Football Rumours Archive January 23 2013


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23 Jan 2013 23:19:36
Blackburn midfielder Amine Linganzi is close to joining league one side Walsall on a one month loan deal



23 Jan 2013 23:12:00
Nicky Bailey will join the Hammers after the weekend
games for £500K. Boro will offer ex player Barry
Robson a short term contract as his replacement
Mowbray is also fighting off a bid from Stoke for
left back Friend.



23 Jan 2013 21:38:57
Rotherham United have finally signed Ade Akinfenwa until the end of the season and kayode Odejayi has left the club for Wrexham on a permanent deal for £30,000. official announcement at Press conference Friday.

23 Jan 2013 23:00:08
Adebayo Akinfenwa wants to move to a club near london so can't see this happening. Gillingham were interested and so was a couple of league one teams near london.

No truth in this as we (wrexham) don't have 30k

23 Jan 2013 23:57:03
Rotherham looking at former Doncaster Rovers striker Lewis Guy of St Mirren.



23 Jan 2013 20:09:09
Extremely exciting new for saints fans!!
The transfer talks between Liverpool and coutinho have been hijacked by nc and mp. What's even better is that a Spanish newspaper has published pictures of saints training in Barcelona and coutinho seems to be in the pictures wearing saints kit. The deal is sais to be around 10 million and the deal will become public in the next few days



23 Jan 2013 19:15:30
lee bowyer is training with stevenage fc.



23 Jan 2013 19:49:33
Any leicester rumours Ed?



23 Jan 2013 19:42:59
Macheada due too sign on loan for hull by the weekend

Why is Macheda always signing for hull but never does? hull fan

23 Jan 2013 20:45:17
No he is going to Elche..

He's going to Germany or Spain!

Where signing dj and gedo why would we want him



23 Jan 2013 19:28:59
Middlesbrough have got 18 year old Neil Lowry from ballymena on an 12 day trial



23 Jan 2013 19:11:15
Michael Appleton to bid £300k for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas

Yep seems reasonable but Howe ain't going to do Appleton any favours. To be frank I'd get that deal wrapped as soon as possible because he's useless for us.



23 Jan 2013 19:07:48
The final signing for the Glovers in this transfer window will be Kwesi Appiah from Crystal Palace on loan. My source tells me that Keanu will be off the books tomorrow, and Reuben will be moved on if a club moves for him. Remember the name - Sam Clarke.

23 Jan 2013 20:49:02
Thanks Sam, that's really helpful. Yeo could do with offloading Reid and Marsh-Brown but not James hayter he is AMAZING!
Yeo Season Ticket Holder and UT fanatic, Nicholas



23 Jan 2013 19:01:37
Dexter Blackstock's move to Derby looks back on the cards after Forest bid for Henderson was made.



23 Jan 2013 17:41:42
Nahki wells to middlesbrough with bradford gettin the pick of luke williams or charlie wyke on loan for rest of the season heard it frm within the club

Oh yeah, cause Wells is obviously going to give up a Wembley final for the chance to play at Riverside, when he could just wait until the end of the season and then move on

I don't think he will go anywhere now not untill after his little trip down Wembley way .....good luck Bradford and well done.....Stokebluebird

A wembley final is just one game. This would be a step up in his career.

23 Jan 2013 21:57:24
Nahki Wells is interesting several championship clubs.Wolves, Middlesborough, Leeds and many different clubs will be batteling out for the 23 year old Bermudian's signature.

Here we go again!



23 Jan 2013 17:21:17
Wolves manger was looking at Carlisle youngster, While scouting at the Carlisle v Coventry match. The players he was watching was Brad Potts and David Symington who scored a 35 yard free kick against Doncaster when he was manger there. Although he may be priced out of a bid for the youngster with Sunderland also scouting Them, along with several other championship and premiership clubs.

More players we have never heard of nice one morgan and moxey at this rate we will be going down won't need to buy these we will be playing against them next season.deano wants to start climbing the table so why are we not bringing in players who can do this for us its just the same old same at wolves the sooner morgan and moxey go the better they are going to run wolves into the ground or I will go there personally and do it myself.



23 Jan 2013 17:12:15
Norwich City have lodged a bid for Kei Kamara to add some pace up front!

Another winger? we need a striker and he's probably slower than pilkington

What nonsense. Nowhere near good enough for the EPL.

He's not a winger, he's a striker. And very good by all accounts.

24 Jan 2013 00:08:30
its on tv so its not nonsense. there might be some truth in this one.



23 Jan 2013 17:56:40
bridcutt too norwich 3 mill deal done

If this is a source from the daily blah, I wouldn't read too much into it!

I really wish this was true



23 Jan 2013 17:46:10
Watford are set to sign luis Muriel with Armero from Udinese until the end of the season. This is so that it can add strength to the current promotion push.

