Football Rumours Archive November 17 2006
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Arsenal have no money (fact) the board do not believe in spending big and paying large amounts bk over a period time, if they do they would of signed a host of players, Wenger is a great at nurturing young talent and Walcott is the only major buy, the board realise that if they bid big to purchase a player Chelsea (destroying football) will move in for the same same player and bid higher(destroying players carrers, look at Shaun Wright Phillips, Glen Johnson, Hernan Crespo etc) The stadium took a major chunk out of the finances expect high earners to go, F.L AND Gilberto, to be replaced with Shaun Wright Phillips and Kevin Nolan, Wenger knows he needs an English spine in the team so expect a bid to be mounted for Curtis Davies too. Also expect Portsmouth to bid for James Beattie (gr8 way to wind up southampton fans)Real Madrid's ruse to nab Phillipe Mexes should be rather more straightforward, since the Roma defender has a £7m release clause written into his contract. (fact)Arsenal fans would do well to take heed of such a harrowing tale. For all Arsene Wenger's success, he has always been prone to the sort of lapses that brought Franny Jeffers and Pascal Cygan to Highbury, and the news that he now sees Charles N'Zogbia as the solution to his side's recent profligacy in front of goal is a genuine cause for concern. Sadly no one has an idea how to interpret Wenger's decision to give Chinese striker Mao Jianqing a trial, since we have no idea who he is.PLEASE God show prove that you really are an Evertonian and make the rumours of James Beattie to Newcastle TRUE.
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!To the nome de ploom that stated that Ricksen will not be joining Newcastle, lets be honest would you not rather have him than tubby Carr? He is a genuine Roeder target as GR believes that 'Nando having played for a huge club in Rangers, will be able to deal with the lower profile of NewcastleFreddy Adu will almost 100% sign for united he is only 17 and still has a lot to learn before he really makes an impact but SAF feels he has the natural ability. As for the MLS being a no contact league SAF doesn't mind he feels that if Walcott at such a young age can make an impact with a smaller physique than Adu then Adu can do the same or better.Im an lfc fan n i can see out of favour spurs player , Jermaine Defoe, will be on his way to anfield with harry kewell going the other way as martin jol iz a long term admirer of the aussie. plus rafa will continue to chase daniel alves in january from sevilla. fowler will not extend his contract at the end of the season and will go to wigan? or charlton? on a free. unrelated to lfc, PNEFC manager paul simpson has also considered bringing alan smith from man utd but will face competition from newcastle everton cardiff and former club leeds utd. ClousyRangers will sign scott brown kevin thomson and steven whitaker from hibs for around 4 million with gavin rae going in the oppisite direction. They will also go for russell anderson for 1 million. then they will go for alan smith on loan from man utd but saf wants smith to train with mufc and play for leeds, rangers will also try and lure darcheville from bordeaux but this is uncertain as he has recently signed a new contract with the french outfit. Mean while in the other side of glasgow shaun maloney will sign a precontract agreement with aston villa and riordan will go on loan to norwich with a view to sign for the canaries, celtic will sign paul hartley from hearts as the turmoil at tynecastle is ripping him apa
rtManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was impressed with Micah Richards' mature performance for England against Holland. As a result, he is willing to offer 8 million pounds for the youngster. But a stumbling block could be the fact that he plays for United'd deadly rivals, Manchester City.- EUROPEAN RUMOUR MILL -
Fiorentina striker Luca Toni could be poised for a £12m transfer to Milan in January. Andriy Shevchenko won't be leaving Chelsea, so Toni will be targeted as the big name striker to be brought in.
Real Madrid will complete a treble swoop from Roma next summer. Following last January's signing of Antonio Cassano, Madrid will now look to bring in Cristian Chivu, Phillipe Mexes and Francesco Totti. Madrid could be willing to offer £23m, plus the choice of some of their players. Cassano will be offered back to the Stadio Olimpico outfit, as well as Ronaldo, Juanfran and Roberto Carlos.
Middlesbrough will seal the permanent signing of Jonathan Woodgate in the new year. Woodgate is currently on loan at the Riverside but will join on a four year deal, costing £5m.
Bayern Munich striker Roy Makaay is poised to join Barcelona on a short term loan deal. Frank Rijkaard is without Samuel Eto'o, Lionel Messi and Javier Saviola who all have long term injuries and an emergency loan would be allowed if Bayern allow Makaay to temporarily return to La Liga.Rangers News: With the Russian league finishing at the end of November, Rangers will receive £2.5-3 million for Fernando Ricksen. The Ibrox club will use these funds to buy Hibernians' Scott Brown and Kevin Thompson in a deal worth £4 million. RGEGYPTIANS ARE INVADING EPL :
1) it is sure that young egyptian defender amir azmy will move to reading from PAOK in jan.
