Football Rumours Archive December 12 2007


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I work for Kicker Magazine in Germany. Although I have not got any specific names – yet – I can confirm through a colleague's source at FC Barcelona that the president there, Joan Laporta, is desperately looking for a top–tier goalkeeper. After Iker Casillas's performance at Bilbao on the weekend, he is convinced that the only thing separating Real from FC Barcelona is their goalkeeper. Peter Cech has already been linked with FC Barcelona, but he is also looking closely at:

– Manuel Neuer of Schalke 04

– Michael Rensing of FC Bayern Munchen

– Carlo Zotti of Roma

– Maarten Stekelenburg of Ajax Amasterdam

There are likely others, but I can confirm these names are on his shortlist.

  The guy who thinks that Chelsea will be able to sell Ben Haim back to Bolton for £4 million is kidding himself. Why buy back a player who turned down a new contract for a 4 Million pound fee.

Also the only position Chelsea will do any business on will be a forward for Drogba's absence. Expect no players to leave as Roman trusts Grant with his money so he will not need to sell to raise funds.

  Liverpool are to offload Momo, for £8 million to Juve, then they will spend a ridiculous (and I think theyr good.) £25 million on Javi Mascherano and Javi Martinez. Rafa will dissapoint the 70,000 other Liverpool managers by not signing a decent CB. And I personally think it will cost him his job as it's obvious and will probably cost them later in the season. For such a great manager he do not half make sum silly decisions. Espescially with his rotation of a winning team.

  Benitez will get his wish for more players once the Champions League money is secure after beating Marseille. If they do not Benitez will not get a penny until the Summer.

Targets for January will be:

CB: Garay (£10 mil) or

Richards (£21 mil) or

Taylor (£8 mil)

RB: Mendy (£6 mil) or

Onuhua (£6 mil) or

Boswinga (£7 million – only if Porto get knocked out of CL)

RW: Barnes (£6 mil) or

Quaresma (£16 million – only if Porto get knocked out of CL) or

Silva (£18 million – only if Valencia get knocked out of CL)

No one will be sold until the Summer but some youngsters will go out on loan. Expect some sneaky free transfers to be arranged too.

  I have these Chelsea transfers on good authority. as my Uncle is a security guard there.


Ballack– Ac Milan for £8 million. Summer

Shevchenko– Lyon in a swap for Benezma. Summer

Ben Haim– Link up with Sam allardyce at Newcastle in January. £2 million.

Ferreria– Will go to Valencia for £3 million. Summer


Modric– Seen as the long term replacement for Lampard. Will cost in excess of £20 million. Summer

Benezma– Swop for Shevchenko. Summer

Miguel– Will cost around 10 million, will be competition for belleti. Summer.

Drogba will not be leaving for anyone.

  I have found out the two winger targets that Sven has lined up the first is unlikely as Europes elite are interested in him– Luka Modric, Sven plans to channel his creative ability and flair into the wings. he will pay anything up to £20 million for hus services. The second target is Mark Bresciano, but that is the second option if the Modric deal falls through (which is likely). Jack303

  Rangers Rumours

It is certain that Boyd will go in January, Birmingham look the likeliest although there has been an enquiry by Bolton. McFadden and Stokes will not sign for Rangers, they are both life–long Celtic fans and are'nt what Walter is looking for. Buffel is on his way out at his own request – Teams in Holland and Germany are watching him. Charlie Adam may be on his way to another Scottish club –. Scouts from the Premier League will be watching Hutton against Lyon – if he performs well again I think we'll lose him – look out for a bid of 6 – £8 million from either Man United or Newcastle in January.

Rangers January transfers will depend on progression to the next round and the offloading of players. If we get £4 million for Boyd and £6 million for Hutton, Walter will be given £15 million to spend. If both players stay and we do not progress he will get £3 million which he will use to sign Webster and an unnamed French youngster that the Ibrox scouts have been watching for some time.


  Latest Liverpool Fc Rumours Straight from the horses mouth.

First off the rift between Rafa and the Americans has died down they are fully behind the Spanish tactician so all the rumours of him leaving are absoloute rubbish. Now for the January signings Liverpool will make a double swoop on Werder bremens ranks for Per mertersacker and Diego £22 million gbp who will take over from Sami hyypia and add the much needed competition for Carra and Aggers starting places also in January Rafa will get his man Kaladze coming in from Milan for £3 million that will be it for January leaving will be momo Italy or Spain 8–9 million Riise and Carson Villa £16 million combined fee lastly monster masch will sign perm six year 70 k a week deal watch and see peeps. The Anfield spy.

