Premier League Transfer Rumour Market: Whose Stock Is Up and Whose Is Down?

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentJanuary 9, 2012

Premier League Transfer Rumour Market: Whose Stock Is Up and Whose Is Down?

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    You're reading the right article if you want to keep up to date with the latest January Premier League transfer rumours and the stock of potential transfer targets. 

    Has Wesley Sneijder's stock gone down due to the signing of Paul Scholes? 

    How much is Demba Ba worth? Has his stock gone up or down? 

    Read on to find out. 

Newcastle United: Demba Ba

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    Performance based stock: £20 million
    Estimated stock: £6.6 million
    Predicted transfer fee: £6.5 million

    Demba Ba's performances would be worth £20 million, but considering his failed medical at Stoke City, it halves his stock. 

    Neil Ashton at the Daily Mail reported that Newcastle United had inserted a £10 million release clause into Ba's contract. 

    Harry Redknapp chimed in and stated Ba's release clause was less than £7 million. 

    Legitimate destination/s: Liverpool (FOX SPORTS) and Tottenham Hotspur (

    Ba has flirted with the idea of returning to France to play for Paris Saint-Germain. 

Huddersfield Town: Jordan Rhodes

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    Performance based stock: £3 million
    Estimated stock: £650,000
    Predicted transfer fee: £5 million

    Jordan Rhodes' prolific goal scoring is impressive but you have to keep in mind that it's League One.

    Last season, Peterborough United's Craig Mackail-Smith scored 35 goals in 56 games, and was sold to Brighton & Hove Albion for £2.5 million. 

    Rhodes' recent five goal haul against Wycombe Wanderers will ensure his stock peaks this month. 

    Legitimate destination/s: Everton (Mirror Football) and West Ham United (Daily Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Junior Hoilett

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    Performance based stock: £7 million
    Estimated stock: £4 million
    Predicted transfer fee: £3 million

    Junior Hoilett is the most successful dribbler in the Premier League, as he has completed three successful dribbles per game. 

    This season, Hoilett went on a run where he scored a goal and provided four assists in seven games. 

    With Blackburn Rovers' Premier League future still undecided combined with Hoilett's contract running out in six months, Rovers are in no position to play hard ball. 

    The more clubs that are legitimately interested in buying Hoilett, the higher the transfer fee, because Rovers can force all the clubs to bid against each other. 

    If only one club is legitimately interested in buying Hoilett, then the transfer fee will be significantly lower, because that club can strong arm Rovers. 

    Legitimate destination/s: Bolton Wanderers (The Bolton News)

Arsenal: Andrei Arshavin

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    Performance based stock: £2.5 million
    Estimated stock: £15 million
    Predicted transfer fee: £12 million

    Andrei Arshavin has been terrible for Arsenal. 

    Thankfully for Arsène Wenger, Russian clubs are rich, Arshavin is a Russian hero, and they'll pay a premium for the out-of-form midfielder—even with his contract ending in six months. 

    Legitimate destination/s: Anzhi Makhachkala ( and Zenit Saint Petersburg (Agence France-Presse

Manchester United: Dimitar Berbatov

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    Performance based stock: £15 million
    Estimated stock: £21 million
    Predicted transfer fee: £10 million

    The fact is Dimitar Berbatov has not been given a fair shake this season. 

    When he has been given a fair chance, he has been exceptional. 

    Six goals in six starts. 

    It would have been seven if his shot hit the back of the net as opposed to the post against Newcastle United. 

    Six goals in the space of 10 days sent Berbatov's stock skywards. 

    His contract ends in six months time and it would wise for Berbatov to leave. 

    Legitimate destination/s: Bayer Leverkusen (ESPN Soccernet)

Chelsea: Florent Malouda

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    Performance based stock: £3 million
    Estimated stock: £15 million
    Predicted transfer fee: £8.5 million

    Out of contract in six months time and Florent Malouda has expressed his frustrations with André Villas-Boas not starting him.

    Malouda's performances have been pitiful and last night against Portsmouth, he should have dominated, but was so-so. 

    He wants to leave, Chelsea need to look toward the future, and thankfully Paris Saint-Germain can make both parties happy. 

    Legitimate destination/s: PSG (

Chelsea: Salomon Kalou

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    Performance based stock: £1 million
    Estimated stock: £12.5 million
    Predicted transfer fee: £3 million

    Salomon Kalou is a perfect example of what happens when you leave a promising player warming the benches. 

    He transitioned from a prospect into a professional bench warmer, willing to pick up a pay cheque with 15-minute cameos and the odd start here and there. 

    The only decent thing he did this season was a cameo against Liverpool. 

    Unfortunately, I'll remember him stupidly handling the ball and costing Chelsea against Bayer Leverkusen.

    Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise because if Chelsea had won that game, they would be facing Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16. 

    Legitimate destination/s: Arsenal (Daily Mail)

Inter Milan: Wesley Sneijder

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    Performance based stock: £10 million
    Estimated stock: £35 million
    Predicted transfer fee: There won't be one. 

    Last year, Wesley Sneijder suffered five separate injuries. 

    What about the massive red flag with him collapsing in the dressing room against Brescia?

    Inter Milan just won 5-0 without him.

    Manchester United have called Paul Scholes out of retirement because they don't believe buying Sneijder is worth it. 

    Finally we can all say there won't be a Sneijder to Manchester United transfer any time soon. 

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