Football Rumours Archive December 04 2006
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Hibs - Scott Brown to go to Rangers in January. Brown is desperate to sign for Rangers even although they rejected him as a boy.
Hearts - 30 lithuanians to come on trial in January with the prospect of permanant moves. Malofeev will decide who comes.
Pressley to Dundee Utd in Jan in player/coaching role.
Garry O' Connor to Rangers on loan in January
Alex McLeish will NOT be Hearts next manager. He was offered jobs in england where he would have complete control of the team. He knows going to Hearts is only going to damage his reputation, which is not great at the minute anywayManchester United do, in fact, have a first-refusal agreement with Sporting Lisbon. However, this only means that they have the right to match any offer that Sporting Lisbon accept for any of their players. As Sporting do not want to sell Nani at any price, because they stongly feel that he is going to become the next Figo and that they can get more from him in another two years, they are unlikely to sell him unless Man United make an outstanding offer. Quieroz and Ronaldo are campaigning for Ferguson to sign Nani, although if Sporting do sell, expect an incentive-laden transfer worth up to 15 million pounds - the Kicker journalistAberdeen football club will push the boat out in january to capture the services of Steven Pressely of Hearts and will offer £400,000 and will surely beat of Dundee Utd for his signature. Willy Miller was in Edinburgh this week not only to have a board meeting at Hamden but to hold talks with Pressely. Also either Ian black of inverness ct will sign in january on a pernament deal or a loan deal could be struck for celtics Sno to the end of the season. Also scouts have been looking down south in England for talent. And russel anderson will not leave Aberdeen in January he will sign a 4 year contract with the dons. Rangers and celtic will battle it out in janury to get andy stokes of arsenal who currently is on loan at falkirk leading the spl goal scoring table so far. watch this space35 million is what we will recieve in january!
so coming in 4 westham is- leaving will be-
gk CRAIG GORDON (3.5M) ROY CARROLL
gk GABOR KIRALY (free) JIMMY WALKER
rb GREG HALFORD (3M) TYRONE MEARS
cb CURTIS DAVIES (7M) JOHN PAINTSIL
rm SHAUN WRIGHT-PHILLIPS (10M)NIGEL REO-COKER
cm DAVID BECKHAM (7m) SHAUN NEWTON
cm ALDO DUSCHER (750k) BOBBY ZAMORA
fw FREDDY EASTWOOD (1M) CARLTON COLE
fw LUIS BOA MORTE (4M) TEDDY SHERINGHAMLiverpool will not buy big in the forth coming transfer windows. In goal expect Carson to return and Dudek to leave, Carson and Reina will fight over the number one jersy, with David Martin as thrid choice. In defence only expect young Argintine Insua to come in and Peltier to push Finnan for the rightback position, but expect Warnock to be sold. Zenden will definatley leave and expect Guthrie to take his place as the forth chice centre midfeilder. Rafa will allow Anderson and El Zhar fight for the right wing position, if Pennant fails to prove himself, also Le Tallec may return if he Rafa believe he is doing well at Sochaux. Also expect either Van Der Vaart or Sniejder to come in as a utility man. Upfront is where the money will be spent expect only one striker to come in the most likely is Hunterlaar, however there is a chance Defoe or Agbonlahor or Bent could come in and Sinama Pongolle will return to the club.
Ins- Insua 1million, Vand Der Vaart/Sneijder 9million, Hunterlaar 12million. Total 22million pounds.
Outs- Dudek 2million, Kirkland 1million, Warnock 2million, Zenden 2million, Diao Free, Pennant 4million, Cisse 7million, Potter 1million Fowler to retire, Gonzalez, Lindfeild, Antwi and Roque to go out on loan. Total 17million.
Probible sqwuad next season
GK- Carson, Reina, Martin
RB- Finnan, Peltier, Carragher
LB- Riisa, Aurelio, Insua
CB- Carragher, Hypiia, Agger, Paletta
RM- Le Tallec, El Zhar, Anderson, Pongolle
LM- Kewell, Garcia, Riisa, Van Der Vaart
CM- Gerrard, Alonso, Sissoko, Van Der Vaart, Van Der Vaart
ST- Kuyt, Bellamy, Huntalaar, Crouch, Pongolle, Garcia
Finnan Carragher Agger Riisa
Gerrard Alonso Van Der Vaart Kewell
Reina Hypiia Aurelio Sissoko Garcia Bellamy CrouchWalsall FC are currently trying to sign former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore, it was rumoured in the press that an unnamed Midlands side ha approached to sign him and I can confirm that it was Walsall, despite manager Richard Money's efforts to keep it quiet. If this fails however former West Bromwich Albion striker Scott Dobie could be on his way to Bescot Stadium from Nottingham Forest. He would join The Saddlers on loan until the end of the season and then if he manages to prove his fitness during his loan spell at the club the move could be made permanent during the break Pre-Season. Walsall also failed in their attempt to retake former loanee Andrew Surman from Southampton on loan, the midfielder who can only make the bench at Southampton, the player helped keep Walsall in League 1 the season before last.CELTIC
We don't need to worry about our signings :)
Strachan always seems to sign the right players and even if we miss out on Brown and Thomson there is no need to worry because we have lined up about 15 young talented midfielders like.
