Football Rumours Archive January 22 2008
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Man United fans great news
firstly the whizz kid Cristiano Ronaldo is not going anywhere. he will commit his future to the champions to prove so.
wes Brown will also sign a contract.
however expect both Saha (back to France) and Fletcher (Sunderland/boro/Blackburn) to part company with the champions.
United will go for the young Brazilian Alex and the young spaniard Aaron. to join up with the promising pair Rafael and Fabio silva.
in the striking department well this has come under so much speculation recently, but no one so far has thought outside the box. introducing the new ruud van nistelrooy with a bit more pace and agility. benzema
he will be brougth in to help Tevez and Rooney for £23 million. and that is final.
Wolves and Newcastle are fighting it out for Coventrys Scotland forward – Kevin kyle
Expect the bidding to start at £1 million
Leon Best to go to Forest
Coventry to sign a forward from norway – Bob Dowie currently working on details
"Alan Gow set to go out on loan in a bid to prove to Walter Smith that he is worthy of a place at Rangers as he was a Paul Le Guen signing. "
Alan Gow was the subject of several failed bids by Walter Smith before the Bairns finally gave him up. Cannot blame that one on "The French revolution".
There will be no big signings for Uncle Walter this January. Sir David Murray is hoping that the Pipe dreams of the alleged 700 million pound rebuild of Ibrox will keep the faithful quiet while he invests in Rugby and looks for a way out. There is no money for quality signings and the one thing that is guaranteed is that Sir David will not be putting his hand in his pocket. The offer for Hutton was accepted and Murray is furious that Alan did not go because they need the cash. Hutton would be a massive loss for the team. Gattuso will not be coming because we cannot afford his wages, these days are past.
Hicks and Gillet have failed in there bid to restucture their loan. They will sell to DIC before this is made public to ensure they get their full asking price of £380 Million. This will not happen in time for any new major signings in this transfer window. However, expect Risse and Crouch to leave for a combined £12 Million which will be spent of two defenders. DIC will provide money for the stadium straight away as well as a hefty transfer kitty. They will replace Rick Parry but not with David Dein They will offer Rafa a new four year deal in a show of support. Finally do not be surprised if a certain Steven Warnock is brought back to Anfield.
I have been told by a source with connections in SJP that king kev will strengthen before the window closes. Expect Ashton (8 million)
Arshavin (7.5 million)
Modric (16.5 million)
Dunne (6 million)
Bridge (5 million)
Hutton (8 million)
Brown (7 million) (Celtic)
Queens Park Rangers shock transfers
firstly di canio will sign up t0 four more players with Premier League experience.
goalkeeper– thomas sorenson (loan until end of season)
leaving the club will be:
– rehman ( fank god)
– jake cole
Aston Villa are geeting close to completing the signing of Sevilla's Under–21 Spanish right back Jose angel Crespo for £7 mill
I can confirm that Forest will get their man and sign Best from Coventry this week. Also Neil Danns who has been holding out for a Championship Club to no avail.
Other news, Burnley want Kris Commons and will offer Akinbyi in part exchange. A style of forward Forest do not have. Forest also looking at Robson from Dundee United with Lennon set to return to Scotland.
On another note, I can also confirm that Chris Coleman is fancied by Doughty as the next manager if CC does not sort out his tactical game asap.
As ever Dan the FF Main Man
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Liverpool fans, the DIC takeover is likely to go ahead, but the transfer of ETO'O will not.
Especially not at the £20 million being quoted, if you do not have anything sensible to post then do not.
Chelsea are ready to offer £40 million so FC Barcelona will not accept a £20 million offer.
David Villa is a likely buy depending on the DIC take–over as the American owners will not support big money Benitez signings as they are obviously not huge fans of his.
Some people need to stop wasting time posting a team they have made on football manager as well.
For the Tottenham fan that said 'Dos Santos' will be moving to Tottenham, please also get a clue. Both Arsenal and Man United are extremely interested and he will go to one of those clubs or stay at FC Barcelona.
