Friday’s transfer gossip 20/7/12


  • Sir Alex Ferguson says Kenny Dalglish got himself sacked for his mishandling of the Luis Suarez row.
  • Nottingham Forest last night sprang a surprise by naming Sean O’Driscoll as their new manager.
  • Junior Hoilett is poised to leap back into the Premier League at QPR – and clear the way for Jamie Mackie to go the other way to Blackburn.
  • Wigan supremo Dave Whelan is ready to sell Victor Moses to Chelsea – if Roman Abramovich comes up with a £10million package.
  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has begun negotiations to land France captain Hugo Lloris.
  • Derby have signed Coventry defender Richard Keogh in a £1.1million deal after agreeing a fee last night.


  • Emmanuel Adebayor is threatening to see out the remaining two years of his Manchester City contract.
  • Crawley boss Sean O’Driscoll was last night named Nottingham Forest manager.
  • Southampton are closing in on a £3.5million deal for PSV Eindhoven striker Jeremain Lens.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson claims Rio Ferdinand will never play for England again.
  • Kevin Phillips is re-thinking his decision to retire next summer.
  • Arsene Wenger will today make a decision on whether Robin van Persie travels with Arsenal on a pre-season Far East tour.


  • Swansea are considering a move for Bolton midfielder Mark Davies as Liverpool intensify their efforts to sign Joe Allen.
  • QPR were last night trying to secure a work permit for Junior Hoilett before completing the Canadian’s signing from Blackburn.
  • Fulham and West Ham have made offers for Twente defender Douglas.
  • Wigan are interested in Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste.
  • Spartak Moscow are set to revive interest in Everton defender Johnny Heitinga.
  • Porto’s Brazilian defender Danilo has criticised Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas for meeting his club-mate Hulk at Brazil’s team hotel after they arrived on Tuesday.
  • Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin is wanted by Al Sadd of Qatar.
  • Manchester City are willing to offer Foday Nabay the most attractive package for a 13-year-old in British football in a bid to gazump rivals United.


  • Brendan Rodgers is set to raid his old club Swansea for £15million-rated midfielder Joe Allen.
  • Luka Modric took a step closer to quitting Tottenham yesterday after talks with new boss Andrew Villas-Boas.
  • Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is lining up an ambitious swoop for PSV attacker Jeremain Lens.


  • Sir Alex Ferguson believes Kenny Dalglish got himself sacked by Liverpool for mishandling the Luis Suarez race row.
  • Stoke have agreed a £1.6million fee for Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron.
  • Swansea expect to tie up a £2million deal for goalscoring midfielder Michu from Rayo Vallecano.
  • Junior Hoilett was reported to have agreed to join QPR from Blackburn last night.


  • Neil Lennon has admitted Celtic won’t be signing any more players until they know whether they are in the Champions League.

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