Football Rumours Archive December 10 2008


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To whoever said nicky bailys leaving charlton for newcastle that's utter rubish nickys jus signed and to be honest hes not playing great so y would they want him? bothroyd will get the charlton job! signing mcanuff in exchange for ambrose and priskin will sign. jonjo shelvey is in talks with newcastle middleborough and sunderland as the 16 year olds a recognoseable talent! hes going far!
  Any Birmingham city transfer news?
  To the person who said Lennon and O'Hara + £5milion for Robbie Keane you must be joking as the Keane deal was due to be paid in installments so the scousers still owe £10million! Plus on current form Lennon must be worth at least £12million.
  Hi, I told you all a couple of weeks ago that Bernd Schuster would be sacked, and Ramos could be brought in. This has happened, and now expect Capel (and those I previously stated) to join. As a result, sevilla may try and get walcott from arsenal.
  With Ishmael Miller injured West Brom will bring in two new strikers in the transfer window. Some names already being talked about at the Hawthornes include:
David Nugent (Loan or permanent)
Vela (Loan)
Shola Ameobi
Vince Pericard
Marc Richards
James Beattie
Cameron Jerome
Vagner Love
  Several players will be leaving Newcastle in January. Owen and Given are definately on their way, other players likely to leave include N'Zogbia, Duff, Taylor, Butt, Viduka, Barton and Martins.
Players targeted by Kinnear include Rory Delap, Gavin McCann ( both ex mackems!), Emmanuel Eboue, Matthew Etherington, Ugo Ehiogu, Gomes ( if Given goes to Spurs, straight swap), Andrew Surman, Tommy Smith, Danny Shittu, Stern John, Marcus Bent, Leighton Baines and Marlon Harewood.
  Dean Windass will leave Hull in January, several teams are interested including Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forrest and West Ham.
  Ryan Babbel will be signing for Stoke on loan in January. The Potters will also sign Joe Ledley, Dean Whitehead and Boa Morte. On the way out of the Britannia Stadium will be Lawrence (Birmingham) Whelan (Wolves) Pericard (Hull) Sidibie (Arsenal) Buxton (West Ham) Pugh and Simonsen (both to Newcastle) and Cort (Blackburn)
  My cousin works for a solicitors firm in the N/E of England who have worked with S.A.F.C. in the past,& they are currently finalising the fine print on an 11 page managerial contract – with some very peculiar clauses inserted – which is to be reviewed tomorrow morning by a Mr Joel Cantona,& brother Eric.
There is a private jet booked in tomorrow to land at Durham Tees airport in the afternoon,& they will be taken to meet the S.A.F.C. board members along with a legal executive,a comissioner for oaths,& two other law solicitors.A legal conveyancor is also booked to accompany them on a visit to a £2.5M property which will be used in the brokering of the deal.
  Hearts will sell at least 5 top players in January. I have a very good contact within the 4 walls of Tynecastle and i can confirm deals are ALREADY in place for Laryea Kingston,Christophe Berra and Christos Karapidis to leave in January. Birmingham and Wigan have had bids accepted for Kingston with Berra going to most likely Fulham. (Sunderland have withdrawn a 3.5 million offer due to Keane leaving for Berra)

Sadly it won't end there at least another 4 regular 1st team players will leave (Zaliukas,Driver,Aguiar and Wallace.) paving the way for youngsters to step into the 1st team.

Csaba Lazslo has tried to bring in 2 of his fellow countrymen but there demands are more than HMFC can offer at the moment.

Sad times ahead for the suffering Jambos fans im afraid.
  Rafa isnt going to buy Owen, but is going to sign him for free in the Summer. Rafa has spoken to Owen who will not even consider a new offer from Newcastle, and Owen and his reps will speak to Liverpool in January about a pre–contract. Trust me, Rafa is willing to give him a second chance.

Full backs are the main priority for Rafa, but this will be in the Summer. He is looking to add home grown players to the squad, with Glen Johnson a definate possibility and Gareth Bale another, depending on whether Spurs are willing to sell or not. Gareth Barry will buy out the remainder of his Villa contract to push through a move to Liverpool, Alonso could still leave. Robbie Keane though, WILL NOT BE LEAVING, not in January or the Summer
  Ahh Mr. Bluenose, thank you for your comment. I would not claim to hate Doncaster Rovers, and I have to agree that Sean O'Driscoll is playing some decent stuff. I was simply in a bad mood after the play offs.

As for Beckford, who knows, do you have 2mil+ handy at the Keepmoat?

