Football Rumours Archive July 30 2012


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30 Jul 2012 22:39:41
Leeds United striker Billy Paynter will join Preston North End on a six month loan.

Oh Good God... Don't let this be true!

Try again, he's currently on trial at Blackpool....

Paynter started a weeks trial at blackpool yesterday

He's on trial at Blackpool, probably accused of pretending to be a striker.

Hes on a weeks trial at blackpool, so dont think so!

Billy paynter is having a trial at blackpool look on yahoo sport

"He's on trial at Blackpool, probably accused of pretending to be a striker"

He'd never get away with that......

... are you sure it's not for vandalising barn doors with a stringed musical instrument?



30 Jul 2012 22:13:08
Huddersfield town have ended their interest in lee peltier therefore paving the way to go to leeds united



30 Jul 2012 22:36:39
Leeds United player Paul Connolly will join Doncaster Rovers later this week on a one year deal.

Really? already got jimmy o'connor and possibly paul quinn at right back

O'Connor is leaving before the season starts to join up with Sean O'Driscoll again at forest



30 Jul 2012 22:31:08
Leeds striker Billy Paynter has emerged as a shock target for Blackpool! UTMP

This could be good, a very clever under-rated player without ego. Perfect fit for Blackpool

Not really a suprise! even with millions in the bank we're still scrapping around in bargin basements!

How can it be unbelievable when he is training with Blackpool?

Dont do it Blackpool!!!!!!!!

30 goals next season for the pool come on



30 Jul 2012 22:28:15
Crystal Palace looking to take Arsenal's Francis Coquelin and Kyle Bartley on loan for the season.



30 Jul 2012 21:47:40
Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and defender Fitz Hall have both signed one-year contracts with Watford, while five season-long loans - all using the strength of the Pozzo family network of clubs - have been agreed.

Midfielder Almen Abdi, along with forwards Matej Vydra and Steve Leo Beleck, have joined for 2012/13 from Champions League Serie A qualifiers Udinese

Granada pair Daniel Pudil, a defender, and striker Ikechi Anya, will ply their trade at Vicarage Road on loan from the Spanish Primera Liga club.

Great news for Watford fc, exciting times ahead!

Really. Only 3 have any experience in England. Only 2 have played at the top level of English football whilst only one has cut that in the past. I suppose its an improvement that Watford are signing players.



30 Jul 2012 21:26:11
just got off the phone to my mate who lives in reading and works close to there ground and hes told me that the word is antonio will sign 2morow for around 8-900k

He works close to the stadium that doesn't mean he knows what's going on inside.

So be cause your mate work close to the ground Mcdermott paid a special visit and told him all the transfer gossip relating to the club?

For who??????

Really think antonio will stay as kebe could miss the starting few weeks will be a transfers deadline day move i think

30 Jul 2012 21:26:11
just got off the phone to my mate who lives in reading and works close to there ground and hes told me that the word is antonio will sign 2morow for around 8-900k

I work on green park and I've heard messi was in the ground

Not really i think we'll sell antonio soon and are first couple of games will be mcanuff and kanu



30 Jul 2012 21:04:20
Burton Albion are to announce a new signing tomorrow morning.
It is widely believed to be midfielder Lee Bell, who has been on trial with the club since leaving Crewe.



30 Jul 2012 20:59:26
Ipswich are interested in signing Notts
County midfielder Alan Judge after he
rejected a new deal at Notts County

Well durr... Ipswich have been interested in him all summer.

Hope this comes to nothing, Judge will be pivotal in the side if we're looking for promotion to the championship

Who says he rejected a new deal?
he already has 1-2 years left on his current deal, and the new deal was purely to up his wages to make him happier. IF he has declined, then he is still a county player for the foreseeable future, and promotion to the chamionship may be whats needed to keep him

Leciester City offered 550k for him and they said they were off the mark.Recently
Ipwich Town offered 500k for Derby countys Steve davies and it was rejected
and they said they did have any more to spend to up it especially with him needing other posistions so why would they go into a bidding war over this unproven league 1 player.

Oh crap, i just saw sky sports news. hope its a lie or he does a u-turn

Knowing ray trew, he will sell for a cut-price like with ben davies. :(

He's not unproven (plymouth in champo) but don't sign him



30 Jul 2012 20:45:38
Niel Warnock looks set to be lining a move up for Jermaine Beckford. The striker was out of favour last year at Leicester and The Foxes are keen on removing players with high wage demands. Beckford fits all the Criteria Warnock is looking for and has said in the past he would love to come back to Elland Road in the future.

Hope so, would love to see JB back at Elland Rd

Leeds fans stop with the Becford rumours you can't afford him FACT

How was he out of favour he scored 14 times

That reunion with Becchio would work well considering how much ball they will see coming from the the likes of Rudy Austin.

Beckford - time to come home and liven up ER.

He's not leaving Leicester, he played virtually every game last season so he was never out of favour, Leicester fans don't want him to leave, his agent has said he will not be leaving.



30 Jul 2012 20:43:01
The agent of Spanish starlets Jese Rodriguez,19 and Gerard Deulofeu,18 has insisted that neither will be leaving La Liga this summer.

Logic considering so young and clubs interested don't seem enough to interest them



30 Jul 2012 20:42:20
Both Jermain Defoe and Valentin Roberge are believed to be having medicals at QPR today (Monday). Defoe is believed to be joining on a £9m deal and Roberge is believed to be signing from CS Maritimo to sure up the QPR defense until Hughes can sign Chris Samba from Anzhi in January.

Apparently berbatov may sign for the r"s for 5 million instead of defoe not sure if I belieave or not though.

Utter rubbish

Roberge looks a decent player, not sure defoe will leave spurs and if he does i'd expect westham to get him.



30 Jul 2012 20:38:53
Everton have bid £2million for FC Copenhagen winger Christian Bolanos.



30 Jul 2012 20:21:12
Andy Carroll loan to west ham source bbc news

West ham have enquired about a loan move in which carrol himself quoted not intrested



30 Jul 2012 20:12:15
Andy Carroll in talks for a One year loan deal to West Ham with fee agreed at the end of the season, in talks now, according to Radio Newcastle.

Yes but hes stated he isnt prepared to move to west ham so the clubs can agree what they wish its him who says and hes stated in the press hes got no wishes to go to west ham



30 Jul 2012 20:01:04
just heard martin allen takeing over the portsmouth job as appelton has not been paid for 3 months so hes going to walk scratch on instead.100 0/0

Not happening. Michael Appleton is here to stay

Not true at all, this must be someone spreading stuff to kick Portsmouth supporters again while they are down, shame on them, may I ask where you heard this from?

The same Martin Allen who was sacked several years ago for undisclosed reasons?

MP wont leave skates

This makes sense! They have the same initials so we will not need to change the managers training kit. Good cost saving idea.

Why would he join a club that is going under??

Pompey will survive and Appleton will be our manager. The 10 point deduction will hurt us this season but MA can at least start the rebuild.

Because Portsmouth are not going under, that's why, and they don't want or need him anyway as Michael Appleton is staying with them.

Are any pompey players other than the three on the website on contracts because surely they would be on there otherwise?

There are 5 shown on the website actually, and 2 of those are staying, and there is also Sam Magri who is staying. It is only 3 that need to go now that is all.

Only ashley harris and webster

I've heard from my dads mate who's son interviews michael appleton and players after games that lawrence will take a massive wage cut and stay in league 1 if no clubs come in for him within the next week

Yeh i heard that too

^ same would love to keep lawrence



30 Jul 2012 19:58:01
Doncaster's George Friend has officially signed for Middlesbrough. Sheffield Wednesday's Rob Jones has also left his club and is expected to join Doncaster rovers on Tuesday



30 Jul 2012 19:55:23
Huddersfield have put a bit in of 800k to sign
KANE FERDINAND from southend and
LUKE FREEMAN from stevenage for 7ook plus add ons

Stevenage are better off holding on to Luke Freeman and getting double that from a big club at the end of the season.

Ferdinand is a midfielder, why would we want to sign another? Freeman would be a good signing but I think we are more likely to sign a striker and another centreback.

