Monday, 28 May 2012

More TW rumours and Done Deals in the EPL:

Hello and welcome to my latest TW blog post.
In this post, Lille winger Eden Hazard and Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie are two of the main players linked away from their clubs.

So, let's begin with some juicy transfer rumours:

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic says that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho wants him at Real next season.
He says that he has just won the Champions League, and even though he is flattered by interest from other clubs, he wants to stay at Chelsea at least until his contract runs out.

Tottenham winger Giovani Dos Santos will hold talks with his club next month after a lack of match-time. 
He has been linked to some Spanish clubs including Atletico Bilbao and Valencia.

Norwich City are interested in Leeds midfielder Robert Snodgrass and are reportedly going to bid £1.4million for him very soon.

BREAKING NEWS: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has confirmed that he has signed a new four year contract deal which will keep him with The Blues until 2016.

FACT: Cech has played 369 matches for Chelsea since moving from Rennes in 2004.

Swansea have confirmed that they have agreed a £6.8million fee with Hoffenheim for the permanent transfer of midfielder and winger Glyfi Sigurdsson after having a successful loan spell since the January transfer window.
He is due to have his medical at the club later on this week.

FACT: This will be Swansea's record transfer fee for a player since Dany Graham for £3.5million last season from Watford.  

He will be a great signing for Swansea, and suits the way they play. Quality signing and could help them seal a top 10 finish next season.

Fulham are ready to make a £5million bid for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes.
Huddersfield want £8million though for Rhodes.

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner claims to have received a number of approaches to sign him, but says no decision will be made on his future until after Euro 2012.

Not needed: Nicklas Bendtner (right) is not needed at Arsenal, and is almost certain of moving from North London before the start of next season.

'Yes, I have talked to other clubs,' he said. 'I have told all the clubs that I want to wait until after Euro 2012.
'We have got plenty of time to sort out the future.' 

USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann is hoping Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey plays Champions League football next season.

Arsenal, PSG and Liverpool are all interested in the midfielder, with Arsenal favourites to sign him as they have CL football next season.

'You would obviously want to play in the biggest club competition in the world and that's the European Champions League and hopefully something will happen over the next couple of weeks', he said.

Blackburn striker Yakubu has hinted that he could leave Rovers following their relegation from the EPL this season.
He has admitted that he does not want to play in the Championship next season, and wants to stay in the EPL.

'I still have two years left with Blackburn, but I played in the Championship before,' said Yakubu. 

'I felt at home there but we'll see what is going to happen. I think it's too early to say whether I'll be moving on. I may be in the Championship. I may be in the Premier League,' he said.

Lille winger Eden Hazard has hinted he has reached a decision on which club to join this summer - but is still yet to announce it.

The 21-year-old has been pursued by several clubs and has previously revealed interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
With his future looking likely to be in the EPL, an announcement from Hazard on his future appears closer.
He wrote on Twitter on Monday: 'good afternoon guys. i made up my mind. see you later. thanks'

The club in question has reportedly said he may reveal which club it will be, but there will not be any press conferences.


Eden Hazard has confirmed that he will join Champions League and FA Cup winners Chelsea.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

I am BACK! Done Deals so far this Summer TW and Paper Talk:

Hello and welcome back to my TW Football Blog.
The football season is officially over and although it is Euro 2012 and London Olympics is starting soon, the transfer window opens on Friday, and these are the done deals so far for each club in the EPL.

The TW this summer will be very interesting and full of good deals and drama within all the teams.



Lukas Podolski from Koln for £10.9million


Manuel Almunia
Gavin Hoyte

Rhys Murphy 
(all free)

Aston Villa:


Brett Holman from AZ Alkmaar (free)


Emile Heskey
Carlos Cuellar
Brad Guzan
(all free)



Marko Marin from Werder Bremen for £7-8million


Didier Drogba (free)*

* He will leave when his contract ends in mid-June.

BREAKING NEWS: QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been given a 12 match ban and been fined £75,000 by the FA after being sent off and his violent conduct against Manchester City in the last match of the season.

FACT: This is one of the highest bans given to an EPL player in history.

Other deals:

Michael Owen has been released from Manchester United  
Owen Hargeaves has been let go from Manchester City after one year at the club
Striker James McFadden and goalkeeper Marcus Hannemann have both left Everton
John Carew, Papa Bouba Diop, Julien Faubert and Abdoulaye Faye have been released by newly promoted West Ham.
Reading have released 13 players.
Defender Danny Shittu is amongst the 8 QPR players who are now free agents.
Newcastle United have signed midfielder Romains Amalfitano from Reims on a free transfer. 

