Football Rumours Archive January 05 2007

 

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FERGUSON is not and never has been going to anyone. he stays put as Le Guen leaves. Gers will also not be signing Andy Webster, not until summer at least ( he has a clause in contract that states he cannot return to Scotland for 12 months) Doubt Brown or Thomson will be at Gers, nor will Anderson.Very doubtful if any players leave Ibrox this window. Would find it extremely doubtful if any new faces come in either. SMITH will NOT be NEXT MANAGER nor will McCoist

Now that the Anchor has been cut free from the ship at Ibrox, Rangers can now focus on bringing a Manager capable off taking us somewhere, unlike Paul Le Guen. I heard no so long ago that if the poor run was to continue at Rangers and PLG was too get Le Boot, then believe it or not Ally McCoist better known as 'Super Ally' was to take the hot seat. Rumours were also said something about Gary McAlister as Assistant or Coach. Walter Smith also may become Director Of Football. Rangers will soon announce Barry Ferguson as club Captain although he may miss Sunday's CIS Cup Match with Dunfermline. Coisty will make a few changes in January but save most kitty money for the Summer where Rangers will begin there road, on the right road, to Championship Glory, , INSIDER

Luton Town could win the chance to extend Dean Kiely's loan spell until the end of the season when they will be able to make the move permanent provided they stay in the Championship. Mike Newell will secure 4 other moves this transfer window.

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Young brazilian prodigy alberto carlos to Man Utd! tipped to be the next pele.

AFC BULLETIN !

With Hoyte doing well and Gallas soon 2 be fit expect senderos, song, djourou 2 leave at the of January . With Baptist simply nooot able 2 adjust 2 the EPL see him leaving in January or at the end of the season , but with WOODGATE doing well in the EPL and wenger wanting cash 4 REYES see Real madrid offer woodgate instead of the cash 2 AFC in January or at the end of the season .

We (Leicester) are set to allow Matty Fryatt to return to Walsall on loan to recover match fitness after his stop/ start season. He is a bit low on confidence, its thought a 1 or 2 month spell with Walsall will see him bang in some goals and get his confidence back, ready to return to us for the last 2 months of the season.

As yet another high profile (David Nugent?) turns down the chance to 'learn under Neil Warnock's expert tutelage' (Sheffield Star) The Bramall Lane board have already asked a local PR company to prepare statements for his forthcoming move 'upstairs'. Hasselbaink has made himself available but seems a quick fix given the circumstances. You heard it here first.

With the Shock Departure of Le Guen don't expect any signings in January Ian Durrant will be the Manager till the end of season heard either Ian Dowie, Alan Curbishly or George Burley are all front runners for the job in at the summer. any manager taking the Ibrox job is going to have it tough knowing that they can't drop Murrays Golden boy Barry when he's not performing Sack the Board!!

CELTIC

Anthony Stokes is a done deal and will sign soon!

a £5.5m bid for Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson will be made on Sunday which is likely to be accepted and both players will join before the end of the window. The bid will be £2.5m for Scott Brown and £3m for Kevin Thomson.

In the unlikely situation that Stokes is not signed we will move for Ray Jones of QPR for £500k

And if moves for Thomson and Brown don't progress moves for Tymoschyuk and Sivok are likely but in the summer

Another centre-back will be signed in the summer likely to be one of Grygera, Anderson or Kilgallon along with the £1m capture of Michal Kadlec

To the person who provided the 'fact' that David Villa was in the Director's Box when Liverpool were playin' Bolton at The Reebok, please remember the match was at Anfield. Unless David Villa has a strange fascination with watching grass grow in empty grounds. you'll think twice before you waste time with nonsense. By the way, he was at Anfield as a guest of one of Liverpool's Spanish Contingent.

Birmingham City are lining up a £300k bid for Bristol City's Jamie McCombe. The ex-Lincoln City centre half has impressed Blues boss Steve Bruce with a string of outstanding performances for the Ashton Gate club. Birmingham are keen to finalise the deal to fill the void that will be left by Matthew Upson who is on the brink of a move to a Premiership club, with Liverpool leading the chase for his signature.

