Football Rumours Archive December 19 2006


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Its well documented that Newcastle need strengthening in the window. Roeder will definately enquire about about Wayne Bridge, or if that fails, Leighton Baines. He will also move for Lucas Neill with him wanting to leave Blackburn. A cb is definately needed so he will have a go for Curtis Davies amongst others.

Onto strikers. Roeder has already expressed an interest in Peter Crouch, but don't forget he had already expressed an interest in Klass Jan Huntelaar and the player in return has also been quoted as his sayin he would relish a move. Also there's been whispers he will be tempted to move for Readings Kevin Doyle, he has the quality and wouldn't cost that much! It is also reported that he will test Charltons nerve again with a move for Darren Bent, as they are not sitting as comfortable these days and may decide to cash in. Watch this space!

West Ham News:

Curbs will not sign Beckham, neither will Bolton as he does not want to move back to England to play for anyone but Manchester United. He will attempt but fail to sign Darren Bent, the offer will be £6 mil but curbs won't go any higher.

He will sign luke young £1.5m + carlton cole, curtis davies £3m, shaun wright-phillips £8.5m and Jermaine Defoe £8.25m.

Out will be Pantsil £1m to nantes, Newton free (still carrying a 6 months drugs ban), dailly £400,000 to Dundee Utd, walker £200,000 to Hull and Carlton Cole £2m (p/e Luke Young).

Norwich will sell Hughes, Doherty, Ryan Jarvis, Robinson and Safri for a total of that will come to £2 million. Safri's most likely destination will be Watford. We will sign some good youngsters like Ivan Sporule from Hibs and Aaron Mclean from Grays. We will be signing Kirk Broadfoot from St. Mirren for £300,00. Norwich will be challenging for Play-offs this year.


Sheffield United to give trial to ahmed fathi ahmed (young egyptian right back) they will have up to £1.5 million to spend on him in january.

They will also give trial to luton shelton a striker at helsingborgs.

Other signings are:

Healy £1.25 million

Koumas £2 million

Kilgallon £1.5 million

Possible outs:

Horsfield-Leeds (750k)

Unsworth-Coventry (loan)

Akinbiyi-Cardiff (700k)

Ifill- Preston (loan)

Lucketti- Burnley (loan)

Li Tie- Stoke(loan)

To the Arsenal fan who said Aliadiere is leaving in January - that may be true but he is definitely not going to Celtic. Celtic had him on loan at beginning of last season and let him go early because he was rubbish. so i do not see this happening at all. Expect Celtic to sign Andrei Voronin is January or in the summer, from Bayer Leverkusen.

I am a journalist working in a northern based newspaper. Last week it was reported that an Everton player was being released in light of his domestic situation, I can confirm this is true. A number of papers have been sitting on the story since it broke 3 weeks ago, however there are legal issues in this case that must be resolved that are preventing it from going to press. These are unlikely to be resolved until after the player moves in jan. A national bidding war has also started on the rights to interviews for both him and his wife. In terms of new employment, Rangers and now Celtic are interested, with Sunderland and not previously mentioned, Birmingham involved in talks

Man Utd. news. . .

SAF has told yesterday that he want to surprise every united fans (like the signing of Larsson). AND THE Surprise is SAF is going to sign DAVID BECKHAM. It is 90% right and you believe it or not but its true. I'm in deep confusion coz I don't know will it be better for United or not. .

BIG FAT RONALDO will not come to chelsea. .

United will sign Huntelaar and Bale in January.

Arsenal will sign Reo-Coker only.

Liverpool will sign Mascherano and Simao. .

Reading and Watford remain interested in Luton Town winger Carlos Edwards and both may be willing to pay up to £2 million for the Trinidad&Tobago international. A 3rd team - that may be Wigan Athletic is also interested.



