Football Rumours Archive December 13 2006

 

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Spurs will look to bring in Giles Barnes from Derby, Boamorte from Fulham and an additional forward, Klose maybe but this will see the departure of Defoe to Man U/Villa for around £9-10 million. Also Lee will move Roma maybe but otherwise a dutch team with another bid for Wayne Bridge, Ziegler to Wigan(last of the Arnesen hopefuls). Davids, Routledge, Davenport, Fulop, Barnard all to go in the summer. Outside targets K.Nolan, Joey Barton and Dean Ashton. From France we will see Lower league french pair Le Harve(?) pair Christophe Careen & Mathias Careen but they have potential it whether they become first teamers.

West brom to sign leroy lita from reading for 2mil and hartley from the hearts on a free.loanies to come in are both aliadiere and mart poom of arsenal.possibly james vaughan.wallwork, zubi to leave on a free and gera 3mil to fulham or westham and ellington 2.5mil back to wigan

Hiddink in to coach Chelsea. .

Nigel Reo-coker will be sold in the window after his key part in pardew getting sacked. Expect Arsenal to make a bid. Anton will be allowed to leave in the summer, along with zamora, benayoun, cole, carrol

I know this girl in Spain who is a friend of David Villa and he said that he wants to link up with Henry at Arsenal so go on arsene grab him

Sven is going to west ham and beckham will go for 3m and shevchenko has ruled out any moves so he wants to get better for chelsea

Portsmouth had a massive transfer budget in the summer, but no-one wanted to sigm due to club's low esteem. Now they are 3rd and players will take notice. New ground and training facility being planned, best fans, English manager, nice climate! Expect K Richardson, S W P, J Defoe, G Bale (Welsh but nearly English), D Bent, C Davis (West Brom), and A Ferdinand (also Johnson permanent). Leaving will be LuaLua, Duffey, Griffin, Kiely, Hughes (sad but true), Douala, and Cole (retired). So, team for 2nd half of season-

James

Johnson Davis Campbell Bale

SWP O'Neill Fernandes Taylor

Defoe Bent

Subs

S Davis

Mendes

Ferdinand

Primus

Stefanovic

Kanu

Benjani

Ashdown

Kranjcar

This is the squad that will go on to win the UEFA cup. We've got the greatest team in England, Pompey will be great again! The Pompey Chimes will ring!!

Iain Dowie will be unveiled as Hull boss on Friday with Alan Curbishley set to be unveiled as West Ham on Wednesday or Thursday both to take charge in time for the weekends fixtures!

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Peter grant will target young stoke prospect striker Adam Rooney in january. What i've heard in stoke is that the fee will be £50k plus a norwich striker called Ian henderson. the person i heard it from seems very convinced and he's been right before. Nick

West Ham to sign in Jan.

David Beckham.

Darren Bent.

Carlos Tevez & Masherano on PERMANENT DEALS.

Ronaldo (the fat brazilian one) is going to Chelsea in exchange for Shevchanko in the Summer.

EXCLUSIVE NORWICH/MILLWALL INFORMATION: Peter Grant has made a pre-transfer window bid for Millwall defender Zak Whitbread. The bid is rumoured to be around £250k, I know this because I know the player himself and he told me that he's seriouly considering the move

Although Liverpool are in deep discussions of a takeover, it is ridiculous to suggest that Liverpoll will sign 23 players in January which will come to an astonishing 143 million pounds as somebody posted on this roumer site yesterday.

On to the other half of Merseyside, Everton will make a 5 million pound bid for under pressure Nigel Reo Coker. The West Ham midfielder is unhappy at The Hammers and Everton are willing to meet the asking price. Also, Everton are weighing up a swoop for out of favour Barcelona striker Javier Saviola. Expect a loan deal until the end of the season with a view of a permanant deal.

Also, the move to a new stadium in Kirby will not go through as the club will face a backlash from the fans if the deal goes ahead. Everton will now look at other options but it is very likely that an announcement will be made within the coming weeks.

