Football Rumours Archive January 06 2008
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Liverpool will sign:
Michael Johnson + Nedum Onouha (Crouch + Riise)
Ashley Young (Pennant + £7 million)
Julio Baptista + Gabriel Heinze (Xabi Alonso)
Javier Mascherano (17 million)
Jeremy Menez (7 million)
Andrey Voronin will leave for around £1 million.
Momo Sissoko will leave for around £7 million.
Scott Carson will go to Villa for £10 million.
The 3 main forwards will be Torres, Kuyt and Baptista.
However, Menez, Babel, Kewell and Young can all play as front men.
Hobbs and Guthrie will be in and around the squad. Kewell and Hyypia will both get new contracts.
Our new central midfield will be Gerrard, Mascherano, Lucas, Johnson and Guthrie.
Plessis and Spearinf also hava a chance after impressing for the reserves.
Celtic will sign Colin Nish from Kilmarnock by the end of January for a nominal fee with the forward out of contract in the Summer, despite interest from Hibernian and Aberdeen.
Arsenal will not sign anyone until Summer as he does not want to mess with the formula that seems to be working so well.
Alex Ferguson will also not be buying this January for the same reasons. It does not look like he will be selling either after rejecting Newcastle's bid for Wes Brown, even though they might lose him for nothing when his contract is up.
This is good news for Tottenham fans as it means Berbatov's only other real option is Chelsea who, considering his £25 million price tag, seem far more interested in Anelka.
firstly whoever said Tottenham were going to win the league your out of your mind.
. Nasri–14 million (mayb Summer or in januray)
. Kaka–30 million+ Rosicky (Summer)
. Buffon–10–15 million (Summer or some other transfer window)
. Lehmann–Free (January)
. Diarra–8 million
. Rosicky–Milan in Kaka swap.
In Arsene we trust
Big up to Arsenal merkin the league.
BRApPpPp AHMED HUSSAIN AKHTAR
big up ts fam
LFC Rumour: –
I must stress that this is only a rumour but I have heard that Alan Hutton rejected Tottenham as late bids from United. and Liverpool came in. Apparently Rafa is very keen and will pay the £8 million fee to secure him. Expect to be announced by Monday.
Muzzy Izzet has pursuaded his brother Kem to sign for his old club Leicester for £650,000. The deal for the Colchester midfielder should be finalised by Monday.
Aston Villa are going to sign a few players in the January transfer market as they have the smallest squad in the EPL and the owner thinks very highly of Martin O'Neil and thinks if he signs a few players he can push for a European place. so expect albelda or Guti to join. theo Walcott may join on loan as he is not happy that he only comes on as a sub if he plays. they will also get Bobo Balde and boswinga.
Anyway, Boyd going nowhere, Hutton going nowhere until Summer probably Man United. to replace Neville as he could take his pick so why settle for stumbling Tottenham. Gattuso but not until 2009. Murphy from Hibernian, Moore from Villa and possibly a couple on loan if Hemdani, Buffel etc. leave. Fletcher, De la Bonna? R. I. P Phil
MAN UNITED TRUST ME. JANUARY: OUTS: W. Brown and Ronaldo are definitely not going anywhere. P. BARDSLEY (Sheff United – £1 million) + Loans: D. Gibson, J. Evans, F. Campbell, K. Lee, L. Barnes (are already loaned out), D. Simpson (Sunderland), B. Foster (after recovery), C. Eagles (Sunderland or Wigan), Manucho (to Panathinaikos, done deal). – – INS: ONE of these forwards will arrive: K. Benzema (£19 million), D. Berbatov (only if they get him for a cut–price £20 million), K. Huntelaar (£14 million), Cignac (£8 million) or J. Defoe (£10 million) – – – – – JULY: OUTS: W. BROWN (free bosman if he will not renew his contract, destinations: N'castle or Sunderland if avoided relegation), L. SAHA (£5 million to Lyon, Paris St. Germain or Fulham) M. SILVESTRE (£3 million to Lyon or N'Castle) C. EAGLES (£3 million to Wigan or Sunderland) L. MARTIN (£1 million to Plymouth) D. FLETCHER (he will make up his mind and leave for mor first–team football, for £5 million to Sunderland or Everton, but Sir Alex will only allow him to go if D. Gibson will be good enough to cover his "vacancy") J. EVANS and D. SIMPSON to Sunderland for an added £7 million only if they will not show ANY progress. RONALDO will not go anywhere unless they get a £65–75 million world transfer–record break bid for him. LOANS: T. Kuszczack to a Premier League side, Rafael and Fabio to Sporting (done deal), F. Campbell (Middlesbrough or Sunderland), C. Cathcart (to a Championship side), F. Brandy (to Royal Antwerp), + J. Evans and D. Simpson to a Premier League side (if they will not make an impact) INS: Fabio and Rafael Silva done deal. They will only buy a full–back. Expect P. LAHM for £14 million, who can play either side of the defense. If Manucho will not show progress then expect the arrival of S. JOVETIC.
"Benitez is definitely leaving Anfield in Summer – I cannot tell you too much on this for certain reasons. "
cant tell us too much? not a lot more to tell is there.
For some real rumours.
Wes Brown will stay with Man United until the Summer.
Crouch will not move in January.
Mascherano will finally be permanently signed by Liverpool.
Lehman to move from Arsenal.
Berbatov going nowhere until Summer.
Sissoko to Juve in the Summer. £12 million.
Rumours from Norway:
Rune Jarstein vil not go to any English club as he has moved to Rosenborg on a long–term deal.
Norwegian International central–defender Brede Hangeland, now at Copenhagen in Denmark, is wished by Liverpool as they desperately need another central–defender. Things will happen soon.
Norwegian champions Brann top–scorer Torstein Helstad is closely followed by Everton.
Per Ciljan Skjelbred, young Rosenborg midfielder and the biggest talent in Norway nowadays is followed by "everyone", also Man United. Most likely it will happen something with a move to PL this Summer and not this window.
Michael Johnson and Nedum Onouha will move to Liverpool with Crouch and Riise going the other way. THis however will only happen in the Summer.
Arron Lennon will sign initially on loan, but made permanent in the Summer, for Man United. Wes Brown will go the opposite way as a make weight. This is 100 percent done. I work at Old Trafford in performance analysis and have already added his player details into pro zone. believe me it's done.
Plymouth Arygle Rumours
With mccormick off to joining Holloway at the sinking ship that is Leicester, Plymouth will look to bring in inexperianced Trevor Langworth from lower league Staines Town, where he has been impressing a number of clubs inc. Chelsea and Arsenal. he will infact choose Plymouth due to his long–term support.
Other rumours is that the greens are interested in 2 notts Forest players, and have lodged a 100 k bid for mackie from Exeter, aswell as 2. 5illion for Jason Roberts.
seip to join Liverpool in the Summer for an amaing £5 million.
the beast of bodmin.
The Hammers will bid £16 million for Newcastle star Obafemi Martins while Dean Ashton will make a straight swap to Tottenham for Darren Bent
Liverpool to be taken over in Feb or March by the Arabs. They are crossing the T's and dotting the I's. They will not annouce anything yet because, any transfers they are concluding would be put in jeopardy