Armero dosn't play for udinese anymore

I think you can only sign two players on loan from the same club as a maximum throughout the season may be wrong and they already have vydra {Ed003's Note - that's a prem league rule.}

We have 8 other players from Udinese so I don't think another one would break a rule

Watford already have 8 players from udinese, the rule is only 2 from 1 prem club to another and only 5 loanees loaned from Britain, watford can have as many loans as they want from udinese

23 Jan 2013 22:36:40
never going to happen, as a Watford fan I can say this is just pure tosh.

Roumers are great but this has no truth with Armero.
Armero joined Napoli on 9th January 2013 on loan until the end of the season with the view of a permanent deal. ( he won't stay at Udinese or join watford.)

Luis Muriel looks like a top player even ATM. Perhaps... You can only hope. Btw that rule only applies to loaning from clubs in the same country. Watford currently have around 10-12 in loan udinese but some have signed permanently (1)

23 Jan 2013 23:20:23
we already have vydra? and the rest. if there was a max number of 2 loans from each club the pozzo link would not be working so good right now {Ed003's Note - football league clubs can loan as many as they want but only 5 I think it is that can be named in a match day squad,might be 7 actually,I'm to busy to research it atm lol}

Oh no surely we've broken a rule then with the 10 or so we already got from udinese

1. Foreign loans count as transfers, rule not relevant.
2. Muriel is a massive prospect and allready a key player for Udinese, he's not going anywhere. When the time is right and he is at his peak he will be sold to a top club for a lot of money. THAT'S the Udinese way. {Ed003's Note -the rule is not relevant like you say but foreign loans still count as loans here it is just that they are termed as 'short contracts' abroad(UEFA,FIFA) they are still 'loans' in this country}

LOL, somebody has missed the other 6 udinese loanees this year it seems. ^

^ Do you pay attention to anything that's happening at Watford? We already have 10 loanees from Udinese.

^ Not like we already have 11 from Udinese or anything lol. Armero has gone to Napoli and Muriel is a Udinese's biggest young talent so won't be going anywhere.



23 Jan 2013 17:45:37
Wilfried Zaha is not going anywhere in January. Newspaper reports of imminent deals "tomorrow" and "next week" are way far of the mark as a price isn't anywhere near being agreed with any of the interested parties.

Wilf is happy playing the remainder of the season AT LEAST at the club as the age old myth that any half decent player must be stacked and racked at a top 4 club is just that, a myth. As for Arsene Wenger claiming that his club were never after Wilf, that must have been a cracking lookalike of Pat Rice in an Arsenal jacket scouting him all of this season and last down Selhurst.

Source : Wilfried Zaha, Steve Parish, Steve Browett

Pat rice is retired since last season so unless he's a crystal palace fan he wouldn't have been at your games.Clearly you are a Palace fan that can't face facts that you will get what 8 million from man united for him and your expecting 20 mill.Hes only got skills that's it no where near first team for top 4.has got lost in many champ games if he can't get past his fullback

23 Jan 2013 20:55:45
If you'd have an ounce of football knowledge you'd know Pat Rice still scouts for Wenger. And yes, that was him at Selhurst Park on many occasions.

23 Jan 2013 23:23:34
your absolutely daft, there's a difference between scouting a player and 'being in' for him, being in means a bid not just scouting him, I imagine he's scouted most top talents in the championship but not in for them

Not true the deal is going ahead but the FA won't allow a player to sign for a club and loan him straight back as the agreed but man united pushing ahead with the deal and Zaha wants the move and palace can't stop it but are not happy they can't loan him back {Ed003's Note - ?}



23 Jan 2013 17:14:57
Southampton are on the verge of signing Coutinho from Inter Milan after bidding more than Liverpool and are also on the brink of signing David Villa from Barce til the end of the season on loan. Saints are currently on a trainng camp in the Catalan capital.

Villa will be going to Swansea or Arsenal {Ed003's Note - I'm not sure he is going anywhere is he? }

Coutinho yes probably but can't see villa coming more chance getting callejon

Saint's may well have bid for Coutinho, especially as he played for MP last year at Espanyol. There are certainly lots of rumours regarding him and Saints, most of which have emanated from Italy.

As for David Villa... I don't think so...

David Villa won't come to us frustratingly. We aren't a big enough club (yet) and Barca are not willing to allow his departure let alone on loan.
Coutinho could happen and I'd love to see it happen.

Coutinhio yeah maybe. David villa doubt that very much! Would be amazing though!

Im going to be realistic and say villa will be not coming to southampton I wish and liverpool surley won't let saints beat them to the bloke from inter signature again as they already losy out to forren and ramriez

I fear we are being used by agents all over Europe to get their clients better deals. Need a couple more in for sure



23 Jan 2013 17:08:51
Charlton will secure the signature of Anthony wordsworth. doubt for anything more than 150k
Charlton will sign a striker, marlon king is the favourite for a bosman.
Charlton will sell someone or let someone go. hollands might be sold. stephens could be sold

Hollands to Bournemouth Or Swindon?

Will be 200k

Will charlton fans ever give up on marlon king its been said that he is no aloud to leave for free he would command a fee and charlton will not be able to afford it and even if he left on a free you could not pay 18,000 thousand in wages.

