Football Rumours Archive December 28 2012


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28 Dec 2012 23:10:15
alex smithies to join everton in the new year



28 Dec 2012 22:49:10
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Wojciech Pawlowski are heading to Watford from Udinese.

Nathaniel Chalobah to have his loan extended until the end of the season

We need a keeper to cover then he can step up next season once Almunia's contract runs out, this guy looks a good prospect



28 Dec 2012 22:38:48
Crawley are close to signing strikers Danny Hylton and Bradley Wright-Phillips along with Bury duo David Worrall and Steven Schumacher.

Scott Davies and John Akinde will soon be leaving the club whilst Richard Brodie will sign a permanent deal with Morecambe in January.

Worrall is joining preston in a player plus cash deal



28 Dec 2012 22:06:56
josh mcquoid of bournemouth is to be involved in a player plus cash (250k) for brett pitman.



28 Dec 2012 22:06:53
cardiff to buy Brayford and Doyle this january



28 Dec 2012 22:00:46
Phil brown to be named new Blackburn rovers boss by next week. Brown has a good record of taking over teams with small budgets and getting to the premier league. This would be a good move for rovers too as the money isn't there to sign a marquee manager bit brown fits the bill. He's first move would be to bring in Brian horton, and a few names from his days as hull city manager. Well at least some good news for rovers fans!

Well I hope that turns out to be true. Phil Brown is a very good manager. I'm sure he has learned by his mistakes at Hull and is keeping a low profile now. {Ed003's Note - lol}

Did feck all at preston so he do same at rover and take em down

Cant see this happening, mind you anything can happen at our joke of a club!




28 Dec 2012 21:57:47
Huddersfield have missed out on Chris Woods who has agreed to join Leicester. Huddersfield are considering a bid for Peterboro' midfielder Boyd.

Would love this to be true. Doubt Peterborough would even think about selling such an important player unless he was tempted though



28 Dec 2012 21:49:32
Stevenage Striker Dani Lopez who is currently on loan at Aldershot is set to sign for Barnet in the January transfer window.



28 Dec 2012 21:11:18
Leicester have agreed a fee with Blackpool for defender Alex Baptiste

1m for Baps is a great deal. Blackpool have had the best playing days out of him and Leicester will be sacking Pearson by Summer for NOT getting them to the prem. Thanks for the money! {Ed003's Note - Leicester are getting a very good player for that money}



28 Dec 2012 21:08:42
Leicester have apparently agreed a deal with Championship rivals Blackpool to sign Alex Baptiste in the January transfer window.

The Foxes have had an offer of £1m accepted by Blackpool for the 26-year-old defender, who has been a regular first-team pick this season.

Im a leicester fan and if this is true we have got a bargain there

He's carp, the most overrated footballer ever, footballer my a&&e. {Ed003's Note - wow! I tend to agree with the last post.}

28 Dec 2012 23:02:05
ed003 which reply do you agree with?? {Ed003's Note - that 1m is a bargain he is a cracking player}



28 Dec 2012 21:03:58
Danny Hylton to sign for Crawley in
January window, Crawley also eyeing
a Championship striker on loan until end
of season.

David Worrall or Schumacher also signing
from Bury.

Its Schumacher not Worrall he's off to Preston or Burnley



28 Dec 2012 20:55:23
Arshavin deal to reding has fallen through due to his wage demands he will defo leave arsenal in jan with zenit st Petersburg being the likely destination now



28 Dec 2012 20:35:12
Danny Graham set to join Hull City in January



28 Dec 2012 19:39:31
Swansea City on the verge of signing
3 m rated Striker Fernando Aristeguiet
leading goal scorer for Caracas FC of Venezuela

However strong interest from A Villa Southampton and Wigan

They will not be signing him, he doesn't suit the style of Swansea - he would fit in with Stoke alot better.

28 Dec 2012 21:17:43
Work permit issues and he isnt good on the ball



28 Dec 2012 20:21:59
Huddersfield signing Macheda onloan.



28 Dec 2012 19:08:10
Hylton to Crawley is a done deal, they failed once already and a second offer for him has been personally accepted



28 Dec 2012 19:02:57
Everton are understood to be interested in Anthony Pilkington who is believed to be on his way out of Norwich.

He would find it hard to get into the left side of the Evertons midfield and im a Norwich fan !!

Doubt it as pienar is quality there and thy also have mirallas who looks great too



28 Dec 2012 18:48:52
Jamie Vardy could be going on loan to Doncaster. Rovers were interested in the striker when he was at Halifax, but eventually lost out to Fleetwood



28 Dec 2012 18:47:52
Arsenal are to sell Andre Arshavin, most likely destination is back to Russian, however minor interest from Australia may sway.

Connor Henderson is also on the move, most likely to Bristol City on a loan.

Another player heading out is Sanchez Watt to Colchester on loan till the end of the season.


Missed all the stories linking him to Reading then?



28 Dec 2012 18:43:36
NUFC Rumours

Message: Out
Ba - £7M (Borussia Dortmund)
Coloccini - £3M (San Lorenzo)

R.Johnson - £2M
J.Hobbs - £1.5M
D.Cowie - £2M



28 Dec 2012 18:42:33
West ham ins : Chamack, sulamanjani, pilkington, solly, warnock

No chance Pilkington will be going anywhere



28 Dec 2012 18:38:39
Cheltenham will annouce the signing of Harry Pell from local rivals Hereford early next week- £20, 000 fee. Paul Baker has stated it would take offers well in excess of £400, 000 to tempt the club into selling star players Marlon Pack and Jermaine McGlashan with several championship clubs interested.



