Football Rumours Archive April 06 2012


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05 Apr 2012 23:14:29
Happy 90th Birthday Sir Tom Finney.

from all at the seaside
Mr.Roller Coaster(20)(9)Many thanks,at last a birthday shout for 1 of the greatest football players around,too many poeple use the word LEGEND too often but sir Tom Finney is and allways will be a LEGEND and its taken until 11pm until someone has mentioned his name on his 90th birthday on a footy page..shame on you all!
SIR TOM FINNEY...FOOTBALL LEGEND..happy 90th fella! {Ed001's Note - and it was a Blackpool fan saying happy birthday to a Preston legend!}A very happy birthday sir tom from a wolves fan.Thxs to the lasher fanThankyou, sadly Toms mind is not his own which is just as well as i shudder to think of his opinion of the shambloic goings on on the famous pitch he once graced. Happy Birthday Sir Tom.
To the PNE players, the shirt is yours to loan. Whether you decide to wear it and become legendary and part of Preston Folklore like Tom or just get it dirty to make a living from is your choice!!How can you 'disagree' with a 90-year-old man's birthday? Did the seven who did have special dispensation from their carers before they pressed 'disagree'?


05 Apr 2012 18:41:18
Southampton interested in signing goalkeeper Ben Foster to replace ageing kelvin davis if the club make it to the prem.(25)(25)No chance why would he go there ???Why would we want him?Same reason he went to West Brom and Birmingham I guessGotta be better than where he currently is.Kelvin still only 34. That's pretty young for a keeper... :LI would keep Davis over Foster. Foster is a good shot stopper but clueless on crosses. Stoke got rid of him and so did Man UHe wont go to southampton as he knows they are still a chumpionship side, Fulham more like if Blues will sell.


05 Apr 2012 18:33:29
Southampton and Newcastle have both made bids for Jay Rodriguez (Burnley). Eddie Howe says he will be sold this summer.(29)(9)Yep to saints, tried in jan but will be back with a bigger offer in the summer coyr!!! {Ed003's Note - Eddie Howe has not said anything of the sort,but a big offer would likely see him leave, a very good prospect in my opinion }Norwich are preparing one too...


05 Apr 2012 18:29:11
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay on the one man short list to replace Big Sam should West Ham fail to go up.

Malky see's this as a stepping stone to get to manage Celtic in the future. And he also see's West Ham as a far bigger club than Cardiff.(22)(13) 

To be honest most west ham fans see the club as bigger than most, big sam is right their all deluded.Only position Malky would take is as Scotland's national manager (heard that steps are already underway to get him in and Levein out).The malky mackay that recently signed a new contract at cardiff.... west ham big club my arse


05 Apr 2012 17:11:42
Matt Jarvis from Wolves to Stoke for £6 million asa the transfer window opens Pulis knows talent when he sees it

Berbatov to move to Galatasaray not sure for how much though

Hoilett to Liverpool on free transfer

All pretty sure will happen. And for those who will say stupid to the berbatov one a pre-contract has already been agreed. Fergie doesn't want him at Old Trafford any more.(23)(9)Rumour is he's on his way to southampton, if they get promotion.6m for Jarvis not a chance if they go down and do stoke need him? is he a stoke style player NO.Yes he is a stoke style player NOW. If you have watch stoke to past couple of seasons you will see that they play with 2 wingers to supply crosses to they 2 tall strikers. this is exactly what jarvis does, beat a player, get to the by-line and put in a decent cross. therefore would be an excellent buy for stoke.The problem with Jarvis is he can beat players ,score a goal but is useless at crossing.You obviously know NOTHING about Stoke above. Of course he is a Stoke style player..........they use two out and out wingers and Pulis has tried to sign him twice before.It will cost you more than 6 million are you a silly baggieIf Pulis knows talent when he sees it, why did he buy Cameron Jerome? May be he is building a team with surnames that start with J.Jarvis has been linked with better clubs than stoke.
hoillet to bayern munich is done deal however waiting until transfer window.

up the wolvesJarvis is overrated best to stop atwolves in league 1


05 Apr 2012 17:07:35
Whittingham will not move why would he he's obviously happy here and he's married to a girl from penarth(7)(25)Because there's bigger better teams that would want himBe in premier league team next yearUntil a bigger club offers him decent money he's happy you mean :-)Shows how much you know whitts ain't married. And he's off so get used to life without himNCFC want himEven if he has married a girl from Penarth it's possible she could move with him.


05 Apr 2012 17:05:42
Yes Ross McCormack did leave Cardiff for a reason to play for a club that's not managed by david jones(15)(3) 



05 Apr 2012 15:21:40
Some Stoke rumours from the ground today
and the meet the press
Diao out.....already publicised
Woodgate may return to Leeds although Norwich intetested
Huth not decided on his future at Stoke
Jones interesting 2 Prem clubs and Malaga
Southampton intetested in Sorensen
Many fringe players set to leave

Jarvis at Wolves a real major target. Stoke enquired in Jan but Wolves wanted Whelan
Stoke made two ambitious enquiries to Man U

Stoke looking to raid Chelsea for two players who are available in the permanent one on loan(15)(7)Sorensen would be great for us and good competition for davisWhat makes you say Malaga are interested in jones? Source?Malaga and QPR enquired re Jones in Jan. Sorensen back up for Kelvin Davis :-) Yeah right and maybe you'll get Van Persie as back up for Lambert as well


05 Apr 2012 15:10:23
somen tchoyi to wigan(10)(11)Very much doubt it your going downAccording to this site wigan will sign:
salif diao
somen tchoyi
matthew upson
dont wigan have restricted funds and these players will cost 10 million for all 3


05 Apr 2012 13:53:27
matthew upson to wigan(5)(17)Nope going to saintsYess wigan not stains :)Upson going to China it seems. already had an offer for him. MLS team interested as well.


