Football Rumours Archive October 12 2006
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Manchester United will more than likely sign Owen Hargreaves in January provided he shows enough evidence t prove that he is reganing full fitness. I know of Manchester United's intrest because untill Bayern Munich threatened to report them to FIFA for their persistance Liverpool held some interest in him. As for Liverpool Vicente won't join Liverpool and nethier will Lucas Neil as he is being tracted by both Real Madrid and Barcelona that doesn't mean that Liverpool stand no chance in securing his services its just with two more heavywieghts entering the ring for his signature it complicates things and as you know Rafael turned his attentions to Lucas towards the end of the transfer window when he reliesed that his efforts for Daniel Alves were going to be rebuffed, basically he was a panic buy as we lost Jan Kromkamp to PSV. however Rafael will have more time in picking up where he left off with Daniel Alves at Seville. They always planned to sell Daniel Alves which is why the brought Hinkel. Dispite what many people say Mark Gonzalez will not be leaving in January or anyy time in the near future, Imean give the guy a chance he's only just got here. I know Liverpool fans are demanding of new players but Jesus, he's scored two goals and not started many games, not bad for a left winger? I think we can safely say that no matter how many times we say sell Zenden(not even going to attempt to spell his first name)because he's not Liverpool quality Rafael is going to keep playing him and not only keep playing him but out of position. I mean he's not exactly shown any promising signs being played in the centre of mid-field, at least try him on the right where we're short of cover, but no Rafael puts him in the centre where lets face it if we can't accommadate Steven Gerrad so why the bloody-hell would we do it for Zenden? I don't know it just seems Rafael's logic is none existent sometimes, however who am to question him? Now that Valencia have their man
in Joaquin Sanchez, Liverpool will make a move for Simao Sabrosa, the benfica captain. I don't exactly know how much but I would estimate the 9, 10 million mark not bad! Dispite his preference he will challange Jermaine Pennant for a place on the right. Kevin Nolan's name is on fire around Liverpool in regards to this up-coming transfer window and I can only say why not? Excellent player of the highest quality and a boyhood fan. Off-topic, is it me or is every player that makes a move to a new club, these days the claim that it's their boyhood club? i.e Pennant and Bellamy??? There is talk of a replacement for Robbie Fowler but not untill next season at least providing he manages to secure an extention to his contract. Please Rafa please! The possiblities being lined up are the usual; Defoe, Bent, Fred(of Lyon unlikely though), Saviola(though he seems set to sign for Seville), Villa(extremely unlikely due to cost) and Torres. Yes Torres, dispite what most Manchester United fans will say, "Wait a minute we'ved held talks with Athletico Madrid over Torres". Well to all you Manchester United fans its true! That you have of course held talks with them however that doesn't make him yours e.g Hargreaves. Don't get me wrong though I would have to agree that from my perspective Manchester United seem favourites to land his signature, but you only have to look at the Michael Owen transfer, seemed set to sign for Liverpool but ended up at Newcastle, well so we are lead to believe anyway.(Thank God!) The wild-card of today is that I hear rumours about Ledliy King as a possible replacement for the imminent retirement of Sami Hyypia. Not likely as he would cost up-wards of 9 million and I doubt Tottenham would be willing to sell their captain and loose another world class defender to a big club, however just what I heard around Anfield. In my opinion Sami still has another season or two left in him.Very good source tells me that the Norwich board are sniffing
around new Walsall manager Richard Money. He only joined Walsall in the summer after spells in Sweden and Australia.
Never heard of him, but he has had a great start at Walsall and is one of the most qualified coaches outside the Premiership apparently.
Sorry Saddlers, but Money is our No 1 target.In all possibility , liverpool might sell dudek to raise funds for either villa or daniel alves in january. This would allow the club to let kirkland and carson fight for no 2 spot , may also be a three way fight if pepe reina further goofs up from now upto January, 2007. Another signing could be a potential genuine left back as aurelio or warnock has not done much good when given oppurtunity ( defensively). Riise is the only standard player in that position , expected candidate l.baines ( wigan). Harry Kewell is going to leave in January to non CL club to raise funds for future usage.Expect flamini , aliadiere ,song 2 leave arsenal in january also gilbert will stay at cardiff city as cardiff city will move 2 the EPL next season . Expect a move 4 ribery , joe cole , jarvis in january by arsenal but don't expect 2 see arsenal move 4 giles barnes because we already have matthew connolly who is soon 2 play this season .Fernando torres and maybe owem hargreaves with nani will b da only signings made by man utd maybe 1-2 others as a surprize.Stopp talking about big transfers in january
arsenal don't have money like liverpool to spent manu transfers just nani and david suazo or boyd,and kerlon
arsenal bale maybe
livepool stopp dreaming in villa cos' valencia will be the spanish champion u will sign just defoe
tottenham will sign downing
nufc will sign niell and stop dreaming in Nesta and King
milan have to sign Milevsky the second sheva and
arsenal gago never sign for u forgett about itt .Villa News. MON will sign Maloney (Celtic) and Sidwell (Reading), both are into there final year of there contracts and would love the chance to play under MON. Fans from both clubs disagree but this is only due to the fact that they are losing there best players to a team on the up. Also expect Villa to be among a host of clubs looking to take SWP on loan, an offer for Bridge is also on the cards and the striker MON is after is Klose. The truth hurts I know.Hearts won't let craig Gordon move for any less than 8M. Arsenal and Man Utd will battle for his signature in the summer. Rangers may also make a move with Alan McGreggor, Alan Hutton or/and Gavin Rae moving in the opposite direction.