Manchester United are going to take the mickey a bit and launch a bid for Thierry Henry in the summer. My uncle is a steward at Manchester United and he claims that the fans really want to bring Torres and Robinho to Old Trafford. Robinho will cost a very pretty penny at around £30 million whilst Torres will cost £25 million due to his release clause. Nani will come in January as will Reo-coker of West Ham. Reo-Coker will be leaving becasue Magnusson has questioned his commitment to the hammers and is looking for Mascherano to establish himself in the team. Arsenal are looking to buy yes you guessed it Van der Vaart and it's possible they eill get him but expect Liverpool to challenge with their bottomless transfer budget they have just gained.

The Eggert Magnussen era has well and truly begun at West Ham following the sacking of Alan Pardew. Alan Curbishley has been installed as firm favourite to become the new manager, and it turns out that Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano will be sold in Janury. Neither have made any sort of impact since signing from their native Argentina in August, and both are set to move on now with Tevez set for a move to Villarreal and Mascherano looking for a move to Inter Milan. The Tevez deal could see former Manchester United forward Diego Forlan moving to Upton Park in a swap deal, and Curbishley is also considering a swoop for his former players Matt Holland and Luke Young from Charlton.

Billy sharp to preston,so nugents on his way,methinks!

Rumur from italy: I am norwich fan due to father but currently live in Salerno,Campania. I reading newspaper today to see one of local team boys conneckted to norwich. Midfield dynamo Giorgio Di Vicino has been targeted by norwich manager for futre transfer. this is in local newspaper so rumour has some ground. i have seen him a few times and he is good, early in year he linked to Chievo and Genoa but he wants new challenge. Interesting news. Thanks for time. Gaetano Siniscalchi from Salerno

My girlfriend works behind the scenes at goodison park and she has seen Kevin Nolan in a meeting with moyes and the boardroom staff, expect this move in january with a swap for James Beatie plus money being the most likely format.

The rumour posted about the Everton player and his wife is true. My source at Merseyside Police tells me they have been called to the veterans home on at least 3 occasions in the last 8 months. Moyes isn't happy but Everton are trying to cover it up until the player signs for his new club.

French under-achievers Nantes look set to agree a fee of £3.5m from Reading, for Ivorian International midfielder Emerse Fae.

STOKE CITY FC WILL SIGN IN JANUARY:

LEE HENDRIE FROM ASTON VILLA 350K

LIAM LAWRENCE FROM BLUNDERLAND 500K

RORY DELAP FROM BLUNDERLAND 85K

SALIF DIAO FROM LIVERPOOL FREE

JOEL LYNCH FROM BRIGHTON 500K

PAUL GALLAGHER FROM BLACKBURN 950K

ANDY COLE FROM POMPEY 250K

ANDY GRIFFIN FROM POMPEY 250K

CLINTON MORRISON FROM PALACE 500K

CELTIC AND RANGERS NEWS! (from a Livingston fan)

Celtic are interested in 8 new players for next season to replace Balde, Telfer, Lennon, Pearson, Thompson, Jarosik and Zurawski. Their main 8 targets are Pressley, Kilgallon, Kadlec, Thomson, Brown, Tymoschyuk, Stokes and Voronin. They are likely to get Pressley, Kadlec, Tymoschyuk, Thomson, Stokes and Voronin but should they lose out on Kilgallon and Brown they will move for Czech pair Grygera and Sivok. There also may be the possibility of a move for Beckham!?!?!.

Rangers want 9 new players for next season to replace Letizi, Klos, Rodriguez, Ponroy, Rae, Buffel, Stanger, N'Diaye, Sionko, Prso and Sebo. Their targets are unknown but will be a goalkeeper, a right-back, two centre-backs, a right-mid, a centre-mid, a left-mid and two strikers. They want Olic but he is almost certain to join CSKA's rivals Spartak. Le Guen may be waiting until January to see who are available on Bosmans before deciding on who he wants.