05 Apr 2012 13:39:58
chelsea going for hazard, modric and ba in a deal worth over £100 million(11)(36)You can buy Ba for about £8m.
Modric for about £40m
Hazard for £30m
total: £78mSorry guys but Chelsea had a bid turned down of 40mil for Luka modric so they won't get him for 30mil everybody knows that tottenham chairman will bring in Remy,hazard already in the summer to keep modric happy cheersNot a chance. Don't need players like Hazard, need players of more substance.
Modric has had an ok season, not a £40million season, Spurs will overcharge as they don't urgently need to sell and they are selling to a prem club. Chelsea have learnt from the Torres incident.

Comment above is wrong. Overall valuation of £100mil is reasonable, possibly 10mil too high. Ba is worth more than £8million. Toon are in no rush to sell after the £35mil from Carroll.Hazard and ba for 20 mil..interestingBa apparently has a buy out clause for £7 mill, Hazards buy out is 40 mill euros roughly£34 mill, so a total of £41 mill pounds so that would mean paying over £59 mill for Luka. I'm sure even Daniel Levy would be tempted by that but I don't see any of it happeningAnd how can "a" deal cover three selling clubsBa nearly 30 way past his sell by date
hazard min 50 million
modric min 40 million


05 Apr 2012 12:08:22
southampton to make speculative bid for kalou although player wants to stay . His departure is becoming more and more imminant(20)(20)Get realWould be a good signing for usAt first thoughts this seems outrageous. However, Saints are in the Market for prem quality players, and chelsea will be shifting the dead weight for next season, so it is likely they are making a "speculative bid". It seems unlikely it will go through, but it's not massively off the clubs ambitions. Would love for this to happenNo chance hahaSouthampton arent promoted yet.... how do you know that they might loose all remaining games?Doubt they will lose all their remaining games, but in the position they are in, it would not be unrealistic to believe they havent started enquiring on the premise that they do get promoted. If they don't go up then the deal simply wouldn't go through.


05 Apr 2012 11:11:52
Swindon are interested in shrewsburys striker Collins, they will make a move in the summer.(13)(5)Why when shrews could also be promoted along with the mad mans swindon (paola di canio)


05 Apr 2012 11:04:40
barnsley jacob butterfield could be on his way to newcastle in the summer fee up to 2k
source/daily mirror(13)(14)2 thousand poundss thats a bargain :)Sorry he's on his way to the saints and it will be for more then 2k lolI'm a Saints fan and I know for a fact he's not coming here unfortunately. Good little player but he's off to the Premiership in the summer. Newcastle and also Fulham sniffing around.Saints will be in the premier league next season lol so 3 teams after him then lol


05 Apr 2012 10:52:27
Posh linked with/have agreed to sign:

Nat Knight-Percival
Kyle McFadzean
Shaun Brisley
Tyrone Barnett
Paul Pogba (loan)
Oliver Norwood (loan)
Joshua King (loan)

Also interested in:
Jamie Vardy - Fleetwood
Paul Coutts
Ishmael Miller
Simon Cox

Joe Lewis
Paul Jones
George Boyd
Paul Taylor
Nicky Ajose

They also have a short list of defenders, wingers and strikers to replace the players that leave.(6)(22)Smon Cox? Keep dreamingPosh couldent afford vardyPoppycockPogba is a Man Utd sub he won't join,don't think they will sell all those players, Miller rather stay at Forest and Vardy will go to Leicester or someone, a team that will press for the Premier LeagueBarnett,Percival and Brisley are done deals, cant see us taking the Man Utd lads as Fergie despite his reputation has never really done that at Posh, Dont think Paul Jones will be leaving although others will be


05 Apr 2012 10:17:26
If Wolves are relegated Norwich City will make a move for their midfielder David Davis
reports suggest they will offer somewhere in the region of £1.25m-850k(8)(23)Team will be rebuilt around Davis - Not a chance birdmenHe is a player that goes on loan to League 1 sides so he might go to NorwichNot a chance in hellDavis has been guaranteed 1st team place if wolves go down and they dont want money they are financially secureDont need him and would rather have Whittingham


05 Apr 2012 08:49:15
Huddersfield Town are rumoured to be in talks with Oldham mildfielder Chris Taylor(11)(4)Gud playerDoubt that very much done his knee ligaments in againt brentford tuesday so going to be out for around 6 months


