Football Rumours Archive May 24 2013


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24 May 2013 22:29:57
Boat load of BIG clubs looking at Wigans James McCarthy includinfg Spanish and Itallian clubs

He deserves to go to a top top club- a huge talent!

How big a boat

Have you seen Titanic? that big a boat. Napoli, Valencia and Athletico have been watching him as well as the so called "big four" in England



24 May 2013 22:09:43
Jamie Ohara will sign for QPR this summer from wolves.

2-3m pounds is figure

No chance if he goes it'll be between £1million and £2million Wolves may think he's worth more. Clubs will be aware of the financial implications of paying league 1 players £40k aweek and will be looking to get him cheap

You can have him for a fiver. Infact, keep the fiver.

Plagued by injuries, you can have him for free.



24 May 2013 21:41:55
Strong rumours around Swansea, from people in the know that Ashley Williams has signed for Arsenal Fee between 10/12 million.

Cheers KopaSwan

As a Liverpool fan am relieved

1- At least Rodgers is being told to leave his old club alone by the owners!
2- Would anyone begrudge him a move to a club like arsenal?

The speculation has been in the media for a few days and to get 10m for a player we paid less than half a mill for is a good return!

I hope he's still here next season and if he does leave, he doesn't get struck down by ex-swans-syndrome which won't do his playing career any good for his last couple of years!

Swansea have confirmed no contact has been received from Arsenal regarding Williams. Personally think Williams would be better off staying in south wales



24 May 2013 21:28:09
Scunthorpe United winger Mark Duffy is interesting the likes of Doncaster, Middlesborough and Ipswich

He is not planning to go anywhere yet brian laws talked about him on a local radio station on thursday.



24 May 2013 20:59:58
3 championship teams are interested in johnny Russell from Dundee, one off the clubs are derby county.

Dundee?maybe dundee united get your "facts" right

Leicester and Wigan other two

25 May 2013 13:19:51
Derby have been watching him for awhile now about a year now. supposedly!

25 May 2013 14:05:11
Add Forest to the list.



24 May 2013 20:43:52
Leicester to sign johnny Russel for a fee of around £750k-£1m, and Jamie vardy to go out on loan to Preston north end.

Don't think so he's been seen at pride park on fri with his agent.

25 May 2013 02:28:15
United knocked back £800 000 from Catania
Try bidding 2 million that Goodwillie left for
Who also had a year to run, who is not as good
Russell is better and can play more roles like L. W

Derby or Leicester tough call. Money speaks louder than words these days.

25 May 2013 16:13:09
If he has any kind of ambition he will do everything that he can to play in Italian football. Its not that often our players get noticed bye those teams. And come back and make a bigger impact playing international football for Scotland. The Italians are best at defending in the world. So he would be playing against much more better defensive minded teams. Should be a great incentive for any young striker, who wants it.



24 May 2013 20:35:19
Crewe right back Matt Tootle is being targeted by derby as John Brayfords replacement.



24 May 2013 20:29:48
Crawley have signed former Aldershot striker Danny Hylton.

Done Deal, will be announced on his return from holiday

Also simon church+adam drury signing. Just need muzzy to sign new contract!

By the way it is Andy Dury not Adam dur!



24 May 2013 20:29:32
Bradford City are monitoring the situation at Doncaster Rovers with a view to bringing Dave Syers back to Valley Parade, should he be surplus to Paul Dickovs requirements

If he gets rid of him I will not be supporting the club when the season starts crap appointment and if he leaves a crap decision

Fan loyalty at its finest ^

Hope so him and Jones in CM would be fantastic can't see it though a key playe for donny

Two ex season tickets holders with this appointment no to dickvo

Nathan Doyle far more important than Syers or Jones. Parky not interested in Syers anywsy.

Alleged fans who are not renewing their season ticket because dickov has been made manager are not fans.

People are entitled to any reason why they don't want to renew, what right do you have to say who is a fan? If I'm not happy with how things are being run I don't have to contribute you don't have any right to say who isn't a proper fan

^^ that's correct, people are entitled to say what they like. I think its a shocking appointment for a championship club but ill still go. If people choose to stay away I can't blame them.

Im a Bradford fan and I can safely say that dickovs appointment was crap, a manager who led a team no higher than 16th in the league below, not championship quality

As has been said. I can say what I like. a ball hasn't been kicked yet and people are on a downer. if by october rovers aren't performing then an opinion can be reached. if they doing ok I hope they will be serving humble pie at half time.



24 May 2013 20:11:41
Huddersfield are looking at:
Ruben Rochina (Blackburn)
Danny Haynes (Released by Charlton)
Lee Camp (Norwich)

Rochina?! he'd never come to us. he wants to move to a bigger club

And vaughny and jamie paterson



24 May 2013 20:04:42
Dom knowles has signed for burton albion



24 May 2013 20:01:27
Manager changes
Manchester United- David Moyes
Manchester City- Manuel Pellegrini
Chelsea- Jose Mourinho
Everton- Harry Redknapp
Stoke- Mark Hughes
Real Madrid- Carlo Ancelotti
PSG- Laurent Blanc
Napoli- Rafa Benitez

Agree with them all bar one, Redknapp couldn't commute from his home on the south coast to Liverpool on a daily basis. That won't happen.

25 May 2013 10:00:10
Mancini to PSG
Martinez or Di Matteo to Everton

Stoke will not have Hughes. Or at least I hope not. If we do I reckon I'll be watching Championship football come 2014/15 season.

No mention of Martinez or Di Matteo. Stoke could be a good shout for either.

Stoke are getting mark hughes trust me I no stoke

You may 'no' stoke but you don't 'know' how to spell. Stoke are after a change in footballing direction from academy to 1st team; Sparky does not offer a change. Furthermore, Coates is an excellent businessman and judging by Hughes' transfer record (or blooper real) he doesn't really offer a sound investment.



24 May 2013 20:00:08
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is going to make a cut-price move for 25-year-old Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas.

Would be typical of rogers to sign him for under the nose of swansea. Snake.



24 May 2013 19:58:34
Chelsea have made a move for Galatasaray's 27-year-old striker Burak Yilmaz.



24 May 2013 19:50:19
Rafa Benitez Napoli targets
Fernando Torres 15m
Edin Dzeko (part of Cavani deal)
Cesar Azpilecueta 7m (not Mourinho)
Daniel Agger 12m



24 May 2013 19:34:46
Yeovil Looking at Harry Kane on loan from Tottenham as well as Ryan Mason also from Tottenham who once played for Yeovil in League 1 in the 2009-10 season.



24 May 2013 19:19:37
Mbokani holding talks with W. B. A over weekend after turning down talks with Kiev.



24 May 2013 19:52:54
French club Monaco have made a £26m move for Manchester City's 27-year-old captain Vincent Kompany.

What a team



24 May 2013 19:50:43
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, 27, has emerged as a surprise target for Italian side Napoli.

Benitez first signing?



24 May 2013 19:50:11
ex-Tranmere winger, last playing for Bayern Munich, Dale Jennings is close to agreeing a deal with Bolton Wanderers.

27 May 2013 18:33:39
Must freedman be cursing leaving palace , especially as it was the team he put together.

It's OK they'll come straight back down! When Bolton are going in the opposite direction.



24 May 2013 19:40:47
Dwight gayle to lcfc for 4 mill plus vardy

I would take this and keep Tomlin

Not going to happen as the Posh chairman has already put a fee of £10 million on Gayle



24 May 2013 19:24:08
Free agent Noel hunt could move to championship side burnley.

No Brighton



24 May 2013 18:55:40
Hi Ed, any news on who you think Harry Forrester will sign for- Ipswich, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Middleborough?

Blackburn better not beat other teams to the signing of another free agent from the lower leagues. Same thing happened with Judge and that Pompey keeper. How can we compete with relegated teams that can pay ridiculous wages for players.

I wouldn't have thought that Harry forrester is premiership material quite yet so personally I would cancel out Aston villa :)



24 May 2013 19:10:32
Chesterfield are to sign Alan Navarro from Swindon, he has a year left on his contract which, Chesterfield will take over!

Player as tweeted that this is not true

Good we don't want him overweight, to old and injury prone no thanks.

26 May 2013 12:22:36
Andy Welsh in talks with chesterfield and Bradford already spoken to Yeovil but wants to stay in north

26 May 2013 18:03:36
Chesterfield are struggling to sign players and missed out on several pre planed targets.

Another mediocre season again for us Spireites. No sign of any major signings. Ordinary players looking for big bucks. Sad fact is that the wage policy of our club may keep our heads above water but may well see our fan base fall and ST numbers fall. I support the club in this stance, but it could leave us to stagnate in L2 for some time to come!

"Another mediocre season again for us Spireites. " The season has only just finished. Why the negativity, Talbot signs a new deal when we didn't expect it, the lad from Hibs, Doyle looks a good signing and Armband could be a good move and you watch Richards next season my money will be on him to be in the top couple of scorers in the division so let's see what happens and who does come in. Cook has taken a good approach. He has cleared out from the ground up including coaching staff where too many people were too comfortable without producing anything for the good of the club and he obviously won't be held to ransom by greedy players and agents! Keep the faith! Ventress

What a miserable outlook. I'd find something else to do if I were you as moaning like this helps no-one. The 2012/2013 season is not even finished yet, and no-one has finished their transfer business. Town have already done 3 good deals and cleared out those not wanted. I'm not even going to give examples of success without spending big because there are too many. Football is a team game where the best team wins - not the best players, not the most expensive players -THE BEST TEAM.

Let's wait and see? I'm sure come the 3rd of aug the squad will look great, we are not second favourites for the league for nothing. in cook I believe and so should all Cfc fans he will get us out of this league.

I think that 3 weeks from pre season and 10 players on the books tells you everything. Players won't come ( so far ) and the (We have our targets lined up) looks a bit distant. Speak to a few agents at this level you will get a true picture.

I think a lot of players won't sign until June, there has not been many transfers all together yet, not just Cfc but everyone will start to sign in the next 3 weeks just see.

Chesterfield have made three signings with a further five at advanced stages. Players' holidays are holding things up and the official announcements may be delayed longer than the more impatient would like. The first to be publicly announced will be Eoin Doyle who will be paraded this week before going on holiday. All the players will be in place for 17th June when the squad jet out to Portugal for a team bonding exercise.

He is coming but only on loan so tv says

Mmmmm bonding no training no games one week before a competitive match. Work that one out! Amateur



24 May 2013 19:03:42
Walsall and Oldham are interested in Stevenage striker Marcus Haber who is currently transfer listed and could leave for as little as 20,000 as Westley does not want the Canadian for next season
Haber scored 7 goals last season

He'll cost more than that I would think.