ANOTHER WORD ON CELTIC AND RANGERS

Celtic seem to have pulled quite far in front of Rangers off-field and on-field, Celtic have opened new markets in Japan with the signing of Nakamura and in Poland with Zurawski and Boruc and are a major force in the USA where they have started soccer camps and are annualy invited to play pre-season friendlies. They also generate more money than their old firm rivals and now even more that they've been progressing on the european stage giving them in the region of £8m per season to strengthen their squad. Rangers who have sold the rights to their merchandise to JJB last season and sold their youth contracts to a un-named company a few years back, as a quick fix to give them money soon but lose out in the long run have took a nose-dive in recent years on the pitch and off since their debt piled up to £75m a few years back and are still in the progress of recovery. If Celtic keep progressing the way they have been since Gordon Strachan took over then it will be very difficult for Rangers to match them due to their financial difficulties and we may well see Scottish football being dominated by the Hoops for the coming seasons.

Celtic News: Neil Lennon will be kicked out the club in January. He is very unpopular with his team mates. After he started fighting with Boruc then attacked young Mcgedey on the pitch after the Dunfermline game - Strachen see's that as the last straw. He already fought with McManus on the pitch after the Benfica game. He won't be dropped for the Rangers game as Strachen wants to keep it under-raps.

S. Pressley will join Celtic till the summer when he will join Kilmarnock as player coach.

R.Earnshaw or A. Stokes will also join the hoops in January.

Rangers have targeted J. Folwer of Kilmarnock to add steel to their cotton wool midfield.

WILFY.

JP Morgan are intrested in Celtic not Liverpool, they are a big USA Company and watch for Celtic getting Freddie Adu on loan, it would tie in with JP Morgen and Nike deal and Adu is a leading name in the US Market. it would allow Adu to play Champs League football. Chris Burke may be forced to sign a new deal at Rangers due to Celtic's quest to sign Adu but the young Ger might opt for the Championship with Sunderland and Derby looking at him, sources tell me that Burke wants to win things and has a better chance away from Rangers!

Watch out for Pearson leaving in Jan to Cardiff £1mil.

Bobo Balde to Blackburn, Boro, Villa, Wigan, Newcastle £ 1 to 2mil

Marshall to Hibs on loan along with Beattie

Thomspson to Sunderland 550k

That will free up alot of wages for Celtic to bring in a few targets.

Thomson£ 2mil part of the loan deal

Pressely free

Kovac loan deal from Juve

Holy Smokes it's Anthony Stoke's £1 mil

There will be big money Bosmans allow for incorrect spelling Tymoschuk, Vornion, Distain from Man City. That will add maybe 70k on the wage bill but remember Thompson and Balde are on almost 60k between them.

The self-proclaimed "Special One" will move away from Stamford Bridge next summer- probably to the sure to be promoted Juventus. Italy has always been his preferred destination but Roman Abramovich's money made him lose sight, temporarily, of his dream. He absolutely did not want Sheva or Ballack, and he was right about both. He still says his greatest acheivement is winning the Champs league with Porto- they were maybe a round of 16 team at best but he got the most out of them. Now he has the best team money can buy and they won't win the Champs league again. His legacy in England will read three years, two titles, and turning a promising England player (SWP) to crap while making a crap player (Lampard) seem good.

Expect many trasfers at west ham in january.

Out : Cole 2m, Benayoun 3m, NRC 7m , Paren'tsil 1m.

In : Darren Bent 8m, SWP 10m, Halford 2m, Curtis Davies 7m.

Nigel Reo-Coker was causing the split in the dressing room and caused Pardew to get sacked. WHU will off load him to Arsenal or Everton with a fee of about 8 million. The new manager (curbishly) will be given this 8 million + the 15 million that has been made available in january.

Im an arsenal fan. Im sorry to say but it does seem a bit funny to me. Henry being out till january when the transfer window opens, maybe waiting to go to barca, im not sure.

3 positions that curbishly will have to fill in january at west ham. Striker defoe, darren bent, james beatie. Defender Upson, Davies. Right midfield. Beckham, SWP, Ji sung Park

Villa news

Aston villa will sign robbie keane for 6.5mill and wil also make a bid of 4.mill for milner

out will go samuel to charlton 1.mill and baros to roma (loan) view to 5.mil move in the summer.

Reading are looking desperately for a striker in January, with a free transfer signing of Robbie Fowler most likely. However the Royals do face a major blow, as Nicky Shorey is set to take a medical at West Ham.