You wish keep dreaming town fans

Lol £800k for Kane? Are you sure about that? Another ridiculous rumour - he's worth no more than about £150k plus add-ons. For £800k we'd drive him up there ourselves!

If only this were true.....


Come on you Terriers splash the cash invest in the 'Ferdinand' brand...... us Shrimpers could do a lot with all that !

The kane rumour isnt cash its a deal worth 800k a.robinson is part of any deal, freeman signing is the most likely as huddersfield need a winger, fwd and centre half

If I was the Huddersfield chairman I'd be very careful - any deal "worth £800k" as you say may well result in his hand being ripped off!!!



30 Jul 2012 19:53:54
Blackburn rovers are to take onboard Ryan Donaldson on six-month contract as cover for Leon Best.



30 Jul 2012 19:53:40
Just heard west ham are going to sign Andy Carroll on a season long loan for 2 million with a possible purchase of 17 million...Well how do you feel now Nicky Maynard don't look as you will be playing in the premiership after because you will be out on loan Bristol Reds

Look apart of me loves this about Nicky Maynard however i do feel sorry for him because all he did do for us he does deserve to play in the prem. i of would loved telling the gas heads we had a proven goal scorer in the prem. but i dont blame him i blame Millen he should when 7.5 to west ham at the start the season but Nicky Maynard got told to stay until January and he could leave if we were not in the top 10 he agreed he would sign a new contract.

Carrol himself has said hes not intrested in a move to west ham and would sooner go bk newcastle if it came to that so its not going happen



30 Jul 2012 19:52:40
Dempsey to leave Fulham to join Liverpool for 8.6m , sahin to fulham niw after Afc talks broke down loan with view to a permanent deal . Ffc are also chasing Sulijmani from Ajax n strikers Mbokani , Berbatov n sagbo . Buttner deal close. Dont believe me ? Thats cool , i expect lots of apologies on the 1st sep. G.M

Can't see Sahin happen if it did would be unbelievable



30 Jul 2012 19:51:34
Burnley 2 wrap up the signings of Sam vokes from wolves for 500k tomorrow and season long loan signing of Benik Afobe from Arsenal, who enjoed a very good loan spell at Huddersfield last season! Eddie Howe still wants 2 midfielders before the new season

Afobe wasn't at hudderfield last season... He was at reading. Two seasons ago he was at Huddersfield.

Afobe linked with bolton, don't think Burnley have a sniff if they're in the hunt for him.

Hes overrated

And, two seasons ago he wasn't very good!

When at Huddersfield Afobe looked a decent prospect but he is not a prolific goal scorer. Play him just off the main striker and you could have a very good signing.

Afobe is joining Bolton on Loan

Burnley close to signing sam vokes from wolves today , and brian stock to sign later in the week . Source - lancashire telegraph . UTC

Afobe is signing for Bolton on loan.

Bolton already have 7 strikers

Burnley have signed sam vokes from wolves done deal and he will be playing some part in tonights game at bath........ up the clarets.......................................

Burnley to sign stock for £1 million plus marvin Bartley

Stock is nowhere near that were getting him for 200k plus no marvin bartley

Pah bartleys probably better than stock and stock isnt worth a million



30 Jul 2012 19:51:28
gary hooper linked with move too liverpool. wanyama also big money move too man city.



30 Jul 2012 19:49:12
craig bellamy set to join aston villa for 6.6 million {Ed025's Note - hmm..

Ha I don't think so mate,Villa fan here, he's wages are two high and we don't need anymore wingers we have N'Zogbia,Albrighton,Holman and Carruthers also 6.6Million is a bit expensive for Bellamy he's like 32

Ha ha 6.6million! No way...

Albrighton is out for a few months.
We still have lots of other options don't need another rip off of a player who doesn't suit PL's style.



30 Jul 2012 19:46:36
neymar set to join manchester city after the 2012 olympics games for 58.5 million

This is not true there is an agreement between santos and barca

He is going to barc

If he goes anywhere it would be Barca or Real Madrid. Only other place i could see him going is AC Milan so he could play with A.Pato

Theres no agreement between the two clubs.If anything his Dad said to the
reporters that Real madrid was his Preference as they would allow him to stay intill 2014 with Santos even after money was payed.Pep was the only reason some players went there.Barcelona won nothing last year and didnt even reach the final as teams are figuring out how to combat their style of play.Real madrid will now be the dominant force in foootball or Chelsea with the signings they are making.

The point is if city did get Neymar, they would be on their way to dominating Europe as it would help to sign people such as hazard in the future. Also real and barca refused to pay over 40 million for him, and unless you have noticed real and barca are skins due to financial meltdown in Spain, they are bankrolled directly from Spanish government and banks and they have no money to give so it's sell before you buy, and everyone is staying clear of their p,ayers and they know if they are not given funds they cannot strengthen. Expect a lot of action from real and barca on deadline day.



30 Jul 2012 19:44:16
Liam Lawrence has optid to join Forest and will link up with old team mate greg Halford on Wednesday, Ben Haim to join cardiff by Friday and Kitson is on his way to Charlton should be done by next week then portpin will make a bid for the club.

Hope everything goes well for u pompey fans you,ve had it tough,all the best.up the owls

Hope so, top player

Has he, Really!...nah didnt think so either.

No chance of Kitson to Charlton , too old, to expensive , no resale value

Where did you hear or see this then?

"Hope everything goes well for u pompey fans you,ve had it tough,all the best.up the owls"

Ditto Charlton.

Kitsons wages will be an issue for us TBH. He is used to a reasonably fat salary at portsmouth. Good luck to Portsmouth in finding a taker though. I think he has shown a lack of respect for the fans by not biting the bullet and walkin away!

It's not a lack of respect, it's similar to what's happening at cafc, we can't sign anyone until we get Hayes and Clarke off our wage bill who are earning 6k each but they don't want to go because of the money they're earning, now Pompey were paying Ben-haim 36k so don't blame him if he doesn't want to give up 36k a week!



30 Jul 2012 19:44:00
Scunthorpe united set to offer deals to trialists yamoudou camara and mark hughes

Hopefully this is true !!



30 Jul 2012 19:42:37
Jackson Ramm has signed a 1 year deal with Colchester Unitec from Blackburn Rovers, Colchester also sign Merick James-Lewis from Southend United on a 6month contract



30 Jul 2012 19:39:40
Colchester have signed trialists Jackson Ramm, 19, and ex-Southend midfielder, Merrick James-Lewis, 20 on a 1-year deal and a 6-month deal respectively after the pair impressed while with the Essex club. Both could feature in the first team although they are likely to be utilised in the new Under-21 League which commences this season.



30 Jul 2012 19:30:01
West Ham have had a bid accepted of £2m for Andy Carroll accepted. The deal is for a loan for one season, and then the option of a permanent deal of £17m if West Ham stay in the Premier League



30 Jul 2012 19:14:40
Free Agent Carl Cort set to sign for League 1 Walsall
Source Carl Cort himself

Absolute bull whoopie I will eat a plate if this is true. It isnt, so I wont



30 Jul 2012 19:08:37
Stoke have £2million bid rejected for kightly



30 Jul 2012 19:01:19
Charltons approach for Henri Lansbury on loan has been put on hold as Arsenal have still to finalise their 25.

Charlton would have him but he is too good for us. Swansea want him from what i see on sky sports news.

So i cannot see that one coming off.

He would score 30 goals in the SPL.

Saying that BWP could score 30 goals in the SPL lol.

Charlton would have him but he is too good for us. Swansea want him from what i see on sky sports news.

So i cannot see that one coming off.

He would score 30 goals in the SPL.

Saying that BWP could score 30 goals in the SPL lol.



30 Jul 2012 18:59:02
Cardiff City are to complete the signing of Craig Bellamy in 2 weeks time. Anthony Gerrard is leaving for Bristol City for £700k, with Dekel Keinen following Jon Parkin to Fleetwood. Cardiff are also trying to capture Nicky Maynard or Billy Sharp as Malky Mackay wants a proven English league goal scorer and reports that a striker who transfered in January and is now in Premier League, hense the conclusion of Maynard or Sharp (who in my opinion are not good enough for the prem).
I will post when I get more detail.

