Football Rumours Archive November 22 2008
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Ramos to take over at Ewood Park within the next two weeks after Ince leads Blackburn to the foot of the Premiership
To the 'so called' Arsenal board insider, you are having a laugh mate with Wenger's head on the board this weekend lol!
My cousin is part of the coaching staff at Arsenal and the board is fully behind arsene as usual! They have tho asked for a couple of experienced players to be brought in Jan to add some stability but again this is Wengers choice and his alone!
Expect Gallas to leave as the whole club not just the team are upset & have had enough of his bitching!
You have to remember eve without the boards full backing, the board & trustee's all know all the young stars (Vela, Fabregas, Wiltshire etc) are only there for one reason. . . ARSENE WENGER
Real news for a change!
Grapevine news. . . Drogba. che to real. . gudjonsson. barca to west ham. . . diarra. real to arsenal. . mcgeady. celtic to spurs. .jenas. spurs to west ham. . johnson. pompey to liverpool. . benayoun. liverpool to valencia. . viduka. new to bolton. . kazim richards. fenebace to fulham. . xavi. barca to man city. . kaka. ac to che. . given. new to roma. . the MOLE
OK im nt here to bitch im here to speak realistically about newcastle we are nt a top side in the EPL anymore we are midtable i know we are near the regation zone at the moment bt who isnt. I know nothing about the take over sorry to say however the transfers i have abit of insight of who we MIGHT be targeting. JK is nt really interested in strikers because we hav enough he wants a godd solid LB which is either going to be wayne bridge or stephen warnock a creative mid which could be jimmy bullard, julio baptista or a unlikely bid 4 yosii benayoun who has recently said he is unhappy at liverpool. Another thing who the hell said we were going to get tevez cuz i ha a good laugh over that.
I have heard strong rumour from 3 very reliable sources that Newcastle will be making January loan bids for Denilson and Riise.
Malcolm Shaffer. .CONGRATULATIONS! You made a post without slagging teams/players off and saying it as you see it. Nice to know there are people on here that don't get off by bitching all day long. There's credit due to all clubs. .we're just a load of fish in the same big bowl.
To the Gooner who said the English speaking non–European is being lined up. .I agree. Would I be correct in saying he is South American? I am not a gooner but this rumour has reached my ears. Good luck as it's a shrewd move.
THIS IS ANFIELD
"TO the 'joker' talking about Arsenal and finances, I am not an Arsenal fan but even I know that they are a well run club financially who do not have massive debts like Utd or foriegn ownership. Wenger has the money to spend but is brilliant at picking young players to develop. Utd are buying them in. Stick to what you know ie your own team."
yes arsenal do have large debts. where do you think the money for e new 60,000 seater stadium came from? Chelsea can't even afford that without taking out a sizeable loan.
Wolves are interested in Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair on loan
"I am taxi driver in glasgow , and i have just seen Nuno Capucho back at Ibrox for a second spell! also Stevie Crawford and Jim Hamilton have also been rumoured to be in talks with Rangers but the deals are supposedly ready to fall as Ranger cannot meet their wage demands." this is a joke right? what would rangers want with capucho and exactly where do crawford and hamilton fit into rangers strike force? ahead of Boyd, Miller, Lafferty, Velicka, Darchevile, Novo??? and how much are crawford and hamilton wanting paid??? cant believe you've even tried to pass that off as a rumour. . . anyway rangers are unlikely to sign anyone in january, possibly a defender and that's it. RangersTrueNews
Bolton are lining up a move for £3m–rated South African starlet Katlego Mphela, who currently plays for the Mamelodi Sundowns in his native country.
Blackburn: Striker surplus? Am i the only one who seems to be bothered by the amount of attackers some teams seem to have these days? I know there are about seven first team strikers at Ewood Park; could this be the incentive for the Incey–wincey spider to cash in on Santa after Christmas? Wink wink.
Fulham: Striker shortage? Same again, only vice versa. Hodgeson has himself a strike–partnership in Bobby and Andy, but the only back–up appears to come from Erik Nevland and the recently nullified Seol Ki–Hyeon. With Marlon King having a ball (mostly in the back of the net) at Hull, and the departure of the irreplacable Brian Mcbride, expect Hodgeson to move for a striker in January. Any considerations on Kenwyne Jones?
