Football Rumours Archive December 12 2006


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SAF is definitely in the market for a striker- he's been lucky this year because he only has two, Saha and Rooney (Alan Smith- don't make me laugh- he was crap at Leeds, worse now. Solskjear- his time has passed). If one or both of Rooney or Saha go down to injury, they are toast. But SAF know this and will bring in a striker in January. But it won't be Torres- he has seen the success to flop ratio of Spanish players in England and will probably go for a Dutch, German, or Czech- I have reason to believe he will make a successful bid for Koller of Berussia Dortmund- he's similar to Ruud Van Nistelrooy- big, dumb, but importantly puts the ball in the net and that's what matters.

I have it on very good authority- let's say from the horses' mouth, that if SAF blows the title this year, he's gone.

On another note let me say I watched the Arsenal vs Chelsea match today and it was a great game of football. But it also proved what so many have thought- Michael Ballack was just looking for one last big pay day- he was not involved in the match at all. With his non-descript display and Shevchenko's ineptitude, I almost feel sorry for Chelsea.LiverpoolFC list of signing in jan:

Javier Mascherano ₤5m (West Ham)

Anton Ferdinand ₤4m (West Ham)

Simoa Simbrosa ₤8m (Benfica)

Rafeal Van Der Vaart ₤10m (Hamburg)

Klaas Jan Hunterlaar ₤12m (Ajax)

Wesley Sneijder ₤12m (Ajax)

Dani Alves ₤8m (Sevilla)

Nelson ₤8m (Benfica)

David Villa ₤30m (Valencia)

Lucas Neil ₤2m (Blackburn)

Matthew Upson ₤4m (Birmingham)

Emiliano Insua ₤1m (Boca Juniors)

Giles Barnes ₤1m (Derby County)

Jermain Defoe ₤12m (Tottenham)

Billy Clarke ₤1m (Ipswich)

Francisco Pavon ₤2m (Real Madrid)

James McCarthy ₤2m (Hamilton Academical)

Ludovic Butelle ₤2m (Valencia)

Marco Amelia ₤4m (Livorno)

Marco Ruben ₤3m (Rosario Central)

Micah Richards ₤8m (Manchester City)

Neil Eardley ₤2m (Oldham)

Ray Jones ₤2m (QPR)

These player are the target of Rafa this jan. He will try to bid for these player (80% true)

Vicky B has heard about Buchanan st and the Italian centre for shopping. . .do me a favour and go to rehab.

Beckham is not going to Celtic FACT!!!

Rangers will look at Mat Upson and R Andersson for centre halves,Olic for striker and Brown in midfield with a poss loan for Richardson from Man U.Man Utd to sign hagreaves/mavuba/de rossi


huntellaar/torres/kloseArsenal 2 sign Luca toni/ribery/buffon

exchange for-Henry/fabregas/My sources at Goodison Park indicate that a Scottish international defender will have his contract terminated by mutual consent in time for the January window. He has been involved in a number of domestic disturbances which have left his wife requiring hospital treatment, and Everton are keen to offload him before the story becomes front page news. Expect Rangers to join the queue in a bid to solve their defensive problems, and Sunderland with their growing Scottish contingent.Since when has David Beckham's dad been a Celtic fan? last i heard, he has always been a man ure fan. dream on mate.

Celtic to sign Whittiker

Rangers to sign BendharTORRES WILL COME FOR 25MIL TO MANU. ARSENAL WILL BID FOR V.VAND DER VARRT but 25% chance to get him. Arsenal will sign adriona for swap deal Henry. d.CARVALLHOP FOR 12MILL

Team for next season


Eboue Toure Gallas Clichy

Helb fabregas Rosicky D. CARVALLHO

ADRIONA V.PERSIEKris boyd will be leaving rangers in jan defoYoung brazilian wizkid kerlon is going to barcelona along with daniel alaves and van der vaart fact.real madrid will swoop for arjen robben and most likely will get him as chelski are to sign malouda.Ronaldo of real madrid loan to liverpool with a view to a 4 million deal.peter crouch will leave and newcastle,blackburn and bolton will fight for his signatureLFC NEWS

By the end of summer 07, the following players will be IN/OUT:

OUT - Hyypia, Aurelio, Zenden, Fowler, Cisse, Pongolle, Le Tallec & Diao

IN - Micah Richards, Woodgate, Van dar Vaart, Nolan, Lennon & Torres


GK - Reina/Dudek/Carson

DL - Riise/Warnock

DC - Carra/Agger/Paletta/WOODGATE


LM - VAART/Gonzalez

MC - Gerrard/Sissoko/Alonso/NOLAN

RM - LENNON/Pennant

ST - Kuyt/Bellemy/Crouch/TORRES

This will be a result of DIC's investment.LFC NEWS.