Billy sharp are u nuts !! He only signed for southampton last january wishful thinking

You are definitely after Jay Bothroyd on loan

Bellamy going to qpr

Bellamy has already rejected QPR , its either remain at Liverpool or Cardiff apparently?

Bellamy won't go to qpr theres no reason to go to them he may as well stay at liverpool. The only club he would transfer to would be cardiff

Rubbish none of these players are any good besides bellamy mackay is building a team with players he thinks will do the job in the prem. And I doubt either of these becase there both avarage at best

Sharp going no where

No way will Bristol City pay £700k for Gerrard

How do you know he's not good enough if he's never played there? Been banging the goals in for years with Scunny, Doncaster and now Southampton. Deserves his premier league chance



30 Jul 2012 18:49:34
After Ben Burgess has decided to retire Tranmere are after 2 strikers 1 will be signed within 10 days depending on which formation Moore wants.

Ryan Lowe is the main man he wants and he is due to Prenton Park for talks on Wed.

If he can't sign him he will go after Dele Adebola

Lowe wont go from championship to league one

Either would do well, would prefer Adebola though

In what way will Ryan Lowe 'not go from championship to League one'? he hasnt played a game there yet... hardly a seasoned pro at that level!

Ryan lowe has signed for m.k. dons

He has gone to a league 1 team mk dons Ryan Lowe that is!!!



30 Jul 2012 18:48:37
Wigan will sign Brazillian Maikon Leite after he impressed scouts during his last performance.

Also on the radar for Martinez is Wilfried Zaha, who he hopes can make the step up like Victor Moses did when he signed him.

Zaha will sigh for southampton in the next few weeks so that wont happien

Youve being playing too much fifa 12 ultimate team with maikon leite

Haha true ^

Wigan fan here zaha would be a good signing but it wont happen

Zaha will go to Norwich



30 Jul 2012 18:41:47
Preston North End in talks with Leeds Utd. Leeds have turned down 2 offers for Billy Paynter but are close to a deal.

Paynter is joining Doncaster this week already close to a deal

Afraid not mate, Billy does like to be beside the seaside...

Appears Billy cannot stand the seaside



30 Jul 2012 18:28:17
Mk dons defender to join gillingham on loan until december 31st

Well done on pointing out who it is. It's Tom Flanagan.

Its on the club website - question is who is going to come in his place?

If Flanagan is being let out on loan, then the signing of a new centre back MUST be imminent. We also really need a prolific goal scorer and a natural left winger. C'mon Robbo! Get the finger out!

Disappointed, I felt he played really well last season

Left Winger -err isn't that Chicksen?

The deal for Flanagan to Gillingham is NOT completed, but he is expected to sign on a 6 month loan by the weekend. I agree that we must have centre back lined up and the sooner we know the better. I think we will sign Juanfri as a goalscorer, excellect record with Malaga B team, but I agree.... we need a natural left midfielder. Though, with so many players still out of contract I am hoping for a flurry of activity as the new season approaches and players sign deals just to still be playing... (secretly I am hoping for Owen, Bruce and Reo-Coker (hey I can dream can't I?) hehe

Juanfri has returned to Spain and will not be signing for the Dons. Flanagan has completed his move to Gillingham. Collins and Ivery Ward on a loan trial at Tamworth. Dons to unveil an unexpected signing later this week

Alex Bruce going to Hull as his dad is in charge there now.



30 Jul 2012 18:15:39
Middlesbrough have taken Brazilian midfielders Carlos Rodrigo Correa, 31, who has played much of his football with top Ukrainian team Dynamo Kiev, and Brazil-based Eduardo Favretto, 23, who is known as "Dudu Gaucho" and has been playing for Ituano after spells with Gremio and Passo Fundo on trial. They could well make an appearence in Tuesday's friendly game against Hartlepool United and if their trial is a success, may sign in the coming week. If the trial is unsuccessful however, Middlesbrough may look to former Blackburn defensive midfielder Hérold Goulon to sign. Goulon joined Blackburn Rovers in 2010 following a two year spell with Middlesbrough, where he made no appearences in the Premier League. The former France U21 player is available on a free transfer.



30 Jul 2012 18:14:47
Dave cann in talks With bristol city From confrence side froom .also intrested in Jason rudge From bath city (From Good Source )

Dave cann maybe but Jason rudge getting tracked by southampton .

True ..also chris bateman from queen of the south

More likely to be Bristol Rovers - and Frome are not in the Conference



30 Jul 2012 18:02:02
George friend has officially left donny to join boro and rob jones is to sign for donny tomorow from sheff wednesday



30 Jul 2012 17:48:37
Cheltenham will offer sucessfull trailist tristan Plummer a contract this week...

Cheltenham town will sign chris zebrowski from bristol rovers today



30 Jul 2012 17:51:55
Leeds, blackburn, charlton and celtic all intrested in signing west brom striker simon cox

Celtic will hopefully stay clear - he is rubbish

He's a championship player at best which makes him too good for the SPL.

He would improve celtics squad

Cox wouldn't go to Celtic anyway it would be a step backwards

Maybe Celtic need a half decent striker for the reserves... Or a new ball boy? No chance getting past Hooper, Stokes, Sammy or even Watt

Cox is better than all of those strikers, they only went up to Scotland because they are not good enough for English football teams!



30 Jul 2012 17:40:32
Rob jones leaves Sheffield Wednesday and is set to join Doncaster rovers on a free transfer in the next 24 hours



30 Jul 2012 17:23:20
Bristol Rovers will make a last attempt to sign James Constable when Oxford return from their USA tour.

They might, but they won't get him

I wouldn't bother. You wouldn't pay the 220k we said we'd accept.
And he wouldn't leave to join you! He's always said he would never leave OUFC for a fellow LG2 club. He turned down massive wage rises at Bournemouth and Swindon in the past 12 months.
Why would he wanna play in front of 6k at Rovers? He loves playing for Oxford United

Quite possible - with Zebroski off to Cheltenham and Muzzy off to Middlesborough the Gas should have a few quid to spend - expect a decent money signing (200 - 250) before the start of the season - Constable a possibility - personally think we could get better for the money, but MM seems to like Constable and wont rule out going back in for him..

Hope we don't go for Constable, if he was around 100k I would consider it but over 200k for someone who scored just 13 goals last season?? No Thanks!

Yes too much money for someone with his scoring record at this level

He scored 11 last season

Exactly 11 - 200K plus for someone who only managed 11 in a play off chasing league 2 side is far too much!

Lambert only got 10 in our promotion season! If we spend 200k and get promoted then that is money well spent. It only takes 1 goal to get three points.

11 in 33 starts aint that bad. Especially as only played 1 up top, and he was used as the target man more than anything. OUFC never created chances last season, they will this season with the additions. He'll score 15+ like he has every other season for OUFC this season

Would rather see a young pacey striker - cant help thinking Constable has passed his best and he's not exactly jumping at the chance of joining Rovers is he..

James Constable is certainly not slow! And at 27, is at his prime. 80 goals in 4 seasons, and this was with a poor 4months with injury and off field saga last season effecting him.
But he would never want to join Bristol Rovers.

We will see (re never wanting to join Rovers) wishful thinking.. interesting if he is lining up in a blue and white shirt come august the 18th vs his old club - how ironic that would be..



30 Jul 2012 17:02:49
Jermaine Defoe set to join QPR for 9 million

Funny, avb said on saturday that defoe was gonna be one of his only 3 strikers this season,so id say this is bs

I herd this to, apparently already has had his medical..

Lets hope this is true

As a spurs supporter i could see this happening.Don't think AVB rates him and not really the type of player AVB wants.If AVB is after bigger named strikers then maybe letting Defoe go will make this happen.Time will tell.

Defoe's not gonna hang around on the bench under another spuds manager. Don't think he'll end up at QPR but i rekon he'll go



30 Jul 2012 16:42:42
I've heard from a very reliable source within Carlisle that a 5 figure sum has now been agreed for Tom Taiwo with a League 2 club.

