What transfer window?

Last updated : 22 January 2009 By Les Roberts

The latest name to be thrown into the tombola, as I'm sure that's how these rumours are made up by the press, is Werder Bremen striker Hugo 'not-Tony' Almeida.

The 24-year-old Portuguese striker has netted 17 goals in 57 games for the German side since signing from Porto in 2007 and has scored twice in nine appearances for the national side.

Obviously, if any sort of a deal is done, it'll be a short-term loan while Everton get the collection tin out to see if they can scrape any sort of transfer kitty together, a bit like last orders in the pub on Sunday night when you're trying to work out exactly what you can afford with the shrapnel in your pocket.

We're also meant to be interested in a 'try-before-you-buy' deal for Racing Santander's £10 million-rated striker Mohamed T'Chite.

And, if we sign him before the derby we can beat the shite to their chants of 'Blue-and-white T'Chite'.

But the award for the 'Most-unfeasible-rumour-of-the-window' goes to the one involving the words 'Everton', '£15 million', 'Darren Bent', and 'David Bentley'.

And, just in case it wasn't entirely clear, David Bentley and Darren Bent are not planning a £15 million swoop for Everton!

We've also been linked with a £200,000 move, now that's more like it, for Sligo Rovers' 20-year-old right back Seamus Coleman...insert mustard based pun here!

All in all, the rumours have been pretty poor this month considering the squad is even more depleted than Bill Kenwright's wallet.