Birmingham can't afford to pay 18K a week so he has to leave, that's the message we're getting mate. As with all players it's the package that's looked at, if he's on 1m a year it's going to be difficult to command a fee for him. The rules change this year, fair play is up and running now just as Birmingham run into trouble. So unless some super rich sugar daddy is coming to the rescue you're back in the real world, welcome aboard.

I wouldn't want king at our club anyway



23 Jan 2013 16:50:54
Yeovil Town have taken Kwesi Appiah on trial, ex Ebbsfleet and current Crystal Palace forward with view to loan. This would be to replace Gozie Ugwu whose loan expired previously this month


Are these made up names! {Ed003's Note - nope}

He will be quality if you get him. Palace can't give him a chance due to a good league position

He played for Weymouth so we don't want him



23 Jan 2013 16:50:11
Bury have signed Nicky Ajose on loan til end of season:)UTS



23 Jan 2013 16:48:45
Mkdons close to completeing a deal for ex Charlton defender Kelly Youga. The 27 year old is set to sign a deal until the end of the season.

Good little player until he got injured for us (CAFC), if you can get him back to fitness he'll be a good signing.He likes to pass it and play football, he's not a hoofer.



23 Jan 2013 16:26:35
Stoke said to be looking into PSV left back and Dutch International Erik Pieters.
Stoke scouts were due to travel to Holland to have a look at him but couldn't fly due to the snow. Pieters is currently injured though with a cut due to him smashing a mirror following a sending off. Source - Stoke Sentinel

Newcastle were linked with him when enrique left but decided against it because he's injury prone



23 Jan 2013 16:23:21
Aberdeen close to signing Rory Donnelly on loan from Swansea



23 Jan 2013 16:39:54
Jason Scotland to Mkdons



23 Jan 2013 16:34:16
As Stephen Dawson is out for 6-8 weeks, Flicker is looking for a midfielder and could bring in Readings Jay Tabb

Eds have you heard anything on Matty Phillips to reading {Ed003's Note - Nothing since summer about that one.}



23 Jan 2013 16:32:29
Stoke City looking at Bafetibi Gomis of Lyon as a ready made replacement for Kenwyn Jones, should he join Swansea in the next week

Would be good for Stoke almost a replica of Jones but more clinical and a harder worker!



23 Jan 2013 16:27:31
Darius Henderson of Millwall set to sign for Forest. There is no fee involve however in return Millwall will get Blackstock or Derbyshire

Can have derbyshire pay for taxi myself

Hey i.ll drive derbyshire there myself..

Henderson has agreed terms with Forest - medical tomorrow



23 Jan 2013 16:13:18
Louis Saha been spotted training with Middlesbrough.

I didn't realise Middlesbrough were in South Africa. A bit like Manchester United going to Qatar I suppose.


Hope this is true - head be the guy to lush us forward! Take it this is just a rumour of a mate or have you seem this?



23 Jan 2013 16:00:59
Just got back from the palace training ground and the word going round is Kevin Phillips as back up for glen Murray. Bring him in I say still got goals in him.

Yeah right fans no longer have access to the training ground so how did you get that info, prey please tell.

Back-up to Glenn Murray?! Surely Phillips would retire before sunk that low!!



23 Jan 2013 16:00:11
Robert Earnshaw is having a medical at Ryton right now! PUSB



23 Jan 2013 15:55:46
Will united get zaha with parish going to Australia and not being there to finalise the deal.

Palace transfer deals are apparently done by the chief executive Phil Alexander on approval of the club owners



23 Jan 2013 15:47:21
Matej vydra's agent has said that vydra is 'more likely' to sign for watford permanently this month, despite intrest from 5 prem clubs.

23 Jan 2013 18:15:38
Think again, west ham are planning a 7.5mil offer to Udinese. Not sure why Udinese but those the rumours.

He actually said, very likely to sign for watford. Small differences but big change to the situation.

Good news for Watford. The time is not right to sell the player as he's not at his maximum sale value yet.

Watford are getting a teriffic player here.

Won't be sold by the Pozzo's unless a crazy amount is offered

7.5mill won't get him, the Pozzo family don't sell players on the cheap! Will be a Watford player this month, for certian!

23 Jan 2013 20:55:03
Only time pozzo's will sell him when he's valued 20+ million

Pozzo s won't sell him for less than 10 million

Think again Mr think again, you could bid £7.5m and there's 0% chance that Udinese would accept. He will move to Watford for free and when we're in the Premier League and Vydra's value is a lot higher.. then the Pozzo's will sell.

7.5 million ?

Triple it and you are getting close.

7.5million is the asking price. West ham are in talks at the moment. I know people at west ham.

His agent stated that Vydra is unlikely to sign for a prem club in January, and that talks are at an advanced stage for Watford to sign him this month... I would say he will be a Watford player for the remainder of this season and next season, whether they are in the prem league or not (and as a Watford fan I hope they are)



23 Jan 2013 15:42:34
any burton albion transfer news.



23 Jan 2013 15:23:26
Adam Mekki looks like a done deal to bournmouth

Is that adam mekki aldershot midfielder?



