Transfer Talk is a podcast from Sky Sports News which features debate and analysis from some of the most well connected reporters in the football world throughout the transfer window. We will be digging into all the biggest storylines, both in the Premier League and around Europe, as we keep you up to date on all the latest developments.
Dimitar Berbatov sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on the moves that he did and didn’t make during his career. The former striker explains his humble beginnings and how he was nearly forced to sign for a club by a Bulgarian mafia boss. Berbatov discusses how he joined Bayer Leverkusen, their incredible 2000/01 campaign and why he was keen to emulate Diego Maradona at the Bundesliga club. He opens up on his switch to Tottenham, his partnership with Robbie Keane and the truth behind his exit from the club. Berbatov reveals the inner workings behind his Deadline Day move to Manchester United and the role Sir Alex Ferguson played in convincing him to join the Old Trafford club.
Jermain Defoe sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on the moves that he did and didn’t make during his career. The striker discusses his early beginnings, Harry Redknapp’s role in his controversial move from Charlton to West Ham and working with his childhood idol at the east London club. Defoe opens up on the infamous transfer request handed in 24 hours after West Ham’s relegation and reveals the truth behind what led up to it. He discusses his move to Tottenham, how he ended up linking up with his ‘dad in football’, Redknapp, at Portsmouth and deciding against a big switch to Serie A to re-join Spurs. Defoe explains the reasons behind his move to the MLS with Toronto and why he cut it short to return to the Premier League. He also reveals the Rangers legend that helped convince him to move to Ibrox and how he feels as his career enters its latter years.
Paolo Di Canio sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career, starting with his early beginnings in Italy and time with Lazio, Juventus and AC Milan. The former striker explains how he fulfilled a dream by signing for Celtic and why his time in Scotland lasted only one season. Di Canio discusses the infamous push on referee Paul Alcock, his brief exile from English football and decision to return to sign for West Ham. He opens up about his famous scissor-kick goal of the season against Wimbledon and why he twice turned down the advances of Manchester United, which included a call from Sir Alex Ferguson on Christmas Day. Di Canio reveals his anger at leaving West Ham and what he was prepared to do to stay at the club.
Pete Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporters Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol for a special episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, focusing on the effects that the Coronavirus is having on the game. They discuss the current state of play on when football may return and what this could mean for the summer transfer window. With player contracts set to expire on June 30, the panel discuss what could happen to these stars if the season is extended beyond that date. Sky Sports News journalist Lyall Thomas joins the podcast to highlight the issues currently facing clubs' scouting and recruitment departments as well as a concerning scenario facing a number of clubs in the Bundesliga. There are also updates on the futures of Jadon Sancho, Odion Ighalo and Jude Bellingham.
Michael Ballack sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career. The former Germany captain explains the early beginnings of his career, including winning the Bundesliga title with newly-promoted Kaiserslautern as well moves to Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. He discusses missing out on moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona before explaining his decision to join Chelsea despite interest from Manchester United. Ballack also discusses the fallout from Jose Mourinho’s first sacking from Chelsea, Champions League final heartbreak and that infamous semi-final clash against Barcelona.
Harry Redknapp sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all the deals that did and didn't happen during his managerial career. The former West Ham manager explains how he nearly brought Andriy Shevchenko to Upton Park, the battle he faced to sign Paolo Di Canio and bringing through the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe. He reveals why he was lured back into management at Portsmouth before explaining the reasons behind his infamous move to rivals Southampton and subsequent return to Fratton Park. Redknapp also discusses taking Tottenham into the Champions League, transforming Gareth Bale & Luka Modric and nearly signing Eden Hazard ahead of Chelsea.
Former striker Henrik Larsson sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career. Larsson discusses how his move to Celtic materialised and what Martin O’Neill did to transform the team into treble winners. He explains why he stayed loyal to Celtic despite interest from Manchester United and the reasons behind his departure to Barcelona in 2004. Larsson discusses his role in the Champions League final victory over Arsenal before revealing how his surprise loan move to United in 2007 came about. He also shares how Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville attempted to keep him at Old Trafford before sharing his own opinion on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate.
Former Chelsea strikers Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink join Jo Wilson and Dharmesh Sheth for part two of our special episode in front of a live audience. They recall how they both joined Chelsea in 2000, with Eidur revealing the Premier League club he could have moved to before making his switch to Stamford Bridge. The pair explain how their scoring partnership was formed, what it was like keeping Gianfranco Zola out of the team and the impact Roman Abramovich's takeover of the club had on the squad. Eidur discusses the differences of working under Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, while Jimmy explains how a dream move to Barcelona fell through.
Former Chelsea strikers Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen join Jo Wilson and Dharmesh for a special episode in front of a live studio audience in London. They assess the winners and losers from the January transfer window (09:10) and discuss Chelsea’s lack of business (14:05). The panel debate why Manchester United are struggling under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (27:17) and give their views on Tottenham’s January business (42:47) before answering questions from the audience.
Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan gives the inside track on Steven Bergwijn's move to Tottenham and explains why he believes the Netherlands forward will be a success in the Premier League (04:51). The panel also discuss whether Giovani Lo Celso is a ready made replacement for Christian Eriksen following the Denmark international's move to Inter Milan (15:19). Sky Sports News north-east reporter Keith Downie drops in to provide the latest on the proposed takeover at Newcastle (25:45), while EFL expert George Elek profiles Birmingham City's rising star and Manchester United target Jude Bellingham (36:17). There's also news from Arsenal, West Ham, Sheffield United, Celtic and more (47:20).
After a difficult week for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United We Stand editor Andy Mitten joins the show to analyse where Man Utd go from here (3:25). Dharmesh Sheth and Gabriele Marcotti discuss Paul Pogba's future (17:35) and why a potential deal for Bruno Fernandes is stalling (22:40). They also reflect on Romelu's Lukaku's exclusive interview with Sky Sports News (32:08) and analyse where Christian Eriksen fits at Inter (40:25). Terry Gibson joins the show to profile Tottenham target Willian Jose (43:32), and there is also news on Arsenal, Leeds Utd, Rangers and Celtic.
Sky Italy transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano provides the latest on Inter Milan's pursuit of Christian Eriksen, Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses. He also discusses what the future may hold for Manchester United loanee Alexis Sanchez before the panel assess Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's striking options following the injury to Marcus Rashford. Dharmesh Sheth provides an update on Bruno Fernandes' move to Old Trafford and examines the role super agent Jorge Mendes may play in the deal. Spanish football expert Terry Gibson profiles Manchester City target Mikel Oyarzabal, while the future of Edinson Cavani is debated. Plus, there's news from Newcastle, Wolves, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and much more.
ESPN French football analyst Jonathan Johnson joins the show to profile Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare (1:01), who is attracting interest from Chelsea and Manchester United among others. The panel also provide an update on Manchester United's pursuit of Bruno Fernandes (15:25) and discuss where he might fit in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's midfield. Sky Sports News reporter Alan Myers joins the show to discuss Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov's links to Everton (26:16) and outlines where Carlo Ancelotti is hoping to strengthen his squad in January.
