Football Rumours Archive November 12 2008
Use our rumours form to send us football transfer rumours.
LFC (January bids)
Owen –3 mill
as DIC will take over in summer!
I love coming on this site to see what people are saying, the Villa fans have often amused me by over pricing their players, e.g. Barry, Now the evertonions are having a go! Lescott worth over £10million? is someone having a laugh, vidic cost utd about £7m as did skrtl and agger at anfield, toure cost £150,000, then we look at proper world class centre backs, e.g. carvalho £19m, ferdinand £30m how can people rate lescott up near these prices, when he's half the player vidiv, skrtl, agger, toure are!! it baffles me! i'd rate him at £4million MAX, then Yakubu a 20 goals a season man? never scored 20 goals in a season in the prem! although i still would rate him at like £9million not the 15m–20m talked about. As for potential transfers, don't expect much movement in jan, man city to boulster the back line, and liverpool to try for aguero and a full back, no real big signings tho.
footballs no.1 fan
Liverpool are signing young talent
kyle jackson (500k)
ian porter (250k)
ramos (27 mil)
Man City will sell in january.
hart West Ham
evans Norwich City
dunne Aston villa
January Transfer News teh Big Deals:
Vanger Love – Everton– 9.5m
Kevin doyle –Villa– 7m+ Harewood
Niko Krancjar– Man City– 9m
S.Appiah– West Ham – Free
L.Neil– Boro– £4m
K.Huntellar– Chelsea– 15m
Yaya Toure –Arsenal 12.5m
R.Palacio– Man City– 8m
a.Valenica – Liverpool 8m+ pennant
J.Evans– B'Burn – Loan
X.alonso– Man City – 12m
Snejder– Chelsea– 22m
Arshavin _ Spurs– 19m
anyukov– Arsenal– 9m
S.defour– Everton 8m
A.witsel– Man City 11m
L.Diarra _Spurs– 9m
Luliana– Man Utdd– £3m
Royals For Life :P
November 23rd Mourinho will resign from he`s job at Inter milan and will join Chelsea. Read about this in the newspapers on sunday as their will be a big article printed.
Hull City insider – you know the brown family? ur talking a load of brown!!!
Larrson at 0.5m? u could get him for a free in Jan so why pay £0.5m and he is a differrent type of player from cousin so he would prop play along side him if anything
j.Stam– He retired a few years ago when he was at Ajax– why come back to play in EPL when he is close to 40
Paul Scholes is surplus to requirements–he is injured u plank and if he wasnt he would be paying at least 75% of games.
Well done to Hull this year, hope they keep going, anyway Old Firm rumours
Celtic– Looks likely that Brazilian defender Sylvinho will be on his way to Celtic park as does a young Barca reserve defender (similar deal to Crosas). There will be a few other movements however nothing major.
Rangers– Expect mainly players to be moved on likely Hemdani and Darcheville, smith will want cash for both but will let Hemdani go on a free to lose the wages. JCD will require a fee however. Stevie Smith to go on Loan and possibly the likes of Gow (make loan move perm) and other fringe players to go. McCulloch could also be moved on if the price is right as Lafferty looks to be doing the job Lee did last year. Any transfers in is dependent on availability and freeing up funds (lovenkrands determined to come back but dosnt look likely).
West Ham will have a clear out and will get in a few up and comers mainly Bungle and George. Zippy was rumoured but failed an S.T.D test. Paddington bear is heading to Man Utd as van Der Sar replacement
I have inside info that a behind the scenes deal has taken place between man city and liverpool, a combined fee of 250million has been agreed to cover the yanks debt bringing gerrard and torres to eastlands. Simply an offer lfc could not refuse.
A couple of the rumours involving my club Middlesbrough made me laugh out loud today. "Stewart Downing– Middlesbro–Newcastle. 5 million." A couple of points about this. . a) The club turned down bids over over 10 Million for him in the last 18 months from Spurs & Villa. Would they suddenly accept less than half that fee for a young England international with over 3 years left on his current contract? b) The player has stated the only reason he would be enticed to leave his home town club would be to play regular European football. Would that be possible at Newcastle? c) Would the club sell one of their best players to a local rival? I think the answer to all of those question would be a resounding NO !! The rumour I have heard in the Middlesbrough area, is that an Italian club (Juventus I believe) had approached his agent about a move in the winter transfer window. Whether or not that turns out to be true will be seen in a couple of months. "David Wheater (Middlesbrough) (£5m)" – I think the guy who posted this must have accidentally forgotten the 1 in between the pound sign & the 5 !!! If the Redcar Rock was available for 5 Million, every team in the PL would be putting a bid in for him. The lad is a future England regular & would command a much bigger fee than that, although I doubt the club would contemplate a sale unless the price was of a ridiculous nature. It is not like they are in need of cash, as in the summer the overall spend on transfers was nil. The incoming fees for the likes of Young & Cattermole balanced out the spend on new players.
