Football Rumours Archive January 09 2007
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LFC rumours. Crouch will go nowhere unless we sign a striker ie David Villa (20+ million) but even then Rafa needs a target man so why sell crouch, Owen won't be back at anfiels he's a crock, and deserves to say with the also-rans Toon army. Mascherano has signed, just waiting on fifa to pull there finger out. Neill will sign for the Reds, but thio could be a smokescreen so we sign young from watford he much younger and the return on ivestmemnt would be greater. In the summer expect a bid for Simao or alves again. Outgoing will obviously be Zenden(thank god), Fowler, Crouch, Palleta (loan). Risse depending on performance this season.
"And here comes Crouch, like some sort of rampaging super-spider." - Peter Drury during Liverpool v Bordeaux.
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE transfer news. Ian Holloway has been busy negotiating deals to bring players to Home Park and push for a top 10 finish, maybe even sneak a play-off spot. Players will also be moving on to help finance the deals. These are the current negotiations.
Chris Porter (Oldham) £500k, or £350+ Chadwick
Nathan Tyson (Wycombe) £600k, or £450+ Chadwick
Matt Jarvis (Gillingham) £450k+ Hodges on Loan
Marcel Zayette (RC Lens) Free
Gabor Bori (MK Budapest) £200k+
Ugo Ehiogu (Middlesbrough) Loan to May 2007
Brian Wilson (Cheltenham) £225k
Ulises De La Cruz (Aston Villa) Free
Mohamed Messoudi (Willem II) Loan to May 2007
Akos Buszaky (Bolton/ Wolves/ Rangers) £1.2m
Tony Capaldi (Wolves) £450k
Lee Hodges (Gillingham) Loan
Nick Chadwick (Oldham/ Wycombe) PX
Rueben Reid (Exeter City) Loan
Cherno Samba (Torquay) Loan depending on ins
David Norris (West Brom) £550k
Matthias Doumbe (Charlton) £700k
Definitely happening is The Hibs two to Celtic, Hartley and Robbie Fowler to Rangers, Andy Gow to Hibs, and Russell Anderson and Kris Boyd to Aston Villa
I've read in alot of papers that NUFC will sign barton because of the possibility of emre moving back to serie A or the bundesliga. we will sign him for about £8million. darren bent won't leave Charlton for a bid less than £11million. Lucas neill is a strong possibility but there's more of a chance he will move to Liverpool for £5million+. SWP will move to the Toon in 2007.given will NOT move to Arsenal in the summer.bale and barnes are targets for a combined £10million. peter crouch will stay at Liverpool and upson will stay at birmingham until summer. cassano possible but unlikly to be sold for less than £10million
Hey folks. This is the first time I've posted here, as I've never had any news to share, or the brass neck to register my opinion as fact like so many others. Just received a txt from my bro (a Celt season ticket holder) who attends the games with a guy who works there. Apparently, he has just seen Thompson and Brown (Hibs) go in for a private medical. Bigger than that though, is that he has also seen BAROS at the club, set to sign. Makes a change from Villa draining our resources. Hopefully this is true, but if not, don't shoot the messenger! Up the 'Tic!
Sir Alex's targets for this winter are as follows:
Owen Hargreaves (DM)
Ricardo Quaresma (LW)
and the surprise bid for Fulham's Liam Rosenior for Right-Back cover. strikers will be considered in the summer due to Henrik Larson's extension, he will then be replaced with fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovich the new No.10 at the Theatre of Dreams.
Rumours have again come up about the possibility of Adriano joining Newcastle after a deal previously failed to happen. This time though, it involves a swap deal with Owen and looks to agreed in the summer. As for January, Darren Bent will sign a 4 year deal, Wright-Philips will join (prefering a move to a fan base that will adore him after talking to Duff, rather than West ham or Villa) although unsure if it will be a perminant deal to start with, along with Anton Ferdinand, Lucas Neill, and a LB (unsure who as a deal for Bale is unlikely to happen). Total spending will be around the £20m mark, which raises the question of. "where the money is coming from?" and increases the likelyhood of SWP arriving on a loan basis only.
Sheffield United News
The blades should now look to Greg Halford of colchester at around 2 million plus Chris Lucketti if all things go well the deal should be done before the end of the week. the striker situation seems no longer a problem with David Nugent wanting a move to Sheffield as the Number 1 striker (which other clubs cannot garantee)3 million Cash up front followed by futher payments if they stay up could raise the deal to 4.25 million.Luton Shelton or Ray Jones could be a cheaper better option
But the problem midfield still remains Koumas fits the bill but my money is on a move to try and bring Andy Ried from Charlton he was not happy at Tottenham and he aren't happy down there he wants to move back up north. Paddy Kenny and the Quinn Brothers could make him welcome ! !
