Football Rumours Archive November 11 2008
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Mark Hughes will be kicked out of City and replaced in January, he will however walk in to the welcoming arms of Newcastle though he may not join the magpies until the summer. He will be working bringing in the players that he wants as well as working with Joe Kinnear behind the scenes until he climbs on to that very hot seat!
To the guy talking about Lescott and Sunderland– to compare Sunderland with Stoke is fair, but to compare Everton to Barcelona is absolute farce mate! The Peoples Club? Which people exactly? Certainly not the millions who live within an hour of the stadium– couldn't even sell out against the mancs. .!
Rafhina will not be coming to Liverpool because he is not good enough, what a let down the foreign scouting system has been, especially when it comes to Full backs and Arbeloa cant be counted as he was RAFA's choice. Someone posted a rumour of Michael Owen going to Chelsea, well i hope so, he is a rat who jumped ship and boy did he miss out BIG TIME as a result. Liverpool have a history of rewarding loyalty.
Greetings all. I just have to throw my 2p worth in the pot over my beloved Toffees. I cant see lescott moving anywhere for less than 12–15 million, and if he did, it would be to a top four club or an european team in the Champions league. Sunderland, whilst improving, are a poorer team than Everton, and are a fair few years further from Uefa cup football nevermind Champions league football, so I don't see it myself. As for a Lecott transfer request. . pure fantasy. All the stats point to the fact that out of his 10 goals last season, 7 he scored when he was at left back. Moyes knows this and so does Lescott. I think the Mackems are more likely to get Baines than Lescott, but I wouldnt want to see him leave either. If Jags could play Def mid to the standard required in the Prem, Lescott moving wouldnt be an issue. I think we might make a move for Stephen Hunt in the January window, but J Moutinho`s sporting are still in the champs league and we look less attractive now with no euro football, so that's probably a non runner. I don't see much activity cause Moyes is pretty happy with the squad at present, and thinks he can sneak into the top four party again. Its a tall order, but we did it once. Anyway, Thanks for reading. If you disagree, don't be nasty in your reply! Ems
David Bentley– Spurs–Liverpool. £11 million
Robinho. Man City– (Will hand in transfer request)Before christmas and will move to chelsea but expect Arsenal to make a bid chelsea will pay around £35 million with possibly further 15 million in add ons and bonus`s total fee could reach over £50million.
Stewart Downing– Middlesbro–Newcastle. 5 million.
Sol Campbell Portsmouth–West Ham. £3 million
Niko Kranjcar–Portsmouth to Tottenham. £6milion.
Tottenham will bid £18 million for Yakubu. Nothing less, the Newspaper rumours for £10 million are ridiculous, why would we sell a 20 goal striker for less than we bought him?
Lescott will not be sold to Sunderland for £7 million, again this price is ridiculous, Lescott would not be sold for anything under £10 million.
Everton will bid for Owen and Smith (providing Ashley is still in cahrge), Obinna (again), and Love. Expect only 2 players in though.
Avram Grant is going back into managment in the pl by taking the job at newcastle when joe kinnear leaves after he is humbled at the hands of chelsea.
Hi , im a hull city insider, as i know the brown family. I have been speakking to phil himself and he said this–
He is bringing in 5 players in jan– as long as duffen will have the funds,
H. Larrson 500k – will jump to first team and cousin to bench.
P. Mcshane 1.5 million – already in first team
J. Stam free – cover for zayette and turner
C. Kazim Richards 3.75 million plus garcia – Garcia been flop in the prem and kazim will succeed in prem.
P. Scholes free – Surplus to requirements at man. u an will play alongside boateng– ashbee dropped.
Hull city insider
Green goin to arsenal and ali al habsi is coming in from bolton in january also players departing
bowyer – 950,000
james walker – cardiff – 350,000
sears – loan to get experience
collison – loan to get experience
maybe noble – arsenal 10mil
it is worrying but there new sponsers will be on there shirts against portsmouth and a takeover will be completed soon
Manchester City (JANUARY 2009):
Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn) (£15m)
Stephen Warnock (Blackburn) (£2m + Ball)
Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth) (£8m)
Jermaine Pennant (Liverpool) (£4.5m)
Axel Witsel (Standard Liege) (£7.5m)
David Wheater (Middlesbrough) (£5m)
Michael Ball (Swap for Warnock)
Nedum Onouha (£4m)
Valeri Bojinov (£2m)
Darius Vassell (£2.5m)
Danny Mills (FREE)
Felipe Caicedo (£3m)
Nery Castillo (END OF LOAN)
Tal Ben Haim (£3m)
Manchester city will not bolster their strike force in january. They will instead look for 2 defenders and 2 defensive midfielders. They are scoring goals for fun but leaking them aswell.
The Arab owners will give hughes around £85m in january !!
so expect to see :
left back : Taye Taiwo – £10–12m
centre back : giorgio chiellini – £13–18m
defensive mid (1) : Lassana Diarra – £10–15m
defensive mid (2) : Torsten Frings – £5–10m
Maybe also Santa cruz (15m) if Hughes gets his way !!
