Football Rumours Archive December 15 2006
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Heard from an emirates groundsman, sat beside him on a flight to scotland friday. .that the whisper of the latest gunner will be cahill from everton.jan or summer bids.serious whispers. .
I'm a freind of a friend of Darren Bent and he's told me arsenal are intrested in the Charlton foward. He also claims that he would jump at the opportunity to join the Gunners, probably for around £10-£12 million, and would play up front with Henry. Watch this space!
Bth on loan wingers Micheal Kightly & Micheal Mcindoe wil sign 3yr contracts
Rafael Vander Vaart - liverpool
Vincent Kompany - chelsea
Stuart downing - spurs
david nugent - villa
owen hargreaves - man u
Fabio rochembach- benfica
Ray Parlour - Watford
Nicky Shorey - spurs
Kieron Richardson - Villa
To all the people who are just throwing names in to the ring just remember, rafa is not jose, we will not just sign players to stop other teams from having them! J.Defoe and D.Bent and maybe snatch Woodgate from under Boros noses to replace Hyypia
LFC NEWS! Lpl will possibly sell Crouchy to Newcastle for around £7 million with Lupoli coming in as back up, We will also sign Butelle and Emiliano Insua on loan with view for a permament deal and finally, The Reds will make an audacious attempt to bring Man City's Micah Richards to Anfield. =DX=
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.
To an extent you are correct - although this is how a certain Mr D Murray would "spin" it!!
In reality the scenario is this. The seperate company fund the development costs of players, (this was done as the 'Gers are pretty skint and do not want to have to pay any non-essential bills). As a result this company hold the players registrations. In order to use a player from this system, Rangers must pay a transfer fee to the company (small admittedly) but inj this way the funding of the youth academy is not neglected (as the amount of funding will be directly proportional to the amount and quality of player produced).
I've a very reliable source about Liverpool signing of Daniel Alves in January for 15 million pounds to beat off competition from Chelsea
Jens Lehmann will leave Arsenal for around £500,000 to a German club as he has always said that he wants to finish his career in Germany. Plus to all the people who link Arsenal with large money transfers especially for Frank Ribery, who Wenger has said that he doesn't want him at Arsenal as he already has Hleb, Rosicky, Van Persie, Walcott, Ljunberg and some younger players who can all play well on the wings. Arsenal also have a small transfer budget because of the investement in the new stadium. So any purchase would have to be funded by a sale.
MUFC transfer talk, Owen Hargreaves is ManU main target but if that does fail they will go for Everton's Cahill with a swap deal involving on loan kepper Tim Howard, Wes Brown not happy playing a bit part at OT and Kieran Richardson. There may be money but not to much if they take more players in deal. Everton will then make a bid for Rio Coker £10m to replace him. MT
Curbishley to bring in Darren Bent(7m)+harewood,
Luke Young(3m),Shaun Wright-Phillips(LOAN), Curtis Davies(8m,James Beattie(FREE for nrc deal),Phil Jagielka(3m)& Stuart Taylor(LOAN with view to permanent deal).
Look for SAF to invest in players that will fit neatly into his system and not invest in those who can't fit thier heads on their shoulders. .his primary targets will be. .Nani, Gamst Pedersen, makoun, hargreaves, rio mavumba(spelling), huntleear, ryan babel, var der vaart, de jong, aiden mcgready, heintenga (spelling). .all of these would fit his targets of a forward, left sided nidfielder, solid defensve CF and replacements for Giggs, Neville and Scholes for the future. .his budget from Jan to Aug 31 will be approx 30+excess from last years sales and whatever he makes on this years sales. .possibly larger when they win the league and how they do in CL. GO UNITED
Liverpool will certainly not be buying a new team as some suggest. Rafa has faith in his players, that's why he bought them. He will only bring in
RB - Lucas Neil 2mil (not Alves as Chelsea will outbid us with a ridiculous amount around 18mil). Rafa feels the team is coming together and therefore will only assess the players in summer.