23 Jan 2013 15:21:21
Heard on good authority that Steve Kean being lined up to take over from Grayson and that he will push to bring Nuno Gomes and David Dunn in on loan deals.

David dunn is in appletons plans but I could see nuno going out on loan



23 Jan 2013 15:18:06
Walsall will turn to former player Stuart Watkiss as assistant manager.



23 Jan 2013 15:16:43
Wigan to sign McGeady and Zubar before the end of the window, and Mauro Boselli will leave on loan to Palermo.

McGeady coming home to Martin Oneil

McGeady will be coming in on loan along with Curtis Davies permanently from cash strapped Brum



23 Jan 2013 15:08:43
Barcelona in talks with Swansea City over loaning David Villa to them



23 Jan 2013 15:01:10
Portsmouth caretaker boss Guy Whittingham has been in contact with David James over a potential coaching role at the club.



23 Jan 2013 14:51:07
Darius vassell to join up with his cousin until the end of the season. Shez needs experience and he fits the bill, Isaac helped persuade Darius to come down. Puts him in the shop window for next season.

Source; insider PAFC

Where are we going to get the wages for darius?



23 Jan 2013 14:49:21
Bolton close to completing a deal that would see Craig Dawson of west Brom move to the reebok on loan till the end of the season.

This deal has now been completed, great signing for us, defence was pathetic, needed something new. {Ed034's Note - i wonder if this means alonso might now go in jan?

Apparently Alonso is in talks with fiorentina over a 2million transfer.

What are you playing at clarke, dawson should have been in by know, current players have made mistakes, drop them and give next in line his chance, players get disheartened and won't want to play for you when you eventually put them in, if the wheels come off in the next couple of matches you will call him back and put even more pressure on him to perform well



23 Jan 2013 14:47:18
Southend are to sign Gary Madine on loan from Sheffield Wednesday for a month which could be extended till the end of the season

It can only be a loan for the rest of the season if it's done before the end of this month.

23 Jan 2013 22:35:35
Garbage, total garbage. No way Madine would drop to this level (and I'm a Shrimpers fan).



23 Jan 2013 14:41:14
Konstantinos Mitroglou from Olympiakos wants to move to the Prem. Hope we have scouts in Greece! Very promising young players there atm!

Any idea what team he will go to?



23 Jan 2013 14:28:19
Forest to sell 5 key players to bump down the wage bill!

No we are not it will be miller, Derbyshire, goldrick maybe greening as well

23 Jan 2013 16:54:36
lol forest have no reason to bump it down.. i'm sure we haven't got the highest weekly wages coming out in the championship and we have the money.. only players to leave will be the ones out on loan and maybe the odd 1 if he is surplus to requirements! if anything we can expect 2 or 3 more signings before the end of the window! being 1 of the richest clubs in the champ helps a lot lol {Ed034's Note - i think the original post was to try and give one he wrote earlier a bit more credibility



23 Jan 2013 14:23:10
Lee Bowyer to Stevenage fc he's currently training with them to win a contract. Proof? Pics of him in the training gear with other players

I belive the picture is with one of the youth players. although lee does have the number 20 something on his shorts. would be a good signing



23 Jan 2013 14:21:18
Mitchu signs new 4 year deal at Swansea
De guzman gets Holland call up



23 Jan 2013 14:07:59
after Beckham jr joined Chelsea Beckham is going to join a club in England

He's not signed, Only on trial {Ed003's Note - I think he passed his trial and has joined their academy}



23 Jan 2013 14:05:27
Bury continue their hunt for goals with an approach to take Cardiff City striker Robby Earnshaw on loan until the end of the season.
Earnshaw still owns property in the North West and is a much sought after player.
This approach becomes the shakers 12th approach for players since their embargo was late in lifting.
The chairman is still sunning himself whilst business continues.
Players agent David Seligman has been busy representing the cash strapped club.


Any rumours about bishop going to wrexham?



23 Jan 2013 14:00:07
Nottingham Forest along with several other clubs including Swansea are looking to sign Bolton full back Marcos Alonso the 22 year formerly of Real Madrid is out of contract in the summer so unsurprisingly everyone is sniffing around for a bargain

According to the papers Fiorientia are leading the race.



23 Jan 2013 13:54:58
David James to Portsmouth as Player/Coach

Hes playing at Bournemouth why would he come here wouldn't mind him as player manager though that would be good

Monthly contracts only till administration exit

They cannot afford him, do hope Pompey come through this bad time the club and fans deservr it

Pompey have just announced thay are to lay off more staff at the club. The appoinment of a new coach is sure to go down well with those made redundant



23 Jan 2013 13:46:00
Now fully fit readings lawson dath to return to Cheltenham town for a month

Would love to see him back as he started so well and hen just unlucky with injury

23 Jan 2013 18:50:27
Cheltenham just sent him back to Reading as he was unable to get into their team.

Could happen as it looks as if Darren Carter will be leaving Cheltenham



23 Jan 2013 13:43:38
Rotherham news, Akinfenwa in later today and Odejayi out to Wrexham.



23 Jan 2013 13:01:26
David villa may be intrested in a loan move to swansea to play along side new spainish partener michu.

