Football Rumours Archive January 10 2007
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Tottenham are willing to offer west brom up to £8 m and callum davenport in exchange for curtis davis.
I have been infromed that Viren of FC Jokerit is ready to make a long expected move to championship side Wolves after a continued interest from the english side.
Celtic will agree deal to sign Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson from Hibs within the next week. However, The transfer, which includes Marshall going the other way will not go through untill the summer as this suits all parties. Celtic can only register three new signings in the Champions League squad and even though Pressley is cup tied, Celtic need Centre back cover. I believe Celtic may look at loan deals at the present with their eyes being focused on signings for the summer. The only big deal that I keep hearing about is Adu
I'm a season ticket holder and the lad who sits near me works in the stock exchange and has told me that it is very likely the will be the belgravian group by the end of this month.
toon 2 sign barton 6mil, barnes 2.5 rising 2 4mil, possibly Stephen Warnok on loan with view of pemernant
leaving will be luque to sum foreign club
and to all those saying we'll sign wes brown he and shud not be playin the premier league and wil not sign for Newcastle
p.s OWEN'S STAYING
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If Ribery decides 2 move 2 another club it will be REAL MADRID noot AFC as REAL have given an offer of 15 million 2 marseille for him . iF Alumnia doesn't move in January don't expect craig gordan or Buffon 2 move 2 AFC , expect a possable shock move 4 Scott carson at the end of January. West Ham 2 sign lauren before the end of January and hopefully SONG will move ASAP !
BIG HEARTS NEWS:
I have it from an impeccable source that Gary O'Connor (Lokomotiv Moscow) will be going to Hearts on loan this week. O'Connor has several friends in the East Lothian area and one of them has let it slip although Gary wanted it kept secret till the last possible moment to avoid problems with Hibs fans (O'Connor is a former Hibs player)Gary is re-locating to Edinburgh in the next few days and although he is due to join his Russian team mates in Portugal at the weekend his present club have excused him as the deal is already done. He hasnt done a pre-season but is working very hard to be fit in time to face Celtic on Sunday.
Dave the Rave.
Chelsea are chasing highly rated 22 year old centre back Adailton, as a back up option for their currently weak defence. The Brazilian defender, who plays his club football for Rennes, is said to of caught the eye of Chelsea during the 2005-2006 UEFA cup, and in their current defensive crisis have reinstated their interest. A bid of around 4 million is likely.
Newcastle and Tottenham are sniffing around Garry Barry at the Villa - price around £8million. If he goes expect O'Neill to spend most of the dosh on his direct replacement - Richardson at Man Utd.
You heard it here first. probably
Aston Villa will sign 3 of the 5 listed below.
1. ashley young 7.5 million
2. swp loan till end of season.
3. Matthew upson 5.5 million
4. Reo Coker 5.milion plus J.L samuel
5. robbie Keane 7.milion if spurs get d bent
If Walter Smith takes over you will see a Rangers team that soon becomes very Scottish. Andy Webster has already been brought in, expect bids for: mcfadden who is unhappy about his bench role at Everton and him and smith are big fans of each other; fletcher, as he is falling down the pecking order at man you and Rangers could afford him -would have to be a permanent deal tho after problems with lee martin and phil bardsley's loan deals, ie neither played much. this also rules out alan smith coming on loan as many people have suggested; expect Rangers to try and hijack Celtics bid for Scott brown. As for suggestions that Steven Thompson will be coming back, and for 1 million, get serious, since when did flops get brought back
With Walter Smith and Ally Mcoist set to take over, they have identified some players that may be surplus to requirements.
Ricksen 1.0m left
This will free up wages and 5m plus money from Uefa Cup run. The new management team will have 8m budget in January to try and turn Rangers around.
Webster 1.0m after loan deal expires
Smith 3.0m after initial loan
I saw Ulises De La Cruz being shown around Home Park by Ian Holloway, Gary Penrice and Paul Stapleton.
Just left a meeting in Liverpool and seen Freddie Ljungberg getting into a car at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Who was he with ? Bill Kenwright !
Real madrid is preparing to continue their scourge for south american younsters with a 10m euro bid for kerlon with Ronaldo going in the opposite direction as he wants to return to his native brazil.
Arsenal will trade ljungberg and lauren for Reo Coker. Arsenal is also trying to sign agblonhor.
100% true. I don't post fake rumours.
Micky Adams will this week reveal 2 new signings. Michael Mifsud will sign a 2 year contract. Patrik Berger is expected to sign until the end of the season.
Apparantly we are going to sign a guy called jamie mccombe from bristol city. my mate works down st andrews and he says that upson is def on the move and this tall bloke from bristol is going to come in. about 500k will buy him and he is the next upson?? my mate was right about mcsheffrey so I believe him.
Complicated transfer saga rumour going around in Liverpool, here it comes:
Liverpool to sign Villa, but Valencia only let him go if they recieve Reina as part-ex, this is the reason Reina was dropped against Arsenal. Carson will return from loan at Charlton to be 1st choice keeper, this is the reason why on friday evening Benitez phoned Pardew to tell him he could not play Carson otherwise he would have been cup-tied if Liverpool had progressed. Dudek will now stay till the summer as he believes he may get an oppertunity to play with Reina out the way. Liverpool will raise the money for Villa by selling Crouch to Newcastle who see him as a long term partner for Owen. the last piece of the jigsaw is that Newcastle will raise the money for Crouch by selling Luque to. Valencia who obviously will be using the money from Villa to buy Luque as a replacemet!