Ex Favourite Richard Foran has privately stated he would be open to return to carlisle shod try wish to reach zoko with him.

What does, shod try wish to reach zoko with him,mean?

Is that Div 2 Team Bradford City ???

This is a lie, A deal was not reached. Taiwo is a target for Hartlepool who wish to add to their midfield.

What a donk you are, Taiwo left Carlise as he didn't want to commute and spend time away from his new family based in Leeds, so why join a team lower in Lge 1. He is likely to stay in Yorkshire, highly likely west yorkshire.



30 Jul 2012 16:27:13
Mustapha Carayol is set to join Middlesbrough after the Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee has said he is willing to let go of the talented winger and rather get some money for him instead of letting him go out on a free next season when his contract runs out. Plus the fact that Mark McGhee thinks the deal is very close to be done although its not quite there yet.
Source BBC Sports

His brother mustafa caryout is joinin rangers!

Sooner he goes the better

Get rid of the chip no good for team and no team player

Agree - Muzzy needs to move on ASAP, he doesnt want to be at the Gas and we need to money to buy some further attacking options - expect a signing of a winger / additional striker in the next 10 days



30 Jul 2012 16:14:22
News coming out of Northern Spain that Osasuna goalie Andres Fernandez is finalising a deal to a London Premiership side?



30 Jul 2012 16:16:17
Sunderland have made a £10m bid for Steven Fletcher of Wolves. Wolves are supposedly considering the offer, whilst waiting to see whether Aston Villa will also make a bid.



30 Jul 2012 16:04:44
Boro have got two Brazilian trialists favretto a young Brazilian and Correa who has played for Dinamo Kiev. Both players recommended by Juninho.



30 Jul 2012 15:57:10
kwesi appiah going to sheffield united.



30 Jul 2012 15:34:22
Brian Stock finally to complete long drawn out move to Burnley. Clubs been in disagreement over transfer fee which has finally been agreed.

Bournemouth resereves are loking strong

This has been promised for the last few days. any news on the players on trial ?

Not taking the Portuguese lads on or the lad from Bradford PA. Vokes to sign today but nothing new on Stock.

Players on the portugese 2 have gone home

Burnley are not pursuing interest in either jordan deacey of bradford pa or the two portuguese trialists but are closing in on the signing of wolves striker sam vokes .. UTC !

Trialists have returned home.

What about the two latvians ?



30 Jul 2012 15:29:22
Just heard from a reliable source that Qpr have had a bid accepted for jermaine Defoe of £9,000,000!
Would be a great signing as long as we get a decent central defender, hopefully Chris samba if rumours are true!
Come on you rrr'ssss!

Doubtful as that would leave Spurs with no strikers

Well not yet but i have a feeling that might just change very soon.

Remy, Demba Ba both linked with Spurs



30 Jul 2012 14:59:46
Reading youngsters jake Taylor and lawson D'ath to Crawley on a 6 month loan the latter to join once over ankle injury

Decent move if happens both rated highly

30 Jul 2012 14:59:46
Reading youngsters jake Taylor and lawson D'ath to Crawley on a 6 month loan the latter to join once over ankle injury

Reading rate both highly, I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to temp championship clubs to take them on to speed up their learning



30 Jul 2012 14:49:18
Tranmere Set to Sign Abdulai Bell-Baggie today on a 1-year deal!

I know he was on trial really fast winger

I heard he was going to West Brom .....

Saw him in the heswall game he looked really useful! Good pace and good final ball will be a decent find if we sign him!

West brom! he has only played league one league 2 standards

Have done today 1st Aug



30 Jul 2012 14:44:35
West Ham expected to tie up deals for Ramis, Migeal Torres and Collins in the next few days.
West Ham are also closing in on deals to bring in front men Moussa Kanote and Joselu. Both are young
pacey front men who play the front line well and are seen as ideal front men for Sam Allardyce. West Ham also chasing Jarvis and letting Picquionne and Baldock leave

Wigan have beat west ham to the ramis deal



30 Jul 2012 14:37:37
Michael Kightly and Kevin Doyle will be
Stoke players before the end of the window.

By then some1 else would of signed them stoke tactics of waiting last minit will bite them in the bum because others clubs are snapping them up

Maybe kightly not so sure about doyle

I keep hereing about the kightley link but its the first ive herd on doyle also is it true about the adam johnson loan as well i hope it is

I don't think it's Stoke's choice to wait until the last minute, the players will only sign for Stoke until all their agents promises of moves to Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal etc have been proven wrong.

Cant see the Adam johnson thing happening,apparently he is going to Sunderland,would really like it if he did though,ive been a fan of Kightly for a long time a passy full back/mid fielder thats what we are missing up the mighty potters

Were wud u play johnson u only now one way and thats in the air haha

"Were wud u play johnson u only now one way and thats in the air haha"

I managed to decipher this utterly atrocious english and can safely say id rather we played in the air than in the championship. enjoy being below Stoke for the next few years.



30 Jul 2012 14:36:46
Hull have signed Alex Bruce on a 2 year deal



30 Jul 2012 14:36:15
Fulham's young goalkeeper Jesse Joronen will be sent on loan to a club in League 2 for the upcoming season...



30 Jul 2012 14:35:31
Kilmarnock's Finnish goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola is not happy as the 2nd keeper and wants to move to another team where he gets to play 90min every week... Might return to finland or look elsewhere in Europe if Kilmarnock releases him



30 Jul 2012 14:30:44
Stockport have signed Rochdale defender following a successful trial on a one year contract, which can be renewed at Christmas.

Which one?

Jordan Fagbola

Oh :( .



30 Jul 2012 14:14:43
Carlisle offer trialists bugno a 1 year deal and have offered hopson a 6 month deal to see how he progresses meades has left and donaldson coming in on a weeks trial



30 Jul 2012 14:03:08
Dele Adebola is wanted by Burton Albion and Walsall, Adebola currently lives in Solihull and is looking for a deal more local to where he lives in the latter part of his career

Adebola is currently a free agent and is training with Burton Albion, but Walsall are also in talks with the 37 year old striker

37!!! no thanks we are looking to build a young squad not fill it full of OAP's

I think he would be decent he would score a few goals and we need a target man

Please Noooooooo he is well past it, his legs have gone. Walsall need to do a lot better than this if they dream of stopping in this division



30 Jul 2012 13:46:39
Macclesfield and Hyde have both enquired about taking Manchester City youth striker Jordi Hiwula on a season long loan after watching his impressive second half performance at Edgeley Park on Saturday afternoon



30 Jul 2012 13:35:16
Lloyd Sam back on Bradford City's radar after trial at Pompey ended.

Nah he's a class player

Off to Notts County

No interest whatsoever from bradford. Never has been. simply been released after trial from pompey. so he's no more on bradfords radar rhan he is any other club. .

More chance signing the son of sam



30 Jul 2012 13:31:29
notts county to expect the signing
of a spanish player and andre boucad
but unlikely to sign johnathan forte
because kieth curle more intrested
in a confrence player andre boucaud


Forte is terrible. he can't score to save his life.

Forte isn't that good. you can get better players.

Hattrick against champions charlton - but know you're right, he OBVIOUSLY can't score.

honestly, some people do bs on this site

I'll drive forte to nottingham if you want he is that terrible.



30 Jul 2012 13:35:27
Stoke are looking to sign West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans

I somehow doubt that.

No chance not for sale

Impossible. Dorrans is a footballer who plays in Midfield. Stoke don't play with a midfield.

Wouldn't be a bad move but i doubt it

Hope not, he's poor!

Dorrans is jst a gud championship player anyway.

Wouldn't suite dorrans, he is not a very good rugby player!

Dorrans isn't good enough ..........why would Stoke want him?



30 Jul 2012 13:34:25
Stoke are looking to make a deal with Wolves for Central midfielder Jamie Ohara . If fail they will move their attention to Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland

Already signed Ness and Cameron so I think Stoke are okay in the CM department thanks!