Darren bent looking for a move away from villa newcastle seems intested in the ex english international.

Newcastle don't want a donkey if they did they can get one from whitley bay sands

Bent left Sunderland in the lurch because he was greedy and wanted to go to "a bigger club" so Newcastle won't sign him with his huge wages.The grass is not always greener!enjoy the Championship Darren!

Hmmmm yes I can see Villa leaving Barca playing alongside Messi to come and play for Swansea and Michu. Nice idea tho



23 Jan 2013 12:49:50
was at the oldham game last night and nottingham forests brendan maloney was there we had i'm on loan in league two maybe the propsed loan spell is true after all



23 Jan 2013 12:47:15
Apparently Burnley have put in a bid for Thomas, who was/is at Blackpool on loan


Bournemouth player lol



23 Jan 2013 12:04:16
Any palace news ed

I think that Palace news will be limited until a deal for Zaha is in place.

Payne to join from Gillingham

Jay Bothroyd loan



23 Jan 2013 12:14:53
Bradford City's Nahki Wells' agent has openly confirmed to the local paper that Leeds along with a host of other clubs are closely watching Wells.

However only a large transfer fee offer will convince Bradford to cash in. Something Leeds' new owners GFH don't seem to be willing or able to do.

Bradfords trip to Wembley has all but ended interest in Wells for this transfer window. Wolves are favourites to sign him in the summer.



23 Jan 2013 12:05:38
Nathan Smith to re-join Yeovil by deadline day. still held in high regard by the coaching staff at Huish Park. Gary Johnson tried signing him when he was manager at Bristol City on multiple occasions.



23 Jan 2013 11:47:27
Former England International David James is expected to take a coaching position inside AFC Bournemouth with Bournemouth now considering his playing position with frequent mistakes of late and Jalal playing well and the introduction to highly rated goalkeeper Ryan Allsop there is simply no room for him now and with Flahaven and Buchel still in the waiting wings.

Not made that many mistakes the only one I can think of was swindon and can probably put that down to the weather

Goalkeeper coaching position within the club?/ what about mossy?maybe afcb are going to specialise in the academy bringing on young goalkeepers.

Only mistake vs swindon? what about notts county away, bury away, big drop nearly leading to a goal v walsall, conceding the pen v walsall plus always wanting to show off his long kicking instead of playing it out from the back like eh wants him to

He has made a lot of mistakes this season, you can clearly tell the guy who said he hasn't made many mistakes has not been to many bournemouth games this year or he's blind.....



23 Jan 2013 11:43:26
Charlton will not be sign all the thousands of players that we've been linked with on here as there is no way on earth that we have got the funds to do so. However we are very close to signing Wordsworth from Colchester United to strengthen the midfield. We need to sell before we buy so someone may also be on there way out....

If they do sell Wordsworth maybe j Jackson will go back the other way because he won't get a game next season.

We don't need to sell before we buy at all, not sure who you've been talking to but that's not the message I get.



23 Jan 2013 11:37:00
Cody's loan move to Gillingham is set to be completed by the end of the week and in time for the York game. Bayo Akinfenwa was not playing for Nrthampton on Tuesday's night game against Aldershot which is creating speculation that he is on gillingham's radar. It has also been reported that jordon Obita is joining on loan (reported by the s*n this morning.)

Obita has denied this.



23 Jan 2013 11:35:47
Portsmouth look set to sign Steve Simonsen after his release from Preston,

He is injured out for 4 months that's why pne paid him off..UTW

He is injured until the end of the season.


23 Jan 2013 18:36:59
Out for atleast a month, will be back before end of season



23 Jan 2013 11:24:29
middlesbrough are set to abandon their transfer window plans after various key targets have decided to move elsewhere over the course of the month. any transfers in will be patch up replacements for potential outgoings.

Probably the more likely post yet. We will probably lose George on the last day for few million and this will help pay the way ( just like Bennett money) I've lost hope of any transfers and now hope I can keep the faith to renew.

Was there ever any money, if we had targets that have gone elsewhere then why can't a club like boro with the squad/facilities/manager ect get them targets? Because we are skint and most of the players mentioned is just paper talk!



23 Jan 2013 11:02:57
Barnsley to sign Jason scotland by end of today,

Jason scotland is set to sign for preston by friday he was training with them yesterday and is set to join on 18 month contract

23 Jan 2013 12:12:52
how was he training with preston when he was having talks at Barnsley

Not good enough for Barnsley



23 Jan 2013 10:56:50
Manset maybe on trial at Barnsley but that is all. He will not be signed up because he is not match fit and not a good goalscorer. He does score at times but we need regular goal to help us stay up.

on the Jason scotland front it looks like we will get him on a short term deal to end of season and if any good sign him on longer contract in summer.

Sir bobby is also staying put at Barnsley and not going to Rotherham united on loan.



