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Transfer Talk is a 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 summer window.We will be digging into all the biggest storylines, both in the Premier League and around Europe, as we keep you up…

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    • Sep 1, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 119 EPISODES

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    Deadline Day winners & losers, what Saul brings to Chelsea & will Ronaldo win the title back at Utd?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 71:31

    This week, Pete and Dharms are joined by Spanish football expert Terry Gibson to discuss the fallout from another eventful transfer deadline day - they assess the winners and losers from the final day of the window. Chelsea snapped up the loan signing of Saul Niguez with just minutes to spare, Terry gives the inside track on what he will bring to Thomas Tuchel's side. Cristiano Ronaldo completed his sensational return to Manchester United on deadline day, but will he transform them into title winners? The panel debate that as well as where the summer transfer window leaves the Premier League title race. Pete and Dharms go head-to-head in the transfer quiz once more, before Pete delivers his final thought.

    Why Mbappe wants Real move, how Zouma fits into Moyes' West Ham & Deadline Day preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 76:43

    This week, Pete and Dharms are joined by European football expert Tom Williams to discuss the potential blockbuster move that could see Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid. West Ham could be set for a busy last few days of the window – the panel look at the imminent arrival of Kurt Zouma and whether Jesse Lingard will return to the London Stadium. The guys preview Deadline Day before Pete and Dharms go head-to-head in the weekly transfer quiz. Plus, Pete delivers his final thought.

    Arsenal's signings assessed, and who might leave? Is Kane even worth £150m? And why Juve might accept losing Ronaldo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 74:37

    This week, Pete and Dharmesh are joined by ESPN football expert Gabriele Marcotti to discuss all the latest news and gossip from the transfer window. The panel analyse two new arrivals at Arsenal as well as the futures of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, and with less than two weeks to go in the window and Harry Kane remains a Spurs player, will Man City get a deal done? (25:39) In part three, we'll discuss all things Italy with Gab, including the situation at Inter Milan, the return of a certain Mr Mourinho and the future of Cristiano Ronaldo (38:33). Plus Dharms provides us with his transfer round-up, and then goes up against Pete in the weekly transfer quiz, focusing on the 2012/13 season (62:02).

    What Messi's move means for Mbappe & Pogba, why Lukaku is Werner's 'dream ticket' & Haaland's strategy assessed

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 66:59

    This week, Pete and Dharms are joined by German football expert Rafa Honigstein to discuss what the knock-on effects will be for PSG after they secured the big-money signing of Lionel Messi (03:48). Kylian Mbappe is yet to sign a new contract at the Parc des Princes, so could Real Madrid come calling for him? The panel discuss that as well as PSG's chances of securing another free transfer signing next summer in Paul Pogba (11:33). Rafa explains why Romelu Lukaku's return to Chelsea could be the tonic for an improved campaign from Timo Werner (20:18), and he also discusses what the transfer strategy could be for Erling Haaland and his agent Mino Raiola next summer (39:03). Pete and Dharms go head-to-head in the transfer quiz once again before Pete delivers his final thought, this week on Tottenham's Harry Kane (55:20).

    Where next for Messi, Grealish in at City but will Kane follow? Why Chelsea want Lukaku back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 69:03

    The boys are back! This week, Pete and Dharms are joined by ESPN football expert Julien Laurens to discuss what could be next for Lionel Messi after Barcelona announced he was to leave the club (04:21). Are PSG waiting in the wings? Julien provides the inside track from the Parc de Princes. Manchester City have smashed the British transfer record to sign Jack Grealish, but will Harry Kane follow him? (20:16) The panel discuss that as well as the potential of another record breaking deal as Chelsea target the return of Romelu Lukaku to the club (44:59). Pete and Dharms tackle the first transfer quiz of the series, before Pete delivers his final thought… you've got it already… it's on Newcastle! (57:27)

    Deadline Day winners & losers, Liverpool's new backline & summer window look ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 58:59

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by football writer and one part of the Ranks FC podcast, Sam Tighe, to discuss the fallout from another Deadline Day. They assess the winners and losers following a busy 24 hours of activity (04:35). Liverpool had a frenetic final day, adding two new centre-backs to help alleviate Jurgen Klopp's defensive crisis – the panel assess their fresh arrivals and what their additions could mean for the likes of Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams (21:49). With the January window now shut, Pete, Dharms and Sam have their say on the Premier League title race, quest for European qualification and battle for survival (33:49). Plus, Pete and Dharms look ahead to the summer transfer window and the themes that could dominate (49:30).