2) long S.pearce target amr zaky the young versatile egyptian forward will go nto man city in jan.
3) experienced versatile defender wael gomaa (egyptian) will join blackburn in jan.
4) lomg D.moyes target mohamed zidan could join toffees at the summer
5) young talented back right egyptian ahmed fathy who has been on trial at arsenal and marseille is a target for aston villa and tottenhamWigan manager paul jewell, will have a transfer kitty of around 5 mil, he will try to strengthen his squad will a move for a strong midfielder in replace of jimmy bullard, he looks like he will try to sign either out of favour diao from liverpool and also wants a left back to replace lieghton bains as he will make a 8 million pound switch to either spurs or toon army. the lft back he will try to sign is warnock. EDDYPLG wants to bring three big names to Rangers, these are Rio Mavuba who is furious with his club Bordeaux at the moment. Although he has interest from Palermo, Inter, Valencia and Arsenal who are bigger attractions. He also wnats to bring Clerc and Aubey. I can't believe they thought they were going to get Shweinsteiger.IF the Rumar of 1mil +add on is true thet West Ham going to sign Freddie from southend . .then why is West Ham trying to sort out the re-payment for Dean Ashton - They saying they can't afford the agreed fee!
McVeign won't be signing a new contract at Norwich - The player not intrested want a new challege!
lewis - going to Bury on-lone if he completes a week trial!Liverpool will buy youth in January as Benitez is getting his best starting 11 moulded into place. Liverpool need a right back and will sign micah richards. I know this because my dads friend is the CE0 of Birmingham FC and richards dad is a board memeber, and wants his son to make the best choice by going to liverpool who need a RB. They will sign Gareth Bale and swap warnock with the deal as Benitez wants more pace in his side, Bale is a liverpool fan and has been advised by Bellamy and Ian Rush. Liverpool will also buy van der vaat and swap zenden in the deal. Kevin Nolan will also join as he is a red and wants to get into the england squad expect 5 million.LFC. fact is lfc have £30 million to spend jan, D Alves £12million (sevilla) 100%
G Bale £7million (so,ton) 100%
R Van Der Vaart £4million (hamburg)+ Garcia 75%
L Neill £2.5million (blackburn) 110%
N Gomes or Miccoli £4.5million (benfica) 50%
D Cisse to return from loan till summer then straight swap for Fred from Lyon 110%Luton town are preparing to put in bids with the 3 million they recieve from the curtis davis tranfser.
They are know to be looking at lee trundle, freddy eastwood, flavahavanHull city striker Jon Parkin is out for up to 3 monthes so they will replace him by taking derek riordan on loan from celticI know everybody seems to name names of people on the move but im putting this on anyway. I was talking to Graham Kavanagh in the Dickins inn in M'boro while he was injured, He said that Keano has got 6 players signed and sealed with a few that will suprise outsiders, he wouldn't name anyone but said Sunderland's team will be unstoppable. All the players he said were on the way have left either on loan or sold completely. Watch this space.With debts begining to mount at the toon and any takeover talk just pie in the sky newcastle will be forced to sell their top assets this will include Emre to Bayern Munich as a replacement for Owen Hargreaves, Scott Parker to Aston Villa or Tottenham, Charles N'Zogbia to Arsenal and James Milner also going to Villa. Meanwhile Micheal Owen will activate a get-out clause at the end of the season to secure a dream return to Liverpool.To the person who said Arsenal only have 2 home-gown players (Walcott and Hoyte).
This is rubbish. Arsenal in fact look to be the ONLY team to be able to field top class home-grown talent next season, with:
Hoyte (Signed at 16)
Senderos (signed at 16)
Fabrigas (Signed at 16)
Djourou (Signed at 16)
Walcott (Signed at 16)
Aliadiere (Signed at 16)
Bendtner (Signed at 16)
Lupoli (Signes at 16)
Muamba (Signed at 16)
There is a requirement of 4 home-grown plyers, and 2 players brought through your own academy. Arsenal fit this with ALL the above. No rules refer to nationality. I struggle to think what any other Prmiership team is going to do regarding these regulations.
Arsenal also have first refusal (for amount recieved) on ALL players sold (i.e. Bentley, Pennant, Thomas, Sidwell) in case there is an emergency.