23 Jan 2013 10:46:33
Liam Bridcutt interesting Norwich City, fee around the £3million mark

Please let this be true, CMS as well

Sounds like a fantastic player. Would love this to be true.

No way best defensive midfielder in the championship worth a lot more and deserves a better team if he goes and that's a big if ! won't go cms won't go either

23 Jan 2013 15:57:51
Need a lot more than 3m. Best defensive m/f in championship by a mile.

Not cms, bridcutt would be ok though

Wow best player in a defensive midfield role in the championship. Get real, even if that's true 3 million is generous for that particular role when he's completely unproven at this level.

Would make the step up to the Prem without a problem. Could probably aim a bit higher than Norwich too. Would be very disappointed to lose him at all but would want more than 3m if we did. Brighton don't need to sell so would need to be silly money....I hope!!



23 Jan 2013 10:42:30
Hooper to hand in transfer request in next couple of days to force through a move from Celtic to England. Norwich favourites although Spurs could hijack the deal

I think he'll end up at Norwich and work well with holt

He is going nowere until summer unless a crazy bid comes in like 10 million he would be missed but the league is as good as won so we only need him for 2 games against juve

Can't blame the lad really. He has won everyhting there is to win with Celtic (They'll never win a European trophy). And now the SPL has become really boring now that Celtic's only real challengers have been demoted. The lad has new ambitions he wants to fulfill, which is playing for England and he knows he can't do that with Celtic.


23 Jan 2013 13:54:02
moyes is interested in taking him to everton

23 Jan 2013 15:20:15
In reply to IJA
I think you will find Celtic have already won a rather significant European trophy. And i'm certain that winning a league winners medal and being part of a winning team on a regular basis is something that a player enjoys/craves as opposed to languishing mid to bottom table with Norwich (if they are lucky).
If he wants to go then he can go. We do not want players at Paradise who do not want to play for the club. Good luck to him

Hand in a transfer request ? and lose all his bonus and payments due on remainder of his contract ! not likely !

23 Jan 2013 17:57:20
O'neill wants hooper at sunderland to partner fletcher, rumours are norwichs bids were turned down as a deal has already been done for him

Teresa, yes Celtic have won a European trophy in the past but it won't happen again. No offence to Scottish football but the quality is declining and it has been for years. This is why the SPL is in free fall down the UEFA rankings. Yes players crave winning trophies, but winning them without any real opposition isn't the same.


Yeah everyone knows he wants to go back to England and he'll be missed at Celtic but the question is......will he get the national recognition he kraves playing at Norwich??? How many England players do they have.......Steveomac

23 Jan 2013 18:39:40
Norwich to sign garry hooper tonight for 7-9m

Like the sound of Ogbonna, quick and good in the air. Though it depends on how much Torino would want.



23 Jan 2013 10:18:52
Taxiarchis Fountas (1995) wonderkid of AEK in greece is chased by newcastle and aston villa, the magpies are more interested and will make a bid in next hours.greek club have financial problems and will accept.

the PL insider



23 Jan 2013 09:55:57
Millwall set to sing Simon Cox from Nottingham Forest!

He is not for sale he has a 3 year contract

What's the tune to this one

What tune will they sing it too ?

23 Jan 2013 12:47:04
Simon Cox will not leave. He is on a 2 year contract and is settled here. Still a class player. Forest look to complete the signings of George Boyd and Chris Burke by the Watford game and have benn linked with alex buttner, marcos alonso, popov from west brom and dederick boyata. BILLY SHARP TO STAY!

Forest have made an approach for darius henderson



23 Jan 2013 09:52:56
Norwich city are looking to sign Beniot Angbwa from FC Rostov, and Angelo Ogbonna from Torino to sure up a defence leaking goals for fun.



23 Jan 2013 09:42:30
Marlon King to sign by Friday with Birmingham still paying half his wages on an 18 month deal. Also Powell is trying to sign Nile Ranger on a 6 month loan deal, which will allow BWP to join Bournemouth for a nominal fee.

You might sign King, but B'ham can not, will not pay half his wages. So it's all or nothing!

As B'mouth fan I'd be much abliged to have Bradley Wright-phillips. Knows where the net is at this level.



23 Jan 2013 09:41:16
West Ham lining up Liam Trotter and Luis Mcgugan as replacements for DIarra and Diame. West Ham also expected to seal the deal with Danny Simpson and Martin Olsson within the next few days



23 Jan 2013 09:29:11
West ham in desperation turn to Danny Simpson from Newcastle! DIarra off to Espanyol and DIame to seal deal with gunners after tonights performance. Hammers did have the opportunity to get highly rated American Duo Osvaldo Alonso and Graham Zusi but missed out and now in danger of leaving themselves short in midfield also.
Poor management and a clear lack of ambition by West Ham who could well be an outside bet for relegation with the lack of quality in this current squad



23 Jan 2013 09:24:58
looks like gary hooper is to join spurs before the deadline

Think he was watching Wanyama

23 Jan 2013 12:27:52
yeah he was defo watching wanyama, there's been reported interest as sandro is ruled out for the season. the hooper thing just comes from his agent trying to spark up more interest!