    What Chelsea must provide to get Haaland, why Lingard to West Ham makes sense & the Deadline Day rush

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 59:55

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by European football writer Tom Williams to discuss the fallout from Frank Lampard's sacking as Chelsea boss and their appointment of Thomas Tuchel (02:53). They analyse the issues facing Tuchel, including improving the fortunes of big-money summer signings Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, and what he will need to do to land top target Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund (08:51). West Ham could be set for a busy couple of days and having tied up a deal for Jesse Lingard, the panel debate whether this move could reignite the winger's career and also chat about David Moyes' desire to add a new striker (22:18). With Deadline Day upon us, Dharms and Tom discuss the moves that could go to the wire and state which clubs need to be busy ahead of Monday's 11pm cut-off (41:15). Plus, there's news from Manchester City, Arsenal, Rangers, Celtic and much more, including Pete's final thought, this week on Rafa Benitez and the high-calibre managers currently out of work (51:39).

    Should Spurs cut losses on Bale, does Odegaard fit at Arsenal & can Barca young guns help keep Messi?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 67:54

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by Spanish football expert Terry Gibson to discuss the future of Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli and whether his path lays away from the club (02:50). They also touch upon the possible return of Christian Eriksen to Spurs and if the club should cut their losses on Gareth Bale (07:23). Arsenal's surprise bid for Martin Odegaard is assessed with analysis from Terry on whether it's the right move for the Real Madrid creative spark (29:48). Terry discusses all things La Liga, including the rising stock of Barcelona's young players and whether that could play a key role in keeping Lionel Messi at the club (44:03). The future of Zinedine Zidane is on the agenda as well as the contract stand-off between Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos and the club (50:51). Plus, there's news from Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa and much more, including Pete's final thought, this week on West Ham and David Moyes (59:20).

    Ozil's Arsenal exit assessed, Klopp's trust in Liverpool strategy & are Dortmund set for Sancho, Haaland auction?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 59:00

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by German football expert Rafa Honigstein to discuss the future of Mesut Ozil as the midfielder edges closer to finally leaving Arsenal. They touch upon the financial benefits for the Gunners as well as whether Ozil underachieved during his spell at the Emirates (04:15). The panel analyse the priorities of Manchester United and Liverpool, with Rafa explaining why Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to spend despite a need for a new centre-back (17:26). Rafa gives the inside track on a host of Bundesliga talent, including Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland, David Alaba, Dayot Upamecano and more (32:31). Plus, there’s news from Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Rangers and much more, including Pete’s final thought, this week on his beloved Newcastle (49:56).

    Inside Poch's PSG plan, should Chelsea back Lampard again & is Aouar the replacement for Ozil?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 65:08

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by ESPN football expert Julien Laurens to discuss the job facing Mauricio Pochettino at PSG (05:32) and what that could mean for the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as well as the likelihood of a move for Barcelona's Lionel Messi (16:48). Frank Lampard's future at Chelsea is under scrutiny following a poor run of form, the panel assess whether the Blues need to once again back their boss in the transfer market or start looking for a replacement (24:56). Is this the window Mesut Ozil finally leaves Arsenal? The panel touch upon that and if Lyon’s Houssem Aouar is the long-term replacement for the German (38:43). Plus there’s news from Manchester United, Manchester City, West Ham, Leicester and much more, including Pete’s final thought, this week on free agent Diego Costa (55:45).

    Is Raiola's Pogba outburst good for Utd, do Liverpool need a short-term fix & what's going on with Eriksen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 61:53

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are back for a new series of the Transfer Talk podcast as they look ahead to the January transfer window with the help of ESPN senior football analyst Gabriele Marcotti. The future of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is on the agenda once again following a new outburst from his agent Mino Raiola – the panel assess the impact of that statement and whether it may play into United’s hands (05:13). Liverpool's injury problems are assessed with Dharms and Gabriele debating whether a short-term fix may help as they look to retain their Premier League title (24:23). Gab assesses the top talents from Serie A, including the futures of Hakan Calhanoglu, Lautaro Martinez and Christian Eriksen (41:46). Plus there’s news from Manchester City, West Ham, Leicester and much more (56:10).

