. the transfer is to around the region of £1m-£1.3m, not quite sure but I am dead certain that Cardiff and Mike Williamson have spoke and agreed terms and will hopefully be announced soon
Louis from Barry

Can't offer us anything bad move if true!

24 Aug 2013 11:50:05
Can't see this happening. no improvement on what we've got.


Caulker, Hudson & Connolly all right footed central defenders, why would we want another?

If we're going to get another, it has to be a left footer, to replace Turner

24 Aug 2013 18:44:32
get rid of connoly, super kev is cover for ~ rb brayford
and connoly is naf in the middle, give hudson a chance! he was THE MAN last year until he got injured


Where is your proof that its been made official?

We're only one game in remember guys

'get rid of connoly'. Eat your own words mate! After that win, who can even question the integrity of our defence.

All eating your words now lads because today we feel like champions again
3-2 to the mighty bluebirds, buzzing!



23 Aug 2013 17:05:16
Schelotto (Inter Milan) rumoured to have Fulham's interest. Powerful wide player - mixed reviews from Italy about him. Would cost approx £3-4m so well within Fulham's budget.

Crystal Palace also interested.

I have heard this too, however, we will have to compete against some big clubs.

25 Aug 2013 10:39:13
All this crazy paper talk about pardew going to palace, just hope they give hollerway the chance. Must beat Sunderland

25 Aug 2013 10:48:12
Tip to Ian hollerway when he plays Southampton if you win the toss saints always with their team attacking the away supporters end in the first half, choose the other way trust me it works.

What are these last two posts doing on a fulham rumours page?

25 Aug 2013 19:58:10
Holloway here;

"Tip to Ian hollerway when he plays Southampton if you win the toss saints always with their team attacking the away supporters end in the first half, choose the other way trust me it works. "

Despite that fact that you can't spell my name I'm going to trust you! I'll be on here after you if it goes wrong, right!

The guys right saints always pick the same end to play from you still need to win the coin toss.

26 Aug 2013 09:48:52
Blimey now apparently wilf zaha bored in Manchester, get him back on loan.



23 Aug 2013 16:33:34
Scott malone is set to join former club bournemouth on loan but also wolves are in competition for his signature who is current training with the milwall youth team

Not a chance of that happening. Malone is a winger and we have plenty of those at Dean Court all of whom are better players.



23 Aug 2013 15:41:32
Marvin emnes is catching the eye from overseas, as he looks to return to his home country

23 Aug 2013 18:59:35
danny Redmond (wigan) desperate to get out on loan as he is crying out for 1st team football a quality player who needs to be given his chance (any takers? )

Hope so! he's 1 lazy player & overrated for me

23 Aug 2013 21:45:26
you've obviously got a great football brain and understanding of it???



23 Aug 2013 15:27:54
Daniel Ayala had medical at Rockcliffe today, hopefully this one will be wrapped up in time for Wigan on sunday. Unless something happens between now and 2PM tomorrow, no new striker for Sunday. JM

23 Aug 2013 19:06:06
danny Redmond wants to go on loan he's top draw in reserves but feels he needs 1st team football and is not getting the chance he deserves at the moment think he would be a good addition to most champ / league 1 sides

23 Aug 2013 23:07:41
Owen coyle says he is looking to add a few more players does anybody have any ideas who?

24 Aug 2013 09:26:03
Who's this person advertising Danny Redmond on loads of posts, must be a poor excuse of an agent this isn't an advertising site get a grip. Leeds have accepted Boros final bid for McCormack, concerned he won't put in the same effort for Boro though he doesn't want to leave Leeds.



23 Aug 2013 14:30:31
Moses will join west brom regarding personal terms and Willian completing his move

23 Aug 2013 16:29:53
like I said before and got shot down for it SHOLA AMEOBI will be at the BORO very soon he will be a good signing he is strong and he can score

If this is true! This is great news, we would be seriously dangerous on the counter with sinclair and moses' speed. It just comes down to whether vydra can find the net or whether we need. One more striker?

