Football Rumours Archive December 05 2006


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Hi Im an arsenal fan and the word is that wenger is going to make a shock move for a certain Maxi Rodriguez. with all the focus on Torres at Atletico, Wenger just might be able to secure the Argentine's signature for a lot less. Let's not forget this guy scored the goal of the World Cup and being an Argentine is a pretty useful passer. Nothing to back this rumour as of now. watch this space. .AC Milan are currently scouring Europe for a top striker since the departure of Shevchenko in the summer. their poor form in the league and lack of goals coupled with the fact that Inzaghi is nearing retiremnet age has prompted the board to allow Ancelloti to spend big in January. their primary target is, suprisingly Fred of Lyon. this transfer has been heavily endorsed by Kaka. however his recent injury may scupper a January move. failing that, the other two favoured candidates are Cavenaghi who has never filled his potential in Russia and Brazilian teenager Jo.This is all speculation and who teams are supposedly looking at. Im currently doing a course in the U.S.A on becoming an agent and one of my mentors has told told me this due to conversations with scouts and managers. . .

Tottenham Hotspur


Stefan Maierhofer (Bayern Munchen, £2m), Dag Alexander Olsen (Gjovik/Lyn, £100k), Leonardo (NAC Breda, £?), Giles Barnes (Derby County, £?), Yildiray Basturk (Hertha Berlin, £?), David Beckham (Real Madrid, £?), Craig Bellamy (Liverpool, Swap), Luis Boa Morte (Fulham, £?), Adil Chihi (1.FC Koln, £?), Curtis Davies (West Bromwich Albion, £?), Chinedu Ogbuke (Lyn, £?), Adel Taarabt (Lens, £?), Olivier Thomert (Lens, £?), Matthew Upson (Birmingham City, £?)

outs. Robbie Keane (Aston Villa, £7m), Jermain Defoe (Aston Villa, Swap), Aaron Lennon (Chelsea, Swap), Lee Young-Pyo (AS Roma, £?)

Manchester United


Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid, £20m), Nani (Sporting, £?), Freddy Adu (D.C. United, £?), Leighton Baines (Wigan Athletic, �?), Phil Bardsley (Rangers, Loan return), David Beckham (Real Madrid, £?), Darren Bent (Charlton Athletic, £?), Evandro Brandao (Walsall, £?), Neri Alberto Castillo (Olympiacos, £?), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur, £?), Aldo Duscher (Deportivo la Coruna, £?), Manuel Fernandes (Benfica, £?), Craig Gordon (Hearts, £?), Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munchen, Swap), Gonzalo Higuain (River Plate, �?), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax Amsterdam, £?), Lee Martin (Rangers, Loan return), Jamie McCarthy (Hamilton Academical, £?), Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham United, £?), Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, £?).

out- Gabriel Heinze (Paris-SG, Loan), Lee Martin (Rangers, Loan ext.), Alan Smith (Cardiff City, £?)



Billy Clarke (Ipswich Town, £1.6m), Marco Amelia (Livorno, £?), Giles Barnes (Derby County, £?), Ludovic Butelle (Valencia, £?), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur, Swap), Emiliano Insua (Boca Juniors, Loan), Ray Jones (Queens Park Rangers, £?), Jamie McCarthy (Hamilton Academical, £?), Lucas Neill (Blackburn Rovers, £?), Micah Richards (Manchester City, £?), Marco Ruben (Rosario Central, £?), Matthew Upson (Birmingham City, £?)

out- Craig Bellamy (Aston Villa, Swap), Steven Gerrard (Real Madrid, £?), Craig Lindfield (Sheffield Wednesday, Loan)



Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, £25m), Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid, £25m), David Villa (Valencia, £22m), Micah Richards (Manchester City, £15m), Freddy Adu (D.C. United, £?), Daniel Alves (Sevilla, £?), Marco Amelia (Livorno, £?), Neri Alberto Castillo (Olympiacos, £?), Daniel Marcio Fernandes (PAOK, £?), Serge Gakpe (Monaco, £?), Gonzalo Higuain (River Plate, �?), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur, Swap), Shaun Maloney (Celtic, £?), Florent Malouda (Lyon, £?), Luis Miguel (Valencia, £?), Lucas Neill (Blackburn Rovers, £?), Aaron Niguez Esclapez (Valencia, £?), Chinedu Ogbuke (Lyn, £?), Anderson Oliveira (FC Porto, £?), Stephane Porato (Un-attached, Trial), Adigun Salami (FC Midtjylland, £?), Taye Taiwo (Marseille, £?.

