Football Rumours Archive January 11 2008


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At most Liverpool will complete two main pieces of business during the January transfer window, they will be Martin Skrtel and Javier Mascherano (Mascherano is not a dead cert though).

Benitez has some targets lined up for the Summer but there is so much uncertainty around the club that nothing should be expected at the moment. He's looking at:

Pasquale Foggia on a free transfer.

Gabriel Heinze.

David Silva.

  Edinburgh Rumours

Mixu Paatelanian's first signing will be Ian Murray from Norwich.

Hearts are to appoint Mark McGhee as Head Coach and first signings will be Bosmans, Barry Nicholson and Ross McCormack, Vlad hopes to get them to come in January with a little financial persuasuion to Motherwell and the Sheep.

  Celtic have a big signing planned for this January and it is not Faddy but Everton team mate Andy Johnson. the forward is unhappy with the lack of first team football.

However Celtic are going to lose the services of;

Arthur Boruc – AC Milan

Hesselink – Aston Villa

Nakamura – Spain somwhere

Caldwell – Birmingham, Wigan

Riordan – Aberdeen

Zurawski – Hibernian

  Andrew surman 2 Everton in Summer £4 million + nathan Dyer 2 mill

  I have hust heard from a mole inside Celtic that they will be anouncing the signing of Beni Mcarthy from Blackburn and the signing of koki mizuno, also central defender ariving on Monday after Balde's switch to Bolton, not sure of his name though.

The mole's pal.

  Hibernian Rumours

Hibernian are going to sign at least two new players this week Ian Murray of Norwich on loan and Colin Nish of Kilmarnock.

Hibernian may also make a move for Ian black of Inverness as he said he would like to play in Edinburgh someday. They will also sign Mika Aaritalo a forward from the club that mixu used to manage.

  Just heard a rumour that keegan was being flown down to the isle of wight to meet up with Ashley to agree coming home with Shearer his number 2. when I heard this I put a bet on at 25–1 withinten minutes his price has plummeted to 7–1 with ladbrokes. make of this what you wish but that would be a dream combination to unite everyone and bring back the entertainers.

  My dads mate is Evertons caretaker and he said that apparently Mikel Arteta is on his way out back to Spain and Cahill going to United with Fernandes taking his place in midfield.

  To "Gooner 4 life"

Lassana Diarra is quality, way better than Gilberto.

Gilberto will be on his way out, after Allardyce left Newcastle expect Lassana to stay at the Emirates.

  Glasgow Celtic FC Rumour

Gordon Strachan to finally complete the signing of Eidur Gudjohnsen fron FC Barcelona this weekend.

  Alan Curbishley has been quiet about his transfer targets for a reason.

There are six players on their way in January.

1 Argentinian: Nicolas Mazzola

2 Brazilians: Fred and Kerlon Moura Souza

1 Portuguese: Tiago Mendez

2 Englishmen: Joe Mattock and Giles Barnes

  Middlesbrough are keen to sign Paul Robinson from Tottenham. Meanwhile Tottenham boss Jaunde Ramos is keen to do his first business with former club Sevilla since leaving in signing keeper, Andres Palop who would cost a minimal fee at 34 years of age.

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  Rumours are the Hammers are after Giles Barnes from Derby and Fred from Lyon

  The Hammers to make offer from Lyon forward Fred. Berbatov will stay at Tottenham until the end of the season at least. Chelsea and Liverpool to both go for David Villa unless Rafa gets axed.

Jack W

  Rangers to sign larsen ( shalke) and go for loan deal for defeo as cousin is going to Fulham or Boro, also talk of boumsong coming back as replacement for Weir who is getting on a bit. my Uncle is a groundsman at Murray park and that is all the talk

big magoo the Gers,,,

  Dyego coelho will not be moving to Celtic as Celtic only wanted him on loan so he will not be moving. koki mizuno will hopefully be tied up by the end of the week the boy looks a real prospect. they will also try and bring in simunic from hertha berlin for around £3.5 million baldo looks to be going to Bolton and Celtic are in gor chivas goalkeeper think his name is brad guzan

3 In A Row Cmon The Celts

  Sheff United will sign Scott Griffiths the right back from Dagenham and Redbridge

  Newcastle's new manager will be Quique Flores OR maybe even Gary Johnson

  I have heard that Mike Asahley wants Keegan back at SJP with Shearer as number 2 however there is also talk about Gerrard Houllier on Mike's wishlist if Keegan cannot be tempted.