28 Dec 2012 18:21:12
Wigan Ath are very interested in Fernando Aristeguieta the leading goal scorer for Caracas FC of Venezuela. For around $4 million.



28 Dec 2012 18:08:07
Andrei Arshavin is subject of three undisclosed offers. The Arsenal midfielder is wanted by Rubin Kazan, German club Wolfsburg and Stoke City. The Russian international is said to prefer the deals abroad, ideally Rubin Kazan.

He's not tall enough for Stoke plus they don't play his type of football ............... Stoke Bluebird



28 Dec 2012 17:36:11
Is there any news on how much we are likely to get for Paul Caddis from Birmingham. Also anyone know how he's playing there?

Caddis been unlucky with injurys but when playing always one of best players on pitch, great defending and attacks well down wing. I think fee would depend if we can afford him if not taken over



28 Dec 2012 17:33:55
luke young (qpr) set for bristol city talks



28 Dec 2012 17:12:31
Millwall are looking to sign hope akpan from Crawley in January. Derby also interested

You can rule Derby out 100% we have no money, only outgoings.



28 Dec 2012 17:07:51
I have it on very very good authority that Ipswich Town will sign Ronald Zubar and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from Wolves within the first couple of weeks in January.

I'm told Zubar will cost ITFC 100k, and SEB will cost 350k. The reasons the prices are so low, is due to them both being out of contract in the summer.

Bradley Orr, Bilel Mohsni and DJ Campbell will return to their respective clubs, and ITFC will look to keep Stephen Henderson on loan from West Ham for the rest of the season.

Excellent News about you getting Zubar. Also thrown in for free are Stearman, Elokobi , Jonsson & Berra. Best of luck.



28 Dec 2012 17:06:01
colchester looking to sign cody mcdonald from coventry on loan for season

Could be true his family live in witham

28 Dec 2012 22:26:03
Cody has been " goal-shy" for Coventry that's for sure. If Coventry secure Mcgoldrick and Leon Clarke very little chance of game action for Cody.
Rather have transfer fee now though, Colchester may not be as keen after loan spell

Take him, hes never lived up to his potential/the fee we payed for him



28 Dec 2012 16:59:54
Anthony Pilkington (Norwich)is off to West Ham in January.

Brought his grandad and grandma back from Manchester airport today, they live in Lower Darwen and they were saying how he's loving life at Norwich, settled family etc, so cant see it.



28 Dec 2012 16:59:44
Plymouth Argyle are set to name Sean O'driscoll as their DOF.
Transfers in: Zubar (Permanent from Bournemouth) Coppinger (Loan from Doncaster) Barnes-Homer (Permanent from Macclesfield)
Out: Purse, Chadwick, Gilmartin.

Mc Donald in too

Nope, not enough money to sign macca on top of these

Coppinger dream on, we just called him back and the manager stated he wants him here

Forget coppinger he won't leave even on loan

He would link back up with SOD..he'll get to play for a bigger club so why wouldn't he come?!

I would just sign zubar and macdonald if we have the right amount of money , which I can't see because we don't have that amount of money.



28 Dec 2012 16:59:43
Aston Villa Set to place a bid on St Etienne and Gabon striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang as he is rejecting a bid from fiorentina in hope that Aston villa Will come calling next month.

Dunno what to think of this tbh would think BS but u never know

28 Dec 2012 18:13:37
yeah i mean who would want to live in Florence when you could live in Brum

28 Dec 2012 18:17:23
Umm, let me think. I've an offer from Fiorentina in the beautiful city of Florence. No I'm going to wait and see if that side from the even more beautiful city of Birmingham, who have shipped twelve goals in two games and toiling near the foot of the Premier League make a bid. Please why would play for a club whose fans are obviously deluded.

Watch Villa vs Wigan then judge!
If we lose, yes we need to shut up about being a good club still , if we win , you can all get used to seeing Villa coming back to its glory days!



28 Dec 2012 16:36:26
Dougie Freedman is looking to take Baggies England U21 centre back Craig Dawson on loan, however is prepared to spend £3 million on getting him permanently.

WBA are unwilling to loan him out although would sell at more than the £3 million fee that's being banded about.

Thought they where 135 mil in debit

Bolton are in mega debt although the majority is to the owner Eddie Davies, god knows what will eventually happen when Davies clocks out and his family call in that debt.



28 Dec 2012 16:33:28
man city will try and sign baines from everton for around 15m could use lescott as baite



28 Dec 2012 16:23:27
darren bent will sign for swansea in january for 8m

Lol money would have to be at least 10 mill



28 Dec 2012 16:21:21
hearing rumours everton will try an sign kevin doyle from wolves in january for 3m

Jelavic, Naismith, miralas, anchebe.... There's no way doyler would start every week over two of the ones names



28 Dec 2012 16:20:08
everton to sign lewis holtby in jan on the cheap as he has only 6 months left on his contract



28 Dec 2012 16:18:19
everton are in talks with man city over loan deal for lescott



28 Dec 2012 16:17:05
hearing rumours jack butland will sign for everton in january fee around 2-4m

Not a chance for that money. B'ham turned down a bid from Soton over the summer for 6 mill.

