Football Rumours Archive November 08 2008

 

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Firstly, to the guy that said Moyse (sic) or Ramos would join Celtic. Are you seriously deluded? Moyes has just signed a deal at Everton worth £18m over 5 years. How could Celtic afford to compensate Everton if he was poached, and could the club come even near to matching the salary of nearly £4m a year? And if you think Ramos would go and manage in a league like the Scottish one then you're doubly deluded. Ramos will be waiting for a job with a big team, in a big league, with big pay. That rules your Grand Old Team out.

Secondly, to the guy that said Joleon Lescott would join Sunderland in a £7m deal. Mate, Lescott is an England international. He was player of the season last year at Everton. Do you really think that (1) Moyes would accept a bid of £7m (try £15m); and (2) Lescott would join a wee club like Sunderland?

Ok, so now onto some rumours that I have just heard, or made up, I forget which. Everon have again approached Moutinho from Sporting Lisbon about a move to Goodison. Moutinho is interested in a move, but is playing hardball about terms and conditions. This lad is very ambitious and wants any contract to consist of a get–out clause should a bigger club come in for him. A fee has been agreed with Sporting for the young superstar, thought to be in the region of £18m.

Liverpool have been in touch with Tottenham Hotspur about taking Lennon on loan until the end of the season with a view to purchasing the player at that time. This has been categorically refused by the Tottenham board. Benitez has been informed that if he wants Lennon in January, then he'd better return with a firm offer. It is thought that Benitez might instead use Kuyt as bait to land his man. A swap deal might suit both parties, and it is known that Redknapp is an admirer of the Liverpool forward.

Remaining with Liverpool, it is highly likely that Benitez will attempt to reinforce his strike force with one ickle Micheal Owen, currently of Newcastle. A bid of about £4m should secure the pint–sized striker. Benitez will not, however, offer Owen the type of wages that he currently receives at Newcastle. He will make a take–it or leave–it offer of about £60k a week. If Owen wants to escape his Newcastle nightmare and return to Anfield, he will accept what is a generous offer considering Owen's lack of quality playing time over the past 5 years.
  Rangers will get rid off JCD,Burke,Beasley,Gow(Blackpool)
Coming in:Obi Mikel (Loan)
Lovenkrands(Bosman)
Berra £1.5m
Reynolds £1.2
watch this space

As for them
Andy Driver from hearts as a replacement for the Irishman from castlemilk McGeady
and a shock move for danny invincible if they can find the funds.
  OLD FIRM!!

Heard a rumour that rangers are planning a january swoop for lee wilkie for £700,000. Also are considering arfield of falkirk.

Celtic are said to be monitoring the financal stuation at west ham and are hoping to bring back craig bellamy for a knock down price, also van bronckhorst is again being linked for next season.
  To the person who said Michael Owen will go on loan to liverpool and that he could join them permanantly in the summer for 3 million, dude do some research he is out of contract so he would cost nothing if he was gonna be sold it would be in Jan, and he is more strongly linked with chelsea who are gonna make a 3 to 5 million bid IN JANUARY THOUGH
  Stoke will make a move for Serie B striker Daniele Vantaggiato, who has been in prolific form for his club Rimini this season.

Porto are set to open talks with FAT Ronaldo, he will be the clubs top earner with 100,000 a week.

Arsenal and Man u are chasing Asamoah Gyan for udinese, the club value him at 15 million pounds.

Man U Will let Fabien Brandy and Darren Gibson go out on loan, but Alex Ferguson has given up on Owen Hargreaves and will cash him in for 7–9 Million, Tottenham, Arsenal and Aston Villa have all expressed an intrest in him.

Blackburn will give trials to Christian Benitez, Kevin Prince Boetang, Evander Sno and Pablo Garcia (real madrid).

