Football Rumours Archive December 05 2007
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LFC: I understand Rafa has asked about Lille's highly rated Brazilian midfielder Michel Bastos and is looking at shipping Kewell out closely followed by Sissoko. Words passing between the training ground and club suggest that Distin is still on the radar as cover for both Carragher and Hyypia. While the Bundesliga crowds amaze every week, I was told that Hertha Berlin's Bilal Cubukcu is being watched. The reality might be closer to home with both Besian Idrizaj and possibly Damien Plessis added into the first team squad on a regular basis along with Hobbs.
Steaua Bucharest centre back Dorin Goian possibly on his way to Newcastle for about 5 mil. euros, replacing claudio cacapa.
Big Sam to be sacked after Birmingham and Fulham games if they has not been an upturn in our fortunes. Shearer to take over, only hope he has an experienced number two along side him.
The rumour that Riise is leaving Liverpool is stupid Benitez has already stated that he is one of the best left backs in the country. Voronin was just a tempory forward as Benitez wants another young forward alonside the versatile Ryan Babel and Fernando Torres. he will make a move for ben arfa or Defoe who is stalling on a new contract at Tottenham Carson will make is move perminent for atleast £10 million also Sissoko could leave witch is a suprise. Benitez could then make a move fore micheal Johnson he tried before but failed.
I read that juande Ramos wants to add experience in his Tottenham side.
they have it upfront with Keane and Berbatov, so do not expect any forwards to be signed.
in midfield they have the experience of zakora and tainio so not necasarily there.
this leads you to believe that it's the defense he's seriously looking at changing.
dawson is safe, along with Bale and chimbonda u'd believe. king, Lee and stalteri maybe are not.
lee and stalteri have been playing second fiddle to Bale and chimbonda and therefore may look elsewhere for first team opportunities.
king is club captain but as we all know has massive problems with fitness and injury. Ramos would rather draft one of his ex Sevilla defenders in and word is that it could be either the ageing javi navarro (most yellow cards in la liga a year or so ago) or the highly rated French international julien escude – who not so long ago was being touted as a replacement for jaap stam at Man United.
To the guy who is dissing the 'buzz around Bolton', Bolton are more than £30 million in debt and will sell Anelka to anyone who makes a bid over £10 million, and secondly Anelka will not be cuptied because when the next round of the Champions League starts you can register players who have played in the UEFA cup that season, the only thing that would make him Cuptied is if he had played in the Champions League for another club, which he has not. Bolton will not go for Jon Dahl because he was a failure at Newcastle and Bolton do not have the time for him to settle. They will not pay money for a centre back more than likely to be a loan. The only signing Bolton will make will be Beattie for £6 million (Clause in his contract for Premier League club). They will not sign winger either as Wilhelssom is on the bench. Get your facts right dude.
Joe Cole could move from Chelsea to Liverpool for £12 million pounds
Liverpool to sign Anelka from Bolton for £10 million.
Wengers Winter and Summer shopping lists.
Benzema. Ben Arfa. Nasri. Menez. Modric. Richards. Given. Robinho. Huntelaar. van der Vaart.
He will only sign 2 during the winter window and another two during the Summer. All the talk of Liverpool Chelsea and UNITED getting any of the French players is rubbish, as Wenger has the jump on any of the others with regard to the French league. as for the rest it's anyones guess.
Firstly, let's clear up a few of the rumours which have been banded about this site over the last few days.
Hutton WON'T be going to Man United.
McFadden WON'T be going to Rangers.
D. Fletcher MAY be going to Rangers but it will not be in a swap deal for Hutton that is for sure.
Faye will be shipped back to Charlton in January.
D. Murphy and S. Fletcher (from Hibernian) have both been lined up for transfer.
Nish WON'T be going to Celtic. (Hibernian bound)
Boruc WON'T be going to Man United
McFadden will sign in the Summer. 28k p/w
Not telling how I know this as quite simply you would not believe me.
It looks like Darren Purse will be the first player to move on from Cardiff. to help ease the pressure with the clubs current financial difficulty.
