Football Rumours Archive December 09 2007
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Arsene Wenger now actually intends to sign Congo International Striker Tresor Mputu. Arsene Wenge said in a pre–match conference Mputu reminds him of Emmanuel Adebayor and Emmanuel Adebayor welcomes him to Arsenal and would love to alongside him in Strike. the £4 million pounds deal is hopefully to be completed in January. Arsenal Have some Wingers in mind but Sotiris Ninis and Brazillian International Winger Fernandinho from Shakter Donekst and has been linked to AC Milan as well. Yoan Goufrann has been linked as well.
Roy Keane has made an approach for Wes Brown after news of him rejecting his final contract offer from United. United would need to sell in January or risk loosing him on a free come the end of the season.
Hey I heard from a very realyiable source that Kenny Miller will make a shock return to Rangers in January. After I heard this a couple of weeks later everyone at Ibrox was talking about it.
Buffel is going to P. S. V or Hannover.
Faye will be going also
assuming Rangers get to the Last 16 of the Champions League look like they might make a bid for Jermaine Defoe
I have just been on the phone to my cousin Who is seeing Derek Riordan of Celtic he says that he will be moving to either Bristol City or Crystal Palace because he is not getting a game at Celtic.
So that will free up some wages so we can sign Earnshaw (Derby) and Murphy (Hibernian)
And a really Big rumour going around Parkhead that Henrick Larsson Will be coming back to Celtic for a three month loan deal.
Hey guys just a few rumours that will happen in January –
Arsenal will sign Diego ( Werder Bremen ) £12 million
Derby will sign Ramage ( Newcastle ) £1 million
Birmingham will sign Boyd ( Rangers ) £4.5 million
Charlton will sign Earnshaw ( Derby ) £1.5 million
Celtic will sign Murphy ( hibenian ) £2 million
Newcastle will sign Naylor ( Celtic ) £2.5 million
Portsmouth will sign Defoe ( Tottenham ) £6 million
Rangers will sign Ameobi ( Newcastle ) £2 million
Celtic fans will be lucky to see Scott Brown in a Celtic shirt for a whole season. Man United, Newcastle and Arsenal are all interested – with United the massive favourite. Ferguson has told Scotty he wants him as the next Scholes, and £9 million will secure him. Do not write off Arsenal though.
After Wes Brown rejected his final contract offer and Gary Neville's career possibly over after his new injury, look for Sir Alex to go back on his statement of not really looking to bring anyone in, in January.
Bayern Munich's Willy Sagnol is concrete target after the Frenchman admitted he wanted to leave the Allianz Arena and Sir Alex has always been a keen admirer.
United could also tie up a pre–contract deal for Miguel Veloso of Sporting.
Celtic will make a move for out of favour Portsmouth left back Matthew Taylor £5.5 million
This is not a players rumour but a manager. and it is no rumour. The SFA will ask Gordon Strachan to se Scotland to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and he will accept. He is totally frustrated at the Celtic support not getting fully behind him. Scotland will not appoint a "young" manager who, if successful, will be a target for a club side and therefore Strachan fits the bill. When this happens Celtic will move for Mark McGhee and Eric Black as his number 2. Billy Davies will return to Motherwell. This from inside the McGhee camp (his family are still local in this area – cumbernauld) as Mark is best of mates with Strachan.
Newcastle will sign Arshavin and Ivanovic for a combined fee of £16 million. Along with these two they will sign Hutton for £6 million. Sam also is looking at a new midfielder who will be somebody in the Modric mould.
A source within Stamford bridge tells me that Jose Mourinho DID leave due to a bust up with Abramovich, but it was unexpected.
Mourinho wanted to complete a sensational QUADRUPLE swoop for some crystal Palace youngsters. They wanted to buy Victor Moses and Sean Scanell (targetmen for England and Ireland U17 teams respectively) hot prospect attacking midfielder John Bostock, and central defender Ben Richardson who was on the verge of signing a youth contract with Palace.
Abramovich did not sanction the funds for this and Chelsea could not proceed to get these youngsters due to the compensation. However, in light of his good results of late, roman will let avram chase three of these 4 targets next Summer. Avram is keen as he feels he can mould Victor Moses into the next Drogba, Richardson into the next John Terry, and Bostock into the next Lampard
BiGzEy iN dA KnO
Stamford bridge snake ;)
Aston Villa and Portsmouth are in competition for some of the excellent talent coming out of Wales
Chris Gunter, Joe Ledley, Aron Ramsey, of Cardiff and Christian Riberio of Bristol City are all said to be on the shopping list for a number of Premiership clubs in January
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Expect United to go for either Anelka or Defoe in January. Berbatov is not wanted. Saha will be kept as Fergie wants four forwards.
Also bids will be made for Willy Sagnol or Alan Hutton
At the end of the season they will attempt to sign Veloso from Sporting or they may even make a surprise move for Joe Cole.
From then on United will feel their squad is complete and will focus on developing the youth system.
From January to Summer loans:
Jonny Evans (Sunderland)
DArron Gibson (Wolves)
Fraizer Campbell (Middlesbrough)
Dong Fangzhuo (Watford (subsequently sold))
Chris Eagles (Charlton Athletic)
DArron Gibson (Aston Villa)
Danny Simpson (Aston Villa)
Fraizer Campbell (Middlesbrough)
Ben Foster (Tottenham Hotspur)
VDS to retire at the end of 08/09 with Foster becoming number 1 after establishing a regular place with Tottenham.
expect no players to leave
Tranmere Rovers will sign Robbie Fowler in January window and will put in a club record bid for Andy bishop at bury. Gareth Taylor and Adnan Arhmed to go out on loan to Crewe and Bury respectively
Francisco Javier Rodriguez (MEX) of Chivas to PSV next week.