Football Rumours Archive November 26 2006
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Lampard is moving on. Real and Barca both interested and will table formal offers this winter. Chelsea has made an offer to LFC for SG for close to 35M and were turned down flat. Drogba injury is more serious than originally thought. Calcification of the muscle tissue caused by an infection could cause permanent loss of strength and flexibility. Shevchenko will stay for at least a full year still. If by then he hasn't become a consistent threat Chelsea will sell him. Real offered Rafa the Managers position. He turned it down and plans to be at LFC (in his own words) "to win many more trophies." SG is not leaving and has no problems with his current girlfriend. The bouncer story is mostly bogus. Apparently, he felt that a friend of his was being harrassed by security at a night club as they did a routine pocket search and had words with the man. A crowd formed (because of who he was). There was no ruckus. The story about it being his gf was taken from a person at the scene who was guessing as to what was happening. There is no gf/drug/bouncer problem at all. He recently broke up with his gf, but it had nothing to do with this, and is seeing a different woman now. Real bang-up journalism folks. More: Cech operation was a complete success. He still may need minor procedures as they observe how it heals but a full recovery with no ill effects is almost assured. Klose is staying at Werder despite bids coming in from more than a handful of clubs including Arsenal and Barca. Ronaldhino is staying at Barca, along with Eto'o. Adu is not impressing at ManU and will have to do better to get a deal. Expect him back in the USA for another couple years. Speaking of which USA has offered a deal for Klinsman to manage the national team. He is stalling because he wants time off to be with his family, but will probably accept eventually, making a whole lot of Yanks happy. Other people being watched, the man from Chelsea, that's right. If Klinsman doesn't tak
e the gig, expect an immediate approach to Jose M. Rumors about Beckham are mostly made/started by his own people to try to get a feel for options. Noone knows, especially him, where he'll be next year; Real, ManU, maybe even USA. It's all about the money and the product he's markting (himself).Craig Lindfield could be heading for a loan stint at Norwich in January. The young England striker is keen on a championship loan move.
=v1=Joe Cole will head to Barcelona next summer - it is not Lampard that is heading to the Nou Camp, nor Gerrard - it is Cole! Expect this to definitely be Cole's last season at Stamford bridge!
=v1=Out of all of the English teams, it is Liverpool who are most likely to snap up Klaas Jan Huntelaar. The Hunter has been told that a club strike partnership with Dirk Kuijt (Kuyt) will only help him at international level and Ajax may consider a £12 million offer next summer.
=v1=3 Egyptian players are on their way to the English premier league.
1st Wael Gomaa of Ahly(defender)heading to Blackburn
2nd Aboutrika of Ahly(midfielder)to Reading they offered him a trial
finally Amr Zahi of Zmalek(forward)to Man.CityArsenal to bring in 4 new players in jan these players will be young from watford, gordan as back up for jens, ribery from marsielle and carvalho from cska moscow as arsene wenger was impressed when we pklayed them in the champs league. other rumours are cresswell to sheff utd and watford to bid for qprs ray jonesBrown + thomson from hibs will b leavin but to who? possibily rangers, celtic or prem team.
what may sway it in rangers way for brown is he is a gers fan, i no this beacause unlike other people i no him from wen we played football together in hill of beath. yes he did go to dumfermline games but that's because he didnt hav the cash to see rangers.'Firstly to the person who said tevez and mascherano(excuse spelling) can't leave, your'e wrong, Didi Hamman signed for Bolton, to then sign for Man City days after, so they can leave'. TW
Hamman never played for Bolton, that is why he could sign for Man City. The rules are you can't play for three different teams in the same season.Man U: IN Jan- Adu £undisclosed, Kerlon £7million OUT Smith Loan 2 Watford, Richardson £6.5million Spurs, Kerlon Loan 2 Sporting Lisbon. Summer IN- Torres £18million + Pique, Joao Moutinho £6million, A.Robben £10million + £6mil from the obi mikel deal. OUT- Howard £6 million 2 Everton, Flecther Loan 2 Celtic, Rossi £11million 2 Juventus (if they get promoted), Smith (unfortunately), £7.5million 2 Everton or RangersCELTIC RUMOUR:
CELTIC TO SIGN RONALDINHO, THIERRY HENRY, LAMPARD AND RIO FERDINAND FOR FREE!
THE CELTIC FANS THAT POST RUMOURS ON THIS SITE ARE DELUSIONAL.