05 Apr 2012 02:18:14
Transfer targets fpr the summer:
Arsenal: Lukas Podolski - Cologne - £12 million
Aston Villa: Jermaine Jones - Schalke - £8.5 million
Blackburn: Bolo Zenden - Unattached
Bolton: Gregg Wylde - Rangers - Free
Chelsea: Kaka - Real Madrid - £18 million
Everton: Steven Fletcher - Wolves - £6 million
Fulham: Andre Pierre Gignac - Marseille - £7 million
Liverpool: Junior Hoilett - Blackburn - £7.5 million
Manchester City: Eden Hazard - Lille - £40 million
Manchester United: Xherdan Shaqiri - Basel - £17.5 million
Newcastle: Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham - £10.5 million
Norwich: Ricky Lambert - Southampton - £5 million
QPR: Kenwyne Jones - Stoke City - £6 million
Stoke: Ji Sung Park - Manchester United - £6.5 million
Sunderland: Stephen Warnock - Aston Villa - £6 million
Swansea: Hugo Rodallega - Wigan - £4.5 million
Tottenham: Giuseppe Rossi - Villarreal - £12.5 million
West Brom: Steven Naismith - Rangers - £3 million
Wigan: Somen Tchoyi - West Brom - £2.8 million
Wolves: Nikola Zigic - Birmingham - £2 million
GOT THESE OFF OF A VERY VERY RELIABLE SOURCE!!(6)(57)Shaqiri already signed for bayern munchenShakqiri has already presigned for bayern.

Custom Made xYep and Hoilett's contract will have expired so any fee would be set by a tribunalDon't see Norwich getting Ricky Lambert either, he's committed his future to the club stating he wants to see his career out there. They're promotion is looking inevitable, just need to record 3 wins with West Hoof losing one, and its sealed. If they are up, then there would be no reason to sell a star striker to a club they will be battling to avoid relagation with.All BSAnd Kranjcar worth 10+million.... you deludedI have to admit as a spurs fan I am suprised that Nico is worth £10m.
also Hazard is not going to Man City, I know that for a fact!Wylde allready signed for boltonVilla haven't got 8.5 million to spend on players they're looking at free and loan signingsTchoyi is out of contract in the summerSorry but looking at the comment above - Villa said they are willing to buy a few big money players.
Its the wages not transfer fees that we worry on.
Naismith is not joining WBA though.Even though im a Norwich fan, i too can't see us signing Ricky Lambert. Ricky Lambert would be a great signing but with Southampton almost promoted (bar a couple of wins) i think it would cost any club (not just Norwich) more than £5m.
The guy just knows where the goal is, these sort i've players cost alot of money as we all know.Is zigic any good cos if he is wolves wont buy him,they dont know how to buy a good player just look at the crap we have allready.If more than 3 of these happen i will eat my metal studded football bootsI hope lambert comes to Norwich...Lambert is agood player but norwich need a fast nimble st. Southampton wiuld be daft to sell him to anyone


05 Apr 2012 01:48:21
Gylfi Sigurdsson is interesting arsenal as Arsene Wenger has been talking to Brian McDermott about the player(13)(17)Would love to see Gylfi playing for a top 4 club, he really deserves it.Saints want him so watch this space"Saints want him so watch this space"

Dream on, he is far too good for them. Their are much bigger and better clubs out there after him.Brian mcdermott is in charge of reading and swansea boss BRENDAN RODGERS only has gylfi sigurdsson on loan from hoffienheimBrian McDermott?'Brian mcdermott is in charge of reading and swansea boss BRENDAN RODGERS only has gylfi sigurdsson on loan from hoffienheim'

Sigurdsson used to play for Reading


04 Apr 2012 23:00:49
Paul Ince in the frame to take Burton Albion job(7)(12)Hes also linked with wolves and bournmouth


04 Apr 2012 22:25:43
Leeds United Updates:

Paul Robinson will sign on a free transfer on May 1st, when his contract at Bolton expires.

George Boyd will snub any interested championship clubs, including Leeds and Burnley, in the hope of playing premiership football next season.

Neil Warnock wants to sign 15 players in the summer and will have talks with owner Ken Bates after Leeds' game against Derby this month.

Billy Paynter, Leigh Bromby, Mikael Forssell, Mika Vayrynen, Ben Parker and Paul Connolly will all be sold this summer, as Warnock seeks to get rid of - quote Warnock - 'dead wood'.

Paddy Kenny would love to link up with Warnock again and is rumoured to sign this coming transfer window. This comes after Mark Hughes confirmed his interest in signing a new keeper, with Rob Green rumoured to sign for QPR.(11)(8)Well Boyd will have to wait a bloody long time if he thinks he can jump up to the premiership level, he's too in and out of form player,Boyd has got real ability, but no pace. That's why he's not a premiership player now.Good luck with selling that lot. He'll do well to get one stick from a Twix and before you tell me to concentrate on my own team......I'm a Leeds fan.


04 Apr 2012 19:28:47
swansea are hoping to bring ado den haag midfielder jens toornstra(3)(9)


04 Apr 2012 19:27:34
newcastle are to move for defenders erick peters and centre back douglas in the summer both currentl playing in holland.(21)(4)


04 Apr 2012 19:25:10
man city have struck a deal with young anderlecht star mathias bossaerts(13)(7)


04 Apr 2012 19:22:21
a host of clubs including man utd,inter milan,juventus and bayern munich are tracking young vrazilian midfielder lucas moura.the player already capped by brazil is thought to be interested in a move to a high profile european team from current club sao paolo(11)(5)He is a quality player...


