Football Rumours Archive October 04 2008


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Everton fc and other premier league clubs are currently looking at Freddy Adu who is on loan from Benfica to Monaco. Adu will cost a small fee and Moyes feels Adu could be worth the risk.
  Manchester City will make successful summer bids for:

Adriano – Sevilla (10mil)
Glen Johnson (10mil)
Miguel Veloso (18mil)
Joe Cole (20mil)

Liverpool will move to sign the following:

Michael Owen (free)
Ibrahim Afellay (10mil)
Aislan (7mil)
Gareth Bale (12mil)
Gareth Barry (15mil)
  This january

man city is to spend over 200m on;

david villa

u heard it first from me frank james
  To the person who quoted "The defensive mid who wenger will sign is Diarra from madrid, though he will not sign until the summer. Also signing will be Hennesey and Camacho" im sory to inform you that diarra is not coming becasuse wenger will chicken out and yes, man city will grab him for a lucrative figure of 28mil.
  Gary johnson new newcastle manger in decemeber ready for transfer window

with new owners letting him spend 75m on new players

i know this because im a hardcore bristol city fan

come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds come on u reds
  A reply to the fool that said Calderwood would be sacked at Forest and replaced by Nigel Clough. What a stupid statement, it will never happen. Firstly Clough does not have the experience and is not doing very well at Burton let alone take on the Championship.Second, he would not want the constant comparisons with his Dad. Third, Doughty is squarely behind Calderwood and will review the position at Christmas not before. Fourth, Doughty has regularly proclaimed he will not approach a manager already in a job and last, the current situation means that he will look for a steady hand with Allardyce being courted and Curbishley also under consideration. Failing that Pearce would make a triumphant return with Steve Wigley to assist.Stick to the greeting cards mate.
  I am an Everton fan, and I have heard all of the rumours doing the rounds, Vagner Love, Lennon, Huddlestone, but the only way we can get better is if we get rid of the 2 right–bakcs we have, who are apparently scared of touching the halfway line. Neville and Hibbert are both shocking, Neville only gets in the team because he is the captain, and Hibbert is not even League One level. Right–back should clearly be our priority, the sooner the club realises this the better, as the rest of the squad is capable of winning trophies.
  Is Peter Talyer of Wycombe Wanderers going to be the next manager of Colchester united ?
  –––AFC–––It is being widely rumoured that Arsenal have two major transfer targets for either January or next summer.
Sebastian Giovinco and Ibrahim Afellay are the two names at the top of Arsene Wenger's wish list.
  If other clubs charged a small fortune for season tickets like Arsenal do, or sold all their best players every year, or sold the rights to their stadium then maybe they would be financially sound just like Arsenal. Of course then we would have to be resigned to not winning a thing every year too. Supose you can't win them all!
Liverpool to SPEND in January on the final piece in Rafas jigsaw, Aaron Lennon. Pennant will go to Blackburn and Kuyt will join Hamburg. El Zaar will be promoted to cover Lennon.
  To the ignorant people who replied to my post regarding Sir David Murray and his financial position can I clear a few things up please. 1 = I am a season ticket holder at Ibrox, so I take no pleasure in considering the possibility of SDM going into any sort of financial trouble. 2 = I am in employment within one of SDM's other businesses (Premier Propery Group) and the rumours are hard to ignore. I never said Rangers would go bust, I merely stated that there may be a serious financial implication further down the road. Please do not delude yourself that because WATP we are immune from any form of set–back. Yes Celtic fans will try and hide the glaringly obvious deficincies at their own club but we cannot do the same. Unfortunately the problem is increased as no Arab/Russian multi–billionaire is ready to invest – Scottish football does not generate the same financial return as the EPL – and SDM may well have to sell at a reduced valuation and use that money to re–invest in his other more viable businesses. Facts are facts.
  Wigan Athletic. . . Yes. . Wigan Athletic are the next Premier League club to be subject of a multi–milion pound takeover by the Hyundai Corporation from Korea. The JJB stadium will be renamed, shirt sponsorship will switch from the loss–making JJB SPorts, and the club will be sold by Dave Whelan, at the end of this season. .
Massive financial backing will follow, with the aim of making 'Little Wigan' one of the top teams in the country, with European football a distinct possibility within 2 seasons.

You heard it first, here. . .
  Tony Mowbray has been spotted talking to a group of African businessmen at the Hilton hotel in Birmingham, he was over heard saying how much he misses living in the North East. Could he be going to Newcastle? Does seem a coincedence.
  Ashley is getting prepared to sell Newcastle to Mr Trung Dung and his consortium, which can now be named. It contains Mr Hoang Kieu of the RAAS Group and Truong Gia Binh, Chairman and CEO of FPT. They have put a bid of £350 Million in and Ashley will sell it to them. Whilst all three want a hands on role Trung will be the public face of the group as he is putting in the most cash. Lee Sinnott has been at St James' Park today to talk things over with Kinnear and both Kinnear and Sinnott have had contact with Dung'spokesman Kien Pham. Kein has also contacted Keegan but it seems like Sinnott will be the main man. But if Kinnear does flop then Keegan has been put on alert by Dungs people. Kev does want to return to work with Sinnott and is pleased with Trungs vison for the club (as is the board). Trungs announcement should come tomorrow and Newcastle should put out a statement by the end of the week end. More as soon as I get it
  Celtic fc.

