Transfer Rumours

Zola Out, Redknapp In!

By: SBAT Staff

Gianfranco Zola resigned as Birmingham City FC following the defeat by fellow Championship strugglers Burton Albion on Monday night. The Italian held the job for 4 months and won only twice in 24 games.

Zola had the following to say “I sacked myself, I decided to give in my resignation”

"I am sorry because I came to Birmingham with huge expectations. Unfortunately, the results have not been good and I take full responsibility.

"It is not that I like quitting, but Birmingham deserves better. If I feel I cannot help the players, why stay? If I cannot help the team, it is better I leave and let someone else do that.

"I feel very bad and very sorry. We worked with a lot of meaning, but unfortunately it didn't produce the results. It is all very disappointing."


So in comes Harry Redknapp after managing the Jordan national team for two games in March this will be his first full-time managerial job since he left QPR in February 2015.

Harry said “I got a phone call last night at 7 pm from the people of Birmingham,”

Redknapp spoke on Tuesday. “I drove to London and had a 10-15 minute meeting with them and said ‘sure I’ll come and do it’. My wife said to me ‘are you mad or what?’. I get fed up sitting around doing nothing.

“It’s not really a risk [for me]. They’ve won two out of 22. I haven’t got a magic wand, I’m not going to turn them into Real Madrid. If I can just get them going and get a bit of belief back into them and we can pick up a win or whatever we need to stay up – that’s all I can do.”

Harry brings a wealth experience from guiding Portsmouth and QPR to promotion to the premier league and also secured an FA Cup victory with  Portsmouth . He picked up the Premier League Manager of the Year award with Tottenham while qualifying them to the Champions league. Redknapp has agreed to take charge for the rest of the season but can extend his stay should he keep the club up. He has a task on his hands with Birmingham not winning a game since February and being three points off the relegation zone they travel to Aston Villa for the derby on Sunday who have suffered two 3-1 defeats in their last two games so will be looking to bounce back with a win.

The remaining fixtures for Redknapp and Birmingham City

Aston Villa (Away)

Huddersfield (Home)

Bristol City (Away)

Redknapp's Managerial Career

1983-92 Bournemouth

1994-01 West Ham

2002-04 Portsmouth

2004-05 Southampton

2005-08 Tottenham

2012-15 QPR

2016 Jordan National Team

Transfer News, Rumours and Gossip

By: SBAT Staff

  • Aston Vills star Jack Grealish looks set to chose represent England at international level rather than the Republic of Ireland. 
  • Liverpool will not make any attempts to re sign Steven Gerrard on loan in Janurary. 
  • Manchester City and Arsenal look to go head to head for te signature of Real Madrid's Isco. 
  • Chelsea target John Stones wants a £38 million release clause if he is to sign a new deal with Everton. 
  • Arsenal and Tottenham are both targetting a move for Switzerland star Breel Embolo. 
  • Florentino Perez has aid Real Madrid will not be signing David De Gea in Janurary. 
  • Tottenham's new signing Son Heung-Min is inline to make his Tottenham debut this weekend. 
  • Tottenham will consider loan offers for attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard. 
  • Harry Kane ignored potential approaches from clubs by blanking his phone whilst on holiday. 
  • Southampton manager Ronald Koeman looks clear favourite to replace Danny Blind as Netherlands head coach. 
  • Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes Manchester City's new signing Kevin De Bruyne is not good enough to get in their side. 
  • Some of Manchester United's senior players are not happy with the Dutchmans harsh training regime. 
  • Wayne Rooney has been called one of the greatest players of this generation bny Barcelona's Lionel Messi. 

Transfer News, Rumours and Gossip

By: SBAT Staff

  • Martin Demichelis has been linked with a move to River Plate in Argentina.

  • Juventus have revealed they will let Arsenal target Simone Zaza go in the January transfer window.

  • Manchester City may give a debut to Nicolas Otamendi if Bacary Sagna does not recover from injury.

  • Gareth Bales agent has revealed talks of him moving to Manchester United are nothing but rubbish.

  • Arsenal, Manchester City and Juventus are all ready to go head to head to sign Real Madrid’s Isco.

  • AC Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo is a target for both Tottenham and Liverpool.

  • Fiorentina are planning a January move for Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma.

  • Man United target Lucas Biglia has not signed a new contract at Lazio.

  • Bayern Munich had the chance to sign Kevin De Bruyne, but pulled out of the deal according to the stars agent.

  • Ander Herrera is a target for both Barcelona and Valencia.

  • Manchester United’s James Wilson is a target for struggling Championship side Derby.