Got him for free and he's useless so doubt it



24 May 2013 18:55:15
Walsall are looking to sign Jamie Reckford from neighbours Wolves as his contract is due to expire this summer

I like the look of him. Stan



24 May 2013 18:54:36
Former Reading striker Simon Church is an ambitious target for league one side Walsall, to replace the departing Jamie Paterson who looks set to be joining Huddersfield for around £500,000

No way sorry, Walsall have rejected a £500,000 bid from Huddersfield, Patterson will only leave for 1.2m- 2m

No one will buy him for more than about £750,000. Once he hears championship clubs are after him he'll force a move if walsall don't accept a reasonable offer for a league 1 player like that

Why do Huddersfield supports seem a bit bitter that Walsall want 1. 2M, to me a non walsall supporter it seems a reasonable offer as was 8M for Rhodes, if Huddersfield want him get the cheque book out!!

Ha, 1.2m - 2m don't make me laugh, like the comment above says, and 650k for a LEAGUE 1 player is a good offer

Anyone who thinks Paterson will go for up to 2m based on 1 break through season is absolutely deluded. He'll go for about 600k

Region of 500-750 with add ons / sell ons would be about right

1 mill is defo right for break through season league one. you wouldn't have excepted less for rhodes. reading fan

It doesn't matter if he is a LEAGUE 1 player, he is one of the hottest football prospects around and I would say quite capable of premier football in a couple of years, these types of player do not come around very often and will require a a lot of money if a club wants to sign him plus he is under 24 so you have to pay for his development

25 May 2013 09:48:32
He`s only got a year left on his contract. Why tell the world an offer from hudds has been rejected unless it`s to create interest in a sale. be around 500k plus add ons and a good sell on clause. Just be wrangling around how much of the fee is paid up front and how much paid in installments. May well reach 2m over time but no way up front.

It doesn't mater what leauge the player comes from!! If he is the hot new prospect and I firmly believe he is then any club who wants to sign him (being under 24 and under contract) has to pay the correct price, everyone was saying 8M for Rhodes was rediculous price for a championship player but your chairman held out and got the correct price for a top player he should expect the same from the Walsall chairman who is a very good business man.

Pato is easily worth 1m I will actually put money on him getting sold for that amount, at 21 and scoring 13 from the WING! There ain't many players that have done that in league 1 especially at a club like Walsall, he toped the league 1 table for shots on target and made more appearances than any other Walsall player last season including your captain!

Lets get real. Town will make a sensible offer on a player that they think they can develop and then sell on. they won't pay silly money. so let's wait and see. there are other options out there. but again there are other clubs that may well want to bid more.

Aston Villa and Wolves have shown interest and could put in opening bid of 1M! Looks like he could be on his way

He won't go at all unless someone offers £1 million plus; he is a star player and Huddersfield know it, others too.

Why would Walsall accept an offer that low. There are count less preimer league teams and championship teams who want him. He will not go for cheap

26 May 2013 12:25:07
Rhodes was a full international. Scored a bucket full for 3 seasons running. Had 3 years left on contract. Was at a c`ship club. Already rejected 5m from west ham in the january. No comparison at all with these situations.

Difference is Rhodes would do his job in any league, give him chances and he scores. His finishing is top draw

Sorry Walsall fans - Reading fan here. £2m for a league one player is ridiculous, he is £1m-1.2m at most. Rhodes went for £8m because he is a quality all round striker, I would love him at our club but he told my cousin who is close to him from Ipswich that Blackburn want £15m.

Rhodes could definitely cut it in the premier league. Jamie Paterson probably couldn't and could he cut it in the championship? maybe but no guarantees therefore he is not £2m



24 May 2013 18:52:01
Cardiff city are expected to place a bid on Huddersfield defender jack hunt within the next few weeks.

Wont come cheap.

We will offer to double his wages and being in the premier league will turn his head I expect him to hand in transfer request soon, hopefully he will be quite cheap

24 May 2013 21:35:46
that`s what blackburn thought with rhodes. He won't come cheap.

24 May 2013 21:46:48
Signed new deal last year. Bids in jan were reportedly rejected. If deal is right for hudds he will be allowed to leave. Imagine around 3 mill will obtain his services.

I hope you do -1.5m and he's yours!

Nah, for some reason we rejected 3 mil for him, so think deano wants you lot to pay about 4 - 5 mil, don't ask why but we probs will,

You can hope all you wish but I think Dean Hoyle proved with Jordan Rhodes that he won't sell cheap. A player can put in a request but if the money isn't right and you're under contract then I'm afraid you're going nowhere. Blackburn trebled the wages of Jordan Rhodes but he still wasn't sold until the 8 million price tag that the chairman set was met. Simples.

He won't hand a transfer request in but I reckon wages could turn his head along with premier league football

He's not even fully proven in the champ yet ? And at least 3 mill would do for him

1. 5 ~ 2 mill maybe (although more would be nice) - again with add ons / sell ons and a tasty wagee offer for the Helmet may do it

25 May 2013 09:43:31
He splits opinion in hudds as to whether he`s even our best right back.

I would say £800,000, as others have said he will want to leave them to play in the premier league on mega money he will be ours by next week

Take Jack quickly, if someone can find his best position then good luck!, but he ain't a defender, ask Calum Mcmanaman

25 May 2013 14:12:24
Dean hoyle could find 800 grand down the back of his sofa. Hunt just signed new deal. Will not be allowed to leave unless clubs valuation is met. Sure while it`s probably his lifelong dream to play for cardiff, a few other suiters will come calling. As he told bburn when thay came in with bid of 2 mill for rhodes, that wouldn`t buy his left leg.

25 May 2013 15:56:42
He is not even the best defender let alone right back. Take him now please. Terrier 69

Hunt is comfortably the best full back at the club and the only one good enough to go onto better things. Town fans seem to hate players with genuine skill and value strong players over them. Take the bizarre love in with Woods as an example. A really technically woeful footballer but strong and throws in big tackles so some think he's better than Hunt. Truth is, Jack is 4 times the player of Woods and 3 Premier League clubs have all checked him out. No one would sign Woods in the top 2 divisions if he was available on a free as he has 2 left feet.

Hunt will leave if the right offer comes in and as I see it between 2-3 million would be good. but saying that I would rather add to the squad than sell you never know we could do a cardiff

All clubs now know how to tackle town, send everybody down the right of the park and watch the goals go in, Jack is a very average defender, but could his position be in midfied?.

Probably why he is equally as good at left back.

I'd accept 2m + add ons seen as we have Liam/Paul for LB and Callum who is actually a RB. I'd like to see him stay due to his attacking nature but I think we'd more than cope without him.



24 May 2013 18:48:44
Yeovil Town showing interest in Bristol City Midfielder Brian Howard (Out of contract) and Swindon Town Defender Nathan Byrne on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. Gary has also been spotted on a very friendly golfing daytrip with AFC Bournemouth duo Shaun Macdonald and Wes Fogden.

Byrne already agreed 2 year deal at swindon



24 May 2013 18:44:44
Walsall are in talks with free agents Stephen Mildenhall (goalkeeper, Millwall) and Nejc Pecnik (attacking midfielder, Sheffield Wednesday)

Source Birmingham mail journalist

Milds is still a very decent goalkeeper. Doesn't want to spend the rest of his career sat on our bench behind an Excellent Championship one in Forde, but easily good enough for a decent Lg 1 side.

Seems like a nice chap as well from everything we hear.

No thanks



24 May 2013 18:42:21
Alan Knill interested in bringing French midfielder Damien Mozika to Torquay,

Mozika played under Knill at both Bury and Scunthorpe, and after his release Knill looks to him to add creativity to his squad

Always injured. But yet when he's 100% fit he's a class player.



24 May 2013 18:40:19
Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov is getting to work in the transfer market as the club have enquired about Tranmere Rovers central midfielder Max Power.

Max is going no where contracted until 2015



24 May 2013 18:19:45
SOULEYMANE COULIBALY from spurs being lined up for a season long loan to Blackpool. Highly rated striker who is just short of first team experience.

I think this may be to sweeten a deal for Tom Ince, would not be suprised if a few other youngsters came on permanent deals. Just like Oysten and Ollie did with Charlie Adam and Liverpool.



24 May 2013 18:09:22
Plymouth are looking at:

Alan Connell
Stephane Zubar
Peter Leven
Alex MacDonald
Reuben Reid
Jason Banton (Loan if Palace go up)
Ryan Harley
Aiden Chippendale
Tom Molyneux
Paul Connolly
Joe Anyinsah
and Ashley Vincent

24 May 2013 22:01:40
Adebayo Akinfenwa is also a player we are looking at

Who the hell is Tom Molyneux, I know of Lee Molyneux who I believe plays for Accrington

Most, if not all improvements to the squad we already have looks and sounds good UPG

Akinfenwa or Cureton are exactly what the club needs to push forward, proven goalscorers from last season in this league, and both free. Let's get both!

What a strike force that would be akinfenwa and cureton they would surely get atleast 30 goals between them

Rene howe

Rene Howe what

We are looking at him

28 May 2013 22:15:32
How strong is the akinfenwa rumour
We need someone who can bang in the goals



24 May 2013 17:50:41
Boro are all set to announce their first summer signings: lewin nyatanga and josh Rees



24 May 2013 17:43:42
Crawley will announce there first summer signing in the next week, and it is old favourite Andy Drury.



24 May 2013 17:28:52
Rotherham United's approach for Chuba Akpom is solid as Arsene Wenger wants the youngster to gather first team experience. A one year loan deal looks set to be confirmed within the next week.

But would this be the same as the lad from Liverpool. A signing from a big club but joy given a game?



24 May 2013 17:24:23
Shrewsbury will sign Liam Boyce from Cliftonville for an undisclosed fee in the next couple of days. Mark Duffy is also set to sign next week. COYB!!!

I wish

Now wouldn't that be something if it came off!

Shrewsbury are signing John Mullins from Rotherham and they'll re sign lionel Ainsworth from Rotherham too after he has had a excellent season

I hope so we could do with him

Lionel Ainsworth had a good season??

The Ainsworth who they hocked out on loan. Poor attitude no thanks.



24 May 2013 17:21:51
Norwich linked with shane long for a fee of 4 million would be great up top with RVW and holt

(NCFC Fan) £4m would be a steal! I'm not convinced

Hope there is some truth in this, just the type of striker we are missing (pacey), would give us another attacking option

Would love it but I highly doubt it is likely, especially since west brom lose lukaku and therefor leaves them with few strikers

Would love this to be true just to stop him bloody scoring against us!

He cost WBA about 6m and since then he's scored a fair few goals in the prem. If anything his value has increased.4m is nonsense.



24 May 2013 17:13:48
Rangers sign nicky law on 3 year deal, chris humphrey Humphrey offered 3 year deal also, expected to follow law as is jon daly, nicky clark, and arnold peralta. Also Mccoist in talks with Berras agent, wages might be stumbling block. Seems the mighty English championship isn't as big a draw as the mighty Glasgow rangers, and Ian viggurs didn't turn rangers down for Oldham, he was never offered a contract.

Oldham, Championship? We've a bit to do before we reach those dizzy heights!



24 May 2013 17:16:45
mates just rang me and he has just sore adebayo akinfenwa in walsall town centre. maybe he's going to walsall.

He must being going to the pound shop.

Maybe he's shopping

Hope he does come!