28 Dec 2012 18:24:19
true but b'ham are in much more debt now and there are talks in paper about administration



28 Dec 2012 15:45:19
hey edd any gillingham rumours going on mate? {Ed001's Note - none that I know of sorry.}

Tom Pope, David Wright, Lee Frecklington, Jack Midson, Leon Legge coming in..

Connor Essam, Jack Payne, Danny Jackman being sold, Ben Strevens out on loan

28 Dec 2012 18:03:41
Kedwell to Walsall and Akinfenwa to the Gills

Tomlin might be coming back to Gills for 100, 000.

Scott Wagstaff to join on loan for the rest of the season.



28 Dec 2012 15:40:03
Jon Taylor of Shrewsbury interesting Bournemouth. Championship clubs were rumoured to be interested in him, but a move south is appealing.

Jon Taylor can go to Bournemouth if they interested him (GT)



28 Dec 2012 15:35:26
MK Dons looking to sign a new defender in the january transfer window as they are short of players at the back. Patrick Kisnorbo who himself has only featured for Leeds Utd twice this season is one being looked at by Dons boss Karl Rbinson.

^could be true however he is 31. doesn't seem to be part of Warnocks plans!



28 Dec 2012 15:31:58
Cardiff city done deals
Jb derby
Cms Brighton
Rm leeds united
And some one else...

If rm is supposed to be Ross then you are full of bs, as he said himself yesterday, and i quote' i'm looking forward to the new year and regaining my place in the starting line up' . and cms will go to norwich, and as you say 'someone else' , proves its just made up bs

I think the John Bradford idea is very realistic but Malky wants some physicality up front and I don't see RMC or CMS offering that

28 Dec 2012 21:20:58
Nigel clough and brayford both said its all paper talk.
A bid hasnt been made yet so how can it be a done deal

They have bid twice and the second time has been accepted for brayford

Cms said today he hasnt spoken to anyone so not a "done deal"

We got physicality in gestede



28 Dec 2012 15:29:53
West brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers is set to join league one side Walsall on loan until the end of the season, Sam Mantom who is currently on loan at the league one side will also stay on loan until the end of the season

Gonzalo Jara will also leave the hawthorns (he is currently on loan at Brighton) with Brighton and Hull thought to be interested in securing the Chilean on a permanent deal

On loan at Brighton?

He's at the Albion he was an unused sub on Saturday. He's not on loan at all.



28 Dec 2012 15:22:04
Joe Dunne is looking to bring Lua Lua back to Colchester united , having already met up with him at his brothers house earlier this week in North London.



28 Dec 2012 15:19:49
Good afternoon Midland football fans... expect the Birmingham City takeover to go through in mid January, SHEAMG 'Shanghai Entertainment And Media Group' are almost certainly to win the power struggle for the Blues after along running battle with the Paladini consortium. This comes from the top at St Andrews! Remember where you heard this first guys!



28 Dec 2012 15:13:52
bristol city has offered 2.5 mil for neil danns

I believe he will go for a lot less than that Pal!

Devon Fox

Why do leicester fans feel he is not wanted? just wondered as a bcfc fan

Its not that hes not wanted, he just came in under the sven regime and when nigel came he wanted his own players and unfortunatly danns just got put on the side lines, he was ok in spells for Leicester but to be fair to him hes not really had a look in as we have andy king and danny drinkwater in the middle at the min, he is no way worth 2.5 mil he will go for less than a mill i reckon

Devon Fox

I heard it is between 250k to a mil if it is 250k there will be a deal set in place if Albert adomah if they get a offer and accept it they have to accept Leicester because they do not want to miss out him like maynard they did on they want the chance to sign him



28 Dec 2012 15:07:41
Marvin Bartley to join
Bournemouth in January.

Bristol City and Millwall after Lewis Grabban

No where not we've had grabban before if he was that good we wouldn't of sent him to league 2 Rotherham



28 Dec 2012 15:07:01
Watford interested in signing Danny Graham from Swansea at a fraction of the price paid the other way last season. The once-prolific striker at Watford has lost his first team place and struggled for form under Laudrup netting just once this term.

I think he would come if offered but I think he'd play the deeney role well but I can't see us buying him.

Graham is better than deeney he scores lots what we need or we play 3 up front

Fraction of the price you're having a laugh, after last season he's now proven in the premiership so add a couple of million on not subtract. No offence but much bigger sides than Watford are after him. I really hope he doesn't go as I rate him.

I would imagine he is looking to start every game in a Prem/Upper champ club. He would not start every game at Watford because of our options



28 Dec 2012 14:57:47
Calderwood of Norwich seen at Leicester watching their next purchase in jan cardiffs Peter whittingham

Your not going to get him ,

Whitts is going nowhere!!



28 Dec 2012 14:24:07
Players out
Sweeney to Leyton Orient undisclosed
Schumacher to Crawley 50, 000
Sodje to Macclesfield player exchange
Skarz to Port Vale or Notts F £75000
Andrai Jones to Preston £50, 000

Players in
Centre Back Port Vale
Sodje from Preston
Parker free agent
Hughes Notts C
Jacobson Shrews

Non Contract players Soares and 2 others have been offered short term deals.

NYE is a time for CAVA

I've just spoken to JJ & he knows nothing of any move, he's happy with the ex-Cardiff gang at the Shrews

Great for us if Akpo Sodje signs for Bury. Just a bit worried about his permanent injury with his knee problems.

Hughes is going nowhere.