Ajax, Bolton, Fulham, Wolfsburg and Napoli are eyeing up Blackburns Johann Vogel, who has been told he can leave ewood park

James Vaughan is set to leave everton after being told he is surpless to recuirements, West Brom, West Ham and Stoke could move for the young striker, as a replacement Moyes will bid 2 million for Rangers's Darchaville.
  West ham will sell green to arsenal with cudicini coming in from chelsea, also hammers fans, expect bids for parker from blackburn/everton, also spurs, newcastle and bolton are looking at carlton cole as a target man,west ham will also unload several squad players on loan or permanant deals. A takeover of the east london side is on the cards, south african consortium in the frame, The Mole.
  Man city

In

Sergio aguero –40m[Athletico Madrid]
Klass Jan huntalaar –20m[Ajax]
Per Mertehsaker – 16m [Werder Bremen]


Total 76m

Out

Darius Vassell – 2.25m [Hull]
Richard Dunne – 7m [Sunderland]
Dietmar Hamann – 500,000 [fulham]
Danny mills – 500'000 [Burnley]

Total

10.25m
  Just Heard from a very very very close friend of mine that plays with celtic reserve's that strachan will leave for newcastle at end of season and celtic's new manager will be Ramos Or Moyse, also watch teh space as celtic will attepmt to sign top premiereship player which it looks like dean ashton or even maybe a cheeky bid walcott on loan along with bellemy
  ((( AFC Bulletin )))

Expect AW 2 move 4 WHUFC gk Green 2 replace Alumnia come Jan . Yaya Toure will nooot be moving 2 AFC as he wants 2 move 2 JUVENTAS . Its been heard AW may make a move 4 Spurs defender Dawson in Jan .
  Joelon Lescot will join Sunderland in January in a deal estimated £7 million. Ronaldo (fat) will also join in January which is why Chopra has gone to Cardiff. FACT
  To the person who said delph to newcastle ! leeds have only just turned down a 3+ million offer for him so why they going to accept two ? and bates has stated today that arsenal and sunderland can stop trying cos hes staying with the mighty whites x
  With January getting closer and the Credit crunch still in full flow its going to be an interesting transfer window.
With the prophesised Liverpool takeover no where to be seen Liverpool will be a bit cash strapped. They will bring in Michael Owen and Aaron Lennon in on loan with a view to a permanent transfer for both. Kuyt will go to Hamburg on loan and Hyppia will go to West Brom.
Utd won't spend (apart from maybe reserve/youth players)
Chelsea won't buy either, their squad is hug as it is.
Arsenal will get Cana from Marseille for £5mill.
Man City won't spend that much, mainly squad players. Don't expect Hughes to be there long though.
The rest of the Premiership will bring in the usual 2nd rate drivel to try and save their season, gonna be a boring January.
  Lfc will sign podolski for 14m and dic will be take over in march
  To the guy that states there were no offers on Dean ashton. . WRONG mate, the spuds offered £18M on the last day of transfer, when that was rejected the spuds came back with a £12m offer for COLE, also rejected (what were west ham thinking !!!!)
  Why would Kolo Toure move to Celtic. If he was to leave Arsenal he certainly wouldnt move to scotland, the only place he would probly go to is Spain or Italy. . . He is to good for Celtic and the Scottish League is not good enough.

Everton Ins:
Obinna(spelling)loan
Vagner Love– 8m

Everton need a new Quality striker to partner Yakubu if we want to push for a top 5 finish and qualify for europe

Also Yobo or Lescott will not be moving up north to Newcastle or Sunderland. . they are both settled in the Everton team and the defence is starting to play well.
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  On November the 23rd Newcastles future will have been decided, i have a reliable source that tells me the Nigerians are still firm favourites, they also have set their hearts on Yakubu from Everton, still plan to bring in Keegan as manager and they'll sack Dennis wise. This leaves Joe Kinnear with no job as manager but he will be offered a role as assistant manager by Keegan, with Terry McDermot as first team coach. Hughton will go back to defensive coach. Owen will sign a new 3 year deal worth £120,000 per week. Also Martins will sign a new 4 year deal and Given will sign long–term contract so he retires with Newcastle.

