West Bromwich Rumors & News

  • West Brom: Derby hero Craig Gardner says Alan Irvine will lift Albion out of trouble

    Birmingham Mail "Craig Gardner says Alan Irvine will lead West Bromwich Albion onwards and upwards and the whole squad are behind him. Gardner’s high-fived the Baggies boss after scoring the only goal of the game as Albion beat local rivals Villa. “It wasn’t pre-planned at all,” he said. “We came in at half..." December 16

  • West Brom players doing all they can to keep Alan Irvine in job

    Daily Star "Alan Irvine is not massively popular among supporters but the Baggies manager halted a run of four defeats with a precious point against fellow strugglers Hull. It might have been more had Graham Dorrans not had a penalty saved by Allan McGregor in the early stages. But the draw stopped the..." December 08

  • West Ham and Swansea keen on January loan for Barcelona starlet Munir El Haddadi

    Daily Mirror "The Spaniard, who made his international debut for Spain earlier this season, is seen as one of the brightest young stars at the Nou Camp but could move short-term. Barcelona are fielding calls from the Premier League about taking Munir El Haddadi on loan in January. The Catalan giants have..." November 29

  • West Brom striker Saido Berahino arrested for drinking and driving

    BBC "West Bromwich Albion and England striker Saido Berahino is to be questioned after being arrested for drink-driving. The footballer was stopped on the M6 near junction 20 for Lymm, Cheshire, just before 04:00 BST on 22 October. Two days previously, Berahino had scored in the 2-2 draw against..." November 26

  • Tottenham will have to pay over £15m to land hot shot Saido Berahino, warns West Brom boss Alan Irvine

    Daily Mail "West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has warned potential suitors Saido Berahino is worth more than £15million. The red-hot striker is the top scoring Englishman in the Barclays Premier League with five goals and helped fire England Under 21s to Euro 2015 this month. Tottenham had been linked..." October 18

  • Report: Tottenham Hotspur set to bid $24 million for Saido Berahino

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to reports, Saido Berahino is being targeted by Tottenham Hotspur. The 21-year-old West Bromwich Albion striker has had a fine start to the season — scoring five goals in his first seven PL matches — and that has apparently caught the attention of Spurs boss Mauricio..." October 11

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

  • West Brom prepared to sell Saido Berahino if a top club comes calling admits boss Alan Irvine

    Daily Mirror "West Brom boss Alan Irvine insists he will not stand in Saido Berahino’s way if a big club comes calling. The Hawthorns hotshot, 21, is the top English scorer in the Premier League but just missed out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s squad for next week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers. But Irvine believes..." October 03

  • West Bromwich Albion: Alan Irvine adds his voice to the Saido Berahino for England calls

    Birmingham Mail "Alan Irvine upheld Saido Berahino’s England claims after the youngster’s brace fired West Brom into the top half of the table. The youngster scored either time of half-time to take his tally for the season to five - four in the Premier League - and establish himself as the leading English..." September 29

  • Graham Dorrans agrees to fresh three-year deal at West Brom

    The Express "A 12-month option on Dorrans' previous deal had already been activated by Albion this summer and he has now put pen to paper on fresh terms that commit him to the Baggies until 2017. The 27-year-old Scotland international joined West Brom from Livingston in 2008, making 167 appearances in all..." July 16

  • Chris Baird in 'advanced talks' to sign for Albion

    Birmingham Mail "West Bromwich Albion hope to make their third summer signing in the coming days - with Chris Baird in advanced talks over a potential move. The experienced ex-Fulham right-back, who played seven games for Burnley last season, is due for a medical with a view to signing on a Bosman free transfer" July 07

  • Joleon Lescott joins West Bromwich Albion on two-year contract

    The Guardian "West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of the defender Joleon Lescott on a two-year contract. The England international joins the club as a free agent from 1 July after ending his five-year spell at Manchester City. The 31-year-old won two Premier League titles at the Etihad Stadium..." June 20

  • Premier League revenues top £2.5 billion

    Fox Sports "Commercial revenue increased by 21% at Premier League clubs in the 2012/13 season and topped £2.5 billion for the first time, according to the Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte. However, over 75% of the revenue increase was spent on wages, which rose by £125m (8%) to £1.8billion and..." June 05

