Football Rumours Archive November 03 2006
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To the Hearts fan who wants to know if Niemi will be returning from Southhampton the answer is no because he is a Fulham player and has been since Jan. Hearts will replace Gordon with some unknown Lithuanian.Expect Aston Villa to be doing a lot of business in January, with two players lined up for each outfield department, and around £30 - £35 to be spent. If MO'N gets all his wish list it will look something like:
Alan Smith from Man Utd (£6m approx)
Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelsea (£6m approx)
Wayne Bridge from Chelsea (£5m approx)
Robbie Keane from Spurs (£5m approx)
Luke Young from Charlton (£5m approx)
James Milner from Newcatle (£4m approx)2 the everton fan who said nugent wouldn't sign 4 the toon. Deal with it hes coming! Once a blue always a blue hmmmm were hav a seen that before?????????????????????????????This is the journalist from Kicker again. There isn't much in the way of news at the moment. Real Madrid are consistently in contact with Arsenal over Fabregas but are being equally consistently rebuffed. Robinho has been offered as a part exchange. Lehmann is not going back to Germany. Most German clubs have good, young keepers and are reluctant to sign an older keeper. If anything, expect to see Lehmann sign for a Champions League team for one year, Milan or Valencia if Dida or Canizares retire. I must also point out that clubs never make their transfer budgets public because this would take away any leverage in transfer negotiations. Ribery to go to Lyon in the summer. Arsenal do not want to meet Marseille's asking price and Lyon should have a transfer budget from the sale of Ben Arfa and Abidal who are both being followed by Milan.I'm going out on a limb here but bear with me. football sides are all about non-footballing revenue these days and you'd have to wonder about financial funny bunny's going on behind the scenes with personal sponsors wanting to get their star players to teams with their name on the shirt. nike's (united's shirt sponsor) new advertising campaign centres around rooney, ronaldo, torres, ronaldinho etc. no secret in SAF admiration for torres and nike's belief in his marketability, so then with the shirt numbers at united being ronaldo 7, rooney 8. .doesn't torres have 9 tattooed on his wrist?! Number 10 u may ask? Whats the number behind ronaldinho's new clothing line? hahaha torres makes sense as united's global appeal will sell more shirts than atletico (better off for torres and nike) and you'd reckon sales would go through the roof if ronaldinho joined him at united. rumours of beckham also make se
nse because united will erase their debts far quicker with shirt sales rather than european glory. if the glazer's are smart investors, which they are, i would believe the cost of transfers of these players (could be upwards of 50 million pounds) would be paid back to them with interest by shirt sales etc and nike would surely also be willing to chip in! just a thought from an economics student!Arsenal will only buy players which is at a cut price. they won't spend on ribery or Huntelaar. and from the history of AW's buying, i can see he didnt spend more than 14.99 mill for a player. Only expect a cheaper players like: Craig Gordon and Curtis Davies to come.GOONER NEWS! AW is interested in a ajax player but it isn't huntelaar. its ajax's left winger ryan babel. hes a young dutch winger with lots of pace and skill and AW feels he will adapt to the prem very quicky. he also would work well with rvp as he has done in past international matches.WATCH THIS HAPPEN! dawsyLiverpool will sign rafael van der vaart for 6mil plus luis garciaDavid beckham going 2 celtic is 100% true he is not happy with capello and will walk into the celtic first team maloney will sign new 4 year deal and luisao from benfica will sign in januray if benfica fail to qualify from the champions league groupTottenham will do well in the uefa cup and they will finish 5 or 6 andhe summer they will sign micha richards , kevin nolan , ashley young , hilario and baniesI havn't posted on here for a while but I've heard some very interesting rumours in the past two weeks. They are: Darren Bent to Villa/pompey, Tim cahill to arsenal, Ledly king to chelsea, David Trezuguet to blackburn, Stewart Downing to liverpool(swap with kewell plus cash), Shay given to chelsea(swap for joe cole and maybe cuicini) and Adriano to spurs.James hayter to sign on loan for doncaster roversRangerss will plug their gaping defence with the signing of highly rated def
ender rudi vata,plg ready to gamble £2mil on highly rated midfielder jimmy boco, let the revolution begin!PLYMOUTH ARGYLE are poised to open the cheque book in January IF Ian Holloway's side are still in the top 6 at Christmas. Chairman Paul Stapleton has promised support if they're in there. Expect loan deals for Spurs centre-back Dorian Dervitte and Toon midfielder Nicky Butt. Also on Ollie's shopping list are Adi Akinbiyi, Ugo Ehiogu, Carlos Bocanegra and Eric Djemba-Djemba. .- - - - - - - - -
Good news for all Sunderland Fans!
These are words that have came from Niall Quinns own mouth. When the transfer window re-opens, Sunderland will be getting rid of upto 12 players and 6 players will be brought in. If Sunderland are quite close to the play-offs, multi millions of pounds will be getting spent to do the best to get the right players in. This is not a rumour, these words have came from Quinn's own mouth.