Within the space of a week, the Arsenal striking dilemma has ended. Anthony Stokes has joined Sunderland, Arturo Lupoli has confirmed he is leaving permanently when his contract expires in the summer and Jeremie Aliadiere will be sold before the January transfer window shuts. The departure of the trio means that on loan Birmingham striker Nicklas Bendtner will return to the Emirates next season and stake a claim for a first team spot at Arsenal, challenging Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor. Real Madrid will surprisingly recall Julio Baptista once his year long loan at Arsenal ends, while Jose Antonio Reyes will make a permanent return to La Liga due to him wanting a return home. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Deportivo will all try to lure him away from Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger set to demand £11m for the Spaniard.
Sebo is going nowhere before the end of the season, he can't Austria Vienna were the only club he could go too and they can't match the terms he's on at the Gers.
Rangers WILL resign Steven Thompson and also Robert Snodgrass and this WILL be the first choice partnership for the rest of the season.
Rangers will also sign Portugese midfeilder Julio for £1.7million, the deal was almost done by PLG and will still go through.
Sheffield set for big big signing
Sheffield United are after the massive Stijn Stijnen. (the current Belgian international keeper)he wants to prove his worth in the premiership 1 million looks a snip for the big guy and age 25 he got plenty to offer.
There is a lot of rubbish about the Scottish teams being posted on here. Ljundberg, Smith, Beckham to Rangers? Tymoschyuk, Gera, Hoskins (who has already signed for Watford) to Celtic. Doubt it. Strachan has already said he won't be spending big on a striker so Celtic should be expecting Thomson and maybe Brown, though this seems in the balance, and maybe a centre back to replace Balde. If Maloney goes they will replace him. If Smith comes to Rangers expect to see some good Scots follow him. Anderson (Aberdeen), Whittaker (Hibs) or Neilson (Hearts), maybe Brown (Hibs) and a swap deal with Ferguson and McFadden seems plausible but both teams will need to sell to buy.
Heard a rumour that Celtic had put an undisclosed offer for Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson, this offer included cash plus David marshall. Not 100% sure but it did come from a reliable source.
Birmingham are set to offer £2.2 million for Rowan Vine from Luton town whilst West Brom are set to offer £3 million for both Vine and Leon Barnett. Sunderland and Norwich are also interested in Vine.
Liverpool will sign Shaun Wright-Phillips in the Summer after he rejected a move to West Ham. It is believed £10.2m has been put aside for the signing which is already in place after Chelsea agreed on the sale. Rafa Benitez has been tracking the player since he first started at Liverpool but was always put off by the price tag. Since he has been made available Benitez acted quickly with a £8.5m bid but that bid was rejected. The reason Shaun decided against a move to West Ham was because he knew of the offer from Liverpool and was waiting for any developments. This came on Saturday evening when Liverpool increased their offer to £9.6m then to £10.2m after Chelsea asked them to meet thir asking price. Shaun will continue to play for Chelsea until the end of the season. Also, Liverpool have made bids for Lucas Neill, Javier Mascherano and Jamie McCarthy to sign within the January transfer window. Robski
Wenger may yet sign one player for Arsenal this month, however guaranteed they will be a.)cheap, b.)untested, c.)english. The real activity comes in the summer: the crucial issue is the keeper slot at the club: Lehmann may leave as soon as the end of the season: I say this with certaren'ty that Wenger will get one of three targets: Buffon(Vieira deal;first option), Weidenfeller(Dortmund keeper, experienced), Given(consistently strong Premiership performer). For all of those saying that Arsenal will sign these youngsters instead: Gordon, Pele etc., remember that Wenger, quite rightly so, goes for trusted experience in the keeper position- Lehmann joined whilst over 30 yrs old. Other summer activity will include bids for Davies at West Brom, Ribery at Marseille(if he hasn't already gone to Madrid) and possibly Reo-Coker(if he, too, hasn't switched clubs). Of course, no strikers are needed.
Newcastle will sign no one in the Jan transfer window - Belgravia group to make a bid for them at the end of Jan and don't want additional debts to cover. I work on the stock exchange - anyone who wants to put a tenner on it e-mail me.
To the guy that said Newcastle will swap crouch for owen, you are completely wrong. We will sign bent not sure of price, neill, bale on loan, cassano on loan and swp for 9.8m.
