The world of Premiership transfer rumours is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Hereâ€™s our opinion on some of that more interesting nonsenseâ€¦ and if you have any thoughts, pop em in the comments.
Roy Keane wants to get Arsenal’s Jeremie Aliadiere into a Sunderland jersey, pronto. He’ll swoop in for a loan signing and then hand over Â£2.5 million of Niall Quinn’s friends’ money to make it permanent this summer.
CaughtOffside Says: There’s no doubt Aliadiere’s got talent and even though he’s enjoying somewhat of a rejuvenation at Arsenal, it’s probably better to be playing regular Championship footy than “regular” Carling Cup footy – especially as Keane might get Sunderland back up for next year. Take the move, Jeremie, because it’s only a matter of time before some 16 year old replaces you.
For sale: Very tall Premiership defender named Zat Knight. One careful owner (Fulham). Brief international experience. Good as new. Contact Big Mo for price.
CaughtOffside Says: Fulham had one of the busiest transfer windows in January, and it seems that Zat Knight’s height isn’t going to get him out of trouble this time (not that it tends to when it comes to defending either). We’ll guess he ends up at Newcastle, just because it’d be funny.
El Hadji Diouf’s agent says he’s been talking to Atletico Madrid about a contract. Which is weird because Bolton have rejected Atletico’s Â£6 million bid.
CaughtOffside Says: Dioufy’s agent is just like Dioufy, always getting himself into trouble. But just like the alleged war chest of cash coming his way this summer, this is just another test for Sam Allardyce’s new career as a manager of a successful football club. He’s been great at turning crap players into good ones, but can he hang onto them?