Football Rumours Archive January 18 2007
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I have heard through a reliable source within Everton Football club that they will make no signing this January.
But come the summer the toffee men will acquire Lauren from Arsenal , Welsh international Jason Koumas for the centre midfield and a permanent deal for keeper Tim Howard. Also Lee Carsley will move down a division to championship football.
Although rejecting the chance to join Watford on a permanent basis, Collins John has been told he has no future at Fulham and has therefore decided to sign for the Hertfordshire club on loan until the end of the season. He will consider his future in the summer.
Gareth Williams (Leicester City) is set to join Wigan Athletic for Dave Cotterall for a 2 year loan and 2 mil.
Forest are showcasing Jack Lester in the reserves to prove his fitness and ability to interested clubs. Gillingham are interested. Expect him to leave this month. Remember I know. Dan
There has been a lot of BANTER but you know I know the truth about Forest. This week will see Chambers and Lockwood arrive. Cohen next week. Dan
New westham team:
- ZEBINA- DAVENPORT- UPSON- NEILL-
- GREENING- PARKER (c) - QUASHIE- BOA MORTE-
- BENT- BLANCO-
subs:CARROLL, SPECTOR, BENAYOUN, TEVEZ, BOWYER.
DAVENPORT 1M + FERDINAND
UPSON 4. 5M
NEILL 2. 6M + KONCHESKY
PARKER 10M + NRC
BENT 5M + HAREWOOD&MULLINS
Bouba diop to Sheffield Utd plus 1mil for danny webber? the guy that said this is incorrect, diop is a far better player than webber, we'll sign webber for about a million and diop will stay until the summer and move for about 4million.
Chelsea will splash the cash this January, despite disputes between mourinho and abramovich.
OUT: Hilario-loan to Braga, Wright-Phillips-sold 12million to Aston Villa, Shevchenko-loan to AC Milan, Diarra-loan to Southampton. Ballack to Real Madrid for 15million.
IN: Ben Haim from Bolton for 5million, Gomes from PSV for 4million, Alex from PSV for 13million, Deco from Barcelona for 23million.
BAGGIES RUMOURS. BILLY SHARPE IS EXPECTED TO SIGN WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER MISSIN Out ON VINE TO THE BLUE NOSES. EXPECT FRACIS JEFFERS, ANTHONY GARDENER , RICHARD WRIGHT AND SCOTT BROWN TO SIGN BEFORE THE WINDOW CLOSES. THERE IS NO CHANCE MOWBRARY WILL SELL KOUMAS UNLESS A CRAZY OFFER COMES In PRETTY MUCH THE SAME STORY WITH DAVIES WHO AS CUM Out PUBLICLY AND SAID HE WANTS TO SKIPPER THE CLUB In THE PREM. KAMARA IS DEBAItable THO AS HE ENJOYS PLAYING FOR THE CLUB BUT PREFERS THE ITALIAN LIFESTYLE. WALLWORK, ZUBI, GERA, ELLINGTON, PERRY, ALL OUT
Manchester United are expected to complete the signing of Gareth Bale from Southampton by the end of January. The Welsh wonderkid wants to play alongside Ryan Giggs and this is the main reason why he wants to join United ahead of Spurs and Liverpool. Bale will then be loaned back to Southampton for the remainder of this season before joining up with United in the summer. Unfortunately this will probably mean the end of Gabriel Heinze's United career, Spurs, Juventus, PSG and Lyon are watching the situation.
Spurs to sign Babel soon
An anonymous punter has placed a £10, 000 bet on Thierry Henry joining Liverpool this January - £35million is the figure mentioned - will depend on DIC investment. While I accept this sounds wildly unbelievable, this may be closer to the mark than people think!
Man U are set to sign Rafael Van Der Vaart an Torres in the summer as OH over rated an the wonder kid is on SAF wish list.
Klose to join Newcastle at un disc amount.
Buffon to join Arsenal an Reyes to go the other way. Lauren would join Pompeys with old team mates already there. Wayne Bridge would join the Gunners in summer
LFC wuld not make any major siginin in Jan but wuld have the whole team revamped with half a dozen new signings
Billy Davies at Derby is looking to add Norwich City's versatile Adam Drury to his ranks before the end of the January transfer window. Norwich need funds and will take Lee Camp in an exchange deal.
Paul Sturrock is still on the look out for a new striker after Duncan Ferguson turn down a move to Swindon for the rest of this season. It is believed he wants a return to the Premiership! Going to League 2 is a big drop in standards/ pay! Luke Rogers still has the offer from Swindon on the table!
