Football Rumours Archive January 18 2008


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Norwich City will buy t. n. s midfielder

Iwan Carr for 50 k

  Diarra has left Arsenal to Portsmouth

and Djourou and Van Persie are injured so expect Modric to come in and Agbonlahor because of rumours he's had an argument with

Martin O'Neil

  To the guy who said expect a big change at Liverpool on the 18th February regarding DIC taking over.

i also heard this rumour but got told it was the 19th, I wernt too sure whether it was right but it looks likely that they will take over now, the person who told me claimed to have have been informed by Foster gillet's driver.

Icertainly hope so as the yanks are running us into the ground

  Rivaldo's Leicester move looks to be dead in the water with the Brazilian declaring He would only move to a London club, alerting Queens Park Rangers and Fulham.

Unsurprisingly Man United turned down Ollie's offer for Wes Brown and he will not be going back.

Ollie has also decided to call of his raid for Rangers's Burke and Adam, instead plotting a double loan deal for Arsenal's Denilson and Walcott.

The Foxes are also considering a shock £5 million bid for Valencia's unsettled forward Nikola Zigic, Mandaric's Serbian connections could help seal a deal.


  Leicester City will be getting accrington keeper keeny arthur on loan at the end of the season as alnwick is not staying on. holloway will seel Fryatt and DJ Campbell. he will soon be buying Roberto Carlos and loaning Makelele from Chelsea

  Everton to sign Alan Hutton (Defo), Steve Sidwell.

James Mcfadden will join Birmingham. and Moyes has made a bid for Andrei Arshavin. Believed to be 7 mill

Dr Fuzz

  Heard from a friend involved in the Manchester City youth set up that Sven to sign promising Chester youngster John Reason

  I over heard my Dad talking to a friend of Rafa's, and apparently that Rafa is considering to leave Liverpool for another club in SpaIn:/

  Lehmann out in Summer

Buffon, Steven Taylor, andrew surman and Mexes

  James McFadden to Birmigham for £4 million. Dimitar Berbatov To Man United for £22 million. Young Celtic Starlet Ryan Conroy to Sign For Dundee United On a Permanent Basis For £150 k. Jermaine Defoe To Sign For Midlands Club Aston Villa For £7 million. Alan Hutton To Man United For £8 million. Russel Anderson To Sign For Aberdeen Again For £900 k. Leeds United Captain Alan Thompson To Sign For Nottingham Forrest for £200 k. Jiri Jarosik, Evander Sno, Jim Obrien, Mark Brown, Mark Wilson, John Kennedy All Expected To Depart Celtic This Week. On The Other Side Of Glasgow Rangers Expected To Sign Premier League Duo Anton Ferdinand And Darius Vassell. Brahim Hemdani, Chris Burke, Sasa Papac, Ugo Ehiough, Davie Weir, Roy Carroll, Stevie Smith, Jean Claude Darcheville, Nacho Novo All To Depart Ibrox. Raise Funds For A Big Signing eg. Darren Fletcher, Nicholas Bentner from Man United and Arsenal. Darcheville is a surprise, Pompey looking at him.

  Tottenham = money £15 million + Outs (£29 million)

Downing– Middlesbrough– £4 million+ tainio and Robinson

daniel jarque– Espanyol–£6 million

marten stekelenburg– Ajax –£6 million

miguel– Valencia– £10 million

radek cerny– sparta prague– £1 million

mane– Almeria– £2.5 million

djibril Cisse– Marseille– £9 million


Defoe + chimbonda– Aston Villa £15 million

Paul stalteri–Charlton £1.5 million

Wayne Routledge Queens Park Rangers £2 million

anthony Gardner– Fulham £2.5 million

lee barnard–Crewe £700 k

lee young pyo– Roma £4 million

Ricardo rocha– Monaco £3 million

teemu tainio– Middlesbrough (swap deal)

Paul Robinson– Middlesbrough (swap deal)

total= £29 million

  My Uncle works at Chelsea and reckons David Villa has been for talks with Grant he see him today so expect him to be unveiled in a couple of days

  coventry city.

Now the transfer embargo has been lifted expect to see.


