The world of Premiership transfer gossip is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Speculation is rife in the likes of the Mirror, Daily Mail, Times, Sun andâ€¦ errâ€¦ Tribal Football all do their best to predict and/or completely make up the future.
Hereâ€™s our opinion on the Premiership transfer rumours weâ€™ve read in the papers and around the netâ€¦ and if you have any thoughts, pop em in the comments.
Mido and Hossam Ghaly have both asked to leave Tottenham this summerCaughtOffside Says: One is fat, lazy, and angry at not playing. The other threw his Spurs shirt to the ground after being booed and substituted. Form an orderly queue, Big Clubs.
Tottenham think they can snap up Charlton’s Darren Bent for around Â£10m, but West Ham are expected to match any bid. They’re also sniffing around Barcelona’s Eidur Gudjohnsen.
CaughtOffside Says: For a club whose three main strikers scored about 60 goals, Tottenham sure get linked to a lot of forwards. Although both Bent and Eidur would probably add some more tactical flexibility than Jermaine Defoe.
Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell could join Newcastle this summer.
CaughtOffside Says:And thus the answer to the question “Where should a defender not good enough for Portsmouth’s defense go?”
Fiorentina are after Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos.
CaughtOffside Says:Can’t see him buggering off, unless Arsene is happy with Clichy/Traore at left back and is ready to finally let William Gallas play in the middle.
Phil Jagielka is looking to leave Sheffield United with Everton, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wigan interested.
CaughtOffside Says: Strong, aggressive midfielder who likes to give away penalties that relegates his team. We’d have to say Villa or Everton are the most likely destination here, with Liverpool and Wigan just being silly.
Manchester United have agreed a fee for Owen Hargreaves.
CaughtOffside Says:For. F**k’s. Sake.
Everton and Sunderland are interested in West Ham captain Nigel Reo-Coker, with Tottenham backing off.
CaughtOffside Says:Interesting to see if the Hammers take to him again since all is rosey again at West Ham. We’d love to see him go to Sunderland though, just to give Roy Keane a bit of talent to shake up the Premiership.
Portsmouth have agreed a fee for Udinese midfielder Sulley Muntari.
CaughtOffside Says:He’s ace in FM, and looked alright at the World Cup. A very undersized box-to-box player with an aggressive streak. He’d actually make some nice foil to Pedro Mendes and Sean Davis. Smart thinking by ‘Arry.
Obafemi Martins could be on his way out of Newcastle, with Valencia and Juventus already in talks over a Â£13m move.
CaughtOffside Says:With all the hype about Michael Owen and Oba Martins finally playing together (until Owen picks up whatever injury he feels like next) we can’t see Newcastle letting this happen under any circumstances. Oba seems happy too, so this one is dead in the water.
Read more Everton gossip on the Everton section.