Paper Talk:

Chelsea have had a £23.5million bid for Brazilian teenage midfielder Lucas Moura rejected from Sao Paulo. 

Defender Carlos Cuellar is set to join Sunderland after being released by Aston Villa.

Manchester United are reportedly interested in buying Everton left-back Lieghton Baines and may offer £10million for him.

Marseille striker/winger Loic Remy is still wanting a move to Tottenham despite no Champions League football next season. He will cost them at least £20million though.

Determined to move to Tottenham: Loic Remy could be the player that fires Spurs into the CL next season.

Arsenal are desperate to free-up some money to bid for Blackburn's winger Junior Holiett who does NOT want to play in the Championship next season.

Think about the future: Holiett has the talent to stay in the EPL, and is wanted by London club Arsenal.

Italian side Udinese are interested in Wolves winger Matt Jarvis and are looking to sign him for £5million.

Serie A beckons: Winger Matt Jarvis is wanted by Udinese and they may sign him for £5million.

Striker Edin Dzeko wants to leave Manchester City after playing the whole season off the bench. 

Benchwarmer: Dzeko wants to leave City despite winning the EPL this season after lack of match-time.

Everton and West Ham both want to sign winger Kieran Richardson from Sunderland and are ready to battle for him.

German side Borussia Dortmund are interested in Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner. They are set to make a bid soon.

Open to all bids: Bendtner is not needed at Arsenal and could be moving to Germany to play for Dortmund.

QPR and West Ham both want to sign Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who will not like playing in the Championship next season.

West Ham striker Ricardo Vaz Te has warned the club that he could leave if he gets a good opportunity elsewhere, especially in Portugal, his home country.

Arsenal have a back-up plan if Rennes midfielder M'Villa fails to come to the club. They are currently looking at Toulouse captain Etienne Capoue, who is a cheaper alternatve but has the same kind of quality.

Wanted: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is scouting the Toulouse captain and may make a bid soon.

Lille winger Eden Hazard will announce his future on the 2nd of June, after the international friendly between Belgium and England amid reports that he will sign for either Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal or Chelsea.

Coming to the EPL, but where? Hazard will either move to one of the Manchester clubs, Chelsea or Arsenal.

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has been offered a new £70,000-a-week contract deal to try and keep him at Spurs. 

Juventus have confirmed that they are interested in Didier Drogba.

Leaving Chelsea: Striker Didier Drogba confirms the rumours, but says he will NOT stay in the EPL.

Striker Salomon Kalou and full-back Jose Bosingwa will reportedly be released by Chelsea today or tomorrow.

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli insists that he has not intention of leaving City this summer amid reports that he will move back to Italy.

Tottenham are interested in West Brom defender Jonas Olsson.

Manchester City are lining up a £25million bid for Atletico Bilbao defensive midfielder Javi Martinez.

Would bolster the squad: Manchester City are interested in this defensive midfielder (left).

Manchester City's 20-year-old striker John Guidetti could move to Swansea on loan next season after scoring 20 goals in 23 games while at Feyenoord last term.  

Rising star: Swansea want to loan this in-form striker from Manchester City after having a great season at Feyenoord.

Birmingham's 13-year-old wonderkid Foday Nabay, who was called up for England Under-16s last summer, is intrested by Manchester United and Manchester City, however Arsenal are favourites to sign the teenager.

West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie wants to leave West Brom and join a 'bigger club' as he wants to challenge for trophies. 

Arsenal are lining up a £6.5million bid for Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud.

QPR are ready to offer Tottenham £4million for midfielder Jermaine Jenas to replace their captain Joey Barton who will be out until November.

Stoke are interested in signing Chelsea's young striker Romelu Lukaku who is lacking match-time.

Ajax defender Jan Vertoghen has said that Tottenham are favourites to sign him, but Arsenal are also watching him and could snap him up.

Everton, Sunderland, Fulham and Reading are all looking at 21-year-old Lillestrom striker Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson to bolster their attack.

Lille winger Eden Hazard has said that he will either join Chelsa or the two Manchester clubs and the decision that he makes could be based on the role he will be played and the amount of match-time.

Thank you for reading my EPL TW Blog.
I appreciate all the support from the daily views, and hopefully we can get this blog up and running properly.

My other blog:

I will post again on Sunday, with a lot of transfer rumours and some more done deals in the EPL.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

We will be back:

We will be back blogging here,

Come back in May, for the LATEST transfer rumours, news and talk at the end of the EPL season.