Nicky Hofs of Feyenoord
Freddy Adu of DC Utd
Tomas Sivok of Sparta Prague
We will also sign a strong hard hitting midfielder in Shalrie Josephs and a classy 16 year old Jamie McCarthy AND we already have Charlie Grant and Simon Ferry and Mikey McGlinchy in our reserve squad who are quality midfieldersThierry Henry is set to discuss his future this week with Wenger. There is no chance he will leave in January however - but he may announce to Wenger his desire to leave his beloved Arsenal come the end of the season with Barcelona still as interested as ever.
=v1=Celtic fc transfer news
celtic have 10 mill to spend in jan as gs did not spend that much in summer (counting petrov money)
they will sign
danny shittu 1.5 mill
tomas sivok 3 mill
stokes 1 mill
brown 3 mill cert as strachan wants him for europe and adds more going forward
thompson maybe in summer (not yet)
that is all for now
alex of psv to sign in summer for 3 millionFact that Villa will go for either of D.bent for 8-12 mil or defoe for 6-9 mill also don't 4get thuat milner is highly regarded and expect a bid for him in jan also shock move for G.Bale with CBs playing in the Lb role and Barry havin 2 fill in on the occasionArsenal are supposedly paying half of Craig Gordon's wages meaning he is on his way to arsenal on January but Man Utd want Gordon's signature aswell.RANGERS
Are making no transfers in January but will have a wholesale clear out in the summer with
Klos - Free
Letizi - Free
Hutton - £250k
Svensson - £500k
Rodriguez - £500k
Rae - Free
N'Diaye - Free
Buffel - £2m
Sionko - Free
Novo - £500k
Prso - Retire
Sebo - £500k
Boyd - £3m
More to the point were only keeping:
McGregor as sub keeper
Papac as sub defender
Murray as back-up
Hemdani as sub midfielder
Adam as sub midfielder
We will spend money on the following 8 things we need:
a left winger
a right winger
with about 4/5 bosman players as back-up
we will try to get as many Scots as possible so expect us to go for:
Hartley - even though he supports celtic
Just now we only have 4 players who are good enought to be starters at Rangers:
Prso (who is retiring)
Kris Boyd scores goals but hes not Rangers class, he never gets involved in matches and is the kind of player you would want as back-up to 2 good strikers but not someone we want starting every weekGeoff Horsfield is unhappy at Leeds Utd,He has been frustrated with the lack of action since the arrival of Dennis Wise,He could leave or go out on loan in January,Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Plymouth Argyle are monitoring the situation.CELTIC DEFINATE TRANSFER ACTIVITY
Telfer - Retire
Lennon - Retire
Thompson - Release
Balde - £1m sell
Pearson - £1m sell
Shalrie Joseph - $1.25m = £750k in January
Anthony Stokes - £1m in January
Jamie McCarthy - £150k in January
Jarosik - £1.5m
Zurawski - £1.5m
Riordan - £1m
Maloney - £500k in January or Free in Summer
To many to nameRangers are trying to make some drastic changes after le guen has assessed the squad. considered are.
martin no spirit
bardsley good but unfortunate
other targets are:
Celtic to win league and rangers getting runners-up spot and champions league spot. Building for next year is the plan as the squad is young and inconsistent. Look out for lowing and fleck to break through.Hearts captain steven pressely to sign for wigan in january and link up with former team mate andy webster.I heard from a realiable source that pardew is just 2 games away from the sack and coming in will be alan curbishley! UP THE IRONS!Rafael Benitez is still keen on Shaun Wright Phillips, however will be priced out of a move and West Ham are set to win the race to sign him for around £10 million. However Benitez is set to take a gamble on Javier Mascherano and will also look at Rafael Van Der Vaart in January before looking at a striker in the Summer with the 3 possibilities being Klaas Jan Huntelarr, Jefferson Farfan and Jermain Defoe. Rafael Benitez will also sign up youngsters - Billy Clarke from Ipswich and Giles Barnes from Derby.
=v1=Freddie Eastwood is going to West Ham for £3.5m in January, fact. One of the Southend midfieders told me over weekend. Colchester and Millwall are looking at Craig Mackell-Smith and Shane Blackett of Dagenham & Redbridge, fact.