It's obvious west brom need to bring in some more width along with Sinclair but wether Chelsea would let him go I'm not sure

Gignac. The next man in for westbrom

Doubt gignac will come to west brom can't see albion spending 12 million that's what newcastle offered and the player said even if real madrid try to sign me I won't leave this club

Your right amoebi is strong and can score goals from Baggie fan



23 Aug 2013 14:21:43
Oldham fc are in talks to try bring old fans favourite filipe morais back to the club if they manage to sell Jose Baxter to Bolton.

Ha ha listen to our manager talking about Jose, what a load of rubbish as Morais couldn;t lace Jose's' boots.

Boltons name been said before need to go to prem teams now as we have done all the Championship since June. OK

26 Aug 2013 10:32:34
any news on who the Italian or swiss defenders on trial or if the buy out is still on by the salford city reds owner?



23 Aug 2013 14:17:05
Yeovil and millwall are the two championship teams that want to sign winger filipe morais from Stevenage. Talks are on going

I thought he played for us Years ago at the den.

Why would millwall want him we got rid of him years ago!

He might be a better play now? If true?

Thought he was a good player when he was with us before, but he is even better player now. Need someone to get us off our seats again. Team is dying



23 Aug 2013 14:14:54
Scott Wiseman is in talks over a transfer to Championship newbies Yeovil Town.

Once Yeovil have a new CB their transfer business will be done for the summer.

Scott Wiseman not holding talks with Yeovil, he, s staying at Barnsley where
he is improving under Flitcroft.



23 Aug 2013 14:09:21
Swansea have made another bid for jack hunt thought to be in the region of 2.5 mil

Is he any good? Is a championship defender really able to strenghten our squad?

Defo one of the best young backs in the championship, lightening fast on the break but needs a good winger to cover when he charges forward. Will also get better alongside better players.



23 Aug 2013 13:59:28
I was at the ground today getting my tickets for the rovers match and there was somebody who worked for City went into the shop walked out with a shop and walked into the ground followed by two photographers, maybie he was giving the shirt to a new signing? -CH



23 Aug 2013 13:39:01
Kyle Bennett is set to join L2 Rochdale on an initial 1month loan

There is no truth to this rumour as he's been linked with the Buckets



23 Aug 2013 13:12:59
Swansea fans should get ready for an exciting last week of the transfer window.
Out could go Luke Moore, Leroy Lita, Roland Lamah, Ki Seung Yeung.
In could come a winger, a striker and a defender.

Defenders being looked at are Jack Hunt (Huddersfield) and a possible return for Dwight Tiendalli.

Three posts in less than 24hrs that have mentioned Hunt?!
A winger only if Lamah leaves as rumoured unless that's laudrup plan with hunt.
Dwight plays same position as hunt so if there's truth in the defender (unless CB) must mean jazz is off on loan again (shame) and I'm excited to see who the other striker will be (hope it's Lukaku or the money is still there for Gomis who has decided he wants to play for the swans after all :-D )
Dreading any last minute big offers that would be foolish to refuse coming in. Just keeping my fingers crossed that they don't.

Hunt is a really good player if you use him correctly as a wing back and I'd be sorry to see him leave, but he does make far too many defensive errors which can lead to conceding

Sell Hunt and bring in Cyrus Christie, now that would be good business.

What are they going to look at? His picture! He can't get in the team!

I would welcome a return of Dwight Tiendalli because I never understood why we let him go. IMO he did a great job for us adapting our style very well. Great defender with good attacking abilities, good crosser and very comfortable with the ball. Hope to see him in the Swansea shirt again.

We let him go because they couldn't agree on personal terms

23 Aug 2013 23:31:50
I'll be happy to see hunt go tbh

I'm wondering about this deal about Hunt, as I watched in training and he was far better than Hammill on the day, but going to the Millwall game he was sub. Possibly because the were negotiating a deal with the Swans I suppose, hence why Woods came back early and got game time. Although I have heard that Robins purposely benched Hunt as he thought 'screw em' towards Town as he knew there was interest from Swansea. -Anon.

What does screw em towards town mean



23 Aug 2013 13:04:22
Can anyone confirm the news I've been hearing about Steve Sidwell being lined up by both Reading and Crystal Palace?

Not heard anything but great if its true.

Only if Ledge leaves and we don't get David Vaughan, would be an awesome signing though!

