Football Rumours Archive November 16 2007
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Ipswich with new investor set to spend £2 million on highly rated Arsenal defender Matthew Connoly currently on loan at Colchester United
Arsene Wenger is getting really into the thought of a young talent who is dubbed to be the knew and the next Eto'o.
Signings for January:
1. Mputu – £700,000
2. Nasri – £9,000,000
3. Bonnet – £1, 500,000
The Hammers will sign 3 Players in the January break. Incoming are Giles Barnes, Nicky Shorey + a forward. Deals for Barnes and Shorey are almost wrapped up already. Both Derby and Reading need cash to fund survival attempts.
There will also be a few player shown the door. Nigel Quashie, Kyel Reid and Callum Davidson will all go long term loans or permanent transfers. Christian Dailly will also be allowed to speak to other clubs on a free as his contract will not be renewed in the Summer.
Barcelona to lure 3 big signings in Summer 1) Christiano Ronaldo 2) Petr Cech and 3) Cesc Fabregas out will go Samuel Eto'o, iniesta and Henry Eto'o to Chelsea Henry to Man United and iniesta to AC Milano who will make a £25 million bid for Rooney or Tevez
In January Newcastle will sign:
Andrei Arshavin (FC Zenit St. Petersberg) £7. £25 million
Peter Crouch (Liverpool) £10.5 million
Edmilson (FC Barcelona) Free
Lassana Diarra ( (Arsenal) £2 million
3 unlikely possibilities are Hangeland, Deco, Gudjohnsen (very doubtful though – only if others fail)
Newcastle will sell:
Babayaro (Watford) £750 k
Carr (Derby) £1 million
Ameobi (Norwich) £1.5 million
Pattison (Norwich) Permanent switch – £500 k
Edgar (Queens Park Rangers) Loan
Duff may leave but it is doubtful, Owen, Taylor or Martins are going nowhere
Manchester City will spend big in the Winter, to make them a more attacking force, this will include a swap + cash deal for Palermo forward Amauri, they are also chasing 17 year old Partizan forward Jovetic. Eriksson is also looking for a quality midfielder to help them with their fight for European qualification, the targets include Joao Moutinho from Sporting, and Diego from Bremen. Also for defense they are chasing Branislav Ivanovic from Lokomotiv Moscow.
The 'big 4' clubs will be signing:
Chelsea Buy – Ronaldinho (FC Barcelona) £90 million, Cannavaro (Real Madrid) £3 million, Buffon (Juve) £17 million
Chelsea Sell – Shaun Wright–Phillips (Manchester City or Newcastle) £10 million, Petr Cech (FC Barcelona) £20 million, Scott Sinclair (Wigan) Loan, Wayne Bridge (Tottenham or Aston Villa) £3.5 million
Man United Buy – Veloso (Sporting Lisbon) £9 million, Berbatov (Tottenham) £15 million + Saha
Man United Sell – Saha (Tottenham) Exchange for Berbatov, Pique (Athletico Madrid) £3 million
Liverpool Buy – Quaresma (FCPorto) £15 million, Bednar (Hearts) £2.5 million
Liverpool Sell – Crouch (Newcastle) £12 million, Sissoko (Real Madrid) £8 million
Arsenal Buy – A lot of young unnamed players (apologies)
Arsenal Sell – Lassana Diarra (Newcastle) £2. 56 million, Lehman (Hamburg SV) £1.5 million
Everton Signings In January/Summer Transfer Window:
– Owen (£14 Mill)
– Downing (£7 million)
– De Rossi (£14 Mill)
Arsene has a lot of money to lure players in. first on the list is the young michal Richards as he can replace Toure when he goes to the afican cup of nations. next will be nasir Arsene a long amiera of he and would love him and Fabregas to team up
Andrei Arshavin will not be going anywhere near newcastle for various reasons.
1. Ashley will never pay the wages of the highest paid player in Russia. Zenit are owned by Gazprom, the ridiculously huge state owned energy company, that pumps money into Zenit every year.
2. Putin is from St. Petersburg, and is massively proud of it, he supports Zenit and Arshavin is known as his favourite player, that is why Arshavin helped out in the local election campaigns for edinaya rossiya in last years local elections.
3. Zenit won the league last season, which means Champions League football, something Newcastle will not be getting near for a long time.
4. As passionate as NUfc fans are, Zenit fans are more Passionate, St. Petersburg has a population of anywhere between 6 and £8 million people the majority of which support zenit. Arshavin is a god there.
So please stop putting this rubbish up about him definitely siging for NUfc, yeah fat Sam is probably interested but he is out of his depth here.
