Football Rumours Archive January 03 2007
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Ajax player Snieder subject of two bids from British teams, Aston Villa and Celtic apparently
I have been told by a very reliable source that SAF plans to be very active in the January transfer window. Kaka is currently unsettled at AC Milan and will be subject to a £21m bid from Utd. Bale will also arrive as a part of a swap deal with Bardsley, whom SAF does not feel has proved himself enough at Rangers to earn a place in the Utd squad. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will sign in Jan for £15m, and Torres will be bought for £18m plus Silvestre in the summer. Provided Hargreaves passes a medical to prove he has recovered from his broken leg, he will be bought for £12m plus O'Shea. Richardson will be sold for £4m, and Quaresma will be bought for around £8-10m.
This could be one of the craziest transfer deals ever if its true i couldnt believe it when i first heard it and still can't but still its a rumour non the less.
With west ham battling relegation and curbs believing that certain memebers of the squad are not putting in enough effort, with possible relegation in mind he will try and offload those players that are not working hard enough and think they are better than they are namely ferdinand, reo coker and benayoun. the club he is apparently offering all three to is chelsea to try and raise some cash to boost whatever funds magnusson provides. apparently they are even trying to exchange all three players for the new chelsea lads that have not lived up to mourinhos expectations. bhoularouz, swp, kalou and diarra simply for the reason becuase curbs believe they have better attitudes than coker and pals. if the swap deal happened id imagine it would still leave curbs with a decent amount of transfer money to strengthen other ares and some saleable assets (the new players) that are highly rated on the continent should they be relgated as anton and reo coker would be worth peanuts with there attitudes should the hammers go down.
Rothen of PSG and Wilhelmson of Nantes will join Rangers, events have moved quickly since PLG dropped Fergusson. Naismith/ Brown/ Whittaker/ Webster. and Christian Dailly! all on PLG radar
Matty Upson to Tottenham for 4 Million. And Birmingham get Davenport in exchange.
David Dunn to Blackburn for 1.5 Million.
Birmingham to sign Izale McLeod or Nathen Tyson or Billy Sharp.
West Ham will buy Freddy Eastwood for 3 Million.
Newcastle to buy Mark Viduka for 4 Million. But Milner going the other way.
Everton to buy David Nugent for 5 Million.
Manchester City will be bought by American billionaire Phillip Anschutz, but not until the summer. He's worth an estimated 8 billion and already has strong business links in Manchester. In the transfer window Bernardo Corradi will return to Italy with Chievo for 1.5million and City will replace him with Mark Viduka for around 1.5million. Also expect David Dunn for around 1 million.
only january transfer
Then when Sheikh Mohammed takes over Liverpool will sign
Maxi Rodriguez 7m
Vicente - 12m
Rafa will only sign these as the squad doesn't need strengthning too much!
Liverpool's January transfers- IN: Jamie McCarthy from Raith Rovers 1.5million Lucas Neill 2 million + Steve Warnock and Ricardo Quaresma from FC Porto £5m OUTS: James Smith to Raith (loan) COMFIRMED Steve Warnock to B'burn + Neill swap. =DX=
It is a fact that 5 Grays Athletic players will be joining league clubs in the transfer window - 100% true, straight from the horses mouth.
Rumour has it:
Stuart Thurgood out to Bournemouth or Millwall
Jamie Stuart will be joining Leyton Orient
Glenn Poole and Dennis Oli are also off, but uncertain who to.
The rumours flying around Sheffield at the moment (regarding Wednesday) are that relatively big offers are about to be tabled for Majid Bougherra and Chris Brunt which, if over £1m each, Wednesday won't be in a position to refuse.
Also, rumours grow ever stronger (from the Blades) that Warnock will not be getting a new contract. His outbursts continue to embarass McCabe and the board at Bramall Lane. Any new investors (thought to be from the Far East) will not want a manager sat on a juicy new contract when they appear on the seen very soon. If, as seems more and more likely, The Blades stay up, Warnock will be asked to stand aside. If a bronze statue of him will be erected, as he asked for in a recent meeting in Belgium, remains to be seen.