To ease the striker trouble at St.James Park G.R will look to take Antonio Cassano on loan until the end of the season with a view to make it permenant in the summer. Real already have good relations with Newcastle and as Cassano has fallen out with Capello he looks set to join the Toon

AC the new WestHam Manager will sign-

Darren Bent 7m + Zamora + Cole

Steve Sidwell 6m

Luke Young 4m

James Beattie 3m

Greg Halford 2.5m

Jerzy Dudek 1m

Everton are likely to sign Alan Smith on loan in January until the end of the season with James Beattie poised to leave - Middlesbrough, Bolton and Sheffield United are interested in him. Everton boss David Moyes is also going to loan out James Vaughan with Crystal Palace likely to take him and the manager remains interested in David Nugent and is also eyeing up David Healy.

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I have it on good authority that newcastle will be signing a cb a lb and a striker so please stop linking us with all these big names. anyway we will sign peter crouch(hes out of favour at liverpool)and a experienced cb(not sure who this is just yet) and possibly wayne briidge for 4-6 million but am unsure about how much crouchie will cost

Whoever stated the rumour jan koller of dortmund going to man utd is about 3 years out of date, koller now plays for monaco.

Now onto some serious rumours

Micah Richards to Arsenal (he an arsenal fan)

Silvestre to French Club

Wes Brown possibly to newcastle although this would leave utd short on numbers at the back

Crouch - > Newcastle 6m

hannan

West Ham are about to take Geremi from chelsea for about 2.5m, Micah Richards is heading to the bridge for 14m

Bolton have agreed a fee (which will be undisclosed in the media) of around £1m to sell Ivan Campo to Athletic Bilbao. This fee could rise if Athletic retian their La Liga status to around £1.5m. Big Sam would love to keep him but knows it is Campo's dream to play for Bilbao and at his age is willing to let him go. Bilbao's new coach is also sniffing around other Basque stars such as Raul Garcia and Mikel Arteta. Despite their poor position they are one of Europes richest teams and may make enquiries about these players. It is unlikely that Everton will let go of Arteta for anything less than £15m.

Arsenal News- Over the course of January and the summer a number of players will be watched. Arsene Wenger momentarily is getting scouts to keep a close eye on two of Sevilla's hottest prospects being Jesus Navas, and Puerta. However Arsene is deciding between whether to carry out a deal for Ribery, or sign Jesus Navas. Jesus Navas as previously mentioned suffers from home sickness, and this could be a huge stumbling block in the deal. Ribery would be the more expensive option, however the obvious advantage is he is French. Secondly, there has been a lot of talk about the new Brazilian prodigy Alexandre Pato, who currently plys his trade with Internacional of Brazil. Wenger will keep a close eye on the 17 year old striker at the World Club Championship. However the Internacional chairman has vowed to protect the youngster during the competition, and the signing would seem odd with Vela and Bendtner out on loan. Thirdly, a few random youngsters have been mentioned inluding the two young Croations, Modric and Da Silva, also Lucas Leiva of Gremio who is attracting alot of interest accross Europe, Barusso of Rimini, Mavuba of Bordeaux who may be the successor to Gilberto. Finally Wenger may be ready to push a deal through for young Turkish superstar Nuri Sahin. Also not forgetting goalkeepers with the likes of Amelia, Gordon and Pele being watched.

I'm a freelance scout working mainly in france for EPL clubs. Recently I've working for Liverpool, checking details and back stories mostly- they've their own lads for the football side of things. Names i've been working on are Anderlecht's Anthony Vanden Borre, Samir Nasri of Olympique de Marseille, and Nuri Şahi of Borussia Dortmund. I'm not sure of their domestic targets, but have heard rumours of Micah Richardsand Nigel Reo-Coker plus rumblings of Gonzalo Gerardo Higuan from River PLate.

Sevilla wingers Antonio Puerta and Jesus Navas both look set to stay, despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. Both players have committed their futures to the Spanish La Liga title-contenders, and Sevilla have declared that they are not for sale at any price.

Newcastle United will be given the money in January to buy new players even if the takeover doesn't go ahead. The Belgravian group have told sheperd that if the takeover does go ahead they will reimbourse him for any transfers made in January(within reason). This comes from a sourse inside the club which cannot be named for obvious reasons.

 
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