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter joins the show to discuss Barcelona’s decision to sack Ernesto Valverde and hire Quique Setien (01:22). As Tottenham close in on the signing of Gedson Fernandes, our panel discuss whether he fits under Jose Mourinho (18:20), and examine where else Spurs need to strengthen. German football expert Raphael Honigstein joins the show to profile rising star Kai Havertz and discuss where the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder could move this summer (34:54). He also weighs in on the futures of Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner. Finally, there is also news from Manchester United, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Celtic and Rangers (47:28).
Portuguese journalist Filipe Dias and ESPN senior football writer Mark Ogden join the show to discuss Manchester United's interest in Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes and Ajax's Donny van de Beek. Jadon Sancho is attracting huge interest across Europe - the panel discuss the likelihood of a move and what club would be the best fit for the England winger. Sky Sports News north-west reporter Ben Ransom explains what a potential overhaul at Manchester City could look like if Pep Guardiola has his way and if Leroy Sane will be part of it. After Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko joined Tottenham's growing injury list, the panel explore what players Jose Mourinho may look to add to ease the burden. They also discuss the effect Mourinho has already had on Spurs and how he will look to evolve the team. And that's not all, we also have news from Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Sheffield United, Celtic and Rangers.
With Manchester United interested in James Maddison, the panel discuss whether it would be a wise move for the England international and why Leicester are confident of keeping him. They analyse United's search for a new attacking midfielder and what Jesse Lingard's change of agent might mean. Portuguese journalist Filipe Dias joins the show to profile Benfica's in-demand midfielder Gedson Fernandes. There are updates on the futures of Christian Eriksen and Olivier Giroud with Inter Milan interested in both players. Wilfried Zaha is also discussed following his change of agent. And EFL expert George Elek from the Not The Top 20 podcast joins the show to look at which Championship clubs could be busy in January with the race for promotion hotting up.
As Chelsea step up their efforts to add to their attacking options, ESPN French football expert Jonathan Johnson assesses their chances of landing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. The panel discuss why Manchester United pulled out of a deal for Erling Haaland and whether such a move would have set a dangerous precedent at the club. With less than six months to go on his contract, the panel weigh up whether Tottenham should sell Christian Eriksen or risk losing him for nothing in the summer. Former West Ham striker Tony Cottee highlights where new manager David Moyes should look to strengthen this month, while Sky Sports News Scotland reporter Luke Shanley discusses the title race and where Rangers and Celtic may look to add. Plus, we have news from Arsenal, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Wolves, Brighton and more!
ESPN senior football analyst Gabriele Marcotti joins Dharmesh Sheth and host Dave Reed to discuss Arsenal's move to appoint Mikel Arteta and the potential knock-on effects for the future of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Carlo Ancelotti is close to being named Everton boss - Sky Sports News reporter Alan Myers shares the latest from Goodison Park and what budget the Italian may have to work with. German football expert Raphael Honigstein joins the panel to discuss the impact of Jurgen Klopp's new contract, a potential January arrival at Anfield and the Bundesliga club leading the race to sign teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring a striker to Manchester United in January, the panel assess whether his priority should be elsewhere. With Chelsea once again free to sign players, the panel look at the players Frank Lampard may look to bring in before rounding up the rest of the transfer news.
What does Neymar want? French football expert Jonathan Johnson phones in to explain why re-joining Barcelona is Neymar’s preference (02:23). Jonathan also discusses the takeover of Nice by chemicals giant Ineos – which is run by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe – and how that might impact French football (09:22). Dharmesh Sheth and Nick Wright debate the pros and cons for Manchester United of letting Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling leave for Serie A (17:03). We also hear from Mason Greenwood’s former England coach on whether the teenage striker is ready for a bigger role at Old Trafford (27:50). As the Scottish transfer deadline looms, Sky Sports News reporter Luke Shanley joins the show to assess the business done so far and analyse whether Rangers have closed the gap on Celtic (37:38).
Should Manchester United should sell Alexis Sanchez? ESPN football analyst Gabriele Marcotti joins Tom White and Dharmesh Sheth to discuss Inter Milan’s interest in the Chilean and what the pros and cons are for United in selling him. (1:32)
Gabriele analyses which teams in Serie A have had a successful transfer window so far and assesses who can challenge champions Juventus. (17:34)
The panel also examine whether Philippe Coutinho will be successful at Bayern Munich and whether the move is a wise one for the Brazilian. (29:37)
We also take a look at where Neymar would fit in at Real Madrid and Barcelona, should he leave Paris Saint-Germain. (37:50)
What does the future hold for Neymar? French football writer Jonathan Johnson joins the show (1:51) to discuss the Brazilian’s future after Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain officials held talks on Tuesday.
With the new La Liga season starting on Friday, we get a full preview from Terry Gibson (15:39), who tells us why Real Madrid desperately need a centre midfielder (21:55), assesses the transfer business done by Real’s city rivals Atletico (29:27) and the players to look out for this season (32:25).
Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas delivers his damning verdict (34:25) after the club crashed out of the Champions League in the third round qualifier to Romanian side Cluj and tells us where Neil Lennon’s side must go from here.
The panel also discuss the new signings who impressed on the opening weekend of the Premier League (46:22), why Manchester United must keep Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba (46:15), and if Giovani Lo Celso can replace Christian Eriksen at Tottenham (57:10).
Plus, Dharmesh Sheth keeps us across all of the done deals and those that could happen in the final few remaining weeks of the European transfer window (63:37).
Were Manchester United right to sell Romelu Lukaku without signing a replacement? ESPN's Mark Ogden joins the show to analyse the club's recruitment strategy. Arsenal provided the biggest shocks on Deadline Day - and the Evening Standard's chief football correspondent James Olley reveals how a 'ruthless' new approach to transfers has seen them boost top-four hopes. Across North London there was plenty of business at Tottenham, too, but we reveal how one of their big Deadline Day deals almost collapsed in the final hours. And can any team break the stranglehold of the top six? We look at the potential surprise packages in the Premier League.
With Manchester United considering a late move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, the panel discuss the ramifications of such a deal and who Spurs will target to replace him if he leaves. Following Wayne Rooney's shock move to Derby County, Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett explains why the former England captain has made the switch to Pride Park and how the Championship side plan to finance the deal. Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano joins the show once again to provide updates on Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala and Joao Cancelo. Sky Sports News reporter Alan Myers discusses the potential late moves for Everton, while the panel assess Wilfried Zaha's situation and the targets for Crystal Palace ahead of Deadline Day. There's also news on Arsenal, Liverpool, Bournemouth, West Ham, Brighton and Burnley.
We get the inside story on the proposed Romelu Lukaku-Paulo Dybala swap deal as we talk to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano (02:30). He also discusses Manchester City's pursuit of Joao Cancelo, Everton's move for Moise Kean and Antonio Conte's frustrations at Inter Milan. Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur returns to give us the view on Lukaku's situation (21:00) and addresses concerns around Eden Hazard, after he reportedly turned up to Real Madrid's pre-season overweight. The panel discuss Manchester United's move for Harry Maguire after they agree an £80m deal with Leicester for the defender (37:30). We hear about Tottenham's move for Bruno Fernandes as the panel analyse how he would fit in under Mauricio Pochettino, whose strong words about the club's transfer policy are discussed (41:00). Arsenal's transfer activity is assessed after they sign Nicolas Pepe (51:30), and despite signing 12 players this summer, we hear why Aston Villa's spending is not over yet (57:25).
