Football Rumours Archive December 11 2007
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Chelsea will spend BIG and sell BIG this January and Summer.
Andriy Shevchenko £15 million– AC MILAN
Didier Drogba £18.5 million– LYON
Florent Malouda £12 million– BARCELONA
Hilario £500 k– BELENESES
John Obi Mikel £10 million– BARCELONA
Paulo Ferreira £5 million– VALENCIA
Hernan Crespo £4 million– INTER MILAN
Tal Ben Haim £4 million– BOLTON
Claudio Pizarro £4 million– WERDER BREMEN
Michael Ballack £8 million– REAL MADRID
TOTAL: £80 million
Jozy Altidore £6 million
Samuel Eto'o £20 million + Malouda and Mikel
Jermain Defoe £10 million
Daniel Gosling £2 million
Miguel £8 million + Ferreira
Luka Modric £14 million
TOTAL SPENT: £60 million
PROFIT: £20 million
My Uncle is Gary ablett of Liverpool, and he says momo Sissoko is not leaving, but dirk Kuyt could be tempted by Athletico Madrid. Liverpool will make a triple swoop for Jeremy menez £11 million, samir Nasri £16 million and javi Martinez £9 million. Diego Milito is also a possible signing, with Arbeloa going back to Real Madrid for £9 million. drenthe is also on the verge of a swap deal with Riise. Mexes has also been considered, barzagli also.
I have it on good authority that Manchester City's shortlist contains Adriano (swap loan with Bianchi to Inter) and two young Brazilians who play for CSKA Moscow; Vagner Love (fee £10 million mark) and Daniel Carvalho (fee £9–14 million) there are 3 or four more names on the shortlist. There was a approach for Bresciano in the Summer but Eriksson now is using him as a smokescreen to sign another winger I do not know whick yet but when I find out itl be on here.
Rangers will sign Gary Teale in January after a deal will be made early next week. Derby will be letting the left winger go for £2 million. He is likely to replace the injured Beasley.
Coventry City Rumours
Billionaire businessman Alki David will complete the takeover of the club before Thursday, saving the club from administration. He will wipe out the clubs reported £38 million debts, and provide manager Iain Dowie with funds to strengthen the Championship side to aid their push for The Premier League.
Potential January transfer rumours.
Ins – Leroy Lita, Izale Mcleod, Fitz Hall, Jack Hobbs,
Outs – Robert Page, Wayne Andrews, Kevin Kyle, Stuart Giddings, Colin Hawkins, Liam Davis (loan), Donovan Simmonds (loan), Lee Hildreth (loan).
In an amazing u–turn, the American owners could give Benitez the financial backing to take Liverpool to the next level at the meeting before the United game. This will see a flurry of transfer activity at Anfield. Coming in will be: Def – Richards and Onuha (Manchester City) £12 million + Crouch and Hypiia
Mid – Daniel Alves (Seville) £14 million + Sissoko
Att – Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) or David Villa (Valencia)
These moves however will be under the strict proviso that Benitez selects them all bar Onuha for as many matches as possible.
A friend of mine is on the coaching staff at SWFC and told me the club have accepted an offer from Sunderland for Marcus Tudgay for about £2 million
TRANSFERS IN PROGRESS FROM UNDISCLOSED source
– Ronaldinho to join CHELSEA. But talks to swap transfer two players to BARCELONA are holding up the gentlemans agreement.
– CELTIC have enquired about unknown ASTON VILLA player. Maybe Maloney? Laursen? Mellberg?
– BIRMINGHAM will make a bid for James McFadden who is available for transfer.
– Daniel Alves of SEVILLE will sing for SPURS
– Andreas Velicka of HEARTS will sign for PORTSMOUTH.
– Castillo of SHAKTAR doneTSK will sign for LYON.
– Sissoko of LIVERPOOL will sign for VALENCIA.
– Matthew Taylor of PORTSMOUTH will sign for ASTON VILLA.
– David Murphy of HIBERNIAN will sing for CELTIC.
– James McCarthy of HAMILTON will sing for SUNDERLAND.
Alki David will arrive at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday morning to finalise his takeover of Coventry City. Coventry's £38 million liabilities will be paid off and the club purchased for £15 million. David will give Dowie £7 million to spend in January and expect to see a swoop for Villa's Marlon Harewood.
this is from a very good source.
Celtic will sign.
Burnley's–g alexander–for 300 k. to cover full back areas.
Tottenham's–Jermaine Defoe loan for rest of season.
Chelsea's–Ben Haim–for £2.5 million
these will defo happen as talks are at advance stage.
Breaking Rumours from Murray Park. Boyd will be leaving in January after fall–out with Smith and McCoist, reason being given is Boyd's slightly 'off tempo' attitude. Watch him team –up with McFadden at Birmingham.
Looks very strong that Anthony Stokes and Kenny Miller will spearhead Rangers front–line due to Cousin ' blowing the lid' on the Boozey Ibrox Club, de Beasley being out for six months and Darchville being injury prone, also on the way out are Buffel, Hemdani, Ehiogu, Webster, Burke, Novo and Adam.
Hutton will not be going. just yet and deFoe will not be coming either
Celtic FC Ins and outs: JANUARY
Jarosik – Fenerbache –2.5 mill
Riordan – Bristol City – 500 k
Jan Vennegoor – Birmingham City – 3 mill
Zurawski – La galaxy – 1 mill
Scott Brown – Man United – £9 million + Fletcher
Maloney – A Villa – 1.25 mill
Mcfadden – Everton – 5 mill
Darren Fletcher – Scott Brown Part ex
James Mcarthy – Hamilton – 2 milliion
Kenwyne Jones – Sunderland – 6 mill
Matt Taylor – Portsmouth – loan
Scott Brown is being fought over with Arsenal however.