Football Rumours Archive November 16 2008
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With regards to Arsenal's most expensive player being Reyes, he only cost £7.1million upfront, with £3.55million being paid the next and a total of £6.79 million being paid for the rest of his 4 year contract. As he was loaned out after 2, with Madrid picking up the tab. . Wiltord is still the most expensive player bought by Arsenal. Oh, and can LFC fans please be realistic – your squad is not good enough to win the premiership
To the person who said Reyes £19m do your research, well sunshine do yours i think you'll find he cost £11.8m and the rest of the fee was to be made up from success and apperances and due to length of time he spent at Arsenal and the games he played the fee never rose any higher hence Wiltord is still Arsenal's record transfer.
Now for a wish list i have no inside info i know nobody who knows this person who knows that person
I think Arsenal need 2 CB Mertezacker (spelling ??) could be and relatively cheap option and Steven Taylor or David Wheater or Michael Dawson could be good as they have that British style of rough and ready about them. Maybe a holding CM could be good i.e Yaya Toure or Miguel Veloso but be cautious because getting 1 could hinder the progress of Diaby, Denilson and Ramsey up front very strong anyway but prehaps we could swap Adebayor for Huntelaar as the striking options are very versitile in where they can play i.e Van Persie can play wide on either side same for Eduardo and Vela where Adebayor is a bit 1 dimensional in his game
Arsenal to sign Cristian Zapata, and maybe stephen appiah. Also don't rule out a move for torsten frings.
With Anelka in top form this season for Chelsea, expect Drogba to be moved on in the summer. This will be to one of Real Madrid, AC Milan or Inter for around 20 mil. Chelsea will look to sign another striker to partner Anleka and possibly switch to 4–4–2 from their favourite 4–5–1. Possibly Andrei Arshavin who has recently re–stated his desire to move to the premier league and Tottenham will now show less interest as Bent and Pavlyuchenko are starting to perform under Redknapp. Yet another dissapointing defeat for the gunners against Villa will mean that Wenger will ensure that Yaya Toure is signed in January to add experience and more physicality into the young Arsenal squad. Liverpool will sign Rafinha and Gareth Bale in January for a total of 25 mil (Bale 15 mil, Rafinha 10 mil)
The Arsenal Know It All
Liverpool will sign Jermaine Defoe from Portsmouth for 11 million in january so that Liverpool can bolster their English aspects, and so they can have another quality striker to partner Torres and Keane. They will also bid for Kuba and will sign in for 8 million.Outs will be Jermaine Pennant for 5.5 million to bolton.Also departing will be xabi alonso for 14 million to valencia.
After not being able to buy Liverpool, Sheik Al– Maktoum has turned his attention to Arsenal. With the club in such poor state, the board will sell for around 800m to 1.2b. Once the takover is complete Arsene Wenger will be sacked. Marco Van Basten will be appointed to take over.
Signings made be Van Basten:
6)Armand Traore(loan return)
Players to be sold:
1) Cesc Fabregas(35mil)
2) Emmanuel Adebayor(22mil)
4) Geal Clichy(12mil)
5) William Gallas(16mil)
6) Nicklas Bendtner(6mil)
7) Abou Diaby(9mil)
And a whole lost of fringe players.
The team will be built around Aaron Ramsey,Theo Walcott,Jack Wilshire,Carlos Vela
Roy Keane will step up his pursuit of defender Joleon Lescott (Everton) as he is becoming increasingly worried with the lack of depth to his defense.
Landon Donovan of LA Galaxy is currently on trial at Bayern Munich and Klinsman reportedly likes what he sees. Expect the transfer to go through in January and to break MLS' transfer record.
Tevez to be re–joined with his best mate javier mascherano at anfield.
Footballs No.1 Fan is living in a dream world, very rarely do you ever hear Everton or Aston Villa fans over–rate their clubs or players, granted some Newcastle fans have some high hopes but generally they are quite realistic too.The worst fans in the world for overrating their team are LFC fans. Every single year in August all you can hear is Liverpools match of the day season ticket holders banging on about how 'this year the title will be ours', then every November its 'next year will be our year'.
