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.
Real Madrid have targeted Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov and are willing to meet the troubled White Hart Lane outfit’s Â£20m price tag. (The Daily Star)
CaughtOffside Says: The press knives really are out for Spurs and Real could use another striker. They’ve already nicked Robben off Chelsea, so strangely this one isn’t as far fetched as Tottenham fans might like to think.
Birmingham want to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Peter Luccin. (Daily Mirror)
CaughtOffside Says: A massive prospect when he was a teenager. Now? Not so much, hence the whole Birmingham thing.
Aston Villa are trailing Porto right-back Jose Boswinga. (The Sun)
CaughtOffside Says: Not a bad player, but with an indifferent start to the season Martin O’Neill could really do with one more big signing. For a laugh, we hope its Emile Heskey. Nothing says “goals” like having Harewood, Carew and Heskey up front.
West Ham could give El Hadji Diouf a way out of Bolton by making a Â£10m bid for the Senegal international. (The Sun)
CaughtOffside Says: We’d say Curbs is like a kid in a candy shop the way they’re throwing biscuit cash around (ok that didnt make sense), but it’s really more like a rich dumbass in a Dumbass Stuff shop. Ok that was a bit harsh, but it was fun to say.
Wigan will hold talks with Celta Vigo left-back Diego Placente as they try to lure the Argentine to the JJB Stadium. (Daily Mirror)
CaughtOffside Says: We encourage this signing in the hope that fans will accidentally get “Placenta” on their back.
Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson wants a striker and two midfielders before the transfer window closes. (Independent)
CaughtOffside Says: And we want a bloody Aston Martin, but… well Sven probably will get what he wants. Bastard.
Birmingham and Portsmouth are vying to sign Fulham midfielder Papa Bouba Diop. (Independent)
CaughtOffside Says: Smart business for whoever snaps up the Wardrobe, a proven midfield bruiser for teams that tend to have a soft center. Why aren’t Spurs in this bit of gossip then?
Sunderland offered more cash and midfielder Graham Kavanagh for defender Danny Higginbotham but had their offer rejected by Stoke. (Daily Star)
CaughtOffside Says: How exciting.
Aston Villa will step up their bid to sign West Brom defender Curtis Davies by bidding an increased Â£8m. (Times)
CaughtOffside Says: Much better from O’Neill, Davies impressed in West Brom’s last campaign in the top flight and should be a hit. We have him on our FM team and he’s pretty good, too.
Arjen Robben’s expected move to Real Madrid will give Chelsea the funds to finally complete the signing of Sevilla right-back Daniel Alves. (Times)
CaughtOffside Says: Chelsea must sell… to buy? Whaaa?? Alves is a another world class diver, so they won’t be missing Robben’s skills there and will be even more “popular” amongst rival fans.