Welcome to the Relocation Conversation. It’s what you get if you put transfer gossip into a thesaurus and is my angle on everyone else’s transfer rumours.
Burnley have offered £10m for Hulls Robert Snodgrass. If it was an attempt to unsettle a possible relegation rival then it backfired as the Tigers are likely to accept. The Clarets should take lessons from West Ham in future. In order to get your bid rejected you need to offer half of what someone will pay for Jeffrey Schlupp. All should turn out well though as Sean Dyche is reportedly a keen admirer of the Scot.
One player who won’t be moving this January appears to be Phil Coutinho. Despite the length of a contract meaning about as much as what it is written on, this will surely keep him at the club until the summer.
Liverpool, reacting to the fact that you have a better chance of winning if you concede less than three, are linked with William Carvalho. The Euro 2016 winning defensive midfielder is valued at £26m by Sporting but space is limited in the midfield of Klopp’s team. This smells of a move looking more towards European football should they make it next season.
Crystal Palace are looking to become a hotbed of fantasy football gold by signing former Blackburn Rovers goal scoring defender Christopher Samba. With one goal in every ten in his previous spell in the league he will look to add to that alongside FPL managers’ favourite Scott Dann.
Not content with just two defensive threats on the opposition goal, Allardyce is pursuing Patrick van Aarnolt from Sunderland. Big Sam seems unaware that Fantasy football and actual football are scored in very different ways. You can’t carry the points over, sadly.
Fenerbahce are looking to tempt Charlie Adam away from Stoke. The Turkish club are apparently in need of a player looking to shoot from 40 yards at every opportunity because it worked once. The exact fee is still to be agreed but a weekly Donner with chips and chilli sauce should cover Adam’s wage expectations.
Having just sold one striker who was never going to score again for the club, West Brom appear to have lost interest in another. Tony Pulis confirming that goal shy Odion Ighalo will be unlikely to join the club this month.
Gate engineers of West London take note, Ross McCormack may be in need of your services soon. After missing training and falling out of favour at Villa, he could be keen on a move back to the capital with former club Fulham.
If you are a Manchester United fan looking for any tenuous link to a world class player look no further than Antoine Griezmann’s brother’s Twitter page. His apparent tweet of a photo of Old Trafford is a sign that the French forward is on his way to England. Either that or Theo Griezmann just really likes United.
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Much has been said about Sunderland paying over the odds for poor players during the past few January windows. Well they have changed this attitude by signing a free player. That player is however 34 year old pocket tweeter Joleon Lescott. They may have sorted the over paying part, but I fail to see what he will bring to the perennial relegation candidates.