04 Apr 2012 19:20:10
arsenal tracking feyenoord winger giorgino winjaldium(5)(14)


04 Apr 2012 18:53:47
Steven Naismith to sign for West Brom in the summer for £2,500,000 but could rise to £3,000,000 with add on fees.(13)(18)Should that not read 250,000? 2.5m is a lot for an unknown player from Scotland.Naismith is worth more like £6m in my opinion.
West Brom can have heskey for free.Heskey to wolves or leicester,
naismith to un named league 1 club.Rangers wont sell naismith unless the clubs debt doubles and then add on 10 million


04 Apr 2012 18:41:40
Man Utd's Park has become a target for Stoke City as he looks set to leave Man Utd in the Summer with a number of squad players.

Berbatov is wanted by PSG(12)(17)How can u not believe rhis is true it will so happen


04 Apr 2012 17:47:44
Burnley will snap up George Boyd from Peterborough for around £950k after the midfielder was transfer listed by the club after not accepting a new contract offer.(7)(18)Cant see itIsnt he available on a free?No he will have a year leftGeorge has bigger things on his mind than little old Burnley!What he has on his mind and what he gets are two different things, deffo not premiership levelVery underarated player in my opinion. Would do a cracking job for many sides in the lower half of the prem and those in the top 6 of the championshipVery skillful, very one paced. If he was two yards quicker he would have been in the prem 3 seasons


04 Apr 2012 17:39:58
Yeovil Town are hoping to sign loan duo Franks and Grounds on a permament basis in the summer(6)(8)


04 Apr 2012 16:59:32
Newcastle will sign Bayern leverkusen's left sided midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta as he is a free in the summer!!! You remember the Swiss?? He scored 2 against England at Wembley??(10)(18)Anybody could score two goals against england with the crap managers we keep having.


04 Apr 2012 16:56:07
jermaine beckford to huddersfield(5)(44)I wish he has only just movedWhy are we starting a donkey sanctuary ?You could'nt afford him you dreamer, and he is never mentioned for sale anywhere else but on this site where some saddo just keeps inventing rumours until he/she gets one right!, Do Leic even want to sell him??.........NO!!!


04 Apr 2012 16:53:14
Chelsea will attempt to sign Marek Hamsik as they see him as the ideal long term replacement for Frank Lampard.

Also, Dider Drogba will only sign a new contract if Chelsea hire Jose Mourinho.(18)(17)


04 Apr 2012 16:23:53
Tips for the Masters now available - follow the link:


04 Apr 2012 15:43:00
Jody Morris and Alan mannus to sign contract extensions at st johnstone(6)(4)


04 Apr 2012 14:59:19
Newcastle to sign Jan Vertonghen, Erik Peiters and Louis Saha in order to compete in Europe next season.(8)(37)Vertonghen would never sign for newcastle nor saha , what a dreamer.Louis Saha is a free in the summer, so very chance he would love a return to Newcastle... Vertonghen is a long shotTheres no need for saha, with Cisse, Ba, Best, Sammy and Shola Ameobi. The other two are most likely out of the list.Ba and cisse out every january sammy ameobi not a striker so saha is possible vertongHen no he will cost more than 15 million and probably go to bayern or arsenal
Douglas and cissokho are more releastic targetsWhy wouldn't vertonghen or saha sign?

ben arfa, cabaye, cisse, ba all opted for the toon over other clubs... santon tooVertonghen is only worth £8m and I dont think we will get him anyway I think we will get Douglas from FC Twente and Pieters as you rightly said for £5m from PSV. But Saha is noLois saha plays for spurs and they will play europe next season whereas toon are lucky to finish to 6


04 Apr 2012 14:55:43
Blackburn will sell up to at least 8 first- team players if they get relegated.

Martin Olsson (Galatasary)
David Goodwillie (Celtic or Championship side)
Mauro Formica
Paul Robinson
Scott Dann (Stoke)
Michel Salgado (Will be sold regardless of relegation)
Junior Hoillett (Contract expired - Tottenham or Liverpool)(22)(12)David Goodwillie to Celtic "or a Championship side". If Blackburn get relegated they WILL be a Championship side...I can certainly see this happening, maybe not all 8 at once, but definitely see Martin Olsson moving to Galatasaray the Turkish sideAnother Championship sideFormica(Top championship side)
Robinson( Reading, West ham, Southampton or Lecister)
Yakubu( Decent premiership side)You will be a championship sideRobinson wont be going to saints reading or whu unless they sell they're current no.1sHoillet will go to bayern munichGoodwillie will not sign for Celtic - he's a Rangers fan and has integrity... and a decent right uppercut!


04 Apr 2012 14:02:14
Take it how you will but I did break the Crouch, Upson, Woodgate and news amongst others.

A few outs at Stoke on the cards.
Pennant has created a lot of interest but the player wants to stay despite his problems- was talk of a swap with Everton's Coleman in Jan.
Jones is interesting a few clubs including Norwich and Soton.
Etherington is wanted by A Villa who failed in a bid before. Everton interested also
A lot of fringe players to move on including Upson, Tonge, Soares etc

Targets include Jarvis and Ward at Wolves.

A main target for Stoke is Charlie Adam who Liverpool are keen to unload if a subsidary deal can be agreed

Stoke are still keen to bring in Defoe which had been on-going for some months.