+ kjb+

  Man United have made a formal approach for Marseille midfielder Samir Nasri. At the moment I can not tell you the price or the reaction of Marseille, but it will not be made public unless the deal goes through

  I have heard from a realiable source that Celtic have a bid accepted for Everton player andrew johnson. I cannot say for sure the price but I think around 5–7 million will be the fee. it is however possible that vennegor of hesselink was part of the deal as it was rumoured that Everton were wanting to sign him.

d t g

  Newcastle will look to have a manager in place for the home game against Bolton next weekend. I know this as a fact. Ashley is in Hong Kong but has a hot line with Mort going. Mort first call today was to the agent of Jose Mourinho, however he declined. There next choice is Lippi who said he would consider it and said he would offer Alan Shearer the Assistant managers job.

Newcastle will also have the option to sign Lassana Diarra. The deal has been agreed, $5.5 million, and will go through if the new manager wants him.

Other names Ashley has on his list are, Mark Hughes, Harry Redknap and Martin Jol.

  To the jelous selik fan who posted a book on Rangers finances. what planet are you on. you must like the sound of your own voice buy the sounds of it. let me tell you Ibrox will be regenarated and we will fill it most weeks as it will let us reduce ticket prices. and anyway Rangers are the biggest club in Scotland and only the top 4 in England are bigger than us so do not worry about a wee debt trust me.

any way we will sign McCarthy in exchange for Cousin and also Gamst Pederson for £4 million and that is all

51 n counting

  Everton Transfer Rumours:


Manuel Fernandes (500 k loan deal until end of season)

Dan gosling (deal around 1 mil)

queresma (14 mil)

Wayne Routledge (3 mil)

Stuart Downing (5 mil)


Mcfadden (Celtic – 6 mil)

Van Der Meyde (2 million – AZ Alkmaar)

anichebe (loan to Preston)

ruddy (loan to Preston)

  Who ever the Sheff Wednesday fan was who said Mifsud will join them on loan, whatever you have been taking, I'll have some of it. He is going nowhere, not even a Premier League club. He has spoken out, saying he wants to see out to the end of his contract here in Coventry (another year and a half).

Coventry ins:

Jhon Viafara (Saints) £1 million

Wayne Routlege (Tottenham) loan

Bradley Johnson (possibly) (Northampton) 400 k

Kasper Schmeical (Manchester City) loan


Chris Birchall (St. Mirren) 200 k

Robert Page (Wrexham) 50 k

Wayne Andrews (Leyton Orient) 70 k

Kevin Kyle (Wolves) 500 k + Eastwood

  Celtic will not bing signing Coelho after he failed to impress on trial.

Bobo Balde in talks with a move to Bolton after fee accepted by Celtic.

Santi Ezquerro will not be coming to Celtic as Celtic will play against his club in the Champions League.

Alan Hutton will move to Man United in the Summer for around £8 million

Real Madrid will make a move for Ibrahimavic in the Summer as they look to make their big Summer signing


  Ronaldo of Man United will move to Real Madrid for 55 million but not this transfer window but in the Summer with this Robben will be moving the othe way for £21 million and kj Huntelar for 15 mill


  Boro Rumours:

Downing and Schwarzer to Tottenham for £4 million + Robinson

Alves to Middlesbrough for £14 million

Davies to West Bromwich Albion for £1 million

Boateng to stay

  Lets get it clear Berbatov will not move to United as Fergie will not fork out 35 million and start a bidding war with Chelsea just to get him, where as benzema, Huntelar and g Dos Santos are much more likely to be unveild also in defensive a bid will be made for Bayerns lham which will cost in the region of 10–15 million and can play both left and right full back positions with Glen jhonson being looked at to take the place of Neville when he retires and will cost 6–8 million finally expect a keeper to be brought in (not boufon or casilas as someone has said as these will cost 25+ million) expect ochoa or schmiChelsea as they are both young and both suitable for United, dave

  Celtic will try to get Senderos on loan as well as taking teenage congolese sweeper bijo kanu on trial.


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