Football Rumours Archive November 28 2007
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Expect Luka Modric 2 move 2 Chelsea as his club are asking four more then £15 million and it's known Arsene Wenger will not pay that much after Eduardoes poor performences 4 Arsenal in the EPL. Might see a suprise move by Arsene Wenger 4 an English player in January to replace Gilberto who will leave Arsenal 4 Juventas in January. It is heard Arsene Wenger is monitering Joe coles situation at Chelsea and if Joe Cole decides he wants to leave Arsene Wenger might bid 4 him.
Hull City confident of making Fraizer Campbell's loan move permanent in January. Also considering a move for out of favoured Man United youngster Dong Fangzuo.
Jaaskelainen in January already done (pre contract)
olsson £3–4 mil
asharvin £8 million – he will want better competition that what he is gettin with zenit. as EPL is the best league in the world
heskey– ameobi + cash maybe £2 million
Carr– some relgation fighting team (Derby–the Mackems? )
pattison– Norwich permanent swich 200 k
ameobi– + £2 million for heskey
Babayaro– Wigan they are desperate for a LB
Holloway left after lack of ambition shown by Chairman Paul Stapleton. Stapleton infomed Holloway that he did not want promotion for at least two seasons, as he feared problems suffered by the likes of Derby and Watford. The Argyle board prefered to consolodate in the CCC and push on once stadium finished in 2010. Holloway got the hump with this, along with not being able to hold onto Akos Buzaky and the impending departure of the likes of Norris, Halmosi and Connolly.
Sturrock to take charge this week, so it is a goodbye to total football and a return of the long ball percent age that had served Argyle well in the past.
Hammers to signed Darren Bent £12 million and Stephen Appiah £7 million in January 2008. Curbs is still unsettled as new owners are tapping up Bilic in a technical director role and this will no doubt cause problems if the results do not come.
During the January Transfer Window the Hammers will be looking to offload Pantsil, Dailly and Quashie
Dailly favours a move to Southampton but a lack of funds could see him move to either Plymouth, Norwich or Burnley
Quashie is still being targeted by Stoke who will sign him on an initial two month loan with first option to sign him thereafter
Pantsil is desperate to leave and the Hammers are willing to sell but it all depends on who is willing to sign him
The Hammers will look to into the availability of Tom Huddlestone but are likely to be knocked back.
They will also assess the availability of Djibril Cisse, Giles Barnes and Florian Marange.
Man United have their £10 million bid for Alan Hutton (Rangers) rejected.
Newcastle Tottenham and Everton bid approx £8 million.
Arsenal and Liverpool have put their interest forward.
The player say he will not be moving anywhere soon.
1) Rafa is in negotiations with the Americans in relation to resolving indifferences. No party wants Rafa to leave, and all will be sorted well before December's arranged meeting.
2) One of the "free's" that Rafa is referring to is Defoe. However, no forward will leave Anfield in January.
Billy Davies is being touted for a return to management in Scotland with both Aberdeen and Hearts in the frame, Hibernian also interested as John Collins being lined up to move to England, possibly Derby, tho' do not rule out Chris Coleman
Joe Cole–Chelsea–12 million
shandy vdm– Reading–2 million
anichebe–Reading–4 million + lita
Sir Alex has attempted to quash rumours of a Neville retirement through injury, however, Gary is struggling to find fitness and United's medical staff have indicated that he may well be past his peak and unable to perform at the top level again. Danny simpson and one of the two Brazilian twins signed on a pre contract will fight for the right back berth in the long term. however, a short term solution is needed. Willy Sagnol, French international will be joining United in January on a three year contract with the option to extend for a fourth year. this has already been agreed for a fee in the region of £4 million and Sagnol has handed in a transfer request at Bayern.
: Reading Gossip:
Nicky Shorey – the Hammers – £6 Mill
Leroy Lita – Unknown – £3 Mill
John Oster – Wolves – £1 Mill
John Halls – Unknown – £ 500,000
Matthew Taylor – £5.5 Mill
Bobby Zamora – £ 3 Million. Lita Swap?
Stelios – £ 2 Mill
Noble – £ 4 Mill
Diaby – £ 7 Mill
Nolan – £ 5.5 Mill
McFadden – £ 3 Mill
Interesting news coming out of Anfield today, Valencia's Ronald Koeman has made an enquiry about Peter Crouch. Crouch has said in the past he would like to play abroad and is encouraged by the success of 6 foot 8 Serbian forward Zigic's success in La Liga. However, despite speculation, it is not clear if Benitez will sell. Also, there is definite interest in Stephen Warnock with Momo Sissoko reportedly interesting Mark Hughes. John Arne Riise's future is still in doubt as he is still angry about his pay slip being made public and suspects it could be club staff who done it. He will not rush the decision though, and will still be here in February. Daniel Agger is in negotiations about a new deal, with a new six year deal on the table. Rafa will also ask in December if there is enough finance to appoint Sammy Lee to his back room staff.