We're not taking anton FERDINAND, BAINES, NUGENT, NOLAN, etc, etc in January. Stop talking nonsense!

The only possible transfers for reds in January are NEILL and/or ALVES and SIMAO as everyone here's settling in. Expect big ones at the summer as Moanrinho leaving to Italy! Hope he's not scared as his employee won't be the richest person in the EPL anymore!Tresor Kandol could be moving to colchester or leicester city after a recent bust up with loanee keeper Tony Warner.OLD FIRM NEWS- Celtic to sign 3 players in jan window with the biggest bit of business being Mc Geady to man utd and O'shea going the other way.A target man cf is being chased from the prem and brown from hibs also incoming.Rangers on the other hand are looking to offload some of their under performing big money signings(but can't get any takers because of wages) and bring in Pressley and Anderson to shore up defence and trying to bring in 1 more british/scottish forward to cover boyds loss.most likely will be Robbie Fowler on loan with a contract on offer for next season if he produces the goals to steady the ship to secure 2nd spot, before stepping up some big names for 07/08 seasonAlan Curbishley will take the West Ham hot-seat with Teddy Sheringham taking up the Assistant manager's role. Source cannot be revealed due to a code of secrecy.Paul Le Guen is targeting rapid bucarest goal machine nicolae dica as a replacement for dado prso, but will not pursue interest until the summer cost - £3.5milI work at Waterloo International where the eurostar arrives. Yesterday evening Sven Goran Erikkson arrived off of a Brussels train. And by coincedence Alan Pardew was sacked the following day. . -


Arsene Wenger has no worries about the slow start his team have made to the season as it is young, inexperienced and prone to errors.

However, he will add to the squad in January.

I have it from a strong source he will attempt to sign these players:

Gareth Bale (Southampton)

Micah Richards (Manchester City)

Not a huge addition, but Wenger is keen to create a great British defence that plays similar to the classic one. (Dixon, Adams, Keown and Winterburn)


-Shevchenko is unhappy at Chelsea and it is likely that he will be used in a swap transfer with Valencia for David Villa.

Liverpool backed by Sheikh Muhammeds money will move for Nando Torres,Kevin Nolan,Simao,Vicente,Sergio Ramos, over the next year.

United are light in defence and will move for Anton Ferdinand in January for 5 million.

West Ham will allow both Tevez and Mascherano to leave in january.Tevez to Ath.Madrid and Mascherano to Bayern.Reo-Coker will sign for Arsenal FC from West Ham United for around 13 Million English pounds. BIG AFC NEWS

wenger will swoop for micah richards (10mil) owen hargreves (20mil) and defoe (15mil)

this means that after them signing the team will be


richards toure galls eboue


hleb fabregas gilberto rvp








Coppell is fed up with Lita's attitude and poor performances and is doing a swap deal plus cash for Earnshaw at Norwich. This is to happen in January.

Killgalon is being looked at closely and apparently prefers a move to the Premiership than the SPL. A bid will be made shortly.

A deal is already done for Mohamed Aboutrika as widely reported and he is not to replace Sidwell who is ready to sing a new improved deal.

There have been many rumours reported on bids coming in for Doyle and I am aware nothing will be looked at under £10M. He has stated he wants to stay for the time being as he wants to show Coppell gratitude for bringing him over.TO THE GUY WHO COMMENTED ABOUT NUGENT, HE SAID HE WILL STAY TILL THE END OF THE SEASON , THEN IF WE (PRESTON) ARENT PROMOTED THEN HE WILL PROBABLY LEAVE. HOWEVER I EXPECT HIM TO LEAVE DEEPDALE, TO EVERTON WITH VAUGHAN JOINING ON LOAN FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON.HIS FULL TIME REPLACEMENT WILL BE BILLY SHARP OF SCUNTHORPE UNITED. ALSO RICHARD CHAPLOW , ANTHONY MCNAMEE AND BURY'S TOM KENNEDY ARE ALL JANUARY TARGETS FOR THE LILYWHITES.West Ham are set to sell Nigel Reo-Coker for just £5 million with Arsenal and Everton interested in the England U-21 international.