  • Newcastle preparing bid for West Brom's Saido Berahino to boost strike force

    Daily Mail "Newcastle are lining up a summer swoop for West Bromwich forward Saido Berahino. Magpies boss Alan Pardew wants to strengthen his forward line this summer and has identified the England Under 21 international as target. Initial overtures have already taken place regarding a potential move to..." May 15

  • Loic Remy watches Arsenal victory over West Brom to fuel speculation of a move to the Emirates

    Daily Mail "Loic Remy was among the crowd at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday – fuelling speculation of a move to Arsenal. The Newcastle loanee – who scored his 14th of the season during United’s 3-0 win over Cardiff on Saturday – is set to quit Queens Park Rangers this summer and, despite interest from the..." May 05

  • West Brom boss Pepe Mel set for the axe EVEN if he keeps them up

    Daily Star "Mel's days look numbered after the Baggies began the search for a new manager and a possible overhaul of their coaching setup. Mel has steered Albion to the brink of survival thanks to three wins in their last seven games. But the prospect of the Spaniard being replaced in the summer is..." April 29

  • Anelka's move to Brazil is off after striker skips meeting with new club to attend Islamic conference

    Daily Mail "Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro have said they will not sign sacked West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club. Atletico director Eduardo Maluf was expecting Anelka to arrive on Monday, but has since been informed by the Frenchman's agents that he..." April 16

  • Tottenham plot Ben Foster transfer from West Brom as Hugo Lloris' replacement

    Daily Mirror "England keeper Ben Foster has shot to the top of Tottenham’s wanted list – as Hugo Lloris nears the exit. West Bromwich Albion No.1 Foster is now the leading contender to fill Frenchman Lloris’s gloves. And the relegation-threatened Baggies’ stopper confirmed the White Hart Lane club's high..." April 14

  • He's the new Bergkamp! Tim Sherwood hails Tottenham ace Eriksen after West Brom showing

    Daily Star "And to really rub salt in, he thinks last-gasp game saver Christian Eriksen has more than a hint of Dennis Bergkamp about him. Dutch star Bergkamp is a Gunners legend with a bronze statue outside The Emirates to prove it. But he must be wondering whether it was Arsene Wenger who was caught..." April 14

  • Saido Berahino considers legal action after row with James Morrison

    The Guardian "Saido Berahino future at West Bromwich Albion is in serious doubt after it emerged that the striker is considering taking legal action against his team-mate James Morrison, after he was allegedly punched during an altercation in the dressing room following Saturday's 3-3 draw with Cardiff City at..." April 02

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    Nicolas Anelka has announced on his twitter account that he will leave West Brom with immediate effect. (Source: @anelkaofficiel)

  • Moore: West Brom have enough character to escape relegation

    talkSport "The West Midlands outfit are involved in an almighty scrap at the foot of the top flight table, with all of the bottom 11 teams still in danger of the drop. West Brom are without a win in eight games under new boss Pepe Mel, who was appointed as successor to axed boss Steve Clarke in January,..." March 11

  • Nicolas Anelka and FA set to accept five-game ban for 'quenelle' gesture

    The Guardian "The Football Association and Nicolas Anelka appear set to accept the five-match ban imposed on the West Bromwich Albion striker for his quenelle gesture by an independent panel when the written reasons behind the decision are published on Thursday. The five-match ban and £80,000 fine imposed on..." March 06

  • West Brom striker Anelka banned for FIVE matches and fined £80,000 for making 'quenelle' gesture

    Daily Mail "Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches for his controversial 'quenelle' gesture. Anelka has also been fined £80,000 and must pay the full cost of the hearing. The West Brom striker, who has the right to appeal, has been found guilty by an independent FA of making a gesture that was..." February 27

  • Nicolas Anelka's disciplinary hearing over controversial 'quenelle' gesture to begin next week

    Daily Mirror "The disciplinary hearing into Nicolas Anelka's quenelle gesture is due to start early next week. Last month, the Frenchman was charged by the Football Association with performing an alleged anti-Semitic gesture during West Brom's match with West Ham on December 28. Anelka subsequently denied..." February 18