Hull City: Phil Brown? From Bolton assistant to Hull City manager, little Phil has seen it all. . yeah right. A great job so far, agreed, but Steve Coppell did it too, and he's now back to square one. But who am I to whinge; a bit more Geeovani magic is just waiting to prove me wrong. . but anyways, Brown REALLY wants messrs Zayette, Mcshane and King to sign some permanant deals.
Middlesbrough: Youth academy? My respect for Gareth Southgate and his set–up grows daily. At first I just thought he was a stroppy centre–half with an over–bite, but he's developing into a real manager of the future; raw, young talent, by the bucketfull. Expect interest in David Wheater, Rhys Williams and Andrew Taylor as clubs look to combat Blatters 6+5 insistence.
Sunderland: Trouble afoot? I don't think so; Keane's side look tough enough to play over and around their problems. Expect Djibril and El–Hadjii to form a posse, with a goal–scoring/body–rocking ethic. David Healy to be shipped out on loan in January. If Roy remembers.
West Ham: Dead or dying? Neither, it seems, as the burdens of financial crisis appear to be calming. Strange then, how everyone else is still up the creek? Loanees for MotaZola this January, although do not expect an extension for Ilunga.
Cardiff: Micheal Chopra? Could he possibly be making the switch back to the club he left?? The answer is no. Peter Skidsdale doesn't know when and when not to spend. Yeah, you 'erd!
Sheffield Utd: Finally making progress? It seems so. . and with Blackwell ready to tie down former Barnsley skipper Brian Howard on a 3–year contract in january, things can only get better. Expect a bid for Southampton's Nathan Dyer too.
Wolves: Premiership? Ahh, I remember when the wanderers dropped out of the top flight. . wasn't too long ago. Here we have the devilry of parachute payments once again – how else were the club able to buy players like Chris Iwelumo, Sam Vokes and Micheal Kightly, who are now on the international stage. The same applies for West Brom; all they do is ping–pong between the prem and the champ, in the pursuit of profit. But anyway, Wolves will try to sign Carlos Edwards from Sunderland on a permanant basis. With their "hard–earned" cash.
Cheltenham: Upping the ante? Town have got a great boss in Martin Allen, and look to be on the up. Not sure if they will capture Ian Westlake permanantly – a bit outside his price–range, but expect defensive pair Gareth Caines and Lee Ridley to get new contracts.
Its Malcolm Shaffer again, behold the law
Gallas will be sold in January after continuos disruptive behaviour in the dressing room (kicking a hole through the wall), crazy on–pitch antics (trying to escape down the tunnel during games + sitting at the other end of the pitch while Birmingham score a penalty) and now revealing all about dressing room fights. Wenger will strip Gallas of captaincy and then sell him in Jan. Personally, I think Toure should be handed the armband as he is our longest serving player and has plenty of experience and would be a strong leader, however it seems most likely to go to Fabregas. We may or may not sign a replacement for Gallas, as Wenger has said he believes both Silvestre and Djourou are ready to push Gallas and Toure for their places in the first team. If we were to sign a replacement, it would be one of Zapata and Per Mertesacker, either for around 10 mil. Yaya Toure will certainly be signed for 8 mil. There could be big changes if we do not improve against Man City and Chelsea. Man City, Milan and Barcelona could be interested. Just heard as writing this that Gallas has been stripped of captaincy.
The Arsenal Know It All
Gallas will be officially sacked by Arsenal on Monday. The club announced the retraction of the captaincy to re–instill discipline and show authority. However, they did not announce he got sacked because they fear a backlash from the fans at this weekends game and it would dampen team moral. All will be revealed at a press conference on Monday.
William Gallas Arsenal to West ham United. Zola sees him as an ideal signing to toughen up the defence. and zola wants gallas because he is one of his best friends from theretime together at chelsea.
Gianfranco Zola has put the players who will definitely not be sold in January.
On the list are Upson, Bellamy, Sears, Green, Behrami, Collison, Faubert, Noble and Parker. Bids for any of the up and coming players like Tomkins & Spence will be rejected.
Ilunga will be signed on a permanent bases before his loan contract expires.
Zola, Clarke and Nani are working well together and are busy locating the strengths and weaknesses, finding solutions, scouting players and deciding who stays, who goes and of course who signs.
There will be quite a few ins and outs in the January window.
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