=v1=Expect Gary O'Connor to be on the move from Moscow. His off field activities are causing the management at Moscow to want to ship him out.A cut price deal around £500,000 with Championship teams such as Derby and Sunderland interested. He will not get a move back to the SPL as his problems are well known in Scotland and his wage demands would be too great.Rangers:

In: Anderson will sign in the summer for around 500k.

Pressley will sign short term contract until summer.

Olic is a possibility as replacement for Prso who will retire at the end of the year.

Out: Rodriguez, Rae, Klos, N'diaye and possibly HemdaniReading Football Club have agreed a feww with Major League Soccer for striker Eddie Johnson who will sign for the Royals in January.

Reading have also turned their attention to Watford wing sensation Ashley Young, and it's thought that Watford will accept a £3m bid in aid to fund a move for a much wanted striker.Reading will offer Bolton contract rebel Kevin Nolan a 3 year 30k deal to sign for the Royals next summer.

The midfielder is happy at the Reebok but manager Sam Alladyce won't raise the wage barrier to accommodate Nolan, and Reading will as they search for a replacement for want away Steve Sidwell.MFC NEWS

Southgate will make a 5million move for preston striker david nugent in jan. Also he is looking to bring in celtic player nakamura(great free kick taker) for around 3million. also expect boro to make moves for luke young and wes brown.

Also expect southampton to make moves for steven pressley and paul hartleyGood news for all liverpool fans! with the new takeover bid agreed sheik mohammed of DIC and co. should partly be in charge by the first week in january ready to give rafa benitez the funds to bring in new faces at anfield.Firstly the new stadium with the 450million pounds investment liverpool should be able to start on the new stadium which now could cost up to 250 million pounds now liverpool have the funds.The stadium will be no bigger than 70,000 due to local residents and the council only allowing that capacity as the maximum figure. Now onto possibe transfer targets for the january transfer window and the summer. Even though liverpool have new investors this doesn't mean loads of world class players are going to sign. liverpool in recent years havent gone over 15million pounds for a player bt now it is likely we will buy a player for 20 million plus.Benitez is looking at the following:-











YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRT FOR SURENewcastle will be very busy in the transfer market despite people's opinions that they have no money. They will be looking for a left back, an experienced centre back and a striker. They will try to sign wayne bridge for inbetween 4-6 million. They will also try to sign a centre back from machester united which will be wes brown or john or shea. As for a striker the rumours of huntelaar etc are not true as freddie shepard can not afford to give any more players to settle in so expect glen roeder to be bidding for english players. The most likely deals to be be completed are a loan deal for Alan Smith or a transfer of David Nugent. They may also try a bid for jermaine defoe but it will more than likely be rejectedHi, im the bloke who said pards will be sacked after the bolton game.on wednesday curbishley will be named as our new manager. the players he will be linked with are-

GK)Jeremy Janot OR Tomasz Kuszcazk(loan)

RB)Greg Halford OR Luke Young

CB)Curtis Davies OR Matthew Upson

RM)Shaun Wright-Phillips OR Jonathan Greening

CM)Steve Sidwell OR Phil Jagielka

F)Craig Bellamy OR Eidur Gudjohnsen

F)Robbie Keane OR James BeattieNews from the South Coast. George Burley looking to tie up the signing of Stephen Pressley. he was captain under Burley and is looking to establish himself in English football before he retires. Meanwhile along the coast Harry Redknapp's January targets are Matthew Upson (Birmingham) , Michael Ball (PSV), Jermain Defoe (Spurs) and surprisingly Luis Boa Morte (Fulham).I have it on good authority that Everton will swoop for Red Bull Salzburg defensive midfielder Rene Aufhauser in the January transfer windows. Watch this space!

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