About 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.
Pete and Dharms are joined by football podcaster and writer Sam Tighe to discuss the fallout from another dramatic Deadline Day. They deliver their winners and losers from the final day of the window and from across January as a whole (04:58). They chat about Chelsea smashing the British transfer record to sign Enzo Fernandez and why Jorginho could turn out to be a masterstroke from Premier League leaders Arsenal (21:18). Dharms and Sam deliver their predictions for the remainder of the season (34:16) and there’s also a look ahead to the summer window, plus Pete delivers his final thought of the series (42:56).
Pete and Dharms are joined by one half of the <i>Beer and Honey</i> podcast, <i>The Athletic’s</i> Raphael Honigstein, to discuss the latest transfer activity. <i>Sky Sports News</i> News Editor Alan Myers also joins the show to chat about the latest at Everton as they prepare to appoint Sean Dyche and sell Anthony Gordon to Newcastle (04:17). The panel talk about in-demand Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo following a £60m bid from Arsenal (18:46). Dharms rounds up the other latest transfer news before Raphael discusses the future of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham and what the summer could hold for the England international (33:29). Plus, the panel preview Deadline Day and Pete delivers his final thought (51:15).
Pete and Dharms are joined this week by European football writer Tom Williams following a bonkers week of transfer activity. Belgium football journalist Kristof Terreur also joins the show as they discuss Leandro Trossard’s move to Arsenal and why he suits Mikel Arteta’s style of play (03:12). Danny Ings has joined West Ham - but will manager David Moyes remain there beyond the weekend? The panel chat about the latest activity at the London Stadium (29:01) before Dharms rounds up some of the other latest transfer news. The panel discuss the possible takeover at Manchester United (42:52) and then answer some of your questions, including whether Jude Bellingham could be joining Liverpool in the near future (56:12).
In a bonus bitesize episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, Pete and Dharms react to Chelsea trumping Arsenal to the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk. They discuss if the Blues will continue to strengthen this window and where next for Arsenal, having missed out on Mudryk and Joao Felix to their London rivals. They also chat about the future of Brighton winger Leandro Trossard following a public spat with manager Roberto De Zerbi. Plus, Dharms rounds up some of the other latest transfer news.
Pete and Dharms are joined this week by ESPN football expert Julien Laurens as the January window really kicks into gear. They discuss Manchester United’s surprise move for Wout Weghorst and whether the Netherlands international can thrive under the tutelage of compatriot Erik Ten Hag (04:36). The future of in-form Marcus Rashford is also on the agenda (11:45). Arsenal wanted to bring Joao Felix to the Emirates, but the Portugal international has ended up at Chelsea – the panel assess whether this is a good fit (16:56) and if Christopher Nkunku will join the Blues in the summer (30:20). Julien provides the inside track from Ligue 1 as well as on a host of other stars, including Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Marcus Thuram (39:13). Dharms rounds up the rest of the transfer news (53:52) before Pete delivers his final thought.
The boys are back for a new series of the Transfer Talk podcast! Pete and Dharms are joined by football writer Sam Tighe to discuss the opening week of the January window. Premier League leaders Arsenal are on the agenda and the panel chat about their moves for Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix (15:27). Chelsea are once again splashing the cash after tying up a deal for central defender Benoît Badiashile – but could midfielder Enzo Fernandez be next through the door at Stamford Bridge? (26:40). The panel discuss why he would be a good fit at Chelsea before chatting about the future of Tottenham boss Antonio Conte (43:27). Finally, it wouldn’t be an episode without Pete mentioning his beloved Newcastle United and their possible January activity (59:35).
Pete and Dharms are joined by football writer and podcaster Sam Tighe to discuss all the fallout from another dramatic Deadline Day. They deliver their winners and losers from the final day of the summer transfer window, as well as assessing the overall business done by Premier League clubs (05:45). Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back in the Premier League after completing a switch to Chelsea, but what can Blues fans expect? (28:10). That’s discussed as well as the late business done by Manchester City and Liverpool (41:45). With the window now closed, Pete and Dharms deliver their revised predictions for the campaign before Pete delivers his final thought (52:03).
With less than a week to go until the transfer window closes, Pete and Dharms go through the possible ins and outs at each of the Premier League clubs. Will Manchester United secure an £80m deal for Ajax forward Antony? Is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to seal a Premier League return with Chelsea? And what about Newcastle’s club-record move to sign Alexander Isak? All that is covered and more, including Pete’s final thought.
Pete and Dharms are joined by ESPN football expert Julien Laurens as Chelsea and Manchester United continue to scramble for signings as the deadline approaches. They discuss Chelsea’s transfer targets, including whether a move to bring former Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to the Premier League is right for the club (03:05). After a disastrous weekend for Manchester United, the panel unpick where they go next in the market with the cloud over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future still looming large (15:40). They chat about United’s pursuit of a new striker as well as the future of Marcus Rashford amid interest from PSG. Nottingham Forest’s spending spree continues – Julien provides the lowdown on French midfielder Houssem Aouar, with Forest closing in on signing him (30:52). Dharms provides a round up of the rest of the transfer news before Pete delivers his final thought (42:12).
Pete and Dharms are joined by European football writer Tom Williams as they assess the situation at Manchester United, with Adrien Rabiot closing in on a move to Old Trafford. They discuss what the France international will bring to United before chatting about the club’s overall transfer strategy after they pulled out of a surprise move to sign Marko Arnautovic (06:09). It could be a busy final few weeks for Chelsea, with Wesley Fofana their main target. But one player that will not be at Stamford Bridge next season is Timo Werner after he re-joined RB Leipzig (26:01). The panel discuss what went wrong for him in the Premier League before Dharms rounds up the rest of the transfer news and Pete delivers his final thought (39:32).