Our we after every wolves player

Cameron is more of a Centre Back than CM, it's where he plays for dynamo, i somehow think pulis will play cameron RB and go in for Olsson

Cameron is clearly a full back or Centre back and ness is young , tony won't play him for a while

Ireland is going to be a key figure for Villa this season.

Cemeron plays both CB and CM for Dynamo and USA, either way Stoke have signed a CM and and possible CM (I agree that Cameron will probably end up playing RB though) Stoke also already have 4 CMs on the books that don't look like leaving so I doubt they'll be signing any more.

Ireland is going to be huge for Villa next season.
If they want a top 10 finish - they need him.
And Stoke City can never afford his wages.

They have been offered 12mill and have rejected it holding out for 15mill

Some people just dont know football at all! "stoke cant afford his wages" villa have a wage cap of 40k as do stoke

Ohara at stoke?ha our midfielders aint allowed to cross the half way line so that rules him out.

Stoke are in a far better position than Villa financially so don't talk nonsense about who they can afford. Villa are a selling club although I doubt there'll be many takers for a team that just avoided relegation.



30 Jul 2012 13:33:52
Falkirk look set to re-sign Marc Twaddle

I don't believe this, it sounds like a load of twaddle.



30 Jul 2012 13:23:51
vlaar having med at villa



30 Jul 2012 13:22:05
sebastian ribas being looked at by

He's on loan to Monaco right now, so they aren't getting him.

Old news, took the money and ran to tax free Monaco instead!!

Would be a quality signing, but seems unlikely as he has only just signed for Monaco on loan...

What planet you on?
Ribas played for Genoa - 3 clubs looked at him - Ajaccio - Brighton and Monaco - he chose and signed for Monaco over the weekend. I'd give the Croyden baccy a miss until you get things right fella.

Old story first reported on Talksport 2 weeks ago when Ribas signed for Monaco.

Old news he signed FOR monaco

LOL, try reading the rest of the article before you post it here, and anyway this was 2 weeks ago.



30 Jul 2012 13:11:43
Simon Cox will sign for Blackburn in the next 48 hours after West Brom accepted an improved bid of 2.5 million for the ROI striker.

I heard this too

Nope. Blackburn's chief exec has apparently put the kibosh on the deal, despite the agreement on the price. Don't see why Cox should labour under such a lousy manager as Kean, anyway.

In-fighting in Blackburn s board room has put the kybosh on the deal according to express and star,although this is a dingle rag and could be just scaremongering ,it would n,t be the first time from this rag !

Express and star are NOT dingle rags, your only upset as what has happened to best!



30 Jul 2012 13:07:52
Notts County boss Keith Curle wants Lloyd Sam and Danny Bogdanovic on Free transfers, Jon Forte from Southampton for a nominal fee (around 75k) and Andre Boucard from Luton on loan until January.

He doesn't want Lee Hughes to leave, unless the price is right for Hughes and Notts, but has received offers from Oldham and Cheltenham to take him on loan

source: nottingham post (ed, if you can't advertise remove this)

Well your paper is wrong because our chairman at Oldham said the rumours were rubbish

Wrong Dickov doesn´t want him and Notts phoned us not the other way aroubnd. least get the facts right

Keith curle said this himself

It's all true! I read this too on their website

He might want Forte for 75k but I don't expect Southampton to sell him for less than 200k to re-coup what they paid for him + wages



30 Jul 2012 12:57:45
The Hornets have agreed a partnership with SEGA and Sports Interactive and will have the 'Football Manager' and 'Football Manager Handheld' trademarks emblazoned across the club's home and away shirts respectively.

Must be interesting for the Italians. A few years back Arsenal had to change their sponsorship wording from Sega to Dreamcast to play in Italy.



30 Jul 2012 12:54:55
U's look at Chris Martin (Norwich) & Nick Ajose (Peterborough) as possible loan signings to add to there current squad

Where are these rumours coming from , they are making me giggle



30 Jul 2012 12:46:49
The owls sign McCabe on offical website



30 Jul 2012 12:46:36
Rangers on the brink of signing;
Dean Shields - Free
Derek Riordan - Free
Gary Teale - Free
Mark Reynolds - Free

Kinel how much they gonna cost?



30 Jul 2012 12:39:43
Bristol city have had a bid excepted for

Yeah it looks like a fee has been agreed of £1.5 m plus add ons and this transfer looks imminent ..... Hopefully west ham have a new striker on there way we have been told to expect 3 new signings by Tuesday

The fee is 1.5 million and this is 100 % true


All i know is the deal is agreed but baldock wants to stay and prove. His worth !!!

Baldock is heading to Charlton with a deal to include Chris Solly

£1.5 3 year £18k p/w deal

Just heard that Andy Carroll has signed for west ham, does this mean that nicky Maynard won't get his wish to play in the premiership after holding Bristol city to ransom .... Shame ! Ida lovitt



30 Jul 2012 12:27:03
James McFadden in Hull having talks with Steve Bruce over a potential move to the KC Stadium

Aslo hes looking at bringing his son in aswell, hope not though



30 Jul 2012 12:23:42
brighton are looking at sebastian ribas
of monaco.

Bit late his gone monaco on loan .

We missed out on him

They were, before he joined Monaco.



30 Jul 2012 12:15:12
Leeds set to sign former coventry defender martin cranie on a two year contract

Anyone know anything about him? any good?

He is a stead player who can play anywhere across the back four. Disappointed to see him go due to his flexbility

He played for coventry. so no.

Cranie is class player

Probably our best player over the last two years. Good luck to him, he'll do well for Leeds. Two footed and versatile.

Cov got relegated with him..........

Good player but has no loyalty

Most under rated played we have had at city in years, most fans go on about losing Keogh but this guy has more potentail and can play in the Prem if given a chance, (Lacks commitment but loads of ability)

Really good centre back, wins so much ball in the air and on the floor, my favourite player last year, he would be a seriously good player in a team like Leeds

Keogh and cranie are equally as good but cranie went for nothing and keogh went for 1 million

Cranie is one of the most over-rated players that played for Coventry last season. So many of goals conceded were goals that came because cranie didn't jump with his man, or was pissing around with the ball. Disappointed with a player who was supposed to help keep the club in the championship.



30 Jul 2012 12:09:36
Dagenham and redbridge player spilane is going Stevenage or Southend expected before the season kicks off

Think not !!



30 Jul 2012 11:59:50
Dorian Dervite on trail at Charlton.

Was playing in Spain last year.

Played in Bromley Friendly win at weekend.

We do not A TOP centre back to go with

Could he be it? I say no but other than
playing for Spurs reserves don't know
how good he is.

Says it all 'spurs reserves'

I see him play for southend the other season he;s a good defender top lad

Played 7 games for France u-21 and 23 games for Villareal B in Liga Adelente

To be fair even if it was reserves, getting noticed for ability and potential by tottenham is saying something



30 Jul 2012 11:49:07
Derby county midfielder James Bailey us poised to sign for Brighton and Hove Albion within the next 2 days.

Dont know why clough is selling him, hes one of our best midfield acts, so what what do we do, sell him to a promotion rival? rubbish management

Have you got an idea of the price?

would be good to see how much we might have to spend

I can see this one biting us on the bottom. Good move for Bailey though. Decent club and play decent footy.

Are Derby really considered promotion candidates?

I'm not 100% sure on this, as a Brighton supporter I would of thought we'd sign an attacking midfielder, but then again we have kept Vicente and released Navarro, so if this kid is strong physically which Poyet wants, then I can see this going through.



30 Jul 2012 11:48:02
bournemouth are keen on bringing in another midfielder with richard hughes, scott donnelly and brian stock their top targets

Scott donnelly would at my guess be the only player bournemouth might have a look at, having signed o,kane last week it would be unlikely that afcb are looking for any more midfielders.

Richard Hughes retired last year. He had the opportunity to play for Bournemouth when they were trying to sign him on a free last season, but he chose to continue sitting on his bum like he had been doing at Portsmouth for the last few years

Suprised we havn't had anything on Brian Stock. Even he said he hopes one day he will score for the Cherries again.

I've herd multiple rumours stating Arnaud Mendy joining us. Anything else on that? Seemd legit.