Everton FC are going though a tough time at the min what with Liverpool city council saying no to just about anything we ask for but then licking Liverpools are whenever they get a chance. Villa are one of the best run teams in the country and the only way for them is up. Newcastle are also in the middle of a very tough period for the club but I do think if the fans had a little bit more patience they would have more joy, everyone hated Allerdyce but he had more of a clue than Keegan who will never have the stomach for a fight in his life.
Borough are really going to struggle to hold on to their young English players next yaer if they can't find some consistency, there will be huge interest in Wheater and Downing but they will only leave for sill fee's , none of this 5million crap and especially not to Newcastle.
Tottenham finaly have a manager who knows how to spend money, expect him to buy players he has already worked with including Diarra and Defo, Pompey will make a pretty penny out of the deals though, 8mill will probably get a pair of Diarras old underpants, closer to 15 and you will be talking.
Everton to sign another player from Liege, mabye Deffour, hopfully Dante.
Villa to continue buying English, they will be interested in Wheater and Downing, Lennon also in Hawwy thinks he can do without him.
Blackburn will move for Alexis Sanchez and will complete the signing of Carlos Villanueva for 5 Million Pounds next week.They will also sign Christian Benitez for 10Million.
Rangers INS Alan Combe £700,000 Alan Hutton £4.5M Mark Reynolds £2M Gennaro Gattuso £2M Rangers OUTS Brahim Hemdani FREE Jean Claude Darcheville £1M Charlie Adam £2M Chris Burke £1.7M Nacho Novo £1M David Weir RETIRING Christian Daily FREE Madjid Bougherra £3M Allan McGregor £4M Next season will be Walter Smiths last as manager, he will be heading upstairs at Ibrox. Taking over will be Craig Levein. No1 Gers News
We all know tevez is on loan at man utd. but he is not owned by West Ham so why would he have to return there? even if there was a "snag" in the court case.
darren Ambrose's move to ipswich will be made permanent in january for 250,000 and david nugent will arrive at portman road on loan until the end of the season because he is not happy with his role at portsmouth
To the guy who posted "rangers to get man utd youngster manucho on loan in january". .ermmmm, don't think so mate. The 2 recent champions league games played recently between man utd and celtic were preceded on each occassion by a friendly reserve match (1st game was under 19) and part of this set–up involved willie mcstay and chris mccart being given the opportunity to run the rule over some "fringe" players from man utd, one of these was Manucho and a deal was discussed to bring him to Parkhead in the summer, this however will be brought forward to january as celtic look for cover upfront – Sheridan has exceeded expectations but Hutchinson is still not first team ready. Manucho will only be allowed to come if Sir Alex is guaranteed the player will be a first–team squad member, Strachan has agreed. Celtic will also sign Silvinho from Barcelona and that's ir for January. 1st team is squad is fine and some promising youngsters will be enough to see 4 in a row home
Florent Malouda will make a move to Inter in the summer for around 15 mil as things are not going as planned for him at Chelsea and Mourinho is a strong admirer. Tottenham will sign Richard Dunne from City for around 6 mil as he is on a great run of scoring own goals at the moment with City and Spurs will be getting tierd of Ledley King's injury problems and will be looking for a permenant partner for Woodgate at centre back. Real Madrid are interested in signing Tevez who would be sold by West Ham from 18–30 mil, however Man UTD are looking more likely to sign Tevez permenantly.
The Arsenal Know It All
Tevez will be staying at manchester utd until summer 2009, at the very least. Ferguson rates the player and at this stage is unwilling to tamper with his strike force. The availability of owen and the price tag is appealing, however it is fergusons opinionn that owen's main asset was his pace and that this is no longer what it was.
Manchester Utd are also firmly considering a move for Buffon and are willing to spend £35 million.
To the guy who said. .
. . Wenger has never spent over 13 mil (Wiltord) on anyone but Tevez is too talented and young for Arsene to pass up at this cut price
he bought REYES 19.5 mill research boys
Man City will move for:
Lassana Diarra (16mil)
Stephen Warnock (5mil)
Mario Gomez (18mil)
Glen Johnson (12mil)
Simao Sabrosa (14mil)
Andriy Arshavin (19mil)
Michael Ball (1mil)
Nedum Onouha (3mil) Liverpool/Blackburn
Elano (8mil) Inter Milan
Darius Vassell (1mil)
Danny Mills (1mil)
Dietmar Hamann (1mil)
With Ballack still not signed to a new deal, City will offer him a £200,000/ week deal to sign for them in the summer.