  • West Brom ready for 'Mickey Mouse' Chelsea clash

    The Express "Mourinho labelled Albion’s Jonas Olsson a ‘Mickey Mouse player’ and West Brom a ‘Mickey Mouse club’ after the controversial game at Stamford Bridge three months ago. Ramires went down for a controversial penalty in the fourth and final minute of injury time that enraged West Brom and Eden..." February 11

  • West Brom fear Nicolas Anelka may quit football over potential lengthy ban

    Daily Star "The 34-year-old star has ben charged by the FA following his headline-hitting ‘quenelle’ gesture and could be hit by a massive ban. If found guilty he faces a minimum five-game ban but it could be even double that if the FA decided to make an example of him. Fed-up Anelka is said to be so..." January 21

  • West Brom forward Shane Long calls on club to sort out managerial situation

    Daily Mirror "West Brom striker Shane Long wants the club to sort out the managerial position ASAP. The Baggies have been without a boss since Steve Clarke was sacked over three weeks ago. And although caretaker Keith Downing, along with goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely, has helped them go four league games..." January 06

  • West Bromwich Albion poised to appoint former Real Betis coach Pepe Mel

    The Telegraph "West Bromwich Albion are closing in on the appointment of Pepe Mel as their new head coach, with confirmation expected after this weekend. Mel, the former Real Betis manager, is understood to have watched Albion’s draw at White Hart Lane and is poised for further talks on Friday. The..." December 27

  • Andre Villas-Boas approached over becoming new West Brom manager

    Metro "Andre Villas-Boas could be set for a quick-fire return to management after West Brom reportedly approached him over taking the reins at the Hawthorns. Villas-Boas was only sacked by Spurs on Monday, just hours after Steve Clarke also lost his job at West Brom, following a frustrating run of..." December 19

  • West Brom plan to bring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to the Hawthorns

    The Express "Solskjaer, right, has put the offer of a new three-year contract at his current Norwegian club, Molde, on hold while he decides on his next career move. Albion sacked Steve Clarke after 18 months in charge following their 1-0 defeat at Cardiff on Saturday. Club chairman Jeremy Peace and..." December 16

  • Mike Phelan heads West Brom shortlist after Steve Clarke's sacking

    The Guardian "West Bromwich Albion are drawing up a shortlist of candidates to replace Steve Clarke as head coach with Mike Phelan, the former Manchester United assistant manager, among the names on it. Clarke is on gardening leave until the end of the season following Saturday's loss at Cardiff, their..." December 16

  • Youssouf Mulumbu set to leave West Brom for Arsenal

    Metro "The 26-year-old Congo international joined the Baggies in the summer of 2009 for a bargain transfer fee of £150,000 from Paris Saint-Germain and has proved to be a hit down at the Hawthorns. However, it now appears he sees his future away from the Midlands club, who have made a solid start to..." December 02

  • West Brom striker Long leaving contract talks to his agent

    Daily Mail "West Bromwich Albion are no closer to tying Shane Long down to a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer. After struggling with injury at the start of the season, Long is now in scintillating form and has scored four goals in his last four games for club and..." November 27

  • West Brom's Saido Berahino is a transfer target for French heavyweights Monaco

    Daily Mirror "Big-spending French club Monaco are keen on West Brom starlet Saido Berahino. The young striker, heavily tipped to make it into Roy Hodgson’s next England squad yet currently on just £850 a week at the Baggies, netted in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. That was his sixth goal in nine..." November 05

  • Saido Berahino poised for new West Brom deal

    Express "The club hope to tie the 20-year-old down to a new deal in the near future, ending unwanted speculation about his future. Berahino’s wages are expected to rocket from their current level of around £850-per-week to more than £10,000 with the Baggies looking to snare the England Under-21s star on..." October 31

  • Arsenal plotting surprise £7m January move

    Football Fancast "Arsenal are planning a surprise £7m January move for West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, according to reports from The Mirror. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is expected to delve into the transfer market in the New Year in a bid to keep his side in the title race, and has targeted the..." October 27

  • West Brom's Jonas Olsson insists his head was never turned amid speculation

    Sky Sports "West Brom's Jonas Olsson insists that he never allowed his head to be turned by rumours about his future. The Swedish defender was strongly linked with a host of clubs including Arsenal before signing a new long-term deal at the Hawthorns. "I don't want to comment further on rumours. In the..." October 07