Whu 2 complete the signings of JONATHAN ZEBINA (4M)and ALEXI SMERTIN (2M) in time 4 the FULHAM GAME.Next week NRC will go 2 ARSENAL and we will sign LAUREN (3M) and LJUNBERG (7M).Also coming in is MARK VIDUKA (3M), JAY DeMERIT (3M)and JAMES BEATTIE (4.5M)! ALAN CURBISHLEY'S CLARET&BLUE ARMY!
My dad knows someone who works at Rangers FC and the other day he came to my house and hinted that Aston Villa could be set to make a £3 million move for Barry Ferguson with Djemba- Djemba moving in the other direction to sweeten the deal. Also, Rangers will not be singing both Thompson and Brown they will sign Brown for £1.5 million and will also get Robbie Nielson from Hearts for £750k. When Smith joins as the new manager he will start a clearout with Leitizi, Rodriguez, Hemdani, Sionko, Rae and Sebo all moving on
Luton Town are set to give Hungarian trialist Thomas Sowumni a short term deal for striking back up. With Rowan Vine's departure on the horizon Luton have made a bid for Luke Varney of Crewe. Luton are also set to land Pawel Abbott in a swap deal with Warren Feeney heading the other way. Luton will also look to sign a centre back before the end of the month.
Man Utd are lining up a shock move for lyon's john carew.
Xavi to Man Utd, for £15 Million
I meet Andrew Cole last week and he told us that Roy Keane was in contact with him about a move but he is not interested he is not leaving Pompey but also said still in touch with Old Trafford and to expect all top 4 to fight it out for Ryan babel of Ajax.
Watford's Danny Shittu is an end of season target for Newcastle. The strong centre back has caught the eye of Glenn Roeder during the course of the season but roeder has already planned a move for am unnamed player that should see him use all of his given transfer money.
Dundee utd's noel hunt to sign for aberdeen allowing them to offload lee miller to Gretna.
Nottingham Forest striker Scott Dobie is set for a move to Swindon Town. Swindon assisant Kevin Summerfield has been to watch him several times for the Forest reserves.
Stoke City News
Graeme Hope (stenhousemuir youngster)& Chris Norton (Partick Thistle) to sign on at the britannia stadium within the next month. Both are young Scottish talent for the future.
Diego Forlan is in talks with West Ham over a shock return to the premiership.
My cousin was at Ewood Park buying match tickets yesterday and saw Wagner Love from CSKA Moscow walking into Ewood Park with what looked like his agent.
To the guy that beleive Barry Ferguson safe. Please remeber that Smith did not want him in as he was away. Plus smith not a great fan of Barry Ferguson. If Smith had the choice of MCFadden or Ferguson answer is McFaddem. As Moyes is a fan of Ferguson trade should be easy enough to get. Rangers will aim to get about 6 new palyers in this January window to get them that second champion league spot.
Newcastle United will not be buying any players this jan. because the belgavia group will takeover at the end of the month. roeder will only sign players on loan and that will be Wayne bridge and cassano.
Villa are likely to be the busiest team in the transfer window along with Spurs as usual. O'neil will bring in the following players Ashley Young from Watford with perhaps J. Lloyd Samuel going the other way plus cash. SWP on loan from Chelski as he is still undecided on whether he wants to leave Chelski. Nigel Reo-Coker who is desperately unhappy at West Ham, with their ignorant fans. Lucas Neill from Blackburn on the cheap, Tomas Ufalusi from Fiorentina. Finally Darren Bent, with Baros plus 11 million.
The person who posted the Plymouth Argyle speculation yesterday isn't far wrong. Akos Buzsaky will be staying, particularly as we are about to sign Hungarian defender Krisztian Timar from Ferencvaros on a 6 month loan with a view to a permantant transfer. These are the deals pending:
Krisztian Timar (Ferencvaros) 6 month loan
Chris Porter (Oldham) £350k + Chadwick
Brian Wilson (Cheltenham) £80k
Ulises De La Cruz (Aston Villa) Free
Izale McLeod (MK Dons) £400k + Samba on loan
Nick Chadwick (Oldham) PX
Cherno Samba (MK Dons) Loan
Tony Capaldi (Wolves) £450k
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOOTBALL CLUB.
Darrent Bent is signing for spurs, they will make £14m on the sale of Jermain Defoe to Chelsea&then will sign Bent for £10m. With the remaining £4m they will bid again for Ashley Young but will include Wayne Routeledge who is currently on loan at Fulham. Another deal about to go through is David Beckham departuring the bernabau for white hart lane!
I have heard from a reliable source that Cassano is joining the Toon on loan with the option of purchase, also expect Curtis Davies and Metzelder
A friend of mine is a youth player at Liverpool and he has heard some interesting rumours from the fellow players and pro's. David Villa came round Melwood after the Bolton game to look at the facilities and was very impressed. The senior squad are telling Rafa sign Ashley Young and Mascherano has met the squad and is looking forward to playing given FIFA Clearence. The main other thing going round is Crouchy off to Newcastle for upto £12M.
Arsenal are prepared to let Freddie Ljunberg leave for London rival's West Ham United as it would seem the Sweede has become surplus to requirements at Ashburton Grove.
This would become Alan Curbishleys 3rd signing of the season as he continues to bring in Premiership-veterened experience into his Upton Park side.