This rumour appears every transfer window for Reading, he won't come back to Reading

25 Aug 2013 19:59:34
"Can anyone confirm the news I've been hearing about Steve Sidwell being lined up by both Reading and Crystal Palace?"

Yes, I can confirm that you have been hearing that.



23 Aug 2013 12:22:17
Crystal Palace have agreed a season long lone with Chelsea for Victor Moses.

Going to west brom on loan.

Hope that's true

West brom have signed vydra and sinclair on loan already so they can't sign anymore.

Vydra is on loan from a foreign club so doesn't count as one of the 2 you can have from the English leagues



23 Aug 2013 12:17:10
Bournemouth competing with milwall, burnley and wolves to sign Wigan forward Noauh dicko price set at 900-1 mil unless they wait till he gets released next year wolves want him back on loan but bournemouth are willing to pay full price for him to bolster there attacking options

Don't think Burnley have a £1m to spend so that leaves 2.

I don't think so, Eddie Howe has publicly stated he's not interested in signing a striker at the moment as all those he enquired for this summer were either too expensive or too greedy wage wise.

23 Aug 2013 19:21:36
Don't think Owen Coyle would let us (AFCB) have him on loan, not after what happened at DC! LOL

Done deal then.

Well coyle won't let burnley have him

You know Eddie, loves to pull off surprise signings. Bournemouth will not spend a million on one player though.

Why would scott Malone return to wolves??

After todays thrashing I think we need some defenders!

25 Aug 2013 11:00:55
Yes. Harte is rubbish. Too slow & get's caught-constantly out of position. My pet snail is faster! At least he's only on a year's contract!

A lot of damage can be done in a Year

Bournemouth are now looking for an all round goal keeper/carpenter, one who can stop shots and also board up the goal mouth. ouch.



23 Aug 2013 12:01:44
Middlesbrough have enquirer about taking fabio borini on loan

No chance. He's a 50k a week player. Even if Liverpool payed a decent wedge of it we'd still struggle.

Can not see that happening at all

Love him was class at this level wow

I really hope this is true

Not a chance in hell of this happening. or for that matter been true. BS

I very much doubt this. Anyway he doesn't have a fantastic goal record. Only at Roma did he produce 1 in 3 stats. We need a proven championship striker who knows what it's all about.

6 goals from 9 games for swansea where he pretty much got them over the line for promotion is proven enough for me. would be like signing the new marco branca! doubt it'll happen mind.

Why not get luke moore in? free agent and cheap wage, would be geeat for champ level, better then the shute we already have! also went to the u21 match last night were they won 4-3 and realised, they scored more goals in that one game then we have in all 3 of our championship games! what a joke

24 Aug 2013 11:47:04
They also conceded more then us in 3 championship matches

Luke Moore's gone to Turkey mate, we shoulda gone in for Theo Robinson, he's scored in every game so far since joining Doncaster. We were in for James Vaughan before he went to Huddersfield permanently - he was always going to come good after injury, we just seem to always miss the boat

Because he has just signed for a club in turkey

24 Aug 2013 14:36:22
Hey guys let's just wait till end of next week as this is when the main business starts in transfer market as most mangers need to sell to buy.

Dont think they conceded more like, they conceded 3 in one match, and we've conceded 3 in 3 so its equal on that front

Shola ameobi

What about shola ameobi?

Ameobi could be on his way

Hope not! Averages 1goal in 6games simply not good enough!

Should have kept McDonald at this rate!

Carlton cole to boro pay as you play



23 Aug 2013 11:58:00
Derby midfielder James Bailey is to return to former club Crewe on a season long loan.

You could probably buy him for 100k to be honest.

Not a chance we need strikers not midfielders over run with them



23 Aug 2013 11:53:12
Derby striker Nathan Tyson to join Swindon Town on a free transfer by the end of the transfer window.

Joining today press confrence at 4

Its 6 o'clock no announcement of the signing, you said 4?

Swindon set to swoop for ex Swansea player Luke Moore, who is now a free agent

No press conference so far.

Has Moore got fixed up with a turkish club?



23 Aug 2013 11:47:38
Millwall are going to give trial to Finnish international Petteri Forssell who was released by Bursapor.