See you later everyone.
Thank you for reading.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Done Deals Review (Part 2)

Done Deals Review Part 2:

Hello everyone...... hope that you are all well. 
So, let's start off from where we finished in part 1:
With Fulham:

Jack Grimmer from Aberdeen (undisclosed fee)
Pavel Pogrebnyak from Stuggart (£3-4million)
Ryan Williams from Portsmouth (undisclosed fee)
Bobby Zamora to QPR (£4.5-6million)

Jordan Ibe from Wycombe (£2million)
Joao Carlos Teixeira from Sporting Lisbon (undisclosed fee)
Martin Hansen to Viborg (undisclosed fee)
Danny Wilson to Blackpool (season loan)

Manchester City:
David Pizarro from Roma (season loan)
Wayne Bridge to Sunderland (season loan)
Chris Chantler to Carlisle (undisclosed fee)
Ben Mee to Burnley (undisclosed fee)
Nedum Onuoha to QPR (£2.5-4million)
Frederic Veseli to Manchester United (undisclosed fee)

Manchester United:
Paul Scholes from retirement (season loan)
Frederic Veseli from Manchester City (undisclosed fee)
Mame Biram Diouf to Hannover 96 (undisclosed fee)
Ravel Morrison to West Ham (undisclosed fee)
Federico Macheda to QPR (season loan)
Darron Gibson to Everton (£1-2million)

Newcastle United:
Papiss Demba Cisse from Freiburg (£10million)
Alan Smith to MK Dons (season loan)
James Tavernier to MK Dons (season loan)

Ryan Bennett from Peterborough (undisclosed fee)
Jonny Howson from Leeds (undisclosed fee)

Djibril Cisse from Lazio (£4-5million)
Taye Taiwo from AC Milan (season loan)
Federico Macheda from Manchester United (season loan)
Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City (£2.5-4million)
Bobby Zamora from Fulham (£4.5-6million)
Samba Diakite from Nancy (season loan)

Wayne Bridge from Manchester City (season loan)
Sotirios Kyrgiakos from Wolfsburg (season loan)
Nyron Nosworthy to Watford (undisclosed fee)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Done Deals Review (Part 1):

Hello and welcome to the day after the transfer deadline day......

Let's analyze the transfers in the past month... (With the most dramatic and interesting ones on deadline day as traditionally)

Thomas Eisfeld from Borussia Dortmund (undisclosed fee)
Thierry Henry from New York Red Bulls (2 month loan)
Emmanuel Frimpong to Wolves (season loan)
Gavin Hoyte to AFC Wimbledon (1 month loan)
Vito Mannone to Hull City (season loan)
Ryo Miyaichi to Bolton (season loan)
Sanchez Watt to Crawley Town (season loan)

Aston Villa:
Robbie Keane from LA Galaxy (season loan)
Enda Stevens from Shamrock Rovers (undisclosed fee)
Nathan Delfouneso to Leicester (season loan)
Fabian Delph to Leeds United (season loan)
Shane Lowry to Millwall (undisclosed fee)

Blackburn Rovers:
Marcus Olsson from Halmstad (free)
Bradley Orr from QPR (undisclosed fee)
Keith Andrews to West Bromwich Albion (free)
Ryan Nielsen to Tottenham* (free)
Jason Roberts to Reading (undisclosed)

Ryo Miyaichi from Arsenal (season loan)
Dedryck Boyata from Manchesster City (extended loan)
Tim Ream from New York Red Bulls (undisclosed fee *approx £4million*)
Marvin Sordell from Watford (undisclosed fee)
Gary Cahill to Chelsea (£7million)

Gary Cahill from Bolton (£7million)
Kevin De Bruyne from Racing Genk (£7-9million)
Patrick Bamford from Nottingham Forest (£1.5million)
Nicolas Anelka to Shangai Shenhua (free)
Alex to PSG (£4million)
Gael Kakuta to Dijon (season loan)
Josh McEachran to Swansea City (season loan)

Darron Gibson from Manchester United (£1-2million)
Landon Donovan from LA Galaxy (2 month loan)
Nikica Jelavic from Rangers (£6-7million)
Steven Pienaar from Tottenham (season loan)
Louis Saha to Tottenham (undisclosed fee)
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (undisclosed fee)

So..... Arsenal and Chelsea are both looking to the future of their respective clubs with youngsters as transfers....
Everton are spending big to bolster their squad and their top 10 finish hopes...
Blackburn are strenghtening their edgy defence, Villa are looking at loans for the short term and Bolton are re-shaping their squad after the £7million investment they made on Gary Cahill.