With a two-way fight happening between Juventus and Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, Paul Gilmour gives an update on the striker's chances of leaving for Italy (01:15). The panel also discuss whether Paulo Dybala could join Manchester United as part of a swap deal (08:15) and look at what a failed move would mean for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. Nicolas Pepe's imminent arrival at Arsenal is also on the agenda as the panel analyses how he would fit in at the Emirates (11:07). ESPN's Spanish football journalist Dermot Corrigan returns to provide the latest on Gareth Bale's situation at Real Madrid, why his move to China fell through and what options the forward has left (15:42). And after Real's poor form in pre-season, Dermot explains why the La Liga club may have strengthened their interest in Paul Pogba (21:38). There's an update on Everton's pursuit of Wilfried Zaha (29:38) as they move closer to a deal for one of Juventus' brightest young stars (34:38) and search for a replacement for Idrissa Gueye.
With Neymar wanting a return to Barcelona, French football expert Jonathan Johnson explains which players Paris Saint-Germain would be willing to take in a player-plus-cash deal to let the Brazil international leave (1:15).
What does Everton's £60m bid for Wilfried Zaha mean for Arsenal and Crystal Palace? The panel discuss where the winger is likely to end up (23:35).
Manchester United are still yet to meet Leicester's valuation for Harry Maguire but Dharmesh Sheth explains why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pushing Ed Woodward to get a deal done ASAP (32:30).
The futures of reported United targets Moussa Demebele, Nicolas Pepe and Bruno Fernandes are discussed as well (41:30).
The panel also provide updates on Paulo Dybala, Leroy Sane, Wolves, Newcastle and Aston Villa (50:16).
Gareth Bale must leave Real Madrid, according to his boss Zinedine Zidane and Spanish football journalist Dermot Corrigan explains why the club are willing to take a big financial hit to make it happen (01:27). He also explains how the relationship between Bale and Zidane broke down, and what impact the return of Neymar could have on Lionel Messi staying at Barcelona (13:08). Sky Sports News reporters Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol then zone in on north London to assess Arsenal's activity - with the club after two Tottenham targets (24:00). 'Mr Everton' aka Sky Sports News reporter Al Myers joins the show to explain why new arrivals could mean a major exit at Goodison Park (36:35). The panel discuss whether a potential record-breaking signing at Newcastle could inspire fans once again (44:36) - plus we round up all the other major deals including an update on Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes (46:51).
Host Jo Wilson is joined in the studio by Sky Sports News reporters Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol to discuss all the latest transfer news. Spanish football expert Graham Hunter reveals how Lionel Messi is playing a key role in Barcelona's pursuit of Neymar (01:04). He also discusses the growing tension at Real Madrid over Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (10:35). Tottenham's business is assessed as they look to offload players and sign a back-up striker (22:00), while Arsenal's hunt for a winger is discussed (28:10). Romelu Lukaku's future is on the agenda after Antonio Conte spoke publically about his desire to bring the forward to Inter Milan (41:13). North East reporter Keith Downie rings in to give us the lowdown on Newcastle after they appointed Steve Bruce as head coach (48:00).
Host Jo Wilson is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol to chat about all the latest transfer news. ESPN senior football writer Mark Ogden also joins the show to discuss possible outgoings at Manchester United and why they may need to sell Romelu Lukaku (01:28). The futures of Paul Pogba and David De Gea are also on the agenda, while the panel discuss the likely destination for Harry Maguire after he told Leicester he wants to leave this summer (15:18). Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas delivers his verdict on the fans statement to owner Stan Kroenke as well as the overall transfer strategy at the club (26:12). Chief News Reporter Bryan Swanson reveals what PSG will demand if they decide to sanction the sale of Neymar (45:10), while the panel discuss West Ham's club-record move for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller (54:08).
After Inter Milan and Manchester United hold talks over Romelu Lukaku, the panel explain why he will not be sold cheaply and would be difficult to replace (06:23). Sky Italia’s Valentina Fass joins the show to discuss whether Inter can actually afford Lukaku, as well as providing updates on Toby Alderweireld, Matthijs De Ligt and James Rodriguez. With West Ham’s pursuit of Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez ending, the Hammers’ move for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller is discussed (10:16), including whether he would be a good fit in the Premier League. As Aston Villa prepare to take their spending past £100m, Rob Dorsett phones in to assess whether it is money well spent (15:29). The panel assess how Antoine Griezmann will fit at the Nou Camp and whether there is also room for Neymar (34:50). Laurent Koscielny’s refusal to travel on Arsenal’s preseason tour of the USA is also on the agenda (38:58). As is the future of Dani Ceballos, with North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham going head to head to land the rising Spanish star on loan from Real Madrid.
Neymar is AWOL from PSG and the Transfer Talk panel discuss what it will take for Barcelona to re-sign him (01:50). French football journalist Jonathan Johnson joins the show to reveal why Philippe Coutinho is likely to be central to any deal (08:30), while South American football expert Tim Vickery dials in to give his assessment. Tim provides a scouting report of the new Brazil star that filled Neymar's boots at the Copa America (23:30) - and there's details of another set-back for Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez. Paul Pogba wants to leave United - but is in Australia as part of the club's pre-season tour. United We Stand editor Andy Mitten joins on the phone (33:29) from the club's base to explain just how the midfielder has been behaving - and where he could be going. Dharmesh reveals the possible Pogba replacements United are already lining up (51:22), before the panel round up the latest on deals at Burnley, Juventus, Man City, Everton, Tottenham and Aston Villa (01:00:00).
Host Tom White is joined in studio by Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth and Sky Sports football writer Nick Wright to discuss why Manchester United’s pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes could become costly (02:06). Dharmesh also reveals why David de Gea could be staying put at Old Trafford. Spanish football expert Dermot Corrigan joins to analyse Atletico Madrid’s £113m move for Joao Felix (18:03), why Jan Oblak is still not happy there (26:00) and explains Barcelona’s plan to sign Neymar and Antoine Griezmann (29:35). Paul Merson calls in to assess Chelsea’s top-four chances under new head coach Frank Lampard (39:25). And Dharmesh offers an update on the futures of Chelsea academy graduates Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi (52:16). The soap opera that is Marko Arnautovic at West Ham is coming to an end – the panel explain who could replace him (57:37). And we bring you up to date with all the latest transfer news from across Europe - with Liverpool, Aston Villa, Leicester, Sheffield United and Juventus all featuring (1:03:20).
Host Dave Reed is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur to discuss all the latest moves in the market. After Leicester rejected a £70m bid from Manchester United for Harry Maguire, the panel discuss whether the England international is worth a potential world-record fee for a defender (01:59). Kristof also reveals why Romelu Lukaku wants to leave United, the team leading the race to sign Youri Tielemans and the current situation surrounding Yannick Carrasco (11:48). With Crystal Palace holding out for £80m for Wilfried Zaha, the panel discuss if Arsenal can afford him and their possible alternatives (27:54). West Ham are also on the agenda after they rejected a bid from an unnamed Chinese club for Marko Arnautovic (48:11), while Sky Sports News north-east reporter Keith Downie provides an update on the future of Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff (52:20).