If Shaun Maloney doesn't regain his place in the Celtic team ahead of Aiden Mcgeedy then expect him to do a Petrov and move to the premiership for around 3M possibly to Aston villa.
Rangers will be tested with offers for Kris Boyd in January if his excellent goalscoring form continues. There have been scouts and managers seen from various premiership clubs seen at ibrox recently, with Man Utd being the highest profile club interested. Rangers won't let him go for any less than 10M which will hopefully scare off any interested parties.
_ACE_Watford and England u-21 winger Ashley Young is being lined up by Arsenal. Arsene Wenger is determined to get an English backbone to the club in the future and with Justin Hoyte and Theo Walcott already at the Emirates, a move for Young may not be too far fetched.I have been tipped off that one of Germany's top midfielders is set for a move. Bastian Schweinsteiger looks poised to move after a bust up with summer signing Mark van Bommel at Bayern Munich. I don't know where he would think about going, but I've heard he doesn't want to be a team mate of van Bommel's anymore. If Schweinsteiger does leave, it could affect Owen Hargreaves chances of moving to Manchester United.Martin Demichelis in exchange for Emre and cash as Emre can not settle in the North East. After reports of an offer of around £8mil not euros was made for the Turkish international.
Martin Demichelis is a fantastic defensive midfielder as well as an outstanding centre half. Work permits maybe an issue.I have sum rumours for yaz tevez and mascherano will stay at west ham to gain premiership exp tevez will partner ashton upfront and west ham will start going up the league agen manutd won't sign fernando torres as they cannot afford to spend tht kind of money on a player tht has never played english football and mite just end up like morientes as for lucas neill at liverpool that won't happen as he will either stay at blackburn or go to newcastle were he will get first team football liverpool should sign Jermain Defoe and Michael Dawson as a replacement for Hypia Aston villa Should sign a few decent americans with the lerner link such as Landon Donovan Or Freddy Adu or Eddie Gaven these are my rumours who i think should sign who my dad int best m8 wi lerner or i don't walk alex fergusons dog these are wt i think should happenI have family that works at Villa Park and the transfer stories just keep coming. O'Neill has mentioned in the press that he has some transfers on the go already for Jan, and they are: Defoe - 7mil, Sidwell - 2.5mil, Diarra - 3.5mil, Milner - 3mil & also SWP - loan, Evra - loan & also Bridge - 4mil, Hinkel - 6mil or Geremi - 3mil. These are 110% true. .watch this space!Liverpool will sign Higuain from River Plate for a fee of around 5 million. They will also sign Gareth Bale for an undisclosed fee.Malor Transfers in and out of the big clubs:
Arsenal, Ribery 12m, Helb(Germany)
Chelsea, Anderson 15m, J.Cole(Liverpool/ManU)
Liverpool, Villa 17m, Zenden(Spurs/Middles)
Manchester United, Torres 27m, Ronaldo(RMadrid)
AC Milan, Buffon 21m, Kaka (RMadrid)
Inter M, Trezeguet 15m, Cesar(Brazil)
Juventus, Givet 7m, Buffon(ACMilan)
Bayern Munich, M.Petrov 9m, Hargreaves(ManU)
Lyon, Cammoranasi 8m, Abidal(Arsenal)
Other deals likely to happen are Daniel Alves to Liverpool, Ljunberg to Juventus and Tevez and Maschraneo to Italy or Spain.Everton to sign Nugent in January, Beattie will be bought by either Newcastle, Middlesbrough or City (some mid-table northern team).To the daft Leeds fan who says Ranieri or Curbishley for Leeds, he should read those same reports he admonishes others for ignoring. Curbishley wants a PREMIERSHIP position, muppet.
The three Championship positions will be filled by;
Norwich: Steve Tilson
West Brom: Either Cotterill or Dave Jones
Leeds: John CarverNow i am not going to pretend i know wenger but rumours are that bale will come for 6mil parker for 9.5 mil buffon 10.5.Baptista will return to madrid with his tail between his legs as he cannot cut it in the prem.Aliadiere will be sold to watford and lauren will be sold to villareal.Lehman will sign new one year deal and compete with buffon for top spot(hope lehman wins cos he has been great for ARSENAL)
Thats all for today keep the rumours real(no ronaldinho or eto or torres or ka ka please as wenger just would not buy them as he prefers to bring in "nobodys" and turn them into legends)
Gunnerdaz signing offNorwich News. The board and Martin Hunter has been discusing a transfer Martin wants to make. He wants to do a deal for Steven Whittaker of Hibs. The defender will cost £600,000 and is remoured to be Hunter's No One target!Man U squad summer 2007:
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