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Transfer Talk

Transfer Talk

Sky Sports

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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.

Latest Episodes

Dimitar Berbatov special: Truth on Spurs exit, Deadline Day move to Man Utd & CL heartache

Dimitar Berbatov sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on the moves that he did and didn’t make during his career. The former striker explains his humble beginnings and how he was nearly forced to sign for a club by a Bulgarian mafia boss. Berbatov discusses how he joined Bayer Leverkusen, their incredible 2000/01 campaign and why he was keen to emulate Diego Maradona at the Bundesliga club. He opens up on his switch to Tottenham, his partnership with Robbie Keane and the truth behind his exit from the club. Berbatov reveals the inner workings behind his Deadline Day move to Manchester United and the role Sir Alex Ferguson played in convincing him to join the Old Trafford club.

53 MIN3 w ago
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Dimitar Berbatov special: Truth on Spurs exit, Deadline Day move to Man Utd & CL heartache

Jermain Defoe special: Transfer request regret, picking Spurs over Juve & my best strike partner

Jermain Defoe sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on the moves that he did and didn’t make during his career. The striker discusses his early beginnings, Harry Redknapp’s role in his controversial move from Charlton to West Ham and working with his childhood idol at the east London club. Defoe opens up on the infamous transfer request handed in 24 hours after West Ham’s relegation and reveals the truth behind what led up to it. He discusses his move to Tottenham, how he ended up linking up with his ‘dad in football’, Redknapp, at Portsmouth and deciding against a big switch to Serie A to re-join Spurs. Defoe explains the reasons behind his move to the MLS with Toronto and why he cut it short to return to the Premier League. He also reveals the Rangers legend that helped convince him to move to Ibrox and how he feels as his career enters its latter years.

56 MINAPR 22
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Jermain Defoe special: Transfer request regret, picking Spurs over Juve & my best strike partner

Paolo Di Canio special: Turning down Sir Alex twice, regret over ref push & West Ham exit anger

Paolo Di Canio sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career, starting with his early beginnings in Italy and time with Lazio, Juventus and AC Milan. The former striker explains how he fulfilled a dream by signing for Celtic and why his time in Scotland lasted only one season. Di Canio discusses the infamous push on referee Paul Alcock, his brief exile from English football and decision to return to sign for West Ham. He opens up about his famous scissor-kick goal of the season against Wimbledon and why he twice turned down the advances of Manchester United, which included a call from Sir Alex Ferguson on Christmas Day. Di Canio reveals his anger at leaving West Ham and what he was prepared to do to stay at the club.

58 MINAPR 8
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Paolo Di Canio special: Turning down Sir Alex twice, regret over ref push & West Ham exit anger

How Coronavirus will affect market, contracts conundrum & updates on Sancho, Bellingham & Ighalo

Pete Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporters Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol for a special episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, focusing on the effects that the Coronavirus is having on the game. They discuss the current state of play on when football may return (06:05) and what this could mean for the summer transfer window (15:57). With player contracts set to expire on June 30, the panel discuss what could happen to these stars if the season is extended beyond that date (27:29). Sky Sports News journalist Lyall Thomas joins the podcast to highlight the issues currently facing clubs' scouting and recruitment departments as well as a concerning scenario facing a number of clubs in the Bundesliga (38:59). There are also updates on the futures of Jadon Sancho, Odion Ighalo and Jude Bellingham (56:48).

74 MINMAR 31
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How Coronavirus will affect market, contracts conundrum & updates on Sancho, Bellingham & Ighalo

Michael Ballack special: Choosing Chelsea over Man Utd, missing out on Real and Barca moves

Michael Ballack sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career. The former Germany captain explains the early beginnings of his career, including winning the Bundesliga title with newly-promoted Kaiserslautern as well moves to Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. He discusses missing out on moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona before explaining his decision to join Chelsea despite interest from Manchester United. Ballack also discusses the fallout from Jose Mourinho’s first sacking from Chelsea, Champions League final heartbreak and that infamous semi-final clash against Barcelona.

38 MINMAR 25
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Michael Ballack special: Choosing Chelsea over Man Utd, missing out on Real and Barca moves

Harry Redknapp special: Nearly signing Shevchenko & Hazard, transforming Bale & Modric

Harry Redknapp sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all the deals that did and didn't happen during his managerial career. The former West Ham manager explains how he nearly brought Andriy Shevchenko to Upton Park, the battle he faced to sign Paolo Di Canio and bringing through the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe. He reveals why he was lured back into management at Portsmouth before explaining the reasons behind his infamous move to rivals Southampton and subsequent return to Fratton Park. Redknapp also discusses taking Tottenham into the Champions League, transforming Gareth Bale & Luka Modric and nearly signing Eden Hazard ahead of Chelsea.