  • West Brom want Morgan Amalfitano transfer to become permanent after Manchester United heroics

    Daily Mirror "West Brom are poised to activate the clause to make Old Trafford hero Morgan Amalfitano's loan permanent. France international midfielder Amalfitano joined for the season from Marseille last month and has made a stunning start with his new club. The 28-year-old scored a sensational solo goal..." September 30

  • West Brom's Manchester United match-winner Berahino is paid only £850 a week

    Daily Mirror "West Brom's hero of Old Trafford hero Saido Berahino earns just £850-a-week writes John Cross. Berahino 20 stunned Manchester United with a sensational winner to heap the pressure on David Moyes with a shock result which stunned football. But Berahino has also left United’s millionaires red..." September 30

  • Clarke wants Shane Long to commit to West Brom despite almost selling him

    Daily Mirror "Steve Clarke is keen to see Shane Long pledge his future to West Brom and sign a new contract – just over a week after trying to sell him. Hull were all set to buy the Ireland striker for over £5million before the deal fell through amid claims the bid had been lowered. Baggies boss Clarke..." September 12

  • Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair set for WBA medical

    Sky Sports "Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair is set to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with West Brom within the next 24 hours according to Sky Sources. City reportedly wanted a permanent move for Sinclair while Albion were keen on a loan deal for the 24-year-old. However the two clubs..." August 22

  • Southampton target Manchester City's Sinclair for £5m transfer

    Daily Mirror "Southampton will try to hijack Scott Sinclair’s move to West Brom after allowing Jason Puncheon to join Crystal Palace on a season’s loan. Puncheon has agreed to link up with Ian Holloway for a third time after playing under the Eagles' manager at Plymouth and Blackpool. Saints are ready to..." August 21

  • Liverpool Target West Brom Forward Shane Long before transfer window closes

    Sports Direct News "Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to step up his interest in West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long before the transfer window shuts. Rodgers will have money to spend if striker Luis Suarez leaves Anfield. But Albion are likely to want £10 million for Long who has still to agree a..." August 16

  • West Brom beat West Ham and Sunderland in tug of war for Udinese marksman Matej Vydra

    Metro "Vydra joined the Hornets on a season-long loan from Italian side Udinese and scored 20 times as they narrowly missed out on automatic promotion before losing the Championship play-off final to Crystal Palace. Watford have not been able to tie down a permanent move for the 21-year-old forward..." August 12

  • West Bromwich have completed the signing of Diego Lugano from PSG

    Football 365 "The centre-half has signed a two-year contract at The Hawthorns after struggling to make an impact during two seasons with PSG. Lugano struggled with injury and poor form following his 2011 arrival from Fenerbahce and was overlooked by former coach Carlo Ancelotti last season. The..." August 02

  • West Brom are reportedly on the verge of signing Uruguay captain Diego Lugano

    Give Me Sport "West Bromwich Albion are on the verge of agreeing a deal to sign Uruguay captain Diego Lugano from Paris Saint-Garmain according to the Birmingham Mail. The 32-year-old defender is set to become Steve Clarke’s second summer signing once he has completed the final stages of the..." August 01

  • West Brom have asked Manchester City about winger Scott Sinclair

    The Sun "West Brom have made the first move to end Scott Sinclair’s Manchester City nightmare. The Baggies have made an official inquiry about taking the winger 24 to the Hawthorns on a season-long loan. City are considering it — although they also believe there is interest from new Everton boss..." July 25

  • West Brom eyeing up a move for Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner

    Daily Mirror "West Brom are on the trail of £2million-rated Craig Gardner. The Brummie 26 may be sold by Sunderland this summer as part of Paolo Di Canio's revolution. The Black Cats are considering letting the versatile midfielder who also plays full-back go once they have a new right-back. Gardner..." July 24

  • West Brom transfer news: Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones is Baggies target

    Metro "The Baggies accept they will lose Peter Odemwingie this summer with a move to the Middle East likely. They are also extremely uncertain to have impressive Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on their books after his season-long loan at the Hawthorns as he is highly rated by new Blues boss Jose..." July 23

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