Expect NObody to go in january because of their uefa cup campain but do expect a mass exodus in the summer
You heard it first of DINKY
LFC (January bids)
Owen –3 mill
as DIC will take over in summer!
To the guy that said that Lescott of Everton was being played out of position. Allow me to explain, Lescott might indeed fancy himself as a cenre half. However, his best position is left back. Therefore, Moyes plays him at left back. And even if he is pissed off with Moyes, I believe he would only move to a club that is equal to, or bigger than, Everton. That rules out small clubs like Sunderland. Next you'll be telling us that Henri doesn't like Barcelona so he's going to move to Stoke or something. If you're going to make up rumours, at least make them believable.
LFC news – the Yanks will extend the loan deal until July at which time they will definately sell. The reason why they have abandoned the club sale in Jan is because they want to see if Rafa can win the league, thereby driving the price up. DIC will buy the club at that time and make a major statement by buying Messi for the right. They will also bid for Phillip Lahm for the RB spot.
There will be a few comings and goings at ibrox.
Alan Gow may return to ibrox to try to get in the first team, he is quoted as saying '. .I'm just focused on playing for rangers' (within the last week, if he does well between janurary and the end of the season charlie adam will be sold.
Steven smith will be loaned out and if he doesn't 85 percent of his games with the team he is loaned out to he'll be flogged off in the summer with lee wallace his replacement.
David weir will finally retire in the summer and after a short break he'll be back as a defence couch.
Christian dailly will leave for free, leaving defensive availabilities with one of Berra, Tonel or Reynolds coming in. If andy webster leaves Darren bar of falkirk will be signed as back–up.
Hemdani will be leaving (edu was his replacement)
Lee mc cullough and Darcheville will both be leaving in the summer with a big hitman to play in europe their replacement.
Liverpool will be taken over by next June– not any earlier.
Hicks and Gillett know that they can still borrow to buy players in January and that when D.I.C. take over, they will get profits on what has already been paid. For this reason, they are ready to make £20mil available for Benitez.
In January he will move for:
Jakub Blaszczykowski (8mil)
Jermaine Pennant will be up for sale at prices above £4mil
In the summer, Benitez will have the resources to buy whoever he wants. He feels only a few classy additions are needed as well as continuing to add youngsters.
Aislan will join for 8mil, replacing Sami Hyypia.
Glen Johnson could also join for 8mil. This move will depend on the quality of Philip Degan but he may replace Arbeloa are Barcelona and Valencia are looking to add him for around 6mil.
Depending on how Dossena settles, a left back could also be bought. Gareth Bale is most wanted as he will add width and good set pieces to the team. However, he could cost up to 14mil.
Benayoun will also leave and it is thought Harry Redknapp is interested. Douglas Costa (8mil) , Philip Afellay (6mil) or Aaron Lennon (9mil) could be brought in.
Benitez may also offload Alonso if a £15mil+ bid comes in. Gareth Barry is still a target.
Man City are looking to sign the following in January:
Close to definite:
Roque Santa Cruz (16mil)
Lassana Diarra (12mil)
Stephen Warnock (5mil)
Andrey Arshavin (17mil)
Xabi Alonso (17mil)
Glen Johnson (10mil)
Jimmy Bullard has hinted at a move and the club he will be moving to is Sunderland for a estimated £8 million. Joleon Lescots deal is one step closer after handing in his transfer request yesterday. Expect to see McGeady to sign for sunderland also for £7.5 million. Robert Green will also sign for Sunderland and Gordon will go the other way. 100% Fact
Real madrid will give up on ronaldo ans sign theo walcott for 35m instead and also want xavi alonso from liverpool.
La galxay are set to sign robbie savage from derby
Sergio Kun Aguero will not be moving to the premier league in January. However expect him to be subject to a summer saga which will see a battle take place between Man City and Liverpool over the Atletico foward, who could be worth anything up to 30 mil. Chelsea could also make a late bid, however with the unlimited transfer budget seemingly available to them, expect City to lead the race. City could also land Karim Benzema and Lukas Podolski between January and the summer. Benzema would be worth around 25 mil and Podolski around 20 mil. Expect Chelsea to make further attempts to sign Kaka in the summer, he could be made their top priority. The asking price could be as much as 70 mil. Liverpool will sign Rafinha in January for around 8 mil, as they need a strong right back. Yaya Toure will be on the move in January, whether its to Arsenal or Juventus for around 8 mil. If he opts for Juventus, Arsenal will re–look into Xabi Alonso in the summer, who would cost around 15 mil. United will look into signing a new left winger over January but will not sign one until the summer. Antonio Valencia is a possibility for around 15 mil.
The Arsenal Know It All
West brom and fulham both want to sign sheff wed forward marcus tudgay
Liverpool and man city are chaseing spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone
Stephen Hunt will move from Reading to Everton in January for aroun £6 million. The clubs have already agreed a fee and Hunt is keen to play in the Premiership again.
AFC – rob green, richard dunne,joloen lescott in jan