    Deadline Day winners & losers, why Cavani doesn't fit Utd's philosophy & is it Partey time for Arteta?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2020 66:48


    After a dramatic transfer deadline day, Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by German football expert Raphael Honigstein to discuss the winners and losers from a frenetic final 24 hours in the market (05:15). The panel assess Manchester United's final day acquisitions of Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles (23:25) and if their arrivals will signal an upturn in fortunes following the club's poor start to the new season (29:34). Dharmesh and Raphael analyse the failures behind United's bid to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund (33:20). They also examine the biggest deal of the day – Arsenal's £45m signing of midfielder Thomas Partey (47:34), with Raphael analysing Arsenal's prospects under Mikel Arteta this season. Plus, there's news from Tottenham, Everton, Leeds, West Ham, Celtic, Rangers and much more, including Pete's final thought (59:19).


    Are Utd set up for success in the market, does Pep's future hinge on Dias & deadline day preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 75:14

    With the transfer deadline just days away, Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by the New York Times’ chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith to discuss Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho and the possible alternative targets if a deal for the Borussia Dortmund winger does not materialise (04:51). Rory examines whether the structure of United’s hierarchy lends itself to success in the market (17:47), while Dharmesh touches on the players that could leave Old Trafford before the deadline (20:23). The panel analyse the big-money arrival of Ruben Dias at Manchester City (28:16) and debate whether Pep Guardiola’s future at the club hinges on the success of the Portugal defender (34:33). Tottenham’s search for a new striker is over after clinching a deal for Carlos Vinicius (46:31) – the panel assess how important a new attacking option is for Jose Mourinho as well as the long-term future of midfielder Dele Alli (51:23). The panel preview transfer deadline day, with Dharmesh and Rory sharing their favourite moments from previous windows, including the deals for Dimitar Berbatov and Robinho (54:59). Plus there’s news from Everton, Leeds, West Ham, Sheffield United and much more, including Pete’s final thought, this week on Newcastle striker Joelinton and transfer deadline day (1:09:29).

    Will Jose’s tough love work on Alli, evolution of Klopp's Liverpool & do West Ham need a takeover?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 72:01

    After another busy week of transfer activity, Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by European football journalist Tom Williams to discuss Dele Alli’s future and whether the writing could be on the wall for the midfielder at Tottenham (05:09). Dharmesh provides an update on the potential incomings and outgoings at Arsenal and whether the sale of Lucas Torreira could hold the key for a new midfielder to arrive at the club (21:31). Following the arrival of Diogo Jota and Thiago at Liverpool, the panel assess the Premier League champions' business (32:07), with Tom making the case that another evolution is happening under Jurgen Klopp (38:54). The panel discuss the arrival of Nelson Semedo at Wolves and the sustainability of the working relationship with Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes (40:20). Manchester City’s search for a new centre-back is also discussed (45:31), while the issues at West Ham are examined (52:08), with Tom analysing if a takeover is needed to take the club forward (56:35). Plus there’s news from Chelsea, Aston Villa, Leeds, West Brom, Fulham and much more (1:03:40), including Pete’s final thought, this week on Dele Alli (1:11:11).

    Will Bale succeed at Spurs, Thiago's journey to Liverpool, the lowdown on Villa's new signings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 64:57

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by Spanish football expert Terry Gibson to discuss Gareth Bale's return to Tottenham on loan from Real Madrid (4:25). Terry also runs the rule over Spurs’ other newest signing Sergio Reguilon and explains what he will bring to the side (17:55). Terry gives an insight into the journey of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from the youth ranks at Barcelona, ahead of his move from Bayern Munich to Liverpool (23:20). The impact Thiago’s arrival could have on Georginio Wijnaldum is assessed while Terry questions Barcelona’s interest in the midfielder (31:00). Dharmesh gives an update on Arsenal's transfer business and reveals how manager Mikel Arteta convinced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club amid interest from two top European clubs (36:00). French football expert Jonathan Johnson returns to the show to profile one of Aston Villa's potential new signings, while Dharmesh gives us an update on their transfer activity after another busy week in the window (44:45). Jonathan talks about the futures of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain (54:00). The panel take a look at how negotiations are progressing with Leicester and Roma over forward Cengiz Under ahead of a potential loan move (57:25). There’s also news from a host of clubs, including West Ham, Burnley, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and more, as well as Pete's final thought, this week on Gareth Bale (58:37).

    Messi & Sancho sagas assessed, what are Newcastle's ambitions & will Watkins step up for Villa?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 68:42


    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by Bleacher Report lead writer Sam Tighe to discuss Lionel Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona (05:00) and whether it is simply now a marriage of convenience for the forward at the Nou Camp. Dharmesh explains the potential breakthrough in Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho (12:00), while Sam examines why this transfer saga may be problematic for the club (16:27). The panel discuss what the arrivals of Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis could mean for Newcastle (20:42), while they also assess the issues at West Ham following the sale of Grady Diangana (35:28). Sam analyses the arrival of Ollie Watkins at Aston Villa (48:49), while Sky Sports News midlands reporter Rob Dorsett joins the show to discuss Dean Smith’s other transfer targets (54:05). There’s also news from a host of clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham, Sheffield United (1:00:20) as well as Pete’s final thought, this week on Marcelo Bielsa (1:06:57).