Big transfer news coming from Europe for January:
G Higuain (R Madrid) Loan to Derby County
B Mendy (PSG) £7.6 million to Liverpool
D Cisse (Marseille) Loan to Bolton
L Donovan (LA Galaxy) £5.3 million to Wigan
J Menez (AS Monaco) £12.9 million to AC Milan
E Garay (R Santander) £9.7 million to Liverpool
J O'Shea (M United) £6.1 million to Newcastle
P Cech (Chelsea) £21 million to FC Barcelona
G Ochoa (? ) £11 million to Chelsea
M Ballack (Chelsea) £5 million to AC Milan
Big transfer news coming from Europe for Summer:
D Drogba (Chelsea) £23 million to AC Milan
K Benzema (Lyon) £18 million to Chelsea
B McCarthy (Blackburn) £6 million to Chelsea
S Aguero (A Madrid) £21 million to Liverpool
J Boswinga (Porto) £8 million to Man United
Kerlon (? ) £9 million to Manchester City
Benjani (Portsmouth) £13 million to Juve
Ibrahimovic (Inter) £10 million + Robinho to R Madrid
Ronaldinho (Barcelona) £63 million to Chelsea
H Ben Arfa (Lyon) £11 million to Liverpool
M Owen (Newcastle) £12 million to Manchester City
O Martins (Newcastle) £15 million to Roma
It is going to be the biggest spending Summer ever, expect the return of the giants, R Madrid, AC, Inter, Juve, FC Barcelona and Roma will be awesome next year.
Definite truth straight out of Derby.
Darren Moore to leave in January with Southampton his destination. Also expect a few forwards to sign to try and bring in the needed goals names mentioned from my source are Zurawski (500 k) of Celtic Morrison (1.5 million) of Palace and expect an outlandish bid for Leroy Lita (4 million).
On top of this Bill Davies will try to sure up his defense with Loan signings of Ben Haim Evans of Man United and if Newcastle are prepared to loan hom Steven Taylor
Up the rams
Just got word from my source down at White Hart Lane that Juande Ramos has shown an interest in bringing in out–of–favour Juan Roman Riquelme in on loan from Villarreal in January. Everton have also been linked with the Argentinian apparently but Ramos has been getting good vibes from Riquelme's agent that he would prefer to play at White Hart Lane. Ramos has also been alerted to the availability of promising youngster Ezequiel Garay from Racing so keep an eye on that aswell.
Very strong rumours coming from my brother–in–law who is currently coaching in Spain–: David Villa could move from Valencia to FC Barcelona for a fee of approx £26 million. This will cause major upset at Valencia as they are selling to their main rivals. To pave the way, Samuel Et'o will move to Liverpool for £17 million after an initial "loan period" to assess his fitness. Liverpool will off–load Crouch to Manchester City for £11 million.
Benitez is also keen to bring in a central defender/left back as well as a right winger, he has enquired about Richards but the price is too high, Quaresma is seen as a luxury type player so Wright phillips has moved to the top of the list.
FC Barcelona are also watching SWP.
My mate is an estate agent near the Reading FC training group and he has told me he showed Peter Crouch, Nicky Hammond and Peter Crouch's agent around a few properies in the last few days.
Crouch and Doyle up front would be a dream partnership for Reading FC.
Everton boss David Moyes could be set to make a January move for Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko who is currently behind Gerrard, Mascherano and Xavi Alonso in the pecking order at Anfield. He believes that the rotation policy and lack of games is effecting his overall performance. Moyes is still a big fan of the Mali international and will offer up to £8 million to secure his services.
To the guy who said Chelsea are buying Bruno Guarda. Do you knw what your on about? Liverpool just robbed him from Real Madrid and they are furious about it. he is going to be big.
Kenwyn Jones to Arsenal 100 percent fact
Scouts from the big four will be at the Wales under 21 games this weekend to get a look at Christian Riberio of Bristol City the lad is getting rave reviews from Ashton Gate for his pace and power and is expected to burst into the championship in the near future as a right full back and have the same impact Micah Richards did in the prem, I know a number of regional scouts and there is lots of talk about this kid in line with the talk about Bale before he was pushed in to the Southampton side
Crystal Palace are close to signing Ireland duo Dave Mooney and Killian Brennan
my cousin works at Goodison
lets get things straight here
Everton will buy
s Downing. £5 million ( Middlesbrough )
j Hoyte. £3.5 million ( Arsenal )
s Hunt. £2.5 million ( Reading )
Gilberto. £4 million ( Arsenal )
total = £15 million
( other clubs are interested in Gilberto but will move to Everton as none of other teams interested are in Europe )
Everton will sell
t hibbert £3 million
n Valente £4 million
l Osman £5 million
p Neville £5 million ( offers £5 million+ for Everton board to accept)
total = £17 million
> ( true news from true blues )
Casillas and Berbatov to Man United>>
Casillas is unsettled at Madrid and Man United are immediately making a move for this goalkeeper.
And also Carrick + 6 mil. for Berbatov (this will surely happen).
jens Lehmann is going to leave in January to Bayern Munich he wishes?. niklas Bendtner is going to pay on loan again 4 birmingam. Quaresma is cmin to the Gunners 4 8.5 mil.
Plymouth Argyle are on the verge of meltdown the manager Ollie is still only there because he is loyal and honest. He has been let down by the board over funds badly players have started an exodus Capaldi, Buzz and more to follow such as Norris, Halmosi and Seip it's all over broken promisis and boardroom greed watch a massive slide and key players jumping ship while the 'money men' hold out for a buyer to sell on Home Park that was under sold by the City council by mills
I have a friend who is agent to many Peruvian players. Look for exciting young talent Carlos Bazalar to move to Hibernian this winter.