Transfer News and Rumours and Gossip

By: SBAT Staff

  • France and Juventus midfielder has hintged he may leave Juventus next season. The 22 year old was linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer.
  • Southampton have revealed they will not sell Victor Wanyama. 
  • Manchester United goalkeeper could make his first appaerance of the season against Liverpool at the weekend. 
  • France striker Karim Benzema has revealed he did not come close to signing for Arsenal this summer. 
  • Manchester City's new winger Kevin De Bruyne has been warned he will be under pressure in the Premier League due to his hefty fee. 
  • Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with a move for Real Betis Dani Ceballos. 
  • Leicester's star man this season Riyad Mahrez is a suprise candidate for Barcelona. 
  • Arsenal are targetting a move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza. 
  • Marco Reus has been linked with a move to Manchester United. 
  • PSG made a late deadline day transfer bid for Cristano Ronaldo. 
  • Newcastle tried to sign Charlie Austin on deadline day.

Transfer News and Rumours

By: SBAT Staff

  • Emmanuel Adebayor has been axed from both Tottenham Europa League squad and Premier League. The Togo will continue to be paid by the club after they failed to offload him to West Ham despite giving him a big pay off. 
  • Saido Berahino edges closer to a move. The West Brom striker has angered the Baggies fans even more by posting a picture on a private jet after being given time off by the club. 
  • Jonathan De Guzmans agent was at fault for the collapse of his move to Bournemouth. The former Swansea midfielder was set for a move to the South coast, but it has been revealed that the deal collapesed due to his agent. 
  • Van Dijk explains why he chose the Saints. Southampton completed the signing of Celtic defedner Virgil Van Dijk, and it was revealed today that the reason the dutch start chose the Saints was because former Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster sold the club to him. 
  • Tottenham offered £25million in cash for Berahino. It has been revealed that Tottenham offered £25million in cash in order to complete the signing of Saido Berahino. 
  • Barca in for Everton target. Barcelona are planning a Janurary bid for Everton target Andiry Yarmolenko. 
  • Romelu Lukaku off to United? Romelu Lukaku has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester United in Janurary. 
  • Bayern Munich wanted Kevin De Bruyne. It has been revealed that Kevin De Bruyne could have joined Bayern Munich, before choosing to sign of Manchester City. 
  • Eliaquim Mangala looking to improe on last season. Eliaquim Managala has started every Premier League game for Manchester City this season, and the French defender is looking to consolidate his place in the Manchester City team, and improve on his performances from last year. 

Transfer News and Rumours

By: SBAT Staff

Here we have today’s top transfer news, rumours and completed deals from around World.


Paul Pogba


Its been reported that French midfielder Paul Pogba recieved a phone call from Jose Mourinho ahead of a move to Chelsea. 

Simone Zaza


Its been reported that Arsenal failed with a late deadline day bid for Juventus striker Simone Zaza. 

Andiry Yarnolenko


Barcelona are plotting a Janurary bid for Everton target Andiry Yarmolenko. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovich


Zlatan Ibrahimovich has revealed that his former club AC Milan were desperate to sign him in the summer transfer window. 

Ashley Cole


After being left out of Roma's Champions League and Serie A, Ashley Cole has been linked with a move back to the Premier League. 

Riyad Mahrez


Arsenal have been linked with a move for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez in Janurary. 

Victor Wanyama


Victor Wanyama will turn down a 5 year contract offer from Southampton, to force a move to Tottenham

Transfer Deadline Day Signings

By: SBAT Staff

Yesterday saw the end of yet another Transfer window, here at SBAT we will go through the day’s major transfers from the Barclays Premier League and SkyBet Championship.


Yesterday's Transfers.


Premier League

Anthony Martial (£36m) Manchester United

Virgil Van Dijk (£11.5m) Southampton

Ramiro Funes Mori (£9.5m) Everton

Michail Antonio (£7m) West Ham

Glenn Murray (£4m) Bournemouth

Papy Djilobodji (£2.7m) Chelsea

Nikica Jelavic (2m rising to £3m) West Ham

Joleon Lescott (2m) Aston Villa

Regan Poole (£100,000 rising to £500,000) Manchester United

Aaron Lennon (Undisclosed fee) Everton

Michael Hector (Undisclosed fee) Chelsea

Obbi Oulare (Undisclosed fee) Watford

Adlene Guediora (Undisclosed fee) Watford

Matija Sarkic (Undisclosed fee) Aston Villa

DeAndre Yedlin (Season long loan) Sunderland

Victor Ibarbo (Season long loan) Watford

Alex Song (Season long loan) West Ham

Victor Moses (Season long loan) West Ham

Nathan Dyer (Season long loan) Leicester

Tiago Llori (Season long loan)  Aston Villa

Matt Jarvis (Season long loan) Norwich City

Tomas Andrade (Season long loan) Bournemouth

Joe Bennett (January loan) Bournemouth

Miguel Layun (Season loan) Porto

Olivier Kemen (Undisclosed) Lyon

Sam Westley (Season long loan) VVV Venlo

Dwight Tiendalli (released by Swansea City)



