Football Rumours Archive October 24 2006
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Gerrad to barca/arsenal,utd to biy hunterlaar/torres in january.hargreaves/mascharano also to join.vicente/joqauin as replacement for giis in the future.utd for league,with just one major signing.liverfool's to miss out on europe!!Expect massive clearout at Anfield soon!
Benetiz has realised that he has to change things.
Reina / Hyppia / Riise / Aurelio / Zenden / Kewell / Fowler / Bellamy & Garcia all to leave either January or in close season.
English players will all come in:
Richards / Upson / Bale / Milner / Healy & possibly Tonge to arrive.Michael Ball of PSV to Newcastle in Jan as they have no kind of LB. When Ramage plays so well against Fenerbahce at CH and then has to play at LB is shocking.Don't expect arsenal 2 keep baptist , also if rafa continues 2 play steven g out of place expect him 2 leave liverpool probaly going abroad but a slight chance of him moving 2 arsenal with a player exchange could be adebyor in january .Salvation is only around the corner for Newcastle fans. As Freddie has recently been quoted he will only sell to a North East buyer and at a price in excess 110mil and in order for this to happen Sheppard has to spend. For Newcastle to look vaguely decent, on paper as well as on the pitch, the present squad has to be improved as it is inadequate not only in size but also in quality.
In the present climate with even the most advent supporters questioning the powers that be as well as the latest drops in attendance Shepard can ONLY spend and spend wisely to make Newcastle great again, for the supporters sake as well as his.
Milner 4mil, Bramble 3mil, Luque 5mil, Carr 1.5mil, Baba 1.5mil ( many of these are or should be fringe players) = 15mil
Put 20 mil on that Freddie even 10mil.
Curtis Davies/ Matthew Upson -7mil/4mil( increasing by 2 mil pending upon appearances)
Wayne Bridge -5mil summer
Lucas Neil -3 mil
Michael Ball/Paul Robinson - 1mil/2mil
Sidwell -3 mil
James Beattie/ Darren Bent - 5mil/9mil
Nugent - 4mil
Luke Varney (why not!)
A complete re work for around 20-25 mil. In the past we have spent that kind of money on two or three players!Manchester United news
Nani and Hargreaves will sign in January and Maybe Huntelaar in The Summer according to Sir Alex Ferguson. This is 100% i work at Man u an i knowMixu patalaaien will move to either sheff wednesday or leeds soon. Buffon to chelsea for about 25 mill and hilario goin out on loan to a championship team maybe sheff wed as brad jones loan spell is nearly up.
BIG RON for new managerTo all you people linking Henry with a move to Barcelona that was last year. Henry signed a 4 year contract saying it will be his last so i very much doubt he will move. I can also announce yet another game steven Gerrard has played on the right and wants to leave at the end of the season to real madrid for £40,000,000.GR appointed Pearson so he could help in securing the signature of Curtis Davies in january and also getting Wigan left back Leighton Baines for 5 million and a move for Miroslav Klose for 9 million and a surprise move for West Hams Anton Ferdinand or Danny Gabbidon for 5.5 millilon.Newcastle will offer Fulham's Bouba Diop for 7 million to add a bit of strength and height in to the midfield. Newcastle will show the door to Bramble 0.5 million, Carr 1.5 million, Luque 5 million, Emre 7 million and Babayaro 2 million
Newcastle team at end of jan:
- - Given- -
- Ramage- -Davies- -Taylor- Baines-
- Milner- -Parker- Diop- Duff- -
- Martins- Klose- -
AmeobiLooks like we (southend) have got rid of Ricketts, although we cancelled his contract, we were paying him up till he found a new club. Part of his reason for leaving is he wants to go back to his home in the Midlands, as he hasn't settled away from there. I'm told his first club, Walsall, are due to sign him very very shortly. Hope they can sort him out. Sammy The Shrimper.Luton Town and Preston are both on the verge of offering Stan Collymore a pay as you play deal to join their Championship club on short deals. The ex-Liverpool forward is hoping that one of these clubs would be capable of going up to the Premiership and consequently giving him the chance to ressurect his career in the English top-flight.