City may also make a summer bid of £35mil for David Villa and £15mil for Philip Lahm
To the guy that said Keegan is the most overrated manager, you are very wrong. What is all this about he did rubbish at Man City? He got them promoted and made them a stable premier league club so get your facts straight. And Newcastle Utd may not be good enough to challenge for the title but we are certainly good enough to be in the UEFA cup every season. Mike Ashley did nothing good for the club and i'm sure had Sheppard stayed he would've done much better.
On the rumour side of things Kinnear will be staying at least until March and will have a good amount of money from the Americans that have an imminent takeover.
Schweinsteiger was supposed to come to Newcastle in the summer, this was stated publically but he got wind of what was going on at the club. I doubt that Toni will arrive at the club, but it would be great, as he has stated his need to return to Italy.
Craig Bellamy at Celtic Park last night?
rumours abound bellers will be back at Celtic in loan deal in January window
No chance of benjani being new adebayor because benjani is 30 you idiots. Michael Owen to Villa for 5 mil in January.
A Brazilian Tycoon has declared his intrest in takeing over nEWCASTLE f.c, he told a Radio Station, that he will be making contact with Newcastle in the next coming days. He has promised to attract a supply of Brazilan talent if he takesover.
Blackburn will move for Alexis Sanchez and will complete the signing of Carlos Villanueva for 5 Million Pounds next week.
Joe Kinnier will Enquire into the Services of Carlos Vela, Micheal Kightly, Aaron Mokoena and Lenny.
Adriano has been targeted by Chelsea, but they face compotiition from Roma, Valencia and Man City.
Gareth Barry Agents has met with Daniel Levy, about a move to tottenham. Man City and Arsenal may make moves for the 15 Million Pound Rtaed Midfielder.
West Ham will only be able to make loan moves in jnuary, Zola will bring in Italian Imports, Roberto Guana, Gianapolo Pazzini. Ben Foster will also move to west ham in a loan move, Out will go Green with Middlesbourgh, Spurs and Fulham posilbe destinations.
Portsmouth FC Striker Jermaine Defoe is a target for Liverpool. A bid of £11million is in question. – True Rumour.
Turns out there is a huge legal snag with Tevez as to a permentant deal at Man U, there is a big chance that Tevez will HAVE to return to upton park to save a lot of legal turmoil and other court cases raising thier ugly heads. Tevez to return back to upton park in the summer to be SOLD on legally jan 2010.
Other news at UP. west ham is to be sold at a cut price of £70M, this inlcudes no debt, a further £30–50M will be received by BG depending on the court case.
10 fringe players to be sold or loaned out in the next transfer window.
S.Appiah (sp?) in on loan only
Dean ashton given until next summer to prove his fitness or he is out (bet the board wish they had taken the £18M offered by the spurts now).
apart from that don't expect Zola to be investing in anyone until next summer.
Rangers on the hunt for Man Utd youngster Manucho. This deal would possibly be on loan in January until the summer. Newcastle scouts looking at Gers defender Madjid Bougherra at last home game vs Inverness. Pedro Mendes to sign contract extension at Ibrox until 2013. Allan McGregor will move to Wigan Athletic in the summer as he has fallen out with Rangers manager Walter Smith.
To the Luton fan who believes that Arsenal are going to loan out 6 youngsters next season to them. . . . Sorry. it just isn't going to happen.
Firstly, I believe/read somewhere that no club can loan another more than three players (???)
Secondly, whilst I agree that Luton try to play football "the right way",due to their unfortunate financial problems and the scandalous points deduction they received, there is a strong chance that they will AT BEST remain in Division Two. Quite frankly, the kids are better than that and if they are to develop further they need Championship football at least.
AS for rumours on Arsenal. . . . Arsene Wenger is monitoring the Tevez situation very closely. Tevez himself is a little disturbed that United didn't make an offer to his owners (the principal one being a Gunners fan) in the Summer and the loan with United ends this Season. He also is unhappy at being left on the bench since Berbatov arrived.
All I can say from my source at this time is watch this space.