28 Dec 2012 14:20:36
Sammy Clingan is set to for Chesterfield FC on a free transfer. Rumours suggest he will be offered a 1 year contract with the spireites! Also Craig Westcarr is set to sign for walsall for 50k and liam cooper is set to sign for a free transfer either at the end of the season when his contract runs out or if hull release him in January.



28 Dec 2012 14:19:20
Norwich City have been scouting Matej Vydra of Udinese, currently on loan at Watford. Playing very well and looking comfortable in England and scoring lots of goals.

28 Dec 2012 14:54:09
Officially signing for Watford in January

Vydra has stated he wants to stay at Watford, with the owners clearly stating they will never sell young players. Would do well and will be a top player but look elsewhere.

Be a big fee if Udinese are to sell. 8mil or more. Pozo family are pinning big hopes on watford and getting money from the prem so although a possibility I can't see him leaving watford this season. Quality finisher though and could be a massive player.

Not gonna happen he's already said he wants to stay at watford

I am looking forward to the measley 2m offers that we will probably receive in January. Finally we can laugh at them rather than considering small offers

Why would Vydra be sold to Norwich, surely if he is playing that well he would return to Udinese. The Pozzo's have said they will only sell their players to the big clubs and Vydra still has 2 years left on his contract so would cost big money, he cost Udinese 4 mil euro

No chance of going to nowich unless they have 15mill+

Don't think so - we have better targets in mind.

Matej is happy at watford and if watford get promoted he'd defiantly stay

Haha utter rubbish.firstly watford have first option on him and is more than likely to go ahead due to the same owners at both clubs. secondly norwich could only sign him outside of the loan contract which would be in the summer

Scout away, Norwich, scout away. Come January he will no longer be Vydra of Udinese, but Vydra of Watford - and will only be going to Norwich when we play there next season.



28 Dec 2012 13:49:15
Just seen Owen Coyle driving towards the m65 junction in Darwen from the direction of Ewood Park.

He probably got lost after tippy tapping on and off the motorway with no real direction.



28 Dec 2012 13:47:11
Norwich city rumoured to have had bid accepted for striker Jacob mulenga. He apparently will also watch the man city game from the stands tomorrow

Unreliable website you source has gone off......



28 Dec 2012 13:23:34
Swindon transfer news: Leon Clarke is currently on trial with Coventry, so Swindon are to sign McGoldrick on loan from Nottingham Forest in January until the end of the season. Also, Swindon striker Adam Rooney is set to be returned to Birmingham.

Sorry to disappoint you but, under the terms of the loan agreement, Rooney can not be returned to Birmingham however much you want it to happen!

Not gonna happen.. He showing on a permenant move to a championship club, or he's staying at cov

Don't think mcgoldricks contract is up in the summer so they want money for him while they can mate. Why go to Swindon when he could go back to coventry? A big club lol

McGoldrick wont go to Swindon, instead Marcello Trotta currently on loan at Brentford from Fulham will sign for Swindon instead.



28 Dec 2012 13:12:38
One rummour ive heard i that bradfordf are one iof the teams interested in Leon Clarke, Thats froma scunny fan at work. He says they are also interested but faced comp from Bradford Rotherham and Fleetwood

Strange, co's Coventry signed him for a trial period last week.

Hope Coventry have paid their rent that was owed?????

Leon Clarke is going to Coventry.

Rotherham are not interested in Leon Clarke we have other targets..



28 Dec 2012 13:12:17
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is set to
be loaned out for a month, in hope
that he can find the back of the net and
get his confidence up.
Barnsley, Ipswich, Southend, Sheff Utd,
Peterbrough and Derby are all keen
on the 25 year old.

Blades is a good shout, our Shaun Miller has been ruled out for the rest of the season so I imagine we could do with the likes of Vardy. Also Blades have a rather good relationship with Leicester City.

Lets get real barnsley will not sack keith hill even when we go down , we cant afford to get any new players in and all the talk of a take over has killed this club off for this season , lets hope we can rebuild in division one and get some pride back .

Southend don't need him we have 4 great strikers two sitting on bench if we need to bring some one in get a winger !



28 Dec 2012 13:04:21
News coming out of Leicester is that
they have been told by QPR that if
they want Jamie Mackie they will have
to pay 1.5million for the striker.

1.5 mil for mackie. whats that the deal of the decade, worth ten times that

Redknapp views Mackie as one of the players who he can trust

28 Dec 2012 16:28:48
Mackie worth 15m then is he? Have a word with yourself mate.

28 Dec 2012 16:56:16
mackie is one if qprs best players. worth 5million at least

Ed any news about qpr arrivals and departures?? {Ed003's Note - I've been told there is speculation about Charlie Mulgrew from Celtic.}

Leicester have just done a deal for Woods from WBA so doubt this is will happen anyway!

Devon Fox



28 Dec 2012 12:53:29
Jacob Mulenga
Dani Pacheco
Curtis Davies
Craig Mackail Smith
Costel Pantilimon (Loan)

Leon Barnett - Providing they bring in Davies
Simon Lappin - No future, player was reluctant to go out on loan, Norwich will have to pay a sum to the player on departure as he will have to take a wage cut.
Steve Morison - Villa, Cardiff and Reading interested.
David Fox - Villa and Middlesbrough interested.
Andrew Surman - Southampton interested but the player wants first team football so his availability has been made known to Championship club.
Elliott Ward - Nottingham Forest, permanently.
Chris Martin - After failing to impress at Swindon, Colchester are interested until the end of the season when Norwich will look to sell.
Simeon Jackson - Charlton and Burnley are amongst a wide range of Championship teams interested but the deal is reliant on NCFC bringing in another striker.