-alonso to madrid, 12mil + Baptista (any club who offers 16mil + can get him, arseanl can offer 12mil)

-riquelme to united 14mil

-neill to liverpool 1.7mil

-shevchenko to barca 12mil + giuly

-adriano to chelsea 16mil

-torres will confirm hes leaving with options of liverpool and united

-mascherano to juventus

-upson to newcastle

-warnock to newcastle

-nesta will sign a pre-contract with liverpool - free

-thuram to tottenham pre contract

-o shea to newcastle/ b.munich

-bowyer back to newcastle

-w. brown to newcastle. exchange for emre

-crouch to newcastle

-tevez to liverpool


ManU will sign Manuel Fernandes in January as hargreaves will now be unavailable till next summer.SAF will also add Nani and one other forward in the summer.

Wolves news

We r gnna buy 2 plyrs frm the lwer leagues in jan, cud b Mcleod, Sharp, Keogh or Hoskins

Gareth Southgate is about to sell Stewart Downing to Spurs after the winger was involved in an unsavoury incident with a youth team player at the clubs Christmas night out. Spurs will sign the winger for 7.5million.

Roy Keane has sounded out Alex Ferguson about signing a striker on loan, with his prefered choices being Solskjaer or Alan Smith, although neither are that keen on stepping down a division, Ferguson will send one of them out due to the arrival of Larsson. Keane is also considering loaning Rossi, although Ferguson may want to keep him at United after his lack of games at Newcastle. Dong Fangzhou is another possibility, as is the signing of Phil Bardsley to help ease Sunderland's lack of fit full backs.


Celtic will sign 8 players between January and the Summer

Celtic Outs:







Players In:

Pressley (until the summer)








Talk of Micah Richards going to chelsea is all rubbish. We are high spenders but in excess of 15m is not happening. The talk around the bridge is that a recall of glen johnson is possible in january to shore up this problem area. Paulo 'oops i did it again' Ferreira will be shipped off to a spanish team (Sevilla) but Geremi will be kept.

In midfield Diarra (who will be the next Makelele) is being watched by Steve Coppell who is thought to want to take him on loan til May. SWP may be going to portsmouth who look certain to make a firm money offer (around 10m) rather than loan him. He says he is 'happy' but how can he be with the formation that revolvs around Ballack. Porto winger Quaresma will be brought in as a temporary replacement.

In the summer it will be bye-bye sheva who will be sold to Juve if promoted whioch looks certain. Having leart the lesson we will not bring in another striker from Italy (there all too slow for PL). Instead, a suprise move for Kevin Doyle or Javier Saviola could be on the cards in the summer and with a new winger (possibly Simao - 10m) a return to the famous 4-3-3 could happen. Also another centre back will join in the summer. That will be Vincent Kompany from Hamburg.

In January/Summer:

Ins: Glen Johnson (return)

Simao 10m

Vincent Kompany 8m

Kevin Doyle (possible) 7m

Javier Saviola (possible) 7m

Outs:SWP (only on loan though) - Man City/Pompy

Lassana Diarra (loan) - Reading

Geremi (possible in summer) - Villa

Ferreira 5m - Sevilla

Sheva - Juve (stupid enough to pay 30m)


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will sign either on loan or permenantly for Sunderland. He is staying at a nearby hotel after which he will meet up with Keane. This is 100% true. My mate HOGGA works at the hotel.

Am I the only one sick and tired of Jose Mourinho? It seems like every week he insults someone. The fact that he's been in England for three years and the frequency of the insults shows it isn't a language problem. He means the things he says, and that makes him a real nuisance to the game. He critisizes other teams players for diving when he's got Drogba, king of the divers. He critisizes other players for "climbing" when he's got Terry who does it at least twice every game. He complains about the refs whenever he loses, even though he has the most expensive team in the world and can't get them to play like it. Where am I going with this? Where's the rumour? Well, it's just going to be nice when he leaves next year for Spain. But once he leaves, Chelsea will play better, with a better manager who doesn't make excuses.

READING have already agreed a deal to bring MATTHEW KILGALLON to Reading in January, with goal keeper Graham Stack joining Leeds permanently as part of the deal.

All this talk of him going to Sheffield United is a wee bit late chaps.

This deal has been set in stone for over a month now.

READING are also hoping to tie up the signing of Carlton Cole from West Ham on a season long loan with view to a permanent deal in the summer.

