Transfer Rumours - Feb 22

Expressandstar.com bring you transfer talk from Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa, Birmingham and Walsall.

Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke

We have scoured the back pages and the internet to bring you the latest gossip.

We are not saying they are true – just that they are out there.

WEST BROM

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has admitted winger Yassine El Ghanassy won't be at the Hawthorns next season after his season-long loan was cut short.

El Ghanassy, 22, joined the Baggies on a temporary deal from Belgian club Genk last summer but was allowed to switch to Dutch outfit Heerenveen last month.

ASTON VILLA

Spanish club Atletico Madrid have joined the race to Aston Villa's star striker Christian Benteke, as they look for a possible replacement for Radamel Falcao.

Nigel Reo-Coker, who was linked with a return to Aston Villa as a free agent, has joined Canadian club Portland Timbers, who play in Major League Soccer, on undisclosed terms.

BIRMINGHAM

On-loan Birmingham right-back Paul Caddis has doubts whether he will make a permanent move to St Andrew's next season, after parent club Swindon parted company with manager Paolo Di Canio.

WOLVES-WALSALL

All quiet on the transfer front at Molineux today, ditto with Walsall at the Banks's Stadium.