Football Rumours Archive November 01 2007
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I think ALEX FERG will be busy this transfer window. And thera are specs that he is targeting
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Midfielder) from Baeyern Munich (as they will be signing Frank Lampard) And of AF is waiting for youngsters like Jeremy Menez (Striker), Stevan Jovetic (Midfielder) and Macauley Chrisantus (Striker). AF will also try to sign Garathe Bale (Defender) and Pascal Chimbonda (Dfender) from Tottenham. And there will be a hole lot of players like Carrik, Saha, Silvestre, Dong, Park and O'Shea.
Kevin Prince Boateng will see far more first team action at WHL in coming months, he was a Comolli signing (£5.4 million) taken from under the noses of. Sevilla who bid £4.7 million. It was mentioned at the time of him signing that he was a sweetener for the incoming Ramos and this appears to be true. Tottenham feared that if they did not move swiftly he would cost them at least double after just one season in La Liga. He is a player who fits the Ramos mould, tough tackling and likes to move the ball quickly.
Riquelme is seen as a possible short term solution to some of the midfield problems and may arrive on a loan deal in January if permanent targets cannot be obtained.
Tottenham will bid for long term goalkeeping target Marco Amelia from Livorno (Italian No. 2) and will get him in the Summer even if January bid is unsuccessful.
I do not confess to know too much about who else will be coming in to WHL but I am aware of this.
Keane will not be leaving WHL, but Defoe could well go with Chelsea being the new faves for his signature. he's a player who Abramovich has always been a fan of but Mourinho always opposed a move for him, now the path is clear – expect it to happen.
The club will strive to retain Berbatov and hope that Ramos' influence will convince the player his future is at WHL. It will take big progress and big signings to assure Berbatov that WHL is where his future lies. Darren Bent will also be given time to settle as the club see him as a long term signing as he's still only 23.
Kanoute will not be back at the Lane, it would be seen as a backward step to pay £15 million+ for a player that left the club for £4.4 million and lets face it, we've had too many backward steps recently.
A surprise exit could be Michael Dawson who could find himself relegated to the bench if he does not prove himself upon Ledley King's return from injury. Newcastle are among the teams targeting him along with Portsmouth (who seem to have a thing about buying players from Tottenham) – maybe Harry gets a good cut: )
Look for Man United to swoop for Eidur Gudjohnsen this winter as Sir Alex sees him as the heir apparent to Ole.
To the Arsenal fan pablo sarabia will sign for Liverpool to link up with pal gerardo bruna and fellow spaniard daniel pacheco he is fifteen and cannot sign until he is 16 Wenger secret is out everyone is buying young sixteen year olds there is nothing great about spotting these players watch Liverpool's youngsters in 2/3 years including goalkeeper defense and attack as well as the midfield were everyone is in the shop window
Rafa to sign Aguero for £22 million in January. He wanted him two years ago but could not afford him.
My source is very close to the Atletico board.
Arsene Knows Arsene Wenger is preparing a deal with AC Milan that will take Gilberto Silva to the San Siro in exchange for long time target Yoann Gourcuff.
Another young French star Jeremy Menez (as Monaco) is expected to move to the Emirates in a deal that also involves the signing of youngster Yohann Mollo? The fee is thought to be in the region of £10 million.
Arsenal also look to have beaten Liverpool to the signing of young Real Madrid forward Pablo Sarabia, Arsenal have already been in contact with the players father and his agent. Sarabia's father is said to be very keen about his son moving to Arsenal.
I have numerous connexions with MLS and can tell you who and who will not be on the move to the EPL this winter. Whoever wrote about Jimmy Conrad to Man United must be joking, it will not happen. He's staying in the US. The only two MLS players who will be sold to European clubs are Josimer Altidore (there will be a bidding war between Man United and Chelsea) and Michael Parkhurst. Altidore will be eligible on a special talent exemption and Parkhurst, who is going to a club like Derby, Reading, or Fulham (all have put feelers out) on the basis of his Irish Passport. Arsenal are interested in the very skilled, potential great Brad Guzan (GK), but a visa will be very tricky so he is most likely off to Germany. Landon Donovan may go to Spain.
Hehe it is nonsense that Tottenham and Arsenal are after Lenny (Brazilian currently on loan from Fluminense to Braga), who is not a left winger anyway. He's somewhere between an attacking mid and a forward. Anyway, the only team that has scouted him from the EPL is Middlesbrough b/c he is likened to Juninho. If Lenny goes to EPL (I would say only 50–50 b/c he is a little small) it will be to 'boro, the team that has shown interest.