24 May 2013 18:54:57
His on holiday so your mates rubbishting


24 May 2013 22:43:56
Perhaps he's gone to Walsall on holiday then.



24 May 2013 17:05:06
Seyfi Olofinjana will complete a transfer to Doncaster after finalising contract talks



24 May 2013 17:01:33
Walsall have spoken to Coventry regarding a ground share however they cannot come to an agreement, it now looks like Coventry will speak to other clubs

No agreement has been reached due to Coventry imposing to many demands including bringing in there own catering on match days Walsall wanted to supply catering to increase revenue also Coventry not willing to pay upkeep on the pitch which would need premiership style upkeep.



24 May 2013 16:51:26
Bristol city have had a bid excepted of 350k for Swindon Towns Aiden flint

Not accepted yet they're in negotiation over a sell on fee for Swindon inc appearances etc which could rise to 500k and they want Bristol City to pay the 20% owed to Alferton. 500k good deal all round to be fair, he was a rock for our back 4 in the second half of the season and is still young also if you think that we sold Matt Richie for 500k this is good business, well done Jed and the board. Must keep Wes, Alan Mac and both Thompsons, oh and JC and Willow oh and Gary Roberts our player of the playoffs imo.



24 May 2013 16:50:08
Stoke City's Breck Shea will cut short a nightmare time in England by joining New York Red Bulls this summer. Also, Steven N'zonzi has put in a transfer request, with Newcastle and Fulham battling for his signature

Brek shea won't go, he was bought but has had fitness issues and still hasn't fully recovered from his foot surgery

Stoke have rejected the Nzonzi request - it was put in before Pulis was sacked so a change of manager will probably change his mind.

The transfer request was rejected by Peter Coates from my recollection and how can you say nightmare he has had less than 4 months in England and he came injured

Shea and Geoff Cameron will both play a much bigger part next season for Stoke as both can offer the more progressive style of football that the chairman is looking for.



24 May 2013 16:48:51
According to friends of Peter Ridsdale, Preston will only be bringing in one more player which will more than likely be a loan deal. Possible loan signings include Jamie Vardy, Larnell Cole or Danny Pugh

Lies. Grayson and Ridsdale knows we need atleast 3/4 players.



24 May 2013 16:47:28
Man United U21's player Larnell Cole has had loan offers from Preston, Doncaster, Sheff Utd and Peterborough after impressing scouts in the U21 league this season



24 May 2013 16:45:21
Nico Yenarris will join Notts County on a season loan from Arsenal!

Nicole coming back. Must have got over his injury from his last loan period

We didn't see much of him on the last loan spell but he looked ok against Scunthorpe away, he will have developed since then so this could be an inspired signing

RPlease no! He wasn't good enough 1st time around and won't be this time either. Liddle and labadie in CM for me.

Labadie is young and could be a top championship player in the coming years. pearce needs more first team action, as he's young and could be a mid-table prem side



24 May 2013 16:35:08
Earlier today saw Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy with another chap on a flight from Dublin to Stansted.

Proberbly had his meeting with Marcus Evans discussing transfer budgets for close season. marcus Evans business based in Ireland

24 May 2013 19:09:01
Mick McCarthy does have lots of family in Ireland, so he has probably being seeing his relatives considering the season is over.



24 May 2013 16:35:04
Kallum Higginbotham to join Preston North End on June 1st

It has been said in the local paper he will turn up for pre season training with a clean slate. Robins has had words with him. Also doubt he would go to Preston under Grayson as he sent him out on loan 3 times. Bb



24 May 2013 16:32:35
Derby, Forest and Burnley have been in contact with Dundee United about Johnny Russell

Several bids have been made and rejected not just in contact my friend.

You can count burnley out mate

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 out.

Sorry couldn't resist. To be honest if we are having problems competing with Huddersfield and Bolton then I think we will be blown out the water with Forest.

Sam Rush alludes to Rams fans being excited come August. Not sure how our budget will allow for that. Hey ho could be wrong though.

Competing with Bolton? If you're referring to Baptiste, he wanted 20K a week in wages! I'd have been furious if Derby gave him that!

20 grand does sound a bit steep. It is a gamble by the Trotters, but if he helps take them up they will see it as worthwhile.

The trouble with our policy is that we will hover around mid-table and still lose around 7 million a year. One day unless we get lucky we will have to go for It

I am not saying do a QPR, but on the other hand I am sick of hearing about Pomey and Rangers ever time GSE spending policy is discussed.

Anyway any one got any Rams Rumours? :-)

I think Bolton will go up this year if I'm honest, probably in the autos. They've built a really good squad imo.

I agree about Derby but I genuinely think this year could be our year. Not saying we'll get promoted but play-offs certainly aren't out of the question. We're doing things the right way and, as long as we keep the core of our squad, we'll have improved.

I've liked what we've done so far too - Grant's one of the best Champ keepers and I think Martin will surprise a few next year. Forsyth is a solid left back and Russell or Vaughan would both make us a better attacking team.

Thats the strange thing, if we had pushed the boat out in Jan we could have had momentium to take us into the play-offs.

It will interesting to see who lines up for Derby come August. Grant might be a minor masterstroke by Clough and I expect Forsyth too play a big role.



24 May 2013 16:31:40
Bury fc takeover complete all board members and chairman have resigned. UTS. source Bury fc website



24 May 2013 16:13:44
Bristol City finally get Aden Flint after Swindon accept £300k and Bristol cb James Wilson

Player plus cash rumours are seldom true.
City yet to make a 4th bid - still considering other options



24 May 2013 16:13:07
Oxford are looking to sign 8 more players to conclude their transfer business for this summer.

Dale Tonge
Luke O'Brien
Kevin Amankwaah
Mark Randall
John McGrath
Matt Richards
Paul Benson
Stuart Fleetwood

Don't believe any of them. Only a couple match the description of the signings we're after from Wilder.
Luke O'Brien was our player and we've held no contract talks with him

The club will talk to defender Luke O’Brien over the next few weeks with an eye to keeping the former Bradford and Exeter defender at the club next season.
Source. Oxford website

Richards and Benson could be the kind of players we need. the consensus is that the club will offer O'Brien a contract imminently.

We're only offering O'Brien a contract if he's willing to move down here full time, which he's unsure about. His wife and 2 young kids live in Bradford. We are going to talk to other players in his position too.
I don't think he's coming back. He also talkin to other clubs

Cant believe heslops gone to stevenage



24 May 2013 16:10:14
Mark Kinsella has confirmed Colchester are looking to make Sanchez Watt the clubs 2nd signing.

Eastmond & Watt would be a great start to the coming new season.

Get back Gillespie or Odejayi as well as Akinfenwa & we will be looking good!

Do we really need Gillespie and Odejayi back? Haven't they scored about 10 goals between them this season? Saying that, getting Odejayi on loan would be good as he always seemed blinding on loan! ;)

Gillespie is a great natural finisher but injured most of the time. Yes he didn't score many this yr but that's cause he was normally sitting on the bench lol

Watt would be a fantastic signing for the club, no doubt. Unfortunately, I do not see a way back for Gillespie and Odejayi. Both served the club well but chose to move despite having offers with the U's. Out of two, I would rather see Gillespie but he's rarely 100% fit with another injury never too far away. Better options for the club in my opinion.

Not sure Colchester would want Gilly back, the club were relieved to get his wages off the bill when they sold him.

Odejayi wants to stay in that part of the country to be close to his family.

As for the real akinfenwa; i'd give him a go if Jabo left; he's a similar-ish front man, if a little wider :)



24 May 2013 16:09:01
Colchester have offered Sanchez Watt a contract

Yes, please!



24 May 2013 16:05:38
Hull city to sign Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole. Reuniting him which his twice former manager Steve Bruce

Would drive him there myself for 5 Million all he does is kick and foul ppl
SAFC fan

Hope this is true, he is the type of player Hull need. Sunderland will miss him if he leaves. He was awesome at Middlesbrough and if he can recapture his best form will be the ideal midfield enforcer that has been missing since Ashbee left!

More like 1 million. Di canio is going to ruin this club. Wish we still had Bruce. Wonder what the odds are for us to be relegated and Hull to stay up. How ironic? SAFC. {Ed003's Note - You were a Hull City fan on your last post,stop shit stirring}

24 May 2013 23:08:17
As a Hull City fan I can see some logic in this one, unlike the Bardsley, Bramble rumours. No secret we need a midfield enforcer. Problem is, if we get Cattermole we will need another one as well to cover for the half a season Cattermole is suspended.

Total Rubish, I can't see him going anywhere. and I am yet to meet a Sunlan fan who is not 100% behind the manager. mag bolox I reckon.

More like 1 million. Di canio is going to ruin this club. Wish we still had Bruce. Wonder what the odds are for us to be relegated and Hull to stay up. How ironic? SAFC. {Ed003's Note - You were a Hull City fan on your last post, stop s*** stirring}


You can keep him. not going to be good for our season if in a third of our games we are down to 10 men



24 May 2013 16:00:59
Bury FC takeover now completed

Deals to bring new players in will start from Wednesday.

The new board (who have yet to be announced) have told Kevin Blackwell they are 100% behind him.

Any idea who these new players are or is that still under wraps?



24 May 2013 15:57:26
Talks ongoing with jay tabb as Mowbray is quick to find replacement for nicky bailey who departed 3 weeks ago. Also enquire about Lyle taylor of Falkirk who scored 2 times against boro in the 7 -3 loss to the boro

He scored a hat rick against us pre season



24 May 2013 15:31:28
Walsall have put a 2 Million price tag on Jamie Patterson and will not accept a penny under, the only club who have come close are Sheffield United at 1.2m, Walsall make a lot of money from there corporate activities and do not need to sell players

Sheff Utd haven, t got £1.2m

Lose him for next to nowt next summer. Don`t belive any club in L1 would have 1.2 million to spend on one player. If a player has his head turned by a bigger club offering a huge salary increase they tend to leave.

Nothing tells me his head has been turned. He's been talking a lot (in the Express & Star) about next season at Walsall and how good the team spirit is at the moment. I don't think he wants to leave, and I doubt Walsall will sell anyway -- not until the futures of Grigg and Brandy are sorted.

Walsall do not need the money, we have shown this with Will Grigg who is free to leave if he wants, if Patterson wants to leave next year he can

Price tag is 1.2 mil as I previously stated sheff utd offered 750 k towards end of last season when they were sure they were going up.

Hang on didn't Huddersfield hold on for 8M for Rhodes when they were in L1, if a club really wants a young talented player like Rhodes or Patterson they will need to pay a lot of money, the day of giving players away are over as the gap between the premier and the football league widens and leauge clubs want a share of the cash

24 May 2013 19:45:16
No Rhodes was a c`ship player when he was sold. Club didn`t want or need to sell him but guess what. He was tapped up by bburn with 40k a week on offer. He had 3 years left on contract. If a player wants to leave they leave. Nothing ever leaks out of hudds regarding transfers. This kid is as good as gone. Oh and he was very quick to talk about being happy to stay at hudds. Money talks. Players walk.

24 May 2013 19:49:03
Transfer dealingsvirtually never leak from huddersfield. This has either come from the lads agent, or walsall touting their player around trying to get a better deal. they know he won't sign a new contract and don`t want to lose him for nowt. He will not be at walsall come beg of season.

