Football Rumours Archive January 17 2007
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Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign Liverpool's teenage striker Craig Lindfield on loan this January.
RANGERS TRANSFERS In THE SUMMER AND JAN
FALKIRK TO SIGHN In THE SUMMER AND JAN
All this talk of Rob Earnshaw going anywhere for £3-£4 million is rubbish. Just think before you post garbage, he cost Norwich City £3. 75 million as a player who could not get a game in the premiership. He is the leading goalscorer in the Championship with a team that is at the wrong end of the table so what would he achieve at a decent club with decent players. I spoke to Rob and subject to the current groin injury not being to serious the likely outcome is that he will leave but not for less than £5 million+. Grant will be keen to sell as Norwich need drastic rebuilding and his sale will fund the purchase of 3 or 4 good young lower league players. ON THE BALL CITY!
Plymouth Argyle are to choose between 3 strikers of who to sign.
Chris Porter has apparently agreed a deal with Plymouth for 550, 000 with Nick Chadwick going in the other direction.
Plymouth are also on the chase for Swansea City striker Rory Fallon and have already had a 300, 000 bid rejected.
also Neil Shipperley has been linked with Plymouth for the last 3-4 months and has now left Sheffield United a free agent. Neil Warnock has said that he would help Plymouth out in any way he could.
Plymouth chairman Paul Stapleton has said on the website that Ian Holloway is looking for a tall striker to fit the bill and so any of these three candidates could be set for a deal at Argyle.
Aston Villa are set to bid 12m for Watford winger Ashley Young, Villa are also keen on signing jiro jarosik.
SHEFFIELD UNITED RUMOURS
Greg Halford to the blades this week. 3 million will be enough cash to make him the biggest signing in the clubs history. Watch out for moves to bring in Jason Koumas as well as Andy Ried to Sheffied
I also hear Danny Webber going to Fulham with Mr Brown coming back to Bramall Lane .
Coventry boss Micky Adams is set to be sacked after the loss against Bristol City. Nigel Worthington is being lined up as a replacement.
Luis Figo is going to America is he? That's funny because he agreed to an 18 month contract with Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia last week. Then again, I hear that Henrik Larsson is going to cancel his loan with Manchester United after only two games to join Wrexham! Please post some remotely believable rumours on this website. One of the rumours I've heard which may actually have some truth in it is that Arsenal's on loan striker Julio Baptista could be on his way to Germany in the summer. Bayern Munich could be ready to offer Real Madrid £5. 5m for 'The Beast' and see him as the replacement for Hasan Salihamidzic, who has agreed a pre-contract with Juventus which will take place in the summer.
Wayne Bridge would complete his loan move at Newcastle in coming days, also Barton will sign for NUFC, while Emre would be sold! Curtis Davies is expected to sign for around 5 milion + Bramble and Alan O'Brian (loan)
SHEFFIELD UNITED RUMOURS
100% going to happen this week the blades will sign Greg Halford for 3 million and the massive 6'6" Egyptian 23 year old Goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy aged 23 he now plays for Feyenoord Rotterdam but wants a move to the Premiership.
I have from a good source, Harewood plus 5million for Bent - Deal to be done next Wednesday (24. 01. 07) Fearney
Expect Norwich City to return to Peterborough to re-sign former reserve striker Danny Crow.
Also, Walsall's Trinidadian striker Hector Sam is on manager Peter Grant's wanted list, after failing to settle in the Midlands following his transfer from Wrexham. Sam is wanted as short term cover for injured striker Robert Earnshaw. who is himself wanted by Manchester City to ease their goalscoring problems.
Ronaldo rumours : instead of following Becks to the USA, Ronaldo wants to come to the Premiership. I gather Man Utd, Liverpool and Newcastle have made enquiries.
Vincent Kompany will move to Liverpool in the Summer for £6m to replace Sami Hyypia.
100% guaranteed! Earnshaw will be leaving for Watford for 5. 5million after they missed out on Collins John. Norwich will sign Derek Riordan 500k and David Marshall loan from Celtic. Also Billy jones and luke varney for a combined fee 1. 5million
Man Utd have tabled a bid worth up to £17 million for Owen Hargreaves and have had it rejected.
They will no longer persue this avenue.
Hargreaves is understood to be angry with the Bayern board and has held talks with his lawyers.
Bale is a target of Man Utd and Sir Clive Woodward held talks with Sir Bobby Charlton in London yesterday regarding Bale's future. It's likely that Bale will be signed by Ferguson and will stay at Southampton for the remainder of this season and the whole of the following season.
Geremi to Boro in the summer.
Duncan Ferguson has been spotted twice at Watfords training ground over the last week. He is expected to make a shock return to the premiership with struggling Watford.
I am a Arsenal youth player and are training grounds are next door so we can see Watford train.
LAUREN could be a surprise package for LEICESTER CITY, as ARSENE WENGER told the defender that he is allowed to leave the club. Could a player of LAUREN'S quality arrive at LEICESTER CITY, a CHAMPIONSHIP OUTFIT club? The number 16 shirt is available, so LAUREN may take the number 16 SHIRT and wear it with pride for the FOXES, (for 3 months maybe)
Liverpool are set to sign Rafael Van Der Vaart in the summer for around £10 million from Hamburg.
I told you I know Forest deals as I am very close to Mark Arthur, we got friendly when I interviewed him once. Forest are now looking at Barnets Barry Cogan. Watch and it will happen. Dan
Danny Webber on his way to Fulham from Sheffield Utd with the senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop plus 1 million going to Bramall Lane. And I hear "Issa Ba" another Senegalese Midfielder is also on his way to Bramall Lane on 2 year deal.
