Everton are close to signing a promising youngster, Phil Brown suffers more rejection
A further helping of transfer gossip, rumours and damned lies
Kyle Naughton to Everton
BBC Radio Sheffield claim that Everton have agreed a fee of around £5 million for Sheffield United right-back Naughton. The talented 21-year-old isn’t expected to discuss terms with the Toffees until Monday though.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Everton could have a fantastic all-English back four of Baines, Lescott, Jagielka and Naughton next season, all capable of making the World Cup squad. It’s unbelievable that Coral are still offering 5/1 on Everton being the highest-placed team outside the Big Four next season.
Fraizer Campbell to Sunderland
Sky Sports are reporting that Sunderland have had an offer of around £5 million accepted for the England Under-21′s striker. Phil Brown confirmed that the youngster has followed Michael Owen and Marc-Antoine Fortune in rejecting a move to Humberside.
The Spoiler truth-o-meter: Hull have now turned to Bobby Zamora, who must be delighted about being the fourth-choice target for the worst Premier League team of 2009 so far.
Franck Ribery and Zlatan Ibrahimovic staying put?
A huge gamble saw the Sky Bet odds on Ribery joining Liverpool plummet to 8/13 this morning but that has now drifted to 2/1 while the Frenchman is 6/5 to stay with Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic says he is “really happy” at Inter and has no intention of moving.