On to the rumours then
Chelsea: a new striker? I think this is very likely, despite Kenyon's claim that the club would make no signings until the summer. With Sahar surely off to Palace, the uncanny Nicholas Anelka and his funny goal celebration will need all the help they can get, and i don't think it will come from a certain Mr. Drogba. Either Franco Di Santo takes an almighty step, or the all–to–familiar Abramovic cheque book will have to be deployed. But can the Blues really afford the likes of Adriano, Fabiano or Benzema, with their financial situation?
Man City: a new striker? I really don't think so, and I'm very confused as to why they are being linked with David Villa, Luis Fabiano, Mario Gomez, Fernando Torres and Amr Zaki. Okay, Gomez is possible, as he can play on the wing, but the others are centre–forwards, and when I last counted, City already had plenty of strength in that department. No, Hughes has made it clear that defensive options are his target this January, and names mentioned include Wayne Bridge, Lassana Diarra, Pepe and Cristian Zápata, which are all perfectly plausible in my opinion, hint hint. For the hell of it, Roque Santa Cruz may make the switch too.
Bolton: a new striker? Attacking has been one of Gary Megson's issues this term, so expect an emphasis on signing one or two quality strikers to compliment Elmander this January. Ahh, who will it be though. . Ezquerro and Doyle?
Reading: a new striker? Sorry for the repeated question, but its a concern for multiple sides at the moment. Steve Coppell's men have been some of the most clinical finishers so far, and there is surreptitious yearnings from various sides to get at Kevin Doyle, Shane Long, Noel and Stephen Hunt and even Leroy Lita. Of course, The Royals won't give them up without a fight, but could still be in the market for a replacement should someone offer silly money for one of the above. Tommy Smith perhaps a target?
Leeds Utd: a new striker? Absolutely not, Leeds are the highest scoring team in all competitions this season. It's a shame that they leak almost as many as they score. Therefore, Jason Shackell could be a target in January, although don't be too suprised if Dominic Matteo (cringe) and Ian Harte make glorious returns to Elland Road. David Healy on loan however, is what im hearing? Id certainly give the green light for his glorious return aswell. What about Alan Smith, while we're at it. .

And just a quick word to the editor, when i said the Newcastle owner "supported" the club, i did mean financially, not as a football fan. A mistake entirely on my part.

This is Malcolm Shaffer
  "Walters finally going to start using his fringe players. GERSno1" This is true but only through necessity. To sum up: Rangers' debts are massive – hundreds of millions of pounds – and are hidden by David Murray's group (Murray owns a company that owns 100% of another company which has the majority share of Rangers FC) so no–one can tell what Rangers' debt actually is. The vast majority of Murray's loans are with the Bank of Scotland and were secured because of Rangers' property assets (i.e. Ibrox). Lloyds, if they take over HBOS, will want to balance the books and make profit so will want the debt paid back. This is what worries Murray and, as he does not want to lose Ibrox, he will never spend big on a manager ever again (Paul Le Guen) and future managers are likely to be promoted from within (Ally Mcoist almost certain to be the next Rangers manager) or will be cheaper Scottish managers.
"Will the rumours about Boydey ever stop? Why would Rangers sell the SPL's top scorer. Shankill Ally" Murray will sell any player that he can get a good price for (we've already seen that with Hutton and Cueller) and as soon as anyone offers good money for Boyd then Rangers will have no choice but to accept. Boyd may be "a bear through and through" but then we have already seen the exact same situation with Hutton. Rangers will not spend big transfer fees and will promote youth players rather than buying in players. John Fleck appears to be developing into a fantastic young footballer but he may be worth more to Rangers at another football club than at Rangers. Expect to see a few players leaving Ibrox in January. Could Rangers be the Scottish equivalent of Leeds? Andy
  Graeme Souness will be appointed Sunderland boss as early as Monday 15th December. Souness has held talks with Niall Quinn and will not be given £30million to spend in January don't believe newspaper talk. He will instead sell 3–4 players and recoup around £7 million and he will make Tugay of blackburn one of his first signings.
  Sunderland could wait and see what blackburn do with paul ince he could replace Roy Keane. quinn said they are in no hurry to appoint someone quinn could be holding on to make a bid to bring incy to the stadium of light.
  Graham Souness New Sunderland Manager.
Avram Grant New Blackburn Manager.
Sam Allaydyce New West Brom Manager.
Alan Curbishley New Charlton Manager.

