Football Rumours Archive November 20 2008
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CHELSEA TEAM IS ALL SET FOR A MINOR MAKEOVER AS WE REALISE THAT THE SQUAD THAT SCOLARI HAS IS VERY GOOD AN HAS A LOT OF DEPTH N QUALITUYY WITH ALL WORLD CLASS PLAYERS IN EVERY POSITION.BUT AS SOME OF OUR PLAYERS ARE IN THEIR 30'S WE NEED TO START NURTURING SOME GOOD YOPUNG TALENT N MAKE THEM WORLD CLASS.
THJE NEW POLICY IS TO DEVELOP YOUNG PLAYERS MAINLY ENGLISH N MOVE THEM TO THE FIRST TEAM.
AS WE FEEL WE WILL NEED 1 MORE STRIKER WE WILL B BUYING 1 OF THE FOLLOWING
STRIKERS:ADRIANO,PODOLSKI,GIONANI DAS SANTOSOR STURRIDGE
BEN SAHAR(LOAN REATURN) N ESSIEN WILL RETURN TO THE FIRST TEAM IN JAN
WE WILL B LOOKING OUT FOR SOME GOOD YOUNG TALENT N POSSIBLY BUY SOME TALENTED YOUNGSTERS WHO WILL B STARS OF THE FUTURE
POSS INS:TALENTED YOUNGSTERS LIKE ALEX WITSEL,eden hazard etc
wingers:j.cole,kalou,scott sinclair,miroslav stoch
poss ins:shweinstiger,das santos
poss ins:thiago silva
poss outs:p perrira
Toffee fan Ems – well said mate Im a Mag and agree wholly with what u said and thanks for not stating the obvious Newcastle r rubbish, am seriously worried about relegation this year.
Will we buy in January ? yes but we may lose a lot
Charlie will be away , owen on his bike and if we r lucky Shola will sign 4 the smoggies .
Championship players to be signed
Kevin Doyle, Kightley (?)
Keep the faith
Aidy Boothroyd, Ian Holloway, David Platt have been linked to the now vacant Crewe Alexandra managers position. But will any of them want to work with Dario Gradi.
Portsmouth Football Club to be sold by Christmas.
Main investors will be UK based not S.African as reported. First action will be to confirm Tony Adams position as Manager and support him in Jan transfer window in signing Patric Viera, Benjani and Belhadj (curr on loan). Pompey will sell either Krancjar or Diarra but not both. In addition they will sell Nugent (to Ipswich), Hreidarson and Traore(D)(to Hull City), Primus(to Charlton)and Lauren will most likely return to play in France. A new training ground will begin construction in January but the long awaited new ground will be put on ice due to the impacts of the credit crunch.
Arsenal ins,in january–
expect wenger to spend big in january because he now realises his job is at risk after the poor start to the season.
To the joker who thinks Arsenal will make whole sale changes, and bring in the likes of Diego, Lescott, Huntellar, Veloso and best of all Ben Foster on a free from Man United, get a grip you don't have the spending power of the likes of Chelsea or Man City so will be outbid by both of these clubs if these players become available, as for Foster on a free? why would Fergie give away a player he see's as the future United and England number one to a title rival for nothing? the only reason you got Silvestre is because he was over the hill, injury prone and we have several younger more promising players coming through who can play in his position!!
Realistic in's and out's at Old Trafford
IN:– Tevez £25–£30 million, loan made permenant
Douglas Costa £15–£20 million
OUT:– Gibson Loan Peterborough January
Wellbeck– Loan West Ham January
Manucho– Loan West Brom/Celtic January
Neville– Free/Retired End of season
Van Der Sar– Retired End of season
Real Madrid`s unhappy player Gabriel Heinze is being lined up by Liverpool to solve their full back problems and a january transfer move could happen. But Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City,Hull, and Chelsea are all intrested to.
Firstly can we get a bit of realism on this site and not just use it to have a dig at other footie teams. Secondly to any fan that thinks that Arsene Wenger should be sacked. Please go and support another club as you are not a true Arsenal fan. Yes we've not won anything in a few years but we have a young squad that is envied across the globe (and not just the Premiership!), a manager I consider to be in the top three in the world and a real chance of winning something this season regardless of current form. As for breaking into the top 4, there is not one team out there at present that is capable. Yes teams will get results against the big 4 but mark my words teams like Villa, Everton, Spurs and Man City will still be fighting for the Uefa spots for the next couple of seasons. And of those teams only Man City will be considered a threat due to there impressive spending power which is now considered greater than Chelsea (and look what happened to them!).
On to the rumours:
IN – Y. Toure or S. Defour (DM) 10m
OUT – No–one.
IN – Dos Santos – (AM) 8m
OUT – No–one.