Jamie Patterson has said he is happy at walsall and is looking forward to next season, if he wants to leave fair enough, and if Huddersfield want him fair enough, but they will have to pay a fair price for an up and coming player who will be in the premier within the next few years, we have been told its 1. 2M we will wait for Huddersfield's third offer with interest!

Transfer dealing rarely leak out of Huddersfield lol I have seen the rumours page according to that you are going to sign around 40 players for next season but I think you are correct Jamie Patterson will sign for them but at £900,000 plus add-ons that will come to 1. 2M

24 May 2013 21:41:21
You will never hear a whisper come out of h`field till the player has signed. Agents will always leak details to their own ends. As will certain clubs wanting to accelerate things. H`field never comment on t`fers til deal done. never. In or out.



24 May 2013 15:23:00
Barnsley manager David Flitcroft is wanting to sign three players in the summer, including the permanent signings of Sheffield Wednesday hitman Chris O'Grady and former Stoke, Southampton and Derby midfielder Rory Delap. Flitcroft has earmarked two strong defenders as his priority.
It is thought Flitcroft is keen on taking advantage of Gus Poyet being suspended at Brighton by taking Stoke defender Matthew Upson. Upson is set to be released by City and will more than likely leave the Premier League. The former West Ham, Birmingham and Arsenal defender is likely to be courted by a number of the 'bigger clubs' in The Championship but Barnsley could offer him some sort of get out clause and regular first team football.
The second defender linked with the club is Toronto player Darren O'Dea. The 26 year old is keen on a move back to England after spending nearly a year in the MLS and Barnsley are reportedly the frontrunners. A lot of Championship clubs are also chasing the former Celtic player but the Oakwell club have already made contact.
The fifth player Flitcroft wants is Kallum Higginbotham. Higginbotham is a close friend of Flitcroft after their time together at Rochdale and could sign him on a permanent deal. The 23 year old has been told by Huddersfield boss Mark Robins he can leave West Yorkshire and rejoin Barnsley after having a loan spell with them the season before last.

24 May 2013 16:31:53
Upson? How can barnsley afford his wages?

O'Dear?. ask any Leeds or Ipswich fan about him. I don't think it will be good news for the Tykes.

Higgibotham said he wanted to prove himself at Huddersfield

Begovic going nowhere he's staying at stoke ' a reporter in bosnia made it up and then british media got wind of it ' begovic has said he doesn't know the bosnian reporter and certainly never spoke 2 him

Steven nzonzi handed in a transfer request and stoke have turned it down

Higgingbotham has not been told he can leave. Robins wants to have a look at him in pre season & will decide on him then.

Wrong information completely, Mark Robins has actually said exactly the opposite. He has spoken to Higginbotham to say he has a future at Town and needs to prove himself as a first team regular in the coming season. Where do these people get there info, the land of makebelieve??

He said he wants to sign for Brighton

Barnsley carnt afford his wages

Firstly Robins has just said in the paper that Kallum could still have a future at Town, kallum has said himself that he wants to make an impression on the new boss

Please take Higginbottom, he's more dead weight at the club

I'm getting fed up of people contstantly saying teams can't afford wages, this is what contract negotiations are about. Older player will understand that to continue playing football they have to take a pay cut and if Barnsley is the best offer Upson gets then he will go there!

Sallum would be welcome back at oakwell just needs a bit more confidence

Gut feeling (examiner talk or not) if someone makes a bid for KH then I think we would be let go

25 May 2013 17:50:32
barnsley midfield jacob mellis to leave this summer to either qpr or to huddersfield for around 500 grand

Mellis will go to a better team than Huddersfield and you would be looking at paying £2 million at least

Why would he go to huddersfield there better teams who would take him and he would not even think of leaving Barnsley to got to Huddersfield get real.

Utter nonsense about mellis. Why would he go to the chaos at qpr or to Huddersfield which isn't a step up in class exactly



24 May 2013 15:14:45
Craig Gardner in talks with West Brom. 100%

100%. untrue

24 May 2013 21:31:40
What is your source for it being 100% untrue? How you so sure?

We was linked to him before



24 May 2013 15:10:44
Sunderland are in talking to Sign Danny Rose from Spurs

They'll need about 22 signings when PDC upsets the rest of the players.



24 May 2013 15:06:00
Derby County are leading the chase for Dundee United striker Johnny Russell.

Derby, already in for striker James Vaughan are still pursuing Russell in case Vaughan chooses Huddersfield Town.

Dundee turned down a pathetic bid from an Italian side and it seems derby will be able to meet Dundee's demands for the player, who has one year left on his contract.

The third bid from the Italian side was £800 000. And they got 2 million for Goodwillie who had a year left on his deal. Presume that he will not be sold for any less, and probably will go for more. As he is the superior player, also doubt that he wants to play in the championship. And there will be English interest at the higher level, even if its from Wales.

Does he want to come to HTFC with vaughan? he can bring mackay stevens with him is he wants to, what an attackin force would that be!!



24 May 2013 15:04:36
Southampton are considering a bid of £2.5mil plus Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for Luke Shaw.

Lakaku is worth at least £20 million quid.

24 May 2013 17:25:28
If this were true, I think we might be packing Lukes bags for him, be seriously? I doubt it.

24 May 2013 18:26:55
And Shaw is worth at least 25 :)

& Luke is worth 23, Chelsea would be getting a bargain!

24 May 2013 19:26:27
So is Luke

Make it 7.5 mil and its a deal

So is Luke.

Luke shaw is worth 25 mil!

After his performances last season, no way will Chelsea allow Lukaku to leave permanently, in fact a loan is unlikely.

No chance Shaw will go to Chelsea. Not going to happen.

24 May 2013 21:21:16
So is Luke shaw.

But Luke shaw is not for sale.

Is that just to get Shaw on loan for a season? lol



24 May 2013 14:55:31
Oldham are interested in signing 28 year old defender Anthony Pulis from Orlando City son of former Stoke Manager Tony.

If he's a footballer then i'm the prime minister, nepotism at it's best. Awful player.



24 May 2013 14:52:50
West Ham close to agreeing a deal with Millwall for winger James Henry. Fee in the region of £1.2m

I hope this is mark true but I have a feeling it could be. James Henry was on holiday last season drunk shouting he was joining west ham

He's worth more than 1.2 million. If its true then it's about time millwall stopped letting players go cheap.



24 May 2013 14:38:34
Rotherham are interested in signing out of favour Bradford striker Alan Connell

Why would they?

No, just no.

I cannot see this happening, the lad can't get in to Bradfords starting 11



24 May 2013 14:36:24
Norwich to sign Nicky Shorey on a freebee!
Relseased by reading and will be an ideal back up to Garrido for a season or two!

Haha! I think not!

Hope not, over rated and over payed. his wage demands will be that of a first teamer.

Let me speak for every single Norwich fan out there. No.


Well said ^^^



24 May 2013 14:13:38
New Hartlepool manager, Colin Cooper is to raid his former employers, Middlesbrough. It's believed he has agreed to blood Boro's academy lads with a steady conveyorbelt of talent leaving for short term loan deals. His first three players will be Curtis Main, Luke Williams and Jordon Jones. Main and Williams on a month deal, Jones on a three month deal. Any players close to Boro's first team squad will be given several games in league two to toughen them up. It's hoped the deal will benefit both clubs as any players that shine will have the loan extended. UTB

Good for hartlepool, but I bet they all come back with injuries

24 May 2013 23:11:10
Matty Dolan also linked to a loan move to Pools. 2 non league clubs interested in Richie Humphries, but he's hoping to still play league football next season, although he realises he will have to take a big drop from his 80K basic at pools.

Matty Dolan will be aiming higher than league 2

Won't happen. Main and Williams are pretty much 1st team.

Hope this does happen for hartlepool as a Boro fan I love to see Hartlepool do well and our young guns would get them where pools fans deserve their team to be (championship with us) and I hope if our young guns aren't going to be played with us for them to be achieving with our Teesside neighbours UTB

Can't see this happening with Main, Williams or Dolan to be honest. Main will be first-team, Dolan will be aiming at League One as will Williams if we even let him go out on loan.

The likes of Jordan Jones, Bryn Morris, Connor Ripley, Adam Jackson, Ryan Brobbel - they're more the sort of players that'll be off to Hartlepool on loan.

Main and Williams aren't 'pretty much first team'. They valuable first team football to aid their development, this is why they will be. sent to Hartlepool. After toughening up a bit, hey can challenge for 1st team action at the Riverside.

Ryan brobbels contract got cancelled with middlesbrough by mutual agreement 4months ago and I don't think he's tied to any club which is a shame he looked a promising youngster at boro



24 May 2013 14:05:44
Cheltenham are considering an offer for Gateshead midfielder Josh Gillies, who produced 15 goals and 15 assists in 2012/13.

He would be a good signing for Cheltenham, had a great season for us at Gateshead.

MY has frequently signed lower league players with a reasonable level of success. Not one to rule out.



24 May 2013 13:55:38
Albert Adomah and Sam Baldock of Bristol City to join Burnley for combined total of 1. 5M

24 May 2013 15:56:22
Not a chance - I am a Burnley fan and know we are skint.

We haven't got that amount of money.

Add another Mil and you may be close.

Double that price and you're starting to get there

I would be fairly happy with that as a Burnley fan but just cannot see us spending that kind of money unless we are selling someone.

League 1 players worth 1.5 mil. don't think so. you need to trim your wage budget as well, revenues will be hit in league 1. anyways like the others said we can't afford that.

We are not skint like Burnley and have a very wealthy chairman

Still doesn't mean he's going to bankroll a club losing colossal amounts of money

Having a very wealthy chairman doesn't matter. you're in League One and the FFP rules are in place there!

You may have no choice BUT to sell in order to balance your books/give your manager a chance to build the squad he wants to help get promotion!

Burnley aren't skint either mate just got a tight board whod rather pocket the cash than invest in the team, we have hardly spent anything from the promotion season plus the sales of fletcher, rodriguez, eagles, mears, fox etc and we have spent a pittance on their replacements, burnley fc are 100% debt free my friend, we can afford to make signings but are being sensible about it as the financial fair play rules come into effect this coming season :)

Watched Mills last season in nearly all 12 appearances - great prospect.

Ffp doesn't affect city next year as you get a years grace being a relegated side. hence we can't be held to ransom.
1.5 mill might get you baldock no chance
You would get adomah for 1.5 mill on his own.
Google our chairman and you will c he ain't short of a bob or two, so can't see any club "stealing" anybody, especially
With respect burnley!

If Burnley are 100% debt free how come they are showing interest repayments of almost £1m in their last published accounts. They also showed a trading loss of over £4m and the profit was only achieved by the sale of players.

Because we have only just repurchased the stadium back that's why but we are debt free

And I never said we made a profit from anything, I said we are debt free which we are, but because burnleys a small town without big crowds its common knowledge that bfc always has to sell 1 or 2 key players every year to balance the books.

I suggest you look at the last accounts - they do not suggest Burnley are debt free.

I also feel like I have to repost this at least once a week, Bristol City's debt is to our majority shareholder.