Still a lot of uncertainty over Huth's future(8)(22)A lot of talk in Wolverhampton of Jarvis to Stoke. Wilkinson the other way.Defoe won't go to stoke hes a family man, very close to his immediate family, one of the reasons he didn't really settle at I doubt a trip up north would happen..sorryAdam,in your dreamsCan't say am bothered if we sign Adam or not but have decent info rather than nonsensical opinion like yourself based on nothing. Defoe moving is a sticking point but his house is for sale on a certain web site .Why would coalman or adam go to stoke, and do you know they are both under six foot, and have never played rugby in their life !Stoke and Sunderland are both apparently after Adam who will more than likely leave in the Summer it seems. Can see one of the two landing him to be honest. Also heard that Liverpool and Leverkusen are both interested in Huth.Never mind the rest, why would everton swap a talented young player for pennant?Etherington to Villa?
Villa the club that had Ashley Young? I'm sorry but I think you have this confused with a rubbish club not a decent club.So you want ward let me know what time you want him i will have him there earlyI agree- why would Etherington go to Villa and get involved in a relegation scrap? They HAD Ashley Young you're right :-)Ward is not very good and jarvis will probably end up at everton or sunderland


04 Apr 2012 13:50:31
CB Matt Upson - £500,000
CM Grant Leadbitter - Free
ST Jay Rodriguez - £5,000,000

CB Radhi Jaidi - Retired
LB Ryan Dickson - Undisclosed Fee - Leyton Orient
ST Jonathan Forte - Undisclosed Fee - Notts County
ST Ryan Doble - Free Transfer - Torquay United
CB Harlee Dean - Free Transfer - Brentford
LM Lee Holmes - Free Transfer - Swindon Town(21)(17)Rodriguez on a free, coz contract expiredRodriguez has just accepted a new contract extension which will keep him at Burnley until 2014. he will not be leaving for £5m as we rejected a £6.5m offer from Stoke.What about hooper,ha haDo not need hooper he s
happy playing in minor
league of scotland


04 Apr 2012 13:33:36
LA Galaxy want Alessandro Nesta on a free transfer(17)(12)


04 Apr 2012 12:08:12
West Brom set to make a shock bid for Middlesbrough midfielder Nicky Bailey; who's contract expires in the summer.

Source - SSN(14)(10)I think Celtic were looking at him too but don't think he'd come to Scotland if an EPL club is in for him.Does not expire till 2013, so they will have to bid a few millionWill that be the same shock as naismith zzz


04 Apr 2012 11:54:50
Chesterfield and Walsall are monitoring Barrow striker Adam Boyes situation, Boyes is out of contract in the summer and has scored 15 goals this season(5)(10)


04 Apr 2012 11:35:14
Shinji Kagawa to reject a new contract
at Borussia Dortmund

he will sign for man utd in the summer(7)(23)He has all ready signed his contact extensionWhere did u hear he has signed a new contract


04 Apr 2012 11:15:58
CSKA Moskow striker Seydou Doumbia will be moving to the prem this summer with a likely destination Chelsea for around £25m.(14)(11)


04 Apr 2012 09:53:38
TIM HOWARD to Arsenal for £2millon(4)(48)Hmmm. Presumably this is the contribution of a very bored Kopite, as it makes no sense on any level - Arsenal don't need a first choice 'keeper (which Howard would surely demand to be); Everton don't want to lose him; Howard himself has recently given several interviews in which he's stated how happy he is at Everton; and £2 million is a laughably low sum.Are you drunk mate? change that to about £10m and you're halfway there.Everton are trying to offer him another contract so I would think that's not going to happen.

melwing28Poster no. 2 I believe you must be drunk yourself, as good a keeper as we all know him to be he is not worth 20m.A keeper that scores..... worth 20 mil of anyones money ;-)

WESTYArsenal have tried twice to sign Sorensen in the last 18 months so they are after a new keeper. Rumours that Hennessey is a target in the SummerAND, before his first game, he will ride around the pitch on shergare, led by lord lucan.Poster no. 4 - he started it!!!!!!Not good enough for arsenalYeah Right because Arsenal have such great quality keepers :-)


04 Apr 2012 09:16:15
Southampton are interested in Stoke defender Matthew Upson as reported in the Sun and the Daily Mirror. Also in the Sun before the South Coast Derby this weekend its says that Portsmouth striker Kanu could be heading to Qatari club Al-Arabi.(20)(12)Would make sense as they wanted him in Jan but Stoke said noHe wants a move to londonPersonally, I would rather we avoid old has-beens that will demand high wages. We have arguably the best CB pairing in our division, and theyre both young. No need to break the bank for someone that won't play immediately, and in't better than our current players. Would be bad business.Actually the few games he's played for Stoke he's been very impressive. Think you're exaggerating re your CB pairing of course but the blond lad (Zak?) looks real impressive. Soton did try to loan Upson but China looks like his next move


04 Apr 2012 09:06:51
Southampton are going to save matthew upson from his stoke city nightmare in the summer(20)(9)I heard reading were looking at him, take from that what you will, its probably just lazy journalism as he spent some time on loan at reading beforeMatthew Upson been linked with a move to China again this week


04 Apr 2012 08:13:25
DEAL AGREED !! Norwich City WILL sign Arsenal's South Korean striker Park Ju Young on a season long loan in the summer.
The deal includes an option to buy the player at the end of the 2012/13 season if Norwich choose to do so(34)(10)How do u know??... Source?


03 Apr 2012 23:35:58
Derby County have had a bid for Preston North End striker Ian Hume rejected.(10)(20)Hume as said he wont leave pneHes.s lost interest GET RID along with coutts.


