Transfer Gossip

The first load of transfer gossip has been circling now we where we will be playing next year. As usual we aren't revealing this as news,but a round up where we discuss possibilities

First up are potential In's

David Norris

The Ipswich midfielder is available for nothing. Having been voted player of the season for the Tractor Boys this season, he is also their captain. It would appear therefore that Davies is accepting that McKenna is becoming a spent force and is looking to get a new midfield general in. Leeds are also interested, and apparently, Stoke, Wigan and Bolton. Considering these teams are being linked with every Championship teams midfielders, including Moussi, that may not be accurate. Norris is 30, and would be looking for his last big contract of his career.

Kris Boyd

Now his loan is up,there are rumours Billy would like to make this a permanent deal. For one, Blackstock won't be back for awhile yet. Boyd scored a few vital goals in getting Forest over the line for the play offs. However, he isn't cheap. He is on big wages at Boro and we would have to at least offer nearly as much to bring him here permanently. I can't see Boyd volunteering up a 50% pay reduction which would be the minimum to bring him here. Shame,I was impressed with the big guy in the last few weeks. Let's hope he values football ahead of wages.

Billy Jones

I've been aware of him fr a while, what with a former housemate being a Crewe fan,he used to wax lyrical about him. He is available for a free after Prestons relegation and would be a very hand utility player. Like a better version of Perch, he can play in defence or midfield. His name has been mentioned a lot and it seems very likely we are in for him. Like Norris above he was his clubs player of the season, and is also attracting attention from elsewhere. He captained the team in the last game of the season.

There are also vague rumours surrounding Scott Loach signing, which would seem to depend on Camp leaving.

Now for potential outs

Joel Lynch

Today Sky have linked the backup defender to Millwall and Bristol City. As he barely featured at times last year, either through injury or being down the pecking order,it may be that the Reds want to move on the 23 year old after a few years at the club without much impact. Since joining from Brighton he has only ever been a back up, and it might be time to let him leave.

Nathan Tyson

As we all know he is out of contract. And Derby are heavily linked. Tyson is injury prone, has made terrible misses and is now 29 years old.It is probably time we went our separate ways. Tyson often spoke of being settled here and a move to Derby would make things easy for him to not move his young family.That said, Derby fans remember Flaggate and might not be the most welcoming to the prospect of a vilified figure joining them.

Robert Earnshaw

Leicester were heavily linked with Earnie last week, and that might be a viable option. Earnie is on a sizeable chunk of cash a week and Leicester are flush wit cash, where as we have told the Welshman tat if he wants to stay he has to take a big pay cut. Earnie has been frustrating at times. He obviously has talent, and a natural finisher, but there are times it seems like he tries to score audacious goals and fail rather than make a simple pass at times. Might be time to let him go,unless he does sign a cheaper deal. He did say the other day on Twitter, time to make some decisions about his future.

Also out of contract, Julian Bennett, Paul Smith and Dele Adebola are all likely to be released, with little news on where to. Guy Moussi is also out of contract, with a number of clubs being linked,in England and France,however there is increasing gossip that Moussi may sign a new deal and stay on.

There is also unfounded gossip about Camp, Chambers and McGugan leaving.These are merely forum based rumours with little or no substance in them.