Let's get one thing straight, Robert Earnshaw is not leaving Norwich. .Huckerby wouldn't have signed an extenion to his contract knowing earnie was going. Grant is interested in bringing Russell back to norwich (Darel still has his apartment on the riverside). He also is keen on riordan from celtic, chadwick is here to stay, Camp will be coming back permantly and he's also looking to bring in a centre half davenport is one possiblity. OTBC
Its J.J and i aren't been on here for a while mainly because there hasnt been much to report, i can say that Arsene Wenger was initially lookin to buy no one in january and leave his spending till the summer however i spoke to him recently and he has told me that with recent injuries and them injuries being long term he is looking to strengthen his side in jan with around 3 players also he is look to strengthen his squad because arsenal need to have a physical presence and need wide players. The players arsenal will probably sign and when i say probably i mean more then likely, so mark my words when i say Arsenal will sign Craig Gordon for hearts, Nigel Reo-Coker from West Ham and Antonio Puerta from Seville. On the players going out i am not sure at all however i do believe aliadiere will probably go eitehr perminantly in jan or on loan with a view to a perminant deal, also lupoli could be on his way back to italy but arsenal doin everything they can to ensure he stays at the emirates. Thankyou and hope to be bak soon with my next report.
Sheffield Wednesday will be making a double swoop on WBA for Neil Clement and Nathan Ellington, in the January window.
Wednesday will fund these signings by relunctantly selling Chris Brunt, and Steven Maclean.
The Owls are also looking closely at Lee Williamson of Rotherham, with Glen Whelan looking like the midfield player to be on his way out.
Stoke & Leicester are thought to be interested.
Finally, expect Laws to snap Wayne Andrews up from Coventry, as he has impressed in his stay so far.
andriy voronin-bayer leverkusen(jan) (not alexandy)
danny shittu-watford (jan)
freddy adu-dc united(summer)
david beckham-real madrid(summer)
james doyle and scott cahplain-both albion rovers (summer)
and an audicious bid to bring klass jan huntelaar to parkhead but it looks unlikely with the teams that r chasing him so i doubt he will be coming to scotland
celtic team in summer-
cf-vennegoor of hesselink
p.s. david beckhams dad is a spurs fan not man u
AFC NEWS >
With senderos not even on the bench with Arsenal's game against wigan expect him 2 leave and see matthew connolly as his replacement also expect alumnia , song, 2 leave also in january . See a possable shock move by Arsenal 2 out bid NEWCASTLE 4 peter crouch in january .
This comes from a good source. i am best m8s wiv the cheif scout at man u. he said fergie has asked him 2 keep his eyes on Adu and Nani espacially and Hargreaves and McCarthy (hamilton) as well but fergie is already aware of the qualities of OH and McCarthy and therefore doesn't need them watching. Fergie won't be buying a striker as Dong will be coming from Antwerp and Smudge will be fully fit as well as Larsson coming. Fergie is also really impressd wiv Piques form in Spain he will be massive next season.If u saw my rumours in the summer you would no that 8 outta the 10 of em happend Mavuba isn't being scouted so that's not gonna happen. you herd it here first.
Blackburn Rovers New
David Dunn has completed his move back to Ewood Park on a pay as you play deal, he rejected an offer from Man City to re-join Rovers
Dynamo Kiev defender Andriy Nesmachniy will this week complete a medical at Brockhall with a view to signing in January
Stewart Downing to tottenham, middlesbro are desperate to off load the under performing star to fund their battle against relegation, the deal will see Danny Murphy and Wayne Routledge move to the riverside stadium as part of the deal along with six million pounds.
Expect Middlesbrough to use this six million in an attempt to purchase David Nugent, although they face strong competition from Portsmouth and Aston Villa. If they can't get nugent boro will bid for Freddie Eastwood. Jeremie Alliadiere will join on loan.
Mark Viduka is not going to Newcastle yet, Chairman Steve Gibson will not allow this to happen, the duke is needed and Boro would rather use him now than let him go on the cheap, viduka will join Newcastle in the summer on BOSMAN free.