03 Apr 2012 21:52:06
New York Red Bulls To sign Stephen Ireland and Alessandro Nesta !

and former goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul to sign for Blackburn(6)(31)Ireland isn't leaving he's getting first team football and Villa and he loves it hereAVFC have announced that Stephen Ireland is going no-where.
Though you can have Heskey?You clearly dont know how mls works they already have there 3 designated players


03 Apr 2012 20:50:26
Saints in: Adam Hammill, Michail antonio
source Lawrie Mc(8)(22)I think if saints were going to sign Antonio they would have done so this season, not sure hes going to be able to cut it in the championship let alone the premCan't see this happening,Adam might be able to show a bit in Premiership if we make it,but like other poster, Antonio couldn't cut it in the Championship so he'd be totally out of his depth in Premier.Given Lawrie can't get past the front door at St Mary's these days, I'm not convinced by any rumour with his name attached.

Antonio has always done well on loan with Div 1 clubs but can't get into the Reading side so unlikely to hack it in the Premiership. Can't see either player being a challenge to what we have alreadyLawrie mc would nt say anything
like that so do nt drag him int
it silly talk


03 Apr 2012 19:09:34
Fact, posted on BBC sport and in Japanese newspaper! :( {Ed025's Note - and to what is this pertaining?..(7)(6)Dont argue ed,, it's a fact lolLolol, knowledge is power, and this guy is not sharing any power


03 Apr 2012 19:06:07
Curtis Nelson and Luke Young have both signed extensions to their contracts at Plymouth Argyle. COYG(9)(9)


03 Apr 2012 17:17:57
bacelona have joined the race for ajax defender vertonghan(9)(26)


03 Apr 2012 17:16:56
alesandro nesta is ready to snub a new deal at milan and join juventus(4)(26)Hes going to New York Red Bulls


03 Apr 2012 17:14:41
rel madrid are likely to make a massive bid in the summer for gareth amongst other big european giants are interested by will stuggle to fund the deal leaving madrid clear favourites(18)(20)Mourinho is willing to let a number of very good players go this summer with Di Maria,Higuain,Kaka,Kheidra,Diarra and Albiol some of the names facing the axe despite some good individual perfomances throughout the season. Mourinho wants Bale,Thiago Silva,Essien,Aguero and Kagawa Ed025's Note - di maria will be a great signing for someone!..I'd take di maria Higuain in exchange


03 Apr 2012 16:59:35
reports in spain have again surface the segio kun aguero is wanted by real madrid.the argentine isin his debut season at man city and currently tops the scoring charts but its thought he would relish a move to the spanish giants and move back home to spain,
gonzalo higuain wouldbe used as bait;.(9)(16)Utter crap "currently tops the goal scoring charts" emm no he doesnt van persie does and then its rooney.Aguero is ArgentinianI didn'nt realise Madrid has in Aguero's homeland of Argentina. Utter Rubbish


03 Apr 2012 16:56:40
I have heard the Baggies have made a bid for Naismith from rangers. who the hell is this guy and why are we bidding for rubbish from the spl? I had to google him as I've never even heard the name, he has dodgy knees and garbage stats. we should be aiming higher than dross like this.(21)(9)Sounds like he'll fit in nicely!! {Ed025's Note - he is a damned good player mate..Here we go again another person that knows nothing about football, "rubbish league" "poor league" "not even league 2 standard" blah blah. Saying you've never even heard of him shows more of your poor knowledge about football then the poorer quality in the spl, which of course has to happen because unlike the epl the spl teams to not get £40 million a year for stupid television rights, there lucky to get £5 million, would to see the state of the epl if all the tv rights were taken away. And just to finish my rant naismith has scored 9 goas this season and hes been out injured since November, which is the same as your top scorer Odemwingie, 3 of which came against an incredibly poor wolves and he has also played 25 games this season, so to finished his "garbage stats" aren't so "garbage" compared to the strikers that currently play for west brom.You would be lucky to get him,dont know him get out more,numbskullTo good for you thats for sureI'm with the other guy, I thought there was a Naismith who was a defender for Celtic? Has he been converted to a forward? Anyway, doesn't sound like he's good enough for the Premiership, never a good sign if nobody has heard of him!He could play and start for alot of Premier League, as can Hooper, Davis, Goian, Whittaker, Lafferty, Waymana, Ledley, Ki and many moreOdemwinge is a lot better than Naismith and not playing in a pub league!And Naismith scored 2 of his goals against Dunfermline. This guy sounds like a cracking player! A brace against the mighty Dunfermline. What are they? Conference standard? West Brom could buy him then loan him out to Braintree to get him up to speed with the English game I suppose.Naismith is a cracking player, guy scored against Spain after they won the euro and world championships, so I take it there a pub nation? Big headed gits, Naisy is twice the player Fortune is aswell and how many goals has he scored? eh eh eh? the silence is deafeningHaha bless they do get in a mood when faced with the facts. Scottish football is so bad the only two teams worth recognising are trying to join the English leagues. I'm guessing its for financial reasons but they'd have to start at league two level where there is no money and even then they'd have to have a few attempts at getting promoted to league one!Oh yeah is that Lafferty and Ledley who have played no higher than Championship level? Oh right it is, just checking....I'm an Albion fan and I know for a fact he'd fit in well... Need to educate yourself on football and other clubs a bit more if you don't know who Steven Naismith is mate!The old firm are only trying to get into the english league so that they can get money off of sky tv. Without sky tv there would be no man u man city chelsea etc p.s the epl isnt the best in the world its ths spanish league, then the german league, then the french league then english. the silence is deafening {Ed003's Note - I give up }Lafferty should do better and ledley is a grafter, but that doesnt compensate the fact that Andy Carrol and Torres are a total waste of money who look like pub players with dodgy barnets!Hes too good for your pishy mid table team anyway thats for sureI'm a celtic fan but you my friend have no clue. Naismith is much further ahead of your very own Morrison and Dorrans and he is 10 times the player Fortune is so get off your EPL high horse and open your eyes. In my opinion he could actually do a lot better than West Brom

