Football Rumours Archive January 20 2007
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy is to become the first player of the Milan Mandaric regime at Leicester City. The former Liverpool star is set to sign for the Foxes in a shock £800,000 deal.
Also, Mandaric has been speaking to Arsenal starlet Jeremie Aliadiere in view to a 6 month loan, with an opportunity to sign him permanently.
Spurs rumour: tainio (McCulloch replacement) plus cash for leighton baines. Spurs will also challenge liv'pool to sign huddlestones former team mate giles barnes.
Gareth Bale has signed for Tottenham and has just passed his medical. A deal worth to Southampton of around £7.2m.
Just went to get my shirt printed at the stadium of light to put Connolly on the back one of the most underated strikers about by the way, as I was walking past the players entrance I spotted God (you should know who I'm talking about if you watch soccer am) for those who don't know yes Robbie Fowler walking in with Quinny.
Leicester City will be frustrated in their attempts to sign Manuel Pablo and will instead sign Ricardo Fuller from Stoke City.
Man Utd is going to sign Danielle De Rossi for 19mil because Owen Hargreawes is too overprized. Then Man Utd is trying to sign Aaron Lennon (20mil) or Nani (10mil) as a replacement for Ryan Giggs. They have 4 top-class strikers so they will not buy another. But who will have #10 ? That's a question. Very possible is when Larsson leaves Man Utd then SAF will try to sign Fernando Torres for 28mill. But I don't know, if Torres is good type of player for Premeier League. I bealive he is. R.e.B.e.L
My mate Dave works at Old Trafford and he tells me that Hargreaves will sign within a few days for 16 million pounds also a Mr D. Bent will be there as United will go for the title
SHEFFIELD UNITED RUMOURS
The rumour is Mr Warnock intends to break the bank to get his hands on Greg Halford and Jason Koumas. problem is where is the money coming from. Steve Kabba looks set for a move to Ipswich for £700,000 maybe Chris Lucketti to Leeds for £300,000 and with Celtic still looking at Geoff Horsfield for 750,000 we may be able to buy one more player. the problem is which one?
Halford or Koumas. If I where the Manager and thankfully I am not. Greg Halford takes all my money. He is and was by far the best defender to visit Bramall lane in a very very long time. he will be in my opinion a full international very soon at 6'4" age 21 he has the world at his feet. I JUST HOPE HE COME'S TO SHEFFIELD AS THE FANS WILL LOVE HIM, AND THE MANAGER WILL MAKE HIM CAPTAIN.
Valencia buys in xmas
Timo Hildebrand for 1.0mil from sttutgart because his contract ends in the summer
Charlton to sign chris brunt and Robbie Fowler
Charlton to stay up
West Ham to go down
I have it on good authority that Rangers are close to signing Lee mcculloch from Wigan for £1 million plus a player. Celtic are looking to sign Paul Hartley as a replacement for neil lennon, with Boruc leaving for the English premiership - probably Arsenal. Celtic will then make their moves for Craig Gordon of Hearts.
Mourinho to leave Chelsea in the summer, with Frank Rikkard as a possible replacement, leaving the door open for mourinho at Barcelona. Mourinho would probably opt for Madrid with Capello going to Milan and Ancelloti going to Chelsea.
Alec McCleish will be unveiled as Scotland Manager with Gary McCallister being a first team coach.
Fulham reportedly close to craig gorden from Hearts also heinze to leave Utd even though he said he wants to fight for place. Inter in pole position but Spurs could offer defoe going the other way. Also hearing Luton close on Billy sharp and Darius Henderson.
RANGERS, I've been hearing from a very reliable source that if Rangers don't get Lee McCulloch from Wigan, they will sign Duncan Ferguson on a short term deal. Makes sense Walter worked with him at DUFC, Rangers and Everton. Rino Gattuso will also be back at the gers, but not until the summer, as his Scottish missus wants back. Craig Gordon will not sign for Rangers or Celtic, Fulham are leading the race but need to up the price. Dont be surprised if Man Utd get him at the last minute of the Window. THE-J
Leicester City rumour.
With the arrival on Milan Manderic being delayed City manager Rob Kelly will opt for loan signings.
Matt Holland will join on loan with a permanant deal in the summer.
As will Lee Hendrie
The expected signing of Ashley Young is just the beginning for Aston Villa in the latter half of the transfer window.
While Young is expected to join Phil Bardsley, the following transfers are also lined up for Villa:
(Please note, transfer fees are approximate, expect some to be a smaller basic but with add-on's, for example)
Shaun Wright-Phillips (£12m)
Alan Smith (£5m)
Nigel Reo-Coker (£6m)
Sylvan Distin (£2m)
James Milner (£7m)
However, there will also be more players following Peter Whittingham, Didier Agathe&Eric Djemba-Djemba out of Villa Park:
Milan Baros (Lyon - £6m)
Lee Hendrie (Sheffield Utd - £1m)
Patrik Berger (Will leave on a free, likely destination to be USA)
Juan Pablo Angel is likely to stay until the end of the season, but will probably leave in the summer.
Expect more movement in&out of Villa in the summer as MO'N spends the money to get Villa back up with the top Premiership sides. It is believed that the general plan is Champions League within 5 years at the maximum.
