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Transfer Talk

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.

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What does the future hold for Arsenal, can Chelsea keep Hazard and who will join Gerrard’s Rangers revolution?

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).

1hr 1min

17 May 2018

Rank #1

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Are Fernandes and Van de Beek United's answer, Jose's Spurs masterplan and where next for Sancho?

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.

51mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Would Suarez fit in at Arsenal, which Serie A star could join Chelsea and should Celtic be spending more?

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).

53mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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What Ake, Torres bring to City, why Havertz is the real deal & is Sancho bound for Utd?

With the transfer window officially open, host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Rafa Honigstein and Terry Gibson to chat about Manchester City's recruitment drive as they close in on Nathan Ake (08:34) and Ferran Torres (18:19). Chelsea are also on the agenda, with the panel discussing the form of Kepa (29:00), their early business and the possible arrival of Kai Havertz (33:10). Manchester United's pursuit of Jadon Sancho is also explored by the panel, while Rafa reveals all on a host of Bundesliga/German players (45:40). Plus, there's news from Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, West Ham, Celtic and Rangers (01:04:25).

1hr 10mins

31 Jul 2020

Rank #4

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Chelsea's striker dilemma, is Real still Hazard's dream and can Arsenal land Carrasco?

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).

42mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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What Pogba is worth, inside Klopp's strategy and Arsenal's Ozil issue

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.

1hr 5mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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How will Mislintat’s exit affect Arsenal’s plans, which five players PL clubs should be watching and is Hudson-Odoi on his way from Chelsea?

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).

43mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Why Koulibaly is worth £100m, could Lo Celso replace Eriksen at Spurs and latest on Newcastle's takeover bid

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.

1hr 8mins

31 May 2019

Rank #8

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Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi dilemma, Solskjaer making his case and Deadline Day preview

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.

47mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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Inside Man Utd's overhaul, why Barca must make room for Griezmann and is Zaha ready for a top-six club?

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).

1hr 7mins

16 May 2019

Rank #10

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Dimitar Berbatov special: Truth on Spurs exit, Deadline Day move to Man Utd & CL heartache

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.

53mins

6 May 2020

Rank #11

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Are Sarri and Higuain the perfect match, will Tottenham sign a Kane replacement and why West Ham are targeting the next Luis Suarez?

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).

47mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Will Hazard replace Ronaldo at Real, is Courtois heading to the Bernabeu and what next for Man Utd target Alderweireld?

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).

53mins

17 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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Should Utd listen to Sir Alex, Klopp's message to the board and PSG's changing stance on Neymar

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.

1hr 4mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Can Newcastle survive without Rafa, Lampard's new-look Chelsea and the case against Arsenal's defence

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.

1hr 4mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Utd's Pogba options, Coutinho key to Neymar deal plus Vickery's Copa America verdict

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).

1hr 4mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Inside Dybala-Lukaku swap, Utd's £80m Maguire deal and would Fernandes ease Poch concerns?

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).

1hr 7mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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What Neymar wants, Utd's Sanchez gamble & who will Celtic and Rangers sign before deadline?

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).

58mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Will Man United revamp their transfer strategy, are Man City able to sign a keeper? Plus, what will Celtic and Rangers do before Deadline Da

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).

59mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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How do Real shift Bale, Arsenal deals on the rocks and will Joelinton rejuvenate Newcastle?

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).

54mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #20