Football Rumours Archive November 28 2006
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Why do people with no knowledge of the game come on this site? i'll address one or two things. To the guy that says Torress is rubbish and isn't good enough to play for top 6/7 teams in premiership, what do you know? He is a talented young striker who proved as such in the world cup. His problem is that he plays for only a decent side. he is lightning quick, strong in the air, has two good feet and can score from many ranges. still think he is rubbish? Man. united ARE interested in signing him so does that mean you know more than SAF? You nutter! Secondly, yes man.united are likely to sign Nani in jan. But how do you know they have no connection with Sporting? As a matter of fact they do; this goes way back before united even signed Ronaldo, hence the reason they played sporting in the opening of their new stadium. Queiroz also has strong personal ties with the club as he once managed there and nutured world stars like figo and rui costa. lastly on this topic, why would man united dedicate a whole section in one of their magazines to sporting lisbon and their youth programme? food for thought i would say.
Now for other possible united transfers: (1)With Bayern relunctant to sell Hargreaves, do not be suprised if a bid for De Rossi comes in. he has technique and covers loads of ground. he is also very similar to a Keane in his day with his tenacity and aggression.
(2)With Kaka now seeming a longshot, Van der Vaart or Wesley Sneijder (Very similar to scholes)could be coming to OT as both want to leave Hamburg and Ajax respectively.
Shadzy.Arsene Wegener is deep in negotiations with American wonderkid Danny Szetela! Watch for a January transfer for the Polish-American DM with a European passport.With yet another Arsenal loss and with wenger saying " we have a lack of experience " expect possable moves 4 Joey Barton , sidwell , and maybe joe cole who once again wasn't used by Chelsea against Man U . Also lauren will move 2 Seville come January .Arsenal News
Reports in Italy suggest that Buffon will move to The Emirates in June 07, he will cost 10 million plus the cash that Juve still owe Arsenal, which will bring the deal to 22 Million, he may also buy Ustari from Argentina as a backup. Ribery will be signed in the summer also, he will not leave France till then. Arsene is also chasing Huntlear as he doesn't see Adebayor or Van Persie as 30 goal a season contenders. Arsene may also rekindle his interest in Yaya Toure to add some bite to the midfield or Stephen Appiah. With the addition of Jesus Navas and possibly Philip Lahm the Arsenal team next season should look like this:
Gunners for life.Liverpool are so interest in Ajax duo: Hunterlaar and Heitinga will sign for liverpool this jan in the price of 16m+Zenden or Warnock. Benfica's Deffender Nelson is close in deal for liverpool this jan and hopefully he will come this 2007. Micah Richards is looking for a decision if he want to stay or leave: Manu, chelsea, Arsenal, and Reds are interest in him. Insua, the argentinain wonder kid is done for signing with liverpool. Also Ludovic Butelle will sign and Lirvono goalkeeper too. Neil and Simoa will sign
Kewell will stayI heard that an exciting swap is going to happen,Jermain Dofoe for Craig Bellamy.But Liverpool won't sign Gonzalo Higuan as he will opt to go to Real Madrid.they won`t sign Aguero either because Athelethico Madrid won`t let him go as he is their record signing.Internazionale (Inter Milan) are planning an audacious bid for young Argentinien starlet Lionel Messi. They are planning a huge transfer raid in January to cement their status in Serie A and Europe. What with their Champions League campaign being so far relatively unsuccessful and Palermo and Roma coming good in Serie A.Well lets get things sorted, rumours on here are quite ridiculous soemtimes but there is some truth in what is said on this website, regarding the tevez and mascherano situation, they both can move to other clubs but can't play because rules state that they can only play for two clubs a season but pardew has recently said he intends to hold onto the two especially mascherano because he see's him as an ideal replacement for reo coker if he is to ever move.