(In the summer Tevez will join R. Madrid as Benzyma will be joining Man Utd from Lyon).
This is how I see the market in regard to the big four. The teams that will be spending will be Man City, Aston Villa and Spurs all other clubs will have minimal movement.
unfortuantly will nt hav the strike force of heskey n zaki next season as zaki's club zamalek will sell 2 the highest bidder remember they wanted £7m frm the mighty wigan but bruce convinced them into a loan zakis bein trailed by real mad,inter,juventus,liverpool etc all the big names. although heskey will nt b goin 2 liverpool or spurs as once fort his destination will b villa also palacios will b signed by man utd for £15m in the summer as a replacement for hargreaves who fergie will gt rid afta hes spent more time on the treatment table than on the pitch mauncho will come in on loan in jan frm united also exspect liverpool in for valencia with a £10m + pennant.
im nt sure who will replace them but ive heared that jimmy bullard could b making his return 2 the jjb n 2 replace zaki n heskey could b old reading strike force kitson £5m n doyle £8m. also exspect bruce 2 go bk searchin holoudras n eygpt for more talent.
All this talk about West Ham having to sell all their players because of Hansa going into administration is rubbish, and is obviously not coming from anyone who a – knows anything about it, and b – supports West Ham.
Sure, they are not in the best financial position but that is only because the Chairman doesn't have as much money as he thought he would.
He will now sell, as soon as he gets a decent offer that incorporates the possible pay off to Sheff Utd. Any buyer that is interested will make a bid very soon and will hope to have it sorted for January. And before you think that i'm just another bullsh1tt3r. . think what you like. . i know the truth, watch this space. .
I Can officially confirm West Ham WILL NOT sell Freddy Sears OR any of the so–called " Big–Namers".Expect an audacious loan bid for Gudjohnssen which would in turn lead to a Di Michelle return to Italy because of his recent " Goal dry" form. The Steven Appiah ordeal will end when he joins either Newcastle OR Everton. and to the Geordie Outrage EXPECT DENNIS WISE TO RETURN TO THE CLUB AS MANAGER !. this may sound ridiculous but the The soon–to–be American Owners took a shine to his ethos on management.Lucas Neill will either return to Blackburn or finally complete his transfer to Galatasaray for a fee of 0.75 million pounds sterling.John Bostock will be loaned back to Crystal Palace. Yakubu to join tottenham,depending on Vagner Love's current stance.
Michael Carrick will rejoin former club Tottenham Hotspur For £12 Million Pounds, likewise will Lassana Diarra. Redknapp, although publicaly denying he wants to offload Gomes, will, in the January transfer window and will sign Manchester City's Joe Hart.
Also, Expect Diego Tristan to make a few relative sub appearances, but to drop down a league and play his football in the Blue of Birmingham City after being advised and recommended by his good friend Walter Pandiani.Jermaine Defoe may well leave Portsmouth, but Tony Adams will stay, as he will be guaranteed fifteen million pounds to buy a Striker ( very slight rumour of Podolski on the cheap) Midfielder ( Possible chance of Appiah) and Defender(Richard Dunne is almost certain to join IF he doesn't join Tottenham. and if Dunne joins Tottenham it will open up an offer for Michael Dawson.
Lassana diarra to sign for his former club arsenal in the transfer window along wiv niko kranjkar.deal will b worth around 25 mill. also diego of weder bremen n matiuidi are bein constantly watchd by scouts so these players are also a possibility altho more likly in the summer.eduardo to return soon so no forwards will b brought.defensive cover will not b signed as wenger as confidence in young hoyte as cover 4 sagna n is a big fan of song for centre haly.
West brom to sign jermaine pennant in jan.5mill. carlton cole will also come in for around 5 mill wiv a possibility of add ons.manucho of m.utd n djourou of arsenal are both loan targets,so expect 1 if not both of these to cum in till d endof d season. also linked are. trejo/mallorca dindane/lens killgallon/shef.utd derbyshire/blackburn beckford/leeds merida/arsenal osvaldo/fiorientina stalteri/spurs rocha/spurs el zhar/l.pool sinclair/chelsea moses/palace the latter players are jus rumours but expect moves to materialise for th erlia players named. mowbrary!!!!!!!!!!!