- - - - - - - - - First off i would like to say i think there are a few to many people who play football manager a little too much and get carried away. second off, there's not much in it between rangers and newcastle, but lets face it neither are great and both are definately no where near top 6 in the uk, third to the idiot that said arsenal need a striker so will sign joe cole??? err midfielder???
anyways the rumours, this is 100% true, there will be ONE OR EVEN NO big money signings in january, it is a well known fact that clubs do their main dealings in the summer. the only real transfer move will be hargreaves to man u for around 8mil, price has dropped due to his injury. lampard will in no way or form be leaving chelsea, he only signed a new contract this summer, however joe cole is annoyed at not playing regulary and barcelona have been tracking him, wright phillips will also go to atletico madrid, gerrard will also not be leaving anfield, however benitez will if he doesn't improve, huntelaar will move to england, which club is still up in the air with liverpool, arsenal and man u front runers, torres has publicly stated he could nevber play against atletico as he loves them so if he moves it will also be away from spain, most likely chelsea or man u. nana will also jion manu. all of the transfers mentioned will happen in the summer.Can everyone stop with the rangers v newcadtle its boring. Rangers sorry but ur not big anymore you are a shadow of your former selves and newcastle sorry you have hardly won anything. the only reason people may count you as a big club is because you are the only club in newcastle. Anyway the rumours floating around are:
Carlos Alberto - Corinthians to West Ham - 6m
Klass Jan Huntelaar - Ajax to Man Utd - 14m
Owen Hargreaves - Bayern to Man Utd - 16m
Giles Barnes - Derby to Tottenham - 3m
Franck Ribery - Marsellie to Arsenal - 17.5mLiverpool to sign Simao from Benfica, Garcia and Alonso to Real Madrid, interestingly BECKHAM to Liverpool! Unbloodybeliveable. Gotta be a marketing ploy!Rangers to sign Russell Anderson of Aberdeen in January. .fact!West Ham news
The takeover will be complete either Friday or Monday and Kia will have control. But Pardew will stay aslong as the team performs well. In January Tevez and Mascherano will be sold outright and the profits will be used to sign talented english players. Tevez will go to Barcelona and Mascherano will follow him or go to Juve. As Kia's sports agency owns the rights to the players they were taken to West Ham and signed on 4 year deals before the takeover happened so they would have transfer funds available. West ham will use money to sign: Alan Smith 6mill, James Milner 4mill, Giles Barnes 3.5mill, Keiran Richardson 5mill and Pardew has other young talented players on his list. After the window the team will be: Green, Spector, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Mcartney/konch, Milner/Benayoun, Mullins, Reo-Coker, Richardson/matty, Ashton/zamora, Smith/HarewoodI have heard from a very reliable source that former Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis is about to buy League 2 team Walsall FC. The price Jeff Bonser wanted for the club is 16 million but they agreed on 14 million. This deal will go through within 2-3 weeks. Doug Ellis said that he will get Walsall back into the Championship within 4 years and looking to the Premiership within 7 years.
Look out Saddlers fans. . . .My brother is Lee Martin (MUFC Reserve team player, has also made a few appearances in the first team). Apparently SAF is looking for a long-term replacement for Giggs as the now 30+ year old is coming towards the end of his playing days. Park is not filling the Welsh mans boots when Giggs has been injured in the past. Nani is top of this list, with Downing also an interest, but will only pay as much as £8-10 million. Hargraves is still his main target in the January transfer window, Torres is a back-burner as United do not want to splash the cash on a foreign import with the likes of Veron costing £29 million in the past and failing. This will be my one and only posting on this site. .just wait and see !I have been told that West Ham will be signing Carlos Alberto,Steven Rogers, Edu (lyn) for a combined fee of 23 Million and CT and JM will go to
Real ^adri^. Expect pardew to be sacked and 2n favourite Alan Shearer to be appointed manager.Craig gordon arsenal 3mill
anti niemi hearts 1mill
nani arsenal 14millRangers to sign Craig gordan and steven pressley from hearts in january for 5.5 million. These signings will be followed by a shock move for Liam Miller and Kevin Kilbane who are unhappy at ther new clubs. 100% True.Martin O'Neill is planning on raiding the Championship in the transfer window. Villa will sign winger Lee Cook from Queens Park Rangers for £1.5m plus Lee Hendrie and they will also buy young striker Billy Clarke from Ipswich Town for £3m.Would everyone please stop posting unrealistic rumours involving Arsenal. Franck Ribery, David Trezeguet, David Beckham??? It's not going to happen. Arsene Wenger is eyeing up a new, young goalkeeper, but that's it. Despite his reluctance to admit his interest in adding to his squad, he will be looking to sign a keeper in the new year. Arsenal's probable squad for the second part of this season is:
Camp (to be signed from Derby with Poom given in part exchange)
(Aliadiere has announced he intends to leave the club in January)