GK – Kasper Schmeicel Loan Manchester City

ST – Samaras – Manchester City Loan

LW – Paul Parry – Cardiff

AM – Isiah Osbourne Villa Loan

AM – Wayne Routledge


Robert Page

Andy Gooding

Chris Birchall

Wayne Andrews

play up sky blues

  Liverpool January 2008 transfers


Dirk Kuyt £8 million– PSV Eindhoven

Andriy Voronin £2 million– Hamburg

Scott Carson £8 million– Aston Villa

Momo Sissoko £8 million– Valencia

Ryan Flynn £200 k– Aberdeen

Anthony Le Tallec £1.8 million– Paris St. Germain

Mikel San Jose £200 k– Atletico

Sebastian Leto £1.8 million– Boca Juniors

Andreas Simon released

TOTAL: £30 million


Michael Owen £12 million

Javier Mascherano £17 million

TOTAL SPENT: £29 million

PROFIT: £1 million

  Birmingham January Transfers 2008


Matt Taylor £1 million– Leicester

Rowan Vine £1 million (already sold)

Gary McSheffery £3 million– Sheff United

Oubina loan end

TOTAL: £5 million


James McFadden £3 million

Bobo Balde £1 million

TOTAL SPENT: £4 million

  I am pleased to be able to reveal a world first. Mes amis in the French press have told me that Lyon's Juninho is not particularly happy in France, claiming he does not like the lifestyle or pressure anymore. I hear, through that illustrious French grapevine that he will move abroad, potentially across la manche to dear old England, where a plethora of English clubs are interested in the 8–mill Brazillian. I hear the Hammers are very interested, as are Portsmouth, Manchester City and Everton. My money's on the Hammers.

  DIC will take over the club in the Summer and have contacted Benitez. Benitez has told DIC that we wants money to be able to compete. He will have 100 million + whatever sales he brings in. However, Benitez does not want to spend all of it and as a result he will ask for some of the money to be used in Youth development and more scouts and better scouts. This is how he plans to spend:

David Silva (30 million) Left/Right winger

Goran Pandev (10 million) Striker

Wayne Bridge (6 million) Left Back

Daniel Opare (1.5 million) Right back

Carlos Eduardo (7 million) Attacking Midfield/Striker

Javier Mascherano (17 million) Defensive Midfield

Gabriel Heinze (6 million) Centre back/left back

Ashley Young (15 million) Right winger

Dirk Kuyt (7 million) Spain Likely

Andrey Voronin (free)

John Arne Riise (6 million) Spain likely

Scott Carson (10 million) Villa likely

Momo Sissoko (10 million) Spain/Italy likely

Jermaine Pennant (7 million) Villa likely

Sami Hyypia (free)

Harry Kewell (free) Valencia likely

BTW Agger may well be out for another 1–2 months

This will be Rafa's final clear out. After this he will add few players 1 by 1 apart from youth of course.

  Expect to see Rangers sign 1/2 bigish names and build arould them with the best Scottish/decent british youngsters there is. Walter wants all deals concluded by 31 January so he will not have to sign an unsettle the squad for the 3 Summer in a row.

ins will be Mcmanus (Linfield), Boumsong possibly Daily/Berra, Bridge (loan), Barnes, Driver, McCormack and S. Fletcher.

out going will be Carroll, Papac, Broadfoot (loan), Ehiogu, Faye, Burke (loan), Gow (loan), Cousin, if Hemdani leaves expect to see Gattusso back at Ibrox, If Hutton leaves no one will be signed as Whittacker isthe best possible replacement and Berra/Daily are decent back–up.

  Firstly, can all you numpties presicting half of United will be moving to Newcastle give it a rest. Just because Keegan has returned, a manager that has never won anything and has ran from every job he's ever had when the going get s tough. Get over yourselves.

As for the guy who thinks that Owen will interest United because of the injuries to Louis Saha. get real. Owen is worse than Saha for injuries. Have a think about what your saying before you start typing nonsense like this.

Now some proper rumours. Lots of mediocre talent arriving at Newcastle asap, more of the same then.

Man United will not buy anyone in January unless someone else moves for one of their Summer targets. In which case, expect Fergie to swing into action. Nobody will be leaving United in January. Not Carrick, not Fletcher, not Saha, nor Brown. no. b. o. dy. Ok?

Liverpool will make as many panic buys as the crazy yanks can afford. Arsenal will buy some children for a few quid.

  Daniel Opare will not be a Liverpool player be it back up or one for the future. he signed for Real Madrid on the 9th Jan.

Keegan will look to Christoph Metzelder from Real to steady the boat a little on loan, if this fails Woodgate may show up back in Newcastle again. He will look to bring in Diego in the window too. KK may just also return to his old club of Hamburg and try and price away Jerome Boateng and try and sugn his bro on loan from Tottenham. Rumour has it that he has £20 million to spend now and 30 in the Summer though by off loading several players he will get to spend it all and more. Owen has only a few games to impress before he is sold to possibly City with Defoe coming in to replace him. Large money will go on Ashton, £9 million and possibly Luke Varney £2.5 million with Shola being shown the door with Wolves being the prefered option. Diego maybe £7 million with Emre going the other way.