To that joker who said wenger will be sacked. that is impossible. I work in Arsenal and all of us here have tremendous respect for Arsene Wenger. The most probably way to replace him if he leaves is having a young manager working/training beside him. The canidates are David Moyes/Marco Van Basten/Phil Brown/Jurgen Klopp/Richard Bok(a promising young manager from Singapore that the whole Arsenal boardroom are impress with)
J.K– Arsenal Boardroom Staff
Theres a lot of nonsence being put on this forum, LFC will not have the money to buy who they want in JAN. That is fact. Therefore only expect to see 1 or possibly 2 incoming–
The buys will mainly be funded by the sale of Pennant and Voronin bringing in about 9 mill for the pair. But its dependant on the yanks makin a few mill available. Rafa will not sell Dossena in Jan, he will get until seasons end to prove himself, if not Rafa will bid for Gareth Bale (12m)
To the bitters and geordies– Top of the league. .la la la. .unashamedly smug :)
Newcastle the 5th biggest club in PL? not sure about that. Spurs have won 3 European trophies, Newcastle 1. Everton were arguably the best team in the world in the mid 80's. Could have possible won the European cup had it not been for Heysel and the ban. What have Newcastle done in the last 30 years? FA Cup Finalists and 2nd in the league? Filling a 50,000 seater stadium does not make you the biggest club, now THAT is delusional
For the deluded Newcastle fan who thinks that Newcastle are the 5th biggest club what are you basing that on? You've never won anything, You don't look like you ever will win anything either, You go through managers more often than you cut the grass on the pitch, You've not got any decent players (granted Owen might be if he wasn't such a sick note and lets face it he'll be gone as soon as he can). What exactly are you basing your argument on? Ticket sales? or what your team is doing on the pitch, your history, Your global support? huh what?
Plus the Ambani's have already said that they have no interest in buying Newcastle. Your going to end up owned by some consortium from some random place and just turn into another Fulham (no offence fulham but it's true). You'll never do anything in the league other than scrape out of relegation battles if your lucky, you'll never win a cup and you'll never qualify for europe.
To the guys who were talking about Rangers and Celtic. .Celtic won't get manucho, full stop.
Rangers will NOT sign hutton or Gattuso, behave yourself! Anf if we were we would not get them for as little as you say! Rangers have no money to spend, and could not afford either players tranfer or wages. We will also never be signing Coombe/Reynolds or any other SPL average player.
I do hope we sign Brian Easton from Accies as he has been excellent so far, and could do a real job, and will cost very little. Other players we might sign may be McArthur from Hamilton. Other than that, expect very little in the way of tranfers into Ibrox, Smith told us this, it will be selling players in January that will be his priority
January Transfer Rumours.
Saint Mirren are looking to strengthen things at the back with young millport athletic starlet Andrew Joyce, while heading to Man Utd is hamilton Accies Youngster Adam Colville Who is highly rated in scotland.
Jamie kirk will also be signing to rangers from hibs after walter smith has declaired interest with him.
Cesc Fabregas will be leaving at the end of the season if we don't sort out our results. If we don't get 4th spot I fear he will head to Barcelona for more money. If this happens I would like them to consider a new coach as Arsene simply refuses to improve the squad with experience. There also seems to be a few bitter Everton fans on here with sour grapes. If you listen properly it is very rarely the Liverpool fans that are banging on about their chances this season. Most Liverpool fans I have spoken to have been very conservative about their chances simply because they actualy have a real chance this season and seem scared to tempt fate. Unlike yourselves you can't go around blaming Liverpool FC for your failures. Everton are simply a smaller club and not very good at the moment.
Bernd Schuster is being lined up by Liverpool`s new owners to takeover in January.
Rafa Benitez will then takeover at Manchester City next season.
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Brazilian striker Elano is being lined up for a swoop by QPR.
Robinho has told mark hughes to launch an £80m bid for his Brazilian team–mate Kaka. (Daily Star)
North London rivals Spurs and Arsenal are both chasing Werder Bremen's midfield ace Diego.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will launch a £12m raid on former club Portsmouth for Niko Kranjcar.
Arsenal are preparing a £6m January swoop for Cardiff starlet Joe Ledley.
Sol Campbell is set for a sensational move to Spanish side Villarreal in the summer on a bosman
West Brom boss Tony Mowbray has his eyes on Manchester United striker Manucho also West Brom are looking at buying Doncaster midfielder Brian Stock.
Rangers are going to take Manchester United defender Jonny Evans on loan in the January transfer window.
Middlesbrough striker Mido wants to quit the club and join Wigan in January.
Sunderland are watching Paris St Germain's French keeper Mickael Landreau, 29.
Andrea Dossena will head for Juventus or Roma as Liverpool look to cut his losses on the full–back flop.
Every Premiership club are all hoping to pick up Ghana captain Stephen Appiah on the cheap.
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Southend have given a trial to Tristan Manalo apparantly he is supposed to be the philippines answer to Kaka
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Harry redknapp will make an approach for Everton striker Yakubu.
Chelsea are planning a swoop for Spurs' 19–year–old playmaker Giovani Dos Santos in January.
