West Bromwich Rumors & News

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • West Brom vs Manchester City: 'It's too early to talk of sacking Manuel Pellegrini,' defends Frank Lampard

    The Independent "“No questions about the sack please,” said Manuel Pellegrini with a smile as the Manchester City manager waited for journalists in one of the corridors of the Etihad Stadium after a 3-0 stroll in the spring sunshine against West Bromwich Albion. At first glance it seems outrageous that a man..." March 23

  • Are Manchester United set to move for Saido Berahino? Presence at Old Trafford sparks transfer talk

    Daily Mail "Is Saido Berahino the latest star on Manchester United's summer shopping list? Louis van Gaal will embark upon a huge summer spending spree this summer as he looks to fire United back to the top of English and European football. And West Bromwich Albion striker Berahino has got tongues..." March 10

  • West Brom manager Tony Pulis demands life bans for fans who ripped out seats at Villa Park and slams pitch invasion

    Daily Mail "Tony Pulis has demanded life bans for West Bromwich supporters who ripped out seats and threw them at rival fans at Villa Park. The furious West Brom manager also branded as ‘mindless idiots’ the hundreds of Aston Villa fans who invaded the pitch and goaded his players during Saturday’s FA Cup..." March 09

  • Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa face West Brom test in dogfight for survival

    The Guardian "At the same time as the “Too little, too late, Lerner out” banner was being unfurled by Aston Villa supporters at St James’ Park late on Saturday afternoon, West Bromwich supporters were inadvertently reinforcing the message by triumphantly celebrating their latest success under Tony Pulis at The..." March 03

  • West Brom planning summer transfer swoop for Wolves winger Bakary Sako

    Daily Mirror "West Brom are set to make a summer move for Wolves winger Bakary Sako. Albion had a £2m-plus bid to sign Sako rejected by Wolves on transfer deadline day but remain keen on the Mali international. Sako is a free agent this summer and looks certain to quit Wolves if they do not win promotion." February 23

  • Saido Berahino available for £20m after Liverpool target angers West Brom by saying he wants 'bigger things'

    Daily Mail "West Bromich Albion will consider selling Saido Berahino for offers in the region of £20m this summer. The England U21 international was due to hold contract talks but has upset high-ranking figures at the club with an interview in which he said he wanted to ‘move on to bigger..." February 07

  • Saido Berahino to be put up for sale by furious West Bromwich Albion

    The Telegraph "West Bromwich Albion are ready to scrap contract talks with Saido Berahino and will consider offers of over £20 million for the forward in the summer. Albion will reluctantly allow the England under-21 international to leave the Hawthorns at the end of the season in what appears increasingly..." February 06

  • Man Utd transfers: West Brom can still offer Darren Fletcher an escape route

    Manchester Evening News "Darren Fletcher could still leave Manchester United before tomorrow's transfer deadline, with West Brom ready to resurrect their interest in the midfielder. The 31-year-old saw a free transfer to West Ham break down over the weekend - leaving him desperately trying to find another club before..." February 02

  • West Brom and QPR prepare loan bids for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor

    Daily Mail "Tottenham are braced for offers to take Emmanuel Adebayor on loan, with West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers the likeliest bidders. Tony Pulis is determined to bring a striker to the Hawthorns and chairman Jermey Peace might countenance a large contribution to the Togo international’s..." January 31

  • West Brom edging closer to £4.5m deal for Wigan winger Callum McManaman

    Daily Mirror "The Baggies made a third bid for the 23-year-old over the weekend and talks between the two clubs are continuing as Tony Pulis adds to his new squad West Brom are edging closer to a £4.5million deal for Wigan winger Callum McManaman. The Baggies made a third bid for the 23-year-old over the..." January 26

  • West Brom: Wolves' Bakary Sako wanted by Albion

    Birmingham Mail "West Bromwich Albion have a serious interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Bakary Sako in a possible transfer sure to send shockwaves through the Black Country. Manager Tony Pulis has made a third bid of around £4.75million for Wigan’s Callum McManaman and is set to sign former Newcastle..." January 24

  • West Brom make £4 million bid for Wigan's Callum McManaman as Tony Pulis looks to bolster squad

    The Telegraph "Tony Pulis has made a £4 million bid for Callum McManaman in the first move of a January revamp at West Bromwich Albion. The manager’s opening offer for the Wigan Athletic winger has been rejected but Albion are expected to return with an improved bid. McManaman is rated at £6 million by Wigan..." January 19

  • West Brom and Crystal Palace eyeing Rickie Lambert swoop - once Lille find Divock Origi replacement

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool are waiting for Lille to find a replacement for on-loan striker Divock Origi – and that could set in motion a chain of events that sees Rickie Lambert leave the club for West Brom, writes Neil Moxley in the Sunday People. The Reds have agreed to pay the French Ligue 1 side a £3million..." January 12

  • Tony Pulis earmarks £5 million bid for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy as first signing as West Brom boss

    The Telegraph "Tony Pulis is weighing up a £5 million bid for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy as he steps up his search for new signings at West Bromwich Albion. Pulis has added Vardy to his list of transfer targets this month after thrashing out his plans for the January window with chairman Jeremy..." January 11

  • West Brom can keep Saido Berahino and still make signings in January transfer window

    The Telegraph "Tony Pulis, the new West Bromwich Albion manager, insisted that he was under no pressure to sell Saido Berahino, even though by doing so he could double his transfer budget. Berahino gave a finishing masterclass in Albion’s 7-0 demolition of the Conference side Gateshead in the third round at..." January 05

  • Crystal Palace plot transfer hijack of Mauro Zarate's move to QPR from West Ham

    Daily Mirror "Crystal Palace are ready to hijack QPR’s bid to sign Mauro Zarate on loan following the appointment of Alan Pardew. The 27-year-old West Ham striker has had a medical at Loftus Road and has already agreed personal term with the west Londoners. However, the deal has been delayed as the Hoops..." January 05

  • New West Brom boss Tony Pulis eyes Peter Crouch transfer to boost latest relegation fight

    Daily Mirror "Tony Pulis has been promised a January transfer fund by West Brom - and is weighing up a move for Peter Crouch. Pulis is set to be announced as Albion’s new head coach on Thursday, to succeed the sacked Alan Irvine. He has agreed a bumper £5million deal over two-and-a-half-years at The..." January 01

  • West Brom sack Alan Irvine and line up Tim Sherwood as first choice to replace him

    The Telegraph "West Bromwich Albion have sacked Alan Irvine and are now considering a second approach to Tim Sherwood. Irvine’s difficult spell at the Hawthorns was finally ended on Monday night, after seven defeats in nine games, and Albion are now searching for their fourth head coach in just over a..." December 29

  • Liverpool ‘close to signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino in £23.5m transfer deal’

    Metro "Berahino, who has told West Brom he wants to leave this week, looks destined to change clubs in the January transfer window. Spurs have been linked with a bid, but reports suggest Liverpool are set to win the race for the player in the coming days. Liverpool are said to be pushing to close..." December 29

  • Liverpool and Spurs to battle for wantaway West Brom star

    talkSport "West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has set his sights on a January move away from the Hawthorns, with Liverpool and Tottenham set to go head-to-head for his signature. Berahino is the Baggies’ top scorer this season with eight goals, but has been left out of the starting XI for the..." December 23

  • 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

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