Football Rumours Archive January 19 2008
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Celtic to make bid for Richard Dunne, no idea of price but could be bargain depending on how long his contract has to go. They did want Van Buyten of Bayern but due to the managerial change there he is not for sale at moment. Also on wee Gordon's radar is Jason Roberts and a bid of around £2 million wuill get him. Strachan sees him as the perfect foil for Scott McDonald. Do not exprct anymore than these 2 from now until 31 Jan. Add in Hinkel and Mizuno and Strachan will have done some decent business this month. Out will go Riordan – Burnley 500–600 k – Balde – Sunderland or Fulham 750 k – Jarosik – Russian side £1 million – Zurawski – Legia Warsaw 750 k. Gravesen, may also extend his loan or indeed sign on permanately at Everton for a nominal fee. On the other side of town, expect the rotten mob to sign Christian Dailly on loan until end of season from the Hammers (even though he has not kicked a ball in anger in three month) and possibly Lovenkrands to return. Cousin wants Premier League move but only the bottom half teams would consider him.
Wigan are expected to steal James Mcfadden of Birmingham's noses with a £6 million bid.
Celtic will sign the Hammers and England under 21 midfield dynamo Mark Noble for £4 million. It's believed the Hammers midfielder is excited at the prospect of facing FC Barcelona in the champions League. Celtic are also Tracking Jason Koumas closely and are ready to test Steve Bruces resolve with a £3.5 million bid. Strachan reckons he can get the two players for just under £7.5 million as he clearly refused to pay £6 million for James McFadden.
These signings will be a major coup for Strachan and most certainly will capture the league for the third year in a row.
This is very very true.
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Aston Villa could sign totenham right back pascal chimbonda for 5 mill
James Mcfadden is on his way to Newcastle from a good source.
James Mcfadden will reject Alex Mcleish and join Keegan's Revolution as they are the second bidders also targeted at st James' are Kevin Nolan Jermain Defoe Wes Brown Nicky Shorey and there are also considering a really big signing as King Kev will not ask Shearer to be his assistant
Neil Danns is having a medical with Crystal Palace.
Also Sean Scannell is to join Mk Dons on a £1 milliononth loan deal. Dave Martin could join Millwall on loan (1 milliononth). Palace also sign shaun derryfor 450 k from Leeds
Players Leicester are trying to sign before end of jan.
Roberto Carlos one year loan fee agreed.
rivaldo two year contract.
maicon 1 yrloan Stearman going to Milan until end of season.
Denilson end of season loan Arsenal have first option on mattock while Denilson is at Leicester.
ollie wants to get good football down at the walkers and with a Brazil influenced squad he belives he will get that and is trying to get promotion this season.
all these have come from a very reliable source from inside the Leicester board room.
liverpool fans sit down and read this
My sources in Spain tell me that FC Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o will be signing for Liverpool this Monday for a fee around £19.6 million.
Rafa thinks he would be the perfect partner for Fernando Torres. and has money to spend
Diego's agent is in talks with Chris Mort as we speak as he wants to play in the Premier League. Also Keegan is to fly down to London to secure Defoe ahead of Villa and enquire about Wayne Brdge.
Tony Capaldi yet again seen at Sunderlands training ground
To guy who posted that Tottenham will sell Radek Cerny, that would be some fete as he is only on loan to Tottenham, so I cannot see that one happening.
Tottenham will sign Downing for £8 Million + Tanio
Daniel Jarque is all more or less agreed (Summer? )
van Der Vaart 16 Mill
The local butcher told me that Alan Lee is leaving Ipswich for Port Vale for £350,000. However Town are bringing in Michael McIndoe and Ray Turner.
I have been sitting in work listening to all the jornos on sky linking Liverpool FC with everyone what a joke. Rafa knows who he wants and it is all just a smokescreen for Liverpool FC to get who they want I suggest you look no further than the echo in october and november theuy are who Rafa will buy so keep the likes of Bent, Taylor Wayne Bridge and the best of them all the Derby counyt full back hell help our defense look to Bilbao for a couple Valenciia, Majorca, Marseille, Lazio, Roma Sevilla, Monaco and South AMERICA THE FUTURE is BRIGHT THE FUTURES RAFA
Some Celtic truths now.
kevin keegan will begin his rein at Newcastle by looking to sign Scott Brown as a money no object approach. WGS will reject but you never know how much will be offered. Celtic will also sell Boruc for 10 million, possibly replacing him with either Steve harper or David james. Balde will leave to Birmingham. Celtic will make approaches for Maloney, Sidwell, Bridge, MIzuno, Seedorf, Barry Robson, Noble Kris Boyd. However a big money signing, in the region of £8 million will be made for a centre back. The Celtic scouts are working round the clock on finding one to partner mcmanus for FC Barcelona. van buyten was the man but has been told he cannot leave munich. if there can be no real world class centre back found, tel Ben Haim or perhaps Senderos or huth will come in as a last minute measure as this is Celtics weakest position. there will then be an attempt to lure a decent forward to the club on loan with an option to sign in Summer.