As Tottenham close in on the club-record signing of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, the panel examine the impact he could have at Spurs next season (2:12). They also discuss Chelsea's potential signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic and where things stand on Frank Lampard's expected return to Stamford Bridge (9:28). Ben Ransom joins the show to provide an update on Manchester City's pursuits of Leicester defender Harry Maguire and Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri (15:00). With Benfica's highly-rated attacking midfielder Joao Felix set to join Atletico Madrid, Portuguese football expert Felipe Dias explains why he is worth £112m as well as providing insight into what the future may hold for Premier League target Bruno Fernandes (29:50). Finally, the panel discuss where Manchester United may look to strengthen next after clinching a deal to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace (43:05).
After a dramatic day on Tyneside on Monday, when it was revealed Rafael Benitez would leave Newcastle at the end of this month, the panel examine the fallout from the popular Spaniard's impending departure (3:08). With Derby granting Chelsea permission to speak to Frank Lampard, our panel discuss how the Blues might look under the guidance of their record goalscorer next season (18:28). They also discuss the overhaul Steven Gerrard is overseeing this summer at Rangers as he seeks to build a squad capable of overhauling Celtic (26:30). Charlie Nicholas joins the show to discuss whether Kieran Tierney would be a good fit at Arsenal (31:26), while the panel also discuss the latest updates on a host of big-name stars (45:22), including Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Matthijs De Ligt, Dani Alves and Philippe Coutinho.
As Sir Alex Ferguson urges Manchester United to appoint Steve Walsh in a consultancy role to help with the club's structural changes, former United defender Danny Higginbotham assesses whether executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward should heed the advice of the legendary manager (3:00). Having previously been critical of big spending clubs, the panel assess whether Jurgen Klopp has had to overlook his financial philosophy in a bid to keep up with Europe's elite (25:04). The panel round up the other big transfer news, including Everton's move for Andre Gomes and West Ham's bid to keep Declan Rice and Issa Diop (32:23). French football expert Jonathan Johnson joins the show to provide the latest on PSG's pursuit of Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt (42:10) and gives updates on the futures of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Tanguy Ndombele and Nicolas Pepe.
With Frank Lampard the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, the panel assess the job potentially facing the Blues legend (1:51). The future of Paul Pogba is once again on the agenda after he stated his desire for a new challenge (14:11). The panel discuss if Real Madrid could be his next home and provide insight on United’s pursuit of Issa Diop (19:14). As West Ham begin their summer spending, we look into a growing Spanish influence at the club (26:45). Staying with Spain, La Liga football expert Terry Gibson examines the overhauls at Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid as well as giving his opinion on the imminent club-record arrival of Rodri at Manchester City (35:54).
As Juventus step up their pursuit of Paul Pogba, our panel discuss whether selling the midfielder would be the right move for Manchester United. With Maurizio Sarri heading to Juventus, we look at what is next for Chelsea and the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi. German football expert Raphael Honigstein reviews Bayern Munich's interest in Leroy Sane and what options are left for Mesut Ozil at Arsenal. Finally, Raphael gives an insight into Jurgen Klopp's strategy and predicts what the future may hold for the German at Anfield.
As Manchester City and Manchester United prepare to go head to head to sign Leicester’s Harry Maguire, our panel debate whether he is worth a world-record fee for a defender. Also discussed is United’s pursuit of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and why he is in such high demand after one full season with Crystal Palace. Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan provides an update on the future of Matthijs de Ligt and gives his view on which big stars from the Eredivisie are likely to move to the Premier League this summer. Finally, the SPFL’s all-time leading goalscorer Kris Boyd phones in to weigh in on what Rangers need to do to stop Celtic winning nine in a row.
Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur joins the panel to discuss where Eden Hazard will fit in at Real Madrid (01:30) and why Romelu Lukaku is considering his Manchester United future (05:05). Kristof also reveals which defender United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a top summer target for the club (09:25). Staying with United, the panel assess the futures of Paul Pogba and David De Gea as well as the imminent arrival of Daniel James at Old Trafford (15:10). London Evening Standard chief football reporter James Olley reveals the areas Arsenal will look to strengthen and the financial constraints facing manager Unai Emery (26:01). After Christian Eriksen admitted he was open to a move away from Tottenham, the panel examine what his departure could mean for Spurs and who could potentially replace him (44:36).
The panel discuss whether Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is worth £100m as Italian football expert Adam Digby joins us in the studio, with the latest on Juventus’ search for a new head coach and the future of Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri also on the agenda. Eden Hazard said he felt the Europa League felt like his Chelsea farewell, we give an update on his dream move to Real Madrid. Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett gives a lowdown on the business of the Midlands clubs with Frank Lampard’s future at Derby discussed as well as Leicester’s transfer policy this summer. There’s an update on the proposed takeover of Newcastle by Dubai-based billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed. South American football expert Tim Vickery explains why he thinks reported Tottenham target Giovani Lo Celso could be the perfect replacement for Christian Eriksen.
The panel are joined by Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur to get the latest details on Real Madrid's pursuit of Eden Hazard (1:44). With Maurizio Sarri set to hold talks over his Chelsea future, we look at how potential replacement Frank Lampard could hold the key to working with Chelsea's youngsters, with a possible transfer ban looming (22:10). Manchester United are closing in on their first summer signing as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets some of Britain's youngest stars, but will they miss out on one of Ajax's young heroes? (38:45) And reporter Keith Downie provides the latest from Rafa Benitez's crunch talks and explores how that is affecting Newcastle’s progress early in the window (51:48).
The expected overhaul at Man Utd is top of the agenda as the panel are joined by the editor of United We Stand, Andy Mitten, with the futures of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez all under the microscope (05:14). After arguably the greatest title race in Premier League history, how do Man City and Liverpool improve? The panel touch on potential recruitment for Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp (33:55). Spanish football expert Terry Gibson analyses Antoine Griezmann's decision to leave Atletico Madrid and how Barca will make room for him (40:14). What does the future hold for Wilfried Zaha? He’s told Crystal Palace he wants to leave, so could a top-six club be his next destination? (51:17) Finally, the panel discuss what the summer may hold for Chelsea, who are facing the prospect of a two-window transfer ban and losing star man Eden Hazard (58:02).
Host Tom White is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Pete Hall to discuss the fallout from another dramatic Deadline Day. They name their winners and losers and give their assessment on the clubs that secured the best business this January. Newcastle smashed their transfer record for the first time since 2005 with Miguel Almiron arriving at St James’ Park for £21m. But will that quell the fans’ discontent towards the ownership and convince manager Rafa Benitez to stay at the club? The panel debate whether the exit of Marouane Fellaini signals the start of a new era at Manchester United, while they discuss the importance of Anthony Martial signing a new contract. Finally, they look ahead to the summer transfer window and what the future may hold for the likes of Eden Hazard, Marko Arnautovic, Toby Alderweireld and Wilfried Zaha.
Host Laura Woods is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Pete Hall to discuss all the last-minute deals being done as the clock ticks down to Deadline Day. After Chelsea rejected a transfer request from Callum Hudson-Odoi, the panel discuss what else the club need to do to persuade the youngster to stay. Can Arsenal get deals for Ivan Perisic and Denis Suarez over the line? Our panel weigh in on that. They also discuss what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to do to land the Man United job on a permanent basis and what Ed Woodward's priorities will be heading into the summer. We also have updates on Newcastle, West Ham, Southampton and Manchester City.
Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career. Stam discusses how a move to Old Trafford materialised and why he felt he was never ‘tapped up’ by the club. The former Netherlands international explains how his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson deteriorated and why he felt the release of his controversial autobiography was not linked to his eventual departure to Lazio. Stam also reveals why he turned down the chance to return to Manchester when City boss Kevin Keegan came calling.
Host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Nick Wright in the studio - but we go to France first, where Jonathan Johnson reveals the inside story on why Monaco have got rid of Thierry Henry (02:20), and how Paris Saint-Germain are planning a role for Arsene Wenger to have 'free rein' at the club (06:04). Raphael Honigstein explains why Borussia Dortmund are keen on Wilfried Zaha (16:30), and what is holding up Callum Hudson-Odoi's potential move from Chelsea to Bayern Munich (20:57). We hear from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (38:55), Gianfranco Zola (43:52) and Rafa Benitez (48:30). Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan explains why Barcelona have shelled out so much on Frenkie de Jong (52:00), and why Marc Overmars would be a good choice for Arsenal to replace Sven Mislintat (58:44).
Host Laura Woods is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Michael Bridge to discuss Sven Mislintat’s imminent departure from Arsenal and how that could affect the club’s transfer plans (01:14). Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to reject a new £85,000-a-week contract – so will the Blues be pushed to sell him with less than 18 months remaining on his current deal? (09:48) The ongoing saga involving Marko Arnautovic took another couple of twists over the weekend – the panel discuss whether West Ham will continue to push ahead with a deal for Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez even if Arnautovic remains at the club (17:10). EFL expert George Elek joins the panel to chat about the five players that could make the step up to the Premier League in the near future (26:55), while MLS expert Andrew Wiebe gives us the inside track on Rangers target Matt Polster (35:47).
Former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to talk through the rise of the club. Cook discusses the early financial troubles during his tenure and the arrival of multi-billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour. Cook reveals all the details behind City’s mega signings, from Robinho to Yaya Toure, and what happened during talks with John Terry. He also explains how they looked at bringing in Jose Mourinho to the Etihad and why Pep Guardiola was always in their sights.
Italian football expert Adam Digby explains the reasons behind Maurizio Sarri's move for Gonzalo Higuain, the relationship the two share and how the Argentina striker will fit into the playing system at Chelsea (01:44). He also gives the inside track on Chelsea midfield target Leandro Paredes and analyses where Aaron Ramsey will fit in at Juventus. Could Tottenham dip into the market after losing Harry Kane to injury? Dharmesh Sheth assesses Mauricio Pochettino’s options (15:44). Is Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez the man to replace Marko Arnautovic at West Ham? South American football expert Tim Vickery explains what Gomez could bring to the Hammers and provides an update on Newcastle target Miguel Almiron (21:19). The panel go round the rest of the Premier League as we hear from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Unai Emery, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola (34:37).
Host Laura Woods is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Adam Bate to break down Atletico Madrid's move for Alvaro Morata and to discuss whether Gonzalo Higuain will be the man to replace him at Chelsea (1:28). Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur joins the show to discuss Eden Hazard's desire to join Real Madrid (11:30), why Michy Batshauyi wants to join Monaco (13:02) and Arsenal's interest in Yannick Carrasco (15:02). The panel react to Petr Cech's retirement (19:25) , before discussing Marko Arnautovic's desire to quit West Ham for China (22:48) and whether the Hammers can beat off interest from Chelsea to sign Bournemouth's Callum Wilson as a replacement (24:25). Finally, Sky Sports News Northern reporter Tim Thornton joins the show to react to David Wagner's surprise exit from Huddersfield Town (31:40) and to discuss Leeds United's plans for the January transfer window (34:30).
Host Dharmesh Sheth is joined by former QPR, Newcastle and Spurs striker Les Ferdinand for a special episode of Transfer Talk. The former England international reveals all about his playing career, including how a potential transfer to Man Utd was blocked. Ferdinand opens up on his move to Newcastle, his relationship with Kevin Keegan and why losing the Magpies number nine shirt hurt him. He also reveals why he regrets leaving St. James' Park and explains why his move to boyhood club Tottenham did not turn out as well as he had hoped.
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter joins the show to discuss why Tottenham's Christian Eriksen is Real Madrid's priority summer target, and whether Chelsea's Eden Hazard may join him at the Santiago Bernabeu. There are also updates on the futures of Jose Mourinho, Neymar and Willian, as well as Manchester United pair Ander Herrera and Juan Mata. The panel discuss the pros and cons of Chelsea moving for Gonzalo Higuain and why the club must fight to keep Callum Hudson-Odoi. Also on the agenda is whether Marko Arnautovic could follow in Dimitri Payet's footsteps at West Ham.
Host Michael Bridge is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Pete Hall to discuss Arsenal’s pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez and what role head coach Unai Emery will play in their attempts to sign him (02:04). Brahim Diaz’s departure from Manchester City to Real Madrid comes under the microscope, as does the intriguing clause involving Manchester United in that deal (13:11). Sky Sports Italy journalist Ghilda Pensante phones in to chat about Chelsea target Nicolo Barella (22:55), the future of AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain and the latest on Juventus’ quest to sign Aaron Ramsey. Scottish reporter Charles Paterson also joins the show from Celtic’s training camp in Dubai and discusses whether manager Brendan Rodgers will be given more funds to spend this month (40:56).
Host Dharmesh Sheth is joined by former Leeds and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink for a special episode of Transfer Talk. The Dutchman reveals all on his playing career, including the reasons behind his move to Leeds, his relationship with George Graham and why he felt forced out by David O’Leary. Hasselbaink explains how a surprise phone call sparked a move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea and why a January switch to Barcelona fell through. The two-time Premier League golden boot winner also discusses the reasons behind his decision to snub AC Milan and Champions League football for Middlesbrough.
Chelsea's battle to hold on to Callum Hudson-Odoi is hot on the agenda for host Pete Graves, who is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge and features writer Pete Hall (2:06). We hear from Maurizio Sarri, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Mauricio Pochettino and many more Premier League managers on their January transfer plans (10:57). Kris Boyd phones in from Scotland to analyse Jermain Defoe's shock move to Rangers and what it could mean for Celtic in the Scottish title race (26:02). Bournemouth didn't take long to replace Defoe - we'll discuss Dominic Solanke's £19m move from Liverpool (40:28). French football journalist Jonathan Johnson dials in to tell us the potential ins and outs at PSG, with Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey and Toby Alderweireld among the names discussed (43:28).
Host Tom White is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Michael Bridge and German football expert Raphael Honigstein to discuss where Christian Pulisic will fit in at Chelsea, what that means for Eden Hazard and which other Premier League clubs had been interested in the American. There's the latest from Arsenal as Aaron Ramsey weighs up his options for the future. We analyse whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given any financial backing at Manchester United in January. Our Scottish football reporter Luke Shanley looks ahead to a hugely important transfer window in the Scottish Premiership and will Tottenham finally spend money on new players?
Tom White is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Adam Bate to discuss the ramifications of Manchester United’s decision to sack manager Jose Mourinho and debate whether the current transfer structure at the club needs an overhaul (02:35). They examine the squads of the title challengers and top four rivals (24:58), while Pete Graves and Keith Downie join the panel to assess the current situation at Newcastle (45:42). Finally, Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker discusses the areas where Celtic and Rangers will aim to strengthen (1:04:29).