There is no way boro will be after david fox, gorgeous george is the best left back in the country. kevslug.

David Fox isn't a left back, he's a central midfielder.

David Fox isn't a left back.... He is a playmaker!

David Fox is a CDM-CM. I think you are thinking off the left back from Southampton, the other David Fox!

Booo not after fox? Are you mad? He's an amazing holding midfielder who was voted 3rd best player by the fans last season. Only out of the side because of tetty's fine form. He'd be the star player in that league if he went. Pure class that most city fans want back in the starting 11!

It's Daniel Fox at Southampton the left back.

The other david fox as you put it, is danny fox.

Do you mean Daniel fox!!!!

Danny Fox may be available as Luke Shaw has taken his place.

Forgetting the news of David/Danny fox, what's happening about stewy downing?!



28 Dec 2012 12:35:59
Chris wood has been recalled by west brom and won't be available for millwall's game at Cardiff tomorrow. Looks like a fee has been accepted for him from another club rumoured to be Leicester. George Thorne has also been recalled from his loan at Peterborough and will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's game at Man Utd maybe wood was recalled for the same reason

Don't be surprised if it's Cardiff in for Wood

Wood wasent recalled by WBA atall Millwall manager Jackett sent him packing because he went back on his word with Millwall! FACT!


Deluded Lions fans, Woods was RECALLED not sent packing

Signed for Leicester {Ed003's Note - not actually signed yet}

Local paper is saying the deal is done ED ?

Devon Fox {Ed003's Note - I was just trying to point out that no deal can be completed until the 2nd of January DF when the FA can process paperwork mate.}

Fair Play Ed Makes Sense!

Devon Fox



28 Dec 2012 12:33:07
Two deals already done for west ham. Marouanne Chmakh Loan deal until
the end of the season already sealed and
Miralem suljemani to finally join hammers
in Jan also. Moves are also being made for Stephen Warnock and Chris Solly as
full back requirements.

Momo DIame deal is under discussion
and hammers trying the hardest to
sign him to an improved deal.

Finally Mohammed Abdoullae deal has been afreed



28 Dec 2012 12:24:17
It appears as the January Transfer window looms large that WHU already have targets lined up and negotiations have already started. It seems
that West ham and Arsenal have very much the same targets in mind so a compromise may be reached. Both teams are very interested
in Andreas Cornelius and Mohammad
Abdoullae. Arsenal also have one eye
on Demba Ba whilst the hammers eye
Andrej Kramaric. WHU also eying deals
for Chris Solly and Stephen Warnock with a deal for midfield enforcer Osvaldo Alonso also being considered



28 Dec 2012 12:14:07
Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner hopes to bring in 4 new signings in January but has competition from bigger clubs for the players he wants.

The manager is already making excuses in advance so we wont be let down when our "alleged" transfer targets go elsewhere. It's going to be a long old struggle for us in 2013.

Heard we will be taking in even more loanees, hope that they will be better than what we have had so far.

Hope 2010



28 Dec 2012 12:08:06

Deal agreed to sign CMS for £2mill.

Rory Delap coming on loan for rest of season.

Everton's Bryan Oviedo , trying to get him on loan.

Bid in for Matt Phillips. He said £3mill.

Bid in for Adomah, dont know how much we have bid.

Gradel not a chance. Etienne has a price tag of £8mill on him.


and... Trying to get in Tom Huddlestone. Outside chance.

Garbage about Oviedo, Everton's squad is one of the smallest in the premier Oviedo will feature heavily in the second half of the season

Rory Delap maybe otherwise no chance with those

Agree with the above comment, only chance is Delap. CMS for 2mil when Brighton bought for 3-3.5mil, unless Poyet and their Chairman have lost all their brain cells simultaneously that's never going to happen, nor any of the others except maybe Delap.

28 Dec 2012 15:24:02
All the moves have broken down due to personal terms not being met

3m for Matt Phillips?? You have to be joking! And, why would he want to stay in the Championship when he could move to the Premiership. Grow up.

You might have been taking over by some rich guy - but you won't spend that big, dream on, you have more chance in dropping back to league 1 than the premiership.

28 Dec 2012 18:40:07
blackpool turn down 6 mill for phillips but you can have him for 3 mill




28 Dec 2012 11:48:27
Charlton manager Chris Powell is set to receive a £4million war chest during the January transfer window as 2 unknown European investors are set to join the board in days.

Chris Powell will be gone after the derby game , don't waste your money



28 Dec 2012 11:48:19
Bristol City
Cole Skuse (dependant on if he gets a new contract) - 750k - £1M
Albert Adomah (dependant on Zaha leaving Palace) - £2M - £3.5M

In (personally I'd look at)
Samed Yesil - Loan
Neill Danns - 500k - £1M (instead of loan deal)



28 Dec 2012 11:48:08
Norwich will sign Chris Cohen and Radoslaw Majewski from Nottingham Forrest.

Cohen signed a 3 year contract a few months ago.

28 Dec 2012 23:28:39
would easily be good enough for premier league football especially majewski however forest both are settled in nottingham (also CC just signed a new deal) and forest are in no position whatsoever to have to sell any players

You only got a new manager 5 months ago! Don't think contracts mean
anything at forest, championships chelsea!