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We will sign – Bridge, Brown, Arshevin, Defoe, maybe Deco if he can be prised away from Spain.
More signings in Summer, with only a few departures, namely Barton and Carr.
To all these people saying Opare is on his way to Madrid, stop talking nonsense. seeing as he plays for ashanti gold, Liverpool will get first option to talk to him, making him a LFC player if Rafa wants him. Also, expect to see David Villa on the scene in either this window on in Summer. also, Sissoko leaving for Juve for around £10 million and Carson to Villa for about £7 million. DIC to take over soon, if it's in this window, Rafa will be looking to sign Villa, Opare coming anway, A bid for Defoe, if he has not already left, if he has, Owen a likely target. Voronin going anywhere, which was Rafa's plan anyway. Kuyt to PSV or Feyernoord. Hyypia out. Aurelio out to Betis. Many more as well just cnt remember. All 100 percent fact
Fryatt to Cardiff City as he is only a squad player in Holloways plans.
Jermain Pennant will resign for former club Birmingham before the end of the transfer window on a loan until the end of the season, with a view to a £4 million transfer. He will join James McFadden and David Murphy, and also the likely signings of Mauro Zarate, Gary Cahill. At least three other players will be signed this January as Alex McLiesh aims to make his Mark on his new team. These will be a central defender, a creative box to box midfielder and a goalkeeper.
Burnley Football Club Rumours.
Burnley fans will already know that 13 goal forward Andy Gray is leaving for Charlton Athletic for a fee of £1.5 million rising to £2 million after appearances. It is considered good business for The Clarets who signed Gray from Sunderland two years ago for £750 k, however the money made from Gray's sale is all set to be used on Owen Coyle's transfer targets and they are former claret Alan Lee from Ipswich Town for £900 k, and Derek Riordan from Celtic for an improved offer of about £800 k–£1 million after having a £600 k bid rejected earlier in the week.
Fenerbache watching Barton situation closely. prepared to relieve him of his Uk nightmare and propel him into Champions League. personal terms should be protracted though as it depends on Newcastle and his bail terms. watch closely?
Everton will sell Mikel Arteta for £8 million to raise money to buy Rangers Alan Hutton. Tottenham will bid £4 million for Tim Cahill and offer Steed Malbranque as part of the deal
Rafa Benitez hopes to land Tottenham forward Darren Bent for 12 million, put a £5 million bid in for Gabriel Heinze and to sell John Arne Riise to Aston Vila for £4 million.
Within the nest 24 hours, Andy Kirk will complete his move to Yeovil Town on a free transfer
Umit karan has become no 1 priority for gerets as Marseille are chasing a top goalscorer. rest to see if personal terms can be agreed. gerets worked with karan whan he was coach at galatasaray. umit karan scored a hatrick for galatasaray at Nou Camp a couple of years back against FC Barcelona in the Champions League
Just to confirm what Hoopy the Hound said. Alan Hutton could play for Everton in the UEFA Cup as, even though Rangers are now in the same competition they have not yet played a game. Therfore Alan Hutton would be free to play.
More Importantly Celtic will be trying to sign Rolando Bianchi from Manchester City. however he will not be going as he would prefer to stay and play in the Premier League. OIne person who does not feel the same Is Andy Johnson, he will sign for Celtic not Rangers as he has made it known publicly he wants to play in the Champions League
Alan Reid and Mark Corcoran of St. Mirren to Hibernian before the window shuts, Mixu has apperently been watched Reid since their time playing together at Easter Road.
Brazillian Fred will move to Atletico Madrid with Mista going in the opposite direction. This will tempt O'Neill to make a bid for Govou as he favours players of his type.
Newcastle might get Brown if they are lucky but Man United are not going to let him go unless they have sufficent cover for Neville. The latest rumours suggest that Ferguson is interested in a well know right back playing in Spain. This could be Alves but I would not bank on it as he dusnt want Neville replaced. (Yet)
Boro are looking at out of favour Lyon defender Cris and Portugese midfeilder Tiago who has not had the best of times in Italy. However they may have to write a big check to secure his services but do not rule it out.
Also, Ac Milan are looking to tempt Valeri Bojinov back to Italy on a six month loan to improve his fitness and add fire to their attacking department.
Just heard from a big mate of mine (Kevin Phillips) that West Bromwich have bid 250K for Man United's out of favour defender Wes Brown on a two year loan deal as the Baggies prepare for life in the Premier League.
St. Mirren's Andy Millen for Clyde player/managers job after resignation of Colin Hendry.
Obafemi Martins will move to Arsenal. fact. Liverpool's Lucas also a target. Rolando Bianchi will stay at Eastlands for three years after signing a new contract as a cleaner, as he is useless at football. Rafa Benites to be outed in the next week also. Will keep you posted on that one.
Despite reports suggesting Nicholas Mazzola would not be joining the Hammers, he has now changed his mind and could join in a deal worth £2 million. the Hammers also preparing a last ditch attempt to steal Lyon Striker Fred from Tottenham.
Keegan's first signing for Newcastle will be Richard Dunne.