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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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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.

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

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

    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).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Messi & Sancho sagas assessed, what are Newcastle's ambitions & will Watkins step up for Villa?

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

    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).

    • 1 hr 8 min
    What now for Messi & Bale, will Ole's strategy propel Utd & why Thiago is perfect for Liverpool

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

    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).

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Lionel Messi special: Why he wants to leave, role of the Barca board & is Man City his next move?

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

    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).

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

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

    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).

    • 1 hr 7 min
    What Messi wants, how Gabriel would improve Arsenal & why Wilson, King & Brooks are PL bargains

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

    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).

    • 1 hr 5 min

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