  Liverpool To Be Given Fiancial Backing In Jan


J Hobbs– Loan Coventry

Pennant £4 million– Aston Villa–Middlesbrough


Maxi Rodriquez £8 million

Garay £9–10 million

J. Martinez £4.5 million

To the guy who Said Liverpool Will be Landing M. Richards Dream on, I am a Liverpool Fan and would love Richards but would not leave CIty for any one except Arsenal who are rumored to sign him in Summer for around £17 million.

  To the person who posted the rumour about Gary Teale signing for Rangers I really hope your right. He's mince. As for Stokes and Miller "spearheading" – no chance, Miller will not return North just now and Stokes if not staying with Sunderland will possibly join Celtic. Rangers are in for a left–back and have asked Giovanni Van Bronkhurst if he would return. They will also listen to offers for Summer signing misfits Alan Gow and Kirk Broadfoot and may let them go on loan. Celtic will make bids for 2 full–backs, possibly Graeme Alexander or Graham Murty along with David Murphy. A centre–back may also be joining and I am told either Zander Diamond or at the other end of the scale Sammi Hyypia. Talks of Benni McCarthy and or Henrik Larsson are gathering pace.

  I am a Distant relation (second cousin on his mother's side) of Manchester City youngster Kelvin Etuhu. He tells me that Sven is extremely keen about French winger Rothen who is going to be available on a free due to contract disputes with Paris St. Germain earlier in the week. This along with the Brazilian duo of Alfonso Alves and Adriano will be the only transfer movement in to East Manchester this season. Moving the other way will be Rolando Bianchi and unsettled forward Samaras.

Leroy James

  Anton Ferdinand to Tottenham in the Jan transfer window.

  Hi guys

Sunderland have made an approach for Sean Davis of Pompey and Matt Taylor according to SAfc legend Gary Owers (Pompey football in community manager).

Leroy Lita will join SAfc to partner Jones in attack reminisent of Phillips and Quinn

also Keane to have another look at Afonso Alves (not a likely signing) as well as Fletcher of Man United. Mick Brown Sunderland chief scout looking at right wing cover over next moth to cover for Carlos Edwards

Evans Brown and Simpson all have been sounded out favourably to possible move to SOL

sesons greetings


  Why on earth would Scott Brown sign for Newcastle.

He's currently one of (if not the) star man at Parkhead, Celtic are through to the last 16 of the Champions League. If he goes anywhere it will be to Old Trafford and will not happen until the Summer. Fergie is a known admirer.

C'mon Lyon.

  Dead cert transfer is Lassana Diarra to Everton. This is from a top source at Arsenal. The fee and personal terms are already sorted out. Arsenal and Everton will complete as soon as the transfer window opens.

  Sunderland will sign Gary Speed from Bolton on loan until the end of the season.

Speed is keen to hook up with Roy Keane, with a view to joining the Black Cats coaching team once his playing career is over.

The move has been set up by Sunderland coach and friend of Speed, Ricky Sbragia, who has returned to the Black Cats as part of Keane's first team coaching set up.

Rumour has it, Keane will also try and lure Stelios from the Reebok, with right wing being a crisis area at the moment for the Stadium Of Light strugglers.

  With Kris Boyd likely to sign for Birmingham in the Transfer Window, Rangers will replace him with a loan move for Dave Nugent. Also George McCartney will be signed from the Hammers

  Arsenal – Djourou loan return

– escude (Sevilla) possibly

Man United – Anelka (possibly) otherwise no one

Chelsea – Defoe loan (Tottenham) to partner Sheva'

– Wes Brown (Man United) shock I know

– veloso (sporting) he is not going Man United

Liverpool – Crouch out/possibly Defoe


  Manchester City January Ins

Vagner Love CSKA Moscow £10 million

Daniel Carvalho CSKA Moscow £10 million

Diego Werder Bremen £12 million

Klaas Jan Huntelaar Ajax £12 million


Darius Vassel Wigan £2 million

Bernardo Corradi Palermo £1.5 million

  In January do not expect huge investment at Liverpool. If Rafa convinces G&H, Mascherano will sign for £17 million. The owners just want to make clear to Benitez that they do not want him to go public on boardroom matters. The whole "spat" has been blown out of proportion hugely. Rick Parry has told the owners that Mascherano is vital and very young and so can only be a good buy. Liverpool also need cover for centre back and this will come in the shape of Kakha Kaladze for £3.5 million. He is cup–tied for Europe but will provide good cover in the league for centre back and LB. There may also be a forward–young one, but this will only be if he is relatively cheap. Rafa wants an extra forward at Liverpool next season to replace Kuyt or Voronin (more likely) who is young and so if signed in January he can get used to the style of play and then start properly next season–that is Benitez's hope anyway.

