Football Rumours Archive January 16 2007
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Norwich are going to ring the changes!
Adam Drury I WISH!
Ryan Jarvis out on loan
Mcveigh - Hull
Doherty - 1m Crystal Palace
Izzy Mc - MK Dons 1. 5m / Varney - Crewe 1m
Camp - 250K
Spillane will start next match
Mceady - Celtic loan permanent
McDonald - Motherwell - 500k
Hoyte - Loan / Mears Loan/ permanent
Alan O'Brien - loan
Kepa Blanco (Loan with view to permanent £3.5m) , Francesco Coco (Free) , Olivier Thomert (£1. 5m) and Billy Sharp (£1.5m) all to join Man City.
Liverpool FC: Lets start with some facts. It's not all about money. Rafa likes to build a strong team first and foremost. He will not pay big on start names as a quick fix. However, he will use the increased funds from the takeover to buy more proven quality as well as building on his youth policy. Expect Neill as right back/ centre back cover. Maschereno will come if FIFA sanction him to play. For any other significan't moves we will have to wait until the summer. The sales of Dudek, Diao, Warnock, Zenden, LeTallec and Cisse are highly likely. Depending on the recruitment of replacements, Crouch, Fowler and Aurelio could also go.
To the person that said Ronaldo will be going to Newcastle United What the hell are you smoking! Ronaldo is moving to New York Red Bulls on a big deal under the new Beckham's law! Figo is also being tempted to the US with a big money move to FC Dallas while New England Revoltuion are tinkering a move for Liverpool veteran striker Robbie Fowler to try and boost the popularity of the game!
Arsenal may not be bringing in any new signmings but will be looking forward to seeing frank Ribery in the summer
Hibernian are chasing Arsenal youngster Vincent van den Berg. The Ediburgh club are looking to take the young striker who can also play on the wing on loan until the end of the season.
Sheffield United Rumours
Sherif Ekramy at 6'6" and the current Egypt goalkeeper looks set to move from Feyenoord Rotterdam all the way to sunny Bramall Lane and at the 23 years old looks the bargin of the season at 0. 5 million and the deals done.
Patrik Berger is set to join Coventry City on loan until the end of the season. I have this on VERY good authority. Heggo
No way are Mcgeady and Kennedy going on loan to Norwich or anywhere else. Celtic will attempt to tie up the deal for the Hibs Twins by Wednesday of this week if possible. (Dependant upon Hibs accepting offer of about 4. 5 million. )
Possibly conclude the deal for French Fullback by early next week. Most of the other signings will be dependant on the outcome of the negotiations with Hibs. Strachan has no need to buy big in this window as domestic business is sorted and the chance of getting someone with champ league pedigree at this stage of the season is limited.
Theres alot of players being linked with Fulham this January, expect to see arrive at the cottage, jerome thomas, alexi smertin, oguchi onyewu, shaun maloney (more likely to sign in the summer when his contracts up) , and simon Davies,
with dempsey and montella already arrived, should put us safe at least this year,
i also heard that the Fulham board are set to back coleman in a 10million raid for darren bent, can't see it myself, but its nice to dream.
The next optimistic Rangers fan who says Craig Gordon will sign for them in the summer really needs their head examined.
I know Craig and can categorically state that there is only one team in Scotland that Craig wants to play for, and he is currently club captain there, Hearts.
This born and bred Jambo has no desire to play for either part of the Old Firm and would not consider joining them at any stage of his career.
Followers of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Juventus, AC Milan and Palermo may find the Scotland No1 at their club, with Arsenal believed to have already secured his services.
hartley to go to Rangers 99% true
Scott Brown+Kevin Thomson for 2. 5m each 92% true
Geoff Horsfield to Celtic for £700k
My mate is related to a physio at Arsenal. His name is Gary Lewin and apparently he did a medical check on Trezeguet last weekend and he will be signing for £10 million this week on a £70k a week contract!
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will not be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer. Mourinho will snub the advances of Real Madrid and Inter Milan to sign a fresh four year contract with the Premiership champions. Roman Abramovich will allow Mourinho to bolster the Chelsea squad in the summer on the understanding that he doesn't spend any money this month. Micah Richards, Fernando Torres, Gianluca Zambrotta and Bastian Schweinsteiger are Mourinho's top targets for the summer and could cost a combined fee of £66m.
Ajax forward Klass Jan Huntelaar will be on the move this month with Inter Milan leading the chase for his signature. Inter could be willing to let one of their strikers leave this summer, with Adriano, Hernan Crespo, Alvaro Recoba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic the pick of the bunch so far. However, coach Roberto Mancini is poised to make a £19m bid for the Dutch international and could even be set to offer Recoba as a makeweight in the deal to make sure Huntelaar moves to Milan ahead of other sides interested in him.
Aston Villa are said to be intersted in Leicester City's Paul Henderson, in a deal worth around £300K
Milan Mandaric, who's takeover is imminent, is looking at 3-4 players: Richard Hughes and Todorov on loan. And a permanent deal for Matthew Jatvis of Gillingham is on the table.
A number of clubs are rumoured to be scouting Leicester's promising midfielder Levi Porter, with Everton leading the way for his signature, in a deal £1. 25 million, and Richard Stearman, who is still unsettled by the transfer speculation - and two bids - from the summer.
I am friends with darren bent and he has been offer 80,000 a week to play for West Ham
Darius Hendersen is set to sign for Leicester for 100k and fryatt
Whu will sign.