Fifa will allow Javier Mascherano to leave West Ham this month - Liverpool are seriously interested as Rafa Benitez has seen what he can do for Argentina. Benitez is keen to add him as a squad player and actually sell Bolo Zenden who is currently his 4th centre midfielder after Gerrard, Alonso and Sissoko although Real Zaragoza are also interested and a move to Spain and away from the Premier League may interest the Argentine.

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Roy Keane is set to sign Matt Sadler in a swap deal with Steven Elliott. I am his best mate and fancy a few weekends on the Quayside.

Sunderland will sign Stokes by the end of the week. He is taking his medical on Wearside as we speak. Sunderland will also sign Stephen Warnock for £1.6m (fee already agreed). They are also intrested in 3 celtic players:

-Maloney

-Pearson

-Riordan

West Ham manager Alan Curbishley is ready to sell several first team squad members to freshen up his struggling side. Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano, Anton Ferdinand, Roy Carroll and Marlon Harewood can all leave Upton Park this month, allowing Curbishley the funds to revamp the team. Charlton striker Darren Bent is the top target, but he won't jump off a sinking ship to climb aboard another. Former Newcastle forward Patrick Kluivert could sign a six month deal as he is now struggling at PSV Eindhoven.

My mate woeks for everton and he said that everton will be signing scott brown from hibs for a cut price of just 1.5 million

Rangers are emerging as surprise leaders in the race to sign David Beckham. My sources tell me that the heirarchy of adidas are using Becks as a pawn in order to procure strip sponsorship of Gers from Umbro. Becks arrival on a 2 year deal will be augmented by the shirt deal which eclipses the sum Nike pay to Celtic.

RANGERS NEWS !FROM MY SOURCE INSIDE IBROX!

Walter Smith to take temporary charge for the rest of the season with McCoist and Durrant as his assistants, then McCoist will take sole control with Durrant his assistant for next season

INS:

Anderson - £800k

Neilson - £500k

Quashie - £1.5m

Gow - £200k

Naismith - £1.5m

+ 1 or 2 more from abroad for around £800k each

OUT:

Letizi - Free

Klos - Free

Rodriguez - £300k

Svensson - £200k

Ponroy - Free

Buffel - £1.5m

N'Diaye - Free

Sionko - Free

Stanger - Free

Sebo - loan

Barry Ferguson could be sold for £2.5m and if he is a £2m bid for Scott Brown will be made!

Jeremy Clement will hand in a transfer request as soon as Paul Le Guen finds a new club and will move for £1.2m as SDM wants the money back he paid for him and he'll be replaced by Nigel Quashie.

Manchester reports are keen on another youngwinger Ciljan Skjelbred from norway. Meanwhile Chelsea are again linking with Ricardo Quaresma and is very likey from the sale of SWP.

Yeovil town are going to make a bid for Bristol City's scott murray, with maybe aaron davies going in the other direction.

19 year old mical malcom and 20 year old liam dickinson from stockport county are going on trial to bundesliga clubs. malcom is on his way to weder bremen while dickinson is waiting to hear from a few clubs in germany. If succseful both will sign for six figure sums. This is an amazing story as only 12 months ago dicko was playing for woodley reserves and malcom a former England youth player was released by spurs and strugling to make the county squad. they were spotted playing in countys game against grimsby on december 30th in which both players scored. from a county insider

I've heard from the Blackpool board room that Blackpool are set to lose Wes Hoolahan for the rest of the season as his loan has been bought out. The team that has done this appears to be Hull City and are preparing a 750k bid for the winger. Hull City are also intrested in blackpool striker Keigan Parker who could move for around 200k. Blackpool also set to lose their hot prospect in the reserves, kevin Jakes who could leave in January yto either Manchester United or Chelsea.