January Ins–
Febian Delph (£2m) Leeds Utd
John Utaka (£5m) Portsmouth
Yakubu (£10m + Smith) Everton
Jonny Evans (£6m) Man Utd

January outs–
Smith (Part exchange) Everton
Delph (Loan) Plymouth
Donaldson (Loan) Yeovil
N'Zogbia (£6m) Arsenal
  Arsenal are interested in signing Connor Brown from sheffield united. connor brown currently in the u18 academy with the blades has been contacted about a transfer which could be wrapped up in the new year. arsene wenger says Connor Brown reminds of Gael Clichy but right footed. he is very quick and strong on he ball aswell in his mind, arsene wenger quoted.
This is true evidence as i grew up with connor and attended the same school and still stay in contact now and he confesses that arsenal had been in touch with his agent.
  To the person that listed the names of the celtic players coming and going: for a start, i don't see manchester city bidding for mcgeady. as I stated last week, aston villa are one of the only teams to show an interest and 12mill is more than hes valued at. secondly,kolo toure will not be leaving arsenal and certainly not to come to parkhead. his brother yaya is being lined up by arsenal and they have stated their ambition to play alongside each other. geovanni will also not happen, this is a ridiculous rumour. and el hadj diouf, don't think so. Celtic cant afford to spend more than around 2mill on a player so where these stories of 7mill bids come from is beyond me. realistically, celtic have all but agreed a deal for sylvinho, and are also in talks over jefferen suarez (similar to the crosas deal). we are also looking at brazilian striker wesley, who plays in the portugese league, but again, lack of funds could seriously limit our signings. Hail hail!–

TI
  To the guy who wrote that Kolo Toure will be joining Celtic for £5m, keep dreaming.

Anyway, real rumours regarding AFC is that Wenger will spend some money in January, and will look to buy:
Given (£8m)
Zapata (£11m)
Yaya Toure OR Xabi Alonso (£14m–ish)
A Striker (£??)
+ Youngsters (including a South American striker who will be loaned straight to Salamanca in Jan)

Wenger will then allow Almunia & Gallas to leave.

Also, look out for Wenger trying to get Sturridge from Man City on a Bosman at the end of the season.
  Wenger will not be leaving Arsenal, he has great support and the up most confidence from both the Arsenal board and the fans. He will however wake up and smell the coffee, and realise that we need more experienced and physical players if we want to do better in premier league. Yaya Toure is almost certain to be joining Arsenal, whether it is in January or the summer. Gallas' performances and attitude throughout the remainder of the season will be assesed and if he fails to impress then he will be replaced, possibly with Micah Richards (not very old but has lots of experience from playing with City, is very strong and a tough tackler). A new keeper is also needed as Almunia is not strong enough, possibly Sebastien Frey. Wenger will do everything he can to keep hold of key players such as Fabregas and Adebayor, who shouldnt take to much persuading as they both love the club.
  Arsenal Football Club have been linked with a move for Mickael Landreau.Arsene Wenger has identified him to the Emirates Stadium. currently of Paris St Germain expect abid of around £2million.

Arsenal Football Club hope to land Sebastian Giovinco in Januaryon loan from Juventus.
  Heard venger is getting fed up with the bad english press his side get and may call it a day at the end of the season. roy keane has been ear–marked
  To the person who says Lovenkrands has bought a house in Glasgow. He never sold the one he previously had. his wife still stays in it.
  Dean Ashton will NOT be fit until March 2009 at the earliest, he will probably miss the rest of the season. If West Ham can't solve his niggling ankle problem he will retire in 2009 pre–season. That is why there have been NO offers for him. The West Ham Press Office keep stating its Xmas he'll be back, but at Christmas they'll announce he's 4–6 weeks away and the story will go on and on etc.
  ––AFC–– Arsenal will make moves for Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Niko Kranjcar in January.
Huntelaar will move to Arsenal for £12million plus Niklas Bendtner and Kranjcar will cost £8million plus Armand Traore.
  Arsenal will not sign another midfielder in january. amaury bischoff will slot in and replace flamini in the holding role. He's been starring in the reserves
  Strong rumours that Michael Owen will be at Anfield on loan , if the loan is injury free , he will join in the summer for £3 million.
  

 
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