23 Aug 2013 11:39:35
after missing out on scott sinclair the saints have turned to sochaux winger ryad Boudebouz

Just for the record Saints were never in for Sinclair, more paper talk. If you haven't noticed MP does not play with out and out wingers, he likes to use midfielders that can go wide but primarily he likes his team to keep their shape either with the ball or without it. Puncheon moved on, De Ridder moved on, Tadanari Lee moved on, do you get the picture!

Said he was open to the move hope we can get this one

He's not that great. I wouldn't take him.

Punch out on loan, lee still with the team, Lallana, plays as a winger does he not? Ramirez is winger/AM



23 Aug 2013 11:38:47
Bale to Real Madrid deal agreed. £60m + Mesut Ozil coming to Tottenham as part of the deal.

Man utd want ozil



23 Aug 2013 11:18:01
Manchester City Midfielder Abdul Razak is one player Gianfranco Zola is looking at in a bid to strengthen his midfield.
Lee Lucas of Swansea City is another, although this looks less likely.



23 Aug 2013 10:37:54
Bournemouth said to be interested in 21 year old Wigan Athletic striker Nouha Dicko along with Burley and Millwall.

23 Aug 2013 19:25:21
Yawn. This is tedious now. We've been linked with so many strikers. Still like to see Boyd or Carlton Cole. Cole would be worth a 1 year deal I think?

25 Aug 2013 20:01:59
"Yawn. This is tedious now. We've been linked with so many strikers. Still like to see Boyd or Carlton Cole. Cole would be worth a 1 year deal I think?"

Yeah but he won't drop to league one!

Er. We're in Championship. Still plenty teams below us. Ian Harte is rubbish though. At fault for 3 goals against Terriers, Too Slooowwww!

Cole? He was on £80k per week, and still looking for silly money. He ain't coming to Millwall for £6k



23 Aug 2013 10:40:48
Stoke have bid £6 million + add ons for Chelsea Forward Victor Moses

This is not going to happen but is the player we need Moses on the right and Hoilett and Defoe up front.

I think it is more likely that we will get Hoilett from QPR now that they have signed Fryatt from Blackpool. The concerns are that all the supposed limks we have with players and we are losing out to the WBA's Southamptons and Swansea 's of this world. We are more established than these clubs in the Premiership but I cannot think that it has been the reputation built up over this time that is having such an impact on our ability to sign players. Other than Arsenal we have been the least active so far in this transfer window.



23 Aug 2013 10:38:37
Stoke have bid £5 million + add ons (rising to £8million) for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend

No chance will Tottenham let another good youngster go.

Could see a loan deal happening, but we won't get him on a permanent deal

Defo no chance of this happening. he had a great game and scored for them in their europa league game yesterday



23 Aug 2013 10:30:23
West Brom looking to sign another winger confirmed by Steve Clarke in this morning's press conference. Reports suggest its between Victor Moses and Marko Arnautovic. Both can play as wingers and also replace Anelka if he decides to retire as another striker.

Moses would be a loan view to a permanent deal, Arnautovic would be a permanent deal that would cost around £2.5million.

We'll if that's the case it will be Moses West brom have stated they will not be pursuing Arnuatovic



23 Aug 2013 10:16:59
Jack Hunt to Swansea 3m

If true then reinvest the monies in a mobile centre half and an attacking midfield player as back up to Clayton. We have full back and wing back cover so this would be decent business.

This has got to be a wind up. Swansea - the Jacks



23 Aug 2013 09:33:35
Arsenal set sign ex Chelsea youngster Sam Bangura after scouts have come back with positive reports about the young versatile defender on his pre-season with Greek side Olympiakos who are also interested in the players signature nothing confirmed yet but arsenal are in talks with the young Sierra leonean and could be sign in the next few days, bangura was also linked with league one side walsall earlier this week.



23 Aug 2013 09:25:19
Heard a lot of talk about a month back about Gary Madine signing for Brentford but then the rumours died down but I have heard that Rosler is lining him up as a replacement for Donaldson if a Championship club meets his release clause before deadline day

I would be very suprised if we sign Madine. Happy with Donaldson.

I'd have Madine, Donaldson been a bit off currently season.

I have heard this rumour from good sources at Griffin Park. Would rather keep Donaldson though (an in-form Donaldson, that is).