Its intrest free and he won't be calling it in anytime soon.

Its irrelevent to our spending power.

Adamoah and Baldock could both easily move thsi summer, but it won't be in a £1.5m deal to Burnley.

Albert is arguably the hottest property in the football league, sought after by half the Championship and few Prem sides.

Everyone knows City will let him go for between £1m and £2m, hopefully we will see intrest in him push his eventual price to a silly high.

Baldock is under contract for a couple more years and is likely to cost someone as much as we paid for him just a year ago. That fee is believed to be around £1m, but there will be a fight to keep this lad.

Baldock to Burnely won't go away, but I would expect him to command a decent fee.

Adamoah will probably go to Palace.

Listen mate burnley are 100% debt free ok end of, ask any burnley fan and they will tell you the same!

Dont want baldock at burnley, don't rate him at all, i'd rather sign an up and coming striker from the lower leagues



24 May 2013 13:54:50
Bristol City's Sean O'Driscoll is said to be in conversation with Sheffield United regarding 24 year old midfielder Kevin McDonald. McDonald who has just over a year remaining on his current deal will demand around a cut-price £280,000.

O'Driscoll is also thought to be close to signing a Goalkeeper for the club with only youngster Dylan Castanheira on the books. The signing is expected to be Fulham's Finnish international Jess Joronen, although it isn't yet known if it is a permanent or loan deal.

24 May 2013 17:31:19
Tbh mate why would he go to a team in the same boat as us?

You have no chance signing Mcdonald. The Blades have a better chance of going up and Bristol will be mid table at best

As always it will probably come down to money.

Not saying City would offer him a massive pay rise, but if they did anyone can be swung.

No loyalty in football anymore.



24 May 2013 13:43:59
Burnley have signed Joe Mills on a 2 year deal after his release from Reading

Source:Official Site

24 May 2013 15:56:58
I hope not.

24 May 2013 16:20:17
I am a Burnley fan and this is a shocking signing - League 2 at best.

24 May 2013 16:35:18
Another of Eddie Howe's useless signings like Zavon Hines and Marvin Bartley.

You agreed to buy him when you took him on loan. Don't think Howe understood "Try before you buy"

Probably told to sign him by his wife

Bartley wasn't useless

There are other areas that need strengthening - its a pity there wasn't an opt out clause!

Bartley ahead of McCann everyday of the week (burnley)



24 May 2013 13:40:49
Ashley willams to join arsenal on July 1st after a deal was agreed with the fee around 9 million plus add ons



24 May 2013 13:30:45
Doncaster are in talks with following people:
Frank Fielding
Reece Wabarra
Lee Croft
Owen Hargreaves (short term pay as you play)
Iain Hume (close to agreeing a 500k deal with PNE)
Jose Baxter (oldham want 1million Doncaster offered 750k+2 people on loan)
Jean Mvoto
Nicky Weaver
Matt Derbyshire
Danny Murphy (if Blackburn decide to release)
Matt Kilgallon
also David James as Player-coach
Dickov set to appoint former Brian Horton as assistant

Croft you can have as he has an agent who doens;t tell the player about a deadline date for a new contract, greddy agents.

Baxter no chance and we don;t need 2 of your rubbish players. thx

MVOTO is on holidays sow rong on that one as well.

One season wonders with Dickov in charge of you. lmao

Some awful players on that list, my money will be on you going down then. Neil Alexander is a better keeper than anybody on that list. And Andy Driver is much better than Crofts who sucked at St Johnstone. And McFadden is better than Derbyshire, think Dickov has a duty to go after Scots. Especially if they are better than the guys on his list. Saunders at Motherwell would be a good call to, can play right back and centre back.

Sorry mate not true, Hargreaves has gone on record in the past saying he's not interested in playing championship football. And David James has not long signed for an Icelandic club as a player coach as his friend and ex team mate from pompey is manager

I would take kilgallon back good centre half

Lee Johnson and Simon Corney (Oldham manager and chairman) won't let Baxter leave as they've said they've built half the team around him. Croft probably will happen as he has not signed a new contract at Oldham and Dickov was the man who signed him. Also Wabara I think will possibly on loan as City won't want to sell him and Dickov brought him in at Oldham. Furthermore Jean Yves Mvoto hasn't signed a new contract at Oldham, so could possibly happen, as it was Dickov who originally signed him on loan and then permanently. Lastly Matt Derbyshire could happen as it was Dickov who signed him on loan whilst at Oldham.

Note for Doncaster fans, if Baxter does leave, he is a good player, but can be a lazy player who has moments of class and if it goes wrong he will blame other people. Also Croft is an awesome player and got our player of the year, although for a winger he's not got much pace although has lost a lot of weight whilst at Oldham. M'voto is a good defender but most defensive errors over the last two seasons at Oldham have been his fault although a good aerial threat from corners and free-kicks. Reece Wabara is a good full-back at League one level, not sure Championship and he needs a good winger in front of him, for example, Lee Croft as them two on our right side were amazing last season. Lastly Derbyshire is a good player, but again needs a good player alongside him, which in our case was Jose Baxter.

It'd nice to see that doncaster fans have a sense of humour. OWEN HARGREAVES! Diouf nearlly bankrupt Donny, and we haven't recovered financially, let's be real about who we can sign please.

Frank Fielding will do a good job for you if this is true. A bit prone to mistakes but he's a very good shot-stopper and certainly wears his heart on his sleeve. Good luck to him wherever he goes.

Diouf nearly bankrupt us? Don't be daft it has been previously stated that the McKay players were on 3k a week at most

Diouf was on 2k a week a lot of players ie friend copps stock was on 5-9k so that's a lie

Lee croft looks like he is constantly running on sand.

Wabara and croft are league 1 standard. Croft, no goal all season is dreadful but he is a grafter. Wabara lacks defensively and would be found out in the championship

Doncaster players will be happy knowing that Dickov wants to field a new 11! What a quality trait of a manager that is! Gaffers



24 May 2013 13:24:57
Cheltenham Town to sign Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj on loan.

It is rumoured that Barcelona are interested in him. Would consider very unlikely to be honest.



24 May 2013 13:16:20
Derby to raid Sheff Wed for defender Miguel Llera and forward Chris O'Grady.

Chris O`Grady WILL sign for Barnsley



24 May 2013 13:06:49
heard from a very reliable source from the club today we are signing mark duffy on a 1 year deal and this deal should be confirmed by 3pm today.

What club is that then

Are we all supposed to psychic? What club is "we"?



24 May 2013 12:33:17
Stuart Taylor, Jon Henly, Lawson D'Ath, Nick Arnold, Shane Griffin & Matt Partridge in talks to stay at Reading



24 May 2013 12:32:29
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is keen on adding three players to his squad in the summer and is hoping to push onto the top eight next season.
Di Canio is keen on adding two attack minded players and a midfierlder. He has already registered his interest in Matthew Amoah. The Ghanian is keen on leaving Dutch club Heerenveen this summer and wants a new challenge. The 32 year old is keen on a chance in England after playing most of his football in Europe, most notably with Vitesse, Borussia Dortmund and NAC Breda.
Di Canio has also been in talks with IFK Norrkoping forward Christoffer Nyman. Nyman is only 20 years old and is seen as a star in Sweden. A number of other European clubs are chasing the player, with that reason making the Italian boss act quick.
The third player Di Canio wants in Inter Milan youngster Joel Obi. The Nigerian midfielder has just turned 21 years old and is keen on a season long loan deal at the Stadium of Light.

Matthew Amoah. at 32 it's not going to happen. he is after younger and faster players.



24 May 2013 12:28:09
Altrincham youngster Duncan Watmore is to join Sunderland’s development squad

24 May 2013 18:58:33
Altrincham's Duncan Watmore who's a striker will join Sunderland's development squad.



24 May 2013 12:22:23
Long term Cardiff target Peter Lovenkrands will join the club on a one year deal next week

Not buying players for the championship any longer. long term target not now

Nonsense don't need or want him!

Again people who are just mentioning LAST YEARS rumours!



24 May 2013 12:21:26
Walsall manager Dean Smith is looking to sign four players in the summer transfer window.
Smith is keen on securing two goalkeepers.
He is keen on adding a young stopper and an experienced one. Young prospect Ted Smith has been offered a trial with the club in pre season but is currently on a long term contract at Southend United
The second stopper Smith wants is Bury player Trevor Crason. The former Chesterfield loanee wants to leave Gigg Lane after their relegation to League 2 and feels The Banks Stadium is the right choice of destination.
Smith is also looking at a player from his league rivals.
He is wanting to sign Crawley forward Billy Clarke. The former Ipswich attacker only has one year left on his contract and Smith feels he can offer the 25 year old a big future in The Midlands and is rumoured to be telling his targets they are fighting for the top six next campaign.
The second striker Smith wants is Millwall forward John Marquis. Marquis was told he can leave on loan in the summer on loan under former manager Kenny Jackett but may wait until the new boss comes in.

Walsall have there own young prospect liam Roberts in goal and they will not persue any player with one year left on any contract when they can pick up players with good pedigree released from premier teams for nowt.

24 May 2013 18:32:43
He is nit gunna get clarke from crawley clarke has recently moved his family down south I doubt he will leave for another league 1 club

Ted Smith is like 17 and our like 4th choice so why would Walsall want him?



24 May 2013 12:05:54
Am hearing that Crystal Palace have made a bid to French club Reims for their player Bocundji Ca. Anyone know about this player?

Former Bolton defensive midfielder



24 May 2013 12:05:42
ross countys player of the season iain vigurs is set to snub offers from rangers and st johnstone to sign a 2 year deal with Oldham athletic

Rangers havnt spoken to him so that rubbish mate



24 May 2013 13:00:00
Bradford City are set to hold talks with Mark Duffy who current plays for Scunthopre United.



24 May 2013 12:58:24
As part of the deal to allow Coventry City to play at The Banks's stadium Walsall will sign goalkeeper Joe Murphy and Striker Leon Clarke

Ha. Brilliant, my favourite made up nonsense so far in this site!

Walsall supporters do not want Coventry to share their ground and will protest at every game should they be allowed to, Coventry should pay their debts and move to a non leauge club

Blame. ACL AND SISU not the fans.

We don't want to be at Walsall but then agin SISU don't listen to us



24 May 2013 12:58:01
chris maguire spotted outside pittodrie last week

He was outside Pittodrie but he's only up for a couple of weeks visiting people! COYR!



24 May 2013 12:56:42
Carlisle United have shown interest in Chris McCready from Morecambe after missing out on Chris Robertson from Preston

Abbott words "the players I will bring in are 20-22" He is 31, sounds realistic

How do you know abbott has missed out?
need to move on edwards first.



24 May 2013 12:55:55
Reports are suggesting Morecambe midfielder Andy Fleming is on the verge of joining Northampton Town

He's just signed an extension to his contract. Also he's just bought a house with his partner close to Morecambe and isn't prepared to move out of the area.



24 May 2013 12:50:48
Tranmere have shown interest in former Oldham striker Robbie simpson.

Can you afford his big wages of at least 2500K a week with bonuses, hence we got rid.

thats not enough he wants big wages but he's awful only played in the Cup games.