Newcastle look to be seeking a new forward/s with Viduka and Ameobi being platinum memembers of the injury room, and the latter being sub–standard, Allardyce will look to Benfica for one of his forwards with Cardozo being rumoured. But the big news is that Owen will sign a new contract but will then leave the club in the Summer in an attempt to repay Newcastle's loyalty during his injuries. Allardyce will keep his faith with Martins and not the England international. This is to pave the way for Tottenham's Bent as Ramos will bring in his own choice.
Meite maybe on his way from Bolton along with Jussi which will spell the end of Given's long and barely face saving spell at SJP. But this will not spell the end of Steven Taylor's position in the team as the Newcastle back four are far from perfect so far.
A new midfield influence will also be added with Werder's Tim Borowski high on the list and not Diego Ribas, with Borowski's much needed flair paired with his physical presence.
Arsenal might buy ben arfa and benzema for a combined fee 05 35 million Gilberto Silva is not going at all also why are people saying Rosicky and Eboue leaving Lehmann is a highly likely to leave Arsenal as he is arguing with Wenger. Except to see ; Nasri = 12 Yohan Mollo = £5 million modric 12 and a defender to back up Toure leaving to the Africans cup.
– Edinburgh Rumours–
Some news from Hibernian today. Murphy is Strachan's No. 1 target. He will make a bid in January and Rod Petrie cannot say no.
Rangers will offer Steven Naismith in a swap deal for Steven Fletcher. Naismith is not good enough for the first team. Walter Smith only made interest known publicly in Naismith so he would reject an approach from Hearts last season and wait for his 'boyhood' heroes at end of season.
Larry Kingson, Hearts to Fulham for £3 million in January
– Edinburgh Rumours–
Have it on very, very good authority that after the scrappy game against Cardiff that Hicks and Gillett are having a think about replacing Rafa this Summer if things do not improve.
This will ahve given him two transfer windows under their stewardship, in which Rafa has had money and results have not improved.
they are not impressed with LFC hanging all their hopes on Heinze and now having no defenside cover, and also splashing £10 million on Babel for him not to be featuring.
They are looking at a number of options including Hiddink if Russia do not qualify for Euro's, Lippi and Scolari. However, the surprise name is Mourinho, who remember the LFC board approached before Rafa when he was in the Northwest preparing for Porto's Champions League tie with United at Old Trafford.
The owner's need success to turn LFC into a global brand and pay for the new stadium, do not write off a turnover in staff at Anfield.
Plymouth Argyle have slapped a £1.75 million price tag on pilgrim start Peter Halmosi. Interest coming from 3 CCC clubs and 2 Premier League. Club uncertain if they can fend of higher league clubs as it is Halmosi's dream to play in the Premier League. May spark a bidding war in January which could see the price sore over £2 million.
Cannot you see that the new version of Football Manager is upon us.
Everton to be tested in the transfer window:
Cahill – United
Arteta – Clutch of Spanish clubs
Johnson – the Hammers
The best bit of business is signing these to five year deals. Do not believe the contract for life propaganda.
Tottenham to sign Porto pair quaresmsa and lucho Gonzalez for a combined fee off around 35 million. also on the way to White Heart Lane will be sevilles enzo maresca and escude with a possibility of a return to the lane of Freddy knoute in the Summer depending on Berbatovs future. also expect a gk to cum in with frey and jaskelienen being tracked. out goings will be wot juande calls the waste soexpect the likes of Robinson, Lee y p, assouekotto, rocha, Gardener, stalteri, tainio. Berbatovs future also hangs n the balance to with the passion and determination not matching the quality.
I have previousl stated our January targets now we have our Summer signings 1) Sergio Ramos 2) menez of Monaco 3) feinandinho of st ettienne 4) Heinze of Real Madrid 5) the biggest signing will be a centre forward from Spain or Italy he will cost up to £28 million Rafa has a choice of 3 and he is seeing were we finish the season and will decide then remember out of the top four teams in the country only one cannot win every competition they are in so finalising who is going to play upfront with Torres will only become clear in late March early april
Paul Jewell could be confirmed as the new manager of Leicester City. He has held very positive talks with Milan this week with both parties excited about the challenge ahead. Subject to agreeing personal terms Paul Jewell should be in charge for the Preston game next week.
From a very reliable source.
Roirden of Celtic and Burke of Rangers both out on loan to Wolves. Gary O'Connor of Birmingham to Celtic in January £3 million GBP
In: Mourinho Franco Baresi as his assistant
Out: C Ancelotti
C Seedorf (to Martin Jol's PSV apparently)
Reports that Scott McDonald are wanted are fake