In Part 2,
We will take a look at both Manchester clubs plus the biggest spenders in the transfer market for two windows in a row, QPR and how Tottenham are doing after sending over 15 players out on loan.
I will leave you with these 2 stories:

Everton 1 Manchester City 0
City have now lost 4 matches out of their last 7.....
Are they (along with United) losing their 'unbeatable' touch they had at the start of the season?
Should Manchester City start offloading (considering they didn't in the January transfer window)?


Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned Fernando Torres the time is running out to end his Chelsea drought.

Fernando Torres: Cannot seem to find the goal....
Can he do it?
Can he get back in the Spanish National team?
Or should AVB sell him once and for all?

2011-12 goal count: 5
Daniel Sturridge's 2011-12 goal count: 18 (he cost Chelsea £3.5million)

That is not good enough for a £50million striker who is also the fourth most expensive player in history....

Thank you for reading my blog. See you later everyone!

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Transfer Deadline Day LIVE:

Hello everyone and welcome to Transfer Deadline day.!!!!!!!
You know that there will be drama all night.... here we go...!!!
Spent £40,600,000 so far with 6 hours left.........

Done Deals since Yesterday:

Blackburn's official website has confirmed Marcus Olsson (brother of Martin) has joined the Ewood Park club on a free transfer from Swedish side Halmstad, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal through to the summer of 2014.

Arsenal's Japanese midfielder Ryo Miyaichi has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season.

More first-team action for Miyaichi at Bolton.....

Chelsea have completed the signing of highly-rated 20-year-old midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Genk, the Belgian club have announced.
The 20-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal and will remain at the Belgian champions on loan until the end of the season.

De Bruyne: Will spend the season back in Belgium.

QPR have completed the signing of Lazio striker Djibril Cisse for around £4.15million on a two-and-a-half year deal.
He may also make his debut tomorrow against Aston Villa..

Cisse: Back in England!!

 West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of Birmingham City defender Liam Ridgewell for a reported £3million on a two-and-a-half contract deal.
A good defender and a good signing for West Brom.... Stoke will be disappointed for not stepping up their interest.

QPR have completed the signing of Nancy defensive midfielder Samba Diakite on loan until the rest of the season.

Sunderland have signed defender Wayne Bridge from Manchester City on loan for the rest of the season.
Finally he can play some football. I doubt he will stay at City after this loan..... if he impresses who knows..... he could stay at Sunderland....

Philipp Prosenik - Chelsea to AC Milan (undisclosed fee)

Vedran Corluka - Tottenham to Bayer Leverkusen (season loan)
He needs to impress to gain a place in Croatia's Euro 2012 squad. And Kyle Walker is taking his place....

Andy Keogh - Wolves to Millwall (undisclosed fee)

Tom Carroll - Tottenham to Derby (season loan)

Bradley Orr - QPR to Blackburn Rovers (undisclosed fee)

Transfer Talk and LATEST News:

Striker Nikica Jelavic is (NOW) at Goodison Park ahead of a proposed move from Rangers to Everton.

Fulham forward Bobby Zamora is at Loftus Road talking personal terms with QPR over a proposed £5million.

Giovani Dos Santos' agent expects the forward to stay at Tottenham.
Until the Summer at least......

Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is having a medical with West Ham.

Roma have confirmed they are in talks with Man City over a loan deal for David Pizarro.

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a £600,000 fee for Borussia Dortmund youngster Thomas Eisfeld.

17:28 - BREAKING NEWS: Fulham have agreed a £3million fee to sign 28-year-old Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.
He has completed his medical and is awaiting a work permit.

Pogrebnyak: New Fulham striker...

So is Zamora's going to QPR???
It is paving the way....

Blackburn's wantaway skipper Christopher Samba trained on his own again yesterday - as he holds out for a last-minute move from Ewood Park.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy insists Kevin Doyle is going nowhere.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is closing in on a £7million deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Lucas Barrios.

Tottenham have opened talks with Manchester City over a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor.
Pay cut time in the Summer for you....
Sir Alex Ferguson says he regrets allowing Ryan Shawcross to leave Manchester United.

Forward Louis Saha is on the brink of completing a surprise move to Tottenham Hotspur from Everton.


Roma midfielder Claudio Pizarro is having his medical before his loan move to Manchester City.

18:00: Only 5 HOURS TO GO!!!!
QPR are currently the biggest spenders this TW.... for the 2nd time in two windows..

Crystal Palace have rejected a £4m offer from Bolton for Wilfried Zaha.

Former Liverpool defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos has completed his medical at Sunderland and is awaiting confirmation for a loan spell from Wolfsburg.

Marseille chairman Vincent Labrune has revealed he turned down an "enormous" bid from Tottenham for striker Loic Remy.
Spurs offered Marseille £18million earlier in the month but they refused.