Host Tom White is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Pete Hall to dissect Manchester United's business model - and whether United vice chairman Ed Woodward took a decision over Anthony Martial's future out of Jose Mourinho's hands. Real Madrid are understood to have renewed their interest in Raheem Sterling - the panel evaluate the possibility of a move to the Bernabeu for the England forward. "Jack Wilshere or Max Meyer?" - Dharmesh and Pete are faced with an uncomfortable quick-fire review of the transfer window and the series as a whole. There's updates on the futures of Celtic striker Moussa Dembele and Leicester centre-back Filip Benkovic, plus Rangers' attempts to sign Eros Grezda. We have all the latest from Championship sides Middlesbrough, Millwall, Sheffield United, West Brom, Leeds, Blackburn and Ipswich. Finally, the panel answer your transfer questions.
Host Tom White is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Pete Hall to look at how clubs are dealing with the ramifications of the transfer window. After Manchester United's 3-2 defeat to Brighton, the panel discuss whether United's failure to sign a centre-back is coming back to haunt them (03:23). And with critics continuing to round on Jose Mourinho, Pete and Dharmesh evaluate the club's transfer history and assess the options for the future at Old Trafford. Manchester City are facing a goalkeeping crisis but what options do the Premier League champions have for a replacement? (25:36) Luke Shanley joins the show to look at what business Celtic and Rangers might do before the end of the transfer window in Scotland (31:34). There's updates on the futures of Tottenham's Danny Rose and Everton youngster Ademola Lookman, plus with Championship clubs still able to make loan signings, we have all the latest from Middlesbrough, Blackburn, Q.P.R., Stoke and Millwall (43:35).
Host Pete Graves is joined by Aidan Magee and Michael Bridge to discuss which Premier League stars could be leaving before the European windows close. Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba's relationship is assessed, after the Manchester United manager denied there had been a bust-up. The panel discuss United’s options for future windows and what that could all mean for Mourinho. Mido – a former client of Mino Raiola – explains what advice the superagent might give to Pogba and reveals how he nearly joined Real Madrid instead of Tottenham. Sky in Italy's Ghilda Pensante joined the show to go through all the last-minute deals being made on Deadline Day in Serie A. And, former Celtic striker Andy Walker has the latest on all the transfer activity in Scotland, as both Celtic and Rangers battle to keep hold of key players.
Host Laura Woods is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and former West Ham striker Dean Ashton to discuss the winners and losers from another hectic Deadline Day (03:40). The business of the Premier League’s top six is assessed by the panel, including Manchester United’s failure to sign a new centre-back (16:01) and whether Tottenham's lack of business could affect the players already at the club (29:15). Spanish football expert Rik Sharma joins to discuss Chelsea’s record-breaking signing Kepa (38:25) and reveals what the Blues would have paid if they had bought him last January. Everton, West Ham, Wolves and Fulham have spent big this summer, the panel discuss their season prospects (44:00). Dean analyses the situation at Newcastle (56:53) and discusses what clubs could be in danger of the drop this campaign.
Host Pete Graves is joined by Laura Woods and Dharmesh Sheth to chat about the final moves in the transfer market before Thursday's 5pm deadline. Kristof Terreur joins to reveal why he fears Thibaut Courtois will continue to miss Chelsea training - with Real Madrid in hot pursuit - (04:15) and why Manchester United's long-standing interest in Toby Alderweireld may come to a head on Deadline Day (13:22). Adam Bate joins to explain why United must keep hold of Paul Pogba - despite Barcelona's surprise offer (30:26). Jurgen Klopp has not ruled out more ins and outs at Liverpool before the window closes - the panel dissect any potential deals (42:47). There's an update on Tottenham's pursuit of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and why history suggests Spurs could still get their man (47:58). Plus news from West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Leicester, Burnley, Rangers and Celtic (53:55).
Host Pete Graves is joined by Michael Bridge and Nick Wright to discuss the futures of Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele, as Tottenham prepare to listen to offers for the trio. The panel also look at whether Anthony Martial's time at Manchester United is over and if a swap deal for Chelsea's Willian is realistic. With Leonardo Bonucci heading back to Juventus to join Cristiano Ronaldo, we look at whether the balance of power in Europe has shifted. After Rafael Benitez's latest criticism of Newcastle's transfer activity, the panel analyse their prospects for the new season. Plus, there is news from West Ham, Burnley, Leicester. Everton, Arsenal and Watford.
Host Tom White is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Adam Bate to discuss Jose Mourinho's frustrations with Manchester United's transfer business this summer (1:53). The panel debate which of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina is most likely to join United (5:02), as well as Mourinho's increasingly-strained relationship with Anthony Martial (10:15). There is also an update on the future of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and we analyse whether the Blues will be able to sign a viable replacement if he does leave this summer (16:25). The panel debate what Gonzalo Higuain’s move to AC Milan means for Chelsea and Alvaro Morata (20:45), plus whether Newcastle were right to sell Aleksandr Mitrovic to Fulham, with Salomon Rondon looking likely to replace him (29:03). We have the latest on the future of Robert Lewandowski (35:29), and there are updates from Liverpool, Leeds United, Wolves and Rangers.
Host Tom White is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Michael Bridge to discuss Manchester United's interest in Harry Maguire and what that means for their pursuit of Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld (2:15). The panel also examine Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Anthony Martial (13:50) and have the latest from Chelsea, where the future of Alvaro Morata remains in doubt amid interest from AC Milan (21:18). Rob Dorsett looks at how Wolves have entered the race for a Barcelona star (32:11) and analyses what is happening at Aston Villa, who have kept Steve Bruce but still appear likely to lose Jack Grealish (41:22). Aaron Ramsey's future at Arsenal is also discussed (49:45), plus there is news from Everton, Fulham, Newcastle, Tottenham, Bournemouth, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Host Ed Draper is joined by Michael Bridge and Adam Bate to discuss why Chelsea have joined the race to sign Anthony Martial from Manchester United (01:45), and whether the signing of Alexis Sanchez in January was worth it for Jose Mourinho (14:52). Sky Sports News reporter Alan Myers joins the podcast following a week away in Portugal at Everton's pre-season training camp and reveals details of "six out, four in" as Marco Silva rings the changes at the club - but was the new Everton boss right to spend £40m on Richarlison? (23:25) There is also news from Liverpool, West Ham, Southampton, Fulham, Wolves, Bournemouth, Rangers and Celtic (38:27).
Host Pete Graves is joined by Michael Bridge and Sky Sports football writer Nick Wright to discuss why Liverpool were right to make the record-breaking signing of Brazil No 1 Alisson (06:08). Bridgey provides an update on a Brazilian winger who could become Marco Silva’s first signing at Everton (17:03). Jorginho has already joined but there’s another of Maurizio Sarri’s old guard who could follow him to Chelsea (25:37). Keith Downie reveals a “stand-off” at Newcastle and what it means for Rafa Benitez (32:05). The best of the rest includes Burnley, Brighton, Bournemouth, Stoke and Derby (43:07).
