Football Rumours Archive January 23 2007
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Man UTD rumours
Summer Signings include:
Huntelar (next Van Nistlerooy), Nani (next C. Ronaldo), Hargreaves, Rafinha (class teenage Brazillian full back) and Bale ( could be on loan for rest of next season)
Outgoing will be O'Shea (NUFC) Silvestre (Lille) and Richardson (West Brom)
Norwich city are close to completing the signing of Kazenga Lua Lua. Lomanas nephew for a fee of 100,000. Grant likes this lad alot!
To the person suggesting Rangers are going for Naysmith and Faddy for £5m you seriously don't know Rangers. We may go for Faddy
but pay £2. 2m maximum and no way will we go for Naysmith. We have a great young leftback Stevie Smith and also have Murray and Papac that can play there. Clement will 90% be cetain to leave in the transfer window with Paul Hartley being the preferred choice with Rangers willing to offer £1. 2m. Also on Smith's wishlist is McCulloch and although Wigan have said he won't be leaving, he will if they can get a player or 2 in first.
Also Buffel will be moved on the Fulham and Alkmaar interested
Bale to Tottenham for upto £10m is Done.
More than likely spend the rest of the season at Southampton
Swindon to sign Plymouth pair luke summerfield and rueben reid this week on loan till the end of the season also Swindon hae inquired about out of favour Nottingham Forest striker Scott dobie and grimbsy striker micheal reddy who once was on loan at the division 2 outfit about possible moves.
Gonvihno (Ivorian striker)
James Beattie's move to Celtic will not go through due to the injury of A. Johnson.
Chelsea are making a move for Micah Richards for cover at the back and also Ben Haim from Bolton.
Peter Crouch to rejoin Aston Villa as O'Neill looks for a new Chris Sutton.
Paul Hartley will also check in at Aston Villa this week.
Aliadierre will stay at Arsenal with Southgate taking Kenny Miller from Celtic. The only other team interested in Miller is Rangers but I don't see that one going through.
Norwich City FC : -
Heard these rumours from a number of different sources recently, so all seem to be becoming more and more likely. Ok, by Wednesday there will be the following two deals tied up :-
- Danny Crow £200K initial fee (rising by a further £50K if we are promoted in next two seasons) .
- David Edwards £350K
And if sources are to believed (and I have faith) there are two more deals in the pipeline - although they depend on other movements both within our club and the selling clubs. They are:
- Andy Bishop £100K
- Peter Clarke £200K
Jose Mourinho is trying to get Alex or alcides from PSV due to Chelsea owning the two players no transfer fee will be in place but it would dishonour their contracts
We are going to sign Andy Keogh for 600k rising to 850k with addons. He will sign a 3&half year deal
I heard, from one of the Liverpool first team, that Liverpool are interested in signing Sergio Ramos. Rafa has stated he needs cover for the right back/ centre back positions and feels Ramos would be perfect.
QPR are looking to sign Tyrone Mears on loan from West Ham for the remainder of the season after Spurs Phil Ifil wasn't to keen on the switch to West London.
The R's are also still on the Hunt for a striker and an outside investor has looked at the possibility of signing Lokomotiv Moscow's Garry O'Connor for the club on loan till the end of the year. A long shot but chance for the chairman to bask in the glory of such a coup.
If said bid fails Rangers could make a loan moves for Steve Kabba and Reto Ziegler with Gregory using all his contacts.
Gregory is desperate to patch up his squad till the end of the season and may walk if Paladini dosen't back him in the transfer window.
Celtic are set to sign Darren Fletcher From Utd if Hargreaves transfer goes through by Jan. If not, will go through at end of season, with possibility of McGeady going the other way.
My source close to Sixfields reports that Scottish striker Andy Kirk is soon to depart for Norwich, in exchange for a young forward called Ray Jarvis. I have looked at the Norwich squad and can find two players there with that surname - Ryan Jarvis and Ross Jarvis but not Ray. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to which of these two the Cobblers are acquiring.
Watford are on the lookout for a new winger after Ashley Young agreed to move to Aston Villa. I heard one very unlikely rumour that the Hornets could try and tempt former Arsenal midfielder Marc Overmars out of retirement for the rest of the season, but not even I believe that one. A more realistic target is Atletico Madrid midfielder Kiki Musampa. Musampa would be a perfect signing as he is behind Maxi Rodriguez in the pecking order in Madrid, meaning he would be available for loan. He also has Premiership experience after spending 18 months on loan at Manchester City, so Aidy Boothroyd sees him as a healthy option.
I am glad all those people who apparently saw Lucas Neill walking around Liverpool or knew someone who did, or saw him in Sydney, have been exposed as liars. Can people please post genuine information and not there dream team of Villa, Pirlo, Torres, Buffon and Ronaldinho all moving in the summer to their favourite team!
