Transfer Targets; Round-Up

Amidst the window so far we can understand that some things are highly likely to happen.

Thomas Ince in the summer is almost certain odds to move but is not entirely certain where his future lies yet. Swansea are the favorites however to capture his signature m this window if he moves.

Brighton may be looking to lose some of the players they currently have. It is reported that new Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has made a move for duo Will Buckley and Liam Bridcutt. With a first approach reportedly rejected, it’s likely Poyet will return with a better, stronger bid for the stars which Brighton may not refuse. (Sky Sources)

Wolves Centre back Roger Johnson has joined Premier League West Ham on loan. With Sam Allardyce’s job currently under scrutiny he has loaned in the defender to bring some stability to the struggling Hammers. After being hit by 5 goals from Nottingham Forest in Sunday’s FA Cup game he could be in contention to make his Hammers debut at the weekend after the Capital One Cup tie against Manchester City on Wednesday. This will be Johnson’s second loan spell of the season after spending the first half of the season on loan with Sheffield Wednesday.

Rumours suggest that Nakhi Wells‘ days are now numbered at Valley Parade. After reported interest from fresh clubs Villa and Forest into the chase for the striker. He is expected to make an appearance however this weekend for the Bantams in the home match against Bristol City. Rumours report that Nottingham Forest are offering a player-cash swap deal for £1.5 Million and striker Ishmael Miller. Some other rumours suggest that Paul Lambert may offer £1.5 Million and either of young Jordan Bowery or Jack Grealish. No concrete information however on any of these clubs as of yet. However Reading have reportedly stepped up interest but no certain or definite approach has been made from the Royals. Manger Nigel Adkins gave little information away. Villa however in the past few hours have reportedly become the bookies favourites to sign the Bradford player now in what has been an intriguing transfer saga.

Everton Striker Nikica Jelavic has reportedly been a subject of interest from QPR. After he scored two goals in the previous weekends FA Cup tie against them he reportedly has received a great amount of interest. Roberto Martinez admitted as well that a few English clubs were pursuing the striker.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennesey has hit the transfer headlines after his shocking refusal to play against Gillingham in Fridays 1-0 defeat on sky. A number of Championship clubs are said to be monitoring his situation with the likes of Yeovil as well as Premier League Crystal Palace interested. In the last few hours, Hennessey has issued a statement however apologising for his actions.

Veteran Kevin Phillips is said to be in demand with Leicester currently leading the race to capture the strikers signature. After announcing his intent to keep playing football but to stay located in the midlands, the foxes may offer a deal for the striker to help the ongoing promotion challenge. Nigel Pearson apparently has been keen on Phillips as well.


Cardiff striker Nicky Maynard is apparently keen on a loan deal elsewhere and the Welsh club may offload him back to the Championship after the striker has struggled to make the starting XI.

Out of favour Norwich striker Luciano Becchio is reportedly being monitored by several championship clubs. The ex Leeds man has struggled to make an impact at the Canaries unlike former Leeds players Johnson, Howson and Snodgrass.

Scottish SPL top scorer Billy McKay is rumoured to be a wanted man and after 17 goals so far this term he has attracted interest from a few League One and Championship sides. He apparently has a price tag of £1 Million attached to him.

Chesterfield player Tendiya Darikwa has reportedly been watched by Manchester United scouts. The Premier League club are apparently monitoring his progress after his impressive start to the season for the Spirietes.

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