I have news from a reliable source that the mystery manchester city possible takeover is being fronted by FORMER chairman David Bernstein! The former owner has come into alot of money since leaving city, after gaining funds from his FCUK business corporation. He is a blue through and through, and feels the time is right to come back into football. He Will takeover in the summer, and his first job will be offering Micah Richards a lucerative long-term contract. He will support psycho all the way, and city will have around 40mil to spend in the summer, expect to see players such as Garry Mcsheffery, Wayne Bridge and Ashley Young in the city blue next season!

TRUE BLUE 4 LYF!

Arsenal are closely watching CSKA's brazilian star Daniel Carvalho. Wenger sees him as the perfect replacement for reyes/ pires on the left. This will allow rosicky to play in his prefered role of CM and reduce the pressure on Fabregas. Also one LB definately coming, with curtis daivis the ideal choice for wenger, not gareth bale. Baptista and Aliadiere out, to make way for Arsenal youth back next season.

I KNOW FOR A FACT; THAT KAKA WILL MOVE TO THE EMIRATES FOR 25MIL, THE DEAL HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE AS HIS PAL BAPTISTA ALREADY HINTED IN BRAZILIAN MEDIA, looks like a new Brazilian look for the red Gunners

Swindon Town's Gary Stanley who was set to move to Rochdale is now in discussions with former Swindon Town player Paul Ince about a loan move to Macclesfield until the end of the season after failing to agree a move to Spotland.

1 - BILLY SHARP (SCUNTHORPE)

2 - LEE MARTIN (LOAN FROM MAN U)

3 - BILLY JONES (CREWE)

4 - TIM SHAND (FC DALLAS)

5 - KEN HURLEY(LA GALAXY)

6 - IAIN TURNER(EVERTON)

Palace to sign all 6 players

Here is a list of Alan Curbishley's targets for this month:

THEO WALCOTT - ARSENAL - LOAN (END OF SEASON)- has been rejected

MARK VIDUKA -MIDDLESBROUGH - 5M

SHAUN WRIGHT PHILLIPS - 10M TRANSFER NEARLY COMPLETE

NIGEL QUASHIE - WEST BROM - 1.5M

LUCAS NIELL - BLACKBURN - 3M

ANTOHNY GARDNER - SPURS - 2M

JOHN HARTSON - WEST BROM - 500K

I know this because I am a youth player at the club and have heard these names mentioned many times by senior staff. OH AND I MIGHT BE GOING ON LOAN TO GRAYS, HAA

lilJIM

Juventus are apparently interested in Liverpool's Peter Crouch as Rafa might look to do a straight swap crouch for trezuguet as juve want to get rid of the french striker

reliable and true from the guvner

Rafa is only considering cover for Steve Finnan. However despite reports to the contrary Rafa has little interest in Lucas Neill who he sees as being a gamble considering his poor disciplinary record and the amount of penaltys he seems to concede. Instead he is concentrating his efforts on two individuals, they are Fulham's Rosenior and SeVilla's Daniel Alves. Given his lack of funds it is felt Rosenior will be the player more likely to come in at a cost of around £2million.

Away from Liverpool I have heard a very strong rumour that James Beattie will leave Everton in January for around £3million as his weight and sluggishness continues to frustrate all at Goodison. I expect Moyes to make a bid for Nathan Ellington of West Brom, he is a long admirer of the striker and hopes to land a player who snubbed his advances in preference of West Brom last year.

All I have written here has come from people strongly linked with the clubs. Remember The Emu only writes what he believes to be true.

Newcastle looking for a left back, Bale&Warnock top list, a right back, Young and Neill the two on list Carr to be offered in part ex for either, centre half, Upson, Davies, Hofland, Wes brown the favourites and a centre forward Klose, Viduka, Ashley Yougn and Collins John the targets

Friend of mine on millwall board has told me millwall will make 4 signings NEIL HARRIS DONE EARLY THIS WEEK AS WILL JEFF WHITLEY, ALSO MATTY LOCKWOOD FROM ORIENT AND A SURPRISE SWOOP FOR DOUGIE FREEDMAN DONE BY NEXT SAT ALL TRUE AS FAR AS HE IS AWARE

Have heard that Rafael Van der Vaart is on his way to West Ham in a deal worth 12.5m Euros, (nearly £9m) the reveloution starts here.