henrik to psv 6mth loan
wee ginger oot at end of season roy keane and moyes
both wanting the job.
  Sunderland january transfer targets;

Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham)
Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough)
Jermaine Pennant (Liverpool)
Joleon Lescott (Everton)
  Sunderland are hoping to sign both Jermaine Jenas and Stewart Downing in the January transfer window.
  This talk of Liverpool spending £30 million here and there on this player and that is total rubbish. Look at their finances and the world economic situation. RBS hold most of their debts and they are on the brink of collapse. They can't afford to build a new ground despite numerous pledges from the owners. Liverpool are sailing very close to the wind as are another couple of big premiership clubs who are run on debt. Arsenal are a club who operate with a sensible fiscal policy. Their debt is comfortable and has been secured at a fixed rate, making them somewhat immune to the vagaries of the market. If the situation in the US is not resolved soon there will be a surprise in store. Don't forget that transfer fee instalments become payable yearly and that the Glazers have used the bank's money to finance theirs and they have already defaulted on a number of payments in the last 2 years.
  Fat Ronaldo to Chelsea to play with his old gaffer gene hackman he will fill in until Drogba is back as he will be out for a while with that bad injury, then they will look to Aguero in January. Ronaldo still has goals in him if he gets anywhere near fit again.
  Barnsleys young rising Star Rebuen Noble Lazarus is a target for most Premiership Big clubs.

Top Premier League clubs already have Reuben on their radar. There have been illegal approaches already.
  Everyone who thinks Spurs will sell up this week because of the collapse of Lehman Bros needs to think again. ENIC will have been looking to sell long before the colapse if the deal is ready this week. The fact is that Spurs just haven't done well enough in the time they've been in charge, the profits haven't been big enough. Spurs will not be sold til Feb or March next year, so if they want to spend in January they will have to sell first. Lennon will go to Liverpool, Jenas to Villa and Bale to Man City. In will come Arshavin, Bridge and Cana.
  Nigel Clough will finally make the step up to league management with Nottingham Forest. Calderwood will be sacked at the next international break.

This is fact. Nigel's brother runs a chain of cards stores and I am the main supplier. I know him very well and have for years.
  No doubt you will have heard about Trung Dung's takeover of Newcastle. The internal mood in St James' Park is that Ashley wants to sell it to Trung's consortium for £350 Million. The reason that this has not been so widely publicied is because Mr Dung wants to remain anonomous untill Firday. Mr Dung is making a offical announcement Tomorrow lunch time (Vietnamese Time). Ashley will sell the club to him and his consortium by mid next week. Lee Sinnott has been contacted and is ready to join the coaching staff if not actually taking over in the hot seat. Kinnear is aware of this and looking forward to working with Lee. Kinnear is happy about the situation and Mr Dung is one of the 8 investors ready to pounce that he mentioned the other day. Get ready Newcastle fans. Trung Dung is coming!
  Luton will offer free agent Shaun Newton a two year deal. The 33 year old right midfielder is currently training at Bournemouth but the cash strapped club hope a cut price wage with incentives will be enough to snare Newton.
  New West Ham manager, Gianfranco Zola, will sign Empoli forward Nicola Pozzi in January for £4.5m rising to £8m depending on international appearances as well as domestic appearances and goals scored. Zola worked with Pozzi in the Italian U21 squad and has always been a big fan of the 22 year old striker.
  A surprise candidate to take over at Newcastle is Stoke boss Tony Pulis. With a contract almost doubling his current one and a transfer kitty of £25m, successful Pulis may find the move too hard to turn down.
  Everton fc are planning a 16 million pound bid for both Aarron Lennon and Tom Huddlestone as myes feels that he lacks true pace on the wing which lennon could provide and Huddlestone who could provide the creativity in the center of midfirld which everton currently lack.
  BLACKBURN ROVERS NEWS: both loaned in players villanueva and simpson moves will be made permiment villanueva 5mil and simpson for 3mil.
ince will solve his right mid problem by signing matias fernandez for 7mil.alexis sanchez could be a target after villanueva told him to join blackburn he would cost 4 mil and free agent appiah could sign but they face compertition for his signature.

LIVERPOOL NEWS: bale is their top target and liverpool are willing to pay 12mil for the young welsh player. sergio aquero could join but liverpool have to meet athetico madrids 30mil asking price fir the argentinian player
  Jean allan boumsong is set 2 make a return to the premier leauge as he is out of favour with lyon and a number of pl clubs including wign bolton and west ham are all intrested to sign him to bolster the defense. he is expected to leave lyon for 5 million.
  ''David Murray chairman of Rangers will be declared bankrupt within the next 6 months. In the current climate, banks will be calling in debts from his various companies.The future of Glasgow Rangers is uncertain.''

