19 reliable transfer news accounts you NEED to follow on Twitter

Fed up of fake rumour merchants getting your hopes up on social media? Have no fear – this lot will cater for your needs

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1. @DiMarzio

The ever-reliable Italian journalist recently called Breel Embolo’s move to Schalke first, and has an excellent track record when it comes to revealing some of football’s biggest stories first. A worldwide all-rounder.

2. @JPercyTelegraph

The Telegraph’s main man for the Midlands has excellent contacts in the region, and further afield too. He reported Leicester’s big interest in Troy Deeney, plus the Watford man’s subsequent expected contract renewal. Reliable for English football.

3. @johncrossmirror

Cross is The Mirror’s Mr Arsenal, an experienced head with contacts high up the Gunners’ food chain.

4. @bbcsport_david

The BBC’s David Ornstein, too, is a must-follow for Arsenal fans. What he says usually goes when it comes to the north London club.

5. @TelegraphDucker

The Tele’s Northern Football Correspondent has his fingers in Manchester pies. He reported last week that United were in talks to re-sign Paul Pogba.

6. @MarkOgden_

Ogden is now The Independent’s Chief Football Correspondent, also covering the Manchester clubs. He bagged an exclusive interview with Louis van Gaal last season, and more recently reported Chelsea’s interest in bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.

7. @Sport_Witness

Not a transfer source as such, but excellent for collating rumours from the world over and scrutinising them appropriately.


8. @BundesligaSpot

Also just a collator of transfer talk from around Germany, but it saves you going to Kicker or Bild and getting confused by Google Translate.

9. @LukeEdwardsTele

Edwards has terrific sources at Newcastle and in the north-east generally, and is rarely unoccupied by NUFC’s shenanigans.

10. @FabrizioRomano

Another Italian on fire, Romano pulls in big stories for the likes of Sky Italia and The Guardian. His main area of expertise is Serie A, but he’s also good for some big stories all around Europe.

11. @garyjacob

The Times' transfer guru is most active around the London clubs.

12. @football_oranje

Covers everything from the land of tulips in a tidy manner, collating transfer news from the local newspapers and more.

13. @nonleaguepaper

It’s not always easy to keep up with a fast-moving and ever-changing non-league scene, but the weekly paper’s Twitter account will help you along here.

14. @SkysportsLyall

Lyall Thomas has got west London sport covered, for all of your Chelsea and QPR needs. He’s also good for Tottenham too, and has been quick to clear up some of the myths about Michy Batshuayi’s move to Chelsea.

15. @ed_aarons

The Guardian’s deputy news editor has his finger on the pulse with some of the biggest transfer stories. Recent ones include Liverpool’s battle for Borussia Monchengladbach’s highly rated Mahmoud Dahoud, rubbishing rumours of a Chelsea exit for Baba Rahman and Chelsea snaring Michy Batshuayi.

16. @_ChrisBascombe

Bascombe is The Telegraph's in-the-know man for all things Merseyside.

17. @simonpeach

The Press Association’s chief football writer is close to all things Southampton, and called the Saints’ move for Claude Puel as their manager to replace Ronald Koeman.

18. @TomAllnuttPA

Allnutt is the PA’s man for all things Tottenham.

19. @sistoney67

BBC Sport’s Simon Stone is an experienced head covering a broad range of football.

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