ABERDEEN FC RUMOURS!
The Dons are subject to fresh takeover speculation, with Sir Ian Wood again being linked with a takeover that would see S. Milne stay as Chairman, but not as majority shareholder.
Jimmy Calderwood would have roughly £10m in the kitty for transfers and wages spanning a 5 year period.
Watford midfielder Matthew Spring is on the verge of signing for Luton Town for £300k. Spring has struggled to get a game since Watford gained promotion to the Premiership and he is keen to move back to his home-town club and get first team football.
Middlesbrough forward Mark Viduka is leaving Teeseide in the summer as he has fallen out of favour with boss Gareth Southgate. Viduka will complete three seasons with Boro, but a host of clubs are trying to end his association with the club come July. Former clubs Celtic and Leeds could be interested, as well as several other sides from top European divisions. I've heard that Italian side Reggina could be the surprise favourites to sign him.
Plenty of stuff from Scotland regarding transfers, here it goes:
Derek Carcary (Rangers) to FalKirk
Ugo Egihuo (Middlesbrough) to Rangers
Kyle Lafferty (Burnley) to Celtic
Graeme Alexander (Preston) to Rangers
Scott Chaplain (Albion Rvs) to FalKirk
Scott Brown (Hibs) to Celtic
Kevin Thomson (Hibs) to Celtic
Steven Whitaker (Hibs) to Rangers
Paul Hartley (Hearts) to Rangers
David Weatherston (Queen's Pk) to Dundee Utd
Liam Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) to Inverness CT
Ross McCormack (Motherwell) to Dunfermline
Craig Winter (Dumbarton) to Cowdenbeath
Gavin Swankie (Dundee) to Raith Rovers
Kevin Webster (Forfar) to Arbroath
James Grady (Gretna) to Morton
Kenny Deuchar (Gretna) to East Fife
Paul Mathers (Morton) to Dundee)
Scunthorpe United could sign a world cup star soon as cherife tore mamam who played for togo in the world cup on trial and will play tonight (17th) for the reserves also a un named chilean international defender also set to play
RUMOURS I HAVE HEARD STATESIDE .
MAN CITY WILL SIGN FERNANDO CAVENAGHI FROM SPARTAK MOSCOW. LOAN WITH DEAL In SUMMER IF HE IS A HIT. ORIGINALLY CITY WERE SET TO SIGN ROB EARNSHAW UNTIL HIS SEASON ENDING INJURY
LIVERPOOL TO SIGN DAVID VILLA In THE SUMMER FOR 20M+
ASTON VILLA WANT CRAIG BELLAMY FOR 8M
LFC Rumours: I have it on good authority from within the club that Rafa has drawn up a list of targets. Namely:
Def: Bale, Kompany and Richards
Mid: Mascherano, SWP and Giles Barnes
Att: Klaas Jan Huntelaar and David Villa
Rafa is aiming to bring all of these to the club, possibly with Warnock going to Southampton in part-exchange and various fringe players (Fowler, Cisse, Pongolle et al) being sold to raise funds. Some of these deals will go through before the end of the transfer window, whilst some won't be until the summer but Rafa is hoping he can add all of them to the squad for next seasons assault on the long coveted Premiership Title.
Newcastle/ Man U Rumours! Ronaldo isn't going to Italy or America! In a recent interview on a Brazilian radio station he stated that England is the only country he would come to at this stage in his career. Manchester United and Newcastle are both interested but it looks to be the black and whites who will win his signature as Man U have a move agreed with Atletico for Torres in the summer and Newcastle will sign Ronaldo to partner Owen and Martins.
I am a journilist for a national paper and posted in January that Becks would be in the MLs next season and that Stokes would turn Chalton and Celtic for Sunderland. I have more inside gossip. I can not promise that all this will happen. All I can say is that my sources have a proven track record and this is what been said inside the game at the moment.
First off in Spain there is huge unrest in the Barca Camp. I have heard that Ronaldinho has had a huge fall out with Rikard. It stems from the lack of training. It is believed that Ronaldinho will move to A. C and they will sacrifice Kaka to Madrid in order to Finance this move. Also Ronaldo is deffinatley surplus to requirments at Madrid and Milan are serious looking at him. It will be a nominal fee with the first option on Kaka being the main point of the deal. With the Ronaldinho move expect to see C. Ronaldo moving to Barca with xavi and £25 mil going to United. Also expect to see Wesley Sneijder move to Milan for around £10 mil.