Host Laura Woods is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Michael Bridge and Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur to discuss whether Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea for Real Madrid (03:33). Bridgey provides an update on potential incomings at Tottenham and gives the latest on the future of Manchester United target Toby Alderweireld (22:20). The panel also discuss whether Liverpool could revive their pursuit of Nabil Fekir (29:10), while Dharmesh details the other potential exits at United following the departure of Daley Blind (34:39). There is also news from Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle, Watford, Cardiff and Aston Villa (41:41).
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter joins host Pete Graves, Laura Woods and Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to discuss the reasons behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus. He analyses Real’s targets including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard as well as the future of Gareth Bale at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real’s interest in Thibaut Courtois and Alisson is discussed along with Barcelona’s pursuit of Chelsea duo Willian and N’Golo Kante.
Pete Graves is joined in the studio by Dharmesh Sheth and Laura Woods to discuss Antonio Conte’s departure from Chelsea as well as the players incoming boss Maurizio Sarri is targeting (07:04). Manchester City finally have their man in Riyad Mahrez, but where will he fit in under Pep Guardiola? (16:17) The panel discuss that as well as Xherdan Shaqiri’s impending move to Liverpool (23:32) and whether Arsenal could dip back into the transfer market before the deadline (28:00). Portuguese football expert Felipe Dias calls in to discuss the fallout from Rui Patricio’s controversial move from Sporting Lisbon to Wolves (33:14). There is also news from Newcastle, West Ham, Fulham, Everton, Crystal Palace, Celtic, Rangers and West Brom (39:23).
Host Tom White is joined in the studio by Dharmesh Sheth, Michael Bridge and Sky Italy’s Valentina Fass to discuss where Cristiano Ronaldo will fit at Juventus (04:27). Adam Bate provides an insight into Arsenal’s new recruit Lucas Torreira (10:30) while the panel provide updates on two other players that could arrive at the Emirates. Dharmesh has all the latest on West Ham (16:26), with the Hammers preparing to smash their transfer record for a second time this summer. Sky Germany’s Max Bielefeld discusses the futures of Robert Lewandowski, Max Meyer and Christian Pulisic (26:25), while there is also news from Manchester United (42:10), Everton, Newcastle and Rangers.
Host Pete Graves is joined by Laura Woods, Keith Downie and Guillem Balague to chat about Cristiano Ronaldo’s proposed move to Juventus and whether any last-minute hitches could prevent the deal from happening (08:00). Riyad Mahrez (21:16) and Jack Wilshere (28:35) are also on agenda with both close to signing for new clubs, while the future of Chelsea winger Willian is discussed with Barcelona and Manchester United interested (25:38). Keith gives the inside track on Newcastle’s activity and whether they could break their transfer record for the first time in 13 years (31:07).
Host Jules Warren is joined in the studio by Dharmesh Sheth and Adam Bate to chat about a pivotal week for Chelsea as they near a deal for Maurizio Sarri, and the players he will target for the club (02:29). Portuguese football expert Felipe Dias gives an inside look at the ongoing crisis at Sporting Lisbon and how Everton and Arsenal could land £30m-plus players for next to nothing (15:43). The panel dissect Real Madrid’s Neymar statement (28:35) and reveal the finer details in Mo Salah’s new Liverpool contract (32:38). There’s also a potential goalkeeping merry-go-round involving Watford, West Brom, Manchester United, Stoke and Bournemouth (40:34).
Host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Laura Woods to chat about England’s World Cup hopes against Colombia. Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur gives an inside look at Marouane Fellaini's new Man Utd contract including what went on during talks with Arsenal (03:28). In part two of an exclusive interview with Jermain Defoe, he reveals his one transfer regret (24:10). The Bournemouth striker also has his say on Gareth Bale’s future (29:42). Luke Shanley looks at who Celtic are targeting this summer and who Brendan Rodgers could be willing to let go (35:01). Finally, the panel discuss the future of Liverpool forward Danny Ings, as well as news from West Ham, Southampton, Bournemouth, Brighton, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Rangers.
Host David Garrido is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Michael Bridge to chat about which players have caught their eye at the World Cup (02:01). French football journalist Jonathan Johnson joins the show to discuss which players Paris Saint-Germain need to sell before the end of this month to comply with Financial Fair Play (04:14) and what the future holds for Nabil Fekir (09:40) and Anthony Martial (10:28). Dharmesh then sits down with Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe (16:50) to discuss the time he was pursued by Juventus and to get his thoughts on what awaits Wayne Rooney in the MLS (28:18). Finally, the panel give updates on two players who look poised to leave Manchester United (31:06) and news of potential signings for West Ham, Fulham, Southampton, Rangers, Millwall and Cardiff City.
Host David Garrido is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Michael Bridge to chat about what is next for Jack Wilshere (04:45), while Gunners legend Nigel Winterburn also joins the show to chat about the early business done by Unai Emery (10:10). Gareth Bale’s uncertain future at Real Madrid is discussed (24:45) and Dharmesh reveals why Chelsea’s ongoing managerial uncertainty could result in them missing out on a key summer target (30:55). Finally, the panel discuss where Fred is likely to fit in at Manchester United (40:02) and round up the rest of the transfer news (43:35), including the latest moves from Manchester City, Everton, Southampton, Brighton, Fulham, Burnley and Rangers.
Host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Michael Bridge to discuss the possibility of a fresh move from Liverpool for Nabil Fekir (04:45) and what the future holds for Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere (12:45). The panel then chat about the uncertainty facing Antonio Conte at Chelsea and the reservations the club has over prospective new boss Maurizio Sarri (18:22). Mexico World Cup star Hirving Lozano is next on the agenda amid interest from a Premier League club (26:34). Sky Sports News reporter Tim Thornton phones in to discuss who Leeds are trying to sign following the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa (36:58) before the panel wrap up the rest of the transfer news (44:42) with updates on Jorginho, Rui Patricio, James Maddison, Issa Diop, Joe Allen and Paddy McNair.
Host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Laura Woods in the studio, while Spanish football expert Rik Sharma phones in from Russia to discuss Antoine Griezmann’s decision to snub Barcelona (04:58) and what hiring Julen Lopetegui means for Real Madrid (10:59). The panel then discuss why Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United (25:35) and take a look at a number of players Arsenal are trying to sign (32:05). Tottenham’s bid for Jack Grealish is next on the agenda (45:40) before the panel touch on a couple of potential big signings for West Ham (52:10). Finally, former Celtic forward Andy Walker and Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd come into the studio to discuss the latest transfer news from the Scottish Premier League (55:33).
Host Pete Graves is joined by Michael Bridge and Dharmesh Sheth in the studio, while Sky Sports News’ Vinny O’Connor joins from Merseyside to explain why Liverpool’s moves for Nabil Fekir and Alisson have broken down (04:44). The panel discuss how Alisson’s next destination could impact Chelsea’s hold on Thibaut Courtois (15:50) – while Dharmesh also shines a light on the futures of Antonio Conte and Eden Hazard. Chelsea face competition from two Premier League clubs for Jean-Michael Seri – we have the latest on where he could end up (25:26). ‘Bridgey’ has a Transfer Talk exclusive regarding who could be next in line for a new Tottenham deal (31:11). Finally, the panel have updates on two of the Championship’s most in-demand midfielders, Jack Grealish and James Maddison – who have Premier League clubs queuing up (36:42).