I am a football analyst and have been working on Benitez for 6 months now–predicting signings and sales, body language etc. Do not think I am cocky for saying this. I just want you to believe it.

  In January Liverpool should have secured Kaladze for £3 million

Liverpool will then spend big in the Summer

David Villa – £29 million

Javier Mascherano – £17 million

Ezequiel Garay – £9 million

Guthrie will return from loan

Bouzanis will become first choice in the Reserves

Hobbs will get more of a chance

Kewell will get a new contract

Hyypia will get a new one year contract

Liverpool will also get rid of quite a few players:

John Arne Riise – £7 million

Dirk Kuyt – £10 million

Scott Carson – £10 million

Momo Sissoko – £9 million



matt Taylor (Portsmouth £4 million)

james Mcfadden (Everton £5 million)

Steve Finnan (Liverpool £2 million)

rob Jones (Hibernian £1 million)


Shunsuke Nakamura (Atletico Madrid £5.5 million)

Derek riorden (Birmingham City £3/4 million)

bobo Balde (Sunderland free)

Nicky riley (Falkirk loan)

teddy bjarnason (Falkirk loan)



barry robson (Dundee United £1 million)

kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers swap+ £1 million)

David Murphy (Hibernian £1.5 million)


daniel cousin (Bolton Wanderers swap)

Stevie Lennon (Burnley loan)

kris boyd (Birmingham £4.5 m)

  Ins for Tottenham at the January break include Albelda, Alves, Boruc, Parkhurst and young Brazilian sensation (previously linked to Man United) "Lenny"

  Reading FC are currently monitoring a long list of players, waiting to hear if any of them become available. These Players are:

Diego Benaglio

Federico Agliardi

Gary Cahill

Johan Djourou

Michael Mancienne

Chris Gunter

Michael Kightly

Andrew Surman

Didier Digard

Lee Cattermole

Chris Eagles

Nashat Akram

Danny Haynes

Pawel Brozek

Nicky Maynard

Victor Anichebe

  Arsenal will sell Jens Lehmann in January to German Team Hamburg for a Undisclosed Fee. Expect One Sriker to Sign Tresor Mputu. Mputu has had a trial at Arsenal and Wengers been talking about it on the official Arsenal Website. He's seen as a long term signing and knows Adebayor who's quated He would welcome him at Arsenal.

  Arsenal Rumours





Benzema or Ben Arfa (maybe delayed to Summer)





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  Arsenal Transfers

Arsene Wenger was extremely keen to sign Yoan Goufrann in the Summer but the signing failed to happen. Paris St. Germain are now reported to sign him but Caen still denie the deal and Caen Manager is now asking Arsene Wenger to sign him. the Interest for him has now been picked up again and it's now that Caen Manager wants the best for his young hitman and hope he ends up as a legend and want him to end his career with Arsenal not PSG. if 13 million Euros is placed down which is approximately £6.5 million you will see for the new year January 2008 Yoan Goufrann in an Arsenal No#14 shirt.

  Arsenal Transfers

Arsene Wenger will sign Tresor Mputu for £4 million

Daniel Parejo for £10 million

Yoann Goufran for £6 million and

Sotiris Ninis for £3 million.

  Liverpool's only signing in January will be Mascherano on a permanent deal. The only players leaving will be Carson and Le Tallec, both making their loan deals permanent as well.

In the Summer three new players will arrive:

Hart (Manchester City)/Garay (Racing Santander) and Rodriguez (Boca Juniors.

4 players with leave:


Also, Finnan and Hyypia will both sign one year extensions to their contracts.

I have all the above information from a very reliable source in the media.

  Chelsea will not be signing daniel gosling. I have spoke to him and he said he is not going anywhere for the time being.

also he is a Man United fan.

  Liverpool rumours: Expect Benitez to get the funds he desires come the Summer. January will see a move for a defender only. In the Summer Sissoko will leave, heading back to Valencia in a deal involving David Villa, Kuyt may also be included in the deal. Hyypia will leave in the Summer and could be part of a deal that brings Richards to Anfield, otherwise he will move abroad. Pennant will also leave in the Summer with his replacement likely to be Ricardo Quaresma. + MB+


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