There will not be any major signings for any of the big four in the transfer window due to European cup tied.
Expect a lot of activity in the Summer however but rumours about January transfers are ALL FALSE so do not take notice or get your hopes up.
Take my word for it, I'll prove it and post it at the end of the window
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Yes, Dubai Capital Will wait to here if the Americans can get another loan, if not then the Americans have no choice but to either plough their own money (Not a Chance) or sell up. DIC will wait for the banks to take contorl, as they can buy LFC for the price they feel right. Hope they get it, the DIC family will pay up (NO LOAN) and invest. Getting ride ot Parry will be DIC'c next best thing after buying and securing LFC and it is stadium plans. YNWA
Was in Zanzibar in Leicester couple of weeks ago and met Leon mckenzie over heard him say to one of his mates that he could come down more often after his transfer goes through from Coventry. where he is going to I do not no but look out for him moving
Crystal Palace will sell midfield playmaker Ben Watson to Reading for £2 million to finance moves for Shaun Derry and Izale Mcleod
Kevin McDonald From Dundee To Tottenham – 2 Mill
Valeri Bojinov – Lazio
Stendardo – Aston Villa
Daniel Cousin – Osasuna
Obafemi Martins – Valencia
Silva – Newcastle
Angulo – Fulham
Boa Morte – Derby
Gonzalo Higuain – Everton
Ledesma – Everton
Enyeama – Arsenal
Arshavin – Inter
West Bromwich hope to complete the loan signing of Linvoy Primus from Portsmouth. Mowbray believes Primus is just the type of defender he needs for the promotion push. Primus advised by his best mate Darren Moore to make the move.
real rumours include–
Huntelaar to Man United
Bresciano to Manchester City
podolski on lano to either Aston Villa or Manchester City for the rest of the season
Luke Moore to Sunderland
tiago to Tottenham
jarque to Tottenham
Ben Haim to Newcastle United
Ferreira to Porto
wes Brown to Newcastle or Tottenham
sevchenko to AC Milan
ochoa to FC Barcelona
Quaresma to inter
Ashley young to Liverpool
Darren Bent to the Hammers or Liverpool
agbonlahor to Arsenal
Eboue to Chelsea
pandev to Liverpool
jaaskalainen to Tottenham
schwarzer to Bolton
Dudek to Middlesbrough
Alfonso Alves to Middlesbrough or Manchester City
dabo to Sunderland
Routledge to Sunderland
Van Der Vaart to Tottenham
hyypia to Fulham
Celtic news: Seweryn Gancarzyk will sign this week, as will Brad Guzan, the American goalie. Boruc will stay until the Summer, then leave for a fee in excess of £8 million. Celtic are also trying to sign Richard Dunne from Manchester City, and he would jump at the chance of joining the Hoops. Zurawski will leave for Columbus Crew, only if another forward comes in, which is looking likely. Riordan will be allowed to leave, with West Bromwich Albion his most likely destination. Mizuno will also sign for the Hoops at the end of the month.
Sunderland – January Transfers
Kapo – Birmingham
Boateng – Middlesbrough
Lita – Reading
Bardsley – Man United
Plymouth Argyle NEWS.:
Argyle will sign Sheff United forward Jon Stead on loan for the rest of the season this week, allowing Nick Chadwick to join Crewe for £180 k.
After his good performance and goal at the weekend Rory Fallon could stay and fight for his place with Jermaine Easter, Steven MacLean, Lukas Jutkeiwizc and now Stead.
Argyle have also had a record–equalling £500 k bid accepted for Sheff Wednesday's Glenn Whelan. However Burnley, Ipswich and Stoke have also had the same bid accepted.
Midfielder David Norris will be staying at Argyle he has pledged his future to the club and feels he owes manager Paul Sturrock for giving him his chance in the first place. Ipswich recently raised their bid to £1.75 million, which the Argyle have flattly turned down.