Jacob Butterfield (Undisclosed fee) Derby

Jordan Botaka (Undisclosed fee) Leeds

Nathan Byrne (Undisclosed fee) Wolves

Richard Stearman (Undisclosed fee) Fulham

Ryan Woods (Undisclosed fee) Brentford

Adama Diomande (Undisclosed fee) Hull City

Stevie May (Undisclosed fee) Preston

Bradley Johnson (Undisclosed fee) Derby

Carlos de Pena (Undisclosed fee) Middlesbrough

Chris O’Grady (Season long loan) Nottingham Forest

Nathan Baker (Season long loan) Bristol City

Gabriele Angella (Season long loan) QPR

Michael Hector (Season long loan) Reading

Jamie Paterson (Season long loan) Huddersfield

Eoin Doyle (Season long loan) Preston

Matej Vydra (Season long loan) Reading

Ola John (Season long loan) Reading

Liam Moore (January loan) Bristol City

Tony Andreu (January loan) Rotherham

Vadis Odjidja Ofoe (One month loan) Rotherham

Lee Camp (Free) Rotherham

Kelle Ross (loan cancelled) Rotherham

Adam Hammill (Released) Huddersfield

Marvin Sordell (Released) Burnley

Transfer News and Rumours

By: SBAT Staff

Here we have today’s top transfer news, rumours and completed deals from around World.


Anthony Martial

It is understood that Monaco striker Anthony Martial has completed his medical at Manchester United. 

Virgil Van Dijk

Southampton are extremley close to completing the signing of Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk.

Cheikhou Kouyate

West Ham have rejected a £15m bid from Tottenham for midfeilder Cheikou Koyate. 

Aleksandr Kokorin

Arsenal are looking to sign Dynamo Moscow forward Aleksandr Kokorin on a loan deal. 

Victor Moses

West Ham have completed the loan signing of Chelsea winger Victor Moses. 

Aaron Lennon

Aaron Lennon has been lin ked with a move to back Goodison Park on a permanent basis. 

Ramiro Funes Mori

Everton have completed the signing of defender Ramiro Funes Mori for a fee of £9.5m.

Samir Nasri

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been linked with a move away from Manchester with Juventus his likely destination. 

Nikica Jelavic

West Ham have completed their 3rd deadline day signing by signing Hull striker Nikica Jelavic. 

Dwight Gayle

Crystal Palace have rejected a bid from Aston Villa for striker Dwight Gayle. 

Charlie Austin

Crystal Palace are now favourites to sign the QPR forward. 

Saido Berahino

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to make a third bid of £22m for West Brom striker Saido Berahino. 

Transfer News and Rumours

By: SBAT Staff

Here we have today’s top transfer news, rumours and completed deals from around World.


John Stones


Everton have revealed they have rejected John Stones transfer request meaning Chelsea will struggle to complete the signing of their long term target. 

Heung Min Son


Tottenham have completed the signing of South Korea and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Heung Min Son. 

Ivan Perisic

Inter Milan

Inter Milan have been heavily linked with a move for Wolfsburg midfielder Ivan Perisic. 

Fabio Borini


Watford have been linked with a move for out of favour Liverpool striker Fabio Borini. 

Julian Draxler

Manchester United

Manchester United have entered the race for in demand for Germand wonderkid Julian Draxler. 

Fernando Llorente


Sevilla have completed the signing of Juventus striker Fernando Llorente. 

Virgil Van Dijk


Southampton are becoming increasingly confident they can completed the signing of Celtic's Virgil Van Dijk before the end of the transfer window. 

Anthony Martial


Barcelona have been linked with a move for Monaco striker and long term Tottenham target Anthony Martial. 

Victor Wanyama


Victor Wanyama recently told Southampton he no longer wanted to play for the South Coast club, and he has now been linked with a move to his former boss Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur. 

Transfer News and Rumours

By: SBAT Staff

Here we have today’s top transfer news, rumours and completed deals from around World.


Jakub Blaszczykowski


Liverpool have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski. 

David De Gea

Real Madrid

David De Gea is extremely close to complete a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. 

Samir Nasri


Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri this week. 

Nicolas Gaitan

Manchester United

After failing to land Pedro from Barcelona, Manchester United have turned their attentions to Benficas Nicolas Gaitan. 

Federico Fazio


Everton are planning a move for Tottenham's central defender Federico Fazio. 

Axel Witsel


Juventus are planning a move for Zenit St Petersburg midfeilder Axel Witsel as a replacement for Arturo Vidal. 


Aston Villa

Aston Villa are looking to bring former Arsenal winger Gervinho back to the Premier League. 

Asier Illramendi


Tottenham are planning to hijack Liverpools move for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illramendi. 

Charlie Austin

West Brom

West Brom are lining up a move for Charlie Austin as a replacement for Saido Berahino.