23 Jan 2013 13:45:03
Holtby is signing for spurs in the next 48 hours, but I do think hooper will sign because spurs are lacking strikers



23 Jan 2013 09:22:16
Wrexham and Grimsby interested in Scott Boden on loan till end of season.



23 Jan 2013 09:09:03
Danny graham to west brom! Soon as odenwinge leaves, that is who they want to replace him with!

Would be a terrific signing

Odenwinge is not going to leave he is one of our best players

Odemwingie isn't leaving as Clarke has said no ins or outs in this transfer window.

Is this the same clarke that said dorrans can go, then wants him to stay, I wish he would say one thing and stick to it rather than feeding gossip,

Would you leave a club that's in a cup final, forget graham/////////



23 Jan 2013 09:06:07
roports are tat crystal palace winger is set to join manchester united however will stay at the championship clu the fee is reported to be around 12 million

crystal palace are keen to bring in a replacement asap and have been looking at, george boyd from peterbrough, albert adomah fronm bristol city and matty ritchie from swindon town

Football League to investigate this as it gives Palace an unfair advantage over promotion/play off rivals. They get the Zaha cash to strenghten plus they keep the player.


Why would the football league need to investigate the transfer of zaha just because palace benefit from a cash sale to strengthen & also have him return on loan, That is no different to premier league clubs doing that on previous occasions & like the goalkeeper cortouis who joined chelsea & returned immediately to his previous club on loan also how does it give palace an unfair advantage it would be the same as if they kept him & still strengthened there squad.

Im not a Palace fan but Zaha is their player so if they want a clause put in for the lad to be loaned straight back is totally between them and United.

Good luck to Palace if purchasing team are willing to let him stay and get regular football until end of season why not, god some small minds

Just a Cardiff fan worried the title will be snatched just as they thought they had in wrapped up..

Someone is looking over their shoulder......ha ha........Am I right Bluebird? Sorry I mean redbird! Zaha will not leave in this window. End of chapter!

Stupid to make this decision, although if he is eventually not allowed to stay man united will loan 2 players to us



23 Jan 2013 08:57:51
Crystal Palace are have accepted a £4m bid from Bolton for Mile Jedinak. The loan deal for David Wright to Gillingham will now be cancelled as Palace will lack cover in the defensive midfielder role. Jon Stead is being brought in to bolster the attack as they also need cover there

You need to add a few more mill to that before Palace even bother, what comic did yo read that in.Was it the bolt-on beezer by any chance?

Bolton for sure would be interested, but why would palace sell their best defensive player at this time in the season?

4 million!! very optimistic palace fan here...

No they haven't I highly doubt he will come

4m for Jedinak? .... Don't make me laugh - No Chance. Stop making stuff up.

Sorry, Jedinak would never join Bolton.

It gives them an advantage because they will have the United cash as well
as what they may already have. Plus they will still have Zaha.

I agree Palace are full of world class players, they are all worth at least ten million and some even more (12 apparently). That's why Palace are a huge club but, still in the championship, they are trying to make a team out of all those genius players and their personalities.



23 Jan 2013 08:21:53
port vale signed francis jeffers

No they haven't don't need him got four strikers already

23 Jan 2013 16:16:30
Not a chance, Vale are now in the market for some younger players and are now looking for players who are younger and can take us to the Championship over the next few years

Where has this roumer come from any truth ed ? {Ed003's Note - I don't know mate,wasn't he training with some club in league one?? }

I've noticed a lot of utter garbage being spoken on here, a lot of random players apparently signing for vale?? I keep hearing something about robbert earnshaw?



23 jan 2013 08:07:53
any bristol city transfer news in or out,
any bristol city transfer news in or out,

23 Jan 2013 14:38:22
Chris HUMPHREY from Motherwell is linked I believe!



23 Jan 2013 07:39:48
Ipswich set to sign attacking midfielder pajtim kasami from Fulham.

Im guessing only on loan

I hope so this guy has looked quality! ! Loan or permanent

I am a fulham season ticket holder and I can tell you he is a player that has promise. I couldn't see him leaving fulham on a perminant but I woouldnt be surprised yol isn't intrested in him playing in the first team and even do we have given 4 or 5 young players a go this season he hasent made it futher than the bench. there's a reason for that aldo he has promise he is lazy and dosent like to pass and has a shot like a lead life jacket it won't help you.



23 Jan 2013 07:00:23
Marvin Emnes is off to Newcastle £4 mil

Snap their hand off!

23 Jan 2013 12:01:13
He can't. He's not french. lol

23 Jan 2013 12:57:30
Marvin Emnes is not going anywhere for 4M. He is not good enough or worth that kind of money.

23 Jan 2013 13:07:12
Really do hope so, he's been terrible of late and would tak 2 million for him !



23 Jan 2013 02:36:03
Tottenham Hotspur to sign Inter Milan's energetic midfielder Fredy Guarin. Guarin was part of Andre Villas Boas' Porto side that went a whole season unbeaten in the 2011/2012 season. He would fill the gap left by the injured Sandro who has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Yes he would fill the gap but the gap it would leave in Daniel Levys pocket would be greater so sadly will not happen-yet.
Spursmad Dave



23 Jan 2013 01:05:01
Wiseman to leave this week for undisclosed fee. 2 clubs interested. God only knows why.

Villa can't sell anyone at the moment, no new players coming in in this window.