out- Frank Lampard (Barcelona, £25m), Wayne Bridge (Newcastle United, �?), Lassana Diarra (Lille, Loan), Didier Drogba (AC Milan, £?), Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan, Loan), Jimmy Smith (Queens Park Rangers, £?), Shaun Wright-Phillips (West Ham United, £?)



Charles N'Zogbia (Newcastle United, £5m), Chinedu Ogbuke (Lyn, £2m), Puerta (Sevilla, £?), Ahmed Barusso (Rimini, £?), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, £?), Julian Esteban (Servette, £?), Rui Fonte (Sporting, £?), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax Amsterdam, £?), Jesus Navas (Sevilla, £?), Aaron Niguez Esclapez (Valencia, £?), Yohann Pele (Le Mans, �?), Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham United, £?), Franck Ribery (Marseille, £?), Micah Richards (Manchester City, £?), Taye Taiwo (Marseille, £?), Ashley Young (Watford, £?)

out- Nicklas Bendtner (Birmingham City, £3m), Cesc Fabregas (Real Madrid, £?), Fabrice Muamba (Birmingham City, £?), Anthony Stokes (Falkirk, £?)Man Utd Rumours

These are actually more likely

Miguel- for Neville and to add pace on the right and link up with Ronaldo

Park Ju Young- Korean striker

Kevin Nolan or Barton-commanders in the centre

Wing- who knows??? Nani,etc, etc-I think Park Ji sung will replace Giggs actually.No winger in!Tottenham news

fact-Spurs scout was in Zagreb this week and he was scouting Dinamo Zagreb and Croatian defender Vedran Corluka (cca 3.5m), there were also few scouts from other clubs (Bayern, Bayer, PSV. .) looking for Modric and Da Silva!Romanov is buckling under the fan pressure at Hearts. Pressely will go but Vlad knows he needs a major charm offensive to win back the fans and the business community for his Bank's branch opening in Edinburgh.

Naismith (Killie), Anderson (Sheep), Hleb (MT Ripo) and Alan Smith (Man U - Loan) will be signed in January.

"Palpatine"Southend Utd striker Freddy Eastwood will leave Roots Hall in January, with several Premiership clubs monitoring his situation. Portsmouth want the former Grays Athletic striker as a replacement for Benjani, who will be shipped out in the new year. Everton are interested in bringing Eastwood in to compete for a place with Andy Johnson and James Beattie, and Aston Villa, Sheffield Utd, Manchester City and Newcastle Utd are also watching the developments.Muppet alert! Mate, Geoff Horsfied is on loan at Leeds, so all that will be happening to him in January is that he'll be scuttling off back to Sheffield United with his tail between his legs. .

David Healey is off to Everton, Matt Kilgallon to either Watford or Sheff Utd. Wise only "rates" about 3-4 of the current Leeds squad, so expect lots of departures, he has already seen off Butler, Sullivan, and Gregan-lots more to follow.

Those who are seen by Dennis and Gus as the players to build a new team and squad around are Nicholls, Derry, Ehigou (who will sign in Jan)and Cresswell. The rest are on borrowed time.GOOONERNEWS This is major news!Arsenal have sent delegates to open negotiations with Klaas Jan Huntelaar(ajax)and Jesus Navas(sevilla)!It is now certain that Franck Ribery(marseille)will sign in the summer as he is injured at the moment and will not be fit until after the January transfer window.It is also very strongly rumoured that Arsenal are paying half of Craig Gordons wages and he will be signed in January?There may be one suprise signing though which could be Glen Johnson(chelsea)?AW has been a big admirer since his days at West Ham.Rumours for Real Madrid:

In January Real will sign:

Marcelo (undisc. amount)-100%-signed

Gago (9 million)-99%-has already agreed personal terms

Higuain (6 million)- 60%- a strong target

They will look to sign a centre back to partner cannavaro, likely targets mexes or chivu of roma, or a deal with milan for nesta could happen, meaning both Italy's starting CB will be playing.

