The Premiership transfer window is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Here’s our thoughts on some of that more interesting nonsense…
West Ham have offered Â£ 4 million plus Marlon Harewood and Hayden Mullins to Charlton in exchange for Darren Bent.
Glen Roeder was paying attention to Arsenalâ€™s youg â€˜uns in midweek. Various rumours have him linked with loan moves for Jeremie Aliadiere, Johannes Djourou and Armand Traore.
Southampton have hinted theyâ€™ll sell 17 year old left back Gareth Bale, whoâ€™s still wanted by Manchester United and Tottenham, but not until the summer.
“He will stay until the end of the season at least.,â€ said George Burley. “I went to see his parents and they were happy as Larry with the progress he has made. His agent says he is happy to wait and see what happens in the summer.”
CaughtOffside Says: Sounds sensible enough. Heâ€™s not even old enough to drink so a few more months of first team Championship football will do him good and prop up his transfer fee. It’s unlikely that he’d really step in and immediately be better than the left backs Spurs and United are putting out each week anyway. And whoâ€™s this Larry? Maybe Middlesbrough can sign him.
Fulham, West Ham and Charlton are all battling to rescue Alexi Smertin from the cold Russian winter.
Martin Oâ€™Neill is apparently set to test the size of Randy Lernerâ€™s checkbook and offer Liverpool Â£12 million for Craig Bellamy.