As a sunderland fan i do feel that Lescott would likely not join us, especially at a fee of approx 7/8 mill. That said, we did say that about Malbranque and Ferdinand, they came, and have been brilliant so far.
I do however believe in the rumours suggesting that Keane wants former team mates Scholes and O'Shea. Also see renewed interest in Hunt and Mcgeady with both expected to sign for 5.5 million and 8 million respectively with possibility of Murphy and/or Stokes going to Celtic.
Expect to see a shock move for Benjani from arsenal for around 6million wenger fancies his chances of turning him into the new adebayor.
Gudmunnson is looking for cash and has agreed a sale of west ham for £80 million plus another £30 million being held until after the Tevez case is resolved, at which time Gudmunnson will pay half the award from the held cash if West Ham lose. In the event that West Ham do win then he will be an extra £30 mill better off. The new owners are trying to keep things quiet, but they are in fact the same group that considered buying Charlton earlier in the year. That was in fact a dummy bid in order to force the West Ham board into making a decision. The extra clause has been added as the group are anxious to take over before christmas, in order to ensure that West Ham do not get embroiled in the relegation dogfight. Zola is a popular choice with the new regime despite recent results, they just feel that the current squad is too weak to play the type of football he is trying to introduce. Perhaps a bigger shock is that the origonal teflon don, Mike Duxbury, will still have his job when the new owners take over. This is mainly due to his knowledge of the Tevez case and will be reviewed once court action is finished.
Joe Kinnear after a good start is letting his ego and loving for attention do him out of a job as he did at Forest. 12 Clubs after Owen? Barton for England?? Delusional.
Keegan and Sharer are to join forces back at the Toon with Shearer as coach and Keegan as manager.
Kinnear will return to another lengthy absence from football.Until pantomime season returns.
West Ham to be sold off once financial year comes to a close, tevez saga will go on for 2yrs plus so any potential buyer (S–AFRICAN)will buy at a knock down price. WEST HAM OUTS, davenport,quashie,spector,faubert. WEST HAM ins. ferera loan (che) gudjonnsson loan (barca)
Just like to say i totally agree with the guy who called Michael Owen a RAT who jumped ship. I really would be disappionteed to see Owen back at Anfield. This is for two reasons 1. He was so quick out the door before when he thought the grass of Madrid was greener 2. He is simple not good enough and would be a step backwards.
Manybe he could come back and clean FERNANDO TORRES boots, that would be his leave at anfield
To the 'Hull City insider who knows Phil Brown'
There is no chance Jaap Stam will sign for Hull City as he's Retired! also he's the South American scout for Man Utd, why would he leave a cushy job like that and come out of retirement to play for Hull. Also i think its hilarious u think Paul Scholes will leave Man utd! he's been loyal 2 Man utd all his career so why would he desert them at the end of his career when he's certain of a testimonial.
Although there is a possibility of Larsson and mcshane for Hull.
Hyppia would be a good buy for them.
Also a loan of one of tha Arsenal youngsters, Ramsey, Whilshire, Vela.
Also. Expect Liverpool to put bids in for Bale and/or Valencia with Pennant and Arbeloa used as bait, wether they get them or not is a different story, if the Gareth Barry saga is anything to go by.
Jose Mourinho will takeover at Man City next season. . Hughes will go to Pompey. In other news Aussie Scott MacDonald will be joining the premier league from Celtic, likely destinations include West Ham, Everton and Tottenham. aussieLFCfan
All this rubbish of Diarra going for £8m. Pompey turned down a £15m bid during the last transfer window for him. There is definite interest in him – but he has already stated that he will only leave for one of the big four. Having played for Chelsea and Arsenal with little success, that leaves United or Liverpool. With Hargreaves out for the season, it doesn't take much working out does it. Also, the guy who said Krancjar for 6m. Dont make me laugh, a couple of Italian clubs enquired for him in the summer and the starting price was £12m.
And by the way, Pompey's debt is not as big as everyone thinks. The reason is most premiership clubs borrow against future earnings – TV money, winnings etc – Pompey haven't – all they're borrowing is secured against property. With the economic downturn this has caused a problem, but not as big a problem as clubs such as Liverpool or West Ham.
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