Have him, he will cost you an arm and a leg in wages and only shows up in the fa cup

I'd prefer Matt Smith myself

I know all about his wage demands I know a few oldham fans who have told me about him he sounds pretty awful as well



24 May 2013 12:48:01
Mark Yates has a busy couple of weeks ahead of him with marlon pack going to bournmouth for 100k and matt tubbs joining on a season long loan. Also cheltenham next week will tie up a deal for Luke Rooney and finally Yates will talk to Saah from Torquay but is split as he set to meet Robertson from Preston.

Can't be true as pack is out of contact so no fee would be required

24 May 2013 17:26:10
Yes a fee is required because of his age

He is under 24 so a compensation fee is required.

They may have agreed a fee rather than go to tribunal as Pack is under 24, therefore won't be a freebie.

24 May 2013 18:51:28
Fee will be higher than £100,000. I heard £175k for Pack to Cherries.

Packs young age means club will be rewarded for player development, even when out of contract

Compensation, he's under 24 and we offered him a contract

Pack is under 24 so is covered by the bosman rule

Comp will only be about £50,000

You are right, compensation could be negotiated out of tribunal (i. e. effectively a transfer fee) but unlikely to go near six figures.

Interesting to hear Brian Saah linked with CTFC - how valid is this rumour?

Comp would most likely be in the £100,000 region given that Swindon were willing to pay that in January.



24 May 2013 12:25:36
Former Man City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver will sign for Preston this summer

24 May 2013 13:51:20
I hope not

So has Rudd gone to another club or has Stuckmann decided to sign for another club?



24 May 2013 12:02:53
Efe Sodje could be joining Fleetwood or Morecambe after being released by Bury



24 May 2013 12:23:53
Striker Adam Morgan will join Preston North End on a season long loan from Liverpool

Lots and lots of people joining PNE.

Were these the same nailed on rumours that were saying Novak & Humphries were joining.



24 May 2013 12:12:43
Moyes has declared his self interest in Lewandowski and will only pursue his interest pending his performance in the Champions League Final.

Other Manchester United news:

Fellaini and Baines are on his wishlist and will speak with the Glazers about funding those.
Bale would be his likely choice for a winger to replace the departing Anderson and Nani while Young is out.
No return for Ronaldo as he is happy to stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his career.

I doubt that any top manager at any top club would decide whether or not to pursue a player based on their performance in a single game. If he wants to see how he handles the pressure of a big European game, well. he did quite well against Madrid didn't he. ?

Moyes signings
Baines 15m
Fellaini 23m
Lewandowski 27m



24 May 2013 12:09:07
Morecambe are resigned to losing forward Jack Redshaw who has attracted a number of offers from League 1 clubs including Preston, Oldham and MK Dons

He should go to Preston. MK are going backwards and Oldham are stagnant.

It'll cost ya!

Oldham have just signed two promising players, one from Kilmarnock. They have a young manager who hopes to follow in his dads footsteps at Yeovil. This is progress not stagnation.

Yeah, "going backwards", seven youth internationals (including four for England) on the books currently. That's really going backwards, isn't it?

Mk dons just went through a rough patch I can assure we are not going backwards we will definatdly return to the top 6 next season

Where do you get your blithe optimism from?

Going backwards means slipping off the pace, no money to invest in the team, loans & kids next season and a gloriously empty stadium.

Yeah, we're on the up alright!

Oh, and a ridiculously small squad unable to cope with injuries/suspensions.

28 May 2013 17:43:17
Nothing like a positive attitude! Some people on here do make me laugh - Good true supporter you are!

I'm a realist, buddy.

Not a fantasist/dreamer.

I believe things when I see them and we're not showing much to believe in, again!



24 May 2013 12:06:55
Carlton Cole to sign for Leicester City next week. Jamie Vardy will move on loan to Preston as a result



24 May 2013 12:07:29
Everton are showing interest in signing Shaun Maloney. Could be a sign Martinez is on his way?

Periera already signed



24 May 2013 11:55:54
Dale Jennings to Reading? A number of clubs in both the Premier League and Championship have said to be interested in him after his unsuccessful yet productive two years with German Champions and Champions League finalists Bayern Muncih



24 May 2013 11:54:19
Preston North End are looking to sign:

Ian Evatt (Blackpool)
Jamie Vardy (loan from Leicester)
Louis Dodds (Port Vale)
Chris Humphrey (Motherwell)

Likely to be leaving Preston:

Andy Procter
Chris Robertson
Chris Beardsley
Ryan Croasdale (Loan)

Dodds has signed from port vale I believe

24 May 2013 13:37:38
only vardy and humprays are the two I would belive

24 May 2013 14:13:34
doddsy WILL sign a new deal at port vale

Are you the same PNE fan that's posted about 20+ rumours of players joining PNE.

Maybe you should read what Larry has been saying in the local media about signings this summer.

There will be 1 other signing for the club and that will be a loan.

In the news today it said PNE can't afford Humes wages anymore. so how can you afford Vardy, Evatts or Dodds wages when individualy they would all be the highest paid player at the club.

Add them together and you would be broke.

I agree with all but Ryan Croasdale. Just signed on, we need to give him chance to prove himself, won't send him on loan straight away.

Ian Evatt has been on his Premier League salary until his release, I'd be stunned if many league 1 teams would pay him what he's likely to want.

Hopes dashed. Dodds singed a new contract along with Yates and Williamson



24 May 2013 12:02:13
David Healy has been offered a League 1 lifeline with Oldham, who have offered him a one year deal

24 May 2013 13:39:53
he is past it

1 goal in 16 appearances for bury! back to having no strikers who can find the net



24 May 2013 12:01:24
William Gallas to move to Marseille. Tottenham looking to bring in a young highly rated Italian centre back from Sampdoria



24 May 2013 12:01:01
Charlie Austin is top of Big Sams list of players to partner Andy Carroll next year and he is also keen on Burnley Right Back Kieran Trippier



24 May 2013 11:47:14
Anton Ferdinand and Jordan Rhodes are the top transfer targets for Cardiff City



24 May 2013 11:46:34
Former Manchester United left back Gabrielle Heinze is on the verge of a sensational move to QPR

Why is that sensational? He is about 50!

A tin of baked beans moving to Loftus Road might be more believable

Exactly the type of player QPR need. (I kid of course).



24 May 2013 11:45:57
Arsenal have made enquiries about Shawcross, Lescott, Jagielka and Van Buyten. The asking price will play a huge factor in which player Wenger will go for



24 May 2013 11:43:48
Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche has held "successful talks" with Mansfield

Ready made replacement at MFC if he decides to move but highly unlikely as he now lives in Morecambe



24 May 2013 11:43:16
Everton striker Vellios will move to Cardiff for a fee believed to be around £3 million. Everton will focus on signing Darren Bent if Fellaini moves to Manchester United

Posibility but no move yet

24 May 2013 12:43:46
no he's a target for hull

Why would Everton focus on Bent, a striker, if fellaini, a midfielder, left

I wouldn't mind Vellios I thought he was brilliant when he was playing last season for Everton, don't know why he hasn't really played this season, I think its because Anichebe is a favourite of Moyes and maybe he saw a little more from him than Vellios

If you have watched any football this season you will know Fellaini often STARTS up front for Everton.

If you ever watch football Fellaini doesn't always start up front only when Anichebe isn't playing, when he is playing Fellaini plays just behind the striker



24 May 2013 11:38:42
Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole is set to snub Southampton, Stoke and Hull for a move to the MLS

Not sure why Southampton or Stoke are on this list as I can't see either being interested in Cole.

Ha Ha!

Saints not interesed in Cole

Don't think Saints would want him, be almost like signing Emile Heskey if you needed goals, nowhere near good enough for the Saints.

Southampton don't want him.

Saints don't want cole he is shocking

Would not want him at Saints anyway!

Southampton were never interested in him

Ha is this you trying to generate some interest carlton?

st stuie

Glad he is of to the MLS. Its about his level. Not a premiership player. Gary, saints fan.

24 May 2013 15:53:25
To all of you Southampton supporter s he may not score a lot of goals but he helps others to score he is a great player and a great clubman, where ever he goes he will always try no matter what the scores r, yes l am a hammer he will be missed from our club

Saints have no interest in Carlton Cole

Southampton have plenty of players who are good at setting up chances. Cole would not be a worthwhile addition. Stoke aren't exactly light on strikers either. I think he is just trying to big himself up for the MLS by making it seem as if he's in demand for the Premiership but really he's not good enough for it anymore and hence he's going to the MLS.



24 May 2013 11:38:06
York City have signed Ryan bowman but a compensation package still needs to be formalised



24 May 2013 11:26:22
will grigg is close to signing a contract with birmingham city. the club have released marlon king and peter lovenkrans and are looking to grigg as a replacement

Would love this to be true, but because of his age a fee is required, which rules this deal out.

Will Grigg is to stay at Walsall for one more year and then he will look at his options, who is coming up with these rumours!!



24 May 2013 10:43:16
Plymouth want Stephane Zubar from Bournemouth

Must keep him!

Why must we keep him? He hasn't played for us all year. Fair enough he's been injured but we have better defenders in our squad

He is without a doubt NOT a championship player and MUST go



24 May 2013 10:41:48
Alan Sheehan, set to reject new deal, after buddy Jeff Hughes has turned down his offer of a new deal at the Club.



24 May 2013 10:29:21
Shaun Maloney will move to West Brom this summer. I know this is going to happen. why?

Because my Uncle works alongside the Chairman. Have that for a source!

I suppose everyone else on this website has a relative that works for someone in football? Only time will tell whether this happens. but i'm getting a strange smell here at the moment. maybe its just your bs!

No he's not.

24 May 2013 15:25:45
LOL ok dude. Believe what you like but smells like summer flowers here :)
Rarely, more like never see anyone post about relatives working in football like my uncle. I did however forget to mention, HE WANTS Maloney, not he will.



24 May 2013 10:23:42
Walsall will not sell any of their squad as they aim for for a promotion push on their 125th season and will reject any offers made for their players, Harry Arter, who helped AFC Bournemouth to promotion into The Championship, also expects big things from The Saddlers next season.

"Walsall outclassed us home and away, " he said. "They have a good group of young players and they're all good on the ball. They try to play the right way and even though they had a slow start to the season, the fact that they narrowly missed out on the play-offs speaks volumes for the job that Dean Smith has done.

"They could challenge next season.

Walsall are also looking to sign the following:

James Spencer (Huddersfield) if Will Grigg refuses to sign new contract.
Nathan Tyson (Derby)
Cameron Belford (Free Agent)
Luke Daniels (WBA)

With average crowds of 4000 I would suggest they couldn`t afford to turn down money for players with only a year remaining on contracts. C`ship clubs would treble the salary on ofer and players would be off like a shot.

Walsall were one of the better teams we played last season so if they keep their players I don't see why they couldn't make a push.

Walsall wants to sign Jimmy Spencer from Hudds, but apparently are going to refuse any offer from them for Paterson.