23 Aug 2013 08:58:36
Andy Williams has joined Yeovil on Loan. Former Motherwell midfielder Tom Hateley has been training with the club & played in the 6-0 win over Portsmouth in a behind closed doors friendly
N'Guessan still remains a target of Swindon

Frees up a wage, would of liked to keep him because of his experience but he proved he's not the goal scorer we thought he was! Get rid of caddis and benson and bring in 3 more players- winger and two strikers

Would like N'Guessen and hately to join look like good players

Clearly not good enough for the Championship?



23 Aug 2013 08:12:42
Andy Williams has left Swindon to return home to Yeovil, it is an initial loan with a view to signing him permanently in January.

Yeovil is not his 'Home', Hereford is!

Yeovil is his home now



23 Aug 2013 08:08:08
Ross McCormack signed new deal with Leeds

Is this 100% right? I hope so!



23 Aug 2013 08:01:12
Gillingham have agreed a loan for Charlton's Bradley Jordan for an initial six months.

And this will be announced when?



23 Aug 2013 06:47:54
Players leaving Boro before the end of window to enable 4 new signings to be made.

Main - Loan
Park - Loan

I doubt all three would go. Plus the young guys. We're to thin on the ground as it is. Emnes will only go is firstly someone's wants him and secondly if we sign 2 strikers. JM

Nobody will be leaving at this moment in time the squad is the smallest squad I've known in my time as a boro supporter .

The 3 players need to go to help fund 2 strikers, attacking midfielder and a centre half that mogga is looking to bring in.

I very much doubt Mowbray is looking at the midfield area at all now. We look pretty comfortable with Ledesma, Haroun and Smallwood as cover for the 5 who have recently been playing. We'll be lucky to get a CB and CF in time before September. JM

Think becchio and ayala will both arrive before deadline. wouldn't be surprised to see matty bates offered a deal after the september deadline since he's on a free and would probably sign pay as you play. would be surprised to see anyone else leave except maybe hoyte. would like to see a pacier, more creative forward to play off juke/becchio, think the idea was for mccormack to fill the number 10 role so will be interesting to see if mogga has anyone else lined up. have heard vaz te's name mentioned - would be happy with him, apparently he took cameron park under his wing at barnsley and got a lot out of him in training - could be a good way to help cam get towards the first team (i have this on fairly good authority - I know his family).



23 Aug 2013 01:56:12
Great News coming out of Blackburn for their fans- Gary Bowyer has reassured fans that Scott Dann and Jordan Rhodes are not for sale.
On the in comings Blackburn have approached Dundee United in a 500,000 bid for Gary Mackay Steven.
Blackburn have also handed a trial to Dutch winger Marvin Zeegleaar ahead of a proposed loan move to Rovers
Blackburn are also keen to bring in a attacking player and Billy Sharp of Southampton and Max Clayton of Crewe let the list of targets
The Outgoings include Morten Gamst Pedersen going to Copenhagen have broken down.
Gael Givet is in talks with 3 unamed clubs
10 Days To Go- at Ewood Park

You've got more chance of the venkys leaving than getting mackay steven for 500,000. you'd be better putting another zero in that



22 Aug 2013 20:17:44
Shrewsbury are set to sign Leon McSweeney after a successful weeks trial and ex Coventry striker Stephen Elliot. 3 other players are also set to sign in the coming weeks. COYB

(Guy who posted this rumour) Gary McSheffrey is thought to be one of the 3 signings. COYB

Not been offered a contract, if i'm honest the way woods played on saturday against Rotherham we don't need another RB plus Goldson can play there also! Least Turner isn't desperate at that position! COYB

Reported today (27/08) that McSweenney has not been offered a deal.



22 Aug 2013 22:43:41
There is some talks about former Ludogorets Razgrad manager Ivaylo Petev to be appointed as new GNK Dinamo Zagreb manager due to departure of now former coach Krunoslav Jurcic.

23 Aug 2013 08:39:03
Arsenal set to make a move for Ex Chelsea youngster Sam Bangura, wenger had scouts watching he versatile defender's pre season in greece (Olympiakos) and was impressed by what he saw and set to but making a move for the young Sierra Leonean before the windows shut, the player was also linked with walsall earlier this week.



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