Deals to go through
mclean Peterborough to Charlton
Milner Newcastle to Tottenham
Bent tottanham to the Hammers
Ashton the Hammers to Newcastle (certain)
Van Buyten to Newcastle
rivaldo to Leicester
Marko Pantelic to Fulham or the Hammers
Beckham to Newcastle on loan
Jason Roberts to Bolton
Samuel Eto'o to Chelsea
dailly to Rangers
ameobi to Norwich
Barnes to villa
these are all big possiblities
Dean Ashton is on his way to Newcastle. curbishley hates him as he was signed by pardew and should turn his intentions to bent that is if gudmansson lets him have it which is unlikely as curbishley is going to be sacked in the Summer and replaced by slaven billic if he wants the job. However toons first signing this week will be Ashton followed by Wes Brown and high profile player.
Ins this week
Scott Brown the Hammers loan maybe or permanent
Aberdeen will sign Scott Wilson from Dunfermline, Dave Bus from De Graafschap (loan), Ryan Stevenson from Ayr, Scott Dobie from Nottingham Forest and Steven Hammell from Southend this month.
Michael Hart will join Preston and Lee Miller will sign on again.
Richie Byrne likely to favout a move to the Premier League.
I am a Celtic fan herd that Celtic will sign robson £1.5 million, komas £3 million and mcgeady will o to spurz or Chelsea 8 mill
Regarding the Liverpool/DIC takeover, many "non" LFC supporters are trying to dispell or put out of everyones minds that any takeover will happy. I do not work for any company associated with LFC all I have done is research. From what I have found the DIC deal is going through. There has been no decision made regarding Rafa's position but all I can say is that the new owners are not happy with the way their new club and their fans have been disrespected./dic can no longer invest in the US so the EU is their new business zone. Expect them to put their money behind their business heads and push LFC back to where they belong. YNWA
Heard from my friend's mate who is a Hearts coach, that the Spanish trialist at Tynecastle was infact youth player Sunny from Valencia, he may be moving on a short term loan until the end of the season.
Fernando Screpis (FBK Kaunas)
Kenny Deuchar (Gretna)
William Gibson (Kilmarnock)
Kestutis Ivaskevicius (Berwick Rangers)
Ricardas Beniusis (Atalanta)
Eduardas Kurskis (Vetra)
Christophe Berra (Bolton)
Andrew Driver (Manchester City)
100 percent True.
Manchester City Rumours:
Just to clear up Richard Dunne leaving Manchester City, it will not be happening, I know Richard very well through a friend and he told me today after the the Hammers game that City is the place he wants to be and he wants to be there for many years to come, I personally think he will end his days at the Blues, also he stated this to sky sports news and on mcfc. co. uk
also geovanni looks to be staying put after he was reportedly moving to deportivo this week because castillo picked up an injury midweek,
the only thing I have heard is that City have lost interest in signing Crouch as Liverpool want at least £16 million for him
also Lukas Podolski – 14 mill
were going to break the bank and go for a world class natural goalscorer as we need one to give ourselves hope of a top 4 finish, apparently Berbatov is the player – 28 mill
Newcastle United are in talks with a huge medicine/surgery company to bring about a new method of surgery that will prevent Newcastle fans from disappearing up their own bottoms. Mike Ashley is concerned that terraces at St. James's Park will be deserted if Newcastle fans continue to be sucked up their own fundaments due to hysteric self–congratulation and pompous, delusional windbAggery, aggravated by an obsequious, unquestioning media. This intricate rump–based surgical breakthrough will hopefully prevent the Newcastle faithful from vanishing altogether and perhaps bring about resultant humility and modesty as a consequence of such a process.
Celtic to offer £1 million for Barry Robson and £3 million for Daniel Van Buyten before 31st of January
Afc Bulletin – –
The stories about Arsenal signing the Russian players now or in the in the Summer are absurd as Arsene Wenger has said so in an interview with Arsenal tv. Luke Freeman to sign four Arsenal as Arsene Wenger has said "he will be joining us soon".
David Villa is moving to Liverpool in the Summer for £20 million