Cassano will either be loaned out or sold to make room for higuain and he isn't needed with, robinho ronaldo v. nistlerooy and raul up front.

Baptista will be swapped for Reyes.

Ronaldo will not be sold unless there is a deal with either inter for adriano or ac for kaka.

With Madrids new tv deal it is possible that a huge bid will be launched for Kaka, roughly 45 million!

They will sell Beckham and look to sign a right winger. Ronaldo of Man U is a possibility and also robben of Chelsea.

If these deals do not happen in JAn., except most of them to happen in summer when Real will be spanish and European Champions.

Also, ther is a slight chance of a move for Torres but this is unlikely as the fans would niot like to see a rival at the club and At. MADrid are very unlikely to sell him to us.

Startin LIne up for 07/08 season:


Ramos Nesta/Chivu Cannavaro Marcelo

Diarra Emerson/Gago

C.Ronaldo/Reyes Kaka/Raul Robinho/Reyes

V. Nistlerooy/ADrianoFirst - to squash the absurd rumour that Henry might leave Arsenal. He will stay whatever happens. He is dedicated to the club and has clearly stated he made the last big decision of his career when signing a new contract last season. End of.

Arsenal are going to sign in the summer:

Johan Pele [GK]

Frank Ribery [RW]

Ashley Young [LW]

Gareth Bale [LB]

Bendtner and Muamba will return from loan at Brum and join the first team squad along with [possibly ]Kerrea Gilbert.

Other stars will emerge from the youth/injured ranks and they will be: Armand Traore [LB], Denilson [CM], Merida [CM], Diaby [CM].

AWsome!BOLTON have re-opened discussions with PLYMOUTH ARGYLE over play-maker AKOS BUZSAKY. Bolton's initial £1m bid was rejected with Argyle wanting £1.5m. Bolton pulled out of the race to sign the Hungarian international allowing GLASGOW RANGERS to have a £1.2m bid accepted by the Argyle board. However SAM ALLARDYCE is a fan of Buzsaky and Bolton returned with a bid of £1.35m (based on appearances) which has been accepted leaving Rangers spitting feathers. Buzsaky is expected to join Bolton in January leaving IAN HOLLOWAY with a healthly budget to reinvest in his team.With the money received from Akos Buzsaky's January move to Bolton, Ian Holloway will be looking to bring in a winger, 2 central midfielders, a left back and 2 forwards.

Expect Jermain Easter (Wycombe) to be signed in January with Nick Chadwick going the other way. James Hayter (Bournemouth) will also join with Cherno Samba joining the Cherries on loan.

Tony Capaldi will be joining Wolves for around £400k.To the guy who posted the rumours about Aberdeen, you are obviously a tool. You say that Willie Miller was in Edinburgh as he was at a meeting at Hampden. Well Hampden is 40miles away from Edinburgh so how does that work. Anderson will be leaving as he is 28 and doesn't want to end up as a nearly man. He also knows that Weir and Pressley are getting on and he will be over looked for Scotland if he isn't playing for a big team or in EuropeCeltic and Rangers are watching along with Watford, Fulham, Everton and Wigan.USA TRANSFERS Shalrie Joseph-DM-New England To Celtic,£1.3m Bobby Boswell-CB-DC United To Fulham-£750k Freddy Adu-SC-DC United-Tottenham-£2m Clint Dempsey-MC-New England-Fulham-£2m and Jamar Beasley-MC-Detroit-Reading-Free Jamar Altidore-FC-Boca Raton-Chelsea-? and Troy Perkins-GK-DC United-Sheff U-£250k SUFC wil also sign Haminu Dramani-RW-Belgrade-£1.2m and Dexter Blackstock-SC-QPR-£700kThe mighty blades to sign the following:

koumas-2 million

Kilgallon-3 million

nugent- 4 million

carlton cole- 2 million

joao moutinho(attacking midfield)- 1.8 million

The following will leave:

akinbiyi- loan (coventry)

ifill- loan (leeds)

unsworth- loan (derby)Carson 2 stay at valley tell end of season and IF charlton stay up he will sign a permenant deal for 2 mil. Darren bent will leave for no less that 15 million and charlton will sign clint dempesy along with david dunnChelsea are set to make bids in January for Richards (Man City0 and Lennon (Spurs) to replace Geremi and Wright - Phillips who will both be leaving in January. Ferreria isn't in form, Boulourouz hasn't settled and Geremi hasn't done much better either. Wright - Phillips has surely been Mourinho's worst signing (together with Jarosik and Kezman). Mourihno may also go for Villa (Valencia) to partner Drogba upfront since Sheva has been awful (though he's still a legend). Chelsea, unlike Liverpool, can match Valencia's price.Sheffield United will sign Ludovic Sylvestre for 1.5m, Greg Halford for 1m and Carlos Edwards for 800k.Villa 2 sign simplicio in jan to get more goals from midfield - definately a striker. Defoe or Bent to provide even more goals. Scotty Parker? Definite right bak. we'll sell delaney (eventually) and samuels walking a tight rope. Expect a striker to be sold. Most likely baros. Milner may come 50/50 but if he does, no scotty parker. Curtis Davies could be a surprise buy for 5m as he wouldn't ave to move being at baggies. Eastwood an Nugent are two players MO'N is watchin. Remember his speech about lower league players. these are those players!SCOTTISH TRANSFER NEWS

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Quite valuable sources by the way. Its unlikely that Hibs will be selling, as Thomson as the Hibs captain wants to lift a trophy before committing to either the Old Firm or a Premiership club. Scott Brown, despite the appearance of a ned/chav/nyaff/wido, can think for himself. It is unlikely he will move to Celtic, with them already having McGeady, Maloney, Nakamura, Gravesen as attacking options. And then of course there's Riordan, would 'Broonaldo' want to go there knowing that Scotlands best youngster for this past two seasons can't get a game ahead of McGeady. And finally for Hibs, Whittaker, chased by Ipswich, WBA and Rangers, will stay put.

Hearts seem set to lose Steven Pressley for free, with Craig Levein apparently having promised him the captaincy, and assistant managers role next year at Dundee United. Gordon and Hartley could both follow him out of the door.

Rangers are at the front of the race for Brown, but more likely target appears to be Russel Anderson, with the 1 million from the Ricksen deal going towards him. Gers also want a left winger, and a replacement for Kris Boyd, with Arturo Lupoli, or Peter Odemwingie(unlikely at 5 million) the main targets. Garry O'Connor seeking a return to Scotland is worth a shout eh?

Celtic wanting quite a lot of players. Will Hoskins(why?), Tomas Sivok, Anthony Stokes and Kevin Doyle are the main targets. Also still tracking Kadlec although Naylor is playing superb. Cullina will reject them, PSV playing in a better league and are constantly in the Champs League Last 16.

Transfers out of Scotland will include Maloney for free unless Celtic give him the required pay rise. Spurs, Newcastle, Villa, Charlton and Boro interested. Likely to sign for Newcastle despite O'Neills interest.Riordan and Pearson are also interestin English clubs, with Cardiff, Sunderland, Preston, Derby and WBA all interested. Riordan to follow Mowbray.

Finally, Gavin Rae wants to leave Ibrox, and is tipped for Aberdeen, Dundee Utd or Southampton.

Other news includes Craig Brewster and Kenny Deuchars proposed signing for St Mirren.With the impending takeover of Liverpool football club, expect a significan't but not earth shattering transfer kitty of 30 million pounds to strengthen the squad over the January transfer window.

Expect Benitez to follow the fashion of late and capture the signatures of several highly rated international youngsters, including the following;

Andre Guardado - Mexican left winger currently plying his trade at Atlas. Been courted by Real Madrid over the past year or so, but Benitez will make the bid to bring him to anfield. Expect his pace, skill and intelligence on the pitch to push Luis Garcia and Mark Gonzalez to the sidelines.

Rafinha - Brazilian right back Rafinha who currently plays for Schalke 04 will take Finnans place when he retires.

Marco Ruben - Highly rated Argentinian Striker

Giles Barnes - Derby midfielder who is compared to Scholes in his youth.

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