GaryHmm we're clueless for not knowing a dodgy Scot but this guy thinks the French league is better than the Premiership? Truly stunning. I know you're trying to put up an argument fella but behave. And can you stop calling it the EPL, its the Premiership or Premier League thanks. You have to call it the SPL because whenever someone says Premier League they think of the English one. And if we're doing comparisons, in all honesty from what I've seen which is a lot this season, SPL is league one standard.I've seen Naismith a few times and he's an average Prem player at best. Not that young either. Just my opinion...To be perfectly honest I do think there are only 2/3 teams in the spl who could cope with being in the prem or championship. It's just a fact. Being a rangers and a west brom fan I can honestly say nay is ok, he's not a worldbeater and he would do well to go to a club like west brom. And if you stuck odemwingie in the spl he would do very well! Infact having watched both leagues a lot this season west brom would probably win the spl. Would love to see rangers Celtic hearts and Aberdeen in a British prem, maybe we should have a British cub instead of the 2 crappy league cups!!Naismith is good enough to join a club like Newcastle,Liverpool,Villa.
WBA are lucky that teams like Liverpool & Villa are rebuilding.
Soon they'll be back in the Championship where they belong!
and the bid for Naismith was REJECTED!Look i know this isnt the be all and end all and to start im a dundee united fan but rangers and celtic command a global fan base in the millions, so given that if they were in the premiership for a few years they could probally hold there own, west brom do not have that luxury, money, tv money and circumstance is the difference between them, you could do alot worse than naismith he can play midfield and up front and is a decent player, even if he was just used as a sub, probally cheap aswell due to rangers financial situation, i really dont see how you think a player like him is not good buisness for west brom and the fact you dont know him shows your limited knowledge of football as a wholeHooper, Izaguirre (before injury), Ledley, Matthews, Forster, Ki, Brown, Wanyama, Forrest, Naismith, Lafferty, Naismith, McGregor, Goian, Whittaker, Edu have all been monitored by EPL teams. Naismith was on trial with Arsenal as a youngster, how many West Brom players are Arsenal looking at? None.He scored against Spain! are they in a pub league too ?May not be the best league in the world. However, don't get ideas above your station, remember you are ony in the EPL to make the numbers up and will never win anythingMan for man West Brom have a superior team.You are wba ? a team thats won heehawWhy does it matter what West Brom have won? They have a much better team than Rangers now!You should maybe not be so ignorant of the SPL, I follow Celtic and this guy is a quality striker, take your EPL blinkers off ,its people like you that give the English a bad name as being arrogant and overbearing.And maybe you should take your blinkers off and realise that SPL sides would struggle in League One.Remember West Brom are only in the EPL due to sky cash like so many others in your jumped up league ,so many of which are no longer even english owned ,managed and often with only a few english players in there teams maybe it should change its name, and probably Swansea are the best footballing team in the epl right now.I'm a Inverness fan who watches a lot of Sunderland games (family I'm afraid). The standard of SPL compared to the Premiership is shocking I'm sorry to say.


03 Apr 2012 16:17:50
Grant Leadbitter -
50/50 - considering offer from Middlesbrough, Saints Interested

Liam Fontaine -
Chased by Brighton & Ipswich aswell as Southampton

Kenwyne Jones -
Possible Move back to St.Marys after being frozen out at Stoke(7)(21)If jones moves to Southampton I will eat my hatMight be decent cover for LambertWe have a taxi waiting to take Leadboots to St Mary's lol


03 Apr 2012 16:13:35
McNamara doesn't fancy the youth set up at Firhill.Most of the young players at the club can expect to be released come the summer.Question is - what kind of youth structure will be left ?(4)(1)This could be true else why did Ian cameron leave


03 Apr 2012 16:10:17
Reports on the South-Coast saying that Grant Leadbiiter is being chased by Championship Leaders Southampton & Play-Off Chasers Brighton, Leadbitter is out of contract at the end of the season and can leave Ipswich on a Free Transfer.

Southampton considering renewing their interest in Relegation Haunted Bristol Citys central defender Liam Fontaine after he failed a medical back in the summer, despite signing a new contract at Ashton Gate back in December(2)(6)


03 Apr 2012 15:00:18
Out of contract Ipswich Midfielder Grant Leadbitter is being chased by Championship Leaders Southampton and Premier League Sides Wolves & Wigan(9)(7)Premier league side wolves LOLThat'll be one premier league side & two championship sides when the next transfer window comes around... & no, I'm not a Southampton fan thinking the jobs already done.Wolves a prwemier league team who are you kidding......


