January 2009 Rumour Mill Issue 1

This is a relatively popular feature on Mirren Mad and it's a simple idea. It's basically a list of rumours that have appeared in various places - such as newspapers or the internet - about possible comings and goings at Saints. If a rumour turns out to be true or complete nonsense, this will be confirmed in a future issue. Any player who leaves or signs without being mentioned here first won't appear in the future.

As this is the first issue since the summer transfer window, I'll include details of rumours from then.

IN

Filipe Morais:
A right winger with Hibs who we may be after. We need a right winger, but Morais seems to have a few off the pitch problems.

Gary Harkins: Saints supposedly tried to sign the Partick Thistle midfielder in the summer and, along with Aberdeen, are supposedly after him again.

Robbie Winters: It wouldn't be a transfer window if we weren't after him. There's also interest from Kilmarnock and Hamilton.

OUT

Sean Burns:
Stenhousemuir fans believe they are getting a young Saints striker on loan soon and Burns fits the bill.

Andy Dorman: Bolton were supposedly interested in the summer and the link re-emerged today. Sheffield United and Bristol City may also be interested.

Will Haining: An extremely unreliable messageboard says Hearts want him.

Jim Hamilton: Kilmarnock, Falkirk and Hamilton are all after the veteran striker, who has been doing well in recent weeks.

Mark Howard: Wanted by Rangers apparently. No, I can't believe it either.

Billy Mehmet: Linked with moves to Hearts and Kilmarnock on various messageboards. Can't see it.

CONFIRMED

NOT HAPPENING

Charlie Adam:
Stayed at Rangers, although is apparently free to leave.

David Bingham: Signed for someone in the East of Scotland league.

Stevie Crawford: Signed for East Fife.

Paul Dalglish: Now coaching in the States.

Paul Dixon: Signed for Dundee United and doing well.

Alan Gow: Loaned to Blackpool, about to sign for Wolves.

Paul McGowan: Just been loaned to Hamilton.

Scott McLaughlin: Ended up at Airdrie.

Kenny Milne: Saints were interested but he opted for Scunthorpe.

Franco Miranda: Linked with Hibs in the summer but decided to return to Saints.

Hugh Murray: Looked like he may leave last summer but the rumours came to nothing.

Milan Palenik: No idea where he went after leaving Dundee but it wasn't Saints!

Matt Somner: Never heard anything else about him.

Steven Thompson: We signed someone with a similar name, but not the former Rangers striker.

Tony Vidmar: No idea what happened to him.

That's it for now - hopefully there will be something a bit more exciting to report later in the month.