Tottenham to sign four players in January–
Rafael Van Der Vaart (12 million)
xabi Alonso (8.5 million)
vincent kompany (9 million)
daniel Alves (18 million + chimbonda)
out– stalteri, chimbonda, ghaly, kaboul (loan), rocha, taino, routldege
Ryan Babel will be swtiched over to the right in January as Jermaine Pennant will be leaving the club (7 million). Coming in will be another left winger– likely to be Jeremy Menez (11 million). Kaka Kaladze will still be signed in January (5 million). Liverpool will sign Mascherano permenantly for a negotiated fee of £15 million and Liverpool will also agree a move for Ezequiel Garay for the end of the season (10 million). Scott Carson (9 million) and Dirk Kuyt (8 million) will be leaving in the Summer as well. Amauri (10 million) is the top target to replace Kuyt. Sissoko will also leave for around £8 million. Christian Zapater will replace him–he can play centre back and in midfield
Chelsea will look to sign Daniel Alves (18 million) Vincent Kompany (6 million) Luka Modric (17 million) and David Villa in the Summer (35 million). They would then offload Shevchenko (14 million) Ballack (8 million) and Paulo Ferreira (5 million)
I heard Jermaine Defoe and Miguel Veloso are headed Man United way this winter also expect a yet unnamed German player at United
Rangers will sign, Gattuso £5 million and Nicolai Dica – £4 million. It's coming home. 51 n counting
Henry Saviet to Arsenal in January.
Just a rumour.
Quality Right Back (maybe from Championship)
Swindon Towns takeover could be confirmed this Friday. howether if it falls through this time there will be no stay of execution from the creditors. Andrew Fitton who aims to takeover has put money forward already to keep creditors at bay but this time a winding up order will be issued by Monday if the takeover falls thru.
Hearts are interested in Australian born forward Richard Porta. The 24 year old plays in Uruguay for CA River Plate and is top scorer in Uruguay with 18 goals in 14 league matches.
Craig Gordon to Real Madrid for £14 million to replace casillas who is going to Man United for £8 million
Benitez is going nowere. it is understood that he wants to pin down Mascherano witch will cost about £16 million. Voronin will be shown the door and will be replaced by ben arfa for a suprisingly low price of around £8 million from Lyon Crouch will not be sold. also Liverpool will match the asking price for Ricardo Quaresma from Porto. Sissoko could leave to FC Barcelona if Mascherano is secured. a move for out of favour Steven Taylor is highly likely to replace vetran hyypia.
Rangers have joined the war with Celtic to sign former Dundee United Goal Keeper Ryszard Gorski. He will come in on a free and the haggling is over his salary. Roman Abramovich is going to use his money to beat out Newcastle and Arsenal for Arshavin and Modric, respectively. Those saying that Bruno Guarda to Liverpool is a done deal are wrong, Manchester City is interested in him as a backup to Elano b/c their styles are identical. Hatem Ben Arfa and Joaquin Sanchez, however are going to be the answers to Liverpool's winger problems as they come in on twin £22 million signings. Forget about Quaresma, he is headed to Bayern.
After a dominant display in Sydney FCs vicotry over LA Galaxy last night, FC Nuremburg will be making a play for forward Alex Brosque. It's no secret the manager Hans Meyer is a fan of Australian players with no less than five players currently on the books. The move will be a loan in January with a move to perm in July.
Coppell has fallen out with Madejski over the transfer budget. Coppell wanted to submit a £4 million pound offer for Sheff United forward Rob Hulse, but Madejski rejected the propsal stating Coppell had enough forwards. Coppell has issued an ultimatum to the club, and looks to leave with Nigel Howe to take over.
January transfer window for Reading Royals
Shane Long + £3 million (+ £. 75 million after apps) for Rob Hulse
Leroy Lita swapped for former Reading keeper Jamie Ashdown
Matthew Taylor for £6 million
Graham Stack + £2 million for Michael Kightly
Joseph Mattock for £.5 million (rising to £1 million after apps)
Lee Cattermole for £4 million
bids for David Wheater, Taylor Twellman, Billy Jones, Ben Alnwick, Matt Derbyshire, Michael Bradley and various others.
on the Reading transfer list:
DLC will leave in the Summer, unhappy with the lack of games. Hahnemann will be leaving for the newly formed MLS side in his hometown in Seattle. Gunnarson will be off in the Summer.