28 Dec 2012 11:42:09
Millwall are chasing Kilmarnock striker Cillian Sheridan - as it looks like they will lose out on Chris Wood.

Sheridan joined Kilmarnock in the summer on a free transfer and has become one of the leading marksmen in the Scottish Premier League.

It's understood that the Irishman, who only started playing football in his mid-teens, has a £75,000 clause in his contract that would allow him to move to England - negotiated due to the low salaries paid in the SPL.



28 Dec 2012 11:34:31
Ipswich town in talks with Southampton about signing billy sharp for a fee around 2 million.

That ship sailed for us

Billy is going to be re-United with the boss who gave him his league debut.

Sharp is on season loan to forest with no recall clause, but nice try

28 Dec 2012 23:29:26
nope forest gonna sign him



28 Dec 2012 11:16:30
Chamakh to Aston Villa for 8 million

I wouldn't even take him on a free transfer !



28 Dec 2012 11:12:37
Yet again Derby county taking forest reject. Mcgoldrick has blocked alot of clubs from coming for him as he states he wants to stay in the east midlands.Derby are prepared to take him if only some sort of small deal can be done.

Leicester did bid 250k for him, think that went to pot now they have signed Chris Wood.

Would be a better scorer that the fish out of water we have



28 Dec 2012 11:08:03
Top scorer Craig Davies has been targeted by Leicester City and Ipswich Town while John Stones has been linked with a £3million move to Premier League Wigan.



28 Dec 2012 11:04:57
Andrey Arshavin back to Zenit for 20 million.



28 Dec 2012 11:03:54
Theo Walcott to Liverpool for 17 million, Spurs also intersted

Chelsea have offered 8 million+malouda

28 Dec 2012 16:41:33
Out of contract at the end of season - Who in their right mind is going to pay 17 million - No chance !



28 Dec 2012 10:48:38
Crawley will sign Danny Hylton from aldershot, deal could be done as soon as January as aldershot are trying to cash in on him as he only has until the end of the season left on his contract

This is true, and was confirmed by new Crawley chief executive Richard Lowe ex Aldershot chief exec.

Apparently no sell-on clause as well.



28 Dec 2012 10:44:05
Roman Abramovich is preparing for life without Pep Guardiola as this is now unlikely to happen, and will give Rafa an £80m warchest to sign Falcao, and to find replacements for Terry and Cole. {Ed001's Note - Rafa is not picking the transfer targets, just coaching the players and picking the team.}



28 Dec 2012 10:34:27
Crystal Palace want Danny Butterfield back on loan a

Why would Saints loan him out to CP when you have had Martin and not played him?

Good defender and great in the dressing room, would be a great move for Palace

We dont need another defender

Welcome back that legend!

Joel Ward is out for 6 weeks so we will need another right back on loan but not sure if butterfield is a great choice, rather have a young up and coming right back on loan



28 Dec 2012 10:33:40
Middlesbrough are going to renew there interest in Charlie Austin after having a deadline day bid declined in August

Hope so he will give us that us that final push towards promotion


This will never happen though, where on Arthur will boro get the cash from

We got 4.2 million in the Bennett deal. With McManus, bailey, Thompson, and McDonald moving on in jan, pave the way for four super signing. Charley Austen, downing on loan view to buy, nigal reo coka and Albert Adoma.

Joe Bennett money?

29 Dec 2012 00:04:28
Boro will not be signing Charlie Austin because even if we where to have a bid accepted chances are another club would outbid us someone like greedy Leicester or even a prem club downing deal is dead in the water because Liverpool want us to pay half of his 70, 000 wages which would be financial suicide and reo Coker wants to stay southern based the only deal that could possibly happen is the adomah deal and for him we would have to move fast because he is being lined up to replace zaha at palace by all accounts but from what I hear Mowbray and Gibson where both very impressed when he stared in Bristol city's 3-1 win on Teesside
Personally if we where to go for a striker why not Craig Davies from Barnsley surely wouldn't cost much from a struggling team and has shown this season that he knows where the net is he proved that against us on the opening day if not him there is a lot of young talent in leagues 1 and 2 who would love a chance to prove themselves at the top level prime example dwight gayle gone into peterbrough and turned there season around a few would be

Jose Baxter - Oldham - 9 goals
Tom pope - port vale - 22 goals
Will grigg - Walsall - 7 goals
Clayton Donaldson - brentford - 12 goals
Nakhi wells - Bradford - 12 goals

We have to be serious about the club at the moment we don't have the funds to go out and battle the Leicesters and the cardiffs for the top players but on the other the hand there really are some gems out there that could be unearthed for next to nothing and a stupid couple of hundred thousand or even on one of these players really could reward us at the end of the season with a massive premiership pay day and then hopefully the days of top drawer signings will return and we will be able to turn around and laugh at the likes of Leicester who will be crippling under massive financial debts after over spending on players such as Austin and wood who have fair enough a decent couple of months in the championship but in the division money is not everything it can get you far but it's the team ethic that will get you other the line and that's what we have at the moment a really tight and together squad that believe in each other whereas you look at the likes of Leicester and cardiff who have a new high earner walking into the club every transfer window it's not good for anyone to be honest maybe the fans but how are players suppost to be a team knowing that a transfer window is round the corner and you could be the next one to make way for a big name
I know which club and which transfer policy I prefer and to be honest we are 7 points clear of Leicester and just 6 of top and Cardiff so our dealing cant be that bad


Cant see Boro spending 8m on Charlie Austin cos thats what Burnley value him at .....