Macclesfield fan here. And yes we've accepted a fee for Mendy but I don't know who too? Bournemouth is likely where he's heading & if so wish the best!



30 Jul 2012 11:43:14
bournemouth may look to sign michael ball as cover for charlie daniels at left back. he is a free agent after leaving Leicester City

Michael ball would definately be quality and experienced left back being 32 years old. Would definately push charlie daniels the present bournemouth lb

Assuming he isn't better than Daniels.

Never going to happen, way to old and wouldn't be happy on the bench anyway.

Would be a great signing. Premiership and Championship experience, think he struggled last year so should fine as a cover LB. Although doubt it will happen.



30 Jul 2012 11:37:44
Brightons Ryan Harley set for newly promoted Huddersfield

Wish Bristol City would buy him, should never let him go as a youngster

Huddersfield do not need anymore Midfielders.

Just can't see this, how many midfield players do we need, we actually need to offload a few.

What we really need is another striker of proven ability to complement rhodes novak and lee. if we get injuries or a decent offer for rhodes we are up the proverbial without a paddle.

Harley & Hoskins + £2m for Rhodes

What a joke! #deluded! Hoskins and Harley + 2million! Maybe Hoskins, Harley, Mackail-Smith, Dunk plus 3m? Sure that would be considered - although doubt Rhodes would take step backwards to join (7-1) Brighton? Do you?

How would Rhodes joining Brighton be a step backwards, what are you talking about? Considering both clubs Brighton having a top manager stadium money and a much better squad than Huddersfield, I would say Rhodes would definitely be moving up.
However I doubt theres truth in this rumour, I do hope Harley goes however as he didn't prove himself at championship level last year.

Let's end Rhodes rumours he won't sign 4 us. Let's be realist at the moment he unproven at championship level so Huddersfield can't expect to get more than £4-£5m end of

I have just read that Blackburn interested in Rhodes.

Mackail-smith going to rivals wednesday and hoskins may go back on loan to sheffield united huddersfield got enough midfielders and rhodes going to fulham or southamton or readind



30 Jul 2012 11:12:21
Middlesbrough are in talks with former Hamburg winger Romeo Castelen, source the daily mail.

1 to keep away from played 17 games since 2007 due to injury. I think we have had enough of them.

Nooo, please Mogga dont sign him..
I live in Germany at the moment so I know this player quit well.. he's one of the laziest winger ive ever seen. saw him four times and he was s***. he also spent half of his career off the pitch, picking up injurys.

Playing tonight at Hartlepool

The keeper is paul smith ppl



30 Jul 2012 11:08:25
Peterborough are believed to have given Stevenage a final,take it or leave it bid for Luke Freeman
Believed to be a near club record bid .Freem na deen as a perfectreplacement for Leeds bound George Boyd
Both deals could be finalised this week
Also Taylor to Reading for £1.5m plus add ons,Little,Ajose and McCann on their way out

McCann is staying put until his contract expires next summer as he doesnt want to move his family

Reading don't want Taylor as he can't kick a ball straight worth more like 300k.

McCann has also got a driving ban so can't exactly go to far away from where lives. I thought he was pretty decent on Saturday too so happy for him to stay and see out his contract.

Taylor tore Reading apart last season at LR, or have you forgotten?

Taylor tore Reading apart last season at LR, or have you forgotten?

Possibly our second worst performance last season. Posh really did rip us apart

Tore reading apart he's championship quality 12 goals last season is average.



30 Jul 2012 10:39:42
Sam Vokes is close to completing his move from Wolves to Burnley. The local paper are reporting the deal could be announced tommorow for a fee around 500k.

Looks like the 15% of any profit clause in the Fletcher transfer to wolves a couple of years ago may pay for Sam Vokes...might even have a bit of change left from it depending on how much Sunderland actually stump up for Fletcher!!

Supposedly 12 million but wolves want 15 million

The Times suggests the Sunderland offer is only £8 million meaning only £150,000 to Burnley.

They have made a 12 million bid = burnley 1.8 million 15% so there should be change

The bbc and other news outlets have reported wolves wanting £15 million, which would mean Burnley rake in £1.2million. enough for stock and vokes

The sell on fee is only on PROFIT, so its only on anything over the £7.5million that Wolves bought him for

Yes its 15% of the profit not 15% of the whole transfer fee

Somebody give this lot a calculator!! 15% of £15m is £2,25m!!!!

What happens if the deal is 10 million now and 2 million add ons ?

Oh right 15% of profit !

It's 15% of the profit. In other words we bought him for 7 million, we sell him for 15 million,so the profit is 8 million. 15% of 8 million is 1.2 million.



30 Jul 2012 09:47:28
Norwich linked with brad jones. Hopefully this means rudd or steer or both can go out on loan

Why would we take him on when all 3 of our keepers have high potential and have all been called up for the age level

I wouldnt be getting excited with this 1 we had him at boro for a number of years very average keeper.

The reason for getting a fourth keeper is so rudd and steer get playing time

Based on the comments coming from Norwich staff Rudd and Steer are possibly better than Jones already

Rudd and Steer are better than Jones. Jones was third choice at Liverpool behind a very mediocre Doni, and when he got the chance he saved a simple penalty and gave away an absurd penalty. Steer and Rudd all the way... {Ed001's Note - to be fair, he had just recently lost his young son, his head was not going to be in the best place for playing football!}

Why would anyone be excited by the signing of a back up keeper anyway? Its just a safety net. He may even be third choice with either Rudd or Steer on the bench depending on who is out on loan.

Norwich worked fast to get Dave Watson to join Hughton, I would imagine sudden movement in the goal keeping area is part of his plan to develop all keepers at the club. He appears to know his onions so I think City will only benefit.



30 Jul 2012 09:32:35
hermann hreidarsson is in talks with league one side Walsall

Veteran hreidarsson (38) is currently a free agent following his release from Portsmouth in may, hreidarsson spent the end of the 2011/12 season on loan at Coventry from Portsmouth

Walsall are doomed.Hes been relegated with every team hes played for in england.Palace , Wimbledon, Ipswich, charlton , porstmouth , coventry

Bring back the Herminator PUP

He weren't on loan it was a permanent deal

A) he wasnt on loan he signed for coventry on a free transfer
b) he is currently doing his coaching badges so will not be looking for a club

Didnt get relegated with Brentford...did he?

At 38 Walsall should stear well clear way to old



30 Jul 2012 09:14:11
Lawrence could leave today with Forest, Birmingham and Wolves looking at him

It's true - Mysource-evening post

Are you saying it's true because it says so in a newspaper. How naive ?



30 Jul 2012 07:19:17
Bristol city close to signing West Ham forward Sam Baldock. should be a done deal in next couple of deals, west ham have excepted a £1.5m bid

Why sign another striker !!, who didnt do well in the champinship, when we have Brett Pitman, and never play him, and Ryan Taylor, as yet untried

Sorry to say Sam Baldock will not be going to Bristol City as he will be going to a London club,

What a quality signing this would be

Would be a good siging. hopefully we can sign gerrard aswell and one more defender and another midfeilder hopefully buzsaky

Yep I have heard this also today

Why? Because neither Pitman, Stead or Taylor have pace to unlock 3 strikers is not enough. We need more flexibility - it's a long old season and need to be able to adapt / change our approach regularly.

Bit harsh on Baldock - did well in The Championship until his injury.

Don't be sorry - unless you are Sam baldock who replied, which I doubt, then you have no idea where he may go.

Brett pitman is on is way to swindon town on friday for a fee of 400k



30 Jul 2012 07:09:12
As far as I was told late last night Ivan Ramis was having a medical today and that West Ham were hoping to sign Joselu & James Collins too

Apparently Collins is depending on Villa buying a centre back from Ipswich

Ramis has done a U Turn and decided to go to Wigan after a personal intervention from Martinez.