Next Manager to be sacked will be Jim Magilton of Ipswich with John Collins replacing him.
  Barca have agreed to let Sylvinho talk to Celtic. He will definitely sign in January. This is fact, lock it in.
  Yeovil Town will give a trial to 15 year old forward Charlie Dart, with a view to signing him. Dart plays for Dulwich Hamlet U16's and was once on the books at chelsea.
  Who do Charlton need as there new manger
big sam
which players will charlton buy in the jan
burton free
primus 1 million
brown 1 million
mckavliey free
who will sell
varney 3 million
zheng 3 million
  Hull City January Transfer Rumours
Kamil Zayatte (Young Boys)–Undisclosed Fee
Paul McShane (Sunderland)–£1.5m
Nedum Onuoha (Manchester City)–Undisclosed Fee
Carlos Vela (Arsenal)–loan

Wayne Brown (Wolves)–£400,000
Bryan Hughes (Charlton)–loan
Caleb Folan (Nottingham Forest)–loan
John Welsh (Tranmere)–£150,000
Tony Warner (Coventry)–loan
  – Liverpool Football Club Transfer Activities –

There will not be to much transfer activity at Liverpool over the next month or so as basically we do not have the cash to splash, and as we are still top of the league and still in the champions league there is also no need to. Just to put things straight players like Xabi Alonso, Robbie Keane, Andrea Dossena, Lucas Leiva and Ryan Babel will not be leaving Liverpool anytime soon. Rafa has stated clearly for all you people who don't listen that summer signings Robbie Keane and Andrea Dossena still have a big part to at Liverpool and will not be shipped out five months after being brought in. On the other hand Rafa has put all his faith into Lucas Leiva to have a bright and long future at Liverpool. Rafa has also scrapped his previous ideas of selling Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso to raise funds to buy new players as he thinks that Xabi has been one of the reasons for the clubs great start to the season. Ryan Babel who recently had a requested loan move to his former club Ajax rejected, has starting playing and playing well with a great header against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night. The only players that will be leaving are Charles Itandje and Jermaine Pennant, Itandje will be moving abroad and Pennant will be moving to a mid–table Premier league team, but not sure who. If there is anyone coming in in January it will not be a big sigining, like some of you have been suggested.

  Expect 3 new players at the champions,
a left back, a goalie & a forward, sadly though not the quality that we need.

Players out
Naka – a waste of a shirt in most games.
maybe one or two fringe players on loan.

King Artur will not be going anywhere due to his form ( drinking habits!!)
  Manchester City will now join the race for Gremio starlet DOUGLAS COSTA, he has a 21million pound release cause and man city are willing to face competition from manchester united,arsenal and tottenham.
Larsson to rejoin martin o'neill at aston villa for the rest of his career.
Expect shock move for JO to go back to CSKA, after hughes being disappointed with teh young brazillians form despite his lack of chances.
Don't be suprised if there is a london move for William Gallas to Tottenham. Gallas, is demanding such a high wage bill, which may turn spurs away from the french defender.
Arsenal also linked with gremio midfielder RAFAEL CARIOCA. This player is only younger and wants to a move to a english team.
Also, everton's van der meyde, to go on loan to bristol city.
  I was told by a former player with close links to the club, that Manchester City are lining up a £17.5 million bid for Real Madrid Argentinian international midfielder Fernando Gago, when the january transfer window opens. Although he is still in favour at Real Madrid it is likely that Man City are prepared to offer him a higher salary and a higher role in the team.
  Fernando Torres is back in Spain receiving treatment on his leg, while he's there i understand there may be a heart to heart with Sergio Aguero. Persuasive talk is sometimes all you need to sway a player in the right direction. Torres is in the right place at the right time to speak to a couple of his comprada's. But at the moment we only need one. Rafa has spoken about Lucas and has put us all in our place, in RAFA we trust.
  Expect Newcastle to sell several top players in January and can expect around four new faces.

From what i've been told the players that have been put on the transfer list are:
S.Given (He want's to go)
M.Owen (Only 6months left on his contract)
S.Ameobi (Only 6months left on his contract)
N.Butt (Only 6months left on his contract)
M.Viduka (Only 6months left on his contract)
S.Harper (Only 6months left on his contract)

Joe has put together a shortlist of six players and they are:
Denilson – Will be a loan deal.
J.Arne Riise – Will be a loan deal.
T.Graveson – Would be a free transfer.
B.Balde – Would be a free transfer.
M.Sidibe – Been quoted £1million by Stoke.
S.Bywater – Been quoted £500K by Derby.

Also been told Newcastle will have to pay £9million to Real Mallorca for compensation for Jonas Gutierrez.
  A lot of transfers will be takin place this january.Certain clubs will buy but quite a number of clubs will sell.

