SUNDERLAND ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Newcastle player Joey Barton acknowledges the fans during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light on January 16 2011 in Sunderland England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
I hate transfer rumors. I don't know why I'm still covering them really. This is why I hate rumors...
Everton FC unlikely to move for Jay Bothroyd or Joey Barton this summer - Liverpool Echo
EVERTON will not be chasing summer deals for out of contract Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd or Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton despite frequent reports to the contrary.
- Weren't these considered close to done deals. Ugh I hate rumors. What a waste of time.
Shane Long will be Premier League player - Marco Tardelli | Mail Online
Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long has been reassured he will be a Barclays Premier League player next season, despite Reading's heart-breaking play-off final defeat.
- And I hope to god it's for Everton. I have been keeping tabs on him all of last season just because he was so phenomenal without even thinking of him as a potential transfer target. I seriously think he can be a really good player in the EPL.
This isn't a rumor, this actually happened:
Everton release trio | Everton News, Fixtures, Results, Transfers | Sky Sports
Everton have released Iain Turner, Hope Akpan and Kieran Agard after their contracts expired.