Chelsea are looking to bring in a right back and a centre back during the window as morinho has lost faith in ferrira, boularouz, geremi. I have heard that thery will sign either jonathon Zebina on loan from juventus and Olaf Mellberg possibly involving in a swap deal with SWP.
Whu will sign 4 35MIL.
ALEXI SMERTIN-cska moscow-2M
Would people please stop posting rumours regarding Barry Ferguson leaving Rangers. LE Guen has left the club and this destroys any chance of the former skipper leaving Ibrox. Rangers have already signed alan gow on a pre-contract(This will be made official some time in the near future) and have contacted hearts regarding Robbie Nielsen and Paul Hartley. Hartley is waiting to see if Celtic submit an offer, but do not rule out a move to Ibrox as it was Walter Smith who gave him his Scotland debut. THe likelihood of Brown and Thomson both arriving at Ibrox is unlikely as Rangers do not have the funds to submit an offer for the two players and the three players listed previously. Thomson is likely to move to Celtic, and Brown is undecided (Although he is a Rangers fan, the fact that he did not get along with Ian Murray while the latter was Hibs could prove to be a stumbling block, and the strong Hibs contingent at Celtic-Caldwell, Riordan possibly Thomson and perhaps Gary O'connor- could tempt the player to Parkhead).
Rangers may surprise a number of people by moving for Matt Taylor of Portsmouth but it is not known how keen the player would be on moving to the club, although the prospect of regular european football may prove to be a key factor. In order to secure Taylor however, Rangers would have to offer at least £6m.
Celtic have submitted an offer worth around £2m( subject to add-ons) for O'connor of Lokomotiv Moscow, £4.5m+David Marshall for the hibs pair of Brown and Thomson(£3m for Brown and £1.5m+Marshall for Thomson), and have also bid for Fabianski of Legia Warsaw(The bid is believed to be around £1m) as cover for Boruc.
Coventry city fc
coventry are 90% certain to sign these three players: leon constantine (port vale) 1.25m
ray parlour (middlesbrough) loan or 500k
collins john (fulham) 2.5m
coventry are to sell these players:
elliott ward (birmingham) 3.6m
stern john (watford) 550k
stephen hughes (preston) 400k
kevin kyle (hull) 200k
from tj, sky blue the whole way through
I was told in the summer that Newcastle recieved the first refusal on j.zebina from juventus when we sold boumsong. he was close to signing for us before we did the deal for martins, there simply wasnt any money left to sign him. a move could be possible this window, I would much prefer if Newcastle tried to sign w.brown of manu, a quality player, Nugent should be our first target, he is exactly what we need, and he is a good price, just like D.Bent was a couple of seasons ago when we had the chance to sign him.
this might sound funny to many, but during the summer Newcastle were close to completing a deal to sign j.cole from Chelsea, whether it was a loan or a perminant deal, I don't know, but it came from a reliable source that told me about Butts move to birmingham on loan last season, he knew Butts current GP
100% true shaun wright phillips is goin to West Ham and David Beckham will join Sunderland at the end of the season wait and see
Believe it or not, Barry Ferguson is top of MON's hitlist, as he wishes to bring him to Villa and play his preferred 3-5-2 with McCann Ferguson and Petrov the central midfielders. He will arrive for around £5million. Baros will leave for Spain and will bring in around £7million, which MON will use to fund the SWP deal, and don't be shocked if a certain Mr Crouch ends up back at Villa this January.
Smith be named new Rangers manager on Wednesday. Will bring in Brown, Thomson, Hartley, and Smith on loan from Man Utd.
Rodrigez, Hemdami, Sionko, Sebo and Lietizi all leaving within 6 months.
Celtic rumoured to be in for Brown and Thomson but wages are tight at Parkhead now, hence Stokes only being offered 4 figures.
D.bent to spurs 6m
D.murphy to reading or fulham 1m
D.agathe out of contract
O.hargreaves to manu 20m
A.stokes to Charlton 2.5-3m (depending on apps)
Also Liverpool will make a sneaky bid for simao from the starting price 10-12m, with M.gonzalez going the other way.
