Wednesday October 01 2008

Latest Transfer Stories


Cherries fail to gather Moss

Shrewsbury Town defender Darren Moss has turned down a loan move to League Two rivals Bournemouth.

Moss has made just four first-team appearances for Shrewsbury this season and was offered a switch to Dean Court.

The 27-year-old played under new Bournemouth boss Jimmy Quinn during his first stint with Shrewsbury.

But current Shrews manager Paul Simpson has confirmed that Moss wants to stay at New Meadow to fight for his place.

Simpson told the club's official website: "Bournemouth asked about taking Mossy on loan and as he hasn't been getting games recently I put the offer to him.

"Mossy thought about the move, but has decided that he would rather stay with us and fight for his place.

"Its good news for us as Mossy is a decent player and as has been highlighted over previous weeks we need a good strong squad to continue our recent good form."

Kyle clinches Pools move

Hartlepool United have snapped up Coventry City striker Kevin Kyle on a one-month loan deal.

Kyle has not made a first-team appearance for Coventry this season and had been wanted by several League One clubs.

However, the former Sunderland forward was keen on a return to the North East and could make his Hartlepool debut against Swindon on Friday.

Bulls ace attracting interest

A number of clubs are tracking Hereford striker Bradley Hudson-Odoi, understands.

The Ghana Under 20 international move to Edgar Street in the summer after he departed Fulham on a free transfer.

A number of clubs including Leeds and Crystal Palace showed a keen interest in the 19-year-old whilst he was a free-agent, but it was Hereford who persuaded him to sign.

Now Hudson-Odoi has taken little time in showing his credentials, with three goals in just five starts for The Bulls. now understand that a host of clubs are checking on the exciting prospect, aware that he only signed an initial one-year deal with Hereford.

Watford, Scunthorpe, Millwall and Leeds - who have maintained their initial interest - are all believed to have been keen observers over the past few weeks.

Redknapp rubbishes Pennant link

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished speculation he is considering a January move for Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant.

The former Birmingham star has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since arriving in a 6.7million deal in 2006 and he has fallen out of favour this season.

Pennant made a late substitute appearance in last weekend's Merseyside derby victory over Everton, but prior to that his only outing this term was in the Carling Cup against Crewe earlier in September.

A lack of first-team football has seen Pennant linked with pastures new and Portsmouth have been rumoured to be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old.

Blues land French starlet

Chelsea have agreed a deal for French starlet Jeremy Boga.

The Blues' French-based scout Guy Hillion has revealed that the club have struck a deal for 12-year-old Boga.

Boga plays for junior side ASPTT, based in Marseille, but he has now agreed to make the switch to West London.

"That is not a transfer, as the rules forbid it," Hillion told the Daily Express.

"Chelsea took him because he has the talent to play at the highest level. He's an excellent number 10."

Boga's father is currently working in London and Hillion admits this had a huge bearing on their successful capture of Boga - who was being tracked by French champions Lyon.

"We couldn't have signed Jeremy if Mr Boga hadn't been in London," he concluded.