61 MINMAR 11
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Harry Redknapp special: Nearly signing Shevchenko & Hazard, transforming Bale & Modric

Henrik Larsson special: Why I stayed loyal to Celtic and my Man Utd regret

Former striker Henrik Larsson sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career. Larsson discusses how his move to Celtic materialised and what Martin O’Neill did to transform the team into treble winners. He explains why he stayed loyal to Celtic despite interest from Manchester United and the reasons behind his departure to Barcelona in 2004. Larsson discusses his role in the Champions League final victory over Arsenal before revealing how his surprise loan move to United in 2007 came about. He also shares how Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville attempted to keep him at Old Trafford before sharing his own opinion on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate.

58 MINFEB 26
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Henrik Larsson special: Why I stayed loyal to Celtic and my Man Utd regret

Gudjohnsen & Hasselbaink special: Their Chelsea bond, Abramovich takeover & Jose vs Pep

Former Chelsea strikers Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink join Jo Wilson and Dharmesh Sheth for part two of our special episode in front of a live audience. They recall how they both joined Chelsea in 2000, with Eidur revealing the Premier League club he could have moved to before making his switch to Stamford Bridge. The pair explain how their scoring partnership was formed, what it was like keeping Gianfranco Zola out of the team and the impact Roman Abramovich's takeover of the club had on the squad. Eidur discusses the differences of working under Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, while Jimmy explains how a dream move to Barcelona fell through.

46 MINFEB 10
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Gudjohnsen & Hasselbaink special: Their Chelsea bond, Abramovich takeover & Jose vs Pep

Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen review the January transfer window

Former Chelsea strikers Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen join Jo Wilson and Dharmesh for a special episode in front of a live studio audience in London. They assess the winners and losers from the January transfer window (09:10) and discuss Chelsea’s lack of business (14:05). The panel debate why Manchester United are struggling under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (27:17) and give their views on Tottenham’s January business (42:47) before answering questions from the audience.

54 MINFEB 4
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Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen review the January transfer window

Why Bergwijn will be Spurs success, Newcastle takeover latest & is Bellingham the next big star?

Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan gives the inside track on Steven Bergwijn's move to Tottenham and explains why he believes the Netherlands forward will be a success in the Premier League (04:51). The panel also discuss whether Giovani Lo Celso is a ready made replacement for Christian Eriksen following the Denmark international's move to Inter Milan (15:19). Sky Sports News north-east reporter Keith Downie drops in to provide the latest on the proposed takeover at Newcastle (25:45), while EFL expert George Elek profiles Birmingham City's rising star and Manchester United target Jude Bellingham (36:17). There's also news from Arsenal, West Ham, Sheffield United, Celtic and more (47:20).

57 MINJAN 29
Comments
Why Bergwijn will be Spurs success, Newcastle takeover latest & is Bellingham the next big star?

Latest Episodes

Dimitar Berbatov special: Truth on Spurs exit, Deadline Day move to Man Utd & CL heartache

Dimitar Berbatov sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on the moves that he did and didn’t make during his career. The former striker explains his humble beginnings and how he was nearly forced to sign for a club by a Bulgarian mafia boss. Berbatov discusses how he joined Bayer Leverkusen, their incredible 2000/01 campaign and why he was keen to emulate Diego Maradona at the Bundesliga club. He opens up on his switch to Tottenham, his partnership with Robbie Keane and the truth behind his exit from the club. Berbatov reveals the inner workings behind his Deadline Day move to Manchester United and the role Sir Alex Ferguson played in convincing him to join the Old Trafford club.

53 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Dimitar Berbatov special: Truth on Spurs exit, Deadline Day move to Man Utd & CL heartache

Jermain Defoe special: Transfer request regret, picking Spurs over Juve & my best strike partner

Jermain Defoe sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on the moves that he did and didn’t make during his career. The striker discusses his early beginnings, Harry Redknapp’s role in his controversial move from Charlton to West Ham and working with his childhood idol at the east London club. Defoe opens up on the infamous transfer request handed in 24 hours after West Ham’s relegation and reveals the truth behind what led up to it. He discusses his move to Tottenham, how he ended up linking up with his ‘dad in football’, Redknapp, at Portsmouth and deciding against a big switch to Serie A to re-join Spurs. Defoe explains the reasons behind his move to the MLS with Toronto and why he cut it short to return to the Premier League. He also reveals the Rangers legend that helped convince him to move to Ibrox and how he feels as his career enters its latter years.

56 MINAPR 22
Comments
Jermain Defoe special: Transfer request regret, picking Spurs over Juve & my best strike partner

Paolo Di Canio special: Turning down Sir Alex twice, regret over ref push & West Ham exit anger

Paolo Di Canio sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career, starting with his early beginnings in Italy and time with Lazio, Juventus and AC Milan. The former striker explains how he fulfilled a dream by signing for Celtic and why his time in Scotland lasted only one season. Di Canio discusses the infamous push on referee Paul Alcock, his brief exile from English football and decision to return to sign for West Ham. He opens up about his famous scissor-kick goal of the season against Wimbledon and why he twice turned down the advances of Manchester United, which included a call from Sir Alex Ferguson on Christmas Day. Di Canio reveals his anger at leaving West Ham and what he was prepared to do to stay at the club.