Thats 3 from Senegal in as many days. and they still need a goalkeeper.
Steve Kabba is going to be signed by Ipswich Town by the end of the week in a fee rising to 500k
Was at the Cheltenham v Scunthorpe game last night and there were two scouts sat infront of me. One from Middlesbrough and one from Charlton. The both looked very interested in the performances of Billy Sharp and Andy Keogh.
Julian Bennett, John Thompson, John Curtis, Dale Roberts, Jack Lester, Kevin James, Scott Dobie&Gary Holt will all be leaving the club. Bennett, Thompson, Curtis and Holt will all stay untill the end of the season, but its curtains for the others.
Luke Chambers will sign from Northampton any day now, with Lockwood from Orient to also join before the deadline.
Man Utd are definitely going to buy Huntelaar and Hargreaves watch and find out. And why are they going to buy Mavuba if they are going to buy Hargreaves.
As this is a rumour site then I'm sure that if I post what I've heard, then noone can call me a liar, seeing as I'm not claiming any insider knowledge stuff like that. I seriously doubt that either crouch or bellers will leave during the window, because lets face it, even after the takeover we won't have serious cash. also why would we sell alonso? he is one of our best players and we are trying to strengthen not weaken so selling our best players makes no sense. any POSSIBLE ins would be: lucas neill (around 1m or possibly warnock) , mascherano (probably on loan until the summer) , marco amelia (2-6m) , Matty upson (1-4m) , vincent kompany (3m) , dario srna has been mooted around (right winger/ back looked pretty good in the world cup) , couple of youngsters such as leto (2m to join in the summer) , James mccarthy (1-2m) and Ajdarevic (0-1m) . I mean obviously we all want David Villa or Torres or whoever, but we havent got 70m+ to spend at the moment so lets not go over the top eh? however we will splash out a little in the summer, probably no more than 35m though as we are no fools!
QPR look to shore up the defense by making a move for Plymouth's Tony Capaldi and are also looking to sign Pawel Abbot form Huddersfield to bolster the strike force.
Expect another Chelsea youngster (JG wants Diarra which is common knowledge, but he's reluctant to play at championship level) to join on loan and possibly a young Spurs defender who at this point is unknown.
The R's will continue the clearout with the likes of Rose, Rehamn, Tchanktche, Paul Jones and Donnelly bombed out of the club sooner rather than later.
Valencia Rumours in the summer
Aliadiere for 4. 75m from Arsenal
luis garcia for 5. 25m from Liverpool
tavano for 7. 5m to roma
ayala for 2m to Chelsea
Over the last 10 days I have heard the following Old Firm Rumours in the back of my taxi (I'm in Glasgow). Not sure how accurate these are but here they are anyway
Celtic. I heard that Strachan is preparing bids for Robbie Nielson for the summer as Telfer is retiring and there are doubts over Mark Wilson's long term fitness. Also for Jan they are looking at Juan Pablo Angel on loan this month for the Champions League as O'Neill won't be hard to deal with and Kenny Miller's simply not good enough.
Rangers. Apart from the usual Alan Smith/ Robbie Fowler rumours I have also heard that Walter Smith is looking at Wes Brown and James McFadden. It also looks like Rangers won't bid for either of the Hibs players with the big over inflated egos as the prices are absurd and Rangers have enough of egos already.
Rob Kelly sent out a scout to watch Martin Butler play against Grimsby not so long ago for Walsall, and it was reported that he was very impressed with the player. High sources say that he may well make a formal bid for the striker when Mandaric gets appointed on Thursday. Moreover, Matty Holland is still Number one target for the foxes chief. But Mandaric will only give Kelly £3mil to spend, so Kelly has been told to spend wisely, unlike Palace boss and former city boss Peter Taylor. Hopefully Akinbiyi isn't on Kelly's shortlist.
The Italian legend Del Piero has been spotted at white hart lane being shown around by comoli. I know this because my sister is a secretary for jol himself although jol ha not met him yet it looks likely that this will be the transfer of the summer.
Birmingham city set to compete with Sunderland for the signature of Darren O'Dea. Also blues have been put off izy mcleod after he recived a 5 game suspension. So bruce won't go for a striker but will use his 2 mill from Dunn transefer from Bolton to sign george mcartney or Paul Koncheskey as the happy Hammers are going for lucas neill from Blackburn and Wayne bridge from Chelsea
As I predicted over autumn 06 aston Villa would sign chris sutton, now I hear that Martin o'neill looks to strengthen for the future signing some young european talents, names such as milner, wright Phillips and downing have been circling the boardroom for some time now, however latest names to be added are ric wood and Jamie savin both 16 year olds from no other than Gretnas reserve team, these youngsters will be trialled before any purchase will be made you heard it hear first
Ebi smolarek is on his way to the premiership from Borussia Dortmund in a fee around £5. 5 million to Manchester City by the end of the January Transfer window with misfit striker Bernado Corradi on his way back to Italy with Palermo in a £1.5 million deal.
Yellow Feather here, to the medic who claims to work at Spurs, the reason ashley young was grinning from ear to ear when you saw him was that he was laughing so much at the offer he had just received, and as for Van Der Vaart buying a house in north london, well there is another club who likes the look of him, and they can offer champions league football every year. think about it? craig gordon may be the only mover into the Emirates this month, with hearts resigned to letting him go and Arsenal his favoured destination. I have heard a little talk of adebayor leaving in the summer, why? he is likely to be number 3 choice and that may not be good enough for some, but he will be happy to play a bit part for next season and will maybe take over from henry in 08/09.
This is true about Spurs
Ashley Young and Darren Bent to sign for Spurs but we need a left back so expect a bid for Bale, Baines or Wayne Bridge.