Once again the blinkered simpletons from the piggery start the usual rangers are going bust nonsense to detract from their mob being mince. David Murray has numerous options to sell up at ibrox but will wait until this season is over before selling as he wants the treble back at ibrox (where it belongs) before handing over control of the club. Whoever buys will not inject millions and millions but will sanction some big money moves in the summer ie Gattuso back.

You heard it from the secretsquirrel
  Bad News Villa Fans. .
Aparently we are trying to seal a new Contract for Ashley Young to force the price of a potential transfer up.
The new deal will see the addition of a massive buy out clause that wil hopefully cause Man City & Arsenal to look elsewhere.
It's not looking good though as he's truely proving his worth this season.

Villa for the Champions League
  An exclusive for all Forest fans. Forest are currently trialing three Arsenal reserve team players. Two defenders and a midfield player. All seeking first team opportunities which will not come at Arsenal.

Also expect Glen Whelan to arrive on loan from Stoke. You heard it from Dan the Main Man
  My dad's mate works as a groundsman at Old Trafford, he tells me that Man U are seriously looking at bidding for Kaka in Januray, the bid will be in the region of £30m–£40m. The reason for the bid is that Ronaldo is definitely off to Spain in the summer and they want to get a replacement in early.

It also looks like Tevez might be off Italy, the Argentine Italian links are well known.
  To the guy that said this. "I am pretty sure they sold these players WELL in advance of Lehmann Brothers crashing. So instead of selling their 2 best players for £50m, wouldnt it have been wiser just to sell the shares, if they had that forsight?"

Tottenham have sold these players in the midst of a massive economic depression. The problems with lehman brothers had been apparent a long time before we sold keane and berbs hence. Therefore when you own such a high stake in such massive company it is not so easy just to sell your shares and doing so would always be at a massive loss. Instead Lewis has had to sell out some of is other ositions in order to meet margin calls from his lending banks. This has had an indirect yet sinificant effect on spurs transfer policy this summer.
  Rumours abound that Arsenal will move for 19 year–old Brazilian striker, Detinho,in January. This could mean Van Persie is moved on in the summer as many are worried by his style of play, his blending with the team and his injuries.
  Celtic Fc

Stevan Jovetic – This is a player celtic have been admiring for quite some time but the player recently joined Fiorentina for Around 8 million euros but celtic have not given up hope and it looks like they will offer 8 million pounds for his services and will add cluses like buy back price just like marc crosas if this deal emerges then you heard it on this website first.

Celtic have a host of goalkeeping targets if Artur Boruc Leaves

Rorys Aragon Standard Liege
Boaz Myhill Hull city
Vincent Enyeama Hapoel Tel Aviv

Sam Baldock of Mk Dons looks a strong possibilty up front Sandro Burki from switzerland is in talks right now.

Chrisy Bhoy
  Liverpool will buy Heskey £3m , Bale £12m and Wheater £9m in Jan. Rafa wants to build up the British contingent in his squad with the new rules regarding British players imminent.
  Tottenham will be sold by the middle of the month.ENIC want to sell as they are goung through big money troubles. A billionaire Chinese consortium are putting in a £250 Million bid. They see big potential in the club and want to make it a big force in not just the Premier League but in European football. They have already got a list of who they want to buy and off load in January. Ramos will be gone by Christmas if the bid goes through. Expect Terry Venables back in charge.
I have heard this as I know Daniel Levy's Housekeeper.
  Gordon Strachan has clearly taken Celtic as far as he can. . His persistance with passengers like Nakamura and the failure to address the full–backs problem for 3 transfer windows!! is coming back to haunt us.
His choice of captain; (who never got a game under O'Neill) and failure to get the best out of McGeady and Brown is causing the fans – who took long enough to accept him – to have serious doubts not only about our European ambitions, but domestic success as well.
The board will look to Roy Keane to take the reigns and establish dicipline to the likes of Boruc and Brown and ship out the dross that should never have been given a Hoops jersey in the first place. Hail, Hail.
  Mike Ashley wants to sell up as quick as possible. A Billionaire Vietnam consortium led by Internet enterpanuer Trung Dung has lodged a £400 million bid and it is expected to go through by mid next week. The board is very excited about this as Trung has stated he has very high ambitions for the club and he wants to attract some big names to St James' Park. The thing is he does have the money to do so. What is surprising is that they want to get rid of Wise completely and put former Port Vale boss Lee Sinnott in the managerial hot seat. But if Kinnear does well then he could well be in charge full time and Sinnott would be second in command. Exciting times for Newcastle fans!
  The defensive mid who wenger will sign is Diarra from madrid, though he will not sign until the summer. Also signing will be Hennesey and Camacho
  Rangers will be signing 2 players in january these will be either Berra or Reynolds and Either Lee wallace or Mulgrew
The celtic fan who thinks SDM is going bankrupt, good story typical celtic fans anoyed at their own teams short falls, when did rangers spend 9million on midfielders when if SDM was in trouble he would use the funds to dig himself out of a hole– Funny story though.

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