03 Apr 2012 14:54:20
Burnley are just one of a number of championship clubs to make a move for George Boyd(13)(2)Norwich may have interest...I heard Millwall and HuddersfieldHe rejected the contract in the hope of gaining higher profile football, so why would he drop down a league to play for the team we thumped in the play-off final or for that matter a team that is below us in the league table?


03 Apr 2012 14:28:23
big roumer brentford are trying to get stuert beavon of wycome.kylie osbourne to reading(6)(3)Osborne failed his medical at Reading and Reading are now looking at Adam Flint of Swindon


03 Apr 2012 14:13:39
Van Bommel to move back to psv in summer
when contract ends

BigBill(13)(4)Who the hell cares


03 Apr 2012 13:31:27
Gylfi Sigurdsson to move to Spurs in the summer for 8m(9)(26)To replace? modric?Swansea city got first choice on him and he will sign as he loves playing that style of football"Swansea city got first choice on him and he will sign as he loves playing that style of football"

No they haven't, hoffenhiem are very reluctant to let him go, I can see him going to a much bigger and better club than swansea. I suspect he is well out of their price range anyway.


03 Apr 2012 13:11:55
Latest,steve evans is to walk away from Crawley,depending on FA and FL investigation he maybe in lin for job at Rotherham.Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
god help them(3)(12)Its about time if this rumour is true that Scum Evans got done by the inept FA.
How the likes of Di Canio who waves his arms about on the touchline without abusing the referee as this is Di Canios way of communicating with his players plus he is italian and they are expressive with their arms and then you have Evans and his team of thugs who verbally abuse every team they play and Evans abuses every referee, so the FA give Di Canio a two match ban and for the Crawley players fighting on the pitch and after the game they get a three match ban.

So where is the justice from the pathetic inept FA. Evans has got away with what he does for far too long and he needs to be done big time by the FA to teach this horrible scottish person a lesson, in fact he should be kicked out of professional football.


03 Apr 2012 11:51:02
Southampton striker Tadanari Lee is out for the rest of the season after having surgery on his injured right foot(15)(2)


03 Apr 2012 10:59:43
paulo di canio will be whufc manager!(12)(33)No doubt he will, the question is when thoughTotal rubbish.

West Ham fans want him but he needs more experience yet and i reckon he will do another year with us first.

West Ham fans always moaning as though they have some given right to be as they were in the 60's 70's with the way they play. When Allardyce came in you all were over the moon, you moaned about Zola you moaned about Curbishley,you moaned about Pardew and if your beloved Paolo came in and didnt do well youd moan about him too.

Allardyce will get you promoted and Di Canio will stay with us as Paolo is not ready for the championship or premier league yet.

We had the bottle and nerve to take him on as a manager and we got laughed at by the ex professional of the game and the so called expert pundits and now everyone want him. We know he will go one day but it wont be for next season.He aye no good


03 apr 2012 10:38:15
nigel pearson has 6 games to save his job or will be replaced by billy davies source(18)(15)As If Pearson will be given time to build his own team just overreaction probably a Trees fanSurpised he lasted more than 6 months the way Leicester go through managersWhats the source..??


03 Apr 2012 10:31:57
Peterborough United have signed highly-rated Wrexham centre-back Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

The 25 year-old will join Posh in the summer on a free transfer once his current deal at the Racecourse Ground expires.(10)(5)


03 Apr 2012 10:28:08
when wolves go down
fletcher - sunderland
jarvis - west brom
doyle - swansea(27)(16)Dont you mean if?No is the correct term but jarvis towest brom?
We have no debt and contracts will fall in to line with division.
So any sales will be on our terms.
So cant see the albion or villa paying the desired amounts.Jarvis is over rated ,championship should suit him.Jarvis to Norwich??Doyle back to Reading when they come up.West brom could not afford to buy jarvis


03 Apr 2012 10:16:08
George Boyd rejects new contract offer from Peterborough(22)(3)


03 Apr 2012 09:56:15
Norwich City will attempt to sign Roger Johnson from relegation threatened Wolves in the summer window(10)(29)I hope so he's rubbishIf thats true put Norwich down as favourites for relegation next seasonYou need to look how bad johnson has become he now looks a shocking player and turning up fr training pissed as well.I will deliver him for free plus eight others conner as wellRubbish rumour, Lambert will have read about his behaviour, and one of the things Lambert always checks is the character of any player he is interested in, so he will not go for this guy.Got us mixed up with ipshte they take take all the overprised hasbeensChelsea and arsenal also in for himI am lucky enough to own a nice car, it is full of fuel, I will take him there and stop off on the way to buy him lunch. Oh please go Roger


03 Apr 2012 09:35:46
Charlton are set to sign Raïs M'Bolhi on a free transfer from CSKA Sofia after being recommended to Powell by Madjid Bougherra, his Algerian team mate. He will come in to replace Sullivan in Charltons first foray into the transfer market this summer. Expect another 6-7 players as they rebuild for a run at The Premiership(1)(8)Who else to you think we will bring in!Who the hell is that?

Also why would he replace Sullivan? Sullivan is a bench warmer to Hamer so I'm not sure someone would want to join the club if they knew the man they were replacing had been on the bench all season.


03 Apr 2012 07:02:56
Burnley to sign Brett Pitman from Bristol City(15)(10)



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