Football Rumours Archive December 14 2006
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to the people saying liverpool deal falling through it is complete rubbish by january liverpool will be the richest club in world let alone prem. steven gerrard has said on wednesday that the futures bright for liverpool and he said the people that will take over liverpool not might but will takeover liverpool. this dosnt mean that liverpool will spend 100 million every transfer window. i have a reliable source that liverpool will get giles barnes and andrea russotto. also lupoli as liverpool want to invest in youth. micah richards is also on the list as for the rest i feel they will move for world class players as they want to streghten there team also lazio midfielder muydingala is a target. futures bright futures red. Italiano
Arsenal to sign 3 player come january. A winger, a hard man for the midfield and a goalkeeper from these.
SWP (loan with a view t a permanent deal)
My sources at Celtic Park tell me that Steven Pressley is NOT a target for the club. He will instead train with Celtic until Jan 1 in order to stay fit prior to signing for Southampton. The reason he will not train with Southampton is the fact he doesn't want to disrupt his family to much over Christmas. Strachan is happy with the arrangement as Pressleys experience will be of benefit to the young defenders at the club even if its only for a few weeks.
To the guy who said that Hiddink is going to chelsea, I spoke to him the night before last and guus still doesn't know what he is going to do - SO HOW THE HELL DO YOU! don't post rubbish. IF, and that's a big if, he does go to chelsea, he will have a clause in it so that he can manage a national team at the next world cup (and maybe euro 08 as well)- similar to what he did with psv and australia. And as much as Id love him to coach the socceroos again, it is unlikely to happen - its just our local media beating it up a bit.
To the muppet who said Tevez signed for West Ham from his native Argentina, Tevez played in Brazil so he was signed from there!
Anyway, Nugent was supposed to open our new gym at CPW in Preston today, but has pulled out as he is in Liverpool- discussing a move to Everton as told by Paul McKenna (Preston teammate) who opened the gym in his stead
Latest News: manU are in contacts with Hamburg for Rafael van der Vaart after hamburg's false poistion in German league. This will be ManU second bid for him since his move from Ajax to hamburg.
Fulham are planning an audicious swoop for PSG striker for PSG star striker, Pauleta.
A friend works at goodison and apparently he's heard Tim Cahil is on his way to Arsenal for nine million pounds plus add ons
Celtic are signing Pressley because Rangers need him and he won't get a game- especially when McManus and Caldwell are fit and he can't play in the Champions League. It's just to get one over like Rangers did by signing the likes of Gordon Petric from Dundee United and Darius Adamchuk from Dundee down the years purely because Celtic needed to sign them. After missing out on Larsson, Strachan wants someone with experience and who can come on and change a game, he will look to sign Andy Cole for the rest of the season.
If Chelsea fail to win either EPL or Chamleague, Transfer will be taken over by Kenyon, and expect to see a ridiculous bit for Torres-28m, Alves-18m and Lennon-21m.
Celtic are interested in signing Ronaldo from Real Madrid as everyone knows now big sponcers NIKE pull alot of the shots in football.With celtic fast catching ManU in the international scene Nike feel they have to get there main players that are available in to there new marketing team(Celtic)Nike sourses say that in 5-10 yrs Celtic will be the biggest team in the world follow closly by ManU and Liverpool
LFC will sign a host of players in the summer now they have investment!But in january rafa will sign young LB Insua on loan,and RB Dani Alves from sevilla FOR £10m.Also if newcastle make an offer for crouch of at least £8M,we will then move for Klose for around £6M.In the summer then rafa will get rid of players such as Dudek,Warnock,Hyypia,Kewell,Zenden,Pennant,and Fowler.Rafa will then get in,GK Butelle £3M,CB Salcido from PSV £7M,LW Quaresma £10M,CM Barnes £5M,RW Aaron Lennon £14M+Kewell,ST Babel from Ajax £6M.This will be a title winning squad,for Rafa, with these additions!
United and Arsenal are set to battle for a young Spanish star: Antonio Puerta from Sevilla. Both clubs are keeping tabs on him as Ferguson looks to make his squad deeper.
United are not battling Arsenal for Nigel Reo-Coker, however. as they feel that he has shown a lack of commitment at West Ham.
Ferguson is also looking to bring in Hargreaves, but has turned to young French midfielder Rio Mavuba, in case he misses out on his main midfield target.
Nani is likely to arrive in January, with Torres coming in the summer. Ferguson will try for Torres in January, but as it will be such a long, drawn-out transfer, he is likely to capture his main target in the summer.
Jesus Navas will not sign for Arsenal as Jose Reyes has told him not to. Navas will remain in Spain as he is aware Spanish players rarely do well when they move abroad. Valencia, Barca(to replace Giuly) and Athletico(with Torres money, will also sign Tevez) are likely destinations.