but moving on to the mighty sunderland, roy keane has shipped out 10 players since he has arrived all going out on loan many of them do not have a future at sunderland i.e lawrence and stead even though he has begun to score, keane doesn't rate him, keane is looking at some youthful signings such as billy sharpe who is in fine form this season and is attracting alot of attention from a number of clubs. some of Man united second string maybe moving to sunderland but names are being known keane is keeping it quiet so it doesn't draw attention. nyatanga will mnake his move permanent as he is he said to be enjoying regular football and playing for sunderland under keane. scouts are watching swedish international per nillson who is wanting out from his current club and the chairmen has been reported to say that they may have to sell because of precarious financial problems and has been said that sunderland are the most likely destination. there are many transfers to happen at sunderland but many of the names are staying quiet but do expect some big signings. with money being spent to cover most positions on the field. why i know these things well that would be telling wouldn't it.Lyon midfielder Juninho Pernambucano will be leaving Ligue 1 next summer to join a top Premiership club. Juninho is now known as the best dead ball specialist and would attract everyone, but he would want to go to an ambitious club rather than a side content to finish mid table. Portsmouth's stunning start to the season has put them into the running for his signature as they are serious contenders for a Champions League slot, but Chelsea and Manchester United are also monitoring the situation and would be better options for the Brazilian midfielder.Rumours circulating at Newcastle are that they are meant to be buying a number of strikers, well this is not as true as it seems, gleen roeder is now seeing sibierski scoring adn believes that martins will pick up his form but 1 sign
ing may be made to improve their goalscoring opportunities, Mark Viduka is a name which keeps on popping up, he is not gettin games ate Middlesborough and glenn see's him as good signing which won't dent his small budget.
glenn oeder wants a playmaker in his side and also a person who will compliment Dyer and make his role a lot easier. but yet again this transfer window don't expect a flurry of signings as freddy shepard is wary of the current situation and doesn't want to over invest in a club which is hovering the relegation zone he will wait to see what the situation is in the summer to make investments.Manchester Utd and Chelsea scouts were both at Yeovil vs Scunthorpe watching highly rated Scunthorpe youngster Billy SharpEverton to sign kevin davies to replace newcastle bound james beattie everton also to try and sign joey bartonCELTIC to sign
+ 2 other players
SOLD will be
All to happen within the januray/summer windows
I hope Rangers sign that Kaboul - he looks absolute rubbish lol
Is he the second coming of Marvin AndrewsHenke Larsson was in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday (November 26). He lived in a major hotel here. The rumour was, that he was returning to Spain, although FC Copenhagen (unfortunately Brondby is unlikely to get Henke's interst) might be a possibility too.Celtic are set to step up their efforts to sign Kevin Thomson following his man of the match performance on Sunday. My source at Celtic park tells me a 2million bid is being prepared and Thomson will be signed as a direct replacement for Lennon who is retiring at the end of the season. Stephen McManus will be apponted as captain with mark Wilson as vice-captain. Scott Brown is a target for both halves of the Old firm but he will opt for a move to England as he insn't the most popular player in Glasgow.SPL/CHAMPIONSHIP RUMOURS
Kilgallon - Celtic - swap Virgo
Pearson - Sunderland
Riordan - Sunderland (loan)Chelsea want Barry for £14 million. Villa will reject and won't settle for anything less then £20 million.
Villa to sign:
Keane £7 mil
Defoe £4 mil
Foster (summer)Liverpool fans will know in their heart of hearts that they will not sign Micah Richards. Benitez will not pay a Shaun Wright-Philips price for a young player. This is why Liverpool missed out on Walcott, Aguero and Higuain, who Benitez was interested in before he started getting attention after his two goals he scored against Boca Juniors. Anyway Arsenal will be signing Jesus Navas, and Puerta from Sevilla, and a young player from Internacional(Bra). Man U will sign Nani from Sporting Lisbon, and will fail with a bid for Huntelaar who won't leave until the summer. Chelsea will sign Malouda if they lose Robben, and may move for CSKA striker Vagner Love. Spurs will sign Curtis Davies, and will do a swap deal with Lille with Bodmer coming in, and Malbranque going the other way.TRUE DEALS
Jon Stead - Derby = Nyatanga swap
Ben Alnwick - Spurs = 1m plus Fulop
Sunderland losing all our young English talent, only Leadbitter left :(BIG NEWS FOR ALL HAMMERS FANS OUT THERE!
our signings will be:
janot 2m = money from carroll
jenas 7m = both money used from the money from nrc.
milner = exchange from harewood.
eastwood 1m = with zamora going the ova way.
keane free = exchange for yossi.
gudjohnson = 3.5mTo the rangers fan who said the gers will sign kerlon for 10 mil, get a grip pal, have you been living in a closet for a year or are you a celtic fan making up stories again!
the fact of the matter is celtic and rangers can't afford to spend that kind of cash on 1 player. the best player we can expect to land in january is kaboul from auxerre. brown in the summer with murray going in the opposite direction.celtic will sign thompson in the summer with riordan going back to hibs also. hearts are fighting off arsenal and man utd for the signature of craig gordon whilst killie have accepted a bid from rangers for naismith. ps. this is a rumour site, not football manager mate.WEST HAM RUMOURS: In January, Wright Phillips will be the only signing, on loan till the end of the season, and in the summer he could sign for £10 million. Carlton Cole will go to Charlton or Reading for £4 million. Tevez has apologised to the club, he will stay, as will Mascherano(spelling). In the summer, Reo Coker will go to Spurs, Villa or Man U for £15 million. Harewood or Zamora will leave for £5 - 7 million. Magnusson will give about £35 million spending money as well as buying Tevez and Mascherano from MSI. This will total to about £50 million for the summer( Wright Phillips). This will go towards: Eastwood £3.4 million, Kompany £6.6 million, Aimar £10.2 million and a utility player like Johansson from Charlton. Gudjohnsen(despite being Icelandic) will NOT join.A source close to Brian laws has told me that he will be going back to Scunthorpe to get one of his former charges in the January window. He would'nt tell me who, but it's not Sharp or Keogh.
Laws will also try and snare Izale Mcleod from MK Dons, and Andy Johnson from leicester.
If he fails to get Mcleod, he'll take Wayne Andrews.
Leaving S6 will be:
Chris Brunt (target for Coventry)
Barry Corr (to Bristol City or Swindon)
Steve Adams (to Swindon)
Glenn Whelan (to Stoke or Wolves)
That is all.Have heard that Jeremie Aliadiere will be joining Newcastle in January.Watford In (january window) 6million budget:
either matt kilgallon (leeds) or youl mawene (preston) for 1.5 mil
alan smith (man utd) on loan till may
patrick berger (aston villa) 500k
gregorz rasiak (southampton) 3 mil
ade akninbiyi (sheff utd) 750k
graham alexander (preston) 250kAc Milan will be hiring Frank Rijkaard from barcelona and willbid for ronhaldinho but difficult to see barc letting him go now definately coming will be maxi rodriguez 6.75 million euro from althetico and luis Fabiano (sevilla) for 12 million euro and talks are ongoing about gago and marcelo but can only sign 1 cus nieva have eu passportsalso expect amelia from livorno for 6 million euroMy source within the Ibrox legal department has told me there are financial difficulties at the club. David Murray is looking to sell and will not invest any more of his own money in the club. The JJB deal has also failed to work out as Rangers had hoped as merchandise sales are down. The club are now looking to seal a sponsorship deal with either Nike or Adidas as Celtics shirt deal is far more lucrative than the Gers deal with Umbro. As a result of all this PLG will have no more than £1.5million to spend in Jan unless he can sell Boyd.ARSENAL NEWS
AFC are looking to buy a replacement for Lehmann, this will not happen until the summer, the targets are 1 from, S.Given 5m, Scott Carson 2.5m, C.Gordon 4m, Y.Pele 4m, Ameila 6m.
Defense does not need anymore players except a LB AW will either go for G.Bale or an experienced player, but no names have been touted, but the new LB will be playing second fiddle to Clichy.
Midfield and Strikers are fine, no players will be bought. AW has Diaby out injured, Song and Flamini as back up and players like Muamba, Larsson, Merida V.Den Berg, Stokes (top SPL scorer may I add) Lupoli, Bendtner, Rui Fonte, Aliadiere all pushing for places or all next 2-3 years hot prospects!
GoonerSheffield United to offer between 4-6 million for David Nugent of Preston North End.
They will also bid about 3 million for Matthew Kilgallon of Leeds.