=v1=Newcastle are also targetting Lucas Neill as a January target. Liverpool were previously close to signing the Blackburn captain and it seems that either Liverpool or Newcastle will snap the Australian defender up in January.
=v1=Javier Saviola could make a £2 million move to Aston Villa in January. Martin O'Neil is interested in signing Saviola but is also monitoring a move for Jermain Defoe who would cost around £8.5 million.
=v1=Harry Kewell could be heading for Tottenham in January for around £3.5 million.
=v1=Arsenal are to table a £6.5m bid for Southampton's Gareth Bale in the January transfer window. However, they will have competition from Tottenham, West Ham and Manchester City forthe signature of the talented youngster.Huntelaar will join Man Utd in summer £13m. Hargreaves will also sign in summer but deal will be brokered over germanys winter break. Hargreaves will play remainder of german season building up fitness. The Torres move to Premiership is a complete smoke-screen. He has said on numerous occasions that his preferance would be to stay in spain. Aguerro was signed as his replacement. The fact Athletico bid £5m more than any other side confirms this. Torres will sign for Barcelona for his buy-out clause figure of £22m. Barcelonas midfield will be re-shaped over the next year. Ronaldinho will stay as will Messi but Deco and Giulys stays will come to an end. Barca will hunt out a proper defensive midfielder. Van Bommel never cut it and Edmilson will be the wrong side of 32. Mascherano or Gago will add proper steel in the side. Diarra's start to his Real tenure has shown what a disrupter brings to a side. One last point. Kaka to Anfield! Benitez cannot even play the worlds best alround midfielder in Gerrard in his rightful place. Where would Kaka play. Right back!?! Kirks the man in the knowTo the newcastle fan who said that they would recieve a fee of £3m for both BRAMBLE and CARR should really make sure their post makes sense. Newcastle will be lucky if they get 500k for Bramble and £1.5m for Carr.
Anyway, I am an Arsenal fan who lives up in the North East and the rumour up this way is that Charles N'Zogbia is being monitored by AW. Rumour is that although he would love to have Ribery at the Emirates, he will not be held to ransom and will look at N'Zogbia if no fee can be agreed.
The deal taking N'Zogbia to Arsenal would see a central defender (possibly Senderos) going the other way.Liverpool are going to sign just 1 player in the summer thought to be a centre half to replace hyypia.
But 6 players are thought to be leaving.
Crouch, Zenden, Garcia, pongolle, gonzalles (Loan) and DudekI was the one told you first about wise to leeds, expect pardew to leave with possibly curbishly or ranieri replacing him, nailed on though o'leary to birmingham when bruce is sacked, don't be surprized if pardew is the next newcastle manager if roeder can't sort itI'm a blues season ticket holder thought that o'leary rumour was a load of rubbish but he was at the derby game as well, make sense with all of our young players. i'm all for it did a great job at leedsCanadian national Atiba Hutchinson to transfer from FC Copenhagen (FCK) to Premier League side Wigan when the transfer window opens in January.LIVERPOOL FC - Stevie Gerrard is getting worried about the clubs position and might ask for a transfer at xmas. .RAFA wouldn't want to sell,,, but due to the board being tight fisted,, he will let him go to Real Madrid with 20 mill and robinho and beckham,, ( I doubt that beckham would come though), to all the people who say where getting Kaka' then your either drunk or stoned ! the only other people to come are Neil, and a new bid for Alves,, but he might go to Barca. Rafa has been scouting a Italian striker carricola or somthing like that as hes coming dissaluisonal with the strikers he has! If i hear anthing else i will let ya know !
Duff !Newcastle to sign 4 from the NW. An unusual move for Newcastle as they will attempt to sign two CFs for the price of one. These being Davis of Bolton and Beattie of Everton for less than the price of Darren Bent. The third player will be Baines of Wigan but expect another three defenders with Bramble finally leaving being replaced by the return of Citah's Distin.