Who put Cherno Samba to Sheffield Utd for 1.7m? We are not playing champ manager now. He is normally a sub at home park. Rumours that are circulating involve both Jeff Whitley and Mark Bircham linking up with Ollie.
Stephen Warnocks house is up for sale and the rumour round where he lives is that he has signed for Newcastle United. Also Chelsea are now keeping tabs on Daniel Agger but he's 100% committed to the reds.
From a genuinely good source in spain who is also a Liverpool fan. he says that david villa was in the directors box at anfield at the bolton game. use your imagination
John Hartson is being tracked by both Cardiff and Leicester for around £500, 000. Mowbray doesn't see Hartson as part of his long term plans and is looking to cash in. It is thought Hartson would prefer the move to Leicester rather than Cardiff, as he is a lifelong Swansea fan
Guiseppe rossi on loan to leeeds utd
Barry Ferguson has been contacted by Aidy Boothroyd about a possible loan until the end of the season.
Everton will sign Tim Howard permamently and will sign kevin nolan for a sawp with james beattie plus 1-2million he will also hope to sign iether robart earnshaw for 3million plus davies or david nugent for 4million and davies these are all true rumours and trust me i work at goodison so we hear all the rumors first and if things go the way moyes wants his team should look like this . and btw he will not sign a right back as he is happy with neville playin there
lee/ neville Lesscott Yobo Valente
Arteta Cahill Nolan Osman
Johnson Nugent/ Earnshaw
Bench-Wright Stubbs Carsley Van der meyde Anichibie
Leicester City News
Milan Mandaric will take over LCFC as of the 16th Jan. He will give Kelly a transfer budget in the region of 2mil. Its reported that Kelly will bring in three players during the window:
Carlos Edwards - £1.1 mil
Stephan Pearson - £850, 000
Carlton Cole - loan till end of season
Dica will not sign for rangers, for now he will stays at steaua.he also have offers from lille, saren't ettien.price for dica at least 5.5 mil $
Torres to man you (25 mil) d bent to aston villa or Liverpool (8 mil) kaka and villa are wanted by chelsea for(28 mil) and (20 mil) tottenham may sign barry ferguson after he was released by rangers and also cn gt o shea from man you gareth bale is also wanted by a lot of prmiership clubs like arsenal, man u, chelsea, porstmouth and bolton kevin davies is a target for rangers as is anthony stokes and evertons simon davies bt he cud go in a swap deal for kevin nolan of bolton man city hve been linked with earnshaw and flamini who arsenal may let go in a swap deal for micah richards
Eggert to raise enough funds to sign 8 players including 2 top spanish players (who will not be named)!
he will target- SWP, Richarson, D.Bent, L.Young, Koumas,
upson, E.Davids, Beckham, Beattie, P.Edwards, fergusson&the closest none other then. MARK VIDUKA!!
OUT - Yossi - No surprises there then. Redknapp&Pompei is likely.
OUT - NRC - Although you will be surprised where he may go.
OUT - Harewood - Two offers&One enquiry (Pards) in already for Marlon -all to be rejected (£'s) - but he's going
OUT - Etherington - No offers received at this time, but being touted like nobody's business. Nobody seems to want to gamble on him
OUT - Mullins - Being touted but recent new contract a stumbling block. One enquiry (?)
OUT - Ferdinand - Agents phone has not stopped ringing. He wants out.
OUT - Koncheskey - Being touted but Curbs now looking to out him.
THE SOURCE IS 4 ME TO KNOW&U 2 FIND OUT!!
Liverpool news - LFC will make only one first team signing during the January window. The player will be Blackburn's defender Lucas Neill. The Aussie defender will sign for around £1m.
Young scottish midfield James McCarthy could sign. Liverpool and Man Utd are after the highly rated 16 year old but after a sucessful 2 week trail at Liverpool it is thought he wants tos ign for Liverpool. The deal is most likey to be done in the Summer but if possible Rafa will do it now.