As usual, it seems Wenger is the only Manager doing things properly.RANGERS are looking to strengthen in Jan with Brown, Pressley and possible K.Thomson, they might take a chance on Dudek and Davids, possible loan deals till end of season. In the summer, look out for rangers securing the signatures of Kaboul and Akale. Le Guen may also consider a bid for J.Faty, Thomert, Mathis, Webo or Klasnic. Craig Gordon and Alan Smith are only 50-50 The right back problem may be solved by either Friedrich or the possible loan deal of Lauren from Arsenal as the form of Eboue might keep him on the bench
-TaZ-Aston Villa rumours. you heard em hear first, im in the know. villa will sign 3 players in January. Kevin Nolan for £10.5M, James Milner for £4M and Jermaine Defoe for £10MMan utd will sign rafael van der vaart after he proved he would be a good signing with an impresive display against england if not united will sign moutinho or kaka or kerlon and hamsik fom brescia.
utd team next year:
van der sar
richards ferdinand vidic evra
ronaldo carrick van der vaart nani
rooney sahaJose Reina to go to Valencia CF possibly as a swap move with Ludovic Butelle. =DX=Tottenham in:
Leonardo 2 mil
Downing 5 mil
davies 3 mil
richards 7 mil
jarvis 700kRob kelly is at the scene of a debate with leicester city. leicester city shareholders and chairman interviewed all candidates and they have chosen their manager and not one of them are prepared to keep rob kelly. favourates include. Iain Dowie Alan Curbishley Bryan Robson eddie gray mick wadsworthEverton will raid manchester united for foward alan smith on loan and midfielder kieron richardson for 3million also everton are interested in making john o'shea into a defense midfielder but everton will monitor the owen hargreaves situation as wes brown and john o'shea could be offered in exchange for owen hargreavesRoeder to be given 2 more games to prove himself, though with the next being against the gunners he has one realistic chance to prove himself. Luque will definitely leave in jan, martins in the summer. Chances are the toon will be relegated hence fss's smokescreen of his intent to buy out the halls as the belgravia team move in and he makes a fat load of cash as the team slides into the championship. owen will be kept off the pitch and brought to full fitness so newcastle can sell him and recoup some of the outrageous cash they forked out. expect given, duff, solano and parker to also leave the sinking ship. trust me, i got this from sources at the training ground.Look for SAF to back off the torres deal as he has only scored twice in la liga this season. .SAF will look for a cheaper alternative (suazo from Cagliari possibly). .also, SAF will not pursue OH any furhter, he has recently said he is intent on focusing on his recovery NOT a transfer and bayern look hellbent not to sell. .SAF will see how carrick progresses this season, whether he takes the role of a holding midfielder or as an attacker. .SAF will buy accordingly, with the usual suspects being parker derossi gattuso for holding. nani,moutinho amongst others. .SAF will also be looking for a left sided midfielder to replace giggs as park is best utilized as
a high-energy reserve. .malouda from lyon is an intriguing possibly with silvestre possibly being used as a cash+player deal,also schweinsteiger will be another player looked as, although tension between Man U and Bayern is high making this more diffuclt but if bayern continue to struggle, look for manchester to pounch if he becomes available. .also adu will be bought for marketing purposes only, he is not up to snuff and man u is intent on breaking into the american market(adu is only there because of the glazers). .man u will still be a force in the transfer market but will not buy for the sake of buying(look at what has happened at liverpool, too many buys and not enough spots). .SAF will do what he has always done, purchase wiselyRite about Newcastle, i am a loyal suporter and i do personally feel that they will get them selfs out of the mess they are in, but we will still only finish around 14th. And as for january do not expect to many big name signings the biggest player ive heard about is the czech centre half ujfalusi. We will not get Nugent he will be off to Everton. The strickers we could possibly lure are the likes of Collins John, Yakubu or Beattie! Nothing to big to happen! And again the TOON ARMY to get out of this mess!LIVERPOOL TRANSFERS IN JANUARY :
Micah Richards 6mil + Paletta < he won't get many games until a few more years and although he said he will wait frustration will beat him.
Aaron Lennon 12mil + Kewell
AND LIVERPOOL NEED TO SIGN A YOUNG BRAZILIAN STAR THAT CAN EASILY GET 20+ GOALS A SEASON.
Liverpool will not win the prem 4 another 2 years (young players need to settle)
Sell: Bellamy, Zenden, Diao, Dudek, Hyypia
Man U: Riquelme 15mil and possibly torres 25m
Chelsea: loan out Kalou and Mikel!
Real Madrid will tempt ac milan with 30mil + Cassano.
Barca will sign Villa
Valencia will finally sign Simao (if they havent already)Expect sunderland to sign scunthorpe star striker billy sharp and anthony stokes of arsenal who is currently tearing the spl apart at falkirkCeltic are set to gain the first option on both Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson by selling Stephen Pearson to hibs and also giving the Edunburgh club Derek Riordan on an 18 month loan deal.