Football Rumours Archive January 02 2008
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To stop all Matthew Connolly rumours, he has officially joined Queens Park Rangers for £1 million, after impressing on loan. This is from the official Arsenal website
Big Eck's wishlist
with the board's backing Mcleish will get more money that is said in the papers around 10 or £7.5 million to spend
antony Gardener £3 million Tottenham
kris boyd or Mcfadden 4–5 million
gary Cahill £2 million Aston Villa
Darren Fletcher loan Man United
mcsheffrey £3 million West Bromwich
danns 500 k notts Forest
mart Taylor 1.25 million Queens Park Rangers
rowan vine £2 million Queens Park Rangers
Story is that Arsene Wenger has identified five transfer targets for the next two transfer windows?
These are Yoann Gourcuff (Milan), Nikolay Dimitrov (levski sofia), Karim Benzema (lyon), Martin Caceres (villareal) and Dani Parejo (Real Madrid castillo).
Some of these will be signed in January and the rest in the Summer.
Leaving the club will be Gilberto, Jens Lehmann, Kerrea Gilbert, Matt Connolly and Phillipe Senderos.
Arsene Wenger will not be bringing anyone in the transfer window.
but the following players will be let go.
Diaby will not be going anywhere as Diaby is just as much apart of Arsenal's future as Cesc Fabregas is.
Arsene Wenger has said that the whole team will be set around Fabregas and daiby in the midfield.
Diarra, Eboue and Senderos will be at another club next year.
Afc to sign Bakary Sakho (apologies for the spelling) he's LB very quick and only 18 but Wenger might let him go back on loan until the end of the season.
Blackburn are looking to replace savage (whom I have read on numerous sights that looks set for Sunderland) with Derek Boateng of jeruselum.
He's out of contract in the Summer so jeruselum are probably looking for a quick deal, work permit problems might delay the deal though.
There was also a link on the solciadad website that there really interested in singing Arbeloa but a little hesitant on the price a loan deal might suit them so they have a few months to build up the transfer fee.
The Hammers are hoping many players return from injury and are hoping to sign a full back with Nicky Shorey being shown interest
Celtic are hoping to sign Sidwell from Chelsea on loan to the end of the season
Real Madrid and Inter are both interested in Elano
Manchester City would like to sign Peter Crouch but Bolton and Newcastle are interested as well. Bolton are looking for a replacement for Anelka and Newcastle lose Martins to the African Nations cup.
Roy Keane wants to bring Nicky Butt and Wes Brown to Sunderland
Number of Premier League teams are interested in signing Henrik Larsson on a short loan deal
Arsenal will weigh up a £5 million move for Real Betis Brazillian Internationl Striker Rafael Sobis. The Brazillian had explained he would like to come to England when he was at Brazillian Club Internacional in his hometown but the club wanted more that £3 million so Arsenal had droped interest in the forward. Now as we are in January Arsenal could bring the Brazilian to the Emirates? Arsenal will add Young Winger Nikolay Dimitrov to his first team squad January 7th 2008 where the Bulgarian will sign for the club for about £700,000 and Tresor Mputu the same but £2 million for the African forward.
Next Hibernian manager – Paul Ince
I have it on good authority that Bobby B, a close friend of mine and Wes Brown. That Wes is on his way out of Old Trafford. Also The Bulgarian Dynamite Berbatov has made it clear that he wants a bigger club to fulfil his dreams of winning the Champions League. Liverpool would guarantee him regular football, but Man United have a bid of £20 million+ and Chelsea have entered the race with a bid around £25 million. Liverpool to complete Mascherano deal and two defenders. This Summer will be amazing. I am the one talking sense.
MAN UNITED Signings
Either Karim Benzema (Lyon, 16–20 million)
Klass Jan Huntelaar (Ajax, 20–23 million)
Dimitri Berbatov (Tottenham Hotspur, 15–20 million)
Mateus GongAlves (Mannucho) (Free)
Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiv Moscow, 7–10 million)
Either Alan Hutton (Rangers, 5–10 million)
Jose Bosingwa (FC Porto, £8 million)
Giovani dos Santos (FC Barcelona, £10 million)
Either Lorenzo De Silvestri (Lazio, 5–8 million)
Miguel Veloso (Sporting, £15 million)
John O'Shea (Everton, £5 million)
Darren Fletcher (Rangers, £7 million)
Dong Fangzhou (Unknown)
Wes Brown (Newcastle, £6 million)
Mikel Silvestre (Lyon, £3 million)
LiverpooLfc– Crouch + £8 million for Berbatov. what a strikeforce Torres and the Hitman would make. a bid for Downing or Bentley will be made until major signings in the new season. Kewell, Sissoko, Voronin, Kuyt, Riise, Pennant, Hyypia, Crouch and Finnan to make funds available for Quaresma, Kompany, Berbatov, Silva and Lahm. Mouth–watering. Laugh now but it will happen so concede the title 08/09. This will happen as my source from the North, who has never let me down told me so and that is the bottom line cause Khana said so. Huyton.
Roy Keane could fuel his feud with David Moyes when the two go head to head for Wes Brown for £4 million. Moyes is still fuming that Keane (and his scouts) have unsettled some of his youngsters at the Everton academy in particular Jack Rodwell, Gareth Shaw and Shane Duffy. These three could head to wearside in the Summer.
Other Ins at Sunderland
Savage –Blackburn £2. 5
Hunt –Reading £4.75
Evans loan –man u
Simpson Man United £3. 5
O donovan (loan)
Kilmarnock will announce two new signings this week Mark De Vries and Ian Murray.
Kris Boyd and Alan Hutton will definitely be leaving Rangers probably Birmingham and Villa respectively.
Barry Robson will sign for Celtic
Elvis Hammonds move to Ipswich is called off due to his mrs not wanting to live around Ipswich so they are turning there attenion to trevor benjamin who should cost 15k. also Real Madrid interested in pablo cannot play away coungo
Unbelieveable but true Henrik larsson to sign again for Celtic as contract finished now and his family want to spend next four months on hols in Glasgow as they lived here for seven years and have a lot of friends still here that is why the king of kings is signing meant to be announced today but with the tragic news of odonnell it's put back untilfifth to unveil him fee undisclosed
Bolton Wanderers current transfer activity:
Gary Megson's Transfer Targets:
Paul Robinson (WBA)
Nicolas Anelka ( Chelsea £10 million )
Joey O'brien ( Sheff Wednesday 500 k )
Michalik ( Leeds United 250 k )
Vaz Te ( Oldham on loan with view to permanent)
Other players Megson is keen to get rid of:
Valencia are ready to sell David Villa to Liverpool for John arne Riise and £20 million. and could get, David Silva or Ricardo Quaresma for £18 million. Liverpool forever.