After returning from sunny Majorca, Pete joins Dharms for a special Newcastle United mailbag episode. They answer your questions, including the latest on Newcastle's pursuit of Leicester midfielder James Maddison. Plus, Pete provides further in-depth knowledge of Newcastle's transfer strategy, such as their desire for a new striker and if breaching Financial Fair Play regulations is a concern for the club's new owners. Dharms delivers the rest of the transfer news, with Marc Cucurella, Ruben Neves & Maxwel Cornet on the agenda (31:21). The guys also give their verdict ahead of the start of the new Premier League campaign – who are they tipping for the title? (40:28).
With Pete sunning himself in Majorca, Dharms is joined by ESPN senior writer Gabriele Marcotti & football writer and podcaster Sam Tighe. They discuss the latest on Cristiano Ronaldo as he continues to push for a move away from Manchester United (02:16). West Ham's spending spree goes on – Gianluca Scamacca is the latest through the door at the London Stadium, but will he be a success? (21:55). That's discussed as well as Chelsea's attempts to sign further defensive reinforcements, which is currently falling flat after Jules Kounde joined Barcelona (37:40). Plus, Sky Sports News' News Editor Alan Myers joins the show to chat all things Everton after they clinched the signing of Dwight McNeil from Burnley (49:20).
Back in 2019, Dharms sat down with legendary manager Harry Redknapp for a reveal all chat on his career. In this bitesize version of the interview, he discusses nearly signing Andriy Shevchenko for West Ham, predicting the rise of Frank Lampard and the battle he faced to sign Paolo Di Canio. Redknapp also dismisses rumours he was set to send Gareth Bale out on loan while at Tottenham, before detailing a heart breaking story about Wilson Palacios. He then talks about Tottenham missing out to Chelsea for Eden Hazard.
Pete and Dharms are joined by European football writer Tom Williams as Arsenal close in on their fifth signing of the summer, Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City (03:44). They discuss that before Tom provides the inside track on some of Ligue 1 and France’s top talent (14:38). He chats about Chelsea’s interest in Jules Kounde and Presnel Kimpembe and which of the two would be a better fit at Stamford Bridge (19:11). Robert Lewandowski has completed his long-awaited move to Barcelona, but will he turn them back into major contenders? (26:50). The panel discuss that before Pete has his say on Newcastle and whether business has slowed at St James’ Park (42.22).
Pete and Dharms are joined by football writer and podcaster Sam Tighe as Chelsea get their spending spree underway. Raheem Sterling has joined from Manchester City, with centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly set to arrive as well (04:23). They discuss that as well as West Ham’s striker hunt, with Armando Broja and Gianluca Scamacca at the top of David Moyes’ wishlist (22:43). Spanish football journalist Toni Juanmarti joins the show to chat about all things Barcelona as they get set to announce the arrival of Raphinha, but will Robert Lewandowski follow him into the Nou Camp? (36:23). Plus, Dharms discusses the latest business at Manchester United as they close on a deal for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez (50:13).
Back in December 2019, Dharms sat down with former Tottenham and Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov for a reveal all chat on his career. In this bitesize version of the interview, he reveals the factors behind his departure from Tottenham and clarifies rumours that he refused to play for the club in order to force through a move to Manchester United. He also discusses the infamous Old Trafford corridor walk with Sir Alex Ferguson on Deadline Day as well as the heartbreak of being left out of the 2011 Champions League final squad. Link to full episode here: https://bit.ly/3aodMLa
Pete and Dharms are joined by The Athletic's football expert Raphael Honigstein as Manchester United deal with the fallout after Cristiano Ronaldo asked to leave the club. They discuss what could be next for Ronaldo and United (03:06), before chatting all things Liverpool after Mo Salah pledged his future to the club. They chat about whether Jurgen Klopp's spending strategy has changed and the current youthful evolution of the squad (19:51). Richarlison became the latest new arrival at Tottenham - and more are set to follow. Dharms reviews the revolution taking place under Antonio Conte (37:23). Plus, there's Pete's final thought, which involves a holiday to France, a newspaper and Alan Shearer…(52:30).
Pete and Dharms are joined by football expert Terry Gibson as Leeds prepare to lose star men Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha. They discuss Phillips’ move to Manchester City and Chelsea’s bid to sign Raphinha (02:40). Terry gives the lowdown from Spain, including Barcelona’s pursuit of Robert Lewandowski as well as where Real Madrid may look to strengthen (19:23). With Seb Haller set for a move to Borussia Dortmund, Dharms lists his top three redemption stories for players that struggled in the Premier League but made it elsewhere! (37:01). Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan joins the show to give his assessment on Sven Botman, Frenkie De Jong, Tyrell Malacia and more! (48:44).
Back in 2019, Dharms travelled to QPR’s training ground for a reveal all chat with former Newcastle United striker Les Ferdinand. In this bitesize edition of the interview, Ferdinand reveals how a potential transfer to Manchester United was blocked. He opens up on his move to Newcastle, his relationship with Kevin Keegan and why losing the Magpies number nine shirt hurt him. Listen to the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3yeq7uh
Pete and Dharms are joined by football writer and broadcaster Sam Tighe this week as Arsenal begin to step up their summer activity. They discuss the £35m arrival of Fabio Vieira at the Emirates and whether Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus will be next through the door (06:09). It’s been a miserable return for Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea – but is a return to Inter Milan set to happen and could Raheem Sterling replace him? (19:17) The panel chat about that before Sam ranks his top three best value summer buys (36:00). It wouldn’t be an episode if Pete didn’t mention Newcastle – this week it’s an ode to his hero, Kevin Keegan! And the era that had Pete drooling over new signings at St James’ Park…(45:50).
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