ManU this week: Bale will sign for 6Mill with Richardson going the other way on loan for the rest of the season. Silvestre and 14mill to be offered to Bayern for Hargreaves. Wes Brown to Bolton for 4mill. Fletcher to Rangers once Walter Smith is in place with Bentley coming in as a replacement from Blackburn. That will be it for January! #MuMick#
I work for wwfc and wish to inform fellow wolves fans of the transfers movements of heard of in recent weeks.
neil collins - sunderland - (permanant deal - total £300k
jack hobbs - liverpool (loan until the end of the end of the season.
david edwards and ben davies - both shrewsbury town (permanant deals - total £500k)
leon clarke - walsall (loan until the end of the season with view to £250k permanant transfer)
mark davies - walsall (loan until end of season)
Rangers. Let me first of all state that I'm NOT saying he is signing, however sources from Italy suggest that Rino Gattuso is keeping close tabs on the situation at Ibrox. Gattuso is an open admirer of Smith and recently become unsettled at AC Milan. It is understood that he would be 'interested' to hear from his old gaffer.
Rafael Benitez has been keeping a close eye on a young striker from australia naemd Metin Aliu he is the next big thing in Australia. Also Rafa is after David Villa he will sign in the summer not now after the sale of Peter Crouch to Newcastle United for $10m. These will both happen in the summer.
Stevie Thompson to be brought back from Cardiff for 1mil, Walter Smith feels he can cover for Boyd, Smith is also looking at potugese wonderkid JULIO, is only 16 and allready playing for the under 19's
Newcastle United will sign giles barnes for 2m, Wayne bridge will join for 6m, and metzelder will join for 5m. outs, luque will leave for 4.5m to villareal, no other players will be sold because of the injuries we have and no strikers will be joining the toon.
Pompey will sign
swp- chelski loan
eastwood- southend 2.5 mil
muntari- udinese 8 mil
richardson-manure 5 mil
smertin- dinamo moscow 1 mil
fernandes- benfica 7 mil
Brian wilson to join scunny from cheltenham soon
On the transfer list
Hammers news - SWP will NOT be coming to WHU, but don't be surprised to see Curbs bidding for Freddie Ljungberg, along with Lauren, this may involve swap deal for NRC.
Im a Villa fan and through my contacts at work I have been informed off a blue nose that Matty Upson is destined for the villa! 100% true.
Mascherano seen at Liverpool Univeristy (Scan department)last week, as part of medical. Expect News on this soon.
Everton might sign
Nugent - 2.5mil and davies
Scott brown 2-3 mil
Reo Coker - sawp beattie
beattie to either New Castle, Black burn, Carlton or West Ham
SWP (Loan), Darren Bent (Unknown Fee), Matty Upson (5Million), Wes Brown (Unknown Fee).
Carr (Pompey), Luque (PSV, Deportivo - Loan), Bramble (Fulham, Charlton), Carroll (Cardiff).
Parker is staying until he WANTS to leave doesn't seem anywhere near close. Do you really think Parker will go to West Ham to play 'Relegation football'? Espcially after the dreadful 6-0 thrashing by Reading? Parker is enjoying football in the UEFA cup at the moment, who's team finished above Fenerbache, Vigo, Frankfurt and the lame Italian team (Who beat West Ham)?. Thank You!
Sheff Utd News
Warnock will shock the knockers and sign maybe 4 players before the end of January. Kilgallon and Halford to help out the defensive problems.the midfield quality in which they need will be on the shoulders of of barry ferguson from Rangers. and up front take your pick from Billy Sharp( why ohh why indeed did Mr Warnock let that guy go when he so wants to play for his pride and joy team, just like Mr Warnock wants to manage his team)Ray Jones of QPR or don't be surprised by a cheeky bid for out of favour Cameron Jerome of Birmingham City.
if you want the truth then I think its time Mr Warnock went upstairs and left matters to Stuart MaCall maybe then players would come. sadly I think players are scared away by horror stories of Warnocks rants and team selection. "ASK BILLY SHARP"
finally if all else fails Danny Shittu wants a move up north I am sure we could find him a place in the team big guy big heart and wanting to play.
Everton squad 07/08
neville j.yobo j.lescott nuno valente
m.arteta n.reo-coker a.van der meyde(fit)
transfers summer 07:-
a.smith £5m man utd
n.reo-coker £3m+j.beattie whu
s.brown 2.5m hibs
n.butt free transfer newcastle utd
m.viduka free transfer middlesborough
j.barton 5.6m if butt transfer falls through.
out:-carsley 200k sunderland, g.naysmith 750k celtic, a.stubbs +d.weir backroom staff
r.wright 1m birmingham if promoted.
have to say this team looks good top 5 finish inevitable.
Cheltenham rightback brian wilson will join swindon town for a fee 15, 000 this week.