Liverpool FC

Players who will be leaving Liverpool; Jerzy Dudek 1.5M(Wisla Krakow), Stephen Warnock loan(Blackburn) and Boudewijn Zenden 2M(Ajax/ PSV).

Players who won't be leaving Liverpool; Josť Manuel Reina, Sami Hyypia, Steve Finnan, Jermaine Pennant, Mark Gonzalez, Harry Kewell, Steven Gerrard MBE, Xabi Alonso, Mohammed Sissoko, Luis Garcia Sanz, Peter Crouch or GOD.

I've heard some rediculous rumours flying about regarding the above players and I can assure all Liverpool fans that these aren't rumours they're fact. Except of course for the players leaving, they might not if the respective clubs don't agree the transfer.

Players who Rafael is targeting for Liverpool; Roberto Fabien Ayala, Lucas Niell, Daniel Alves (unlikely), Javier Mascherano, Simao Sabrosa, Shaun Wright-Phillips (unlikely) and I doubt anyone will believe me but Michael Owen as it's now thought he could be fit as soon as late February.

LFC News

Will everyone submitting news on LFC get real. The clubs debts (£80 million) and the manner in which the proposed DIC takeover is to be structured means that we will not have the bottomless pot that everyone thinks we will have. David Villa will not be signing for us as we simply cannot afford him. Also Rafa has never spent the kind of money that it would require to buy Villa as his policy is against buying big names. He beleives in the team ethic rather than bringing in selfish big names. The Mascherano deal may come off but it will require Momo moving on. Momo is a great player but his ability to link up play from the defence to the offence is limited, his tackling is brilliant but his passing is poor. Mascherano is good back up for both Gerrad and Alonso. The January transfer window will be relatively quiet for LFC as most of the better players will be cup tied for the Champions League in particular. If anything happens at all it will probably be the signing of Lucas Neil and possibly Mascherano. Crouch will not be leaving unless we receive a stupid offer from Newcastle or Portsmouth. So those of you that think that the likes of Villa, Henry, Torres, Alves et al are heading for Anfield this month, get real. I'm a LFC supporter and would love to see these types of players coming to the club but I am realistic enough to know that pipe dreams are exactly that . dreams!! Dhar13

Scunthorpe will sell their first choice strike partnership in this transfer window, with Billy Sharp probably going to either Watford or West Brom, and Andy Keogh almost certainly moving to Norwich. Trust me, I know

MU news

James Mccartney is definitely coming to mu.sir alex is known for bringing up young british players.whereas it is totally the opposite for benitez.

Sir Alex will look for replacements for scholes, giggs, neville.vds will be replaced by the highly promising ben foster. who is coming to be England's best keeper. Replacements for the class of 92 will be carrick(signed), aaron lennon and micah richards.trust me United will get them.

Mark Corcorran of St Mirren will win a move to Celtic in a £700k deal as Strachan is "immensely impressed with the boys talent". This is straight from Strachan's mouth.

Derby County fans are in for a shock now that Glasgow Rangers are looking for a new manager. After the fiasco at Preston where Billy Davies tried every way he could to find a way out of his contract which stipulated that he would only be allowed to speak to clubs from the Premier Division, Derby insisted that Davies's new contract would only allow Davies to speak to Glasgow Rangers should the position become open. As this was, and still is, Davies's ambition to manage Rangers, his loyalty will be tested again should he feel he has a chance to fill the position. With the certaren'ty of a big pay rise at Glasgow, for Derby fans rumours as to who his replacement may be

Everton may become active in this window with shef Utd having a 6million bid knocked back for dave nugent everton could come in with a 6million bid plus james vaughan on loan also everton are one of the three clubs knocked back by watford for flying winger ashley young everton will offer 3.5million and simon davies to temp adie boothroyd

Now PLG has walked out on Rangers it has been reported that they are about to have talks with George Burley

EFC news.