The final bid will be for Anthony Stokes of Arsenal who is currently at Falkirk on loan he has scored 10 in 7 games.About manchester united
man utd to make these transfers in january or summer:
owen hargreaves (about 15m or switch O'shea and Wes Brown)
nani (about 7m)
micah richards (about 12 m)
huntelaar (about 14m)
O'shea and Brown against Hargreaves ?SAF has his transfer plans already set for January. He realizes that he has no real options on his bench with which he can change a game or add a real sense of urgency to the attack if needed. Expect Torres to move for around 23 mil as well as nani for about 9 mil. Hargreaves will eventually move to Old Trafford, but it won't happen until the summer when he has proven himself fully fit once again. By adding a couple of attacking players, as well as regaining Rossi after his loan spell ends, SAF is adding the depth needed to compete for both the Prem and CL titles. .Benitez to sign Huntelaar in the summer (10million)
Michah Richards in Jan 6millionPortsmouth manager Harry Redknapp plans to have a squad re-jig in January AND next summer. When the winter transfer window opens, Pompey will look to bolster several different positions. Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek will be brought in on loan until the end of the season, with the option of a permanent deal next summer. Hamburg midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart will also be targeted and owner Alexandre Guydamak will free up funds in the region of £8m for the move. Forward Benjani will be sold back to France in the new year, with Sochaux showing interest (so I hear, anyway). Then again, maybe I shouldn't try to second guess Harry Redknapp as he seems to know what he's doing!Tottenham january transfer window news.
First of all MJ will want to get rid of Lee YP, Davenport, Ziegler, Fulop and Murphy. Davids will run out hsi contract and hopefully join the coaching staff
Players coming in are C.Davies, Ben Alnwick, and a left midfielder either Leonardo or G.Barry
Thats it lennon won't leave as many people on this form have been prdicting nor will keane or JD as MJ wants to have as little change as possibleThese transfers will happen over the next 2-5 years:
Puerto(Sevilla) - 10m
Jesus Navas(Sevilla) - 6m
maybe Reo-Coker(West Ham) - 12m
Philip Mexes(Roma) - 10m
and possibly Ashley young(Watford) - 5m
Nani(Sporting Lisbon) - 11m
maybe Schweinsteiger(Bayern Munich) - 18m
maybe Reo-Coker(West Ham) - 12m
a holding midfielder from:
Hargreaves(Bayern Munich) - 17m
Gattuso(AC Milan) - 11m
and 1/2 strikers from:Defoe(Spurs) - 8m
Torres(Atletico Madrid) - 20m
D.Bent(Charlton) - 8m
Klose(Werder Bremen) - 13m
Luca Toni(Fiorentina) - 9m
Trezeguet(Juventus) - 8m
2 right backs from: Daniel Alves(Sevilla) - 9m
Nelson(Benfica) - 7m
Richards(Man City) - 7m
Sergio Ramos(Real madrid) - 10m
Insua(Boca Juniors) - 1m
Simao(Benfica) - 9.5m
Huntellar(Ajax) - 9m
Torres/villa(Atletico Madrid/Valencia) - 20m
Anderson(Porto) - 17m
a right-back from: Richards(Man City) - 7m
Miguel(Valencia) - 7m
Daniel Alves(Sevilla) - 9m
Srna(Shakhtar Donetsk) - 9m
Zambrotta(Barcelona) - 12m
Cassano(Real Madrid) - 13m
Philip Lahm(Bayern Munich) - 9m
maybe Schweinsteiger(Bayern Munich) - 18mRANGERS - KABOUL
I really hope we don't sign this guy
PLG's signings have been bad enough without him spending our budget on a big clumsy centre-back
We are lacking players with QUALITY and Kaboul is NOT quality
Look how bad he was against us! and he got the backside ripped out of him against Carew on sunday
He is a no-go as far as im concerned!
We need players with personality, but i don't know who we can afford as we'll probably only have about £5m to strengthen the squad for next season and we need:
a left winger
a right-winger (if Burke goes)
I would let go:
Prso (he is going)
Rodriguez - £500k
Svensson - £500k
Buffel - £2m
Novo - £300k
that would free up loads of wages and we could spend about £8m on new players
I don't think we should go for Thomson and Brown because they would cost atleast £6m and that would use up most of our budget, if we are going for both we should sell Barry Ferguson to the highest bidder, maybe £2.5m for him?Manchester United are ready to sign Charlton Athletic striker Darren Bent on a three year deal for £10,200,000 rising to £12,400,000 with International Appearences. If Charlton stay up Manchester will have to pay Charlton an extra £275,000. Charlton have been in talks with Manchester representives over the last 8 days, the deal will not be concluded until 3rd January 2007. AGH