Walsall do not rely on crowds for their income they have a lot of advertising and corporate suites that make them well over 2 mill a year, walsall do not need the money

The crowds will be bigger next season because of the way this season went the last 2 home games we had of this season saw us reach over 7,000 supporters we will be going for playoffs this season or even challenge for top 2

24 May 2013 17:17:12
Walsall will not finish top 6. looks a very competitive div next season unlike this. All 3 relegated sides will be strong. plus preston, sheff u, mk, brentford, swindon. 4 that got promoted all no mugs. Tranmere. the list goes on.

You can't say Walsall will not finish top 6 just by looking at the sides in League 1 next year. No one expected Yeovil to go up but they did. And Leyton Orient were relegation favourites. Wait to see who signs who before ruling anyone out.

Hes not good so don't get him



24 May 2013 11:11:48
Bristol City are set to sign Gary Kenneth from arch rivals Bristol Rovers

Bristol City will not be buying a player from Bristol Rovers. It rarely works out for anyone.

Even players like Marcus Stewart and Peter Beadle that had a few years away before coming back to Bristol were labled Gas heads and never really given full support.

Brilliant, love it!

Kenneth's rubbish anyway! He got into an argument with his own fans last season because they called him rubbish - at league two level! says it all surely?

Hope so, quality centre back.

In 2010 Dundee refused a bid of 500,000 and he was considered good enough to play for Scotland against Sweden. He has had terrible injuries since and problems with his weight. I think he was fed up with how the team played under Mcghee like everyone else and that's why he behaved like an person. He also wasn't given the chance to get fit before he got another bad injury. I think people should lay off Garry until he is fully fit and allowed to show what he can do. In regards to this rumour I think the SPL is a more likely destination that City. Hope he stays at Rovers though.

Gary showed during the awards ceremony at the end of the season that he's now in shape and showed through his performances in his first few games that he can actually play at a higher level than league 2. Ball playing CB's are rare and he showed that he can certainly pass a football, so if he can keep fit and in shape over the course of the 2013/2014 season there's no reason why a championship side would be seen as an absurd step.

Ex championship side.

He plain and simply won't go to City if he knows what's good for him.

The fans at Ashton Gate show have little patence with anyone, and you can strip that by about 75% for anyone who has had an associasion with the Gas.

I have mates that say they would never touch Holloway with a mucky stick, and are glad we didn't sign Lambert when he was up for grabs.

The divide is just too great.



24 May 2013 10:52:29
Sunderland looking to boost their attacking options by signing Bas Dost from Wolfsburg, John Guidetti from Man City and Maoro Zarate from Lazio.
Danny Graham and Ji dong-won will be sold.

Would love Dost and that figabogson or whatever his name is but since Di Fanti is Guidetti's agent I can see him being at Sunderland next season. But there not very quick as dost is a poacher with the same pace as Graham so can see someone like Giovinco signing tbh

Giovinco? a JUVENTUS player? really?



24 May 2013 10:49:04
Mansfield Town to sign former Stag, Liam Lawrence on a free transfer



24 May 2013 10:12:57
Disillusioned Tom Huddlestone could join Monaco after telling a London newspaper he needed a "fresh challenge"



24 May 2013 10:11:56
Callum McManaman will join West Brom next week for a 7 figure fee



24 May 2013 10:11:03
Wigan's Franco Di Santo is wanted by Lazio and Roma



24 May 2013 10:10:41
Mark Hughes will join as Stoke City manager this week, bringing Junior Hoilett with him

24 May 2013 14:15:48
Really hope this is true, hughes will take them DOWN

Is Mark scared to go on his own?

Why does he need junior Hoilett to go with him. is he not old enough to take care of himself?

Hope so this will be an excellent move on the other 19 Prem teams behalf lol

Great news for the other 19 clubs, terrible news for Stoke. Martinez, Di Matteo or Poyet; Yes please!



24 May 2013 10:08:43
Demba Ba could make a sensational move to Russian club Anzhi. The Senegalese forward has failed to impress Abramovich and will leave this summer



24 May 2013 10:07:54
Chelsea are set to launch a bid to sign Christian Benteke, who has signalled his intent to leave Villa Park



24 May 2013 10:07:40
Portsmouth due to sign Ricky Holmes from Barnet on a free, but the deal could be as long as two weeks due to Portsmouth manager, Whittingham, going on holiday.

This is true

Shouldn't take two weeks, if Guy wants him the deal can be finalised by Mark Caitlin and Steve Allen in his absence surely



24 May 2013 10:07:19
Charlie Austin has been spotted at Southampton's training ground this morning

Maybe he has taken the cleaners job - there was a vacancy



24 May 2013 10:06:51
Preston North End are interested in taking Jack Redshaw from Morecambe, with Ryan Croasdale moving on loan to Morecambe as part of the deal

There have been offers but all fall way below MFC valuation. If he goes it won't be cheap.



24 May 2013 10:05:38
Preston North End have reject a bid from Bournemouth for striker Stuart Beavon

24 May 2013 12:00:01
Haven't seen this anywhere and why would we sign a striker who can't hit the net

Can't see Bournemouth wanting him now they've gone up

"Can't hit the net" aa oh dear

Didnt he score against you when we beat you 2 nil knew where the net was that day

If that was the highlight of your season then fair play. Ours was promotion. Good luck next year {Ed003's Note - super cherry galaticos again}

Can't remember to be honest. Promotion champagne gone to my head {Ed003's Note - try humilty before the big I am}

Tonge wouldn't suit are style



24 May 2013 10:04:53
Former Leeds and Preston full back Paul Connolly will finalise a 2 year contract with Barnsley today following a successful medical

Barnsley need CH`s not fullbacks, already got two LB`s and two RB`s



24 May 2013 10:04:25
Sean Clohessy has signed a 2 year contract today with Oxford United.



24 May 2013 10:04:05
Mamaby Sidibe could join Preston North End after his agent said interest has been shown by the Lancashire club. Matt Derbyshire and Jamie Vardy are also on Simon Grayson's radar

24 May 2013 11:08:22
I would take Derbyshire or vardy but sidbile is past it

Not sidibe he is absolute garbage

They are welcome to him. Injured all the time.



24 May 2013 10:02:55
Cardiff City are set to offer Phil Neville a player/coach role at the club



24 May 2013 10:02:00
Former Blackburn midfielder David Bentley will announce his retirement after another injury setback



24 May 2013 10:01:31
Reading left back Ian Harte is on the verge of a move to Rangers for a minimal fee. Reading are looking to bring in Kieron Richardson

Harte is out of contract and already left the club so no fee would be needed

Rangers have a transfer ban until January 2014. Can only sign free agents so no 'minimal fee' will be involved if this is true. Which I doubt

Would happily have Keiran Richardson at reading!

24 May 2013 16:34:39
Richardson no chance to reading



24 May 2013 10:00:43
Richard Dunne will announce his retirement from playing this month



24 May 2013 10:00:04
Aston Villa will offer former striker Dwight Yorke the vacant role coaching the clubs academy players



24 May 2013 09:59:28
Gabriel Agbonlahor has told local press he will be a Villa player next season, despite rumours suggesting he could be on the move to Newcastle

He will always be at villa as he has no ambition and is scared to move out of birmingham.



24 May 2013 09:58:37
Emile Heskey will join QPR next week subject to clearance from the A league



24 May 2013 09:58:06
Matt Le Tissier has signed a one year deal with Guernsey FC!



24 May 2013 09:57:38
Gennaro Gattuso has been rumoured to be in the running for the vacant Everton job



24 May 2013 09:56:51
Djibril Cisse will join Fenerbache next month when his loan in Qatar from QPR ends



24 May 2013 09:56:09
Fulham want to sign Ritchie De Laet from Leicester City

He was on-loan at Norwich a couple of seasons ago USELESS

We won't sign him, he is a right back and we have just tied up Riether.



24 May 2013 09:55:26
Nick Powell could move on loan to Preston this summer, with Manchester United covering most of his wages. Larnell Cole is in talks over a loan move to Peterborough

24 May 2013 11:10:55
preston will get more loan deals from Manchester United now moyesis in charge but can't see it being powell

Biggest load of rubbish I have seen on here. Why would nick Powell drop down to league 1 when he has had offers in th championship.

He has had offers of a loan move to a promoted championship club so your off the mark there Premiership or League one difficult that one.



24 May 2013 09:53:11
Leeds United are set to sign Billy Sharp and Paul Coutts. Tonge will move to Championship newcomers Bournemouth

He is a good player but not for us I don't think (bournemouth fan)



24 May 2013 09:48:09
Jamie Devitt is looking to be joining up with Team-mates Bradley and East, who have already agreed contracts with Portsmouth. They player was on a list of players released ready for the season in the Premier League. The 21-Year-Old has already played for League 2 sides in the last few seasons, including Grimsby and Accrington, and has stated that he wants to work his way up through the leagues. Bradley is reportedly trying to convince others released at the KC to take up a trail at Pompey aswell.

Sounds good

I like the Hull Youngsters, so the more the merrier! Brings a sense of togetherness in a new team, which should mean they all gel better together.



24 May 2013 09:44:32
Cardiff want
A Ferdinand
Miyachi (Loan)

Not going to be able to Nzonzi tbh Stoke will keep a hang on to him, Ferdinand maybe but don't know if he is good anymore, Vellios and Miyachi would come here

Anton Ferdinand was never good!



24 May 2013 09:41:34
Having been spotted training with the side, It looks likely that Portsmouth are about to sign Theo Warton from Cardiff City. It is looking likely that he will be released, due to the Promotion to the Premier League. The midfielder is a Bluebird fan, and has strong links to the club, He has expressed interest in re-joining in the future, but for now is "Concentrating on inproving as a player. "

We only want player who want to be here! not to get better and then move on.

Pompey are not training anymore. Their season is over.

Wharton has been tipped by Malky MacKay as a future Cardiff star, very doubtful he'll be released. More likely to go out on loan. Plus, Pompey haven't been training since their season ended some 3 weeks ago!

Yeah, I'd rather leave it to be honest. Sorry Warton.

Na Wharton looks good and we've given him another contract so why would we release him



24 May 2013 09:26:48
Ed any cardiff city or tottenham news please?



24 May 2013 08:51:18
Hi ed heard of any ipswich news



24 May 2013 07:56:57
Ed - The Kevin Brand link has gone very quiet. Any updates?



24 May 2013 09:52:34
Arsenal look the most likely club to sign Asmir Begovic from Stoke City. With Jack Buttland joining the Potters in the summer and Scezsny's inconsistent form the deal could help sway Asmiir to the gunners. Chelsea also interested in the keeper however he would prefer to stay as a first choice keeper in the Premier League.

Begovic will only move to a club if he is guaranteed the number 1 shirt. He's also said before that he has aspirations of Champions League football, which rules out Liverpool.



24 May 2013 09:33:58
Nigel Pearson wants to sign Glenn Whelan for Leicester



24 May 2013 09:22:18
Walsall have rejected Huddersfield's bid of £500,000 for Jamie Patterson, the club will only consider letting him leave the club for 2M as he is under contract and is a key player for their promotion bid this year.

