Football Rumours Archive January 29 2007
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I have talked to a very inportant member of the Newcastle set up, who assured me no permenent signings will be made in this window, but confirm agreement has been made to complete the signings of Darren Bent&Curtis Davies.
Gareth Beale is a realistic Newcastle target for the summer as they are in advanced negotiations, for a buy now, play later agreement.
Big money will be made avilable as take-over is immenet in the Feb of this year. The only reason they have pretended to backed off now, is to keep the price of there targets to a realistic level.
Emre is on his way to Byern (8.5m) in summer.
Wright Phillips is desperate to fallow Duff to Newcastle, he wants to play and to be loved, his words not mine.
Ian Dowie to be Leicester new manager when Milan takes over, four players o be sold, Stephen Hughes, gaz williems, Matty Fryatt and Richard steamen the players bought in to replace these are matt Holland, izale meload or however you spell it, Leon barret and Matty piper will re sign also Muzzy will return as part of the new coatching staff. trust me all facts I'm very close to the clubs in more ways than one,
AC Milan will complete the £4.15m signing of Ronaldo within the next 24 hours, finally replacing the void left by Andriy Shevchenko. Ronaldo is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid and has been told he can leave, with Milan winning the battle to sign the Brazilian. The Italian giants will look to follow up Ronaldo's signing by bidding for his current team mate Roberto Carlos. The left back, like Ronaldo, has past experience playing at the Giuseppe Meazza with Inter Milan, but AC would look past that and look to tie him down to an 18 month contract. Ironically, the man to replace him at Real Madrid could be the same man who turned down a move to the Bernabeu two seasons ago. Ashley Cole, now at Chelsea, hasn't had an easy ride since swapping the red of Arsenal for the green of the money at Stamford Bridge, and could now find himself on the move again. Chelsea fans still boo him because of his Arsenal roots and he has publicly stated the dressing room unrest at Chelsea is causing problems. Jose Mourinho and Roman Abramovich's fallout is affecting the Premiership champions, and Cole could be tempted to make the move to La Liga with Madrid.
Liverpool will not sign Henry from Arsenal. Instead they will go for someone younger like Villa or Torres. Kewell and Zenden will leave in the summer along with Luis Garcia. LFC will sign joaquin and Simao and play a 4-5-1 formation. They Reds will table a late gareth Bale bid and also sign Richards from Man City. Team as follows
Reina, finnan/ Richards, carra, agger, riise/ bale, sissoko, alsono, gerrard, joaquin, villa/ kuyt/ Torres, Simao
LiverpoolRafa will finalise a deal for Mascherano on the transfer deadline day. Expect more youngster sto come in such as Sebastian Leto, James mcCarthy, Neil eardley, marco ruben, marius alexe, Ray Jones, Billy clarke and many more.
The deal for Manuel Fernandes will be wrapped up by Monday
Moyes will then pursue Collins John on loan and make a bid for Matty Etherington despite Everton denying a bid was made
New Rangers Team by Wednesday 31st January
Neilson Webster Ugo/ Weir Murray
Burke Ferguson Hartley Adam
A. Smith/ Boyd Mcculloch/ Gow
I have been informed (99% reliable), that Robbie Keane will be leaving Spurs in the next few days to head up north to Celtic as he has been told by Martin Jol that Jermaine Defoe is the No 1 Striker at the club. The deal will be a loan deal for the rest of the season, with a permanent deal being signed in the summer.
Spurs are looking at Carlton Cole or Craig Bellamy as his replacement.
After Ahmed fathi's move for sufc, many other Egyptian players will go to the EPL like :
1) "hosni abd rabbo" stratsbourgRC player who is currently loaned locally he is 22 and the best african deffensive midfielder
2) "mohammed abu terika"who was on verge of moving for Reading this January will be a Portsmouth player next season for $7mil. he is 27 and the best african play maker (4th best african player 2006) + (third best goal scorer in the world 2006)
3) "amr zaki"who had atrial at shefield but his club rejected $3 mil. offer so next season he will be a Portsmouth player also for $5mil. he is 22 very atheletic and a very dangerous attacker.
Rafas late signings - Gabriel Milito the Real Zaragoza defender and Javier Mascherano will both sign for Liverpool. Crouch off to Spurs will see the arrival of David Trezeguet at anfield. Keep an eye on Simao, Alves and David Villa when the DIC takeover is completed. Gullits late bid will be given due diligence, but nothing will come of it. My Sister works at anfield in the ticket office and these rumours have been kept well hidden. She over heard two executives talking.
Well here it is, breaking Forest rumours straight from MA. Mark Yates to sign from Spurs on loan, Prutton to sign from Saren'ts, Chambers from Northampton. Cohen deal is off as is Cogan deal now we have Yates. Still hold out hope for Jarvis but Gillingham want Lester who does not want to move. Dan the Man
The rumours of Distin coming to Celtic are false. People claiming to see him at Parkhead are getting him mixed up with new signing Doumbe.
Starchan has withdrawn his bids for Brown and Thompson as he is fed up with the way Hibs are treating the situation.
No new faces will be coming to Celtic before the window shuts as Strachan if finding it difficult to tempt his targets to Celtic Park.
Tottenham boss Martin Jol will flog misfits Edgar Davids and Mido before the end of the January transfer window, with ready-made replacements set to take their places at White Hart Lane. Davids is poised to join Ajax where he is likely to finish his career, while I hear that Manchester City will win the race to sign Mido ahead of several other clubs such as Portsmouth and Charlton. Davids won't be replaced with a new signing, as Jol will allow Tom Huddlestone, Jermaine Jenas, Teemu Tainio and Danny Murphy to fight it out for the two central midfield slots. Mido's departure will free up a striker slot as well as extra funds to fill it. James Beattie of Everton has been watched, but a Spurs fan at my workplace has told me that Jol is looking to Klass Jan Huntelaar of Ajax. If that's true, I wouldn't be surprised if Tottenham make a straight bid for Huntelaar, with no add-ons or bonus payments, and Edgar Davids as a makeweight in the deal. Although Ajax would almost certainly be reluctant to lose their star player, a bid in excess of £10m plus Edgar Davids could prove too tempting to refuse.
Blackpools keigan parker will sign for Swindon next week for 75,000 plus add ons as parker doesn't have a future at Blackpool as he's been frozen out the first team
Dean Kiely to possibly sign for West Ham United. Alan Curbishley is keen on his ex-Charlton number 1 and may even sell Roy Caroll with Sunderland interested.