28 Dec 2012 10:26:18
Neil Trottman chesterfield reserve player is going to be joining Alfreton Town on a pay as yoou play deal meant to be worth 250 pounds agame



28 Dec 2012 10:21:09
Have been told that due to being as good as safe already West Brom will go against their usual cautious January approach and make one decent signing in the 5million bracket.

Think wood,thomas and dawson may go to help fund this. wasn't told who player is but was told they've bid 5million for someone


28 Dec 2012 22:56:37
Wouldn't say it's him. hear they're looking at winger or right back. prob be a winger for that much



28 Dec 2012 10:15:02
Reading are willing to offload Simon Church to Millwall as they look to cash in on him. £450,000 is the estimated bid for Millwall to secure his services.

If the move happens ill be pleased for simon church , he deserves a break in footie loyal RFC fan

I think he has got something to prove to himself&other people! Lets hope this deal happens!COYL

Please take him doesn't deserve to be at reading terrible striker and should be playing in league 1.



28 Dec 2012 10:13:24
Hartlepool, Walsall, Morecambe, Mansfield, Grimsby, Luton and Wrexham are a clutch of clubs wanting hot shot Ross Hannah from Bradford City. Hannah was prolific in front of goal in his loan spell at Grimsby and has attracted interest from a host of teams.

Signing for gtfc



28 Dec 2012 10:09:17
Brighton to offer CMS +£1m for Holt

Holt Brighton should get



28 Dec 2012 10:07:51
Hartlepool want Bradford striker Ross Hannah.

Watched Ross Hannah play for matlock so many times. Good player, but far to greedy and wants premier league wages. #onlygoingforthemoney

Hartlepool aren't going to get any player to sign in their situation unless they're unattached or non-league



28 Dec 2012 10:03:57
Bradford will sign Scott Wagstaff and Leon Clarke from Charlton both on permanent deals in January. The money from the cup successes give Parkinson the chance to bolster his squad for the promotion push. Parkinson and the rest off the Bradford staff will sign new contracts in February. There will be outgoings however with Grimsby, Wrexham and Luton all in the hunt for Ross Hannah who will be sold in January. Ritchie Jones may also be leaving Valley Parade with Port Vale, Walsall and Crewe all after the midfielder.

Leon clark will sign for coventry.

Wagstaff is way better than league 2 (no offence). If he does go he'll end up at a mid to top half league one club.



28 Dec 2012 09:33:20
Just heard from an extremely reliable source that Derby County are preparing a loan bid for Brighton striker Ashley Barnes until end of season with a bee to a permanent move when his contract expired at the end if the season.

Why would Brighton agree that Barnes goes on loan to Derby with the prospect of no fee in the Summer ? If Brighton feel he is surplus to requirements surely they would want to cash in to get a fee now ?

Derby won't get Barnes he loves it at brighton

No chance. Barnes offers way too much in Poyet's system to let him go for nothing. He is settled and guaranteed a new contract at Brighton so if he goes it will be for a fee not far off 1m



28 Dec 2012 08:59:31
Fat frank will join Liverpool in January. The BR scouse Chelsea revolution continues.

Really wouldn't suprise me to be honest

Just heard that Pepe could be on the way to join RAFA.

Lampard can have is pick of clubs home or abroad so he's not gonna join a relegation battle



28 Dec 2012 08:52:09
Bristol City are looking to sign Bournemouth's 24 year old Lewis Grabban.
They are trying to set up a deal with Brett Pitman going the other way.

I dont think so. City are in freefall. While Bournemouth will be in the championship with money to spend next season. It dont take a genius to work out what Grabban's answer would be but no doubt theres a greedy agent in this somewhere

Your source or guess is very inaccurate. The Pitman deal was done and dusted for 60k the day he went out on loan as Bristol City still owe Bournemouth a ton of cash from his transfer to them in the first place. Plus Grabban is not for sale!

City not in for Grabbon, but will sign Church to replace Stead who is off to Leeds or Huddersfield.

Ha ha ha, no chance he would go

Dream on. Pitman fee is agreed at 60k already.Why would Grabbon leave a club destined for championship for one likely to be replacing them in L1.??

Pitman out of contract at the end of the season and reportedly nominal fee was agreed when he joined AFCB on loan. Can't see us letting Grabban go mid-season unless silly money is offered.

Two hopes of this happening: Bob hope and no hope. Lewis wants to be at a club going forwards, not backwards!

Bournemouth don't need to sell any of their players and are on course for promotion to the Championship. We will need Grabban to keep banging in the goals to achieve that, so BCFC and Millwall can't get lost!

Not going to happen, with all the money at afcb grabben would see this as a drop down (city at bottom of championship) he and pitman are making a useful partnership, to prise grabben away would cost any championship side allot of money, millions that bristol city would not have to spare? If a premiership club comes calling then it might happen.

Rubbish, Grabban will be playing for AFCB in the championship next season while City will be in League 1. A move would not make any sense.

Pitman will sign for Bournemouth thou on a massive cut down fee to which saw him go to City.



28 Dec 2012 08:42:24
Cardiff City are looking to strengthen their strike force and full back areas.
John Brayford : Derby
Ross McCormack : Leeds
Craig MacKail-Smith : Brighton

Ross not going anywhere person, as Leeds will look to strengthen their strikeforce not weaken it, also defence, might put a bid in for Hudson

Cms is going to Leeds no chance their either .