A list of possible Transfers:

1.Tuncay Sanli to chelesa 8M
2.Douglas Costa to Man Utd 6.5M
3.Glenn Johnson to Spurs(may be a swap deal involving Alan Hutton)

Newly appointed Juande Ramos has expressed interest in signing Bently and Lennon from spurs and Drogba from chelsea.

Chelsea will not sign any one except Tuncay in january and Ben Sahar will also be given more opportunities.

Yossi Benayoun will be a red till the summer and decide on his future the. Babel will look to move to either Madrid or Arsenal who hav both expressed interest.

Man city will sign Estban Cambiasso from inter and Michael Johnson of city will move to Newcastle where he will get more opportunities.

Gudjohnsen will move to aston villa on loan. if that deal does not happen , then villa will sign larsson from Heisenborgs.

Finally Chelsea will offer irresistable wages which will attract Thiago silva and Ivanovic will move to Juve. Spurs will sign Stephen Appiah

Most of these will happen

  Not a large overhaul at the Emirates in January but a few key changes to take place. This is not wishful thinking, it is fact that Bendtner will be leaving, Everton have been linked due to there striker crises however don't be surprised to see him go to Munich as a replacement for the imminent departure of Podolski, who will be moving to the highest bidder which at this stage could be up to 5 English Clubs (asenal/kop/Villa/City/chelsea)Everton won't sign him as European Fball is key. The destination of Gallas is up to the player, wenger couldn't be happier with gallas recent performances since being stripped of armband, however expect possible departure of Djourou if Gallas stays, Wenger is keen to add a new cb and needs to offload one first. Van Buyten has been mooted or even Zapata of Udinese. Simpson will go out on loan to Stoke/WBA in Jan. With Rosicky out until the spring a left sided play will DEFINATELY be signed, wilshere needs one more season, expect bids for Babel, Silva or Ben Arfa even a possibility of Ribery as we will bring in one top player. Up front all depends on Eduardo's recovery, if he doesn't come back as strongly as expected there will be a bid for Diogo of Olympiakos and then Vela will look for alot of first team next year. Adebayor will leave for one of AC, Barca, Madrid, Juventus in the summer when Wenger will bid to bring Etoo (Long term Target), talk of Henry is rubbish and he is having a strong season in spain. Wenger will keep tabs on Defour, witzel, Toure and expect the signing in Jan of Felipe Melo of Fiorentina or Miguel Veloso of Sporting. Wenger is also considering a move for Piatti of Almeira in spain, the young Argentinian is attracting alot of interest from Europes Elite and if a move isn't made in Jan he will move in Summer.

Rangers will strengthen the push for the title by bringing in centre–half Tonel from Sporting Lisbon for around £2m and Peter Lovenkrands WILL return from Schalke 04 for a nominal fee as his contract is up in the summer.

At the same time Gers will also move to free up some wages by moving on some of the fringe players, these are likely to include; Darcheville, Burke, Hemdani, Stevie Smith (loan), Dailly, possibly Adam.
McCulloch will move to Stoke City if a fee can be agreed between the clubs.
Bougherra will move to Marseille if, as expected an offer of around £5m is tabled. If this happens Gers will then move to sign Berra from Hearts in a £2m deal to partner Tonel at the back.

Mark 'Mucks' Whelan
  Actually a club can be singular or plural. .it depends upon people. .both is/are are right. .

and some Man United news:
United will sign Tevez permanently. .he recently has taken part in Man united's new sponsors advertisement. United would never have sent Tevez to do the ad if they won't sign him permanently.

And these deals are likely to be happened in the summer:::
Benzema to United for .
LLorente to Liverpool.
Di Maria/Capel to Real Madrid
Veloso to United
Yaya Toure to Arsenal
Iniesta to Chelsea
Hamsik to Chelsea
Lavezzi to Chelsea
Podolski to Citeh
Lahm to Liverpool
Chamakh to Arsenal
Ben Arfa to Citeh
Moutinho to Barcelona
Giovinco to Arsenal
And C.Ronaldo to Barca
and Messi to United. .
  Great to see some of the rumours flying around
at start of season i said some big clubs could be introuble.west brom already down blackburn
willl follow and probably never seen in prem again
black cats are hanging on hull already safewho most expeted to go back down bought very wisely
so should have money to invest for nextseason
tic do not need to strenghten league already won
guranteed champs league failure next season
but hey 12 mill in bank that's the priceof failure
rangers have got to sell to survive

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