JOHN CAREW 7M
CALUM DAVENPORT free 4 ANTON
EL HADJI DIOUF 15M
SCOTT PARKER 10M + NRC
MORITZ VOLZ 3. 5M + ETHERINGTON
JONATHAN GREENING 4M
MEARS, PAINTSIL, KONCHESKY, FERDINAND, NRC, ETHERINGTON, TEDDY, MARLENE, ZAMORA
Stephen Ward is going to be signed for 150,000 n a four-and-a-half year deal with an option of a further year, They will also keep JJ (Jemal Johnson) as we need back up if our strike force gets injured.
Burnley will sign Sheff Utd forward Steve Kabba for 350,000 on Tuesday. I know someone who works at the club and he said that Burnley will sign 2 more players before 31st and that Kabba was the striker. He also said that a right back will sign but that Cotterill has had 3 bids for a championship full back turned down.
Weir will go back to Scotland to help Walter Smith revive Rangers. also Naysmith and Mcfadden could be on their way to back to Scotland in a 6m deal taking them to Ibrox in the summer. Everton need a strong athletic midfielder and missing out on sissoko 2 seasons ago was a big blow bt rumours are we could be chasing a few likely targets in Robbie savage, nigel Reo-Coker, alexi smertin, benoit pedretti and christiano zanetti although 3 of the 5 would be short term deals each would certainly sure up Evertons midfield. also Scott brown from Hibs could come in 4 as little as 2m and John o'shea, nicky butt, David dunne and bernard mendy are again names being linked with Everton. but surely we need a striker. we can't afford mcarthy because of the goals he's scored in the prem, so why not go for Robbie Keane or Mido (maybe wages 2+) at least 1 is for sale. stallone wants in on club earl an sly plan total control.
TOTTENHAM TRUTH NOT RUMOUR
i work behind the scenes in the medical rooms and leaving on Wednesday afternoon I saw Ashley young leavign wiht a huge grin on his face followed by damien comoli the Spurs sporting director and cornelius jol (Martin Jol's brother) who is a scout and has been ruoured to have been at Vicarige road last game. I have also seen around the ground youngster anton ferdinand and none other than carlos Tevez. My freind is a good estate agent and has told me that tevez and severla other stars are looking at houses in hte north parts of london these include: Van Der Vaart, vanden borre, and gabriel milito from real Zaragoza this is the truth I don't post fake rumours
Leicester City will sign Matt Holland £300, 000 Luke Varney £750, 000 and Campbell-Ryce £750, 000 when Milan Mandaric takes over later this week
An inquiry has been made about Greg Halford (Colchester)
Rossi could be joining on loan as Keane has stated he wants a new striker
Boardroom meeting today (15th Jan) with Quinn, consortium and Keane, Steven Elliot being the main agenda along with transfers.
Haway the lads, FTM.
Celtic are set to shock Scottish football with a six million pound bid for Hibs trio: Brown, thomson and zemmama! Thomo and zemmama are definites whilst Brown wants to wait and see what happens at Rangers since he is a Rangers fan. There is also a possibility of Robbie Keane being allowed to move to paradise on loan since he is set to hand in a transefer request. hail hail
Peter odemwingi 2 ManChester City on 20 million deal
100% true, Wolves to sign West Brom Striker Hartson. McCarthy is a big admirer.
Also expect bids for Stieber (villa) on loan and a shock bid to get Melligan back from Cheltenhama s he is out of contract
Warren Feeney is not going to Uddersfield. Luton are getting Billy Sharpe from Scunny for £800,000 + £500,000 for appearances + Mr Feeney.
Luton are also buying Abbott
Plymouth Argyle hope to be able to unveil Oldham striker Chris Porter as their latest signing ahead of the club's FA Cup replay with Peterborough. The clubs have agreed a £550k deal that will see Nick Chadwick moving in the opposite direction. Argyle will make a down payment of £350k, plus Chadwick, with the further £200k paid within 12 months. Oldham have also insisted on a 10% sell-on clause.
MK Dons striker Izale McLeod turned down the chance of joining Argyle after failing to agree personal terms. The Dons had accepted an offer of £700k from Argyle.
Argyle's final piece in the jigsaw will be the loan signing of Arsenal midfielder Alexandre Song who is expected to be unveiled at a press conference alongside Porter.
Not a rumour as such, more of a clarification.
Many people keep posting that Izale McLeod of the MK Dons is on his way out to a whole host of clubs. Although I cannot 100% gaurentee my comments, I do think it is unlikely he will leave in January unless a Premiership club comes in for him (Which is unlikely) .
This is because he has just moved into a new house in Milton Keynes, which has only been finished a few weeks, and he seems content with life here. I know this as my Dad lives on the street and we have spoken to him.
Obviously, anything is possible, as Martin Allen has given him permission to leave, however at this time I don't think it will happen. If promotion isn't acheived, I'd expect a summer move away, although I'm sure he'd like to play at the new stadium first.
Millwall is going to sign Watford's Malky Mackay this week.
With Hamburg in danger on relegation, look for Liverpool and Man U to be in steep competition for Van Der Vaart and kompany. these would satisfy both teams needs for a new RB and attack minded center mid who can play behind the strikers. these two teams will be in compeition for other names. bale, Torres, heintga (spelling) and sneijder. Chelsea will not be competitng for these fellas. man you will win the prem
All these rumours and only I know the truth regarding Forest as I am a VERY close personal friend of Mark Arthur. Tyson will go nowhere, he is the jewel in the crown. Kris Commons may be allowed to leave if we land Matty Jarvis. Otherwise, expect us to sign, Lockwood, Cohen and Chambers. Dan