Football Rumours Archive January 23 2016


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23 Jan 2016 20:54:31
ED anything on Coventry City? I know we had Elson Hooi on trial but i've heard and seen nothing since.

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23 Jan 2016 21:32:56
Portsmouth want to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery on a permanent deal and have had one bid rejected by the Yorkshire club.

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23 Jan 2016 21:14:13
Had nothing to do today so i went to preston to run rule over Alan Judge well not disappointed he was a class above everyone on the pitch as in the second half at Brentford last week. Burnley should spend big get this guy in now we have the money to spend and with monies coming in from danny ings, charlie austin we got gayle for 9 million so don't mess about buy this guy now.

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24 Jan 2016 08:13:34
Same old burnley, always spending.

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24 Jan 2016 13:38:45
Can't tell if your mocking us for barely ever spending.?

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24 Jan 2016 13:56:25
23m spent in the last 18 months is nothing to be sniffed at.

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24 Jan 2016 21:49:06
Ok and Middlesborough are running on a low budget are they?

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24 Jan 2016 22:12:53
Do your sums, the money from sales outweighs the money spent, 23 million is way off the mark.

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23 Jan 2016 13:37:42
Middlesbrough look poised to offer Jordi Gomez a short term loan deal until the end of the season to end his spell at Blunderland.

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23 Jan 2016 13:29:06
With a week to go of the transfer window, he latest names linked with the Swans are follows:-

Sandro Ramirez of Barca, Spurs heavily linked, so are Newcastle, has a €12m clause that would need to be activated. Is is nothing more than a rumour currently as I have not heard anything concrete.

Gregoire Defrel of Sassuolo is a player that the Swans were not interested in until the appointment of Guidolin. It is a player he has scouted extensively while in his role at Watford and Udinese. The interest has remained with him so is a name he has suggested.

Balde Keita of Lazio is seen as a player who could inject much needed cutting edge from out wide as the team has lacked real width for a while. Bid has been made, been rejected, waiting to see if another will be made.

Scott Sinclair, bid has been made, Aston Villa are waiting to see if Newcastle are going to follow up their enquiry with a bid to get as much as they can by starting a mini bidding war.

Seydou Doumbia of Roma, all interest in him appears to be over now as Guidolin has concerns over how he would adapt to England after failing so badly in Italy.

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn is of interest but not at the £12m asking price, possibly a deal with Eder is the answer but again nothing substantial to report.

Ravel Morrison of Lazio is of interest to Bournemouth and Swans, but no enquiry has been made by the Swans, he is on their list of targets however.

Ogenyi Onazi of Lazio is a target, is available and well liked by Guidolin, and wants a move to England. The problem is that Swans hierarchy are aware this is not the key area that needs strengthening as Cork and Britton are both in form. This is shame as if the other areas had been strengthened earlier then this is the type of deal that could be completed promptly.

Dwight Gayle is under consideration but Palace will only consider a swap for Gomis.

Guidolin has assessed the squad since the Watford game and all the murmurs from within the club is that they will try and be active in the final week of the window.

Guidolin is looking to implement his 3-5-1-1 formation in his first home game.

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24 Jan 2016 11:47:13
It's Everton today and we need someone to put the ball in the back of the net. Guidolin has only been in the Club a week mate and lads are struggling to get there heads around the new formation. So probably only change being Gomis back in.

They've tried to get all their old players back on loan, but the priority is a striker. Duvan Zapata the latest being discussed.

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24 Jan 2016 13:10:54
I didn't say today's game was the home game. I said Guidolin will implement his style and formation in his first home game, as the Everton game came too soon to implement them.

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24 Jan 2016 13:20:55
Further to my reply, I don't understand any point you're making?

The players are not struggling with the new formation, as it hasn't been overly used in training yet.

We need someone to put the ball in the net - that's why most of what I'm hearing is for offensive players, as my post highlights. So kind of a moot point from you there.

We tried to get De Guzman back on loan, enquired about Allen and have bid for Sinclair. We hold an interest in Borini but I feel that is just as much to counter Fat Sam trying to unsettle Ayew as it is an actual interest.

Priority is a striker, and it won't be Zapata.

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24 Jan 2016 13:38:07
Defrel never worked at Watford, only Udinese under the Pozzos.

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24 Jan 2016 17:46:31
Defrel is a striker at Sassuolo, I was referring to Guidolin, he was a consultant at Watford and some sort of Director of Football role at Udinese after taking a break from management.

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