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Latest Transfer News: Bale, Robben, Etherington, Hendrie, Maloney and Anelka

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… if you have any thoughts, pop em in the comments.


Yesterday’s mystery £10 million bid for Gareth Bale is now believed to have come from Spurs.

CaughtOffside Says:
Ten million pounds for a left back who isn’t old enough to drink? Has the world gone absolutely mental? He’ll have to be the Welsh Paulo Maldini to justify that sort of fee at his age, or at least the next Ashley Young.


Arjen Robben is supposedly heading for the exit at Chelsea.

CaughtOffside Says: Highly doubtful. But cue Newcastle and Tottenham supporters clutching at any straw possible that he may head in their direction, but we can only see Arjen going abroad.


Everton have mad a £2 million offer for West Ham left winger Matty Etherington.

CaughtOffside Says:
David Moyes must not have seen the moment on Saturday when Etherington went round the Newcastle keeper only to freeze like a startled bunny and fluff his chance. And hasn’t Moyes learned that Football Manager stars don’t make the best players in real life?


Blackburn are after Aston Villa reject and England one cap wonder (as in: we wonder how he ever got one) Lee Hendrie.

CaughtOffside Says:
He should certainly help Blackburn continue to be average. Surely taking a chance on some random Albanian international would be better than signing someone you KNOW isn’t going to take you to the next level?


Chris Coleman has given up on Wayne Routledge and now fancies seeing Celtic’s Shaun Maloney.in a Fulham kit.

CaughtOffside Says: We’ve heard this Maloney is meant to be a bit special. Last season he scored 16 goals and got 28 assists, which is absolutely mental, while winning both Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the Scottish Premiership. If he can reproduce that form in the big boy Premiership then Fulham might one day be grateful that Spurs were too stubborn to drop Routledge’s asking price.


Mr. Nicolas Anelka has apparently told French TV that he fancies reteaming with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

CaughtOffside Says:
If we were Wenger we’d make the Bolton striker bake the world’s biggest ever humble pie, then eat it at a sold out Emirates Stadium and simulcast the event live on both BBC and Sky. Once he’d eaten the whole thing we’d offer him a YTS contract cleaning Jeremie Aliadiere’s boots for fifty quid a week. Maybe.