Footballs no.1 fan feels he needs to respond to the recent criticism of his quotes. Lescott is still half the player skrtl is, who is absolutely class. Newcastle, Villa and Everton fans need to wake up and smell the coco, liverpool will be taken over by the DIC and will quickly ship out dossenna, aurelio, kuyt, degen, hyypia, el zhar, ngog, alonso and benayoun. Replacements coming in will bbe G.Bale LB, G.Barry CM, Kuba RM, Aguero FWD, Richards CB, Rafinha RB. This will spark a mass buying spree also for the blue mancunians, trying and failing to sign villa, messi and kaka, but succeeding in signing santa cruz, cannavaro and joquin. Chelsea will try to also sign Kaka and Manchester Utd will offload Tevez to Arsenal, recalling F.Campbell. Jack wilshire will play more first team football and become an England regular before he's 20. Please stop over pricing your players and over–rating your clubs, newcastle are an average club with a big stadium, everton arent even average and villa have 3 good players – agbonlahor, barry and young.
Footballs No.1 Fan
This site is great to read, just to see how deluded some people really are;
1, Newcastle fans – keep telling yourself that great things are about to happen, and you still are a big club. In reality no one is prepared to take–over your club because prospective owners have been put right off due to the treatment of mike ashley who lets get it right was the only real person who was there to help. When all he did was make the right choice by getting rid of kevin keegan, who is the most over–rated manager in football – period. not good enough england manager and not even a good city manager tells its own story. it frustrates me so much that newcastle stil think they should be challenging for the title, when there are at least 13 teams more stronger than yours. FACT !
Carlos Tevez could be on his way to Liverpool in July. This would not be controversial as he isnt a Manchester United player and the money paid for him would not go to Utd but to Kia Joorabchian, who owns the player. Liverpool have dealt with Kia over the last year with the permanent signing of Mascherano and he would love his best mate to join him at Anfield. Liverpool will initially sign him on loan for a season, and with new owners coming in after his move, Liverpool will pay the fee for him in January 2010. Both Maradona and Joorabchian want him to move on after a lack of 1st team opportunities but he wants to stay in England. He does want to stay at Utd but with no move for a permanent deal and with Fergie playing Berba, Rooney and Ronaldo upfront, there is no room for Tevez. Kuyt will move on in the Summer paving the way for Tevez to join the club, 2nd on his wishlist. 100% FACT
Famous glasgow celtic targeting a goalkeeper and a left back and possibly another striker as JVOH keeps getting injured. goalkeeper–zalukas from dundee utd,left back–sylviniho from barca,striker–can't mind his name but he plays for red bull salzberg. 4 in a row,here we go.c'mon the hoops. . .
Sheikh Maktoum is more than likely going to own Liverpool by February, not the Summer. RBS will not loan more money to the Americans and they will therefore be forced to sell up. For this reason, Liverpool will not have much money to spend in January, roughly around 5mil and anything they sell. Pennant (5mil) will leave and Kuba (8mil) and Keirrison (2mil) will come in.
Even with Sheikh Maktoum in charge in the summer, throwing big money around in the summer is too risky, and in Benitez's opinion, unnecessary. Benitez will give Dossenna and Degen until the end of the season to prove themselves. If they don't, new full backs will be brought in. Rafa likes Bale and Glen Johnson particularly. Flops such as Voronin and Itjande will leave. Benayoun, Leto & Hyypia will also make way. Aaron Lennon will be brought in. Benitez, through Gerrard may try to get Gareth Barry buy out his contract for 2mil so he can sign for Liverpool on the cheap. It would not mean the end for Alonso, merely it would allow Lucas Leiva to go out on loan to get some games. Fabian Delph, the latest teenage sensation is also a target for Benitez.
Yaya Toure to Arsenal 100% true will happen in Jan
With Tevez behind Rooney and Berbatov on the United striker pecking order expect United to pass on signing him permanently. His value will drop from the expected 30 mil to around the 18 mil that Arsenal will sign him for. Wenger has never spent over 13 mil (Wiltord) on anyone but Tevez is too talented and young for Arsene to pass up at this cut price. United will pick up Huntelaar or Obafemi Martins as a a third attacking option. City will spend big on Zaki, Benzema, Gago and Ashley Cole.
Possable move by Portsmouth 4 AFC target Fabien Delph come Jan . Expect Valencia 2 sign LFC player Alonso in Jan . Its been known AW may make a move 4 Man United gk Foster . If Djourou leaves as its been heard some clubs are interested in him see AW move 4 a CB and it might be Boro player Wheater .