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Premiership Transfer Rumours: Spurs, West Ham, Arsenal, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Portmsouth, Aston Villa and Birmingham

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.


Spurs have edged closer to signing striker Darren Bent from Charlton for a fee between £12-14m.CaughtOffside Says: Spending that much money to improve a group that out-scored almost all other Premiership strike forces may seem silly, but what else are Spurs going to blow that cash on? A 5th centreback?


Spurs are finally ready to finalise the capture of Younes Kaboul from Auxerre.

CaughtOffside Says:Oh.


West Ham rumors – West Ham have been offered Argentina striker Javier Saviola to replace Carlos Tevez.

CaughtOffside Says: Wouldn’t be a bad deal, really. Saviola has less of the body type to deal with defenses “eating” his legs but the equally lithe Andres D’Alessandro did just fine at Portsmouth. If Tevez had to leave, getting another ‘Big Name’ would make everyone happy. Except maybe Saviola.


Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Manchester United reject Diego Forlan.

CaughtOffside Says: Surely not? Two of the top four seeking a player who looked utterly crap a couple of seasons ago? Of course, maybe he’s found his feet and is now ready for the Premiership challenge but we imagine neither Wenger nor Benitez would be able to survive the backlash of signing Diego “He’s crap!” Forlan.


Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants Wigan skipper Leighton Baines – but will have to pay £6m for the defender.

CaughtOffside Says:Keane is meant to have cash to spare, and while it may seem like spending this money on a left back isn’t wise – Baines is Premiership ready and can provide set piece goals, crucial for any survival run since you’re probably going to be given a thrashing in open play.


Middlesbrough have rejected a bid of £10m from Portsmouth for ex-Portsmouth striker Aiyegbeni Yakubu.

CaughtOffside Says: Pompey have the worst transfer policy ever.


Aston Villa and Birmingham are competing for the signature of West Ham striker Marlon Harewood.

CaughtOffside Says: Despite many people saying he’s utter toss, Harewood would fit in quite well at either a promoted club like the Brum or as a hard-working single striker in Martin O’Neill’s 4-3-3. Of course, Villa fans will probably be hoping they aim just a tad higher.


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