Football Rumours Archive January 31 2007
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Heard a rumour that Craig gordan will be signed on deadline day but has been told he's got untill the summer to prove to wenger is the right man to replace lehmann he will have to do this buy playing 6 straight reserve games for the Gunners and then battle with almunia for the 2nd spot untill the summer.
also Arsenal have made a verbal bid for a top european striker thought to be either babel or Torres but I can't see either of these two going to north London as they have Henry, van persie, adebayour, baptista, walcott, Alliadere, bendtner, lupoli and carlos vela. Maybe some sought of loan deal for a striker will be done I. e del perio or saviola
Sheffield United Deadline day signings:
Greg Halford 2 million
Chris Eagles 750,000
Andy Reid 2 million
Gabor Kiraly loan
Jason Koumas 4 million
My mum works 4 the security in Manchester UTD an sayz she has heard at work that Man UTD are to make a last minute cpture in the transfer window for Juan Roman Riquelme because Hargreaves wants 2 recover fully from injury back in Germany with his family. Riquelme will have the choice of a host of premiership an Italian clubs including Everton, West Ham and Palermo aswell as United.
Contrary to what was claimed on here yesterday, Scott mcdonalds family are die hard Celtic fans who are all members of a Celtic fan club in Australia, as his dad took the hump when Scott won the league for Rangers 2 seasons ago. expect Celtic to nick hartley out from under our noses, leaving us well short in midfield after the departure of clement and expected transfer of buffel to hannover. smith may be forced to spend £500k on Alan gow as FalKirk refuse to sell for less. also the move for jason culina will go thru at somepoint late today.
MAN UTD to make a last minute bid for Juventus owned striker Michele Paolucci. He is a product of Juventus's youth squad. The forward has hit the headlines while on loan at Ascoli after netting a brace in Sunday's match with Messina. He has openly suggested that he is being closely watched by the premiership pace setters, and that he would be happy to immediately accept Manchester United's offer. But Juventus will be the ones to decide. If not Jan, then good chance in summer.
Remember: from Leonardo
How many times must gullible Rangers fans be told.
Craig Gordon is not only too good a players for your club, he is also well well well out of your price range.
The chances of Craig Gordon being a Rangers player are actually in the negative percentile.
Craig Gordon will not play for any other Scottish team other than Hearts. He is a Hearts supporter and has no ambition to playe for either Glasgow club. He will play in England, Italy or Germany.
Paul Hartley will be a Rangers player if Rangers offer a 7 figure sum. If they do not he will be punted to a premiership side with Villa looking likely.
Celtic will sign Paul hartley from Hearts for £850,000. They will also sign Scott Brown for £2. 6million.
LFC comings and goings:
IN: Mascherano (W. Ham) loan deal likely to be completed this January window&made permanent in summer. Also in the summer. CB:Woodgate (R. Madrid) or Gonzolo. R (Villarreal) . RB:Salgado (R. Madrid) . LW:Vincente (Valencia) . RW:Maxi. R (At. Madrid) . ST:McCarthy (Blackburn), Defoe (Spurs) or Klose (W. Bremen) or Podolski (B. Munich) or Huntelaar (Ajax) .
OUT: Carson, Dudek, Hyypia, O'Donnell, Kewell, Zenden, Cisse, Fowler, Bellemy, Le Tallec&Sinama.
Carson will not be prepared to sit on the bench behind Reina&will be sold. Padelli deal will be made permanent,&will be Reina's backup. Hyypia will be given the same option as Hamann. He will be told that he won't play much-if he's happy with this, he'll get 1 year deal, if unhappy, he'll be allowed to leave for free as a reward for great service to club.
Norwich have targeted out of favour Lee Trundle as the man to replace the injured Earnshaw
This rumour is big for LFC fans. Just heard from a close friend in Madrid whose cousin is a youth player. The rumours going around Atletico is that Xabi Alonso joining them in the summer is a done deal. But the surprising thing I was told is the deal is going to be a straight swap. I haven't been told who that player could be but it must be someone in the £15M-£20M range. I'm gutted!
Sheffield United on the verge of signing Andy reid from Charlton for about 2 million pounds which could rise to a fee of 2. 5 million depending on appearances made for he Blades
Celtic will sign Paul hartley on deadline day for a reported 1m. this will snatch the player from arch rivals Rangers at the last possible time.