The club are waiting for Fabian Brandy and Will Grigg to return from the holiday next week before agreeing new contracts.

2 mill don`t make me laugh. The minute he hears of salary being offered he will hand in TR. Always the case. Be about 500k plus add ons paid over several years.

Nice one Walsall, we all know Huddersfield have money from the sale of Rhodes so they will hold out for a lot of money

24 May 2013 13:34:34
There is no way Dean Hoyle will pay 2 million for a league 1 player in his last year of a contract.

Dean is a very good business man and the will not go blowing silly money like that I do not believe. Dean Hoyle has stated along with the board quite clearly that we will not spend lucrative money for the sake of it and also not silly wages with the wage rules that are in place.

Thing is if Huddersfield are for example going to double his wages then he will or his agent will engineer a move, you can't stop these things happening, it's not nice but that what happened to Hudddersfield with Rhodes.

Walsall do not need the money and the price is to put off other clubs, if he puts in a transfer request it will be refused

I doesn't matter if Walsall don't need the money. We didn't need the money for Rhodes. If players want to leave for more money bigger club etc there is no stopping them I'm afraid!

Refuse his transfer request and he will not perform next season, if he wants to go, he wants to go and it is the best interest of both parties to let this happen.

Jamie Patterson has said he is happy at Walsall, the club will sell but only at the right price and that is around 1. 8M, over to Huddersfield

1.8 million you are having a laff son, we will get him for around 700k

Huddersfield don't have money from selling Rhodes. Chairman Dean Hoyle already said they got £2mil up front, £800k to agent and yearly instalments for 4 or 5 years. most of it went into development of training centre so it's not like they have £8mil sitting around waiting to be spent. He might have a loada money himself but he's not willing to splash it around {Ed003's Note - thank the lord, we spent half of last summer trying to explain it wasn't up front}



24 May 2013 09:21:44
Kenwyne jones has been heavily linked to norwich city

Heavily linked, by who?

He didn't work out a Sunderland and he didn't work out at Stoke. So why would Norwich want him when we aspire to finish above those two sides? It makes no sense to sign him. Cardiff and Hull might be interested.

Why would norwich want your 5 goals a season joke of a player a very very big no thanks

I'd love to see jones come to norwich hardworking player and just hasn't had a lot of luck

Norwich needs to look beyond the Championship and League 1 players (cos that's what he is now). we need to progress.



24 May 2013 09:17:05
Walsall are set to announce Neil Cutler as goalkeeping coach, whilstthe club have also been linked with ex Bury keeper Cameron Belford. Walsall have turned down a bid from championship side Huddersfield for winger Jamie Paterson, whilst a surprise name linked with the club is that of veteran striker Jamie Cureton who is set to leave Exeter City with Will Grigg and Febien Brandy yet to sign contracts. James Chambers is set to sign a new deal with the saddlers though.

His contract has only 12 months, so Walsall will want to cash in on him, rather than let him walk. He'll be at Huddersfield within 2 weeks. £500,000 + add-ons.

Jamie Patterson is happy at Walsall and wants to stay, Walsall will only part with him if Huddersfield or Sheffield United part with 2 Million to allow them to find a replacement.

He's under 24, so we'll get a chunky fee next season if he chooses to leave. An agreement will have to reached or it will go to a tribunal. So I don't see Walsall selling now unless it a very good offer. I think Grigg and Brandy will be the only ones to leave this summer - and that will damage us enough, if it happens.

I understand the reason for wanting 2mil but it isn't so you can find a replacement.



24 May 2013 09:08:02
Heard from reliable sources that Jacques Maghoma has been offered a 3 year deal by Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday and he will choose between the two by next week

He's already signed with middlesbrough so sorry but that's not happening



24 May 2013 08:43:10
Doncaster rovers first summer signing will be former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Nicky weaver

Is this actually true

I hope not

Hope this does not happen



24 May 2013 08:20:42
Huddersfield Town have made a £500,000 offer for Walsall winger Jamie Paterson. The winger is expected to be signed cheaper than expected as he has just one year left on his Walsall contract

I have been told it will take at least 1. 5 - 2M to sign Patterson as Walsall look to retain their squad, too mutch money there are better players around

They will put Town striker, James Spencer in the deal.



24 May 2013 08:07:06
Danny Graham reported target of Norwich and Cardiff 3.5 mill, if bid for Hooper fails otbc

No chance to norwich, after he rejected us in January. the club would never bid again. thank god.

Don't know why Graham bothers unpacking his suitcase.


Graham Not a bad signing if true

Why would anyone sign Danny Graham

Hes a target for Cardiff yes but Norwich NO! why would we want someone who couldn't get enough games at swansea and has had a very bad start to life at sunderland, we are thinking bigger and better than Danny Graham now. RVW is an example.

No we don't want him, Sunderland has got him now, no one cares for graham!

Not Cardiff club have distanced their selves from that rumour

Looked very poor against us against Sunderland

Hopefully if true he'll recapture the form he had under malky at watford

This would not be a good signing for us.

Already got that type of player in Frazier Campbell and Nicky Maynard

He's the joke of the premier league since joining Sunderland. No way!

Lol whether you like it or not he a target. A few blokes saying no way online doesn't mean the rumour isn't true, which it is

It's not really a rumour though is it? Just bringing up targets from January because very little else is happening at the moment



24 May 2013 08:02:38
Hull City are set to sign Danny Wilson from Liverpool, however they face strong competition from Scottish champions Celtic

No chance celtic going anywhere near him he is a former Rangers Player that sort. of thing doesn't happen in glasgow

Celtic ain't interested in him doubt hull will be either he's the defender who can't defend.

The second post is a load of b***s. Kenny Miller, Mark Brown, Steven Pressley, Mo Johnstone, Alfie Conn all played for both clubs. It is unusual for players to do so, but to say it doesn't happen is nonsense. If a player is good enough then I'm sure Celtic would be interested regardless of past allegiances. I doubt Wilson will be on his way to Celtic Park anytime soon simply because he isn't that good.

Wilson is a player who went to Liverpool with massive potential but has failed to live up to his hype. A move to Hull with Bruce could be just what the lad needs to prove himself, he has played international football for Scotland and is still young. I think for the right price 1m - 2.5m he would be a good buy as he is only young and he'd stay at the club if they don't stay up? Possible replacement for Chester maybe?



24 May 2013 07:58:19
Plymouth Argyle are going to make a move for Jamie Cureton following contract talks stalled with Exeter.

Matt Oakley will retire if he does not get another year at Exeter

They're both leaving Exeter as Exeter can't afford to keep them!

PAfc should offer them both a years deal



24 May 2013 07:41:09
Manchester United will attempt to sign Zlatan Ibrahimović as a replacement for the outgoing Wayne Rooney



24 May 2013 07:47:01
Rotherham United have put bids in for two players. They are club record transfer fees but who they are for is unknown.


Matt tubbs 300k take it or leave it offer to Bournemouth and Jon Taylor 420k from Shrewsbury but championship clubs have enquired over his services

I hope its not Tubbs.
Taylor is a midfield isn't he though? Were after strikers.

Rotherham also make surprise enquiry for former player Lewis Grabban as well as making a formal enquiry into signing Akpom of Arsenal on loan for the full season.

How many times have we been "linked" with tubbs? Let it go because he will never sign for us and its getting boring now. Yawn.

£300k is far too much for Tubbs, he's not proved himself at this level and he's no spring chicken, hence no resale value. We can do much better for far less.

Very surprising we've enquired about Grabban seen as the main reason he left us was to move south closer to his family



24 May 2013 02:27:39
Bolton are hoping to sign Newcastle's attacking midfield man Haris Vuckic on a season-long-loan deal. Freedman sees the youngster as the ideal player to play behind the striker in his prefered 4-2-3-1 system.



24 May 2013 02:25:38
Ipswich are looking into a deal for out of contract Reading striker Noel Hunt

Iam afraid he is leeds bound

I sincerely hope not.

Let's hope they aren't

24 May 2013 02:25:38
Ipswich are looking into a deal for out of contract Reading striker Noel Hunt

Iam afraid he is leeds bound

If you believe all the rumours on here recently Leeds will end up looking like reading of the 2011/12 season



24 May 2013 02:24:29
West Ham interested in signing Qpr winger Junior Hoilett

Hopefully not. would prefer either mcmanaman or maloney



24 May 2013 01:16:53
Derby to sign paddy madden next week



24 May 2013 01:15:48
Reading looking at getting Ex player Stephen Hunt back to the Madejski Stadium following his release from Wolves.

No thanks

24 May 2013 01:15:48
Reading looking at getting Ex player Stephen Hunt back to the Madejski Stadium following his release from Wolves

No ever going to happen. Ask any reading fan and to a man the guy will receive a bad reaction!

If that's not enough signing a new Lm when we have three and a 31yo when Adkins wants youth hardly fits



24 May 2013 01:12:46
Deon Burton, offered, but not yet signed a 1 year contract extension at Gillingham, is a surprise target for former club Rotherham. Steve Evans was impressed with Burton's goals when the 2 sides met this season, and wants to add the former Premier League player's experience and nous to the dressing room.

Never going to happen.

After the way he reacted after scoring against us I find this hard to believe. He wouldn't be welcome anywhere near our club.

Nope he will sign another one year deal at Gillingham.

Deon will end his career taking Gillingham in to the championship at the end of next season

Without a doubt he will sign a new contract, we'd never let Fatty Evans anywhere Deon! HE was our second top scorer and we are much better side than them!

Deon burton back at rotherham ha do me a favour he's one of our most hated ex players. The amount of abuse he gt when he played us at nys no chance



24 May 2013 01:34:35
Gareth Southgate now favourite for Sheff Utd job after Utd tried to get a reduction on the previously agreed compensation deal for Stuart Mccall from Motherwell, now Southgate is hot favourite as no compensation is needed to get him.



24 May 2013 00:41:57
Oxford United to sign Sean Clohessy today.

24 May 2013 02:34:37
Clohessy is going back to former club Gillingham



24 May 2013 00:50:57
It is rumoured that David Silva will be looking for a move back to Spain within the next 2 seasons



23 May 2013 23:23:26
Cheltenham Town are resigned to the fact Marlon Pack is leaving and are lining up Ryan Burge as his replacement, following his release from Port Vale. Burge is originally from Cheltenham and his grandfather, Rod, is on the board at the club.

Constantly linked with Burge for years and years. Would not be a bad signing and would think it's one of the more feasible rumours doing the rounds at the moment.

24 May 2013 10:22:48
Burge was released by Cheltenham a few years back, Peter Leven also being linked so likely to want better than Ryan.

Burge is not coming to cheltenham.
Mark Yates players who can play football rather than barge players over and pull shirts.
The club have been aware Marlon was going to leave when we lost out in the Play-off semi final.

This season he was our best midfielder. Peterborough put in 6 figures for him in Jan. He won't be signing anywhere in league 2. Cut above!

Burge is a very good passer of the ball and an excellent midfielder for league 2 level. His only problem is his attitude, dix that and you've got a quality player.



24 May 2013 00:09:32
Any EFC manager news guys?



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