In the premiership expect to see Ben haim to move to Chelsea in the next few days for about £2 million. In the summer Man Utd will go after alot of youg talent. I have it on good authority that they plan to bring in Nani ( Left side Ronaldo) , Kerlon ( next Ronaldinho) , Bale. They hope to spend about £25 mil on these players and then land a huge name for arond another £25 mil. Depending on how the season finishes it will either be a holding midfield ( depends on how Carrick is adjusting) or a Striker.
Arsenal will sighn buffon and cancel out the Viera debt as transfer fee. Abidal and Ribery are main targets with a shock move for Silvestre if they fail on Abidal. I wouldn't be to shocked to see Thuram in an Arsenal shirt next season either. Lehmann will move in a swap deal with Ajax for Klaas Jan Huntelaar ( new Van Basten) . These Deals will all be helped with the sales of
Aliadiere to Boro and Lauren to Seville in January. This should raise bout 4 mil. then in the summer players like Diaby, Hoyte, Almunia and hard to belife Adabeyour will all be sold hoping t raise aroung £20 milion.
Expect a busy summer of comming and goings and Liverpool. Fowler, Crouch, Dudek, Warnock, Zenden, Hypia , Guthrie and potter to go raisin aprox £20- £25 mil. In will come Van der vart, klose, Curtis Davies , Arteta, baines and Kevin Doyle. They hope to spend sum where around £60- £70 mil.
Elsewhere in the prem look for Robbie Keane leaving Spurs with Aston Villa or Blackburn as possable desitnation. Milner Will go to boro, woodgate back to Newcastle, Geremi to West Ham if they stay up, Routledge to Boro, Sidwell to Spurs, Kamara back to pompey and Dabo to Everton.
Also watch out for a young irish striker by the name of Andy Keogh ( Scunthorpe) going to Sunderland and Billy sharpe to Wolves.
Barcelona summer transrers
Tevez for 25m from westham
lahm for 17. 5m from Bayernmunich
raul Garcia for 5. 5m from osasuna
oleguer for 4m to betis
edmilson for 4. 75m to acMilan
Sacked Coventry City manager Micky Adams is being lined up by Milan Mandaric for a sensational return to Leicester City, upon completion of Mandaric's takeover this weekend. Iain Dowie, previously rumoured to be favoured by Mandaric will instead be appointed Coventry City boss within two weeks.
Newcastle to sign marlon harewood from West Ham, and shame on Sunderland they failed in attempt to loan albert luque! the man that wrapped up the three points when the Toon slaughter them at the stadium of s last year,
NORWICH GOALKEEPER MERRY-GO-ROUND: David Marshall has signed that he been confirmed but I have information that should put a few smiles on some canary face. Lee Camp will sign permanently soon for around £400k and Paul Gallacher will be gone. With Dundee Utd St Mirren, Dunfermline and Motherwell all rumoured to be keeping eyes of the situation at Carrow road, expect bids to fly in for Mr Gallacher, With Dundee Utd favorites to sign the goalkeeper. AMc
Ahead of Norwich Citys AGM on Thursday night more signings will follow Marshalls loan from Celtic. Matthew Spring from Watford 500k, Izale Macleod from MK Dons 1. 5 million rising with add ons, Rhiordan will follow very soon bargain 500k James Hayter from Bournemouth 500k including Flemming joining the Cherries as part of the deal. Earnie will be going but awaiting rumours on just how bad the groin injury is but believed to be serious. ON the Ball City things can only get better.
Gow (250k or free in summer)
Whittaker (1m in summer)
Naismith (700k from Killie in summer)
Webster (700k in summer after loan expires)
Weir (free 6 month contract)
Clement (2. 5m PSG)
Papac (back to Vienna for nominal fee)
Rae (free or nominal fee to SPL club)
Hemdani may return to France in summer but going no where at the moment.
They may sign McCulloch but hopefully not!
Other foreigners will be brought in but don't know who.
Possible another GK, centre half, centre mid and possibly a left winger although Gow may play there.
They may also raid Man Utd for loan players again with Smith and Richardson mentioned.
Gattuso will not come this summer but possible the following summer as his wife wants to move back to Scotland so their kid can get Scottish education.
This is true. I went to school with young lad Widdowson of Widdowsons ( Major LCFC shareholder) Mandaric will be unveiled at 4pm press conference with Matty Holland today!