Peter Crouch with NOT be leaving the club. Newcatle and Portsmouth both want the England striker but Rafa won't let him leave. If the Dubia takeover goes through early in the new year Rafa will look to sign a world class centre forward and will sell Peter Crouch, probably to Newcastle.
I cannot reveal any information on the takeover (I don't know any) but what I do know is the talks are on going and things look OK.
If the deal goes through, in the Summer Rafa will look for a striker and his number 1 target is David Villa. Rafa invited him over to Liverpool this weekend and he watched the 3-0 win over Bolton in the directers box. I didn't speak with Villa, however I can reveal he was with his girlfriend and Luis Garcia's wife.
I know all this as I work at Anfield and I'm close friends with Rick Parry. For ovious reasons I cannot reveal my name. But I can ensure this is all true.
Stephen Warnock may leave the club in January, with Sunderland keen on the tough tackling scouser but he could also be used in the Neill deal.
marlon harewood-950k-west ham
Stoke City will this week be putting an offer in for Oldhams Chris Porter, Tony Pulis has been monitoring him for 6 weeks and feels he is the man to take them up. Expect a fee of around 600k.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given his first indication that he may update his squad this month. Southampton left back Gareth Bale is being lined up by Manchester Utd, Newcastle, Liverpool and Real Madrid, so Wenger could be forced to make a bid if he wants the young Welshman. I hear that Arsenal still want Leighton Baines as their first choice, but a move for Bale isn't out of the equation.
BARRY FERGASON TO WEST HAM!! curbishly said he wants experience and this player was captain of rangers and looking to get out.
these are all the west ham rumours:-
matty upson(5 mil)
Shaun wright phillips(loan)
luke young(3 million + teddy)
kanu(benayoun plus we get 2 million)
maybe rob earnshaw(for mears + 1 mil)
freddy eastwood(for dailly)
peter grant as assistant manager again!!
Beattie(reo coker and we get 7 million)
To those suggesting Liverpool will buy every foreign player under the sun, you need to think again! New champions league rules state that each team has to have a number of homegrown players in their squad with this number increasing each year (arsenal are screwed!) Which is why chelsea are buying foreingers at 14 and 15 years old so they can put them through their accadamy and class them as homegrown. So expect Benitez to sign atleast 1 more english player (like he did with pennant), possibly Upson and maybe Young, and expect more reserve team players like guthrie and anderson to get a chance. The only foreign players will be right back cover for finnan and right wing competition for pennant. Hopefully these will be Alves and Ribery, but only if we get investment in time. As for Crouch, he definitly won't leave in january, Rafa sees him as a specialist player, using him against teams like Bolton and in the champions league because of his ability to hold the ball up. Don't expect major changes to the squad in the summer, a couple of additions to replace the leaving fringe player like Zenden and Fowler. Trust me, i'm a doctor!
Yes this is true rafael van de vaart to sign for Liverpool in the summer when the takeover has been completed the fee as i understand will be high but wages to be fair, as i know at this stage it will be 12 million to land the 23 year old dutch playmaker. you can see kewell, dudek, warnock, cisse and fowler also diao and pongolla getting lost as well, which is paying for van de vaart. i have good money on this, so don't bother not thinking this isn't going to happen, .
To the person who said west ham will sign parker, you have no chance he is now a adopted geordie, however a person will be switching clubs from west ham to newcastle this is marlon harwood he will arive on tyneside in the next 2 weeks for around 7mil
Deco is definetely not going to man utd, yes he is unhappy at barcelona but if he left he would go 2 chelsea and hook up with old team mates carvalho, ferreira, and jose mourinho and it would be a swap with cash for a guy lampard or joe cole
Man city will not sell micah richards as city look to reach europe and richards wants to be apart of this and joey barton will not leave either as he isn't leaving because he doesn't want to join a club lower than city.
izale mcleod-mk dons
igor klasnic-werder bremen
claudio reyna- fc dallas
Norwich will sign Bristol City pair Lee Johnson and Steve Brooker for £1m combined with Peter Thorne going the other way. They are also in talks with Northampton about highly rated young goalkeeper Mark Bunn.