28 Dec 2012 07:47:25
According to Sky Sports News ( League 2 section) last night, Southend Striker Gavin Tomlin is fast attracting interest from teams in League 1. Interesting to see the player only has a 1-year contract and as a result will be out of contract at the end of the season. Thought if he was staying at Roots Hall he'd have extended his deal by now.

Maybe this is an article put forward by his agent. If so worrying for Southend as he obviously thinks he can get his client a quick-fire move. Often these articles by agents have to be ok'd by the player. If so , again worrying for Blues if he wants out but can't blame him. Tomlin's left it late to prove himself in the FL and has little time to do it higher up. In addition to this I hear the Club's so called dream of a new stadium is fading in the immediate future at least.



28 Dec 2012 07:29:46
Peterborough United will complete the signings of Kidderminster striker Jamille Matt and will complete loan deals for West Brom trio George Thorne, Sam Mantom and Saido Berahino when fit.

Leaving Posh will be

Lee Frecklington £200k - Rotherham/Gillingham
Jonson Clarke-Harris - Dagenham & Redbridge - Loan
Nicky Ajose - Bury - Loan
Joe Day - Cambridge United - Loan
Dave Hibbert - To retire

Thorne has been recalled by wba, manton is staying at walsall and berahino, s injury is long term

Ive heard Ajose might be joining Gillingham on loan.

Rotherham have agreed a fee for Frecklington ..



28 Dec 2012 01:23:30
Heard several rumours regarding Doncaster rovers. Man utd and everton youth stars will keane and Ross Barkley targeted as possible loan signings. Also heard we may bring in a new keeper as Gary woods is being targeted by everton to replace Tim Howard when he hangs up his gloves in a few years. He'll need tim Howard's tutoring in my opinion if he wants to become premiership class.

Everton have been interested in woods for a long time, with the right training woods will do well.

Do well at what ? He is an average keeper at best, he has not got the presence of mind or guile to be a top keeper. Poor distribution, can't kick the ball where he needs it to go, hardly ever leaves his goal line, I hope dean gets a decent keeper in. Tim Howard he is not!



28 Dec 2012 01:16:16
The earlier Boro post had quite some credibility until the Paul Taylor "story".
I am led to believe that Boro are lining up an alternate striker, with interest in MacDonald and Emnes high.
From a guy who knows Gilly very well, Sheffield Utd's Blackman and Inverness' MacKay are the two guys Mr Gill has been compiling reports on. Both expected to cost less than £400,000.
Oh... And a high profile PL club have asked about the availability of Jason this space.



28 Dec 2012 00:59:20
Oxford's Harry Worley to join York City in a swap deal for Jonathan Smith. Worley has slipped down the pecking order with the return to fitness of Michael Duberry. Smith rejected Oxford in favour of York in the summer but is believed to be happy to return south after a recent loan spell at Luton Town.



28 Dec 2012 00:31:42
Cheltenham town are looking to cash in on young marlon pack in January with Rotherham favorites to sign him. Mark Yates will use the money to sign highly thought of midfielder Harry pell from rivals Hereford.

Rubbish, Cheltenham do not need to sell and Rotherham could not afford the fee

I have also been told this that a deal for pell is in the pipe line.

Yes they can

Rotherham could afford him but don't think he's on Rotherham's radar



28 Dec 2012 00:17:36
Peter Crouch to QPR and as a replacement Stoke will sign Darren Bent from Aston Villa

Nice joke mate!

Stoke can't afford the 12m Villa want for Bent & secondly , Stoke can't afford the wages that Villa pay him. {Ed001's Note - Stoke can't? Much as I dislike the way Stoke play footie, one thing they are not short of is money. The club has no money issues, they have regularly made a profit and they could afford the fee and wages for Bent very easily. They choose to keep their spending down as a policy, not out of a lack of money.}

Ed, any stoke news mate? {Ed001's Note - I do know they have had Rayo Vallecano watched, the person who told me thought they were looking to take advantage of their financial issues by picking up some players cheap. Personally, I am of the opinion that it is Mohammed Abu, on loan there from Man City, that they are monitoring, with a view to a summer move.}

28 Dec 2012 14:02:07
harry has always had crouch in his teams could do well for QPR

As far as im aware stoke and villa both have the same wage cap, so the fact you try claim we cant afford the wages is a joke.



28 Dec 2012 00:02:41
Reading January transfer targets:

Andrey Arshavin - Arsenal
Stopilla Sunzu - TP Mazembe
Tom Huddlestone - Loan from Tottenham
Daniel Carrico - Sporting Lisbon

Haha why would Carrico go to Reading when he didn't want to sign a contract with Sporting to move to a better team, not to play in the championship next year.


All of these rumours have truth to them, unlike some of the other rumours on this site. Although recently Mcdermott has cooled speculation surrounding Arshavins move. You can but hope!

Cant see it being true because man utd and man city are intrested too would be nice though oh by the way we are a premiership club at the moment . i noticed you didnt put the team down you support mr pabs



27 Dec 2012 23:59:00
Sporting Lisbon Captain & CB Daniel Carrico being heavily linked in the Portuguese press with a move to Reading in January.



27 Dec 2012 23:27:28
Paul Taylor will not be joining Middlesbrough from Ipswich as he is out injured for the season, which is the reason he has not featured for Ipswich recently.



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