ANYWAY BACK IN THE REAL WORLD, RANGERS WILL SIGN BROWN FROM HIBS IN A DEAL INCLUDING MURRAY GOING BACK TO HIBS-THIS IS A DEFINATE. RANGERS WILL ALSO SIGN A CENTRE BACK IN THE JANUARY WINDOW. THERE ARE THREE NAMES ON LE GUENS LIST IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:
1. KABOUL FROM AUXERRE (TOP TARGET)
2. THE LAD FROM YOUNG BOYS
3. A SURPRISE CANDIDATE WHO IS SCOTTISH!
LE GUENS ASSISTANT COLLEU HAS ALSO BEEN TASKED WITH FINDING A GOALKEEPER AND A STRIKER FOR NEXT SEASON. EXPECT SOME MORE RESHAPING OF THE SQUAD PRE SEASON AND EXPECT SOME MORE PLAYERS TO LEAVE IBROX.Old firm news!
celtic 2 sign d.fletcher, kadlec,silvestre(summer) and mcfadden, naismith(jan 2 replace maloney) outgoin thompson, balde, maloney, lennon, zurawski, beattie.
Rangers in brown(rangers fan)thomson, ben afra and kaboul outgoing ricksen, buffel, rodriguez, klos, prso(retire) plus burke will sign a new contractNewcastle to sign in jan transfer window (dependant upon takeover)
1)Curtis Davies - with a little help from nigel pearson (6-8m)
2)Lasanna Diarra from chelsea (good relations)(loan)
3)Matthew Kilgallon from leeds (Dennis Wise looking to cash in (3m)
This summer or next, a drastic rotational change will occur involving the management of some of Europe's top clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti will retire his managerial post at AC Milan. Former Milan legend Frank Rijkaard will give up his Barcelona job and take over from Ancelotti's duties. At Barcelona, the current Inter boss Roberto Mancini will take over, for a move on his part will be necessary, with none other than Jose Mourinho accepting the managerial post at Inter. The job vacancy at Chelsea will see the arrival of Guus Hiddink at the club.
Of course, the massive managerial changes will see some big, big player transfers. Ronaldinho will follow Rijkaard to Milan and play alongside Kaka', while the other big signing for them will be Dutch hotshot Huntelaar. Lampard will leave Chelsea for Inter, Mourinho promising him the capataincy at his new club. The other big signing for Mourinho will be Cassano, yes another Inter striker, for Adriano will be leaving the club, following his mentor Mancini to Barcelona. Another winger will be signed too at Barcelona, although it is unclear exactly who-names mentioned include Schweinsteiger,Mancini(I know. .),Aimar,Sneijder,Moutinho,Babel,Gonzalez. With the exit of Lampard, Deco will become a Chelsea target once more. Barclona may be more willing this time, if Mancini signs one of the above targets.RANGERS will sign naismith and brown. To the guy who claims naismith and brown are not rangers fans, please don't lie and try to wind people up, its very sad. brown is a self-confessed fan and he used to be die-hard with posters covering his wall (my friends sister went out with him for 2 years) and naismith was on record saying he would love to go back to the club he loves and supports - only just last week. anderson also signing with a solid right back being chased also. le guen is the best man for the job and rangers are going through a major transitional period which will come better than good in the next few years. well done to celtic and rangers for getting into europe after xmas.Man.Utd News.
Nike will help fund a £25million deal for Fernando Torres. Nike want Torres to partner Rooney and C.Ronaldo in Nikes new sports wear "Nike Pro"
Man.utd have also Agreed to pay Sporting Lisbon £8 - 12 million for Nani in january (Man.utd have a good relationship with Sporting Lisbon since C.Ronaldo joined. and Man.utd have first choice on any promising teenagers coming from sporting.
Hargreaves will only come to Man.utd if he recovers succesfully. Bayern Munich want Wes Brown or John O'Shea as a part of the deal and £10million.
Tawton9Reading look set to bring at least 3 players in January.
With Stack on the way out to Leeds, the Royals look set to sign french 'keeper Ludovic Butelle on loan from valencia.
Coppell is also keen on adding a new centre-back too. Matty Kilgallon is the most likely with a deal worth 1.5m probable. however john Mensah is also a possibility, should Reading offer the required 6m. matt Upson, who spent some time on loan at Reading has also been linked, but a move in January is not likely.
Reading are trying to sign a midfielder aswell. Nantes defensive midfileder Emerse Fae is a target and the Ivorian would be keen on a move, should the Royals table a 5m bid. Egyptian midfielder Aboutrekka has also been linked with a 3m move as has Slovenian Robert Koren, whose contract with Lillestrom expires in December.
With Kitson sidelined indefinately, Coppell is also hoping to add a striker. Pacey American Eddie Johnson has been training with the club over the last week and would probably be available for around £2.5m. Coppell has also been watching Preston's David Nugent and Southend's Freddie Eastwood recently.My friends father is a good friend of the MANCHESTER UNITED chief executive, and has told me that a 24.5 million pound bid for Fernando Torres is imminent and will be excepted. Nike plan to make Rooney, Ronaldo and Torres the face of their `Secret Weapon` advertising campaign.
Akso, I am told that the Hargreaves bid will fail and that Nigel Reo Coker is a major target, where West Ham will recieve a 14 million pound bid.
Finally, Nani will join Manchester United for 7 million in June and O Shea, Richardson, Jones,and three other reserve players will be leaving to make way for new blood. Smith is definitely going to go out on loan to Middlesborough.