Sentinel Playerwatch transfer window day four: Wilson Palacios set for Stoke City exit
WILSON Palacios must be hoping the wind chimes are quiet in Mexico and Turkey.
The Honduras international midfielder appears almost certainly to be heading out of STOKE CITY this transfer window but the destination remains a mystery.
Reading and Fulham have been proffered as Premier League options but, as was revealed in The Sentinel this morning, an un-named Mexican club are keen to do business, too.
Now we learn – via the red tops' rumour men on Twitter – a Turkish club is also in the running to sign one of the Potters' under-21 development squad's overage key men.
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"Hearing a Turkish club in for Wilson Palacios," says the Mirror's James Nursey.
Either way, all these un-named clubs who appear around the world every transfer window must be a nightmare for the blokes in suits who conduct cup draws.
Meanwhile, Sentinel Playerwatch readers in Montevideo might want to check out pricing for soundproofed windows.
Ex-Stoke midfielder Diego Arismendi has been invited to train with his old club Club Nacional, the reigning Uruguayan league champions, as they returned for pre-season yesterday. So says the Uruguayan daily El Observador anyway.
All remains relatively quiet on the incoming front.
The Daily Mail have put out the suggestion that Tony Pulis might be interested in Michael Dawson from Tottenham. Well, he is a centre-back.
The usual suspects left-backs Martin Olsson (Blackburn) and Faouzi Ghoulam also get an airing in a general round-up of who might be chasing who like a month-long Benny Hill sketch.
Away from the Britannia, Newcastle United seem to be keen to replace one one-time Stoke target, Demba Ba, with another, Loic Remy.
Remy jetted in from Nice to check out Stoke's training ground in August 2010 and a £10m fee was being mooted.
He ended up going to Marseilles instead, but Alan Pardeew reckons he can tempt him up to the North East now that Ba and his knee have passed a medical at Chelsea.
CREWE ALEXANDRA captain Luke Murphy is another name in the Mail, this time linked with Aston Villa, but he was sat having a bowl of cereal in the canteen when Playerwatch was sniffing around Reaseheath this morning.
And boss Steve Davis says no inquiries have gone out for players, and none has come in during the first four days of the transfer window.
"Thankfully it's all quiet at the moment," he said.
"It's only January 4 but I'm crossing off the days on my calendar. We'll see what the month brings."
PORT VALE fans are getting excited as Micky Adams hints he is trying to bring in at least a couple of players over the next couple of weeks.
Centre-back Darren Purse, from Plymouth, is the leading candidate to make an entrance following yesterday's arrival of Chris Birchall.
The Sentinel's Vale man @GuyPearson1 is not expecting any business to be completed today.
However, Adams has given his thoughts on Tom Pope in tomorrow's Green 'Un. The manager also has a line about transfer gossip columns. You can almost smell the disdain coming off the page.