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Latest Transfer Rumorus: Eto’o, Bramble, Sidwell, Baines, Bruma, Fernandez

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 and… err… Tribal Football all do their best to predict and/or completely make up the future.

Here’s our opinion on the Premiership transfer rumours we’ve read in the papers and around the net… and if you have any thoughts, pop em in the comments.



Fulham are leading the chase for Newcastle defender Titus Bramble, who will be a free agent in the summer.

CaughtOffside Says:This is going to be the best transfer rumour of the summer, because whichever manager signs Bramble will be taking a massive gamble with the fortunes of their club and their own job security. But we just want to see him line up alongside Zat Knight. Wooo!


Manchester United and Tottenham have joined the interest for Reading’s Steve Sidwell, who can leaving on a free this summer.

CaughtOffside Says: Ginger box-to-box players are a rarity, especially decent ones. As weird as it might seem that Manchester United would be in for Sidders, the fact that he’s free while adding some bite to their midfield goes a long way. Can’t see Tottenham genuinely wanting him, not because they don’t need someone with his traits, but because they’re too committed to the players they have.


Wigan Athletic fullback Leighton Baines has said he is comitted to the two years remaining on his contract with the club, despite interest from Tottenham.

CaughtOffside Says: If Gareth Bale picks United, expect a hefty Spurs bid for Baines in the summer as part of their “5 players for every position” transfer policy.


Striker Samuel Eto’o says he loves Liverpool – but is committed to Barcelona.

CaughtOffside Says:Considering that this story, currently making the rounds everywhere, came from an interview in FourFourTwo magazine we don’t really consider it to a stunning revelation. More than likely, Ronaldinho’s transfer future this summer will determine what happens to Eto’o.


Chelsea are set to hand 15 year-old Dutch kid Jeffrey Bruma a stunning £4,000-a-week contract.

CaughtOffside Says:Very similar to what our mum gave us as a small boy to pop down the sweets shop. Bloody hell.


Arsenal have beaten Liverpool to the signing of 19-year-old Valencia defender Yago Fernandez.

CaughtOffside Says:WHO? We need a La Liga correspondent just to handle anyone linked with Liverpool. He’s not even in our FM game.