Tbf he is a decent wing back, there are a lot worse, get off his back !!



23 Jan 2013 00:46:40
If Jones does go to Swansea stoke might finally sign zigic from the Birmingham sales

If we do I will be sick! and throw my season ticket away, he is a total waste of space, just another giant to stick up from to stand around and do nothing!!

Stoke may be looking to high-jack Newcastle Utds approach for St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, this would rely on selling Jones (or Crouch) to reduce the club's wage bill.



23 Jan 2013 00:30:56
Manchester utd and city are both competing to sign begovic from stoke manu offered 10 mil and welbeck on loan til end of season man city replied with same offer but with balotelli if stoke sell Charlie Austin is main target and olson

Love to see welbeck at stoke but if its just a loan then forget it!!

We will take the 15mil

23 Jan 2013 12:35:45
There is no possible way that you could know exactly what 2 different clubs have offered. Also the chances on the 2 clubs coming up with such an identical offer is very very unlikely. Also if you think Ballotelli will agree to lining up for Stoke you are very strange.

Get real, could you really see Tony Pulis having some one like Balotelli in his squad? The guy has serious issues and it will impact on his football until he can sort them out. He would be better going back to Italy. When his head is right I think he is a great player but doesn't happen often enough. Also he wouldn't run around enough to make a Pulis team. (Stoke fan for 40 yrs prior to the current manager)

Pulis has insisted on sveral times none of his "big four" will be sold in January and Begovic is one of them. Also if we sell a goalkeeper why would we replace him with a centre forward? seems a stange one that.



23 Jan 2013 00:06:40
Norwich City to sign James Collins (Swindon Town) if deal cannot be struck for Danny Graham. (Source: Swindon Town youth team player).

Yes, just what we need to avoid a top flight relagation scrap. A liwer league youth player. Get real.

Collins is not a youth player, but I can't see Swindon letting him go

23 Jan 2013 13:35:04
Cant get in swindon team don't think he is a premiership player yet

Collins not a youth player and nowhere near good enough to play in the prem currently. Wouldn't get into most Championship sides but a decent striker nonetheless.

"Collins is not a youth player, but I can't see Swindon letting him go"

He didn't say Collins was youth, but the source was

He would do a better job in the premier league than Torres with Chelsea! Collins scored a hatrick against Stoke already this season.

23 Jan 2013 23:22:46
If any youth team player was giving information out like this he wouldn't last long. If Bodin didn't get him out then PDC would for sure.



22 Jan 2013 23:50:40
Bradford are wanting to sign Oscar Gobern on loan from Huddersfield

Why would he want to drop all the way down there. Cup tied so no chance.

Gobern is still injured I think and if not with the way our midfield is playing then surely he'll get his chance at htfc soon.

Keep him, if he stays fit enough to play more than one match.

He is still injured, not kicked a ball yet after his ankle op

He could go there and try and find his level, not good enough for league one never mind championship .Lee Clarke said he could go all the way but he hasn't taken him to Brum has he !

Back in full training according to the Examiner.

Biggest waste of time and money ever to have been called a town player, which club in their right mind are going to want him? Cancel contracts of these type of players, get them off wage bill and we can move on

Spot on to comment above me

You can't just cancel a contract without somekind of agreement or payoff to the player, its a contract both parties are bound by it. better to try and move them on to another club and hopefully recoup some of the money



22 Jan 2013 23:25:32
Walsall striker Will Grigg is wanted by championship side Derby County, Derby are lining up a £250,000 bid to bring the northern Ireland international to pride park Connor Doyle could be used in the transfer with the striker either joining the league one side on loan or on a permanent deal

Would like to see Conor Doyle go as he has never proved his self.Watched him in the first team seems to have no idea how to play.
Not a scout (or cub!) just watched a lot of football.



22 Jan 2013 23:24:10
Shrewsbury to sign Bolton winger Gregg Wylde on loan until the end of the season

Haha unlucky don't know why you would want him!

That's funny he's on loan at bury and extended for another month.we are not after any midfielders full stop .

Wylde returned to Bolton on Tuesday.
The immature boo boys at Bury gave him a hard time.
I and my friends liked him.




22 Jan 2013 21:53:08
Hibernian are set to sign Barry Robson to replace Jorge Claros. John Daly is also a target but will sign for Port Vale.

Daly and Robson's agent is an Irish guy called Eamon Collins and is the same guy who represents Pat Fenlon & Liam Obrien.

The agent has the final say on all Hibs signings now. Told he represents at least 6 players including Eoin Doyle, Gary Deegan, Tom Taiwo, Ryan McGivern, Saiko Kujabi, Alan Maybury.

Who is john daly



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