Football Rumours Archive October 23 2006
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Celtic News: Christian Dailly will join Celtic as cover for Mcmanus and Caldwell in January. Balde will leave.To all those who say Man U will sign Hargreaves in the summer, not January, a few facts to consider:
-Rummenige has come out publicly and said they didn't sell in August because of tax considerations. Bayern will want to sell as soon as they can in the newe fiscal year to give them time to sign a replacement. .thereby offsetting the transfer income with transfer costs. They will want as long as possible to find the right replacement.
-Deisler is looking set to return, as is Ismael, and Van Bommel is settling in very well. Bayern aren't looking as short of midfielders as they did in August
-Hargreaves is now cup-tied! Bayern very definitely see Man U as a CL rival and would never have sold Hargreaves to them earlier as it would only have strengthened a rival.
-Both Hargreaves and SAF have started making noise in the press that a deal is coming and still desired by both. They wouldn't waste their time if they were talking about a summer transfer, and neither Man U or Hargreaves would be looking to anger Bayern management with 5 months left in the season
-Hargreaves is coming back from a fractured fibula, further decreasing his perceived value to Bayern management.
So I'm expecting a strong January bid for Hargreaves, and I'm predicting it will be successful this time.MANCHESTER-U won't sign any top striker this summer because they already have the best strike force in the region, Only Owen,H and Nani to come. ARSENAL will lose Henry to BARCA next season than will see hunter come. LIVERPOOL SteveG is once again into transfer headline, REAL will want english pace to mixed with his Galatico.So I read in the dispatches that Chelski have finally taken the bait and are trying to steal Torres away from United. Those of us in the know, know that Fergies real target is Huntelaar. The Torres cover story was just a, cover story. Jan or summer we don't know yet but it will happen.
To anyone linking Kaka away from Milan, we all have things we'd like to see happen, cure for cancer, nuclear fusion, alien lifeforms, but if you're gonna make things up at least try and make them believable.
MARTIN ALLEN TO BE NEXT LEEDS MANAGER IN NEXT 24 HOURS FIRST SIGNING WILL BE IZALE MCLOUDFor all the people who are saying that kaka, trezeguet and joe cole are going to anfield are mad. This won't happen as liverpool have far too many players already in their squad. liverpool are likely to sign in jan or next summer neil and possibly alves but no one else. Man U are very likely to sign owen hargreaves from bayern munich for about £14m. Chelsea will not sign Kaka as they have far too many midfielders in their squad. Buffon is likely to come from Juventus as he is not happy in serie B and would rather move to a top division club. Joe Cole will also not leave the club as Mourinho doesn't want to sell more wingers though shaun wright phillips is very likely to leave, possibly to tottenham or arsenal. Mourinho will also buy a C.B. as a replacement for Gallas. Ramos has been looked at and also some other C.B. He is also going to buy another attacker as Sheva is struggling to adapt to the premiership and Kalou is only 21. he might buy Adriano as he is struggling to get into the first team at Inter and wants regular first tem football. Cicinho will not move to Chelsea as Chelsea already have a good RB in Boulouhrouz who impressed greatly against Barca, especially against Ronaldinho. Tevez may also be a possibility for Chelsea as West Ham are fed up of having to play him all the time and think that he has caused split relationships in the West Ham dressing room. Mascherano will move to Man U as a replacement for Roy keane only if they can't get Hargreaves. Chelsea team after Jan: Buffon (GK) Boulouhrouz (RB) Ramos (CB) Terry (CB) A.Cole (LB) Essien (DMF) Ballack (CM) Lampard (CM) J.Cole (AMF) Drogba (CF) Tevez/Adriano (CF). Man U Team after jan: Van Der Sar (GK) Neville (RB) Ferdinand (CB) Brown (CB) Heinze (LB) Hargreaves/Mascherano (CM) Scholes (CM) Giggs (LM) Ronaldo (RM) Rooney (CF) Saha (CF). Arsenal Team after Jan: Lehmann (GK) Eboue (RB) Toure (CB) Gal
las (CB) Clichy (LB) Baptista (CM) Fabregas (CM) SWP? (RM) Ljungberg (LM) Henry (CF) Adebayor (CF). Liverpool team after Jan: Reina (GK) Neil (RB) Agger (CB) Carragher (CB) Riise (LB) Sissoko (CM) Alonso (CM) Gerrard (RM) Gonzalez (LM) Kuyt (CF) Bellamy (CF).Alex Nicholls of walsall fc is being watched by aston villa boss martin o'neil, and o'neil is also keen on 2 youth team players at walsall and 1 from oldham athletic.Ivan Klasnic and James Beattie to Newcastle in Jan. Along with Leighton Baines expect another one possibly two defenders arriving also. One CH and one RB, Steven Carr is well past his sell by date.
Milner 4.5, Bramble 2.5 and Luque 4.5 leaving in Jan for a combined 11.5milJust like Owen before him Martins is wasted at Newcastle until they learn how to use him.
Ivan Klasnic of Werder Bremen is looking like GR's choice to release Martins's full force.Nufc team aftr january transfers:
neill(4m) upson(3m) distin(4m) bridge(5m)
solano sidwell(4m) parker duff
milner loan out 2 aston villa until end of season
butt out on loan 2 champship side
Luque(5m)back 2 spain
Emre(10m) back 2 italy(wat a shame hes mint)
carr(3m)(sum wher rubbish)
wen owen cums back he will be up front(end of season)
cum on d toon!Reports from France (L'equipe) say that Guingamp will offer around £250k for Norwich's Right back Matthieu Louis-Jean will he gets fully fit again. Also French Ligue 1 side Valenciennes are about to table a £400k offer for stoke's Mamady Sidibe. JT of CalaisHi! I work for an estate agent and recently Nigel Worthingdon has come to us to sell his house in Norfolk, his reason for selling was that he was moving Edinburgh therefor he will be the next manager of Hibs,guaranteed 169% True!TOON TOON
Glenn Roeder is looking to bolster the defence with a swoop for Ugo Ehiogu from rivals Middlesborough.JWIRE, it is not illegal to own more than one club, Hearts supremo Vladimir Romanov also owns Lithuanian team Kaunas!Arsene Wenger was relatively busy in the summer, bringing in William Gallas, Denilson, Tomas Rosicky, Julio Baptista and Alexandre Song on a permanent deal, but I've caught wind of plans to bolster the Arsenal squad further in the January transfer window. Franck Ribery will NOT be an Arsenal player, as he is hankering for a move to Lyon. However, Wenger is having several strikers monitored and is targeting one of them to bring in during the winter. Ajax forward Klass Jan Huntelaar has apparently been scouted, but I wouldn't expect a move for him. Other names I've heard linked are Lyon forward Fred, Bayern Munich new boy Lukas Podolski and Milan's Alberto Gilardino. Whether or not any of these will be pursued I don't know, but I've been tipped off that Arsenal are keeping tabs on them. However, whoever believes the complete drivel posted on here a couple of days ago about Steven Gerrard coming to the Emirates needs their head examined.So, Pearson has joined GR's ranks at SJP as I said last week. Look out for the rest of the players mentioned Davies, Robinson/Baines and Beattie.