    What now for Messi & Bale, will Ole's strategy propel Utd & why Thiago is perfect for Liverpool

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2020 70:16

    Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by The Independent’s senior football writer, Melissa Reddy, to discuss what the future may hold for Lionel Messi (06:04) and Gareth Bale (17:45) after another interesting week in Spain. The panel debate whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting the credit he deserves for the transfer strategy he has implemented at Manchester United and what further additions need to be made following the arrival of Donny van de Beek (24:09). Melissa examines what Thiago could bring to Liverpool if he joins from Bayern Munich as well as Jurgen Klopp’s long-term transfer plan at the club (41:00). Italian football writer Nicky Bandini joins the show to provide insight on Everton’s new midfielder Allan (51:48) and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (56:18). Plus, there’s news from Chelsea, Leicester, West Ham, Newcastle, Celtic and much more (1:01:09).

    Lionel Messi special: Why he wants to leave, role of the Barca board & is Man City his next move?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2020 48:13

    In a special episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Spanish football expert Terry Gibson to discuss everything Lionel Messi. They analyse the reasons behind Messi’s desire to leave the Nou Camp (04:44), the Argentina striker’s meeting with Ronald Koeman (14:15) and how the Barcelona board have contributed to his unhappiness (19:41). But if he is to leave Barcelona, what will be his likely destination? Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom joins the show to evaluate Manchester City’s chances of signing Messi (25:04), while Terry analyses the possible reunion with Pep Guardiola (34:27). And finally, it wouldn’t be an episode without Pete’s final thought as he weighs in with his own view to what is becoming the story of the summer (42:45).

    Is Messi set for City, can Lampard's new look Chelsea challenge & will James & Rodrigo succeed in PL?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 67:26

    After another dramatic week in Barcelona, host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and ESPN football expert Julien Laurens to discuss what the future may hold for Lionel Messi after he asked to leave the club (03:51). They analyse the finances behind a possible exit from the Nou Camp and whether a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City is the next step for the Argentina forward (16:43). Chelsea continue to spend, and with more expected through the door, the panel debate whether Frank Lampard’s new look side could challenge for the Premier League title this coming season (26:22). Spanish football expert Terry Gibson joins the show to assess Everton’s move for Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez and Leeds’ deal to sign Valencia striker Rodrigo (42:06). Plus, there’s news from Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Celtic (59:41) as well as Pete’s final thought on former Newcastle striker Luuk De Jong (1:04:37).

    What Messi wants, how Gabriel would improve Arsenal & why Wilson, King & Brooks are PL bargains

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 65:02


    After a dramatic week at Barcelona, host Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth are joined by ESPN journalist Sam Marsden to discuss Lionel Messi’s future (01:52). The arrival of Ronald Koeman as manager is also discussed, including whether the Dutchman is destined to stay beyond the club’s presidential elections in March (12:05). French football expert Jonathan Johnson provides insight on Arsenal transfer target Gabriel and analyses whether a partnership with William Saliba could solve the Gunners’ defensive issues (18:11). Jonathan also chats about some of the best talents in Ligue 1 including Houssem Aouar, Rayan Cherki and Benoit Badiashile (26:46). Callum Wilson, Joshua King and David Brooks could be the next players to depart Bournemouth for the Premier League – so where could they be heading? Mark McAdam discusses their prospects and what they are likely to cost (41:03). Plus, there’s news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Leeds, Tottenham, Rangers and Celtic (56:00) as well as Pete’s final thought, this week on RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann (1:03:17).


    Has Sancho's Utd deal hit a snag, why Real Madrid need to sell & inside Bielsa's Leeds transfer plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 62:06

    After another week of twists and turns in the transfer market, host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and Spanish football expert Terry Gibson to discuss the standoff between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United over a deal for Jadon Sancho (04:00). Terry analyses the summer plans of Real Madrid and Barcelona – including the players that could leave the Bernabeu (22:02), the future of Gareth Bale, the managerial uncertainty at the Nou Camp and why Barcelona need to spend during this window. Tim Thornton provides the inside track on Marcelo Bielsa’s contract situation as well as Leeds’ transfer strategy as they embark on their first season in the Premier League for 16 years (43:24). Plus, there’s news from Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Celtic, Rangers (55:39) as well as Pete’s interesting final thought on FC Copenhagen goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson (1:01:20).