A number of Championship Clubs are interested
Including (Wolves, Watford and Leicester)
Along side interest from Paul Jewel at Derby
I have it on excellent authority that Tottenham will go all out to test Everton's resolve to keep defensive duo Yobo and LeScott in the January transfer window. A combined offer of £21 million will be tabled, with Tottenham eager to sign at least one of the men. LeScott is considered the jewel in the crown, and the London outfit would be willing to stretch their budget to £14 million to sign him alone. This is not a rumour, it is fact.
Liverpool sigings this January
Ins: Kakha Kaladze (4 million pounds)
Garay (7.5 million)
Mascherano (17 million)
Outs: Sissoko to Inter (10 million)
Liverpool would not sell Dirk Kuyt, Peter Crouch, and John Arne Risse this January. All of them are important to the team. Dirk Kuyt just sign for us in 2006 and Rafa sees that He have ability to partner with Torres.
= The G=
Fact MANCHESTER UNITED to buy NO ONE IN JANUARY WINDOW
fact CHELSEA to buy no one in January sale
fact ARSENAL to buy no one in January sale
fact LIVERPOOL FC to buy three players
fact; EZEQUAL GARAY 8 MILL
fact; MENEZ OF MONACO 5 MILL
fact; BERNARD MENDY OF PARIS ST GERMAIN 3 million NON OF WHOM ARE CUP TIED IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2 PLAYERS OUT SISSOKO 8 million TO INTER
le tellac to le mans 1.5 mill
SOME RESERVE PLAYERS ADDING UP TO ABOUT 7 million LEAVING LlVERPOOL IN A GOOD STATE COME SUMMER FOR LARGE TRANSACTIONS KAKA AND VILLA PLUS AGBONLAHOR WHO will COME IN THE CARSON Deal SAMI NASRI IN THE CISSE Deal
Inter will probably get Gilberto for £2–3 million in January.
Keep eye on Lyon, if they go out of champs league next week, expect player moves in January (even if players euro cup tied).
Thomas Sorensen £3 million– Bayern Munich
Marlon Harewood £2 million– Reading
Luke Moore £3 million– West Bromwich
Stiliyan Petrov £6 million– Celtic
Olof Mellberg £3 million– AC Milan
Isiah Osboure loan
TOTAL: £17 million
Gary Cahill loan return
Scott Carson £8 million
Neil Eardley £3 million
Curtis Davies £8 million + Moore
Lauren £3 million
Michael Kightly £5 million
Freddy Eastwood £3 million
Darren Potter £2 million
Dong Fangzhou loan
TOTAL SPENT: £32 million
Liverpool is "going Brazilian" over the winter break because Hicks and Gillett do not want to be held hostage by their Spanish players adamant on keeping Rafa. Coming in will be Daniel Alves, Daniel Carvalho (already signed), forward "Lenny" and Bruno Guarda.
Everton NEWS: Everton will sign three players in the January transfers window and lose 3:
Ben Tozer (£1 million Swindon)
Felipe Caicedo (£2.5 million Basel)
Brian Howard (£1.5 + Da Silva Barnsley)
Anderson the Silva (exchange to Barnsley)
Andy vd Meyde (500 k FC Twente)
James McFadden (£3.5 million Birmingham)
The Hammers will up a bid for Blackburns Matt Derbyshire. £4 Million was rejected a week before the window closed in the Summer but a £5 Million bid with add on's will be offered in January. Curbishly see's Him + Ashton and Bellamy in any combination of pairing. Zamora will Not be sold but a loan move could be possible.
Leroy Lita to Middlesbrough in p/x deal including Riggott.
Lennon to Middlesbrough in p/x deal including Downing.
Tamas Hajnal is staying at Karlsruhe. He's finally found a club where he excels and is content to be there for awhile. No EPL move for him for a long time if ever. Aston Villa is poised to swoop for Toronto FC mid Maurice Edu. Man United and 'pool are in a tug–of–war for Brazilian Lenny, while Arsenal and Chelsea are locked in a bidding war for Luka Modric. Andrei Arshavin will go to Chelsea, not NUfc, while NUfc will buy Joe Cole.