TRANSFER TALK

Ashton, Heskey and Nugent are all on the move

28 days to go until the window is flung open

Portsmouth striker Dave Nugent jumps on Hermann Hreidarsson

It’s only four weeks until the January transfer window opens and all eyes turn eagerly towards Manchester City in the hope they they will pump some money around and get a merry-go-round started. What better time than now then for The Spoiler to bring back it’s daily transfer rumour round-up? Here are the latest whisperings that we’ve heard:

Dean Ashton to the highest bidder
Everybody is expecting a FIRE SALE! at West Ham next month but which player do the Daily Mirror think is on top of every Premier League club’s wishlist? Not Robert Green, who starred against Arsenal and Liverpool, nor Matthew Upson, who has established himself as England’s third-choice centre-back. Instead it’s injury-prone pizza fan Dean Ashton, who may not play again this season, who West Ham are supposedly expecting £18 million for.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Any sale would surely happen in the summer and for a seven-figure fee

Emile Heskey to Aston Villa
The man who initially made Emile Heskey a Premier League footballer at Leicester, Martin O’Neill, admitted that he would be interested in signing Emile Heskey in January. Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has previously hinted that he would rather sell the striker in January than lose him for nothing in the summer.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: The O’Neill factor may make Villa a more attractive proposition than Everton or Spurs

David Nugent to Everton
Everton need to sign a striker on loan after both Yakubu and Louis Saha suffered injuries against Tottenham and the initial target Henrik Larsson appeared an inspired short-term choice. Plan B, to sign boyhood Everton fan David Nugent, who has yet to score a Premier League goal since joining Portsmouth for £6 million last summer, isn’t quite as impressive.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: There aren’t that many loan options open to them, though they could look at signing free agent Ronaldo


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