    Inside Sancho's move, are Auba, Willian deals right for Arsenal & is Martinez Aguero's successor?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2020 65:20

    With the transfer window in full swing, host Pete Graves is joined by Dharmesh Sheth and ESPN football expert Gabriele Marcotti to discuss the inner working of Manchester United’s deal to sign Jadon Sancho (02:12) as well as Alexis Sanchez’s departure from Old Trafford (12:32). Arsenal are also on the agenda, with the panel debating whether long-term deals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Willian are right for the club (23:18). Manchester City’s interest in Kalidou Koulibaly and Lautaro Martinez is also explored, with Gabriele providing expert analysis on all things Serie A, including the future of Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte (39:17). Plus, there’s news from Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Rangers, Celtic as well as Pete’s final thought on Gareth Bale’s future (54:43).

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 70:59

    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).

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 53:46

    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 special: Transfer request regret, picking Spurs over Juve & my best strike partner

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2020 56:10


    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 special: Turning down Sir Alex twice, regret over ref push & West Ham exit anger

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2020 58:57

    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.

    How Coronavirus will affect market, contracts conundrum & updates on Sancho, Bellingham & Ighalo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 74:36


    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 (06:05) and what this could mean for the summer transfer window (15:57). 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 (27:29). 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 (38:59). There are also updates on the futures of Jadon Sancho, Odion Ighalo and Jude Bellingham (56:48).


    Michael Ballack special: Choosing Chelsea over Man Utd, missing out on Real and Barca moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2020 38:33

    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 special: Nearly signing Shevchenko & Hazard, transforming Bale & Modric

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 61:40


    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.


    Henrik Larsson special: Why I stayed loyal to Celtic and my Man Utd regret

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2020 58:57

    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.

    Gudjohnsen & Hasselbaink special: Their Chelsea bond, Abramovich takeover & Jose vs Pep

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 46:18

    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.

    Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen review the January transfer window

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 54:49

    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.

    Why Bergwijn will be Spurs success, Newcastle takeover latest & is Bellingham the next big star?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2020 57:21

    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).

    What's going wrong at Man Utd, was Lukaku move a 'win-win' & where does Eriksen fit at Inter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2020 62:08

    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 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.

    Why Inter want PL stars, Spain's hidden gems & what's best for Cavani?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 58:13


    Sky Italy transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano provides the latest on Inter Milan's pursuit of Christian Eriksen, Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses (03:05). 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 (12:47). 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 (22:17). Spanish football expert Terry Gibson profiles Manchester City target Mikel Oyarzabal (38:53), while the future of Edinson Cavani is debated (47:12). Plus, there's news from Newcastle, Wolves, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and much more (55:06).


    Why Soumare is in demand, Man Utd's midfield future and Everton's Usmanov links examined

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2020 41:16

    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.

    Inside Barca's future plans, Kai Havertz profiled & is Jose's Eriksen criticism constructive?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2020 56:54


    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).


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2020 51:02

    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.

    Why United want Maddison, Gedson Fernandes profiled & what Zaha's agent change means

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 50:50

    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.

    Can Chelsea prise Dembele away, will Eriksen leave for free & Rangers, Celtic to spend for title

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2020 58:38

    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!

    Can Arteta revitalise Arsenal, what Ancelotti means for Everton & who is leading Haaland race?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2019 60:44


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2019 58:12

    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 Utd sell Sanchez, did Coutinho choose wisely and where would Neymar fit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2019 61:57

    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 will Neymar cost, why Real need Pogba and what next for Celtic after CL exit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2019 76:30

    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).

    Deadline Day review, fixing Utd's transfer strategy and Arsenal's new ruthless approach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2019 59:50

    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.

    Utd’s late Eriksen move assessed, how Derby will afford Rooney and what now for Lukaku?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2019 61:27

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2019 67:07

    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).

    Will Juve beat Inter to Lukaku, why Pepe will transform Arsenal & Bale left in limbo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2019 45:11

    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.

    What PSG want for Neymar, Ole anxious to land Maguire and could Everton trump Arsenal for Zaha?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2019 59:49

    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).

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2019 54:40

    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).

    Why Messi is key to Neymar deal, Real's Pogba tension and who calls the shots at Newcastle?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2019 65:06

    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).

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