I will tell you what I have heard from around Sydney from people in the football community, they are purely hearsay. Mark Viduka wants a move to West Ham, this will be his last contract in Europe before moving home to Melbourne. And as such would like to earn as much cash as possible over the next 2 years. Look for a move in Summer. Tim Cahill has surprisingly been in touch with a few bundesliga clubs who liked his physical style of play at the world cup. Word is Bayern Munich might make a surprise bid for Cahill. Finally, look for young superstar David Williams of Brondby to move to the championship in the summer. He has been in fine form in Denmark and there has been some talk with Leeds United as well as Colchester.
Charlton will sign out of favour Ajax striker marcus rosenburg on loan for the rest of the season with nobody leaving. Charlton to stay up. West ham to go down.
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ARSENAL FC RUMOURS
Frank Ribery will join Arsenal in the summer for a fee of 18 million and Baptista will complete his loan move. Arsene Wenger has been admiring Eric Abidal and as we only have one left back he will make a move for him in the summer. Brazil will have played twice at Emirates and Arsene would do anything to sign Kaka but this could become a reality as AC. Milan are doing dreadfull this season and he wants a new challlenge and they will put a bid in of 20 million and Freddie Lunjberg.
Rangers are keen to sign Graham Alexander from Preston, but are unwilling to pay much more than a nominal fee. The player would be keen to make the move, but will have to negotiate his own release from PNE unless a compromise is reached over a fee.
Also, Neil Warnock was impressed by Morton captain Stewart Greacen during a pre-season friendly against Sheffield United in Greenock and has asked Scottish scouts if they think he could move up to a higher level. However, the Blades will only move for Greacen if they fail to land several other targets, and would be willing to loan him out till the end of the season to help him adapt to the English game. As stated aboev though, this would depend on them failing to land several other defenders, so this move is more possible than probable.
Gillingham's pacey young starlet Matty Jarvis to move to Watford for £1.5 million once Ashley Young has fully completed his move to Aston Villa from the Hornets.
Arsenal looking to offload Ljunberg to Marseilles in exchange for Ribery plus £10 million. Baptista and Reyes both looking to sign permanent deals before window closes.
West Brom Deals
Zoltan Gera to Pompey £3m + Andy O'Brien
Alan Smith on rest of season loan
Nathan Ellington to Wigan for £3m + Mike Pollit
Andy Keogh £4m
Celtic are set to sign a few players this January and I have been told this from a very reliable source.
James Beattie-passed meedical
Kevin Thomson-2. 5m
Huntelaar-if right £ -met GS
Craig Beattie-maybe summer
Bobo Balde-maybe summer
I also know gordan is in for some one really big as he has definitely been given an extra 10m to spend in the summer
With Aliadiare not even on the bench with AFC match against Black burn and Man United, expect him 2 move 2 Boro but with a suprise move with Woodgate moving 2 AFC . Possable move with Freddie moving 2 serie A in January, Song 2 move some where hopefully ! Curtis Davies 2 Spurs not AFC .
If Forrest don't get promotion this season than they will fall into major debt problems. They will have to sell key players, possibly the stadium (meaning they will move to Nott's County ground) un-needed members of staff such as the boot cleaner and will resolve in players taking pay-cuts.
Leicester are set to buy Freedy Eastwood and Charlie Sherigham.
Yes it's true, Fergie seems to have reignited his interest in Ducher. The £10million pound put in today for G Bale may be from United (my source could not confirm it) . Hargreaves looks like it's not going to happen. Torres is unlikely too; Dong has just been given a work permit, Smith is slowly regaining fitness, Rossi will actually get some football in Italy, so we have decent enough cover up front for the forseeable future.
Boruc will go to the english premiership at the end of the season for a healthy sum of money
with the money Celtic will sign some household names
NORWICH CITY RUMOURS: Significant signings later this week; Striker and midfielder.
Why is McVeigh looking so disinterested? Why doesn't he seem bothered about impressing Grant or any future manager through transfer offers? He is considering a move to either LA or Dallas along with Mulryne (based in Cardiff) and a few other under-performing NCFC players. Grant's dilemma is to keep squad numbers up to a minimum acceptable level, then concentrate on raising the average quality of his squad!
Southampton youngster Craig Richards will leave to go to Swindon this week on a free transfer.
I have a freind who is in close contact with Robbie Keane's family. When he was sitting in the other room from the family he overheard their conversation. They were disscussing what they feel is best for Robbie to do, stay in the country and leave the club or go abroad. They were disscussing a move to Mersyside, but I don't know which club? but it might be Everton after loosing A.J to an injury and Moyes saying that he is looking to do bisness in the transfer window.
Abroad would probaly mean to a Spanish club as the family were talking about moving to Athletico Madrid or Espanyol, no other countries were mentioned.
This is seriously true, I will update the information when I hear more. My friend wishes not to be named for legal reasons!