Real Rumour i meet teddy sheringham today in the blue water shopping centre where i also saw Anton Ferdinand and arjen robben any way i went up to teddy to congratulate him on beating man poo. Any way he asked who i supported i told him Arsenal and his words were I quote" you boys will be laughinng come January, Nigel's had enough and i think he's gonna go to the emirates"

£15 million for Villa??? Are you joking? His buy out clause stands at £100 million, and he's not desperate to move any time soon. Chelsea fans, stop kidding yourselves that everyone with any talent wants to play for you- some players like playing for a club with history and good ethos, rather than a dodgey owener and loads of money. Sheva, SWP, L Diarra, W Bridge, Crespo, Mikel, Cudiccini etc have wasted their time at Stamford Bridge, other good players won't make the same mistake. Real rumours: Sheva's poor form is gonna create a rift between Jose and Roman- Sheva is worshiped in the Ukraine and Russia, hence Romans obsession with getting him to the club, but Jose won't put up with a mis-firing striker who's probably too old to learn the ways of the English game. Most likely, however, is that Jose will go and Sheva will stay.

Man Utd fans: Fergie is planning another surprise arrival to OT, but nobody knows who yet. Don't expect Hargreves or Torres though, but another like Larrson, who'll keep us going for a few months in the CL. 6 players are coming back from loan spells, so expect Fergie to start playing the likes of Bardsley, Pique, Rossi, Evans etc as he builds a young squad for the future.

Arsenal: Whatever Wenger says, he'll buy an out and out centre-forward, perhaps in Jan, perhaps in summer. Lack of goals is your only concern. Nobody else will be bought, the squad is deep and varied enough. (Stop talking about Ribery, where would you possibly have room for another world class MF?)

Liverpool: Crouch, Bellamy, Pennant going nowhere. 2 wingers will be brought in for Gonzalez and Pennant to understudy however, as both are too inconsistent. No wholesale changes even after the takeover.

Newcastle: Titus Bramble is being sold back to the donkey sanctuary he was rescued from. Fee: a negotiable donation to the sanctuary.

Expect Man Utd to sign at least three players in January a left sided winger, an attacking midfielder, and a right back,

Left Wing - Robben, Joe Cole, Nani, Gamst Pederson

Attacking Mid - Van Der Vaart, Diego, Kaka, arron lennon

Right Back - Richards, Nelson, Lucas Neil

Buying a strong central midfielder is also likely Hargreaves, De Rossi etc.

Man Utd do have the sums of money to buy some of these players especialy now with the increased capicity of Old Trafford and the Glazers are beginning to invest. Watch this Space

The Situation with Andy Webster at Wigan is that Rangers agreed to buy him in January as they couldn't when he was released by hearts due to contractual stipulations. Therefore Wigan agreed to take him and then offer him to Rangers for a nominal fee. The only demands wigan made were to recieve a player from rangers in return or a player on loan. Rangers are also after a right back and a striker. Scott brown could also be on his way, especially after his form for hibs has dropped since the speculation, and hibs may cut their losses and exept 1.5M plus Gavin Rae. The shortlist a striker includes - J C Darchevelle, Olic,and Robbie fowler, but P Le Guen may wait till the summer when he has a little more money to spend. Robbie Neilson and Stephen Whittaker are also being monitered closely as is anthony reveillere of Lyon. Bardsley and Martin will return to Man utd, and Klos or Letizi will be sold on.

Everton out;

Beattie to Middlesborough( Moyes knows Anichebe can cut it now after Sunday, plus he doesn't want to loan Vaughan.

McFadden to Rangers- had his chances and blown it , Van der Meyde back to PsV on a free, Richard Wright to Palace and they will confirm Howard who is 4th choice at MAn U.

Everton in : Allaladiere from Arsenal who impressed in the Carling cup, Wright Phillips on loan plus Geremi if Chelsea buy a right back( why do you think he didnt upset Mourinhno on Sunday?)The real bonus will be the signing of Joey Barton in midfield, big mistake by EFC to allow him to leave the Academy, (signed from St Helens team St Annes Juniors)but has now matured and can tackle and hold the midfield more effectively than Carsley and allow Cahill to play attacking centre mid with 2 up front


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