Tom White is joined by Kaveh Solhekol for our special World Cup preview. South American football expert Tim Vickery joins the show (05:15) to discuss Fred, Fabinho, Alisson, Willian, Marcelo Biesla and also picks his players to watch in Russia. Kaveh Solhekol discusses new Man United signing Diogo Dalot (23:15) before highlighting players in the shop window at the World Cup (25:36). Sky Sports football features writer Nick Wright then picks six World Cup breakout players (35:50) before Rob Dorsett joins the show to talk about Aston Villa’s uncertain future and Wolves’ links to Jorge Mendes (45:32). Finally, the panel discuss what Marco Silva will have to spend at Everton and the Toffees’ interest in James Madison (56:26).
Tom White is joined by Michael Bridge to discuss Thibaut Courtois’ uncertain future at Chelsea (01:46) as well as the Blues’ pursuit of Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri. Spanish football expert Rik Sharma joins the show to discuss what Zinedine Zidane’s departure from Real Madrid means for Mauricio Pochettino, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and also sheds light on the future of Antoine Griezmann (08:10). Sky Italy’s Ghilda Pensante provides an update on Manchester City’s move for Jorginho (24:55) before the panel discuss Manchester United’s surprise interest in Marko Arnautovic (32:18). Finally, Rob Dorsett phones in to tell us the surprise club interested in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish (39:00) and give his thoughts on Frank Lampard becoming Derby County boss (42:44).
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Laura Woods for the second episode of our new season of Transfer Talk. The panel discuss Manchester United’s move for Brazil star Fred (07:04) and whether Chelsea’s Willian could be on his way to Old Trafford (12:34). Michael Bridge phones in to give an update on the future of Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld (19:36). French football expert Jonathan Johnson explains the role new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will have in the club’s transfer dealings (24:54). Finally, the group look to the new era at West Ham and what changes Manuel Pellegrini needs to make at the London Stadium (42:53).
Pete Graves is joined by Michael Bridge for the first episode of a brand new season of Transfer Talk. Kaveh Solhekol phones in to discuss how Arsenal’s search for a new manager is affecting their summer transfer plans (5:23). Alan Myers joins the show to talk about Wayne Rooney’s proposed move to the MLS (23:05). Leading Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur has the latest on the futures of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld and more (33:03). Finally, former Rangers striker Kris Boyd previews what is expected to be a busy summer in Scotland (48:31).
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Bryan Swanson to discuss the fallout from Deadline Day. Nigel Winterburn assesses Arsenal’s January business (4:15), including the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club. The panel also chat about Chelsea’s swoop for Olivier Giroud (19:50) and Man City’s failed bid to sign Riyad Mahrez (27:50) before revealing their transfer window winners and losers (43:53).
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Aidan Magee, Kaveh Solhekol and Guillem Balague to discuss Arsenal’s deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (04:50), the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Man Utd (22:10) and Man City’s bid for Riyad Mahrez (30:40). Jim White and Hayley McQueen reveal their favourite Deadline Day moments (46:37) and answer all your questions!
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Bryan Swanson and Guillem Balague to discuss the reasons behind Man City’s move for Aymeric Laporte (04:28), whether Mauricio Pochettino could be tempted by Real Madrid (10:41) and Arsenal’s continued pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (16:07). The panel also discuss Antonio Conte’s uncertain future at Chelsea (24:40), while Dutch journalist Milan van Dongen provides an update on Newcastle’s swoop for Nicolai Jorgensen (36:30).
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Aidan Magee to discuss the fallout from the Alexis Sanchez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap deal (05:10), Arsenal’s bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (13:55) and Tottenham’s pursuit of Lucas Moura and Malcom (20:27). Sky Italy reporter Ghilda Pensante provides an update on Chelsea’s double deal for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri (25:45), while the panel chat about Man City’s talks with Athletic Bilbao over Aymeric Laporte (41:30).
Pete Graves is joined by Guillem Balague and Bryan Swanson to discuss whether Alexis Sanchez will fit in at Manchester United (03:30) as well as Arsenal’s bid to secure Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (13:23). They also chat about Chelsea’s pursuit for a new striker and if Antonio Conte has the final say on transfers (29:05). Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool future is discussed (40:03), while Keith Downie also provides an update on the takeover at Newcastle (55:10).
Pete Graves is joined by Kaveh Solhekol, Bryan Swanson and Guillem Balague to discuss the potential swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (04:11), Arsenal’s pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (15:50) and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid future (22:45). Sky Germany reporter Marc Behrenbeck provides an update on Liverpool’s bid to keep Emre Can (37:50) and the panel also discuss Chelsea’s shock pursuit of Andy Carroll (44:06).
Pete Graves is joined by Guillem Balague and Hayley McQueen to discuss whether Man Utd will beat Man City to the signing of Alexis Sanchez (2:42), a potential Arsenal move for Malcom (9:25) and Everton’s pursuit of Theo Walcott (10:52). Andy Cole chats about his shock move from Newcastle to Man Utd, almost exactly 23 years on from the deal (30:43), while Kaveh Solhekol provides an update on the potential ins and outs at West Ham (41:46).
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Aidan Magee and Guillem Balague to discuss the aftermath of Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona (3:30). Impressionist Al Foran offers a hilarious perspective on the transfer window (13:55). Rob Dorsett provides insight on Arsenal’s pursuit of Jonny Evans (28:31), while French journalist Jonathan Johnson gives an update on Man Utd’s interest in PSG’s Lucas Moura (38:07).
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Guillem Balague to discuss the reasons behind Ross Barkley’s move to Chelsea (2:05), while Turkish journalist Emre Sarigul provides insight on Everton’s new signing Cenk Tosun (13:25). The panel discuss why Barcelona do not want to wait until the summer to sign Philippe Coutinho (21:22) from Liverpool. Keith Downie provides an update on the potential takeover at Newcastle (42:00) and the panel answer your questions!
Pete Graves is joined by Aidan Magee and Dharmesh Sheth to discuss whether Liverpool’s deal for Virgil van Dijk (3:56) has changed the market and the players Southampton are targeting following the sale (10:48). Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur gives updates on the futures of Belgian quartet Thibaut Courtois (15:28), Eden Hazard (16:45), Marouane Fellaini (18:34) and Toby Alderweireld (20:16). The panel discuss whether Man City will make a move for Alexis Sanchez (22.20) and what clubs are trying to sign Celtic’s Moussa Dembele (30.34). Peter Odemwingie (35:00) also recounts the infamous collapse of his move to Queens Park Rangers and the panel answer your questions!
Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol to preview the January transfer window. On the agenda, the future of Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil (5:50), Man City's interest in Virgil van Dijk (7:15), Everton's plans for Ross Barkley (14:50) and Manchester United's out of contract stars (24:10). Guillem Balague joins on the phone for a chat about the futures of Antoine Griezmann (58:08), Philippe Coutinho (1:01:10), Thibaut Courtois (1:04:23) and we answer the questions you asked us on Twitter!
Transfer Talk is a brand new podcast from Sky Sports News which will feature debate and analysis from some of the most well connected reporters in the football world throughout the January transfer window.
Our first episode comes out on Friday, December 22, when we will be delving into all the biggest storylines heading into January with analysis on the futures of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann and many more.....