This medical didnt happen



30 Jul 2012 01:59:40
Walsall are set to sign trialists
Connor Taylor ( 1 year deal, ex villa youngster)
James Chambers (1 year deal, ex Doncaster Rovers)
Nicky featherstone (1 year deal, ex Hereford United)
Rudy Torres (6 month deal, ex Llaneli and Hibernian)
James Baxendale (6 month deal, ex Doncaster Rovers)

Also Walsall are reported to be in talks with
Ben Parker (ex Leeds) and Dele Adebola (ex Nottingham Forrest)

Torres looked a donkey on saturday , hope your wrong !!



30 Jul 2012 01:18:46
Shrewsbury Town are looking to bring in Southend winger Ryan Hall.

Don't want him. We have enough wingers now.

A very old rumour that has had its why bring it up again?

No way....Graham Turner has his squad sorted for the new season. The only player he will bring in us a striker...

Going to nottingham forest anyway

He would be good

Could have sworn some Shrews fan on here said Hall was joining them weeks ago and it was 100% certain. We laughed then and we're laughing again now - he's far too good to sign for Shrewsbury and will either be off to the Championship in the next few weeks or in January.

You can laugh at us all you like person because it was us that got promotion to L1 not the Southend bottlers!

This isn't about who "bottled" it pal, we'll get up this season no problem as we have a better side this term. That has nothing to do with this at all - fact is Shrewsbury have not a cat-in-hell's chance of signing a player of Ryan Hall's quality. He'll be off to the Championship, he's way way out of your reach. To put into context, Matt Ritchie at Swindon is said to be worth up to £750k.....Hall is of a similar quality. Infact Hally has topped the assists chart in English football two years running. He will be going to a much bigger club than Shrewsbury - infact if he goes to Shrewsbury I'll streak at the Greenhous Meadow, how's that lol?

We don't want him. Mark wrights scored more goals in 2 seasons, than he will in 5 yrs!



30 Jul 2012 00:49:37
Wigan have set an asking price of 2 Million for Conor Sammon

Would not give 2 quid for him !

He'll be rated higher than that, Whealen doesn't give his players away on the cheap. I think he's decent but has probably found his level but he is still young and may progress under a very good coach

Mike aintree

Rated higher than £2million?
He's barely worth 2k!

They bought him for £600k, he rarely starts a game and has scored even less often. So, his value cannot have risen, more like fallen.



30 Jul 2012 00:42:07
Bolton want to take Arsenal reserve team striker Benik Afobe on loan. The England youth international has previously been on loan at Reading and Huddersfield. Arsenal hope he follows in the footsteps of Jack Wilshere with Wilshere and Ryo Miyaichi having gone out on loan to the Reebok Stadium in recent seasons.
Bolton have helped to develop Wilshere and Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge in recent seasons.

Coyle has brought these Young players on and got his team relegated

I hope Afobe dont follow Wilshere because that means he'll be injured for ever

Yeah because he got injured whilst he was at bolton and hasn't played for arsenal since. Is that right?

No disrespect to Afobe but we need an experienced striker not a kid we have plenty of those as it is in Eaves and Odelusi. I know Afobe has been out on loan to Reading and Huddersfield in the past but I can't remember him scoring a hatful of goals could be wrong but we need experience.

I know he still only 18 but dont think afobe will ever play for arsenal proper,rather than couple of league cup games!
does seem to do business at england youth level though

Afobe got about 8 goals in 32 apps for the terriers , hes fast and strong, has a good touch, but lacked a cutting edge.

The loan moves to Bolton got Wilshire, sturrige and myaichi noticed it is a good move for any youth player

Wilshire didn't get injured at Bolton... Don't blame that on us!

Afobe didn't shine at Reading but didn't really get a decent run of games, however the cutting edge comment seems to ring true from the little i did see....Good prospect though but definately not for Arsenal (Reading fan)



30 Jul 2012 00:33:41
Wigan will sign Ramis after Martinez spoke with him

This lad better be good , the amount of messing people about he has done

Comin 2 west ham h COYI!!!

West Ham fans seem jealous that he turned them down for Wigan lol

Until its officially announced, it's probably better off if us Wigan fans didn't start crowing. West Ham can easily afford bigger wages than us & have the added bonus of being a 'London' club. But we can offer him a bigger footballing challenge and probably guaranteed first team football.

Get in, Ramis joins the Latics!!!



30 Jul 2012 00:26:45
Stoke will bid for rangers full back wallace

We desperately need to sign two more attacking fullbacks

Why would anyone pay money for a Rangers player when a week ago they could have gone for free?

Yeh and a complete midfield 2 wingers and 2 good forwards

Kightly is the answer to our attaking fullback problems,Olson would be nice,gutted we missed out on Defoe,would have linked up well

Kightly the answer to our attacking fullback problems... err NO, he attacks fullbacks, he isnt 1 himswelf. DL

Attacking fullback..... he is a flying winger, and easily as talented as Jarvis, hope he stays but at a bargain 30 grand easily a profit to be made should he chose to move on. UTW !



30 Jul 2012 00:10:32
Stoke are trying to sign boyata on a season long loan

Just what Stoke need; another centre back.

Awful player.



30 Jul 2012 00:00:57
wolves have told Sunderland to come back with a realistic offer after a 8m bid for the critical finishing striker

Who is that at Wolves??

Totally agree ! How about a straight swop with Conor Whickham ?

12goals is hardly a critical finisher. He is a championship player. Has been relegated twice during his short time in england

Critical striker? That's a new one

Wouldn't pay 6m

I think the words you are after are clinical striker or is he very ill?

It was 12m not 8

I'm a Norwich fan & think he isn't worth more than 7m .

Its 10, but Wolves are waiting for clubs such as Vile to show their hand

Ok, after the last 8 replys I am still none the wiser as to which player in the wolves squad is either clinical or critical.

Seeing some of the prices in todays market,he is a bargain.

He scored 12 goals in a relegated side who created very few a decent side he should get 20+ much would you pay for that? Surely 10 m plus?

Why is it that everytime safc are linked with a player a die hard villa fan always mentions the 'might of villa'. Well done you bought DB for 24m and turned him into a single figure season striker. You'll probably do the same again in a few years after fletcher signa for us.

Fletcher had the best shots to goals ratio in the entire league though...

He's on the critical list



29 Jul 2012 23:57:41
Southend set to sign an unnamed former no.1 by Wednesday. Stephen Brogan, John Spicer, Peter Leven and Adebayo Akinfenwa may join if Sturrock receives transfer funds from the sale of Bilel Mohsni.

The "unnamed" goalkeeper is Steve Mildenhall.

If the rest is true then Spicer, Brogan and Leven would be decent signings - I highly doubt Akinfenwa will join.



29 Jul 2012 23:48:46
reading publicly said morrison wont go so everyone can stop the nonsense rumours 7m bid in for long

5.5m actually.

Jem will leave Reading I fear as Nick Hammond is messing around with his salary. Agreed Jem is a key player for us so why cant dont we just pay him what he is worth (as new by Danny G is being paid far more). Dont mess this up please Mr Hammond or we will lose him liek we lost Sidwell! = Championship football again for us!

Clarke publicly said that long is 'NOT FOR SALE'

Karacan is vastly overrated. Yes he runs all day but actually does very little work that contributes to a team winning or losing look when he was injured the team marched on and won the league. Guthrie is a different class completely. Karacan will only sit on the bench next season anyway with Legs and Guthrie taking the Centre Mid positions.

Jem will leave Reading I fear as Nick Hammond is messing around with his salary. Agreed Jem is a key player for us so why cant dont we just pay him what he is worth (as new by Danny G is being paid far more). Dont mess this up please Mr Hammond or we will lose him liek we lost Sidwell! = Championship football again for us!

Jem won't be going anywhere.. Not unless he has a flawless first season in the prem and unlike sir Steve I trust Brian in replacing him in the unlikely event he does leave

Modric does very littlework but he is very very overrated. How is Karacan a problem?

I can't believe the how gullible people are when reading the paper. Karacan is staying and for one to say he is overrated I hope you do not have a ST and if you do please rip it up because you are not welcomed. Thankyou

'Karacan is vastly overrated. Yes he runs all day but actually does very little work that contributes to a team winning or losing look when he was injured the team marched on and won the league. Guthrie is a different class completely. Karacan will only sit on the bench next season anyway with Legs and Guthrie taking the Centre Mid positions.'