Lucas Neill has signed for West Ham. he chose them over Liverpool because the Hammers offered him £50,000 a week
Rossi going on loan to Sunderland, I assume you mean Guiseppe Rossi, the Utd player who just agreed to go on loan to Parma? Good thinking batman. Expect Newcastle United to hijack the propsed signing of Lucas Neill, seems odd that Liverpool are out of the running, and the wages offered by West ham still haven't wrapped up the move, that's because Nufc are on the brink of stealing him. No, Wayne Bridge will not be going to Nufc, Roeder claimed he made a call to Chelsea about a player and was politely refused, it may well have been Diarra, but more likely Bridge, who Mourinho won't go given his utlity and defensive crisis
Shaun Wright Phillips to Villa for £12m, once this is done, Bellamy will go to Villa in exchange for Wright Phillips. Liverpool's pace up front will be provided by Thierry Henry who will sign for £30m before the end of the window. DIC view him and Gerrard as their ideal ambassadors
Had an engineer visit our site yesterday had a conversation about football. One of his colleagues is a close friend of Ashley Young's dad.
Ashley is actually a life long Spurs fan and has his heart set on a move to Spurs. Which is why he turned down West Ham and is likely to do the same to Aston Villa in the hope Spurs come in for him either in this transfer window or more likely in the summer.
Manchester United need to bolster their central midfield depth. Their only true central midfielders are Carrick, Scholes and Fletcher. O'shea and Allan Smith are not natural midfielders and although Park can play an attacking role, is really better suited as a winger.
Thus they will be signing both an attacking and holding midfielder, one now and one in the summer:
Here is SAFs list:
Attackers: Cahill 9m, Kaka 21m (serious possibility if Milan sign someone to replace him), David Bentley 7m
Holding Role: Owen Hargreaves 15m, Scott Parker 10m, Guti 4m, Pirlo 12m
Also, Heinze will stay as SAF knows he is one of the best natural defenders in the Prem, despite injury trouble. Instead, look for Silvestre to depart following the signing of Bale.
I've heard some potentially massive transfer rumours regarding Manchester United. From what I hear, Barcelona are desperate to land Cristiano Ronaldo and will offer £48m in the summer, or £32. 75m and Portuguese winger Deco in part exchange. Sir Alex Ferguson is refusing to sell the player at the moment, but a deal as lucrative as either of those could prove to be too tempting to turn down.
To the guy who was talking about Brown and Thomson at Hibs you do know his agent is willie mckay, a few weeks ago brown was saying he was only going to go to Rangers mckays a lying snake and that was his last throw of the dice really he only gets paid if his clients move after all.
John Collins has clearly stated on several occasions aswell that neither will leave until summer if at all and they`ll only be leaving if the price is right since they`re contracted til 2009 and 2010.
Have a look at the barton saga mckays trying to punt him to all and sundrie even though he`s been on the rumours saying he`s happy at man city.
Summer 80% probability
Henry to Liv 26. 5mill
Featherstone (young Hull striker gona b big)
Aguero (swap Garcia plus 4mill)
Joe Cole 8 mill
Crouch 11 mill
Luis Garcia (swap deal aguro)
Watch it unfold dV
With Aiadiare saying " either I be a regular for Arsenal or I will leave " expect him 2 leave in January and with BORO giving an improved offer 2 AFC 4 Aliadiare expect him 2 leave AFC. Craig gordan probaly won't be moving 2 AFC because he should have moved by now and he hasn't. And HENRY will not sign 4 Liverpool. Only expect Song, Poom 2 leave AFC at the end of January.
NO JOKE BY THE WAY SUPPOSDLY ROBBIE KEANE (LOAN) , KEVIN THOMSON (2. 5M), SCOTT BROWN (2. 5M), PAUL HARTLEY (900K) AND MATTHEW FLAMINI (3M) ARE EXPECTED TO SIGN TWO-AND-A-HALF YEAR DEAL WITH CELTIC ALTOGETHER WILL COST THE HOOPS
Hi, its =DX=. I have some Liverpool transfer rumours. Firstly, young midfielder David Mannix is currently on trial at Danish team Hamkam, Stevie Warnock set to leave 'Field at cross the Pennines to sign for Blackburn and finally, Henry is NOT coming to Liverpool. although some people saw him with RP, SG, and DM but I think this is utter bullshit.
I don't know where the Derby fan got the phrase "versatile" from when talking about a Rams bid for Adam Drury. He's a left back. Period. So yes, that's REALLY versatile if you need, um, a left back.
Nothing in the Lee Camp story either. Norwich have signed David Marshall from Celtic, the deal will become permanent in the Summer. Celtic have already signed his replacement and the new No. 2 to Boruc.
The Canaries were all set to sign Matthew Spring from Watford, however, word has it that his wife was against the move (didn't want to live somewhere nice, obviously!) so Spring signed for Luton instead.
Carl Robinson will leave the club by the end of the month. Craig Fleming has gone to Wolves on loan, but will make a permanent move to Bournemouth at the end of the season. Possible targets by the end of the month are Edwards at Shrewsbury and Hayter at Bournemouth.
Chris Cohen of Yeovil Town is off to Norwich for £400, 000.
James Hayter of Bournemouth is off to Norwich for £500, 000
Paul McVeigh of Norwich is off to Nottingham Forest for £350, 000
Expect all of these deals to be concluded by Tuesday.
Peter Grant will then look to replace Gary Docherty before the closure of the transfer window.
James Beattie to Celtic, has passed a medical a Rosshall Hospital this morning.
Jereme alliadere to come on loan to Newcastle with also richardson and brown