  To the person who said keegan will sign nzogbia, owen, Butt and faye and buy tainio, Beckford, boyd etc. I do not think so, firstly nozogbia is the kind of player keegan loves and he would not make the best impression if he sold our best player so far this season. Keegan will not be looking to sell our squad players but expect ameobi to leave and go to the championship. Newcastle will bring In:






and a bid for Julio baptista

all in jan.

  Leicester City are to sign Maicon, the Inter winger on loan until the end of the season. Roberto Mancini the Inter head coach has said that he has a sof spot for Leicester after spending a couple of months there. Part of the deal includes Richard Stearman going the opposite direction to gain experience of top flight football.

  Note for hoopy the hound

hutton would not be able to play in Europe for Everton as Rangers are now in the UeFa Cup, had Rangers stayed in the Champions League it would not have been a problem, please know the facts before you post nonsense.

Rangers to make big (ish) signing, possibly Alan Smith or andrew Johnson although I cannot see either wantin to play in Scotland, marlon king of Watford or David Healy of Fulham more realistic.

Rangers will make a bid for Paul Konchesky.

  Martin O'Neill is stepping up his efforts to bring Jermaine Defoe to Villa Park by testing Tottenhams resolve with a £10 million + Add ons bid for the England International forward. Along with Defoe, O'Neill would like to being in a right back to help bolster his defense, with Arsenal's Justin Hoyte his prefered choice, but with it unlikely Wenger will want to get rid of Hoyte, He may turn his attentions to Tottenham again with a move for unsettled defender Pascal Chimbonda. O'Niell is also considering a cheeky loan bid for FC Barcelona misfit Eidure Gudjohnsen to help add a bit of magic to his talented midfield.

  There is definitely a takeover underway at LFC by D. I. C. My source has not given any dates, however it is only a matter of days away before it is made public. A huge transfer budget is on it is way in the Summer in the region of 100–115 million. Rafa will be retained as manager of the club.

Expecy these Summer signings:


David Villa

David Silva

Dos Santos


  All of this talk about DIC taking over Liverpool should'nt be on this website as it is not a rumour, it's fact. The chief executive, a lifelong LFC fan is in the process of due diligence and this shouldnt be a problem as it was all sorted last year. The Yanks cannot afford the repayment to the RBS and therefore would rather sell up than lose the club. They will accept the £350 million offered for the club, also making a profit of £40–50 million each. Rafa has been told his job is 100 percent safe + will sign a new five year contract, and will be given a war chest in the Summer. The DIC will also employ the architects who planned the building of the stunning and equally amazing 6 hotel (cannot remember the name) in Dubai in preparation for a £450 million stadium. Shiek Mohammad, owner of the DIC is the worldsfifth Richest man, Richer than Abrahamovic and will help to turn LFC into one of the best clubs in the world. Might take three years but sooner than what the Yanks would offer us. I will leave everyone else to speculate about transfers but there are finally exciting times ahead for us Scousers. LFC 4eva Y. N. W. A

Red In Da Know

  To the delerious Sad Mackem who posted KK will have Shearer looking after the kids, Beardsley to be No. 2 and Crouch arriving, all I can say is what a load of dross. Sounds like he is alittle bitter with the arrival of the Geordie Messiah.

Expect KK to move for Derek Fazackerley as his first team coach. Also expect Wes Brown, Carrick and Woodgate to be some of his key targets. In the Summer though expect a sensational swoop for Newcastle fan Berbetov as Martins will be sold to help finance the deal

  Few rumours from around the uk.

West Bromwich will complete a deal for micheal danek but not until Tony Mowbray offloads Luke Steele or Luke Daniels as Jeremy Peace does not want 4 keepers on Albions books.

Ehiogu to Sheff United is pretty much a done deal.

Wolverhampton wanderers are looking to complete a deal for a new left back as daniel fox has preffered the move to Colchester United instead.


  Just read in the danish newspaper Ektra Bladet that Norwegtan Defender Brede Hangeland has signed for Fulham for approx £4 million pound, from


  Brum and Sunderland in talks with Gary Cahill over a loan move from Aston Villa

Ricardo Quaresma could move to Chelsea in the Summer AC Milan could also make a move

Stephen Pearson could be leaving Derby in the transfer window a few championship clubs have inquired

Diego of W. Bremen has been linked with Real Madrid

Alfonso Alves will reject a move to Middlesbrough AZ Alkmaar seems like his likely destination


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