Don PatawosWataCurbishley to be installed as new Newcastle boss before the end of November. Contact has already been made and informal offers and discussions began today.
Also Defoe to the Toon in Jan.Arsenal will sign Craig Gordon and shaun Maloney for 3mil and 1.5mil, Boyd definetly moving to either Everton or Fulham - FACT, Darren Bent will be lured to Aston villa along with Aiden mcgeady and craig Beattie . Alan Smith to newcastle in jan along with Henri Camara and Ivan Hurtado.Following the disappointing loss at the riverside Glenn Roeder will come under a great deal of pressure within the next few weeks. The cup game against Pompey is of little significance but the following two fixtures (Shef Utd & Charlton) are must win games for Roeder. If points are dropped expect the axe of Shepard to be weilded once again.Dennis Wise & Gus Poyet to take over at Leeds with Former Swindon Player of the Year Tommy Mooney taking over as Player Manager, i work at at the club and that's the talk ive heard around the placeNewcastle will try to offload Titus Bramble to Ipswich in January's transfer window - and may try to sign Matt Upson as his replacement. Portsmouth and Aston Villa are watching Crewe striker Luke Varney. Martin O'Neill is also still keen on Javier Saviola, who failed to agree a move to Villa Park on transfer deadline day.
Wigan are tracking FC Copenhagen midfielder Atiba Hutchinson. Reading are set to make an improved offer of £4m for Nantes star Emerse Fae. Dundee United manager Craig Brewster will be given one last match at Falkirk this weekend to save his job. Valdas Ivanauskas is clinging to his job as Hearts manager after being summoned for showdown talks with owner Vladimir Romanov.
- O'B- Stuart Pearce could be set for the sack with Alan Curbishley being lined up as a surprise replacement at the City of Manchester Stadium! Despite an impressive start, the Man City board are giving Pearce until Christmas to sort out the side.
=v1=SAF and Hargreaves met in London during international week. SAF wanted to visit the player in Germany days after he broke his leg(the same as he met Van Nistelrooy in Holland in the days after his knee went) but Bayern refused permission. The meeting has strengthened Hargreaves resolve to join Utd and he will demand a transfer in Jan and may consider striking if his demand is refused, sending his value into freefall.ARSENE WENGER will not get anyone this jan. so pls STOP all ARSENAL transfer rumours. Jose will definitely leave Chelsea next season no matter what happens. Gerrard had enongh of rafa rotation, and will end his stay at liverpool next season. Real and valencia are final distination.Celtic are not in the market for Christian Daily. Strachan is a fan of the player but feels he is to old. Instead Celtic will focus on youth players such as Darren O'Dea and of course John Kennedy who will be back in the reserves in the next 2 weeks. Balde will be moving on though as Strachan wants to free up his 28k a week wage.Wenger has said today that he will not be adding to the squad in jan so no more silly rumours please. In the summer Freddy will go and be replaced by Ribery.Torres will sign for chelsea for 30m. Can people please stop saying things like 43m! Its not realistic for a player thet young who could be awful in the premier league!Dennis Wise will be unveiled as the new manager of Leeds Utd within 48 hours, and his first signing will be a former Real Madrid midfielder. Chelsea's out of favour Cameroon international Geremi will join on a three month loan deal in January to compete with Gary Kelly at right back.Newcastle United:
Glenn Roeder will be around until at least the end of the season as Freddy Shepperd can't afford to lose another manager (compensation). Although the feeling on tyneside is that the decreasing attendance will ultimately force him to sell the club. As for players coming and going, Upson,Distin and Ashton all to arrive in January for somewhere near 20 million. Whilst out the door go Babayaro and Bramble. Glen Johnson, Leighton Baines and Shaun Wright-Phillips will follow in the summer, spelling the end of Solano,Carr,Moore and Sibierski.
All the best my friends, itz going to be another long old season.