Rangers Transfer rumours:
Rangers to sign Robbie Fowler on 2 year contract. If Manutd sign hargreaves expect fletcher to come on loan for rest of season, then maybe permanent in summer. The signing of Robbie Savage will take place in the summer for 1. 5million. Kevin Davies will sign a pre contract agreement with Rangers in January, will move for free in summer. Walter will see him as perfect replacement for Dado Prso. Rangers also in the look out for new right back as huttons performances have been fluctuating a bit, and an attacking midfielder who can play on the left for back up to adam.
I have heard that Hearts are about to announce the immenient signings of several more lithuanian players namely; Vidas Alundenz, Orestas Bvitkus with Casimir also joining the club for a trail. Final contractual wranglings also being ironed out with sherrif toure Maman the togalesse forward.
Arsenal full back Lauren has snubbed Bolton and Newcastle and, although a move to West Ham is still on the table, it is most probable that he will return to Spain with either Mallorca or, surprisingly, Valencia. Lauren is keen, however, to help Arsenal as much as he can in the comming months. Arsenal may also offer him a contract, but leave him to decide his future.
Arsenal will not be completing any deals for 'complete' players. Expect more teenages, like the Swiss defender he's already signed this month. In the summer, a Goalkeeper and back up left back are the priorities, with a lot of the dross in the reserves being shifted out. No 1st teamers will be sold (unless there is a ridiculously high offer from abroad) apart from Reyes who will remain in Spain. Julio Baptista's future remains in doubt, but if he proves himself in the comming weeks he will remain at the club long term. The deal will either be a straight swap for Reyes (already arranged) or £12 mill. Arsenal is his 1st hoice exit out of Real Madrid.
LEICESTER CITY are reportadly intrested in singning the net-busting BILLY SHARPE who has been on form for the leauge 1 side SCUNTHORPE this may be possible as the takeover of MILAN MANDERIC is immenent releasing more funds for Rob Kelly during the January transfer window. Other players Rob Kelly targets are MATT HOLLAND, TODOROV and the highly rated Lauren for Arsenal on a loan spell.
Aston Villa transfer rumours.
OUT: Laursen to Helsingborg for 500k, Delaney to Burnley for 300k, Baros to Deportivo for 3million, Hendrie to Birmingham City for 1million, Agathe-released, Angel to Feyenoord for 2million.
IN: Upson from Birmingham for 2million, Dunne from Man City for 1million, Geremi from Chelsea for 2million, Donovan from LA Galaxy for 2million, Mikel-loan from Chelsea, Adriano from Inter for 13million and Gago from Boca Juniors for 8million
McCarthy wil sign Andy Keogh from scunny 4 500k risin 2 750k with addns
Alidiare 2 sign 4 Newcastle fc also expect Djourou, Traore 2 go on loan 2 NUFC also . Lauren 2 move 2 LYON OR SEVILLE in January with possable move with Diaby going 2 REAL SOCIEAD who want him on loan , Ashley young 2 Spurs nooot AFC .
blanco [6 month loan] shold be completed some time between today[Friday] or sunday.
neil[2-3m] should sign soon
upson [6. 5m] completed by Wednesday
rommedahl [2m] also should be completed by Wednesday
gardner [1. 75mm] last day of transfer window
Calum Davenport to West Ham for about £3Mill, this deal will be concluded by the end of the week, this is why Calum was pulled out of the game vs Cardiff last night.
Man Utd: Bale will sign within next 2 weeks. Beckham 100% to LA Galaxy. not Man Utd as some jokers still seem to be saying.
Chelsea: Andri Shevchenko has urged Roman Abramovich to dump Jose Mourinho and install his former AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti as the new boss of Chelsea. Abramovich is so mad at Jose he will stay away from the Liverpool clash this weekend. Micah Richards is no longer a target for Chelsea so Spurs will look to make a 10m bid in the transfer window.
Liverpool: The Reds will not get Mascherano. despite appealing to FIFA.
Arsenal: No Janurary signings. but a swap deal between Lyngburg and Buffon could be arranged for Summer 2007. Arsenal have first option on Buffon as part of the Vieira deal.
Thats all for now. more soon
John worthington of Huddersfield to sign for Leeds for 600k in return Stephen crainey will go the other way to replace. This is from a scout at Leeds who I know very well from a meeting I had at ground along time away.
dic nearing take over for Liverpool
Liverpool set to sign mascherano and lucas neil
Liverpool also linked with marco amelia
rafa wants David Villa but valencia ask for 25m or 15m+ reina