Man utd to sign torres or huntelaar in january.
alan smith to sheff utd 6 million.
middlesbrough to sign david nugent
Following the arrival of Curbishley at West Ham, the folowing deals will happen:-
Tranquilo Barnetta - Leverkusen
Scott Parker - Newcastle
Jermain Defoe - Spurs
Matthew Upson - Birmingham
Nigel Reo Coker - Everton
Carlton Cole - Watford
Paul konchesky - Watford
Jimmy Walker - Hull City
Christian Dailly - Aberdeen
Shaun Newton - Contract terminated
Manchester United will sign Nani in January, both SAF and CQ have both scouted him and are in agreement with C. Ronaldo that he will become a world class player. Owen Hargreaves will definately come to OT depending on when the sale will not be affected by huge tax penalties. The reason Henrik Larrson is coming on loan for 3 months is that neither Torres or Huntelaar are available until the summer. Although Torres is SAF favourite option, expect Huntelaar to come in the summer, United need a goal poacher, similar to RVN. Big up!!
Larson to be united's only sinning during the transfer window!!Aresnel won't sign reocoker unless westham are relegated
I have heared a few transfer rumours regarding liverpool fc. Lucas Podolski is the first
mentioned as he is unhappy with a lack of games, expect a £15 million bid for him in the summer. Daniel Alves looks to e the next target at £10million. other rb being looked at are vanden borre of anderlecht,nelson of benfica and Richards of citeh. expect lucas neill to come in january for a minimal fee of £1 million but expect fierce competition from chelsea and spurs. V.D.Vaart will be the next signing from hamburg for £10 million.
some youngsters will also be looked at with
G.Barnes and aldo zapater top of the list.
also reina will NOT be leaving and liverpool will not get any new goalkeepers this year.
so for january expect alves, neill and some youngsters in the summer expect podolski and VDV
Everton fc to make a double signings form West Ham Reo-coker 7 mill and C.COle on loan
Billy Sharp & his strke partnr wil cme 2 Wolves 4 2mil
Sheffield United - - Warnock looks to be busy in the transfer window come January but don't hold your breath for big money moves. My contact tells me the budget is only £5 million plus any monies from transfers out. Greg Halford and Matty kilgallon are primed to go to Bramall Lane. (As is Danny Shittu who is not too pleased he is not getting fist team football down at Watford). Jason Koumas and Andy Reid( yes Andy Reid who's buddies with his republic team mates Kenny and Quinn not forgetting the Irish connection Geary/Steven Quinn) are both targets with the Michael Mifsud ( Lillestrom) also being looked at to keep united in the premiership. But put your money on Will Hoskins from Rotherham as the age and style fit the blades policy
Possible Moves this January are
AKinbiyi to Plymouth or Watford £1 million
Ifill - Montgomery - Unsworth to Leeds (part of Kilgallon deal)
Kabba - Lucketti to Preston £850.000
Shipperley to Hull after medical released from contract
Kasim-Richards season loan to Rotherham
Nicky Law season loan Rotherham
Chris Morgan to Charlton part of Andy Reid deal
Geoff Horsfield to Barnsley £450.000
Jonathon Forte to Doncaster £250.00
Alan Wright to Cardiff released from contract
Greg Halford £1.75 million plus 25% if Utd Stay up
Matty Kilgallon £1 million Plus player exchange
Jason Koumas £2.1 million
Andy Reid £2.3 plus Chris Morgan
Will Hoskins £500.00 from Rotherham plus?
Also 25% of any fee from the sale of Billy sharp by Scunthorpe
Team/Squad from January
Greg Halford Claude Davis Matty Kilgallon Darek Geary
Kieth Gillespie phil jagielka Andy Reid Jason Koumas
Rob Hulse Will Hoskins.
All Postions covered with
Rob Kozluk Leigh Bromby David Sommeil Chris Armstrong
Alan Quinn Micheal Tongue Mikele Leigertwood Steven Quinn
Danny Webber Christain Nade