The Red and white wizards of Sheffield United will take Matt Kilgallon off the sinking ship by offering Leeds £2.5m and Paul Ifill. Greg Halford could join for £2m, David Nugent is unlikely but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink could join on loan until the end of the season, where Neil Warnock will look to make it permanent by paying something stupid like £3m. In midfield Jason Koumas, Scott Brown and Danny Murphy are the likely targets, but it would be a battle to sign Brown because about 3 or 4 other Premiership teams are interested. And finally, as we all know Neil Warnock loves his strikers, so also expect gambles for Ray Jones and Luton Shelton.
Matt Kilgallon - £2.5m +Ifill
Scott Brown - £2m
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - Loan
Luton Shelton - £1.5m
Believe the truth.
Manchester United F.C transfers for January:
Mertasacker (Werder Bremen) £7m
Luisao (SL Benfica)£5m
Bale (Southampton) £3m+C.Eagles
O'Shea (Bolton) £4.7m
Heinze (Inter Milan)SWAP
Hargreaves (Bayern Munich)£15.8m
S.Wright-Phillips (Chelsea)£13.7m + Silvestre
W.Sneijder (Ajax) £8m
Z.Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan)£9m+ Heinze
Do not expect for these transfers just to be made in January. Some of these Transfers will happen during the Summer transfer period.
I'm not going to talk about all the silly rumour, i.e Villa to Liverpool or Michah Richards to Chelsea, because you all know it won't be happening.
Celtic's Nakamura (excuse my spelling) has been in sensational form this year, including two great games against Man Utd in the Champions League. This form has brought him to the attention of Aston Villa, Newcastle, Middlesborough and Tottenham.
Villa need someone to link up with the promising Abonglahor, and could be placing a £5million bid this week.
Newcastle need anyone with skill, but are wary of buying the playmaker as they know what happened to Luque.
Gareth Southgate could do with anyone likely to make or score goals and has some money to spend so Boro could be favourites.
Tottenham have been trying to find a left footed winger for years. Although not a winger, Nakamura and Lennon could easily drift and cause problems for any defence, expect a £5million bid with a player thrown in i.e stalteri, andy reid
AFC BULLETIN !
Micah richards will noot move 2 Arsenal as AFC simply cannot afford him . With Helb , rosicky.fabregas, flamani, gilberto, all in front of Diaby expect Diaby 2 leave AFC at the end of the season or at the end of january .Wigans Bains 2 AFC with another arsenal player moving 2 Wigan could be song or aliadaire .
West Ham United are going to make a bid for Tottenham's Mido.
Rafa has a transfer budget of 20 million for the January transfer window. As the DIC takeover hasn't been fully completed Rafa has less than he would have had. Nonetheless, 20 million is quite a significan't budget for january as LFC can afford to give him that kind of money with the takeover on the way. The real changes will be made in the summer but for now expect only two or three transfers, maybe four. The young left back, Insua, has already joinded. Lucas Neill deal will be done for around 1.5 million. LFC offered 2 million during the summer but now that Neill's contract is runing out LFC can get him cheaper or simply offer him a pre-contract to sign in 6 months at the end of the season. There will be one center midfielder coming in in january. The young prodigy Bodmer or Javier Mascherano, despite his poor form this season. One of which will be purchased for a figure of around 5-8 million pounds. Also, expect an offer for a winger, most likely a right winger because of Pennant's lacklustre form this season. Expect a offer to Vicente too and Paul Anderson will get more and more first team games after January.
I can tell you all for a FACT that Arsenal will not be signing anyone in January, but come the summer, we will see SERIOUS spending. Wenger knows he will get a nice amount for Reyes and this will be spent on a two-footed attacking winger. Maybe Ribery. Baptista will not stay.
The second signing will be a keeper. Probably Craig Gordon as it is rumoured some money has already been put down for him. Third and finally, as Fabrigas is relied on too much, wenger has relised the final piece in the jig-saw is a top class, experienced, creative Central midfielder. Expect someone of Kaka's class to arrive. The money - and now the club status - is there. =A=