To the guy with the Aimar rumour he dosnt play for valencia anymore you tard, its real zaragoza which makes all your other rumours a bit untrustworthy. and the guy with the DIC "info" because you live in dubai doesn't mean that you atomatically know for a fact that they don't want to take over. craig bellamy will be leaving, mascerano will not be coming, rafa is still showing intrest in "the bull" Alberto zapater as he is strong and has good passing ability which will only improve around the likes of alonso and gerrard. rafa van de vart might reqiure more than 3 mill even if he is cup tied as he is a still a young player.
Reo-Coker to Arsenal is a done deal do United fans stop linking yourself with him, its just stupid. Not as stupid as Thierry Henry to United, that's just funny.
Now for my beloved West Ham's news. With Curbs now in he will make a January move for Darran Bent. With Reo-Coker signing for the Arsenal he could see if he can get some Gooners in the deal - maybe Senderos.
Liverpool will sign a.ferdinand(7m) and lucas neill(2m) in january and might sign g.barnes in summer they will offer for
van der vaart-10mill
zenden pennant bellamy
fowler kewell crouch warnock
lfc team next season
dani alves/ neill/ carragher/cicinho
simao/gerrard/alonso/van der vaart
robbie keane 6.mil or defoe 7.5mil
james milner 4.2mil or swp loan then 11mil
matt murray 2.5mil or myhill 2mil
upson 5mil or knight 5.5mil
watch this space.
Liverpool will be the next vitim of spending spree. If the takeover completes. Rafa will put his already list of transfer name to the board. The list are:
Liverpool news! Crouchy to go to Newcastle with the reds signing Lupoli, then they will try and lure either Amelia or Butelle to Anfield and finally Liverpool will make an audacious move for Man City's Micah Richards
To the guy who said Rangers sold off their youth contracts to an un-named company. The company is called rangers yout development and was set up to ensure that when young players are moved into the first team the club puts money back into the youth system. It was seen as a way to ensure the youth system is not neglected.
I have it on good authority that Tony Mowbray will put his plan in place in January,to take Albion back to the Premiership and to establish them over the next 3 years at that level.He wants young players who have a desire to reach the top.The players he wants out are Perry, Watson, Gera, Hartson, Ellington and Wallwork.
Players he would like to keep but will sacrafice are Davies, Greening, Carter, Chaplow and Quashie.
The players he wants to build his team around are McShane, Koumas, Kamara and Robinson.
Players he will try to bring in are Sproule, Thomson and Brown ( Hibernian )
Graig Gordon ( Hearts )
Billy Sharpe ( Scunthorpe )
Will Hoskins ( Rotherham )
Joel Lynch ( Brighton )
I was the first to suggest that West Ham will flog skipper, Nigel Reo Coker this January with Everton and Arsenal interested and Alan Curbishley is keen to do so in order to make funds available, there is also a chance that Anton Ferdinand may be sold with Liverpool interested. Alan Curbishley is also looking to sell Marlon Harewood and is interested in bringing in Shaun Wright-Phillips(LOAN/£10m), Darren Bent(£8m), Luke Young (£3m) and Curtis Davies (£6m). If Ferdinand stays, the chance is Davies won't sign. Expect Curbishley to be patient with Tevez. Curbishley is also keen to sign Danny Murphy from Tottenham and is also looking for Bowyer or Mashcerano to secure a regular place in the void of Reo-Coker. Benayoun could be set for the captaincy.
His first team will eventually be:
Green, Young, Davies, Gabbidon, Konchesky, SWP, Benayoun, Mascherano/Bowyer, Etherington, D.Bent, Tevez
Arsenal will not be signing any big names in January. They will however focus on bringing the best young talent from across the globe, the first of these being NURI SAHIN from B.Dortmund. They will sign the following three players in the Summer.
1) Franck Ribery (Left / Right Winger)14m
2) Nigel Reo-coker (Centre Midfielder)8m
3) Johann Pele (Goalkeeper)5m
Leaving will be:
1) Jeremy Aliadere 1m
2) Manual Almunia 2m
3) Aurto Lupoli 3.5m
4) Seb Larsson 1.5m
New Arsenal Line-up
Pele / Lehmann / Poom
Clichy / Traore / Flamini
Gallas / Senderos /Connolly
Toure / Djourou / O'Cearill
Eboue / Lauren / Hoyte
Ribery / Hleb / Merida
Fabregas / Baptista / Denilson
Gilberto / Reo-Coker / Song
Rosicky / Walcott / Sahin
Van Persie / Bendtnar / Fonte
Henry / Adebayor / Stokes
I have to add to my points from yesterday about Adu going to Celtic, he can't sign until the summer.
My ibrox mole tells me that Rangers are goin to raid Bolten for Campo. PLG is also goin to sign Alan Smith on loan from United who has never hidden the facted he is a Teddy Bear, Lee Martin will stay, McGinn from MLS, and the big money signing in the summer will be Lua Lua.