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is undergoing a medical at QPR but has yet to agree personal terms.
FACT: Zamora has played for 3 EPL clubs and they are all London clubs. (West Ham, Tottenham and Fulham)18:42 -  BREAKING NEWS:
Blackburn and West Brom are reportedly in discussions over the transfer of midfielder Keith Andrews.
He handed in a transfer request yesterday.

1854: BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal have just confirmed the signing of midfielder Thomas Eisfeld from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for around £500,000.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "Thomas is a player we have liked for some time. We’ve watched him closely this season, he has excelled for Dortmund’s youth team."
Interesting..... I predicted that we would sign a youngster... but no-one else.... -.-
Good luck anyway for Thomas!

Thomas Eisfeld: Now an Arsenal midfielder.

19:03: Confirmation of the Bradley Orr signing to Blackburn Rovers.

19:05: Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews has been told that he can talk to West Brom about a transfer to The Baggies. He is currently on his way to West Brom.

BREAKING NEWS at 19:08: Sunderland have completed the signing of defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos on loan from Wolfsburg until the end of the season.

20:37: Done Deal:
Nikica Jelavic to Everton, (approx £6million) on a four-and-a-half year deal.
Big deal for Everton who are short of strikeforce in their squad....

21:00: TWO HOURS LEFT!!!
Any more deals to be down???

21:05: Confirmation for Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison's signing for Crystal Palace on a three-and-a-half contract deal for the 18-year-old.
Undisclosed fee, but United have lost a talented youngest.... They may regret this...

21:17: Manchester United have signed 19-year-old Swiss defender Frederic Veseli - from rivals Manchester City.

21:24: Tottenham forward Roman Pavlyuchenko in advanced talks with Lokomotiv Moscow about a possible move back to his homeland, Russia.
He wants first-team action..... Spurs will not give him this so he has to move if he wants to progress in his career..??

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Done Deals Extended and Transfer Talk:

Done Deals Extended:

It's 'extended' but hardly any transfers (except loans) to get football fans excited:

Main transfer story:

Alex -  Chelsea to PSG (around £4million)

PSG: Money talks as they sign Chelsea defender Alex for £4million despite his desire to move back to Brazil.

Gavin Hoyte - Arsenal to AFC Wimbledon (1 month loan) 
He needs experience of first-team football especially as a defender..
Sanchez Watt - Arsenal to Crawley Town (season loan)
Nathan Delfouneso - Aston Villa to Leicester (1 month loan)
Mame Biram Diouf - Manchester United to Hannover (undisclosed fee)

3 EPL clubs have not bought any players yet in this Transfer window - Stoke, Sunderland and Manchester City; (only because UEFA literally banned them from doing so)

Transfer Talk+News:

QPR have launched a £5million bid to bring striker Djibril Cisse back to England from Lazio.
That would bolster their attack....

Bolton have made an official approach for defender Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha and have offered £5million.
It would be a shock if he snubbed Liverpool and Newcastle - for Bolton.

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is staying at City until at least the Summer after AC Milan confirmed to have 'backed off' for the current transfer window.
I knew he would stay at City in this transfer window.....

Fulham are interested in West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie but will have to pay £6million for him.

Rumours are flying that goalkeeper Ben Foster wants to move to West Brom permamently after his loan spell because he told The Baggies to buy team-mate Liam Ridgewell.

Reports claim Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will return to the Premier League next season.

It is understood Liverpool have failed with a bid to swap strikers Andy Carroll for Carlos Tevez. 
LOL, nice try Liverpool but City are not that stupid....

Defender David Dunn has signed a new contract with Blackburn until the summer of 2013.

Wigan want to cash in on striker Hugo Rodallega for £4million now before the summer when he could leave on a free transfer. Stoke and QPR are interested.

Bolton are set to sign Arsenal's Japanese winger Ryo Miyachi on loan.

Striker Demba Ba will reportedly quit Newcastle in the summer unless they qualify for Europe with six Premier League clubs ready to meet his buy-out clause.

Everton defender Johnny Heitinga is wanted by Spanish side Real Mallorca.

Fulham's highly-rated teenager Pajtim Kasami is on the verge of joining Juventus.

And lastly:

Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey has admitted his ambition to play in the Champions League.
He became the first American to score a hat-trick in the EPL, and has scored 9 goals this season so far..... so why not?

  • Can he sign for a Top 4 EPL club and fit into the 1st squad?

  • Or does he have to shock the world and do it with Fulham?

  • The main question is:
    Does he have the ability and consistency to do it week in week out?

    Clint Dempsey: Eyes the biggest prize in World football........

    3 days left in the Winter TW....
    See you later everybody.