I agree almost entirely with this but he did have 2-3 blinding games for us last season. Still needed as backup but if anyone offers 3-4 million, i would sell up.

Sell jem no chance season ticket holder probably our best player last season

Jem was a hub in the middle last season, he was like an anchor and he's coming back stronger than ever after that dirty Michael brown tackle.. He's staying put.



29 Jul 2012 23:35:14
Jon Ashton could be 1 of the 3 players signing for Doncaster. He's been Doncaster's main target this summer, missed Stevenage's game on saturday and there was a player at the Keepmoat having a medical with Rovers the same day. Interesting

Ashton was in the crowd at Stevenage on Saturday.

Although he didn't play for Stevenage on Saturday he was at Broadhall Way watching. Must've been someone else at Donny

He had a slight knock so didn't want to agrivate the injury , amazing what gossip there is !

He said there was a player having a medical he didn't say he was the player

The player having a medical was rob jones

As PNE haven't scored six goals in pre-season and won't have goal machine Lee Trundle for months, I should keep quiet about how good other teams players are.

Jon Ashton will stay with Stevenage Fc



29 Jul 2012 23:30:36
expect a barcelona youth player at bolton next season. bolton are playing a friendly vs barcolona b soon and after the game bolton and barcelona will have a loaning link for barcelona to send promising youths to bolton.

Bolton not the only team playing barca this pre season.

Obviously, but none of the other teams have built links with barcelona. As well as real madrid, Chelsea and arsenal. That's the point.

No but bolton are one of the only teams that are recognised for being great at getting young players to play to their full potential, jack wilshere, daniel sturridge to name a few

I suppose a loan spell at Bolton will get them playing that stylish football that you see in the Barca first team, I reckon if messi or xavi had a season at Bolton first they would be better players than they are today

Obviously you've not been to the Reebok of late. We do actually play some good stuff these days, not always or very seldom effective when you've got/had Reo-Choker, Zat Knight and people of that ilk stumbling around a football pitch (I can't bring myself to call them players because they're god awful. If we had got Messi or Xavi on loan once upon a time those boys would make the football Coyle is trying to impose on his team actually work. If this was the good old days under Big Sam, we'd have been playing 'hoof ball' (but being europa league and champions league contenders - as per 2006-2007). Never mind I suppose playing beautiful football is the be all and end all at some clubs. Hoof ball has been tried and tested as a success and I wish we were still playing that today. At least we would still be a top 10 prem team.



29 Jul 2012 22:53:08
Crystal Palace youngster Jonathan Williams has be attracting lots of attention from the Premier League, from Reading mostly.
If this happened it would mean Reading would let Jem Karacan leave on loan with a view for a permanent deal to Nottingham Forest.
This would take the place of Lewis McGugan and he would leave to Southampton

What a load of garbage. Karacan was probably our best player last season so we wouldnt even sell him to a team outside the top 6 of the prem let alone a poor championship team. Dream on

Karacan is wanted by newcastle or he will stay not gonna go to forest

Jem Karacan is a key player for Reading.... Not going to happen!

C'mon... as if we would sell our best player from last season. No way would we sell Jem, he will be a key player next year

We wouldnt sell williams anyway the team will be built around him and zaha

Never Karacan is world class

Jem isnt going anywhere

We wouldn't sell Williams when our squad is so small. Plus he has not much Championship experience as he was injured for a lot of last season, he wouldn't get into a Premier League team. - Palace Fan

Theres more chance of palace signing messi than letting williams go

A poor championship team

you only just got promoted lets see how your season turns out for you before you start shouting your mouth off.

'Never Karacan is world class' bit extreme adel taarabt was rumoured to be world class the season before last yet again it was only a rumour.

I am a Reading fan and I am absolutely astounded that people think Karacan is awesome. He is very average at best if Newcastle came in with a 3-4 million offer i would snap there hands off! He is far too small to play a physical game and will be completely out of his depth in the Prem whole reason we signed Guthrie.

Wouldn't get in the Forest team.

'Never Karacan is world class'
Why extreme?
He plays like Modric does and Modric is world class apparently

I am a Reading fan and I am absolutely astounded that people think Karacan is awesome. He is very average at best if Newcastle came in with a 3-4 million offer i would snap there hands off! He is far too small to play a physical game and will be completely out of his depth in the Prem whole reason we signed Guthrie.

I dont think you are a real loyal royal!

Karacan is not a top flight player, Nottingham Forest won't want him they are building towards promotion so they want some players who would make it in the top flight (I'm a neutral party I support neither Reading or Forrest I support Bristol Rovers, don't mock). I reckon Karacan should be in league one.

Jon Williams is not going anywhere his brother works with me things will happen soon just keep the faith boys dougie will come good trust him he is sound we don't need big names like Wayne bridge palace are better than that

'Karacan should be in league one' that is the most ridiculous comment I have ever heard. He's a good championship player at worst and a lower premier league player at best. Enjoy your scrap in league two Bristol Rovers fan with your trip to York City

Some poor blind stupid people here. Karacan is immense he is constantly harassing players breaking up their attacks and starting our own. Our game completely changed after Karacan was injured yes. But it changed for the worse.

I'm a Southampton fan and I promise you Karacan is way above league 1 level. Absolutely ridiculous comment.

'I reckon Karacan should be in league one'

Is a statement made by someone who has clearly never watched him play. He does what other players won't do, the dirty work! He doesn't stand out, he only scores once and a while but he is very much like Scott Parker and just gets in the keeps it simple and keeps the ball

Karachan is not as good as you guys think. I disagree with the Rovers fan but he's a Championship player at best. I reckon he'll be out of his depth in the Prem although he's not the only one I'd put in that category.

None of the reading players are really that good. Jason Roberts was the reason you got promoted

If karacan gets a good start he will get recognised but h is a fighter but anything could happen. The only certainty is that he will be a reading player next season



29 Jul 2012 22:42:37
Leeds to cash in on unsettled striker Ross Mcormack to West Ham United with a deal that sees the forward and £1.5 million to get Nicky Maynard in return
Beef 123

Thats good business i must say myself new start new team MoT

So why has Warnock said he wants to keep him then?

Wrong way round mate, maynard plus 1.5 for rossco

More selling off your best players, and replacing them with the old guard under Warnock and Bates, Leeds will struggle this season to stay out of trouble, expect another poor season , unless you get the new money in and they splash the cash.

Dont talk rubbish ,the team we have already good enough to challenge for promotion,go back to ur own site, wherever that is

Love to know what team you support if you think leeds are going to struggle the only place where going after this season is back to the prem where we belong

Rosco,s rated at 2.5mill add 1.5mill and that equals =Maynard int worth 4mill



29 Jul 2012 22:40:36
Emmanuel Adebayor wants to go back to either Tottenham Hotspur or Real Madrid after successful loan spells at both, but Tottenham can't afford him and Real don't want or need him and rich Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala are looking at him to play upfront with Samuel Eto'o

He will end up Anzi then.



29 Jul 2012 22:38:35
port vale have agreed a fee in prinicipal for tns striker greg draper. the deal will go through ounce keith ryders takeover deal is approved by the football league

Who told you this ?

You mean if it goes through Watch this space as they say.



29 Jul 2012 22:34:10
Gills manager has asked about the availability of Scott barron for transfer



29 Jul 2012 22:34:03
Reading to sign Craig Bellamy on 2 year deal


Good player but could we afford his wages?

Is this just reading fans dreaming after him playing well for team GB?

Reading signing the world again. Won't happen

Are u sure , back to Cardiff i think

Bellamy is coming home to Cardiff according anybody you speak to at Vale of Glamorgan

I'm a reading fan and Cardiff can have him we don't need him.



29 Jul 2012 22:31:09
Bradford City trying to tie up a deal to bring in Jake Jervis from Birmingham City on a 6 month loan



29 Jul 2012 21:54:47
walsall are set to sign james chambers,sam mantom (season lond loan),nicky featherstone,rudy torres and also ben parker

Get some money together and invest in mantom because we will make millions when we sell him to a bigger club;



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