The hot transfer rumour of the day is that West Ham want to offload Lucas Neill, even if they don’t get a transfer free. Favourite destination appears to Galatasary and West Ham would even pay part of his wages.
I am not sure I see the Galatasary move as likely, although I certainly wouldn’t put up a fight to keep Neill, who has been a big disappointment since his high profile move two years ago.
One paper speculates that the deal will be done now but he won’t move away until the summer, when he is out of contract.
Other websites are also full of rumours of a double bid from Manchester City for Scott Parker and Craig Bellamy – a figure of £20 million is being mentioned.
In other news, Joe Widdowson has been sent out on loan to Grimsby.