58 MINAPR 8
Comments
Paolo Di Canio special: Turning down Sir Alex twice, regret over ref push & West Ham exit anger

How Coronavirus will affect market, contracts conundrum & updates on Sancho, Bellingham & Ighalo

Pete Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporters Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol for a special episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, focusing on the effects that the Coronavirus is having on the game. They discuss the current state of play on when football may return (06:05) and what this could mean for the summer transfer window (15:57). With player contracts set to expire on June 30, the panel discuss what could happen to these stars if the season is extended beyond that date (27:29). Sky Sports News journalist Lyall Thomas joins the podcast to highlight the issues currently facing clubs' scouting and recruitment departments as well as a concerning scenario facing a number of clubs in the Bundesliga (38:59). There are also updates on the futures of Jadon Sancho, Odion Ighalo and Jude Bellingham (56:48).

74 MINMAR 31
Comments
How Coronavirus will affect market, contracts conundrum & updates on Sancho, Bellingham & Ighalo

Michael Ballack special: Choosing Chelsea over Man Utd, missing out on Real and Barca moves

Michael Ballack sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career. The former Germany captain explains the early beginnings of his career, including winning the Bundesliga title with newly-promoted Kaiserslautern as well moves to Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. He discusses missing out on moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona before explaining his decision to join Chelsea despite interest from Manchester United. Ballack also discusses the fallout from Jose Mourinho’s first sacking from Chelsea, Champions League final heartbreak and that infamous semi-final clash against Barcelona.

38 MINMAR 25
Comments
Michael Ballack special: Choosing Chelsea over Man Utd, missing out on Real and Barca moves

Harry Redknapp special: Nearly signing Shevchenko & Hazard, transforming Bale & Modric

Harry Redknapp sits down with Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all the deals that did and didn't happen during his managerial career. The former West Ham manager explains how he nearly brought Andriy Shevchenko to Upton Park, the battle he faced to sign Paolo Di Canio and bringing through the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe. He reveals why he was lured back into management at Portsmouth before explaining the reasons behind his infamous move to rivals Southampton and subsequent return to Fratton Park. Redknapp also discusses taking Tottenham into the Champions League, transforming Gareth Bale & Luka Modric and nearly signing Eden Hazard ahead of Chelsea.

61 MINMAR 11
Comments
Harry Redknapp special: Nearly signing Shevchenko & Hazard, transforming Bale & Modric

Henrik Larsson special: Why I stayed loyal to Celtic and my Man Utd regret

Former striker Henrik Larsson sits down with Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth to reveal all on his career. Larsson discusses how his move to Celtic materialised and what Martin O’Neill did to transform the team into treble winners. He explains why he stayed loyal to Celtic despite interest from Manchester United and the reasons behind his departure to Barcelona in 2004. Larsson discusses his role in the Champions League final victory over Arsenal before revealing how his surprise loan move to United in 2007 came about. He also shares how Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville attempted to keep him at Old Trafford before sharing his own opinion on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate.

58 MINFEB 26
Comments
Henrik Larsson special: Why I stayed loyal to Celtic and my Man Utd regret

Gudjohnsen & Hasselbaink special: Their Chelsea bond, Abramovich takeover & Jose vs Pep

Former Chelsea strikers Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink join Jo Wilson and Dharmesh Sheth for part two of our special episode in front of a live audience. They recall how they both joined Chelsea in 2000, with Eidur revealing the Premier League club he could have moved to before making his switch to Stamford Bridge. The pair explain how their scoring partnership was formed, what it was like keeping Gianfranco Zola out of the team and the impact Roman Abramovich's takeover of the club had on the squad. Eidur discusses the differences of working under Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, while Jimmy explains how a dream move to Barcelona fell through.

46 MINFEB 10
Comments
Gudjohnsen & Hasselbaink special: Their Chelsea bond, Abramovich takeover & Jose vs Pep

Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen review the January transfer window

Former Chelsea strikers Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen join Jo Wilson and Dharmesh for a special episode in front of a live studio audience in London. They assess the winners and losers from the January transfer window (09:10) and discuss Chelsea’s lack of business (14:05). The panel debate why Manchester United are struggling under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (27:17) and give their views on Tottenham’s January business (42:47) before answering questions from the audience.

54 MINFEB 4
Comments
Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen review the January transfer window

Why Bergwijn will be Spurs success, Newcastle takeover latest & is Bellingham the next big star?

Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan gives the inside track on Steven Bergwijn's move to Tottenham and explains why he believes the Netherlands forward will be a success in the Premier League (04:51). The panel also discuss whether Giovani Lo Celso is a ready made replacement for Christian Eriksen following the Denmark international's move to Inter Milan (15:19). Sky Sports News north-east reporter Keith Downie drops in to provide the latest on the proposed takeover at Newcastle (25:45), while EFL expert George Elek profiles Birmingham City's rising star and Manchester United target Jude Bellingham (36:17). There's also news from Arsenal, West Ham, Sheffield United, Celtic and more (47:20).

57 MINJAN 29
Comments
Why Bergwijn will be Spurs success, Newcastle takeover latest & is Bellingham the next big star?
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