Expect both the old firm in the last 16 of the Champs League next year!
Steven Pressley (18 month contract)
Sherlie Jospeh (£1m - 3.5 Year Contract)
Scott Brown from Hibs (£2.4m - 4.5Year Contract)
Rob Friend from Herenveen(£1m - 3.5 Year Contract)
Stephen Pearson £1m
Alan Thompson £nominal
Andreas Granqvist from Helsingborg - (£1.5m 4.5 Year Contract)
Attiba Hutchinson from Copenhagen - (£1.5m 4.5 Year Contract)
Steven Naismith from Killmarnock - (£750k 4.5year contract)
Tomas Buffel - £1m+
Julien Rodruigez - £500k+
Stefan Klos - £Nominal (look for Martin O'Neil signing him)
Kevin Thomson from Hibs (£1.75m)
Alexandry Voronin from Leverkausen (Bosman)
Freddy Adu (US League - Loan)
Sylvain Distin from Man city (Bosman)
David Beckham from Real Madrid (Bosman) This deal will only happen if he is allowed to stay in London and he is allowed to own his own image rights
Bobo Balde - £1m
Neil Lennon - Freedom of contract
Paul Telfer - Freedom of contract
Shaun Maloney - Freedom of contract
Shunsuke Nakamura £3m+
Steven Whittiker from Hibs (£1.25million)
Jeremie Alliadierre from Arsenal (£500k)
Tobias Hysen from Sunderland (£1.25m)
Craig Gordon from Hearts (£2.75m)
Lionel Letizi - Released
Dado Prso - Released
Gavin Rae - Nominal
Vannegor of Hessilink Naismith
Newcastle news. . .
we will look to strengthen our defence and go for another striker, that we will be priority.
ins: (rb)luke young,(lb) bridge, (cb) upson, (cm) reo cocker (str) crouch/ darren bent. also expect newcastle to put in a bid for john oshea as he is very versatile and could solve problems in many positions.
out: bramble, babayaro, moore, emre(sadly), sibieski
team for next season:
Expect Rangers to be taken over within the next 3-5yrs once the chairman has sorted out the bank balance and cleared the debt, he'll step down knowing he's left the the way he wants to and not crippling with debt. Meanwhile Scouts have been sent out to have a look at PEPE of Porto the center half is high on Le Guens "wish" list IF the promised funds become available he'll certainly open negotiations. Naldo of Bremen has also been mentioned for scouting
We will b buyin these guyz in january:
Insua,neill/alves/nelson,swp,van der vaart,and probably simao, if the skeikh takes over. we'll let go either bellamy or crouch. JUNAID
An interesting time at LFC the DIC take over may have a few twists and turns yet one proposal is a minority holding for DIC leaving Moores in charge this is on the table as well as a full acquisition but this is still being considered by all parties. The priority is the new ground the team is somewhat secondary at this stage. The major role of the team is to ensure consistent CL qualification rather than title expectations.The Business plan gives reference to LFC standing amongst Europes elite and accepts that at present LFC is somewhat behind Chelsea Manu and Arsenal in terms of development. A 4 year plan to superseed them has been put forward. A policy of long term contracts for key players has been agreed with the emphasis on youth and English Talent with new European rules to consider.
Players leaving in Jan/Jul are Dudek Kewell Hyppia Carson Zenden Pennant Guthrie Fowler and suprisingly Bellamy. Its amazing what you learn in Venture Finance!
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FANS!! Ian Holloway is in discussions with NICKY BUTT over a loan move until the end of the season. Butt has been earmarked as the short term replacement for Paul Wotton who ruptured knee ligaments.
Argyle are also tracking former Everton and Rangers left-back MICHAEL BALL who is currently at PSV. Holloway is preparing a move for Ball once he has sold TONY CAPALDI to Wolves for around £400k. Capaldi has stalled over a new contract and Holloway will not risk him leaving for nothing in the summer.
With AKOS BUZSAKY set to move to BOLTON or RANGERS for around £1.2m Holloway will look to reinvest that money in his team. ADI AKINBIYI, JERMAIN EASTER, MATT JARVIS and CHRIS PORTER are all expected to make moves to Home Park in January. CHERNO SAMBA and NICK CHADWICK will leave.
ARGYLE (in January):
CONNOLLY - SEIP - DOUMBE/ALJOFREE - BALL/SAWYER
NORRIS - BUTT - NALIS/SUMMERFIELD/GOSLING - JARVIS/DJORDJIC
HAYLES/EBANKS-BLAKE - AKINBIYI/EASTER
LIVERPOOL WILL SIGN DA FOLLOWING BY NXT SUMMER:-
+some other youngsters e.g.vanden borre n insua will cum in n do a job