Ins-

Scott Brown - Hibs - 2m

Barry Ferguson - Rangers - loan (end of season)

David Nugent - Preston - 5m

Kevin Nolan - Bolton - 2m and Beattie

Nigel Reo Coker - West Ham - sawp for beattie plus 1m

(Kevin Nolan or Nigel Reo Coker will only be possible transfers if Everton don't manage to land Barry Ferguson)

Alan Smith - Man Utd - Loan (till end or season)

outs-

Beattie - Bolton or West Ham sawp for Nolan or Reo Coker

Davies - Fulham - 2.8m

Wright - any Championship club that will pay 700k - 800k

Possible Rotherham United signings. TOTAL RUMORS. INS:

Neil Shipperly, Sheff U. Steve Kabba, Sheff U. Stephen Quinn, Sheff U. Grant Holt, Forest. Jack Lester, Forest. Tamas Priskin, Watford. Leon Knight, Swansea. Kevan Hurst, Sheff. U. Clayton Donaldson, York. Paul Butler, Leeds.

OUTS:

Will Hoskins- Sheff U, Watford, Forest, Ipswich, Norwich. 800k-1.2 million.

Lee Williamson- Norwich, Barnsley, Watford. 300-700k.

Craig Menzies, 19 year old right-back, is off to Liverpool from Scottish 3rd division side Stenhousemuir. I work within Stenhousemuir and the scouts of Liverpool are desperate to tie him down as other clubs Hib

s, Dunfermline, Watford, Plymouth, Sunderland and Pompey have all signalled interest. Thanks.

Celtic will be selling Shaun Maloney to Villa and pearson to Sunderland/ Derby and will use the money to buy Robbie Keane/ Huntelaar.Whilst Thomas Buffel will be sold to Az Allkmaar for 4m.Motherwell duo Scott McDonald and Richie Foran will be sold in the summer to Southend for a combined fee of 1.75m.

Plymouth Argyle are splashing the cash this January, they are going to be signing Luke Varney from Crewe for £550k, Matt Jarvis from Gillingham for £700k, Mark Bircham from QPR for £150k and Chris porter from Oldham for £700k, Although some of this will be financed with the sale of Akos Buszacky and Nick Chadwick. Also look out for a foriegn central defender to be joining on loan for rest of season. Exciting times ahead for pilgrim fans.

Glasgow Rangers to clear out their whole team barr Clement and McGregor.

their new signings will be:

reo-coker(ferguson swap deal)

kallstrom(Lyon 3.5M + chris burke)

Carew(Sebo swap deal)

will be many more high profile signings. im a personal friend of Martin Bains who is overseas finalising the deal right now

Man City have tied up a bid for billy sharp and will join city in the window watch. also richards is off to Chelsea in summer with city looking to bring in Wayne bridge plus cash and finally city will battle it out with monaco for lens player olivier thomert either on loan now or in the summer for cash when the takeover completes come on city ctid

West ham want to sign about 3-5 players in January.

s.wright-phillips 10m (Chelsea)

m viduka 2.5m (middelsborough)

l.neil 2m (blackburn)

j.hartson 500k (west brom)

n.lennon 200k (celtic)

gordan 1.5m (hearts)

eastwood 1-2m (southend)

these are curbs main transfer targets in January

Since PLG has been sacked, expecy All McCoist and Iain Durrant to be named as coaches and Walter Smith as manager around Monday lunchtime ( he will remain with Scotland national team), Smith wants a more Scottish feel to the side and David Murray will give him around £10 million to spend

Transfers are:

Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown - £5 million

Steve Naismith - £1 - 1.5 million

 
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