Norwich have failed in their quest for Derek Riordan and have turned their attention to Cecilo Lopes. They face competition from Derby and Watford however
If Fulham or another Premiership team don't come in for Carlo Nash by tommorow lunchtime, Preston North End are set to arrange a loan deal with Luton Town until the end of the season. Nash would be keen to move closer to London where his fiance resides although is generally not keen on moving to a side far lower in the Championship. The deal is however likely to happen. Expect Nash to be on the move on transfer deadline day.
" Robbie Keane won't be signing for Celtic because they're in a fizzy pop league " , I severly doubt Keane will sign but your opinion of the Scottish premier league was rather poor . Celtic have beaten Manchester Utd, Blackburn FC, and of course the mighty Liverpool in seasons past, so your opinion is just basic ignorance towards the Scottish champions and the whole of the SPL, Anyway on with the rumours Rngers will definetly sign Lee McCulloch before the transfer window slams shut on Wednesday night, the fee will be most probably around about one point six million pounds, they will also sign Paul Hartley for about one million pounds . Expect Alan Gow to sign, albeit on a pre-contract agreement, he will of course join up with the Gers at the end of the season with FalKirk unwilling to let go of their most prized asset . Expect PartickThistle to part with young midfielder Adam Strachan, he has the ability but an incident last week has called time on his short Thistle career . I am pretty sure he is set for a move to Germany as it says so on his profile heaven space. The pepsi dog
My brother (who is in the Youth set-up) has told me THE TOON will get John O'Shea on loan from Man UTD. Owen is going nowhere despite other rubbish rumours. Oneywu has signed on loan, and this will be made permanent in the summer. Bramble is likely to exit in a bid to make some cash. But the main rumours is that the board are reluctant to spend money on transfers when they can make loan signings. This is partially due to any impending take-overs happening later in the year. (Which will give the club more spending power). I've also heards from another source that Peter Crouch wants to sign for the Magpies.
Kevin Thompson is at murry park right now for a medical Hibs except 2 million!
Its very doubtful that Freddy Adu has been at Villa considering hehas only recently signed for Real Salt Lake in the U. S. but the Silvestre to Villa rumours are refusing to go away around my way, the only thing apparently hindering the deal is he wants to speak to the French boss first to see if he will still get in the squads if he signs for Villa
LFC Rumours :.
Mascherano (today) (6 mil.)
David Villa (in summer) (25 mil)
ricardo quaresma (in summer) (14 mil.)
and a defender about (9 mil.)
DIC will be done din 15 th feb'
I have heard from a friend who is a youth coach at the club that Milan Mandaric will now complete his takeover of the club in a months time, after he has returned from his mothers sick bed. In his first action as City chairman he will appoint Ian Dowie as the new city boss. This is only if City fail to begin climbing the Championship table. If the side begin to show better form then, Milan will keep Kelly untill next season.
David Murray Will relinquish ownership of Glasgow Rangers at the end of next season (07-08), after Walter Smith has sucessfuly regained the title from arch rivals Celtic. A Russian consortiam which is willing to push Rangers to a new level, will buy Murray off in order to secure a place in the Enlish premiership (Sky have a real interest in welcoming Rangers and possibly Celtic into the premiership as 2 board members are part of the consortium). This is real, I am a close friend of David's son.
Man Utd Rumours:
Left-back Gareth Bale will join United and then be loaned back to Southhampton, with SAF's ambition to convert Evra into a left sided winger (as soon as Giggs ties up his boots) Bale will get the chance for 1st Team football. Larsson will see out the remander of his loan at United and then go back to Helsingborgs. Man Utd will NOT try and get Larsson on a perminent basis seeing he is 35 and close to the end of his career, instead United will buy Torres in the summer for 25 up front. Hargreaves still looks unlikely for January and the summer, unless Munich buy a decent midfielder.
After the amazing capture of Kevin Thomson from Hibs get ready for the follow up. Brown will sign a four and a half ear deal before tomorows deadline. This is a cert as Brown is a Rangers man and there's only one club he has ever wanted to play for. The GERS. Sorry Gordon you are now out of your depth as Walter (9 in a row is back) .
Likely LFC squad for 2007/ 08:
GK: Reina, Padelli. LB: Riise, F. Aurelio. CB: Woodgate, Carragher, Agger, Paletta. RB: Finnan, Salgado. LW: Vincente, M. Gonzalez. defCM: Sissoko, Mascherano. attCM: Gerrard, Alonso. RW: Maxi. R, Pennant. PM: Luis Garcia. ST: McCarthy, Crouch, Kuyt, Huntelaar
Charlton Athletic are set to sign highly rated non league keeper David Stringer for £50'000 before deadline day, as Carson will be heading back to Liverpool in the summer.