Wigan striker Amir Zaki is going to be bought by Real Madrid for 15m euros
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Zico the ex–brazil manager might take over as the next Man City coach.
Zico the ex–brazil manager might take over as the next Liverpool coach.
Liverpool and Man City will be involved in swapping Yossi Benayoun + 2mil and Elano. Benayoun would like first team football and Elano is unhappy as well as Hughes being unhappy with him.
Liverpool will also add Kuba for 7mil after selling Pennant for 4mil to Blackburn or Stoke.
Summer signings will include Fred from Lyon on a free. Dossenna will be given time to adapt. If he does not, Benitez will look for another full back. The same goes for Degan. An experienced and cheap centre back will be brought in.
What the hell who ever values arsenal at 800 m to 1–2 billion youre out of you mind, Man U only cost lyk 600 million before the credit crunch and probz still are worth the most in the EPL dimwit. Now with some real news Arsene Wenger to accept the France post in December, the board want trophies now, he keeps saying wait 2 – 3 years which will be the time is young players may noy be so young get the point. AND SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE LAST PLAYER ARSENAL MADE THROUGH THERE ACADEMY E.G. MAN UTD – Scholes, Neville, Giggs n many more Liverpool – Gerrard n Carragher. You buy players at a young age who are already good you don't get them when there 8 n raise them through ur academy u pinched Fabregas from Barca same wid Walcott from Southampton.N wen Wenger leaves aresnal fans expect 6 or 8th place in da EPL coz City , Pool , Utd , Chavski n Villa ar da big boys now –––––––––––––– ADAM ––––––––––––––––––––––
To the Newcastle fan who posted this – "I completly agree with the everton fan,liverpool fans are most dissulusioned fans known to the world they think they will win the title every year when they have a half decent start.Face it chelsea are the best team in the league i am a newcastle fan and i know that.and to all the fans out there who do not believe newcastle to be a big club have a good look at yourself you clearly have no clue.no disrepect to tottenham but we are the 5th biggest club in the premier league but not the 5th best.these are two different things.now all this suspicion of american owners is false listen to me the new owner will be anil ambani and his brother mukesh ambani the current 6th and 5th richest men in the world.anil will take most 60 percent control of the club and mukesh will take the rest." You were doing quite well until the last two sentences. The Ambani brothers have'nt spoke to each other for almost 10yrs, so it's highly unlikely they will enter into a business partnership now is it?
William Gallas is going to leave arsenal for ac.milan for 14mil. Denilson to leave for 7mil to bayern and bendtner to leave for 6mil to lyon. All this will be done in Jan as Wenger are sick and tired of this black sheeps.
Come Jun next year. Wenger he himself will be sack if there is no title won. Marco Van Basten/David Moyes/Phil Brown/Ralf Rangnick are favs for the job in order of ranking.
Firstly, to all the Everton, Newcastle, Tottenham, Arsenal supporters out there saying that Liverpool fans are kidding themselves if they think they will win the league, I suppose you all think your clubs have a chance at it? Have you seen the ladder? Do you actually watch the games? Liverpool are equal top, have beaten Chelsea away and Man U at home and are playing good, attractive football. Believe me when i say that they have more chance of winning the league than your poor excuses for clubs do. . now to my rumour, Liverpool are going to make a bid for Australian goal scoring phenom Scott McDonald of Celtic. Rafa was impressed by his workrate and by his composure when scoring against Man U in the champs league. A fee of around 10 million pounds should be enough to convince Celtic to part ways. .Thanks
Stephen Appiah (Free Agent)
Joleon Lescott (Everton)
To the guy who said that the new owner's of Newcastle will be anil ambani and his brother mukesh ambani, DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
Anil and Mukesh don't talk to each other. They havent since they split their company the reliance group a couple of years back. So why would they buy a football team together?
Anil has been in talks with Newcastle, as well as Everton so if your going off that DIC would own liverpool now and some other Arabian oil Barron would own Charlton if all it took was talking about buying the club.
Onto the Rumours, no–one will buy anyone except for Man City as the credit crunch has hit everyone else extrmely hard. The only thing that will happen is that Man Utd will finaly tie up tevez to a 5yr deal. . after which he'll go back to Boca Juniors
Pack in the fantasy football. .Celtic and Manuche,come on children.
Rangers will try and sign 2 defenders in January and look to offload Dailly,Adam and Hemdani,all 3 of free.Defenders could be Evans (Man Utd) on loan till June.Reynolds(M/Well),Berra(Hearts) both permanent. .Those are genuine rumours not made up in some kids bedroom. We will not be looking to sign anyone else but are open to offers for most fringe players.McCulloch,Beasley,Burke,Novo,Velicka,Broadfoot etc.